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Mary Lou Retton - is an American retired gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States. Her gold medal win was historic as Retton was the first American woman to win the all-around gold medal in Olympic gymnastics.
Served as a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 2004
Gable Stevenson (is an American freestyle and folkstyle wrestler who competes at heavyweight. In freestyle, Steveson claimed the 2020 Summer Olympic Games gold medal after defeating three-time and reigning World Champion Geno Petriashvili in the finale, and defeating defending Olympic champion Taha Akgül earlier in the tournament. He is also the reigning Pan American Continental champion, and was a three-time age-group World Champion)
Backflip after winning......................
He won the Gold Medal as time expired..........................
Gable is thinking of a career in the MMA or the WWE. He is from Apple Valley, MN
Jim Thorpe - was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe was the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States in the Olympics. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won two Olympic gold medals in the 1912 Summer Olympics (one in classic pentathlon and the other in decathlon). He lost his Olympic titles after it was found he had been paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics, thus violating the contemporary amateurism rules. In 1983, 30 years after his death, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) restored his Olympic medals with replicas, after ruling that the decision to strip him of his medals fell outside of the required 30 days. Thorpe is to date listed as co-champion in both the decathlon and pentathlon events according to official IOC records.
Unitard debuts at the Olympics (German Women's Gymnastic Team debuts full-length unitards at Olympics in stand against "sexualization in gymnastics")
While the gymnasts' outfits comply with the rules of the International Gymnastics Federation, other teams have faced opposition to attempts to wear more modest competitive clothing. Ahead of the Games last week, the Norwegian women's beach handball team was fined for violating a wardrobe requirement when they opted for shorts rather than bikini bottoms. The team is facing a fine of $1,766.83, which comes to $176.74 per person. The singer Pink offered to pay the fine, however it was paid by the Norway Handball Federation.
Calling it a night.......................
The Vicente Suárez Shooting Range was a temporary firing range constructed in Campo Militar 1 for the 1968 Summer Olympics. During those games, it hosted all of the shooting events, the first time the competitions took place at the same location since 1928. It also hosted the shooting part of the modern pentathlon competition.
Water Motorsports (At the 1908 Summer Olympics, three motorboat racing events were contested. Various sources refer to the sport as "water motorsports", "motor boats", and "power boating". The 1900 and 1908 Summer Games were the only ones to feature motorized sports. The IOC has never decided which events were "Olympic" and which were not)
The open class was scheduled to take place on the first day of competition, 28 August. Two boats, Wolseley-Siddely and Dylan, began the race. Dylan abandoned the race partway through the first lap, with Wolseley-Siddely finishing first before the weather became too severe to continue the race.
A second attempt to run the event took place the next day after the other two races had been completed. Wolseley-Siddely again started, this time against Camille (the only French boat to take part in competition). Wolseley-Siddely ran aground on a mud spit, leaving Camille to finish alone for the gold medal.
Wolseley-Siddely in heavy weather..............
The oldest motorboat still afloat in Europe, which was used in the 1908 Olympics, at one time lay neglected in a Thames boatyard for 14 years - but it has now found its sea legs again after a major renovation. The wooden 'trials boat', which was snapped up for a mere £400 four years ago, has been lovingly restored to its former glory. It now has an estimated value 1,000 times that amount at £400,000. The 25ft-long vessel, believed to have been built by boatmakers Thornycroft in 1902, was purchased by and restored for transport collector Wint Taylor. 'Fixitor', named by previous owner Michael Hawkins in 1949 after joking to 'fix it or leave it', because it required so much restoration work back then...........
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Xu Yanmei - is a female Chinese diver. At Seoul Olympics, won a gold medal in platform (1988); placed 1st in platform at Asian Games (1990) and 1st at FINA World Cup (1987); became an international diving referee. She was inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame (2000).
Xu Yanmei from Team China in the Womens Platform Diving Finals at the 1988 Olympic Games. She is the gold medal winner in this event. She had won the World C...
Chen Ying (is a female Chinese sports shooter who won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She set an Olympic record with a score of 793.4. She won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics)
Calling it a night............................
Zach Apple - is an American professional swimmer who specializes in the sprint freestyle events. He currently swims for DC Trident in the International Swimming League. He won his first Olympic gold medal in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics, swimming in the prelims and the final of the event, and later in the same Olympic Games won a gold medal and helped set a new world record in the 4x100-meter medley relay, swimming the freestyle leg of the relay in the final.
Round 10.....................the Olympic Flame is about to be extinguished
Athena and Phevos (were the official mascots of the 2004 Summer Olympics. The names of the two mascots are a reference to two gods of Olympus: “Phevos” is another name for Apollo, the god of light and music; Athena is the goddess of wisdom and protector of the city of Athens. The two mascots thus symbolize the link between Ancient Greece and the Olympic Games of the modern era. Phevos and Athena are brother and sister. They owe their strange shape to a typical terracotta doll in the shape of a bell from the 7th century BC, the “daidala”. They symbolise the pleasure of playing and the values of Olympism. The choice of a brother and sister was deliberate: they embody the unity of men and women, through equality and brotherhood. Phevos wears a blue tunic to recall the sea and the color of the Games emblem, while Athena is in orange to evoke the sun)
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