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Qieyang Shenjie, also known as Qieyang Shijie is a Chinese race walker. She was born in Haiyan, Haibei T.A.P, Qinghai province, and her family are herders. She won silver medal in the Women's 20 km walk race in 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She is the first ethnic Tibetan to compete and win a medal in the Olympics
Rope Climbing (was an Olympic event from 1896 to 1932. The 1896 rope climbers were judged not only on how fast they made it to the top, but on the style with which they did it. Talk about subjective. All events after that judged on speed only, however, and whoever made it to the top of a 25-foot rope won. The most impressive win was probably in the 1904 St. Louis games, when American George Eyser, a gymnast, took the event, despite having a wooden leg. The first Olympic rope climbing event—appearing at the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896—was also the most intense. The rope was 14 meters high, just shy of 46 feet. It would never again come close to that height, with the next-highest Olympic rope climb ever contested coming in more than 13 feet shorter. The 1896 competition originally had to be postponed due to darkness, but when it was brought back the next morning, a whole five people showed up to compete. The Zhaoqing Challenge Cup vault final owes it so much. Only the two Greek competitors fully completed the rope climb, with Nikolaos Andriakopoulos taking first place in 23.4 seconds. Standings were supposed to be based on both time and style, but sadly the rules for how style was evaluated have not survived)
The 1986 event....................
Calling it a night.............................
Skateboarding is a sport that will make its debut in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021. It is a sport that involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard.
The Skateboarding will perform both male and female in the park and street. The street will be designed in such a way as it will replicate the street skating with ramps, stairs, and rails. That’s how it will be a testing time for riders to utilize their tricks at the most. The game will permit athletes to skate individually on three-time runs. And thus, it will be analyzed and scored based on the difficulty of their tricks, height, speed, and ingenuity.
12-year-old Sky Brown is set to become Britain's youngest ever summer Olympian after being named in its skateboarding team for the upcoming Tokyo Games. Brown, who is ranked third in the world, will compete in the women's park event this summer as skateboarding makes its debut as an Olympic sport.
Pita Taufatofua (is a Tongan taekwondo practitioner and skier who lives in Australia. Taufatofua became widely known after footage of his appearance at the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics oiled and shirtless went viral. He was flagbearer for Tonga in both the 2016 Olympics and 2018 Winter Olympics)
During the parade, he wore nothing but a ta?ovala (a Tongan mat which is wrapped around the waist), with his face and torso appearing noticeably shiny....................
Taufatofua learned cross country skiing in order to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics.................
In April 2019, it was reported Taufatofua would attempt to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics, this time in sprint canoeing. He told the BBC, "It's a sport that's close to my heart as it's what my ancestors did for thousands of years when they colonised the Polynesian islands." Taufatofua hoped to qualify for the one-man (K-1) 200-metre kayak event. At the World Canoe Sprint Championships in Hungary in August 2019, Taufatofua finished last in his opening round heat. In order to qualify for the 2021 Olympics, he would have had to win the K-1 200-metre event at the Oceania continental qualifier in February 2020. That attempt was unsuccessful.
However, in February 2020, he qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympics for taekwondo, after winning gold in the M+80 kg, his second Olympic competition for the sport.
It is unknown whether he will once again be the flag bearer for Tonga, tune in Friday, July 23 for the Olympics' opening ceremony to find out...........................
********Breaking news..........................Pita Taufatofua will be Tonga’s flag bearer again. This time he will not be alone, Malia Paseka (Tonga's first female Olympian to compete in Taekwondo) will be joining him..........
Taking a break...................
The United States is the only country in the world to have hosted the Summer Olympic games four times - 1904, 1932, 1984, and 1996. And it is scheduled to hold a fifth Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in 2028.
1904 St. Louis - Games of the III Olympiad
1932 Los Angeles - Games of the X Olympiad
1984 Los Angeles - Games of the XXIII Olympiad
1996 Atlanta - Games of the XXVI Olympiad
2028 Los Angeles - Games of the XXXIV Olympiad
Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player. A former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, Williams is generally regarded as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis . has medaled five times including winning four gold medals and one silver. She has competed in the last five Olympic Games. After her first-round singles win at Wimbledon on Tuesday, she was asked if she'd play in doubles or mixed doubles in Tokyo.
Wilma Rudolph becomes first American woman to win 3 Gold Medal at one Olympics (Rudolph was an American sprinter, won three gold medals, in the 100- and 200-meter individual events and the 4 x 100-meter relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games)
Winning the 100-yd dash..................
1977 TV movie, also starred a young Denzel Washington...................
Rudolph was born prematurely to Blanche Rudolph at 4.5 pounds (2.0 kg) on June 23, 1940, in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee (now part of Clarksville). She was the twentieth of 22 siblings from her father Ed Rudolph's two marriages
Rudolph suffered from several early childhood illnesses, including pneumonia and scarlet fever, and she contracted infantile paralysis (caused by the poliovirus) at the age of five. She recovered from polio but lost strength in her left leg and foot. Physically disabled for much of her early life, Rudolph wore a leg brace until she was twelve years old. Because there was little medical care available to African American residents of Clarksville in the 1940s, Rudolph's parents sought treatment for her at the historically black Meharry Medical College (now Nashville General Hospital at Meharry) in Nashville, Tennessee, about 50 miles (80 km) from Clarksville. For two years, Rudolph and her mother made weekly bus trips to Nashville for treatments to regain the use of her weakened leg. She also received subsequent at-home massage treatments four times a day from members of her family and wore an orthopedic shoe for support of her foot for another two years. Because of the treatments she received at Meharry and the daily massages from her family members, Rudolph was able to overcome the debilitating effects of polio and learned to walk without a leg brace or orthopedic shoe for support by the time she was twelve years old.
Due to her astonishing speed she was hailed throughout the world as “the fastest woman in history”. They said, ‘Don’t blink. You might miss her. And that would be a shame.’ The Italians nicknamed her La Gazzella Nera (“The Black Gazelle”); to the French she was La Perle Noire (“The Black Pearl”); and back home she was called the Tennessee Tornado.
When Wilma returned from Rome, the Governor of Tennessee Buford Ellington planned to head her welcome home celebration. However Rudolph refused to attend a segregated event. Due to this her homecoming parade and banquet were the first fully integrated municipal events in her hometown Clarksville.
Wu Xiaoxuan - is a female Chinese sports shooter who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics, where she won the gold medal in the women's standard small-bore rifle 3x20 competition. Wu is the first Chinese female athlete to win an Olympic gold medal.
Yoyogi National Stadium (was constructed to stage the aquatics and basketball competitions for the Tokyo 1964 Games. The arena is famous for its suspension roof design, and has earned a glowing international reputation. The stadium underwent refurbishing for the 2020 Olympic Games)
The swimming/diving area for the 1964 Olympics, the smaller building in the picture above held the basketball events..............
For 2020 it will be used for handball, badminton and wheelchair rugby (for the Paralympics).................
Zhou Jihong - is a Chinese diver who won the first gold medal for Chinese diving. At her first Olympic Games in 1984, she won the gold medal in the 10 meter platform event. This is the first gold medal for Chinese diving.