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PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Jul-26

Xiao Qin is a male Chinese gymnast. He specializes in the horizontal bar and parallel bars, but is best known for his work on the pommel horse for which he has won Olympic, world, national, East Asian Games, and World Cup titles. He joined the Chinese National Team in 1999 and is part of the People's Liberation Army+

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"Yifter the Shifter" (Miruts Yifter was an Ethiopian long-distance runner from Tigray and winner of two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics. Yifter irritated his competitors, shifting between positions throughout the race, before mistakenly using his final gear in the penultimate lap. He would soon earn the moniker “Yifter the Shifter” for his ability to change speeds so rapidly in races)

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Miruts Yift was the subject of much criticism during Ethiopia's former military regime, especially for not winning gold medals at the Munich Games, and he was thrown into jail upon his return home. He was soon released but left Ethiopia in 2000 for Canada.

At the Moscow Olympics, part of the mystery surrounding Yifter was the question of his age, which was reported to be between 33 and 42. Yifter refused to give a definitive answer, telling reporters:

"Men may steal my chickens; men may steal my sheep. But no man can steal my age."

The most common versions of his date of birth are 1 January 1938 or 15 May 1944

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Jul-26

Zhong Tianshi is a Chinese track cyclist. She represented her nation at the 2012, 2014 and 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. In 2015, she became world champion in the team sprint and won bronze in the sprint. Zhong competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

File:Zhong Tianshi 2016-08-16.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Incheon, South Korea. 20th Sep, 2014. Zhong Tianshi (L) and Gong Jinjie of  China pose on the podium during the awarding ceremony of Women's Team  Sprint competition of cycling track at the

Round 6......................

Ancient Olympic Games (were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave them a mythological origin. The first Olympic Games are traditionally dated to 776 BC. The games were held every four years, or Olympiad, which became a unit of time in historical chronologies. They continued to be celebrated when Greece came under Roman rule, 2nd century BC. Their last recorded celebration was in AD 393, under the emperor Theodosius I, but archeological evidence indicates that some games were still held after this date. The games likely came to an end under Theodosius II, possibly in connection with a fire that burned down the temple of the Olympian Zeus during his reign)

My summer vacation is over, off to work...........................

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Jul-26

The Beijing National Aquatics Centeralso officially known as the National Aquatics Center, and colloquially known as the Water Cube , is an aquatics center at the Olympic Green in Beijing, China.

Beijing National Aquatics Center - Wikipedia

File:Beijing National Aquatics Centre 2016 October.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Centennial Olympic Park Bombing (was a domestic terrorist pipe bombing attack on Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 27, 1996, during the Summer Olympics. The blast directly killed one person and injured 111 others; another person later died of a heart attack. It was the first of four bombings committed by Eric Rudolph. Security guard Richard Jewell discovered the bomb before detonation and began clearing spectators out of the park)

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Calling it a night...................

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Jul-27

Deodoro Stadium is a temporary stadium at Deodoro Modern Pentathlon Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stadium hosted rugby sevens and modern pentathlon events during the 2016 Summer Olympics. The stadium served as the venue for the seven-a-side football at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Features, interviews and opinion from Sports Management magazine: Rio  Olympics: Theatres of dream – an in-depth look at the Rio venues where  history will be made

Eventing (is an equestrian event where a single horse and rider combine and compete against other competitors across the three disciplines of dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. This event has its roots in a comprehensive cavalry test that required mastery of several types of riding. The competition may be run as a one-day event, where all three events are completed in one day or a three-day event, which is more commonly now run over four days, with dressage on the first two days, followed by cross-country the next day and then show jumping in reverse order on the final day. Eventing was previously known as Combined Training, and the name persists in many smaller organizations. The term "Combined Training" is sometimes confused with the term "Combined Test", which refers to a combination of just two of the phases, most commonly dressage and show jumping)

Off to work.................................

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

Jul-27

Félix Savón Fabre is a retired Cuban amateur boxer, who competed from 1980 to 2000. Considered one of the all-time greatest amateur boxers, he became three-time Olympic gold medalist, and the World Champion six times in a row, all in the heavyweight division.

Felix Savon in Jail, Allegations of Sexual Assault of a Minor - Boxing News

156 Félix Savón Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty Images

Fortune Gordien (was an American discus thrower and shot putter who set four world records in the discus throw. He competed in this event at the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics and placed third, fourth and second, respectively)

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1956 Olympics.................

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Went to the University of Minnesota and inducted into the MN Sports Hall of Fame in 1958......

Bronko Nagurski, Walt Hoover and Fortune Gordien

In the 1950s, Gordien had a few minor roles in films and TV series, including The Cisco Kid (1950), The Egyptian (1954), Not for Hire (1959) and North to Alaska (1960).........................

With Jean Simmons in The Egyptian....................

Fortune Gordien and Jean Simmons 1954.jpg

Calling it a night..................................

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