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"Splash and Dash" (nickname for the 50m Freestyle race in swimming)
Tonight the race was won by Caeleb Dressel of the US with an Olympic Record of 21.07 seconds...............
Caeleb won 5 Gold Medals at this Olympics (3 individual, 2 relay). He joins Mark Spitz, Eric Heiden, Matt Biondi and Michael Phelps to win 5+ Gold Medals at one Olympics.
Michael Phelps did it 3 times.............
Calling it a night........................
There are no fewer than 51 Olympic medallists in that group, with a further 22 reserve athletes heading to Japan. More than half will be competing at their first Games, with just 122 returning athletes.
It’s also the first time a British team features more women than men, with 201 female athletes across the 27 sports.
Uneven Bars (is an artistic gymnastics apparatus. It is made of a steel frame. The bars are made of fiberglass with wood coating, or less commonly wood. The English abbreviation for the event in gymnastics scoring is UB or AB, and the apparatus and event are often referred to simply as "bars". The bars are placed at different heights and widths, allowing the gymnast to transition from bar to bar. A gymnast usually adds white chalk to the hands so that they can grip the bar better)
When I was way younger I remember doing routines on those old wood uneven bars, amazing what the athletes can do now..................
Suni Lee won the Bronze Medal today on the Uneven Bars....................
Off to work........................
Now I'm calling it a night..........................
Valentina Rodini - is an Italian rower. She competed in the women's lightweight double sculls event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and won gold medal in the same event at 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Her partner in the Tokyo Olympics was Federica Cesarini.
Valentina on the left
Owen Wright (born 16 January 1990) is an Australian professional surfer on the World Surf League (formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals) Men's . Bronze medal Tokyo Olympics.
Liu Xiang (is a Chinese former 110 meter hurdler. Liu is an Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion. His 2004 Olympic gold medal was the first in a men's track and field event for China)
Alison Young is a British sailor. She competed in the Laser Radial class event at the 2012 Summer Olympics where she placed 5th. At the 2016 Laser World Championships, she won gold in the laser radial class and in doing so became the first British woman to become world champion in a solo Olympic dinghy class.
Zika Virus epidemic during the 2016 Rio Olympics (An outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil raised fears regarding its potential impact on athletes and visitors. To prevent puddles of stagnant water that allow mosquitoes to breed, organizers announced plans to perform daily inspections of Olympic venues. Zika virus transmission was also attributed to inefficient sewage treatment in the area, an issue that was also in the process of being addressed for the Games. In May 2016, a group of 150 physicians and scientists sent an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), calling upon them to, according to co-author Arthur Caplan, have "an open, transparent discussion of the risks of holding the Olympics as planned in Brazil". The WHO dismissed the request, stating that "cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics [would] not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus", and that there was "no public health justification" for postponing them. Some athletes did not attend the Games because of the epidemic. On 2 September 2016, however, the World Health Organization reported that there were no confirmed cases of Zika among athletes or visitors during the 2016 Olympics)
Off to work..........................
Aquatics Centre London
Despite not being the main venue, Zaha Hadid’s creation essentially took home the gold during the London Summer Olympics.
It wasn’t until the competition was over that the structure could be viewed the way it was originally meant to be seen. Removing the two wing-like seating structures revealed a dramatically swooping roof. The stadium was inspired by water in motion, and blends harmoniously with its surrounding river landscape.
850,000 tiles cover the floors, pools, and changing facilities. Springboards, diving platforms, and the cluster of towers are made of concrete, formed and cast onsite. Interestingly, a by-product of steel production was recycled and added to the materials, which reduced the necessary concrete by half.
Round 7 ...
Beijing 2008 - The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events (one event more than those scheduled for the 2004 Summer Olympics). This was the first time China had hosted the Summer Olympic Games, and the third time the Games had been held in East Asia, following the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. These were also the second Summer Olympic Games to be held in a communist state, the first being 1980 Summer Olympics in the Soviet Union (present day Russia).
Athletes from China won the highest number of gold medals of any nation at these Games, with 48, thus making China the seventh nation to rank top in the medal table in the history of the modern Olympics, along with the United States (fifteen times), France (in 1900), Great Britain (in 1908), Germany (in 1936), the Soviet Union (six times), and the Unified Team (in 1992).
The reverse side of the medals of the 2008 Summer Olympics: silver (left), gold (center), bronze (right). Each medal has a ring of jade.