Chloe Kim: At the age of 17, Kim made Olympic history this past February when she became the youngest woman to medal in snowboarding. The athlete earned the biggest score of the competition, 98.25, during the women's halfpipe event, earning a gold medal. Since the sporting event, Kim has become one of the most popular athletes in the world, even her family is famous now! "My grandma was really stoked," she told E! News after the Winter Games. "Apparently my aunt played videos of me at the Olympics at their church and now she's just super popular. Everyone loves my grandma. She's getting asked for interviews by the Korean media and she's hyped. She's loving life." Kim, who turned 18 in April,
COLUMBIA, MD — A Columbia woman won a gold medal at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. She brought home the gold in swimming and said she was inspired by another great Maryland athlete. Jena Jones was one of nine Howard County Special Olympians who traveled to the national games this month in Seattle, Washington. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games ran from July 1 to 6. It brought together 3,000 athletes to compete in 14 sports, according to organizers. Jones won the gold medal for the 100-meter backstroke event at the 2018 games, according to Fox 45, which reported she also swam her way to three silver medals. She was inspired by fellow swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of
It took me far too long to figure out the logistics of Sonic Mania Plus' new Encore Mode. I had breezed through multiple zones with nothing more than a single ally by my side (Sonic the Hedgehog, as I was Ray the Flying Squirrel), and then by one silly mistake, I lost Ray. I lost all my rings, got hit by another foe before I could get more rings, and that was the end for Ray. I just had Sonic. Encore Mode is more than just a palette swap for Sonic Mania's zones. It seemingly takes place after the base game's campaign, with new cutscenes (though as someone who didn't play Sonic Forces, I'm not sure if it takes place before or after the events of that). At the start it drops you off in Angel Island
Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh on Saturday congratulated Hima Das, who became the first Indian woman to clinch gold at the IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships and advised her to focus on 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Singh said that Hima and her coach Nipon Das should train for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, keeping in mind the 400m world record or an Olympic record. Speaking to ANI, Milkha Singh said, "Hima Das has done really well. I've congratulated Hima, her coach and her family. I also want to congratulate the Athletics Federation of India for producing such athlete. She has to go a long way. She has to participate in upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics." The legendary athlete further said that Hima
Caption Close RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The city council voted Thursday against opening impeachment proceedings against Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella, rejecting accusations he misused his office to grant favors to members of his evangelical church. Last week, the newspaper O Globo reported that Crivella held a meeting with members of Brazil's Universal Church of Kingdom of God at which he discussed helping them access public services. Crivella was a bishop in the evangelical church and his religiousness has been a subject contention since he took office last year. Some city council members contended the mayor was inappropriately offering favors to church members and filed requests for his impeachment.
Cricket has cash and it is time the corporate houses look beyond and invest in other sports, India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra said today. The five-time Olympian, who called time on his decorated shooting career after the Rio Olympics in 2016, was in the capital to talk about his career and the effort he's put in to reach the pinnacle. "I think couple of things need to change in the landscape of Indian sports. There has to be lot more more corporate support in sports outside of cricket. Lot more investment needs to come into Olympic sport," Bindra said during an event. Bindra created history when he claimed the gold medal in 10m air rifle event at the 2008 Beijing
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The city council in Rio de Janeiro has voted against opening impeachment proceedings against Mayor Marcelo Crivella. Last week, the newspaper O Globo reported that Crivella held a meeting with members of Brazil's Universal Church of Kingdom of God at which he discussed helping them access public services. Crivella was a bishop in the evangelical church. Some city council members contended the mayor was inappropriately offering favors to church members and filed requests for his impeachment. The council voted 29 to 16 Thursday against opening proceedings. While many Brazilians identify as evangelical, Crivella's connection to the Universal church has raised hackles. He was
Topeka, KS (KSNT) - Ja'Marcus Vornes is a 10-year-old from Manhattan and will be competing at the Junior Olympics at the end of the month. At the Region 16 meet in Joplin, Mo June 23-25th he qualified in both of his running events. The 10-year-old boys 800 meter and 400 meter races, where he also took first in both. In doing so, he also set 2 new records in both events running his 800 meter race in 2:25.38 and his 400 meter race in 1:02.53. He is currently seeded top 10 in the nation for both of these events. If you want to help Ja'Marcus with funds, the link to his Go Fund Me can be found here.
At a critical time in the Olympic movement, the U.S. Olympic Committee named Sarah Hirshland, chief commercial officer of the United States Golf Association, as its CEO on Thursday. Hirshland replaces acting CEO Susanne Lyons and becomes the 12th CEO of the USOC, which has faced criticism from athletes for its role in handling sexual abuse scandals that have engulfed USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming, USA Taekwondo and U.S. Speedskating. “The USOC is at a critical time in its history and requires an energetic, creative and inspiring leader who will ensure that the athletes we serve are protected, supported and empowered in every possible way,” said USOC chairman Larry Probst. “We believe we have found
HOUSTON – On July 11, Olympian Anthony Watson visited Great Day Houston to discuss how he became the first athlete from Jamaica to compete in the sport of skeleton at the Olympics. Host Deborah Duncan speaks with Anthony about losing his sled just days before an Olympic qualifying run, how he trained when he could barely afford to pay for food or a place to live, and the mental toughness required to compete on the world stage. You can support Anthony by contributing to his GoFundMe page here You can follow his journey to the next Olympics on instagram or twitter.
The Paris 2024 Olympic Games has been touted as the time we'll see the 'Games' become literal with talks of esports being included as demonstration sports at the event. Now those whispers are getting stronger as some of the guests have been confirmed for the upcoming Esports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee. One of the biggest names on that list, according to Esports Observer, is former NBA superstar and the owner of Echo Fox, Rick Fox who will moderate the event. He will moderate the event and has close ties to the Games thanks to his mother Dianne Gerace who competed in the 1964 Olympics. Fox is the perfect candidate for the event considering his decorated sports career the
Junior World No. 9 Lakshya Sen and World No.11 Akarshi Kashyap will lead the Indian squads at the upcoming edition of the Badminton Asia Junior Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia. The tournament will be played in a mixed team format and individual format. The tournament, which is in its 21st year of existence, will see Sen sharing responsibilities with young Priyanshu Rajawat--who caught the eyes of the selectors during the pre-selection trial tournament held in Tirupur early last month. The young and talented doubles shuttlers including Manjit Singh Khwairakpam, Dingku Singh, Vishnuvardhan Goud and Sri Krishna Sai Kumar Podile will drive Indian charge in the men's doubles category while Simran