4 Paralympians Run Faster Than Olympic Champion

The Paralympic Games don’t usually generate the same level of hype as the Olympics, but they certainly weren’t lacking in the incredible story department in 2016. For instance, one might assume a Paralympian would automatically clock a slower time than his Olympic counterpart in say, a 1,500-meter race. One would be wrong. Four visually impaired athletes—Abdellatif and Fouad Baka of Algeria, Tamiru Demisse of Ethiopia and Henry Kirwa of Kenya—all ran a faster time in the 1,500-meter T13 final than the Olympic champion, American Matthew Centrowitz Jr. Abdellatif Baka’s gold medal-winning time…

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The addiction of the great Michael Jordan

Here is a classic story about Michael Jordan, which was told by Chris Webber. It happened in ‘ 97, when the forward played for the Bullets. “Once we played in Washington. We played a 5-match series against the Bulls (in fact, a 3-match series-ed.). It was in the season when they reached 72 wins (in fact, 69-it was in the season-97). We lost in three matches with a total difference of 7 points (in fact, 18-ed.). And then I saw Michael Jordan come into our locker room with a lit…

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21 years ago, the US national team beat gravity

Historically, the basketball tournament of the Olympics is probably the most striking discipline represented at the Games. It is attended by the most media and highly paid athletes from the NBA, whom we do not see so often in confrontations with overseas teams, and that’s why every time we estimate how much the dominant force of the players acting in the Association are at the moment. On the basketball players themselves, the change of the situation mainly has a favorable influence: they communicate with experienced partners, make new friends, hang…

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How many Formula 1 teams have lost as a result of pilot accidents?

The August break in Formula 1 is the best moment for interim results, including damage from accidents, which this year are hitting harder than usual. From 2021, teams are allowed to spend no more than $ 145 million a year (minus the salaries of pilots, top managers and other expenses)-it is difficult for both giants on the verge of the limit, and the poor who are putting off for the revolutionary season – 2022. Teams rarely publish data on the costs of restoring cars, but they maintain their own rating…

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The strangest champion of the Tokyo Olympics

Everyone spends the moment of victory at the Olympic Games in different ways. Someone is exulting uncontrollably, someone falls to his knees in tears… But the athlete from Iran met his Olympic triumph in the most original way. Sajjad Ganjzadeh became an Olympic champion when … he was lying unconscious on a stretcher. And without the fatal blow that sent him to the knockout, Sajjad had almost no chance of gold. This is truly the strangest champion of the 2020 Olympics! Karate debuted not without problems It is unlikely that…

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Matthias Steiner and his tragedy that almost cost his life

German weightlifter Matthias Steiner almost died in front of the whole world. It is not for nothing that he is called an athlete with a difficult fate. In the photo, the German weightlifter Matthias Steiner. A couple of moments ago, he made a gross mistake and dropped a 200-kilogram barbell on his head. The life of the Olympic champion was under threat in front of the whole world. If Mattias had not been a professional athlete, he could have died right on the platform. How did Steiner get away from…

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Mount Olympus and how the Olympics are connected with it

Olympus occupied a central place in the ancient Greek civilization, but no one can say for sure whether it was a specific location or a metaphorical name for the house of the twelve gods. Even the etymology remains unclear – the name “Olympus” could come from” round”,” luminous ” or from a few more words. The most convincing evidence indicates that Olympus was called the mountains that include the highest point of modern Greece. The warriors dedicated their victories on the battlefield to the local gods, and the athletes dedicated…

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Karate: the King's favorite sport

Karate will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics. This is one of the five types offered by the hosts of the 2020 Games. Not only the Japanese are in awe of this martial art – it turns out that his main fan was the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley. In 1958, Presley was drafted into the army – his career on the stage had already begun, but the singer still went to serve at the Fort Hood base. There, for the first time, he saw the demonstration…

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AVUS 43 degrees is one of the most terrible Formula 1 tracks

The Germans, as you know, are a serious and pedantic people who are famous for their traditions of auto racing, and not only. We say “German cars” -we mean speed, drive and quality. We say “German pilots” -we mean Schumacher. Once it was decided to use these same roads as racing ones. One of these roads, converted into racing roads, was the AVUS-a road for automobile traffic and training (Automobil-Verkehrs und Übungs-Straße). The name of the route is dry and strict. The Germans are the same. The idea to make…

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The oldest winner of the ultramarathon – meet Cliff Young

The Australian Ultramarathon was held from 1983 to 1991. Each start was attended by experienced athletes who trained for months in order to successfully overcome the distance of 864 km from Melbourne to Sydney. Most of the runners were under the age of 30. They were sponsored by major international brands: they provided high-quality sneakers and comfortable equipment. What was the surprise of the athletes when 61-year-old Cliff Young appeared on the track of a large-scale race. He was wearing overalls and galoshes over his boots. Clifford-this is the full…

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