For the running broad jump; the next year he set a new world record of 10.2 sec for the 100-m dash. A member of the U. S. track team in the 1936 Olympic Games , in Berlin , Owens won four gold medals. He won the 100-m dash in 10.3 sec , equaling the Olympic record; set a new Olympic and world record of 20.7 sec in the 200-m dash ; and won the running broad jump with a leap of 26 ft 5I in. , setting a new Olympic record. He was also a member of the U.S. 400-m relay team that year , which set a new Olympic and world record of 39.8 sec.
As a Tennessee freshman, Holdsclaw opened eyes when she scored a team-high 16 points against the 1995-96 USA Women's National Team on Nov. 22, 1995, then helped the Lady Vols to the 1996 NCAA crown. Making it a perfect three-for-three after winning it all again in 1997 and 1998, Holdsclaw earned 1997 and 1998 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors for her stellar play. Holdsclaw, as a college junior to be, tried out for and was selected for USA Basketball's 1997 World Championship Qualifying team. Despite being surrounded by 11 professionals during the summer of 97, and despite her lack of international experience, it was Holdsclaw's first trip out of the country, she more then proved herself to USA head coach Nell Fortner and the veteran players like Edna Campbell, Teresa Edwards, and Katie Smith. Finishing as the team's leading scorer and rebounder, Holdsclaw numbers sparkled - 19.0 ppg.
Everyone today knows Nadia Comaneci as the first female gymnast to earn a perfect score at the 1976 Olympics games in Montreal, Canada, but that was just one of her many unique accomplishments. Throughout her gymnastics career she claimed 16 gold medals and went to the Olympics two times, got first in 1976, and won second in 1980. Nadia Comaneci was born in Onesti, Romania, on November 12, 1961.When she was six years old, she was playing around outside at school, and Bela Karolyi spotted her and immediately wanted her as one of his gymnasts. She soon started training at Onesti Sports Academy, for four hours a day, six days a week, with Sunday being her day off. After Nadia Comaneci trained for one year, she was ready to compete, at just age seven.
Nothing interfered with Bolt because at the 2012 Olympics in London Usain Bolt beat all three of his records again. Bolts time in the 100 meter dash is an unbelievable 9.87secs, his 200 meter dash is at an 19.19secs and lastly his 4x1 team ran their relay at a 37.31secs. Usain is one of the biggest names on the track and is looking to keep that title in the next Olympics. Usain Bolt was born August 21, 1986 in Jamaica. Bolts parents owned a grocery store with help from Usain, his brother and sister.
Danica Patrick wins! Patrick won by nearly 6 seconds.” That win must have shown how clever Danica truly is. Miss Patrick is a very well known figure in NASCAR because of her hard work, determination, and willingness to not give up. Being the first woman to ; win the Daytona 500 poll, breaking the NASCAR barrier, and winning a major race, Japan’s Indy 300, Danica Patrick changed the way people look at women for forever. She proved that women can do anything they set their mind to.
Growing up with a wonderful dream since she was young, she attempted at the first Olympic Winter Games held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Henie performed a jump and a sit spin; it was a big deal at the time because women rarely compete in the Olympic or major events, so not all of them can pull out hard routines like she did. Unfairly, Henie had finish last-eight out of eight competitors, but she didn’t give up yet. After a few years, Sonja fulfilled her dream with hard work by becoming a successful woman and well-known throughout the world. She began “challenges by younger skaters including Cecilia Colledge, Megan Taylor, and Hedy Stenuf.
At the World Championships, Grinkov and Gordeeva received gold medals at Geneva in 1986, Cincinnati in 1987, Paris in 1989, and Halifax in 1990. At the Olympic Games, Grinkov and Gordeeva received a gold medal for pairs skating at Calgary in 1988. During the European Championships, Grinkov and Gordeeva won gold medals at Prague in 1988, Leningrad in 1990, and Copenhagen in 1994. At the International level, Grinkov and Gordeeva competed at the Olympics from 1987-1988, receiving first place, and from 1993-1994, also receiving fi... ... middle of paper ... ...he Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Not only has she touched millions of people and showed them just how far a person can go, but she has made an impact on my own life in inspiring me to take to the ice at a young age as well.
Wilma Rudolph’s Olympic Glory Wilma Glodean Rudolph rose from disability to Olympic glory. She became the first African American women to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. No one thought of Rudolph to ever be able to walk again because of her difficult disease when she was a child. However, she not only walked, but ran in the Olympics. She matured into a leader.
He won a gold medal in rugby (Bosanac). Not only did the early 1900s open the door for African Americans, but women would also begin to infiltrate into sports as well. Women would be allowed to play in the Olympics; however, they were only allowed to play golf, tennis, and croquet. Only 19 women qualifiers made it through to the first Olympics with women participants (Bosanac). Before Althea Gibson, Margaret Ives Abbott was the first to win the singles tournament for tennis, foreshadowing Althea Gibson’s legacy to come (Schwartz).
Those two weeks of unbearable preparation, studying for the best race strategies ever came to the best feeling in the world. As a result, as a team, we placed eighth and individually I came in forty-second out of 159 girls. We were proud of how we ran. At this point, it didn't matter how I ran, all that mattered was that God gave us a chance to show my gifts to the world and that's what we did. I was proud of