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X. Tang Olympic Games Tokyo 2020


The male 200-meter sprint was won by Tang Xingqiang, who bested the previous record holder Xie Zhenye.

X. Tang Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

On Wednesday, Xi’an, in the province of Shaanxi in Northwest China, hosted the men’s 200-meter final of the 14th National Games.

X. Tang Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Many had pegged Tang Xingqiang, the Zhejiang team’s “dark horse” athlete, to take gold. However, he ended up finishing second to Xie Zhenye, the event record holder.

Xie had a strong start to Wednesday night’s final after the starter’s pistol was fired, needing only 0.158 seconds to reach full speed. It appeared that Xie was going to win easily in the first part of the tournament because to his veteran sprinting and cornering talents.

Within the final 20 metres, however, everything changed as Tang utilised a final burst of muscle to close the gap between himself and Xie, who appeared a little taken aback when his adversary pulled up next to him.

A real “final sprinter,” Tang overtook Xie in the last seconds of the race and sprinted to victory in a personal best time of 20.39 seconds to win the gold medal. Xie ended up with silver, and Sheng Chao, a sprinter, took home bronze.

Sports fans were captivated by the showdown between the two superstar sprinters, with many calling the 26-year-old “dark horse’s” victory over the veteran a “dramatic” turn of events.

“Since Xie had previously won every National Games he entered, I figured he was just putting on a show this time around.

Even if I root for Xie, I must admit that Tang deserves my sincerest praise. I have to admit, he really got into the spirit of competition “An athlete by the name of Wang Simiao, who has ran marathons, has spoken to the Global Times.

Team Fujian’s Tang Agreed, saying he also had no Idea he might Win.

Despite Xie’s defeat, support for the athlete came from all corners of the internet, with users insisting that the result in no way reflected Xie’s true strength.

There is no denying Xie is still the most competitive participant here.

This time, his defeat was the result of a confluence of factors, including an injury and fatigue from competing in two major competitions (the Tokyo Olympic Games and the National Games) in a very short period of time “Track & field fan Sun Yangming spoke to the Global Times.

Xie informed reporters after the competition that he hasn’t been feeling great this year and that the outcome was expected.

“The track and field scene in China has been improving steadily throughout the years. In my opinion, we’ll keep becoming better “A fact Xie took notice of.

The two sprinters, together with China’s record-setting athlete Su Bingtian and another famous runner Wu Zhiqiang, participated as a team in the Men’s 4x100m relay final at the Tokyo Olympic Games before competing at the National Games, with Tang taking the opening leg.

B. Mattek-Sands Olympic Games Tokyo 2020


As impressive as you are, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the Olympics are much larger than you.

B. Mattek-Sands Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Bethanie Mattek-Sands, a tennis player from the United States, has remarked that she can’t wait till the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo because she had such a wonderful time at Rio de Janeiro.

B. Mattek-Sands Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Mattek-Sands, 35, won the gold medal in mixed doubles with Jack Sock at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. She is noted for her aggressive play and extravagant attire on the court.

Olympian Bethanie Mattek-Sands reflects on her time in Rio.

Mattek-Sands reflects on her incredible experience at the Rio Games in an interview with the Olympic Channel. The whole affair was much greater than you, the greatest team event I’d ever been a part of.

Although winning the gold with Jack Sock was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I can’t rank that achievement at the top of the list because the entire 10-day experience was what I’ll remember most. The American is one of several players that have recently begun to express themselves through their court attire.

Some of her more memorable outfits on the tennis court in recent years have been knee-high socks and a cowboy hat. She claims that dressing in a way that is true to herself improves her performance.

“A lot of people think of tennis as this stuffy, elitist sport, but if you go to the US Open or the Australian Open, you’ll find these extroverted individuals who are quite athletic and incredibly passionate about the sport.” It’s only appropriate that the clothes reflect it.

You can express your individuality and stand out from the crowd in many ways, but maybe none more so than via your choice of clothing.

When I’m being me, when I’m feeling good about myself, and when I look nice, I play well. In her career, Bethanie Mattek-Sands has won nine Grand Slams, five in women’s doubles and four in mixed doubles.

While she has reached as high as No. 30 in the singles rankings, her success has come primarily in doubles, where she has won 26 WTA Tour championships, including those at the 2015 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, 2016 US Open, 2017 Australian Open, and 2017 French Open.

Mixed doubles triumphs at the US Open in 2018 and 2019 add to her Australian Open and French Open singles victories in 2012 and 2015.

She is competing with her doubles partner, Shuai Zhang, at this week’s tournament in Cincinnati, where they hold the world No. 20 ranking. Taylor Townsend and Asia Muhammad, a team of two American athletes, defeated them in the first round.

What She Learned From the Olympics:

  • Medalist at the 2016 Olympics and a repeat participant in 2020 (1 gold)
  • Olympiads of 2020, Tokyo
  • Mixed doubles gold medalists at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (doubles)

A Few More of Her Accomplishments in the Workplace:

  • First Round, 2016 BNP Paribas Open (doubles)
  • First Round, 2015 French Open (doubles, mixed doubles)
  • 1st round of doubles, 2015 Australian Open (singles)
  • Round of 16 in the 2015 U.S. Open Second Round, Mixed Doubles (singles)
  • The 2012 Australian Open: The First Round (mixed doubles)
  • QUARTERFINALS of the 2010 U.S. Open (doubles)
  • 2011 Runner-Up at Indian Wells (doubles)
  • 2008 US Open semi-finals (doubles)
  • Quarterfinals of the 2007 U.S. Open (doubles)

Some Background Information on Her:

Mattek’s daughter, born to Tim and Heidi.

Twin brothers Chad and Andrew; sister Alison.

Tied the knot with Justin Sands on November 29th, 2008…

First picked up a racket at age 5 and made her professional debut when she was 14…

Has been on the road since 2005, playing music nonstop…

It wasn’t until the fall of 2012 that she began experiencing chronic exhaustion; shortly thereafter, she discovered that she was allergic to 26 different foods, including several of her favourites.

Was the first professional athlete to be named a “Glass Explorer” by Google…

She wears colourful clothes and hair and is known for her characteristic knee-high compression socks, earning her the nickname “America’s Tennis Rock Star.”

The occupant enjoys motor vehicles, the outdoors, shopping, cooking, television (particularly the Green Bay Packers and “Law & Order: SVU”), and lounging by the pool.


A. Shah Olympic Games Tokyo 2020


There will be five Nepalese athletes at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

A. Shah Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The 32nd Summer Olympics will be contested in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 8. Five Nepalese competitors will compete in a total of four events.

A. Shah Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Several events, including swimming, judo, and shooting, will feature Nepali athletes. As for the sports, Saraswati Chaudhary will be competing in athletics, Kalpana Pariyar in shooting, Soniya Bhatta in judo, and Gaurika Singh and Alex Shah in swimming.

The 100-meter dash qualifies for the ‘universality’ quota, which Chaudhary will be competing for. The race is scheduled for July 30, and she plans to participate.

Pariyar, likewise, plans to take part in the 10-meter air rifle competition. She qualified for the Tokyo 2020 games using a ‘wild card’. This gathering will take place on July 24. If she makes it beyond the preliminary round, she’ll be able to compete in the main event later that day.

Soniya Bhatta, too, is competing in Judo.

Through the wild card programme, she is also competing in the Olympics. The International Judo Federation has decided to include Soniya in the Olympics due to her senior status in the sport. This judoka, 19, will be competing in the 48-kg division. Her game is scheduled for July 24.

Alex Shah, Gaurika Singh, and the rest of the gang are all in on the swimming action as well. Both athletes qualified for the Olympics through the automatic qualification process.

Alex, a national swimmer, will compete in the men’s 100-meter freestyle for Nepal. On July 27 and 28, he will take part in two preliminary rounds of the men’s 100-meter freestyle.

A successful hit round on the 28th will advance him to the final round on the 29th.

And on the 28th of July, Gaurika will be competing in the hit round of the women’s 100-meter freestyle.

As a whole, Nepal has Struggled to Achieve Notable Results at the Olympics.

Only in terms of turnout has it been challenged. In the Olympic history of Nepal up to the 14th series, no medals have been won.

At the 18th Olympiad in Tokyo in 1964, Nepal first participated. Eighty-five athletes had competed so far for their country in the sports mega meet, but none had brought home any sort of recognised award.

On the other hand, Taekwondo’s Deepak Bista and Sangeena Baidhya have made it through to the finals.

Athletics, boxing, swimming, taekwondo, weight lifting, shooting, judo, and archery are just some of the activities in which Nepal has competed so far. Since 1964, Nepal has regularly competed in sports.

Nepal’s goal at these Olympic Games is improvement, not gold.


The Nepalese athletics team will depart for Tokyo on July 24; the swimming, shooting, and judo teams have already arrived in Japan to compete in a big international competition.

S. Kerr Olympic Games Tokyo 2020


Australia’s women’s soccer team lost to Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals, and it was all thanks to Sam Kerr’s missed penalty kick.

S. Kerr Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Sam Kerr, in 2019 Nice, will never forget the weight of the hush that stretched and bent the world around her as she stood staring at the ball she had just fired over the crossbar.

S. Kerr Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

After being relentlessly attacked by Norway, the Matildas found themselves in a penalty shootout for all they were worth in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals.

After Norway’s star player Caroline Graham Hansen coolly buried her penalty, Australian skipper Kerr stepped up to take the first shot for her team.

The camera panned in on a face furrowed with intense thought, as if the subject were trying to factor in all the variables that have reduced contemporary football analysis to a series of equations.

As though she had too much time to ponder the situation, she could have bluffed and double-faked her way out of any situation.

Football’s real Driving Forces—Emotion, Momentum, Confidence, luck, and Intuition—were Stifled by the Math.

When Kerr came up to take a penalty for Australia in their second match of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, against Sweden, there was a similarly disorienting feeling of time dilation.

Even the camera work was eerily identical, with a slow, close-up shot of Kerr’s face as she stared fixedly at the ball she had painstakingly put there.

There’s no denying that she and everyone else watching were instantly taken back to that balmy evening in Nice, complete with the identical backwards steps, intense eyes, and deep breaths.

It was the same against Sweden;

There was a turning point where Kerr could swing things back in her team’s favour. The hush returned when the ball was moved away after bouncing off Swedish goalie Hedvig Lindahl, bringing with it the familiar sensation of having everyone’s expectations pinned on her and ultimately being let down. That is the responsibility that comes with Kerr’s newfound fame.

The deflating atmosphere of Kerr’s penalty failure in France seemed to have a domino effect that night, as the following penalty taker, Emily Gielnik, also missed.

On Saturday, Saitama seemed to experience a same phenomenon, with colour and faith draining away. Ten minutes later, they gave up a fourth goal to Sweden, and the momentum they had built up in the first half evaporated into the muggy night air.

Kerr appeared to be depleted by both the heat of Japan and that miss. With five minutes left, she had a breakaway opportunity against Lindahl, but her shot was tired and lacked conviction, as if she already knew she wouldn’t score.

Even though Kerr had already scored twice against Sweden, with two trademark headers, his team still lost.

However, no amount of heroism on her part in France was sufficient to save the team’s season.

Another comparison that can be made between the two championships is that while Sam Kerr is a once-in-a-generation player, she is still human and so has her own limitations, just like the Matildas.

Despite this, Australia did not play poorly; in fact, their match versus Sweden was, in some ways, their best performance yet under head coach Tony Gustavsson.

The Matildas have not yet put together a full 90-minute performance that clearly indicates which way they are headed, but these moments are the ones that can turn games and tournaments around, speeding them up in one direction or another.

Sweden, a team that scored four goals while seeming slow, presented a good contrast since unlike the United States, they do not rely on just one player to carry their fortunes on his or her shoulders.

That’s what you think made the difference in the end and will influence future matches between them.

W.M. Yavi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020


There have only been eight editions of the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the World Athletics Championships since 2005, but in Oregon, there is a good potential that a sixth country will join the list of gold medal winners.

W.M. Yavi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

W.M. Yavi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Women’s steeplechase looks to be led by Bahrain’s Winfred Mutile Yavi and Kazakhstan’s Norah Jeruto, despite neither country having ever medaled in the event at the World Championships.

The two Athletes, both of Kenyan Descent, have been on Fire so far this Season.

They absolutely dominated their primary competitors at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Eugene in May. Jeruto triumphed over Yavi, setting a new world record of 8 minutes, 57.97 seconds (8:58.71).

Prior to that, in Nairobi at a higher altitude, Jeruto had run a time of 9 minutes and 4.95 seconds. Although she was the world under-18 champion in 2011, the 26-year-old has yet to win a global medal at the senior level.

She was in the process of switching her nationality from Kenya to Kazakhstan during the 2016 Olympics in Tokyo, but she still managed to run a time of 8:53.65 in Eugene a few weeks later, putting her in third place on the world all-time list.

Hayward Field is a Venue that brings out her Greatest Qualities, but can she Replicate that Success when no Pacemakers are Present?

After placing eighth in the world final in 2017 and fourth in 2019, and tenth in the Olympic final in 2018, Yavi will be seeking for redemption and to win her first global medal this year. In Paris a few weeks ago, she won with a time of 8:56.55, which was really amazing and put her ahead of Jeruto in the world record books.

Sofia Assefa’s bronze medal in 2013 is Ethiopia’s best finish in the women’s steeplechase at these championships, but in Mekides Abebe, the 20-year-old who was fourth in the Olympic final last year, they have an athlete capable of bettering that. She ran a 9:03.26 to get third behind Jeruto and Yavi in May’s Eugene competition.

Behind her was a competitor named Peruth Chemutai, who has proven she can perform under the intense pressure of a major tournament.

Dorcus Inzikuru won gold for Uganda at the first World Championships in 2005, but the country hasn’t medaled in the event since. Chemutai, though, appears to be the man who may change that.

The 23-year-old ran a personal best of 9 minutes, 1.45 seconds to earn Olympic gold at last year’s Tokyo Games, and she also ran a 9 minute, 5.54 second personal best in Eugene earlier this year to place fourth overall.

Two great Ethiopians are Werkuha Getachew and Sembo Almayew.

While Almayew, at just 17, was a late call-up to the national squad, Getachew, at only 22, won the African title last month and finished seventh in Eugene in May in a personal best of 9:07.81. Earlier this month in Paris, she ran a personal best time of 9 minutes and 9.19 seconds to place second to Yavi.

In the last four years, Kenya has dominated the women’s steeplechase at the World Championships, winning three of the titles. Celliphine Chespol, Jackline Chepkoech, Beatrice Chepkoech, and Purity Kirui will carry Kenya’s hopes here.

J. Ryan Olympic Games Tokyo 2020


Joe Ryan, the starting pitcher for the United States baseball team in these unusual Olympics, sat down with his colleagues for breakfast in the Athletes Village at 7:30 a.m. on his first day in Japan. A lot stranger stuff was coming his way soon.

J. Ryan Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

At the Olympic Games, Joe Ryan was traded.

As a member of the Tampa Bay Rays, he sat down to eat. He awakened in the guise of a Minnesota Twin.

It’s strange, Ryan says. “Returning will be very different from what I had expected.”

Stranger still, he isn’t the only one in this Peculiar Predicament.

The Twins acquired two Olympians in as many days when they acquired Team USA pitcher Simeon Woods Richardson a week later from the Toronto Blue Jays.

To get to Saturday’s championship game against Japan, Ryan has been America’s most important pitcher.

He’s a good representation of the competition’s underlying dynamics, too. The Japanese have a lot of superstars. American teams have players that were acquired in exchange for future stars.

All of the Players on the American Baseball Roster Share one Trait:

They aren’t currently active in the major leagues. That is not to say they won’t be in the future. Perhaps in a prior life they played in the major leagues. That said, they aren’t at the moment. That’s why it would be such a huge shock if the United States were to beat a Japanese team consisting largely of the country’s greatest players.

Nippon Professional Baseball, Japan’s premier professional league, put its season on hold for the Olympics, allowing the team to field a squad comprised largely of the country’s best players.

Tomoyuki Sugano, a pitcher, is the reigning Most Valuable Player of the Central League, and the squad also has Tetsuto Yamada, a second baseman, and Munetaka Murakami, a third baseman who is 21 years old and considered a superstar.

Even without Shohei Ohtani, the most transcendent Japanese baseball player in the world, Japan was usually considered to have the strongest roster.

The Americans were unable to sign players from Major League Baseball, so they had to cobble together a team from the guys they could find.

Former big leaguers like Todd Frazier, who was released by the Pirates in May, and 37-year-old pitcher Scott Kazmir, who spent over a decade in the majors before making a brief comeback in 2021, are examples. U.S. designated hitter Tyler Austin (.429 BA) is used to playing in Japan thanks to his NPB team, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, who play their home games in the city’s namesake Yokohama Stadium.

Eddy Alvarez, the team’s second baseman, was an Olympic speedskater before taking up baseball and making it to the majors in 2020 after the Miami Marlins experienced a Covid-19 outbreak.

They’re all Pretty much Joe Ryan Clones.

Team manager Mike Scioscia has noted, “We have a bunch that includes both old, experienced players who have played in the major leagues and young guys on the road up.” Yes, we are proud of our young talent.

Team USA was only allowed to recruit players who were not on their respective MLB teams’ 40-man rosters, therefore it was unable to sign either Jacob deGrom or Mike Trout.

The Red Sox see a bright future in first baseman Triston Casas. The Tampa Bay Rays could soon have Shane Baz as the lynchpin of their rotation. Baz’s teammate on the Triple-A Durham Bulls, the Rays’ affiliate, was Ryan as of two weeks ago.

From Halfway Around the world, Ryan and Baz had a Sense that they Might be Traded.

The baseball trade deadline occurred during the Olympics, which presented a unique challenge for the Rays, one of the league’s finest teams. Because of their youth and potential, they would be excellent trade chips for a team looking to acquire a veteran player in the major leagues.

When word of the trade finally broke, it was revealed that the team that made the deal was the Rays, and that the player they had acquired was none other than superstar hitter Nelson Cruz. Both Ryan and Baz looked at each other and remarked, “Well, it’s probably one of us.”

Finally, they looked at their phones. A business executive from Tampa Bay tried to reach Ryan but was unsuccessful. As far as he was concerned, that made him officially a member of the Minnesota Twins.

So far, he hasn’t let that Derail his Status as the American Rotation’s Rock.

After 10 and a third innings, his earned run average is 1.74, which is better than any other American pitcher in the tournament by five innings.

He pitched six scoreless innings in the opening, a matchup with Israel. When Ryan again allowed only one run in the semifinal against South Korea, Scioscia didn’t think twice about giving him the ball again.

FanGraphs ranks Ryan as the Twins’ tenth-best prospect, which is a tribute to Minnesota’s confidence in him and his potential at the time of the Cruz trade. There are other American pitchers with trade experience on Team USA. In this case, Baz and Woods Richardson had seen it all before.

As part of the deal that sent ace pitcher Chris Archer to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018, Baz was included in the trade. The 2019 season began with the New York Mets trading Woods Richardson to the Toronto Blue Jays for Marcus Stroman.

Then, last week, Minnesota acquired Woods Richardson from Toronto in exchange for starting pitcher Jose Berrios. Richardson had been playing at the double-A level.

Ryan’s time in Japan has been such a whirlwind that he hasn’t even had time to consider the most fundamental aspect of his upcoming relocation: where he’ll live.

He claims he loses money every month owing to the low wages in the minor leagues and now has to find out how to move all of his furniture to a new place.

That’s going to be a tough one,” he admits.

He plans to return to Durham, pack up his flat with his girlfriend, and then travel from Durham to Minnesota. When asked about the specifics, he claims he always gets the same answer from the Twins’ front office: “I don’t know.”

Take home the gold, and we’ll have a chat when you get back.

Virtue and Moir Gold Medal Performance


The ice dance victory by Virtue and Moir was their third Olympic gold medal overall.

Virtue and Moir Gold Medal Performance

On Tuesday morning, Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the last couple to leave the rink after their warmup, clearly taking in every moment before their final Olympic performance.

Virtue and Moir Gold Medal Performance

They Ensured that it would be one to Remember.

Virtue and Moir’s last performance was a stunning, dramatic take on “Moulin Rouge,” performed after their training companions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron set a new world record with a faultless free skate.

There was perfect timing and real emotion in every performance at the Gangneung Ice Arena; the only question was whether or not it would be enough.

With a score of 206.07 (a new Olympic record), they beat out their French competitors’ 205.28 and became the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.

We had no idea we had won,” Moir laughed. “We put in a lot of time and effort in training since we knew we’d have to be at our absolute best.”

They were Unparalleled in History.

For Virtue and Moir, who also played a key role in Canada’s victory in the team event, this was their second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games.

It was their third Olympic gold medal overall, following their victory in Vancouver in 2010, and their fifth overall medal, including two silvers from the 2014 Sochi Games.

They retired for a while after that defeat, pleased with their historical significance, but they decided a few years ago to try again for Olympic gold.

They’ve Recently been Dubbed “ice Dancing’s Greatest ever.”

Virtue remarked, “I mean, it’s extremely flattering, but it’s hard to wrap our heads around so close to the event. We owe a great deal of gratitude to the giants who came before us and blazed the trail.

With their combined total of medals, Virtue and Moir surpassed the previous record held jointly by Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko and Sweden’s Gillis Grafstrom, and tied the mark held jointly by Norway’s Sonja Henie and the Soviet Union’s Irina Rodnina.

Coach Patrice Lauzon of the Canadian and French national teams at their Montreal high school remarked, “They’re a once-in-a-generation talent.” His wife, Marie-France Dubreuil, also coaches the national team.

It was a stunning performance to Coldplay’s “Paradise” by American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani, who took bronze for the United States. They finished behind their colleagues Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue by only two-hundredths of a point, with a combined score of 192.59.

Alex Shibutani reflected on his Olympic experience, saying, “It was incredible to have that moment.” We didn’t give much consideration to the end product. All that mattered was that we gave it our all, and that would be enough to make us happy.

After the quick dance, the third American pair, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, were in in the running for a podium finish.

However, their otherwise brilliant performance to “Imagine” was marred by a rare and shocking tumble into their combination spin, which still garnered enthusiastic ovation from the audience.

Meanwhile, the Competition for first Place Narrowed down to two Exceptional Groups.

To this day, Virtue and Moir remain the longest-tenured ice dance duo in Canadian history, having set the standard for over a decade. The Canadian flag bearers shattered their own world record for fastest Latin short dance to rock music on Monday.

The new competitors on the scene, Papadakis and Cizeron, had a modern, innovative style that impressed the panel of judges.

They stunned the world with a beautiful, hypnotic performance at the European championships last month after shocking the Canadians in the Grand Prix Final in December.

The French couple received the second-to-last starting number for Tuesday’s free dance after their wardrobe mishap in the short dance went viral around the world.

For their performance, former ice dancer Meryl Davis used the phrase “art in motion” to describe how gracefully they lifted each other, how smoothly they moved through scripted sections, and how well they timed their twizzles.

With a total of 123.35 Points, they Easily met the Threshold for first Place.

There’s nothing else you can do,” Papadakis remarked, “since we gave it everything we had and it was still a fantastic performance. It’s time for you to relax and take it easy.

The fearless Virtue and Moir rose to the challenge with a brief dance that will live on in Olympic legend for all of its four minutes.

The raucous applause that followed the throaty, gritty section of “El Tango de Roxanne” was a fitting ending to their superb performance.

And that’s not even Mentioning their Impressive Work Histories.

Dubreuil smiled as he said that the couple “were born under good stars” because they met at an early age and developed a fruitful partnership.

Twenty years of skating together, if you will. With their eyes closed, they are completely in control. It’s very remarkable.

H.B. Muhlleitner Olympic Games Tokyo 2020


The men’s 400-meter freestyle final saw the two fastest qualifiers, Austria’s Felix Auboeck and Germany’s Bennet Henning Muhlleitner, take to the water first.

Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia, who was in lane 8, received zero consideration.

H.B. Muhlleitner Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Nonetheless, Everyone’s Focus would Quickly go to Lane 8.

Hafnaoui started off in the bottom spot. His 3:45.68 qualifying time was two seconds off of Muhlleitner’s 3:43.68. When you’re playing a sport, two seconds can feel like an eternity.

As a result, Ahmed Hafnaoui was mostly ignored by his rivals, the press, and spectators throughout the world. There was no mention of him in the plots because he would be irrelevant to the election.

However, Hafnaoui’s Narrative was Arguably the Most Essential.

Covid has wreaked havoc on Tunisia. Other countries on the continent hastened to aid the North African country after it experienced one of the worst outbreaks on the continent.

Before the end of the month, Saudi Arabia rushed 1 million vaccine doses to Tunisia, joining the 800,000 doses already delivered by the UAE, Algeria, and Turkey.

The Sickened Nation wasn’t just Suffering from Covid.

As a result, there was economic and civil upheaval. The country’s problems have been compounded by corruption, rising youth unemployment, rising debt, and a deteriorating economy.

As a result of Covid, the tourist industry was completely wiped out. This weakened the already fragile social fabric in the country.

Ahmed Hafnaoui continued to train despite dangers to his homeland. He continued to train for the Olympics even after they were cancelled and tragedy struck his country.

He Swam to make it into the Olympics, to the Finals, and to bring Honour to his Country.

And then, with only 50 metres to go, he swam the race of his life to win an Olympic gold medal.

Those who were suffering in Ahmed’s own country of Tunisia should remember his primal scream. An achievement that brought hope and pride back to a nation ravaged by tragedy.

Over eleven million Tunisians cheered as their nation’s youngest Olympian, an 18-year-old, brought home gold. A young person participating in and possibly winning a competition in which he had no business being.

In any case, he Managed to Pull it off.

“That’s insane. When Hafnaoui first touched the wall and saw his reflection, he was sceptical. In the [last] 200 metres, I think, I noticed the Australian guy who was in lane six. The final battle was thrilling. So far, so good. I have a sense of accomplishment.

This sentiment encompassed all Tunisians everywhere. On Sunday, he provided a little respite for his country in just 3 minutes, 43.46 seconds.

Another disaster struck Tunisia on Monday. There has been talk of a coup when the President removed the Prime Minister and dissolved parliament. As Covid continues to wreak havoc across the country, it has led to more violence between the two camps’ followers.

Two days ago, though, Ahmed Hafnaoui was the Unifying factor in a Country in Pain.

“Even I was taken aback by that. It defies belief. The two-time gold medalist from Tunisia was shocked. “I was sobbing.

It felt fantastic to be surrounded by the flag and anthem of my nation. My heart swells with pride at the thought of it.

Italian Mixed Doubles Curling Team 2022


When it came to the mixed doubles event in the 2022 Olympics, Italy defeated Norway to claim gold.

Italian Mixed Doubles Curling Team 2022

Stefania Constantini and Amos Mosaner of Italy beat Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten of Norway 8-5 on Tuesday at the Beijing National Aquatics Centre to win the gold medal in mixed doubles curling for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Italian Mixed Doubles Curling Team 2022

In Every Aspect of the Tournament, the Italian Tandem was Unrivalled.

They went 9-0 in pool play (no other team fared better than 6-3) and then won both of their playoff games by 16-6 margins.

Almida de Val and Oskar Eriksson of Sweden beat Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat of Great Britain in a match for the bronze medal earlier on Tuesday.

Norway got off to a great start in the championship game by scoring two points in the first end. It didn’t get another point until the fifth end, and even then it was on the power play, which ultimately didn’t matter because Italy’s superior shot-making had already won the game.

After being deadlocked with the Norwegians after the second end, Constantini and Mosaner took the lead for good by scoring four consecutive points without the hammer, highlighted by a three-point fourth end.

The Italians were clinical in the gold medal game, converting on 87% of their strokes and 94% of their draw shots. Norway finished with a final percentage of 69.

Italy didn’t even make it into the first mixed doubles event four years ago in Pyeongchang, so this is their first ever curling medal at the Winter Olympics.

Through 11 games, Constantini and Mosaner had a 41-point scoring advantage.

Skaslien and Nedregotten tied for Second with a plus-16 Point Differential.

Norway currently has five Olympic curling medals, while Sweden now has nine, second only to Canada’s eleven, thanks to the bronze they won in Pyeongchang.

The curling competitions for men and women are the current focal points. The men’s round robin begins on Wednesday, and the women’s on Thursday.

The Italian men’s team will have Mosaner as their third player. Unfortunately for the Italian women, they did not make the cut for the competition.

E. Rybakina Olympic Games Tokyo 2020


In the women’s singles competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Elina Svitolina took bronze.

Ukraine’s first Olympic tennis medal was won by the World No.6, who rallied from a set down to upset Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.

E. Rybakina Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

E. Rybakina Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Svitolina, competing in her second Olympics, won bronze by displaying her signature grit and commitment.

Over the course of her career,

She played for over 13 hours in six matches, with four of those wins coming in deciding sets. Despite making it to the finals, Svitolina fell to Marketa Vondrousova, who she had previously beaten Laura Siegemund, Ajla Tomljanovic, Maria Sakkari, and Camila Giorgi.

Svitolina chipped away for 2 hours and 24 minutes against Rybakina, who had cruised through the tournament without dropping a set prior to the semifinals, and it was still only the third longest match she played this week.

Svitolina was quoted on the ITF website as saying, “Coming here, for sure my objective was to win a gold medal,” adding that “it was really challenging to lose in the semi-finals and then attempt to regroup and come again against a top player who is playing really strong.”

The World Means a lot to me Because I just won a Tough fight for the Bronze Medal.

It’s a huge deal for me and for Ukraine because we don’t get many medals at these things.

As expected, Rybakina came out swinging with her baseline power game in full force at the outset of their first meeting on hard courts.

Svitolina only managed to win five points in the first set, and those came from her three service games. After holding 2-1 against Svitolina for 10 minutes, Rybakina won the first set by breaking the Ukrainian’s serve in just 28 minutes.

Svitolina Revealed her Mental Game, Saying,

“My secret is to overcome those terrible thoughts with something more positive, so I can focus on the future and leave the bad things behind.” I was upset at first, then I gathered myself and came back. This was a tough bout, but I kept my mind on the prize at hand: a bronze medal.

When Svitolina found herself down a break in the second set against Rybakina, she dug in and turned up the aggression, eventually forcing the set to a tiebreak.

At 5-5, the momentum swung when Rybakina played a flawless baseline point to earn a routine forehand volley at the net, which would have given her match point.

Svitolina had set point when Rybakina missed a Volley and a Forehand return, but both shots went wide.

Rybakina was faced with a break point in the very first game of the deciding set, but she was able to recover from a double-fault at 30-30 and maintain her serve.

Svitolina was next to serve a double fault and go to the brink of defeat. Svitolina played a cautious forehand that dropped short, and Rybakina hammered a forehand winner to go up 2-0 in the break after Svitolina failed to return to the aggressive mindset that won her the second set.

Svitolina Stood Firm once more, Refusing to Yield.

The 2019 WTA Finals runner-up and participant in three major finals kept up the pressure on Rybakina’s serve with a strong return game, and she eventually broke for the second time in the match to get the advantage at 3-4. Svitolina pounced on a reeling Rybakina, breaking serve for a third time to set up a match point.

With the hopes of Ukraine resting on her shoulders, Svitolina converted on her seventh match point in the deciding game to complete one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. The Olympic bronze medal joins Svitolina’s 15 WTA victories, including the 2019 WTA Finals.

Svitolina reached the quarterfinals of the Olympics for the first time in 2016 after beating Andrea Petkovic, Heather Watson, and Serena Williams. She ultimately lost to Petra Kvitova, who went on to win the bronze medal.

Svitolina stated, “I hoped to win a medal for my nation in the Olympics, and that’s not easy.” That’s what you’d hope to see at the Olympics, right?

Lots of fierce competition and intense matches. After being disappointed by a semi-final loss, I am now pleased with my bronze medal. I’ve had a great week overall, but taking home the bronze medal truly puts the icing on the cake.

The gold medal match is set for later on Saturday between Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

Earlier, Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani of Brazil survived four match points to win bronze in doubles against Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina of Russia.