Thursday, 11 August 2016
Serena Williams, a great American professional tennis player’s and actress, her full name is Serena Jameka Williams. She was born in September 26, 1981 . She is ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013. As of July 18, 2016, she has been ranked world No. 1 for 179 consecutive weeks, seven weeks shy of Steffi Graf's record, and 302 weeks overall. Williams is regarded by some commentators, players and sports writers as the greatest female tennis player of all time.
Usain Bolt in Rio Olympics 2016
Bolt was born on 21 August 1986 in Sherwood Content, a small town in Trelawny, Jamaica, and grew up with his parents, Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt, his brother Sadiki, and his sister Sherine. His parents ran the local grocery store in the rural area, and Bolt spent his time playing cricket and football in the street with his brother, later saying, "When I was young, I didn't really think about anything other than sports".
As a child, Bolt attended Waldensia Primary, where he first began to show his sprinting potential, running in the annual national primary-schools' meeting for his parish. By the age of twelve, Bolt had become the school's fastest runner over the 100 metres distance.
Upon his entry to William Knibb Memorial High School, Bolt continued to focus on other sports, but his cricket coach noticed Bolt's speed on the pitch and urged him to try track and field events. Pablo McNeil, a former Olympic sprint athlete, and Dwayne Jarrett coached Bolt, encouraging him to focus his energy on improving his athletic abilities. The school had a history of success in athletics with past students, including sprinter Michael Green. Bolt won his first annual high school championships medal in 2001, taking the silver medal in the 200 metres with a time of 22.04 seconds. McNeil soon became his primary coach, and the two enjoyed a positive partnership, although McNeil was occasionally frustrated by Bolt's lack of dedication to his training and his penchant for practical jokes.
Between his Olympic successes Usain stayed firmly in the global spotlight winning three gold medals and setting two individual world records at the 2009 IAAF World T&F Championships in Berlin, Germany. He lowered his 100m time to a staggering 9.58 secs, his 200m time to 19.19 secs and running the third leg helped Jamaica to gold in the 4x100m. He defended his World Championships title in the 200m at the 2011 IAAF World T&F Championships in Daegu, Korea and anchored Jamaica to another world record of 37.04 secs in the 4x100m. In 2013 at the IAAF World T&F Championships in Moscow Usain won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m to make it 8 World Championship gold medals. Usain is currently one of the biggest names in the world of sport – both on and off the track.
Bolt In Rio 2016
Bolt competed sparingly in the 200 m before the Olympics, with a run of 19.89 seconds to win at the London Grand Prix being his sole run of note over that distance. He had four races over 100 m, though only one was in Europe, and his best of 9.88 seconds in Kingston placed him fourth on the world seasonal rankings. As in the previous season, Gatlin appeared to be in better form, having seasonal bests of 9.80 and 19.75 seconds to rank first and second in the sprints.
Doping in athletics was a prime topic before the 2016 Rio Olympics, given the banning of the Russian track and field team for state doping, and Bolt commented that he had no problem with doping controls: "I have no issue with being drug-tested...I remember in Beijing every other day they were drug-testing us". He also highlighted his dislike of rival Tyson Gay's reduced ban for cooperation, given their close rivalry since the start of Bolt's career, saying "it really bothered me – really, really bothered me".
Saturday, 6 August 2016
Kerri Walsh Jennings
Kerri Walsh Jennings, one of the world’s best Beach volleyball players. She is a mother, an athlete, a daughter and a wife balancing all at once and that too near about perfectioning them all together. Kerrie Walsh Jennings was born on 15 August 1978 in Santa Clara, California. She was born to Tim and Margie Walsh. She has 3 siblings as a younger brother and two has an older brother, Marte, two younger sisters, Kelli and KC. Kerrie Walsh Jennings has a great supporting family with a husband and 3 kids, they being Casey Jennings, a U.S men’s beach volley player. Kerrie Walsh Jennings is great inspiration for all especially because she brings in the enthusiasm to be a beach volley player and managing being a wife, daughter and mother.
As rightly quoted by Kerrie that “The balancing act of motherhood and a career, and being a wife, is something that I don't think I'll ever perfect, but I love the challenge of it.” She has set herself as great role model for the youth by bringing great honors to U.S by winning 3 gold medals in the Olympics of 2004, 2008, 2012 along with her competing team mate Misty May-Treanor. Her qualifications in academic arena includes her high school studies, she completed at the Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California in 1996. Further she went to Stanford University and graduated from Stanford in 2001 with a degree in American studies. She had a tag associated with her since college as the best volley player at college level.. Earlier in the college, she asked for the autograph of Misty May-Treanor being unaware that she will be her future partner and would fetch her 3 gold medals, no doubt with her hard word and teamwork. . In 1999, Walsh-Jennings joined the United States National Team (indoor volleyball) and was named to the 2000 Olympic Team, which finished fourth in Sydney. In 2001, Walsh-Jennings moved her game to the beach and got a partner as Misty May-Treanor.
|Kerri Walsh Jennings Events in Rio 2016|
As a team, the duo mastered the game of beach volley and made the people worldwide go mad, as they could not believe the miraculous shots shown by the two. With great success coming all the way to Kerrie Walsh Jennings, their team after the midst of an 89-game win streak, headed to the 2004 Athens Olympics and winning the gold medal at Olympics. Next, in 2008, the duo broke their own records by winning 112 matches in a row and 19 consecutive tournaments. Counting as the success stories their team, Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor won 21 consecutive Olympic matches and only lost one set (to Austria in 2012) during their 11-year run together. This time in Rio Olympics 2016 Kerrie Walsh Jennings is teaming up with April Ross, whom she defeated earlier in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, held in London. To maintain her record, Kerrie Walsh Jennings is participating in Rio Olympics 2016 and wishes to get gold with the best of her capabilities as she balances motherhood, shoulder surgery, and still qualifying for her fifth Olympic Games with new partner April Ross.
Friday, 5 August 2016
Olympic gymnastics 2016
The next event to be witnessed by the people of the world is Olympic gymnastics 2016,(ARTISTIC GYMNASTIC).This game combining strength, balance, flexibility and grace, gymnasts push themselves to their physical limits using a variety of apparatus, such as vaults, bars and beams, as well as in the spectacular apparatus-free ‘floor’ routines. With performances of strength and acrobatic skill featuring incredible flips and somersaults, the gymnastics on display across a full week of events will leave you thinking what the human body was capable of. This traditional sport has been in the Games since Athens 1896 and will be a eye treat for spectators as Olympic gymnastic 2016. International federation associated with Olympic gymnastics 2016 is FIG.
This time the Olympic gymnastics 2016 has 60 countries as participants with 196 athletes displaying a unique sport. The Olympic gymnastic 2016 will be held at Rio Olympic Arena, which was used at the 2007 Pan American Games, and stands as one of that event's main sporting legacies. During Rio 2016, the venue will stage artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastic events. For the sport of Olympic gymnastic 2016 following apparatus, styles and 30 minutes experts are in consideration. With a scoring panel nine referees who assess the difficulty and technical quality of moves and award scores.
There are six apparatus for men and four for women:
- Uneven bars and balance beam are used for the women's events only
- Horizontal bar, parallel bars, pommel horse and rings are for the men's competition only
- Both men and women compete in the floor and vault events
These apparatus are in detail as follows:
A 1.15m tall apparatus with two handles, or pommels, on top, which allow the men to perform a series of maneuvers using complex hand and body positions while keeping themselves atop the apparatus.
Two parallel rings, suspended 2.75m off the ground and 50cm apart by cables, are used by men in a series of exercises requiring incredible upper body strength and control.
Gymnasts sprint 25m towards this solid apparatus and jump onto its 120cm x 95cm surface, performing a variety of handsprung mid-air maneuvers in the process, before landing on a mat.
A square mat, measuring 12m x 12m, with a 1m safety border, and sprung to provide added boost for somersaults and leaps (as well as cushioning falls), on which intricate gymnastic routines are performed lasting a maximum of 70 seconds for men and up to 90 seconds for women.
Horizontal bar: using only a steel bar 2.75m off the ground, male gymnasts perform a combination of hand manoeuvres and swinging jumps.
Uneven bars: the upper bar is 2.4m off the floor and the lower bar 1.6m, with athletes passing from one to the other and incorporating a series of grip changes, releases, jumps and other moves.
Parallel bars: two wooden rails on uprights, adjustable in height and used for swinging, vaulting and balancing exercises.
Balance beam: gymnasts perform somersaults and turns on a bar 5m long and 10cm wide.
Balanced position typical in beam and floor exercises where the gymnast keeps one foot on the beam and raises the other behind them with arms extended.
One of the most basic poses in artistic gymnastics, involving balancing the upright body with both hands on the beam.
A somersault during which the gymnast rotates around the axis of the body a full 360º .
The event of Olympic gymnastics 2016(Artistic gymnastic) starts from 6 August 2016, which has 3 events i.e. Men’s qualification subdivision 1, 2 and 3. The next day, 7 August 2016 has same events of Olympic gymnastics 2016 (Artistic gymnastic) for women.8 and 9 August 2016 has the Olympic gymnastic 2016, Artistic gymnastic of men’s team final and women’s team final respectively. Similarly on 10 and 11 August 2016 has the men’s individual all round final and women’s individual all round final as the respective events of Olympic gymnastics 2016. Next event of Olympic gymnastics 2016 is on 14 August 2016 ,the day consist of Men's Floor Exercise Final at 14:00 , Women's Vault Final at 14:47, at 15:34 there is Men's Pommel Horse Final and at 16:21, there is Women's Uneven Bars Final .Then comes 15 august 2016 consisting of 3 events of the Olympic gymnastic 2016 at 14:00 is Men's Rings Final , from 14:54 is Men's Vault Final and from 15:46 onwards is Women's Balance Beam Final. The further events of Olympic gymnastic 2016 are on 16 August 2016, the day starts with Men's Parallel Bars Final from 14:00 onwards, the at 14:47 starts the Women's Floor Exercise Final and the day marks its end with Men's Horizontal Bar Final from 15:34 onwards , providing the world its winners of Olympic gymnastic 2016(Artistic gymnastic).
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Olympic soccer 2016
The summer Olympics 2016, also includes one of the favorite event of the world wide fans, the Olympic soccer 2016. The sports event Olympic soccer became an Olympic sport at the Paris 1900 Games, with women joining in at Atlanta 1996 and the international federation associated with the Olympic soccer 2016 is FIFA. In Rio, 16 countries will battle for the men’s title and 12 for the women’s gold medals namely Algeria, Canada, Fiji, Iraq, Nigeria, Sweden, Argentina, China, France, Portugal, Japan, USA, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Korea, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Denmark, Honduras, New Zealand and South Africa.
Monday, 1 August 2016
One of the main events in the row is Olympic swimming. The Olympic swimming event will be carried out from 6 August 2016 to 13 August 2016. The Olympic swimming event will be held at the OLYMPIC AQUATICS STADIUM with a seating capacity of 14000.
The summer Olympic Swimming is a breath-taking sport, swimming has been in the Olympic Games since Athens 1896. Men and women participate in 16 events, including relays and individual competitions in four strokes – freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke. The aim of this individual Olympic swimming sport is that the Swimmers must complete a set distance inside the pool, in some cases using a specific swimming style, in the shortest possible time.
Sunday, 31 July 2016
Olympic Basketball 2016
The next day of august give us a eye treat to watch the Olympic basketball 2016 teams SERBIA versus FRANCE , AUSTRALIA verses USA and VENEZUELA versus CHINA from 22:45 ,3:30 and 7:00 respectively. On 11 August there will be matches of Olympic basketball 2016 teams that is BRAZIL versus CROATIA from 22:45 onwards.
The other two Olympic basketball 2016 teams competing in the match starting at 3:30 are NIGERIA versus SPAIN. LITHUNIA will compete against ARGENTINA from 7:00. The Olympic basketball 2016 teams competing on 12 august 2016 in the Olympics are CHINA verses AUSTRALIA from 22:45 then at 3:30 the Olympic basketball 2016 teams are USA versus SERBIA.
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Olympics Opening CeremonyThe opening ceremony of the grand sports event, the summer Olympics will take place on Friday 5 August 2016 in the Maracana Stadium at Rio de Janeiroin Brazil marked by great Brazilian culture.
Olympics Opening Ceremony update 1:-
The olympics opening ceremony will quick start at 8 pm local time, i.e. midnight of 6 August in U.K. the event will start with the welcome speeches by the honorable guests.
Event will be handled by the creative director Fernando Meirelles and Daniel Thomas (co directed in London Olympics 2012) and Andrucha Waddington and Brazilian choreographer Deborah colker. Meirelles has reportedly being handed the budget of 10% of that of the last held London Olympics 2012.
Hence, as they are looking forward to the high tech ideas which can be incorporated with this much budget for best and satisfactory result. As the words to be taken in are given by Meirelles and Leonard Caetano that they are picking "originality over luxury and compensate with creativity, rhythm and emotion".
Olympics Opening Ceremony update 2:-
The well known Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen will be witnessing the opening ceremony despite announcing her retirement.
Olympics Opening Ceremony update 3:-
Furthermore there will be 100 heads of state and government attending the ceremony. There have been around 6000 volunteers who have been rehearsing for the event for nearly three months and will be ready to deliver a vibrant show, presenting Brazilian culture to the spectators of the world as Rio welcomes the world for games.
Next in the go will be the parade performed by the Athletes at the Mricana stadium of Rio de janerio, where held the 2014 world cup, finally the Olympics flag will be raised followed by the anthems to be performed i.e. Hino Nacional Brasileiro-National anthem of Brazil and the Olympic Hymn-official hymn of the International Olympics Commitee.
Greece will lead this Olympics parade of athletes followed by each of the competing nation in alphabetical order. The charm and moment of happiness and pride will come as the Olympics flame will lit bright in the host city of Rio de janeiro at Maricana stadium, bringing in the spirit of participation and sports.
Olympics Opening Ceremony update 4:-
The Olympics flame will be moved to the port of Rio de janerio during the games as announced by the Olympics organizing committee spokesperson Mario Aranda as desired by Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes.
Olympics Opening Ceremony update 5:-
It will be a wonderful experience to watch this summer Olympics 2016 being held at Rio as will be broadcasted by BBC across TV, radio and online. The tickets are also available at ranging from $200 to $4600 for A category tickets.
This grand opening ceremony is a platform for the countries of the world to bring out the best and cherish the talents served.