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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gold medal’

Gabby Douglas Intent On Reaching Elusive Olympic Feat

In the world of gymnastics, time is the undefeatable enemy. Gymnastics is hard on the mind and body, making longevity in the sport a difficult task. Gabby Douglas, however, wants to take on that task and become the first two-time winner of the Olympic all-around title in 50 years. Armour: Gabby Douglas hoping to make gymnastics history again in Rio http://t.co/kuyVGBOiq2 …

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Mark Pavelich Auctions Olympic Gold Medal

Mark Pavelich was one of the most instrumental players in the Lake Placid Winter Olympics in 1980. Pavelich was a member of the “Miracle on Ice” team, who had an amazing win against the Russians. Their win is still, to this day, considered one of the biggest upsets in the US Winter Olympics history, and led them to win a …

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Mikaela Shiffrin Defends Her World Cup Title

Mikaela Shiffrin defended and retained her World Cup slalom title this weekend. Adding this to her Sochi Olympics gold, she’s already received all the birthday gifts she could dream of–just a few days shy of her 19th birthday. Mikaela led the race from start to finish Saturday–just the way she did in Sochi only two weeks ago. Just a year …

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Historic Gold for U.S.

Mikaela Shiffrin has become the first U.S. Alpine women’s skier to win gold at the Sochi Olympics. She dominated the women’s Slalom with a combined time of 1:44.54. The victory is even sweeter for Shiffrin because the 18-year-old from Vail, Colorado is also officially the youngest women’s skier to ever win an olympic slalom, according to the Washington Post. Her …

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White: Moms Helped Win Gold

Meryl Davis and Charlie White have just scored the ultimate goal and have brought home to the USA that coveted gold medal during Sochi’s winter olympics. This is an historic gold medal, as the US has never won for ice dancing before. The pair have been training together for seventeen years and have worked hard every day of their lives …

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Shaun White Says Sochi’s Not His Last Olympics

Tuesday was a tough day for champion snowboarder Shaun White. White failed to reach his goal of becoming the first male American to win three straight gold medals in an individual event. While his time in Sochi didn’t land White the prize he was aiming for, he did say that he might be coming back in a few years to …

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Kelly Clark Mistaken For ‘American Idol’ Star

Olympian snowboarder Kelly Clark and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson have been mistaken for one another. While their names and Twitter handles are similar (@kellyclarkfdn and @kelly_clarkson) their pastimes are completely unrelated. Clark is a gold-medal Olympian and five-time winner of the Winter X Games in the halfpipe. Kelly Clarkson is the season-one winner American Idol and a three-time Grammy …

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Carina Vogt Wins Historic Gold at Sochi

Skier Carina Vogt made a historic win in the first ever women’s ski jumping event at Sochi. She grabbed an early lead with jumps of 103 and 97.5 meters, for a total 247.4 points, according to Yahoo. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz was second with 246.2 points, and bringing home the bronze is France’s Coline Mattel at 245.2 points. Vogt fell to her …

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Julia Lipnitskaia Is Russia’s New Figure Skating Star

It’s undeniable. Julia Lipnitskaia is a star. The 15-year-old Russian figure skating princess electrified spectators in Sochi on Saturday. Veteran male figure skater Evgeni Plushenko called her a “genius”– a sentiment shared by many of Lipnitskaia’s colleagues. Retired American figure skater Tara Lipinski, who was also a gold medal winner at age 15, understands first hand what it takes to perform …

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Tom Daley Has A Boyfriend; “It Felt Right”

Olympic diver Tom Daley surprised his fans by revealing he is dating a man, despite previously dating girls. The 19-year-old diver, who won a bronze medal in London 2012 Olympics, revealed the news on Monday in a YouTube video. Daley says he is in a serious relationship with a guy and said he feels happier and safer in his new relationship. …

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