Wilma Rudolph won the 200 meter dash by running a time of 24.0 seconds. This was a new Olympic record at that time. The 4x100 meter relay was won in a time of 44.5 seconds. The 4x100 meter relay team set a world record in the semi-finals by running a time of 44.4 seconds. Wilma Rudolph won the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash by more than 3 yards over the next closest runner.
People pretend it does not exist, but racism is still here and very alive in the world of tennis. Despite this, the leaders of tennis pride themselves as being innovative and having forward-thinking because of tangible things like equal prize money, television and media coverage for male and female tennis players. But the sad fact remains that tennis will not truly be socially advanced until racism is stopped. Two of the greatest woman athletes to play the game, Serena and Venus Williams, are both African American sisters who began tennis when they were young and through the years have been hugely successful. The two sisters have brought inspiration to learn the game to a new generation of young African Americans, since they grew up in a poor neighborhood and became professionals.
Women have made enormous strides since the beginning of their fight. So large in fact, this year in the Olympics, for the first time in 20 years, the female athletes took home more gold medals than the males. The United States Women’s ice hockey team also overcame great odds. They won the gold for the first time in 20 years, beating their biggest rivals, Canada. Personally, I stayed up late watching that game.
Depending on country context and sport, a man can be a billionaire and a woman [in the same discipline] cannot even get a minimum salary" (Beatrice Frey, sport partnership manager at UN Women). Women in sports can compete the same, and sometimes even stronger, as men so their pay should just be as much as them, and the gender pay gap shouldn’t be present. If both sexes play the exact same sport, why do they have different fiscal values? Many female athletes are equally talented compared to men so they should at least get paid the same. “The U.S. women’s team will get a $2 million bonus for winning the FIFA Women 's World Cup.
Many famous athletes have been caught cheating by using steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Using performance enhancing drugs can boost the overall ability of an athlete as it promotes muscle growth and increases an athlete’s endurance. Lance Armstrong was a seven time Tour de France winner. After Armstrong was tested positive for performance enhancing drugs which increased his stamina, he was stripped off of his seven tour de france titles. Since Armstrong had his Tour de France titles taken away from him, “..they were not awarded to anyone else because... well, everyone else was also under “a cloud of suspicion”” (Allenby).
Sexism has shaped the Olympics for years. 2016 Olympic games were an amazing time for women and their Olympic achievements, but media depicted their achievements differently. Vox’s video titled Sexist coverage steals the show at 2016 Olympics depicts the sexist comments and articles written by male reporters in the 2016 Rio Olympics. From the devaluation of the female tennis Olympic player Eugenie Bouchard to whom the reporter, Adam Kreek claimed was not taking her career seriously as she was more focused on her self-image by posting “selfies” holding a toothpaste tube and “trying on different hairstyles,” to the comment made to the 2016 U.S. gymnastic team when gathered around talking before the competitions by a commentator saying that “they might as well be standing in the middle of a mall” in reference to the stereotype that young females stand around in groups at the mall (Vox “Sexist coverage steals the show at 2016 Olympics “). Videos like these help people
Conflict arose though when Jesse Owens, a black American athlete, swept a round of medals, proving that the Aryan race was not supreme. Owens went on to win four gold medals that embarrassed Hitler along with many Aryan runners that competed. Before the Olympics
Did you know that by some estimates, up to 60 percent of competitive athletes overtrain at some point? A recent study conducted showed that over 15 percent of 200 elite British athletes tested met the criteria for being overtrained, and thus, felt the effects of a “burnout” (Reynolds 1). To understand the toll that overtraining can take on an athlete’s life, consider Whitney Myers, a world class swimmer at the University of Arizona. In 2006, Myers won the women’s N.C.A.A. title in the 200 and 400-yard individual medleys, while going on to win gold in the 200-meter individual medley at the Pan Pacific Championships.
Passive Aggressive Husband One of the biggest problems of some women is having a passive aggressive husband. Although both men and women can display passive aggressive behavior, men are more inclined to use it to avoid responsibility and control others. By keeping themselves away from others, they are able to suppress their fear of being controlled and avoid confrontation. It also helps them control feelings of anger and hide their inability to deal with people. Part 1: What Are the Traits of a Passive Aggressive Husband?
An arrogant person would probably humiliate or demean another person but would be unable to prove it to him, but a confident human would be simply let his actions speak for himself/herself. This classic age old debate between confidence and arrogance is very often proved and exhibited in various sports stars and film stars. While arrogance would be demeaning others yet not being able to prove one’s own mettle, confidence
Not satisfied, lucious Laure wanted one of each, and went on to win a silver and bronze to add to her collection. By far one of the hottest Olympians around, Manaudou is beloved by her native country and admired across the world. Number Five: Kim Glass Volleyball extraordinaire Kim Glass wowed audiences during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. With her long legs (an all mighty 6ft 3) and super strength, Glass helped lead the squad to a silver medal. With the pins of a supermodel, she apparently tried out for America 's Next Top Model but was rejected five times.
Many people do not know the law Title IX. Most people who have an idea of it think it only applies to women’s sports. Title IX, signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon, states that, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance”. The word “sports” was not at all stated in the definition. It is just one of the many reasons why Title IX was passed.
Throughout playing tennis for Creekside Middle School, I have faced lots of success. I played varsity all three years there, and during my sixth grade year, helped my team win the annual county tournament between middle schools. Though I was successful for many of my matches, I did met with failure at times. One of these times would be in my seventh grade year, when my doubles partner and I had lost in the final round of the tournament. This defeat would be one of the reasons that led the Creekside tennis team placing outside of the top three at the county tournament.
Should sports be Co-ed? Is It safe for sports to be Co-ed. Sports should not be Co-ed because male and female have different body and different mass. A female may be able to agile , while males can leave more than a female. There is a big difference in between female and male.