Jesse went on to have tremendous success in the games. He took the Berlin Olympics by storm; he won the 100-meter dash in 10.3 seconds, which was equal to the world record. (“Jesse Owens”). At first the crowd thought that Jesse had set the new world and Olympic records, unfortunately for Jesse officials ruled otherwise. (Nuwer).
Finch was the pitcher for parts of the nine games that the US team played during this run. Finch contributed to the US win with a 2-0 record and thirteen no hitter innings. Athens wasn’t the only successful Olympic games Finch played, she also pitched for her team in the next summer Olympics at Beijing in 2008. Between three shut out games the US had , Finch had done very well and contributed with having pitched nine shutout innings; however the US fell short that year, placing Second behind Japan and earning a Silver medal.
Stephanie Allmon of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said in one of her articles, “The perky pixie-size gymnast with the wide-tooth smile famously became the first female to grace the cover of a Wheaties cereal box; She remains one of the most popular athletes of all time. ”(news.msn.com) Mary Lou Retton is known for many achievements in her gymnastics career including her “Perfect 10” vault, youngest inductee in The Hall of Fame, and many medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Her life-changing career started when she was only 4 years old. Retton’s many accomplishments like her “Perfect 10” had a big impact on society.(biography.com)
The Biography.com website states, “Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast, winning 19 Olympic and World Championship medals” (Mead). Because Simone was too young to attend the Olympics in 2012, the first Olympic Games Simone attended was in 2016 in Rio. Although Simone has only been to one of the Olympics, she has been awarded with five Olympic medals; four of them were gold, and one was bronze. She acquired gold in team, all-around, vault, and floor; she got bronze on the beam. Simone plans to continue to practice and will more than likely participate in the upcoming summer Olympic Games in
He takes a step in the ring dodges the hits. He dodges one last time and throws a punch straight to the jaw. Jack Johnson is the winner of the match. Boxing is what this Black Heavy weight champion is known for. It started way back in March 31, 1878 John Arthur Johnson was born to Henry and Tina Johnson. He grew up in Galveston, Texas with his eight other siblings. Even though his name is John he goes by the name of Jack or his nickname Galveston Giant. Jonson grew up not knowing there was a superior skin color. Him and his white friends would play together, eat together, and stay at each other’s houses.
He soon became her personal trainer. Jennie is a two-time world champion and a two-time Pan American gold medalist in 2003 and 2007. She was soon an Olympic silver and gold medalist. When she was at University of Arizona, she was Arizona's co-winner of the Rugby Award. She also was a two-time Honda Award Winner.
He quickly set his sights on the Us Men’s Swimming Team. Kahanamoku was an Olympic medalist 4 times. Here is a list of his awards and accomplishments: 1911 Gold medal, Amateur Athletic Union, 100-yard freestyle swimming 1912 Olympic gold medal, 100-meter freestyle swimming; silver medal, Freestyle relay swimming 1920 Olympic gold medal, 100-meter freestyle swimming; gold medal, 800-meter freestyle relay swimming 1924 Olympic silver medal, 100-meter freestyle swimming 1965 Inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame 1966 Inducted into Surfing Hall of
I may have been the front page story in junior high, but in my last two years of high school, she took up the whole newspaper. Amber basically repeated her wins her senior year, but added a National Title in Team Roping and a state title in the all around race. She even went on to college and won National titles in Barrels, Team Roping, and the All Around. She turned out to be very successful in the sport of rodeo.
ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY: My grandma was a figure skater and because she shared her love of skating with me, I grew up following Kristi Yamaguchi. Based on my previous knowledge and recent research, I will be able to inform you as to why Yamaguchi is one of the best woman athletes to date. E. PREVIEW MAIN POINTS: Today, I will be presenting information about her early life, accomplishments during her career, and her present life.
Jesse Owens, or James Cleveland was known to be a notable four-time Olympic gold medalist and the uppermost American track and field athlete in the nation. With his emerging status of being one of the world’s greatest African American athlete, Jesse Owens has achieved the recognition today amongst many sports fans in history. Owens has displayed the action of becoming a true national hero who encourages people to pursue their dreams of being in the Olympics. Owens was marked by ESPN as the 6th greatest USA athlete of the twentieth century. With all of his abundant contributions, Jesse Owens will be remembered today as a hero.
The pair consistently traded world records, but this athlete always had the upper hand in the major events, remaining undefeated in all competitions for nine years between 1979 and 1987. He was also an ambassador for the London 2012 Summer Olympics, focusing during the bid stage on the benefits that hosting the Olympics would bring to education and sport in schools. Who is
After her convictions, her medals were striped by the U.S. Olympic Committee, meaning it was like she never won in the Games.(“What Makes Marion Jones Run?”). In the spring of 2008 she had to go to a federal prison, one that was located right outside of Dallas, Texas. Even though Jones was in prison, running continued to be a passion of her’s. She would would run on the track in the prison. Cell mates would even watch her.
One wrong move can change everything. One wrong move could mean the difference between getting first place and getting last place. For Kerri, one wrong move, could have meant the first place medal, within the US's grasp, slipping away. It could have meant disaster and disappointment, but she did not let it. Kerri Strug is a retired American gymnast.
Rudolph impacted humans because she was the woman that did the unthinkable, becoming the fastest woman in the world. “Wilma’s celebrity brought unprecedented attention to women in the Olympics, especially to women’s track and field events. She inspires generations of women athletes especially minority women athletes who faced so much more barriers to achieving their dreams.” (Engel,2014). One athlete tells Wilma’s impact on her, “It was a great thrill for me to see.