Pins tagged with: Sports

02. 01. 17:34h
USA Gymnastics caught up with two-time World all-around champion Simone Biles, her parents and coach Aimee Boorman to reflect on Simone's incredible success and look ahead to the future, including Simone's 2015 debut at the AT&T American Cup on March 7.
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02. 16. 05:25h
Jean-Louis was born in Haiti (then Saint-Domingue) in 1785, the son of a French fencing master. Later, he served as a soldier in Napoleon’s army. His most famous exploit as a duelist was a regimental “mass” duel that took place near Madrid, Spain, in 1814. French soldiers from the 32nd Regiment and Italian soldiers from the 1st Regiment quarreled. Within 40 minutes, Jean Louis’s fencing style would become a major influence on the French school of fencing, and he is credited with the saying—now famous among fencers—“A foil should be held as one holds a little bird; not so tightly as to crush it, but just enough to prevent it escaping from the hand.” He became sought out by members of the nobility for fencing instruction. Jean-Louis retired from the army in 1849, at age sixty-five, and began teaching fencing permanently at his school in Montpellier. Later he came to denounce dueling. He instructed his daughter in the art of fencing, and she would go on to become one of his most accomplished disciples. Read more: https://outofthiscentury.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/the-greatest-african-american-and-afro-american-martial-artists-in-history/
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02. 28. 01:09h
Did you know Muhammed Ali travelled to Iraq in 1990 to negotiate the release of 15 United States citizens taken hostage by Saddam Hussein after his invasion of Kuwait.
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03. 21. 12:52h
Copa Lagos founder Samson Adamu has turned his passion for football into a an international sports event. Listen to his story as he tells us his inspiration for starting Copa Lagos (international beach football tournament) and how the annual event has become the brand it is today.
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05. 03. 09:15h
Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates the unanimous decision victory in the "richest" boxing match in history during the welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
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05. 07. 21:28h
Self taught 25 year old African builds sports car from scrap
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