Justin Gallegos becomes the first athlete with cerebral palsy to be a sponsored Nike runner. This is his reaction when he got the news.
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Athletes your kids can look up to.
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Sanjay Singh, Indian athlete, honoring the debt of milk. The cow whose milk enabled him to fetch 3 gold medals.
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The faces of the athletes from the great Roman mosaic, found in the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, are shown in great detail. The floor mosaic adorned the exercise area. The mosaic was discovered in 1824 and is now in the Vatican Museums. [1400x1400]
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Hi, I’m Anita DeFrantz, Olympic Champion, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, author, civil rights lawyer, and professional speaker. Ask me anything about the Olympics, professional sports, rowing, and athletes’ civil rights issues!

I started my athletic career as a collegiate rower, then later went on to captain the first U.S. women’s rowing team in history: who competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and won the Bronze medal. Then, four years later, I became embroiled in an international scandal when, as a newly minted attorney, I challenged President Jimmy Carter’s boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympic games. The boycott, driven by political ambitions, served to threaten the rights of U.S. athletes to compete in the apolitical Games; an event where thousands of American athletes dedicated half of their lives to training for.

Nearly half a decade later, I was honored to be invited to join the International Olympic Committee, or IOC (the international organization founded to run the Olympics), as the first African American woman to serve as Vice President. As a ranking officer of the IOC, I then dedicated my life to spreading the spirit of the Olympics throughout the world, and to unite the many peoples of the countries participating. However, my tenure at the IOC has not always been one devoid of controversy. In 2016, I lead the charge and investigation into a global conspiracy to defraud the Olympics via government sponsored drug doping programs. The conspiracy involved many high ranking politicians, influential sports figures, and members of the medical community: needless to say, it was one moment in the history of the Olympics that threatened to destroy it as an institution forever.

In addition to the aforementioned topics, ask me anything about thinking like an Olympic Champion: tips and strategies that I have used throughout my life to turn incredible challenges into victories and success. I would love to share these with you as well!

So, without further ado, I look forward to your questions.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anitadefrantz

Website: https://www.anitadefrantz.com

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/My-Olympic-Life-Anita-DeFrantz/dp/0692885676

PROOF: https://www.facebook.com/anitadefrantz/photos/a.1928551044024942/2701640336716005/

***FINAL EDIT: Thank you again to everyone who participated in the AMA! I've tried to answer a mix of different types of questions, from informational to critical. If I didn't have a chance to answer yours, I invite you to join me on my Facebook page linked above, or join my newsletter (link at bottom of my website) to keep in touch. I do plan to do other live events and AMAs in the very near future. Again, thanks for being

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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β€˜Stephen Curry is as much a freak of nature as Lakers’ LeBron James’: Barack Obama explains how Warriors superstar is a great athlete.

β€œThese world-class athletes, they’re like X-Men. Some of them you can tell are like the Hulk. You’re standing next to LeBron, you know he’s a freak. Stand next to Steph, and he’s like one of those guys who has some superpower (where) he takes off his glasses or something. You can’t see right away, but is just as much of a freak.”

Barack also gave him props as the greatest shooter of all time: β€œThat’s not even a question, absolutely. I have not seen anybody who can shoot that way, in as many ways, in as unlikely ways, as consistently as Steph Curry. I know Steph well. Everything he does, it’s precise and neat and tight.”

Source:
https://twitter.com/shadalaiyan/status/1339694481667309568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1339832174791569409%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es3_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-17173592543607608427.ampproject.net%2F2011252111002%2Fframe.html

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My fiancΓ© is an former college athlete who has never needed to count calories before this year. Please keep him in your thoughts during this trying time.
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Terrance Stanley Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, he embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
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Human sized mantis shrimp vs 10 male college athletes with 6’ steel spears

In a heated battle with a friend and would like Reddit to help settle this.

Mantis shrimp: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis_shrimp

You pick your 10 college athletes. Here’s some info:

https://www.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/external/track-field/results/d1/outdoor17/final/020-1_compiled.htm

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-11-07/how-big-average-college-football-player-breaking-down-size%3famp

Location: underwater

Prep:

-The athletes get 1 week to prepare and learn how to scuba dive.

-the mantis shrimp gets 1 week with Rocky Balboa as a sparring partner.

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Wardlow discussing his WWE Tryout: "They're not recruiting wrestlers. They're recruiting Ex-NFL Athletes or college wrestlers; people that never watched wrestling and don't care about it. The comments these people were making made me sick to my stomach that they were there getting an opportunity"

From the AEW Unrestricted podcast this week. It was a really great listen. He discusses his roommate for the tryout saying "Man I never even watched wrestling. I don't even like it" and that was a guy that made it to the 2nd tryout.

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If you are tall or heavy don't lose hope - full planche at 202cm 102kg/6'7 225lbs and other feats by heavyweight calisthenics athletes.

Are you too tall or heavy to reach advanced calisthenics moves? The answer is not so obvious, I've found that some moves previously thought impossible past a certain height/weight have been achieved by giants, I'll share some examples.

Based on some replies I got in the comments, I'll point out that it's very unlikely to reach the level of the outliers shown below because they have excellent genetics and some of them are on steroids (with at least one comment arguing that all of them are users), but the point is that the limit is much higher than many people expected, so someone smaller/with average genetics/natural has at least a tiny chance of reaching these moves, and maybe we'll see them done by even bigger people.

  • Full planche: Jack Vinati, 202cm 102kg/6'7 225lbs, this is his Instagram page, currently his best hold was shown in this video where he also did an almost full range front lever row and one arm pull ups. He started calisthenics around 3 years ago and was coached by Alessandro Mainente, apparently in the past he was a pro basketball player who had to stop because of injuries.
  • One arm front lever: Aziz Azizov, 195cm 100kg/6'4 220lbs, here is a hold with the body almost entirely in the horizontal plane. He's also got an almost straight full planche.
  • Hefesto: This one is a later addition, Leco Extremo, 200cm 82kg/6'7 180lbs. Here you can see him hold an assisted Victorian cross, full planche, almost iron cross and he's the tallest I've seen do the hefesto. So you can see that tall and lanky/not very heavy for their height people can reach these moves. Is even this guy on steroids, for those who claim all of these athletes are?
  • One arm pull up: Andrey Smaev is 185cm/6' and here his weight was 120kg/264lbs and he also added 16kg/35lbs as if it wasn't already hard enough. This man has monstrous strength, I've written about him here. However note that he admitted using steroids in a Russian interview, but he still has inhuman genetics.
  • Nordic hamstring curl: Lance Kearse, 6'7 240lbs/202cm 108kg pro basketball player.

I'll add the tallest/heaviest athlete for m

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$30. For used sandals. Comes with a side of athletes foot?
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can we stop putting down recruited athletes in this forum?

basically title. don't bitch about how you didn't get into a college because SoMeONe CAn THROw a bAlL. Yes, they can throw a ball, or kick a ball, or do whatever the hell they do with balls, but guess what, they are pretty damn good at it. Being recruited to a top tier institution is a reflection of lots of hard work, early mornings of training, late nights of doing homework, etc. I dunno, I am just sick of the toxicity I have seen in this forum towards athletes; before acting all high and mighty, I would consider how hard it is to manage your grades, training/ conditioning/ sports practice, AND any other extra EC's.

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The "Athletes are Assholes" movie cliche is getting really old and wrong at this point.

Every highschool movie has the Letterman Athlete be some dudebro who has no self-respect and is the movies main bully. Its really unimaginative at this and point and just plain wrong. Now, athletes are signing school contracts, so if they get detention they're off the team, or don't get to play. It also drives kids away from playing HS sports, which sucks.

edit: For people saying it doesn't show up in movies anymore, you're right, it's more of a show thing now, but the point stands.

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Anthony Edwards body tested: Accel. force 99th percentile, Decel. force 98th percentile, Lat. accel. 98th percentile, Creates more raw accel. force than anyone assessed at his position, Biggest athlete among hyper-athletic guards

https://twitter.com/P3sportscience/status/1328822786207281154

People are really sleeping on his potential even if it was a relatively weak draft class. If he pans out he'd easily be one of the most entertaining and explosive stars in the game. He'd easily be the most built shooting guards in the game (tho he might play small forward considering minny's abundance of guards) and is insanely strong. I feel like everyone should be rooting for him to not bust, because he'd be one entertaining player.

You got the surgical crafty passer/scorer in D'Lo, the best shooting big center of all time and athletic center in KAT, and then you got the freight train in Anthony Edwards. That's one hell of a young core.

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how is it possible to be a healthy weight as an endurance athlete?

I've been struggling a lot these last 7 months to not be underweight, and I do a lot of endurance cycling and running. it feels like unless there is food being directly injected into my veins i am just unable to consume the amount of food necessary to stay at a healthy weight. I've also always had weird sporadic periods, but haven't gotten mine since last February when I went on birth control for a hot sec. I'm alternating between being panicked about my bodyweight/health and also convincing myself that most endurance athletes seem like they're probably dealing with something similar. does anyone have a sense for how "normal" this is? any suggestions from other folks who have been in the same boat? I'm currently without health insurance until the end of january, but I'm planning on seeing a doctor then. My previous doctor just told me to eat more food and drink protein shakes and the like.

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I’m new here so I apologize if this is an allowed it. But, I’m a coach and this is my athlete with her 16 month transformation. Started at 200 pounds, ended in December on stage at 114 pounds.
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Movies where celebrity non-actors were actually pretty good in their roles? (Athletes, Musicians etc)

Movies where non-actors were actually pretty good in their roles? Can be a full film role, guest starring, or just a cameo etc

For example, Vinnie Jones (soccer player) in Lock Stock, Snatch, or Kevin Garnett (basketball player) in Uncut Gems.

I know that musicians will be a pretty big crossover as performers so not thinking of someone like Jamie Foxx, but celebrities/well known people that are actually inexperienced as actors.

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ATHLETES KILL AN INNOCENT SALESMAN (emotional)
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"Celebrities and Athletes Have Donated Money to Help Bail Out Protestors" Did these people get their social media accounts closed "due to the risk of further incitement of violence" or "aiding in inserection?"
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What other athlete in other sports would be so far away from everyone else like Gretzky is here? imgur.com/LqzKRoh
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Scholar athletes
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