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19-Year-Old Leylah Fernandez Is Captivating U.S. Open Watchers
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Dana Farrington | September 8, 2021
Leylah Fernandez of Canada celebrates after winning her quarterfinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Tuesday. The 19-year-old is the youngest woman in the U.S. Open semifinals in nearly two decades.Elsa | Getty Images Updated September 8, 2021 at 11:51 AM ET ...
Meet Olympic Power Couple Hunter Woodhall And Tara Davis
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Rachel Treisman | August 26, 2021
Tara Davis celebrates with boyfriend and Paralympian Hunter Woodhall at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials on June 26 in Eugene, Ore.Steph Chambers | Getty Images Updated August 27, 2021 at 11:50 AM ET One notable member of Team USA's delegation is Hunter Woodhall, a 22-year-old sprinter ...
Photos: What The Paralympics Opening Ceremony Looked Like
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L. Carol Ritchie, Rachel Treisman, Dana Farrington | August 24, 2021
Athletes from around the world wound their way through Tokyo's Olympic Stadium on Tuesday, wearing masks and waving to a largely empty stadium, accompanied by performers and upbeat music. NBCSN will rebroadcast the ceremony Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET. The stands were largely empty at the Opening Ceremony of ...
What I Learned From Watching Every Sport At The Tokyo Olympics
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Linda Holmes | August 9, 2021
Over two weeks, critic Linda Holmes watched every Olympic discipline, from archery to wrestling. Above, Manon Brunet of Team France, left, competes against Olga Nikitina of Team ROC during the Women's Sabre Team Fencing Gold Medal Match on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.Ryan Pierse | Getty Images ...
U.S. Women Win 4×400, And Allyson Felix Becomes The Most Decorated U.S. Track Athlete
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Merrit Kennedy | August 7, 2021
U.S. runners (from left) Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu and Allyson Felix celebrate winning the gold medal in the women's 4x400 meter relay at the Tokyo Olympic Games.David Ramos | Getty Images TOKYO — It wasn't even close. The U.S. women's 4x400 meter relay team won gold, beating the ...
Canadian Soccer Player Quinn Becomes The First Out Trans And Nonbinary Gold Medalist
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Sharon Pruitt-Young | August 6, 2021
Canada's midfielder Quinn warms up prior to the Tokyo Olympics women's final soccer match between Sweden and Canada on Aug. 6.Tiziana Fabi | AFP via Getty Images Canadian soccer player Quinn has just made Olympic history. The Canadian women's soccer team took home the gold on Friday, beating out Sweden ...
Meet The Nonagenarian Who Is A Record-Breaking Weightlifter
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Emily Alfin Johnson, Nina Kravinsky | August 6, 2021
Edith Murway, shown here training at her gym, discovered powerlifting at 91. Now, days away from 100, she holds the Guinness World Record for oldest competitive powerlifter (female).Guinness World Records/Edith Murway Edith Murway will not be among the athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics this year, but she is a ...
Ukraine’s First Black Lawmaker Is Now Also Its First Gold Medalist In Tokyo
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Deepa Shivaram | August 5, 2021
Gold medalist Zhan Beleniuk of Ukraine celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for men's 87-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling.Aaron Favila | AP Zhan Beleniuk takes his job pretty seriously. He's Ukraine's first Black lawmaker and the first deputy head of the Committee on Youth and Sports in parliament. "The main ...