People born with extraordinary characteristics carry an edge in life. In this context I may not be wrong is saying that most elite athletes carry at least one inherent advantage which helps them stay ahead of the pack (“Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone regulations,” May 2, Gulf Today).
Parul Arora, a national gold medal-winning gymnast, has shown that women can do things hitherto considered impossible.
Two German female gymnasts at the European championships didn't make the podium on Friday but grabbed the headlines for wearing bodysuits rather than leotards in a sport plagued by abuse scandals.
Badminton star Chou Tien-chen is heading into the 2020 Olympics coachless, but hopes for Tokyo gold with the help of his physiotherapist and expert consultations.
The Abes' success gave Japan its third and fourth gold medal of the day after Yuto Horigome took skateboarding's first Olympic title and swimmer Yui Ohashi was the surprise winner of the women's 400m individual competition.
Family members were not allowed to accompany athletes due to coronavirus restrictions but later the International Olympic panel had announced that breastfeeding mothers would be allowed to bring their children to Japan.
Special Olympics, on Monday, announced the next phase of global expansion of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools (UCS) – one of the largest initiatives for inclusion in education for young people
Lamia, whose first gold medal came at the age of six when she won the inaugural Dubai International Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in 2017, says she is focused fully on her goal to win gold at the Youth Olympic Games.
Keleti, who celebrates her birthday on Jan.9, is also Hungary's most successful gymnast, and one of the most decorated Jewish athletes in history. While she now has dementia that affects her short-term memory, her feisty spirit remains intact.