Strange are the ways of destiny. In Larisa Latyninas case, it took her from the ballet studio to the gymnastics training centre. Once the ballet class near her home in Ukraine closed down, the little girl turned to gymnastics and went on to become its biggest ... The Hindu, 4 days ago
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‘Oerter never won the US Olympic trials. Yet he won each gold with an Olympic record and a personal best’ IMAGE: Michael Phelps smiles after swimming. Photograph: Chris Coduto/Getty Images. An Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that American swimmer Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian. Phelps holds the record for career gold medals at 18, followed by Soviet gymnasts Larisa Latynina (nine) and Nikolai Andrianov (seven). But as Bill Mallon points out, ...Rediff.com, 1 hour ago 5 incredible medal streaks at the Olympics Yahoo! India, 3 weeks ago Is Phelps really the Greatest Olympian? Perth Now, 1 month ago
Michael Phelps made history on Wednesday night (29 June) as the first male American swimmer ever to qualify for five Olympic Games. Appearing at the US trials in Omaha, Nebraska, the 31-year-old won the men's 200m butterfly in a time of 1:54.84 to ...International Business Times UK, 3 weeks ago Michael Phelps a new man as he tries to make his fifth Olympic team Denver Post, 1 month ago
During Sunday's night's P&G Championship, there was a fierce competition happening between some of the best gymnasts in the country. Aly Raisman — already a two-time Olympic gold medalist — and Laurie Hernandez — the 2015 U.S. junior champ — ...USA Today, 4 weeks ago
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