Friday, September 28, 2012

Romain Mesnil

Romain Mesnil is a French pole vaulter. He competed in the previous three Olympics dating back to Sydney in 2000, and the last being in London in 2012. He placed 9th in the finals in his last Olympic outing. 

He once ran naked around Paris as a publicity stunt. 

Born: July 13, 1977 in Le Plessis-Bouchard, France
Height: 6'2"
Weight:  170 lbs


Career Highlights:
  • won bronze in 2001 World Indoor Championships in Lisbon
  • won bronze in 1999 Universiade
  • placed 8th in 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Marcelo Chierighini

Marcelo Chierighini  is a Brazilian swimmer. He competed in the 2012 London Olympics in men's 4x100-meter freestyle and medley relay events.

Chierighini studied in Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. 

Born: January 15, 1991 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 203 lbs
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Career Highlights:
  • Helped Brazil to a ninth-place finish in the London Olympics 4x100-meter freestyle relay, swimming the anchor leg
  • Won silver at 2012 NCAA 100-m freestyle
  • Competed at 2011 World Championships
  • Five-time SEC champion (100 free, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tim Tebow Hits the Gym

Tim Tebow, the New York Jets quarterback, hits the gym.

Tim Tebow's exercises for his upper-body strength and power circuit:

His off-season workout routine:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane is the French center back for the Spanish La Liga team Real Madrid. Previously he played for the French club Lens, from 2010 to 2011, after a successful stint as a youth international for France and under the youth team of Lens.

Varane was signed by Real Madrid in June 2011 with a transfer fee of 10 million euros.

Born: April 25, 1993 in Lille, France
Height: 6'3"

Weight: 76 kg

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Career Highlights:
  • earned caps for France national youth team in under-18 and under-21 levels
  • Debuted for Real Madrid in a match vs. LA Galaxy, in a competitive match vs Racing Santander

Monday, September 17, 2012

Krisztian Berki

Krisztian Berki is a Hungarian gymnast, specializing in pommel horse event. In fact he is considered to be the best in the event by the International Federation of Gymnastics.

He won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics in pommel horse event with a score of 16.066, beating British gymnast Louis Smith for the gold.

Born: March 18, 1985 in Budapest, Hungary
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 147 lbs

Career Highlights:
  • Hungarian Sportsman of the Year, 2010 & 2011
  • won gold at the 2010 and 2011 World Championships
  • won silver at the 2007 and 2009 World Championships
  • European champion in pommel horse in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Andy Murray Wins First Slam

Andy Murray of Great Britain finally won his first Grand Slam, defeating defending champion Novak Djokovic in an epic 2012 US Open final, 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. 

Murray is the first Briton to win a Grand Slam since 1936. Aside from Djokovic he defeated Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic, Feliciano Lopez, Ivan Dodig and Alexander Bogomolov en route to the championship.

Murray also won the gold medal in the London Olympics men's singles event. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Brandon Wynn

Brandon Wynn is an American gymnast. He is nicknamed "Lord of the Rings."

Wynn competed in the 2012 United States Olympic trials, placing second in still rings competition.

Born: November 4, 1988 in Vorhees, New Jersey
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 163 lbs
Website/Social Media: , Twitter

Career Highlights:
  • won silver, 2012 United States Olympic trials still rings
  • placed ninth, 2012 United States Olympic trials all-around
  • won silver, 2012 Visa Championships, still rings
  • 2011 Pan American Games: still rings (gold), team (bronze), all-around (8th)
  • 2010 World Championships: team (4th)
  • 2010 NCAA Gymnastics Championships: still rings (gold), team (6th)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick is an American professional tennis player. He recently retired, after competing in his last match (fourth round versus Juan Martin del Potro) at the 2012 US Open. 

Roddick won one Grand Slam, at the 2003 US Open, and he also reached the finals of Wimbledon in 2004, 2005 and 2009, as well as the US Open in 2006. He reached the number 1 ranking in November 2003, spending 13 weeks at the top. 

Roddick is married to model Brooklyn Decker.

Born: August 30, 1982 in Omaha, Nebraska 
Height: 6'2" 
Weight: 195 lbs 
Website/Social Media:, Twitter

Career Highlights: 
  • career prize money: $20,517,390 
  • career singles titles: 32 
  • career doubles titles: 4 
  • career singles win-loss record: 612-212 
  • reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 
  • Masters Series singles titles: 5 (4 runners-up) 
  • previous holder of fastest serve in professional tennis: 249.4 kph 
  • 2004 ESPY Award for Best Male Tennis Player
  • youngest American to hold the number 1 ranking since 1973
  • first American to finish the year with number 1 ranking since Agassi in 1999

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sasha Vujačić

Sasha Vujačić is a Slovenian basketball player. After a stint at the National Basketball Association in the United States, Vujacic now plays as a point guard for the Anadolu Efes team in Turkish basketball league. 

Vujacic was previously engaged to Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova 

Born: March 8, 1984 in Maribor, Slovenia 
Height: 6'7" 
Weight: 205 lbs 
Website/Social media:, Twitter

Career Highlights: 

  • debut professionally with the Snaidero Udine in Italy 
  • drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004 Draft (27th overall) 
  • played for the Lakers from 2004 to 2010 
  • scored a career playoff-high of 20 points during the 2008 NBA Finals 
  • traded to the New Jersey Nets in December 2010 
  • NBA career: games played - 476 regular season, 65 playoffs