Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tom Daley & Jack Laugher

Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley and synchro partner Jack Laugher diving at World Junior Championships

and in Australia:

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Daniele Greco

Daniele Greco is an Italian triple jumper. He also competes in long jump event, as well as in 100-meter and 200-meter events.

Born: March 1, 1989, in Nardo, Italy
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170 lbs

Career Highlights:

  • placed fourth at triple jump final in the 2012 London Olympics
  • won gold at triple jump event, 2009 U23 European Championships
  • won bronze at triple jump event, 2009 Mediterranean Games 
  • currently No. 5 at the world ranking in triple jump

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nikita Lobintsev

Nikita Lobintsev is a Russian swimmer, specializing in freestyle events. He competed the past two Olympics: in the 2008 Olympics, he won silver medal at the 4x200-m freestyle relay event; in 2012 Olympics he won bronze in the 4x100-m freestyle relay. 

Born: November 21, 1988 in Sverdlovsk, Russia
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 179 lbs

Twitter: twitter.com/LobintsevNikita

Career Highlights:

  • placed 8th in the final of the 2012 Olympics 100-m freestyle event (won by Nathan Adrian, who beat James Magnussen by 0.01 seconds)
  • won silver, 2009 World Championships, 4x200-m freestyle relay long course
  • won 5 medals in 2010 World Championships short course: a gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes
  • won 2 golds and 1 silver at the 2010 European Championships

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tom Daley's Dives

At the 2012 British Championships

At the 2012 London Olympics

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games

Monday, October 15, 2012

David Myers

David Myers is an Aussie Rules footballer, playing midfielder for the Essendon club. He was playing for the club since 2008. 

Born: June 30, 1989 in Perth, Australia
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Career Highlights:
  • Played 45 games since 2008, scoring 11 goals
  • signed contract extension with Essendon for 2 more years
  • Picked sixth on the 2007 draft

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

David Boudia & Nick McCrory

Synchronize diving partners David Boudia and Nick McCrory won bronze in the 10-meter platform synchronized event at the 2012 London Olympics, the first US pair to win a medal since 1996.

The duo practicing:

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chad le Clos

Chad le Clos is a South African swimmer, specializing in butterfly events. He is a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, winning in the 200-m butterfly event over Michael Phelps by 0.05 seconds. He also won silver in 100-m butterfly.

Born: April 12, 1992 in Durban, South Africa
Height: 6"
Weight: 76 kg

Twitter: twitter.com/LeClos_Swim

Career Highlights:

  • Commonwealth Games record holder in 50-m and 100-m butterfly
  • won five medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games: 2 golds, a silver and 2 bronzes
  • won five medals at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics: 1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
  • won gold at 2010 World Championships (200-m butterfly)
  • won five golds and a silver at 2011 All Africa Games

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2012 AFL Grand Final

Highlights of the 2012 Australian Football League Grand Final, between Sydney Swans and Hawtorn Hawks. Swans won by 10 points.

With the victorious Sydney Swans immediately after their 2012 Grand Final win

more match highlights 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Flashback: Great Britain Olympic Water Polo Team

Great Britain's men's water polo team reached the group stage in the London Olympics. It was Britain's first water polo team to compete in the Olympics since Melbourne 1956.