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Lightning strikes as Usain Bolt wins gold

Lightning struck at the moment Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt crossed the finish line, winning the 100 meters final at the world championships in Moscow.

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9.77. On a wet night at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Usain Bolt earns his fourth World Championship gold and regains his 100m world title with a season’s best 9.77 seconds. The Jamaican overtook Gatlin in the final moments, where the American had to settle for silver after 9.85 seconds. Bolt’s compatriot, Nesta Carter, ran a 9.95 to earn himself bronze.

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Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson poses with her gold medal on the podium after winning the women’s 100m Breaststroke final during the 12th FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships at Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha, Qatar, 06 December 2014. Atkinson set a world record with a time of 1:02.36 min. 

Russian athletes appear to defy anti-gay law with podium kiss

Russian athletes Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova shared a kiss on the winners’ podium at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on the weekend amid the controversy over their country’s new anti-gay law.

The public display of affection was caught on camera Saturday after the pair won the women’s 4X400 metres relay gold medal at the World Athletics Championships.

Jig

Jig

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Viewing: Netflix Instant

Another dance documentary watched, another dance documentary loved. It is seriously my favorite genre of documentary. Jig follows competitors as they train for the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships. What more do I have to say to make you want to watch it? It’s incredible to watch these dancers train and see how much hard work they put into their dancing. All I can say is wow, and watch this documentary. 

- Brianna