At the 1948 Olympics, Alice Coachman became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal following her performance in the high jump. Additionally, Coachman won ten AAU national championships in a row in the high jump from 1939 to 1948, as well as titles in the 50m dash, 100m dash, and 4x100m relay. Coachman was unable to compete in the 1940 and 1944 Olympics due to the Second World War, but as sportswriter Eric Williams said, “Had she competed in those canceled Olympics, we would probably be talking about her as the No. 1 female athlete of all time.”

general hcs ∧( 'Θ' )∧

- iwaizumi has a rly great bod but he can’t run for shit? like he’s rly strong but he can’t do 100m or relay races just because
- oikawa likes McDonald’s weird flavour cones but iwaizumi just hates them and always sticks to a chocolate sundae
- kageyama orders the stupidest ice cream flavour all the time (like idk caramel pistachio popcorn, superman mix, vanilla protein and milk lava)
- hinata rly likes strawberry milk and kags hates him for that
- kags is rly rich and has branded stuff and an iPhone but he doesn’t rly care?? idk I think he just takes things as they are (I think this is canon I’m not v sure)
- bokuto wears sunglasses a lot
- kenma really likes to play cooking mama??? IDK IS THIS A THING
- kuroo is an amazing chef (unpopular opinion I think)
- daichi is scared of lizards and slimy things on the floor
- suga is a lowkey atl fan
- tsukki rly likes tacos and fishball and takoyaki and a lot of food actually
- yamaguchi dips his fries into ice cream and he insists that its good but tsukki just stares at him in disgust and horror
- akaashi hates it when the floor is sticky and he just has to clean it
- tanaka’s best subject is biology?? I DONT KNOW WHY IT JUST STRUCK ME
- nishinoya and asahi go for ice cream together a lot, mainly because noya loves ice cream and eats it after every practice and asahi’s the only one who isn’t able to turn him down so he accepts his offers every time
- terushima teared up when he got his piercing


Gold medalists Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held, Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressell of the United States celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Final of the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


13 August: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were present to support Dutch swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo compete in the women’s 50m freestyle event at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Kromowidjojo finished the race sixth, having previously won gold during the event back in London 2012. Their Majesties also watched the Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final.


Nickel Ashmead, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell & Yohan Blake win Gold in the Mens 4x100m Athletics Relay. It is Jamaica’s 3rd consecutive Olympic Gold in this event.

Usain Bolt did the “triple triple”, winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at 3 Olympics Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012, and now Rio 2016). This gives him a total of 9 Olympic Gold medals, placing him equal-second behind Michael Phelps as the most-awarded Gold medalist ever.


HL triathlon/sports anime/fitness au because I can! Research is hard work so let me have a long post for this :)))

Running leg

  • Miong, Kawit Brigade
    • always has the expensive gear and refreshments
    • can you feel the electrolytes
    • has time to run and fix his hair
    • muscles of note: he is a lean dorito, his entire fine torso, shoulders, lean arms and forearms
    • specialty probably: 100m track, final sprint can take him to the lead nbd
  • Toñito, Artikulo Uno
    • round brusque tito
    • he doesn’t even work out at a gym he just carries heavy stuff around a lot 
    • big big angry man do not provoke
    • his skin shines in the light of the sun fight me
    • muscles of note: biceps af, hamstrings, glutes, obliques, pecs
    • specialty probably: 400m track, consistent with his speed so he does not tire easily despite his size so he is v good with long distance running
  • Alejandrino, Team Hot Dads Bagbag
    • the guy who made the jerseys probably misheard him
    • but ur fave uncle did not mind Manuel probably did tho
    • he sweats a lot so towels towels towels
    • has time to work out and trim his beautiful facial hair i mean look at him have u seen him not on point
    • he doesn’t get sunburns he just turns red like ur typical mestizo baby probably and goes back to glowing snow white after!!!! dermatologists hate him
    • muscles of note: obliques, glutes, calves
    • specialty probably: 100m track, occasional hurdles if he feels like it, always the power start so he gets tired after a few laps

Cycling leg

  • Pole, Kawit Brigade
    • Miong spoils him with rly good gear 
    • he bikes on his spare time when he wants to let loose
    • smol fragile baby must protect
    • he bikes to secluded quiet places to study and read books
    • muscles of note: cheekbones are not muscles but hey, lean arms and slender legs, but his calves are killer and he has secret power thighs
    • specialty probably: road races as domestique (rides close to the team leader to block the other teams) or puncheur (specializes in rolling terrain with short but steep climbs)
  • Paco, Artikulo Uno
    • precious roll of newly baked bread too good too pure for this earth put him back in the oven where he will remain unharmed
    • when Toñito is carrying heavy stuff around, Paco helps!!!
    • Paco actually spends time at the gym so he can keep up with Toñito (in case he needs help) also bc he enjoys staying at the gym
    • Ang Alamat ng Biceps ni Paco Roman
    • helps Rusca and Jose with their upper body workout bc the poor ensaymadas like running and leg work more
    • muscles of note: THOSE QUADS, THOSE HAMSTRINGS, THE GLUTES, THE WORKS, also obliques and biceps!!!!!!!, pecsss
    • specialty probably: road races as domestique and climber/climbing specialist (rides especially well on highly inclined roads, such as those found among hills or mountains), he probably goes casual mountain biking on his free time who knows
  • ManuelTeam Hot Dads Bagbag
    • he regrets not being the one to talk to the person making the jerseys but what can he do haha
    • forever suffering kuya
    • had to ask Paco to take care of Jose’s work out routines!!!
    • the Bernals love their leg work 
    • We Are Sorry Kuya Manuel 5.0 (how many times have u suffered in our fics and hcs we’re gomens)
    • muscles of note: he is also a lean dorito, powerful shoulders, lean arms, lean but powerful legs (where does he keep his muscles we don’t know)
    • specialty probably: road races as sprinter (sudden bursts of speed to accelerate to the finish line) and time trialist/chronoman (can maintain high speed for a long period of time)

Swimming leg

  • Goyong, Kawit Brigade
    • #LanguyanSaLingayen
    • he is spoiled by tatay Miong
    • his training regimens are facilitated by coaches and stuff yeah
    • spoiled child pls fite him
    • forever wet look also
    • i can hear all the fangirls from within a hundred mile radius
    • muscles of note: triceps, legs probably, the small of his back
    • specialty probably: 100m free, 400m relay (free leg), he always swims the free leg with the front crawl (primary style), his secondary stroke is backstroke (he likes looking at the sky/ceiling)
  • Rusca, Artikulo Uno
    • he is so carefree look at him
    • he also eats a lot to compensate the intense training Paco gives him
    • but Paco ends up being too considerate tbh
    • he loves being in the water this bby aww
    • he probably makes Paco go to the pool with him
    • Paco can only float tho
    • Jose and Rusca teach Paco to swim hahahaha
    • cuties
    • muscles of note: biceps (slight), glutes, obliques, calves
    • specialty probably: 100m breast stroke, 400m relay (breast stroke leg), 100m free, he swims the free leg with either front crawl or breast stroke (primary style), his reach/arm span increases at the last few meters (breast stroke)
  • JoseTeam Hot Dads Bagbag
    • he either rly loves their team name or he likes seeing his kuya pissed off hahaha
    • he doesnt mind either bc he doesnt get to wear it haha
    • hangs out with Rusca a lot!!!
    • mostly to annoy Goyong hahaahaha
    • they play pranks on each other!!!! (on Goyong HAHAHAHA)
    • sometimes they go to Goyong just to annoy him so they can swim at a nice in-house pool
    • he likes Paco’s training regimens but Rusca complains a lot so he tends to side with Rusca and just end up playing instead of training
    • Paco tolerates them too much haha bbys
    • muscles of note: the real lean dorito, dat shoulder to waist ratio okay, pecs, obliques, calves, SERRATUS MUSCLES (he worked hard on these the most), back muscles
    • specialty probably: 100m butterfly, 400m butterfly, 100m free, 400m relay (butterfly leg), he does butterfly (primary style) because of his breathing expertise (or so he says) also flexibility (kuya Manuel said it was the hardest so he did it haha), he usually does front crawl or butterfly on the free leg

Allyson Felix, English GardnerTianna Bartoletta and Tori Bowie of the United States 🇺🇸 celebrate winning gold 🏅 in the Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Nathan Adrian of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(Aug. 12, 2016 - Source: Adam Pretty/Getty Images South America)