14 olympic gold medals

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“News Every” (aired on 12 Oct 2017) - my partial, brief translation:

Aug 2017, Yuzu: “The desire to win the gold medal at the Olympics is very strong.”

Narrator: This Olympic gold medal dream started when he was in elementary school.

2008, 14 year-old Yuzu:
“Arakawa-senshu (athlete) won the Olympic gold medal and I want to be the 2nd Olympic gold medalist from Sendai.”

Narrator: Shizuka Arakawa is from the same home rink as Hanyu.

2011, 16 year-old Yuzu:
“I am practising in the place that Shi-chan (Shizuka) was practising before, so I feel that I want to work hard to reach there too (Olympic gold).”

2014, 19 year-old Hanyu won the gold medal at Sochi Olympics.  However, in interviews after that:
“Yesterday was the free skate. I am full of regrets.”
“I was unable to show fully my capabilities on that big stage, and I have regrets about that.”
“It feels like I lost to myself.”

Narrator: He pushed forward, putting no limits on himself.

In 2015 Nov, at NHK Trophy, he re-wrote the history of the skating world (set world records in SP, FS and total score). And he kept on challenging himself.

2016 Jan, talk show with Arakawa-san.
A: You are someone who seems to have no limits.
Y: There is still more that I can do. Now I am practising the quad loop. I want to keep challenging my own boundaries.

Last season (Sept 2016), he was the 1st person to succeed in the quad loop in competition. This April, he won the World Championships with 4 quads and set a new world record for the free programme.

Press conference in Aug (2017): last season’s free programme 4 quads –> this season 5 quads.

3 types of quads: Hanyu explains how he does them.
– loop- takes off on right foot
– salchow- takes off on left foot
– toe loop- left toe pick strikes the ice.

Aug 2017 interview:
He writes on a board: ‘Things I should do now. Follow through/persist now.’

Y: “ 'Things I should do now’ refer to things that I have been thinking about since Sochi Olympics. Things I have been thinking about and things that I want to put into action, I want to follow through properly on all these things.”
“The regret behind the gold medal at Sochi has been a great driving force for me these 4 years.”
“I would like to accomplish it on the Olympic stage.”

–video thanks to pino16.17

Some pics from the video:

(Below: Yuzu in 2007, when Arakawa-san visited her home rink in Sendai. Such a cutie.)

[thanks to twitter fans for the pics!]

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Williams Sisters’ Trophy Cabinet

In addition to their historic singles’ careers, Venus and Serena have had immense success as a team. The sisters are undefeated in Grand Slam doubles finals, winning 4 Australian Open titles, 2 French Open titles, 6 Wimbledon titles, and 2 US Open titles, bringing their Grand Slam doubles titles total to 14. The sisters have also won 3 Olympic Gold Medals, the most of any tennis players.

anonymous asked:

WOAAH! i just read the fic versus by secondstar that you reblogged, damn that was hot! so is there more fics like the fic versus, football or some other sport with sterek?

Hey!

That fic is amazing!!! Here are a few more great sports fics and there are some other baseball ones here and some hockey fics here 

Go For The Gold (And A Few Other Things) by  SpiritsFlame | 14.7K

Stiles came to the Olympics with one goal- get a gold medal. By Opening Ceremonies, he has two goals. Win a gold medal, and sleep with Derek Hale. Unfortunately for him, those two goals are equally difficult.

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Derek is on the cusp of his second season with the LA Dodgers, and as the reigning runner-up Rookie of the Year, the pressure’s on him to become the team’s star pitcher and lead them to the playoffs for the first time in five years. He’s trying to deal with the burden of expectations and really has zero desire to spend any extra time or energy on anything that isn’t baseball.

But then he meets Stiles.

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When Derek discovers that Mieczysław “Stiles” Stilinski–known for his YouTube videos of skating, not his competitions–is going to be at Nationals, attempting to make the Olympic team, he has to go. After all, Stiles learned ALL FIVE of Derek’s Worlds routines and posted video of each one to YouTube. He sees something in this unknown skater, something that only Stiles’s reclusive coach seemed to see before. And when Stiles manages to claim one of the three coveted spots, Derek makes an offer that Stiles can’t refuse: Derek will coach him to win Olympic gold. The hard part? There are only two weeks between Nationals and the Olympics…

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Because really, what are the chances that Stiles meets the love of his life in the Olympic Village dining hall?

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Playing in the minors, just one phone call away from having every dream come true, means Derek has no time for distractions, no time for fun. He has to bring his A-game every day, during practice and game nights equally. The coaches are always watching and he needs that next ringing phone to be the one calling him up to the majors. He’ll have fun when he’s catching for the Mets.

But then Stiles Stilinski gets picked up to pitch for the Las Vegas 51s and…

Derek has never had so much fun getting distracted.

Interesting facts about Hungary

1. The famous escapologist Erik Weisz, known as Harry Houdini was born in Budapest, Hungary (1874).

2. Paramount Pictures founder Adolf Zukor, Vilmos Fried (known as William Fox), and Casablanca director Michael Curtiz all are from Hungary. So Hollywood would not be Hollywood without hungarians.

3. The world’s greatest female chess champion is hungarian.

4. Water polo is our national sport. The most famous game of water polo in history was at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics between Hungary and the USSR in which Hungary won (4-0).

5. It’s considered rude to clink your beer glasses.

6. The Rubik cube, the ballpoint pen, the noiseless match and the krypton electric bulb are hungarian inventions. Also the discoverer of vitamin B6 was hungarian.

7. Hungary won 13 nobel prizes bagging all categories except peace, which is more than Japan, China, Spain, India and Australia.

8. In Budapest’s City Park there’s a statue named Anonymus. The legend says that if you’ll touch the statue’s pen it will bless you with great writing skills.

9. Hungary has around 450 public spas and bathhouses. A prominent bathing culture has existed since Roman times.

10. Elvis Presley is an honorary citizen of Budapest.

11. The hungarian language is one of the most difficult languages in the world.

12. Paprika is a very important spice here! Hungarians love spicy food.

13. Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe. It was founded before France, Germany or England.

14. Only five countries have won more more Summer Olympic gold medals than Hungary. Hungary ranks 9th out of 211 participating nations, with a total of 448 medals. By population size, Hungary is second only to Finland in terms of overall medals won.

15. About one third of native hungarians live outside Hungary, mostly in Romania.

Prompts list

Soo first some details: send me max 2 sentences you want in an imagine and of course with a character. If possible please give me some details on how you want the story to go. I’m planning on trying to use each prompt once but since you guys can’t see what other have send I will try to make it as clear as possible and if you send it before I marked it I will still use it

1: “I’m not crying I have something in my eye!”
2: “Can I just marry you already?”
3: “Our lips are dangerously close.
4: “On a scale from 1 to 10 how mad are you?“
5: “I have always been so nice to you and now you do this to me?”
6: “The forecast said there is 99% chance on me in your pants tonight.”
7: “Yeah sure and I’m santa claus’”
8: “But-but I didn’t mean to.”
9: “Wow thanks for the compliment”
10: “bitch”
11: “Have you ever looked at someone and felt nothing else then pride?”
12: “So because I have boobs I can’t beat you?”
13: “If lying was an olympic discipline you wound win the gold medal.”
14: “I’m fine.”
15: “Do you really still believe that?
16: “Do you even listen to yourself?”
17: “Pink is a real good colour on you.”
18: “Why won’t you just accept that I love you?”
19: “I can take care of myself.”
20: “You got to be kidding me.”
21: “If I kiss you will you shut up?“
22: “I’m being serious here!”
23: “Let’s just, you know, tell no one?”
24: “I said no hickeys!”
25: “Your hand is on my butt.”
26: “I just don’t do relationships.”
27: “We’re not dating!”
28: “I never had my tongue down my ‘friends’ throat.”
29: “Damn I have never saw you in a dress.”
30: something original from yourself! (To shape your own story a little)
Be creative and don’t hate me if you have to wait a little I’m going for quality here! Love you all 💖

No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages:

1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream.“
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, and 49 years old when he wrote “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote “The Hunger Games”
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote “The Cat in the Hat”.
40) Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President
—  Unknown
No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages
— 

1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.

3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”

4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.

5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.

6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.

7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.

8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.

9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.

10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.

11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.

12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23

13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24

14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record

15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity

16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France 

17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28

18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world

19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter

20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind

22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest

23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream.“

24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics 

25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight

26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.

27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.

28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, and 49 years old when he wrote “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas

30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger

31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States

32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.

33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote “The Hunger Games”

34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.

35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.

36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.

37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.

38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote “The Cat in the Hat”.

40) Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived

41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise

42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out

43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US

44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats

45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President

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Yuzuru said this after GPF 2012, 14 months before Sochi Olympics,
“In the past, getting a gold medal at the Olympics was a goal. But the earthquake (of 3.11) happened, and many people gave me support, and so now it has changed. My skating is no longer just my own but it comes from everyone’s strength and support, so if I can achieve some results, it will be repaying the kindness. Achieving a gold medal at the Olympics is not a goal, it’s a start. Like the support activities of Shizuka Arakawa (towards disaster-relief efforts), the Olympic gold medal will be my own start of giving back.”
–my translation from biography ‘Yuzuru Method’.

He said this when he just turned 18 and he meant every single word.  We have been seeing him do so many reconstruction support activities…. 
After falling in love with his skating at Sochi Olympics, it’s his character and his love for his people and country that made me a big fan.  

Pics from internet, during visits to areas affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, like Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture and Iwaki in Fukushima. Click on the names to read my past posts about the visits.  Another post with a video on the 5th anniversary of 3.11 with a summary of his activities and feelings HERE.

No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages
1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream.“
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, and 49 years old when he wrote “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote “The Hunger Games”
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote “The Cat in the Hat”.
40) Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President
—  Pablo

14 years, 252 international appearances, 184 goals, two Olympic gold medals, 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion, and the Leading international scorer in both men And women’s soccer. Abby Wambach has put so much dedication, sweat, and hard work into our women’s team. She has inspired so many and will continue doing so. Abby announced her retirement from the national team yesterday afternoon and her last game ever played will be against China in New Orleans this December on the last game of their victory tour. Thank you for everything Abby. You were such a great leader and you will never be replaceable because you are a legend.

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Thank you, Abby Wambach! After 14 years, 255 matches, 184 goals, two Olympic gold medals, Abby Wambach is retiring. Just try to watch this video without shedding a few tears.