champion gold

For some of the boys out there who are feeling insecure about their bodies, I want you to look at some Olympic athletes:

Mo Farah, 10000m gold medal winner. He’s quite small and doesn’t have huge muscles. But he’s still a champion

Lasha Talakhadze, weightlifting gold medal winner. He’s not skinny; he clearly has body fat and a rounded face. But he’s still a champion 

Kōhei Uchimura, gymnastics gold medal winner. He’s muscular, but is only 1.61m tall (5ft 3″). But he’s still a champion 

So what I’m trying to say is that men and boys are often given expectations to be muscular, thin and tall - the diversity in male Olympics athletes shows that you absolutely do not need to be all/any of those things to be valid. You and your body are valid no matter what.

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Those gold backs… You got to love these randoris between Olympic champions, Kelmendi (KOS) and Mudranov (RUS) !

I love Kelmendi! She is just a beast! If you are from Kosovo, you should be damn proud of this girl! 

Victor and Yuuri are ABSOLUTELY buying a little house in Hasetsu and living there once Victor retires (he can train just Yuuri in Japan, after all!). St. Petersburg is lovely, but Hasetsu is heaven on earth and Victor has so clearly started think of it as a home (the seagulls)?? The Katsukis are family even after just eight months, imagine what they’ll be like after a couple of years. 

The house is near the beach and Yuuri has a small garden in the little backyard, which he finds really soothing and calming. Victor’s Japanese has become excellent by now, and Yuuri is very proud of him. 

They have their poodle(s) of course, but they also have a cat that Yurio gifted them at one point, and Makkachin treats it like its his own puppy. 

They’re going to help revitalize the town. Victor is going to coach at the new and improved Ice Castle which will be so popular due to Victor’s coaching and due to the fact that it was the home rink of Japan’s now five time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Katsuki Yuuri, that they actually have to expand it. 

They add a second rink just for training, and the rink building is named after Yuuri of course, which he finds embarrassing (but he came to the opening, cut the ribbon, and performed a special exhibition for it anyway). 

Victor just coaches Yuuri while Yuuri is still skating competitively (though Yurio comes and stays for part of the summer and Victor helps him out then), but when Yuuri retires he takes on other students. 

Yuuri teaches children to skate in his free time, but coaching older skaters isn’t really his thing and he goes into sports psychology with a focus on helping figure skaters. He doesn’t want skaters to go through what he did. He wants to learn how to be able to be there for them. He and Victor’s careers go hand in hand, and he’s at the rink at least part of the day most days anyway because he loves skating (and seeing Victor) so much. He’s very close to all of Victor’s students. 

They both travel for ice shows for YEARS when they get the chance/are invited, because they love it. There are pro skaters still doing ice shows at fifty years old. That will be these two. And they never fail to make sure at least one of their programs is a duet. 

When Victor travels for coaching, Yuuri tends to go with him a) because he’s willing to be very hands on in his job as a sports psychologist so often he’ll already be going to help an athlete competing anyway, even if it’s not Victor’s student. b) because Victor’s students really like Yuuri and like having him there. c) sometimes Yuuri’s agreed to be on location to do some light coverage/make a few appearances for the Japanese broadcasters anyway, although he doesn’t do program/event commentating because he doesn’t feel comfortable with near that much talking d) they literally never get tired of traveling together. 

They are in permanent honeymoon phase, and everyone who has ever spent more than two seconds with them knows this.

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Tobin Heath, Midfielder

College

University of North Carolina

  • NCAA Women’s Soccer Champions: 2006, 2008, 2009

International

USA

  • Olympic Gold Medal: 2008, 2012
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup: 2015 (champion), 2011 (runner-up)
  • Algarve Cup: 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Four Nations Tournament: 2008, 2011

She Believes Cup: 2016 (champion)

Club

Portland Thorns

  • NWSL 2013 Championship
  • NWSL 2016 Shield

Individual

  • NWSL Best XI 2016
  • NWSL Goal of the Week Week 6 (2016)
  • NWSL Player of the Week Week 6 (2016)
  • NWSL Player of the Month April 2016
  • NWSL 2013 Championship MVP
  • PSG Best Player of the Year (Le Prix des Supporters): 2013
  • U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year (1): 2009
  • NCAA All-American First-Team (2): 2007, 2009
  • ACC Conference First-Team (3): 2007, 2008, 2009
  • NWSL Olympics Player of Match : Day 1 
  • NWSL Olympics Player of Match : Day 2 
  • U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year: 2016

Does eating gold make me look a like a golden boy?


Let me try out!