Dieter ‘Didi’ Senft, the self styled devil of the Tour de France, cheers on the riders during stage five between Arras and Amiens. The Doug Pensinger photograph appeared in the Guardian’s Sport Picture of the Day.
Peyton Manning’s voice cracked with emotion as he officially ended his storied 18-year NHL career. At a news conference Monday, the 39-year-old Manning announced his retirement just over a month after helping the Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50. Manning, who played 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before joining Denver as a free agent, leaves as the NFL’s all-time leading passer and league leader in wins for a starting quarterback. He also noted that he still owns the NFL record for 28 interceptions as a rookie, and says every year he pulls for a rookie to break that record. (Photos by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Atlanta, 1996: That legendary landing. #50Days50Moments
After an awkward landing on her first vault attempt left USA’s #KerriStrug with two torn ligaments in her left ankle, all hope of America’s first-ever #gymnastics team gold medal seemed lost. To defeat the Russians, they would need one more vault from the injured Strug. What happened next is the stuff of legend. In severe pain and under immense pressure, the 4-foot-9 gymnast summoned the unimaginable strength and courage to make her second vault. With the eyes of a nation upon her, she sprinted down the runway on her damaged ankle, vaulted high into a twist, and absolutely stuck the landing. Her score of 9.712 guaranteed #TeamUSA their much coveted first team gold. Then, in what remains one of the most indelible moments in #Olympics history, Strug’s coach Bela Karolyi picked her up in his arms and carried her to the podium to receive her medal. | July 23, 1996 | 📷: Doug Pensinger | #Rio2016 #🇺🇸 #❤️
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