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Rebecca Soni wins her women’s 100m breaststroke heat, while Amanda Beard fails to advance.
Lessons in Falling - lillupon
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Bucky is a diver stuck in a rut. His synchro partner treats him like a deadweight and his coach keeps threatening to cut him from the team. After his spectacular failure in the FINA World Diving Championships, he’s ready to take a break from the sport. And then he meets Steve, a brilliant newcomer to the competitive diving scene in search of a synchro partner.

Really nice fic! I loved Steve and Bucky’s relationship, even thought all the pining and sexual tension just made me want to lock them together in a Closet and scream KIIISSSSS!!!!! XD

Baby accidentally breaks own world record.

Katie Ledecky (18) broke her own world record in the 1500m free at the World Championships this morning (Aug. 3) while taking it easy because it was only prelims. This is her reaction:

(photo:  Adam Pretty/Getty)

8 Olympic Athletes Embrace Their Black Girl Magic in Rio

1. Maya Moore. Three-time WNBA All-Star and 2012 Olympic gold medalist.  

2. Tori Bowie. 2015 NCAA champion, long jump.

3. Michelle Carter. Two-time Olympian, shot put.

4. Shamier Little. 2015 NCAA champion, 400-meter hurdles.

5. Ajeé Wilson. 2014 USA Outdoor champion, track and field.

6. Ashleigh Johnson. 2014 FINA World Cup, gold, water polo.

7. Alysia Montano. Six-time USATF Outdoor champion and 2012 Olympian. 

8. Brittney Reese. Six-time World Champion and Olympic gold medalist.

All these marvelous sportswomen are here all together as a reminder of Black excellence and Black talent. They represent our country and take deep pride in that. Many women in the US are degraded by horrible attitude and oppression. Being strong-willed and ambitious athletes they inspire Black youth to know and embrace the power they have inside. 

These Black girls  deserve to be on our Blogs. 


Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow will be back on top of the 10m Platform as they make their competition debut for 2017. 

The FINA/NVC Diving World Series begins in Beijing, China (3 -  5 March), then moves to Guangzhou, China (9 – 11 March), Kazan, Russia (31 March – 2 April) and concludes in Windsor, Canada (21- 23 April).

To the people saying “Has Tom Daley ever actually won/achieved anything?”

I made a list (probably forget something):

- 2 olympic bronze medals

- 3 world championship medals

- 4 commonwealth championship medals

- 6 european championship medals

- second youngest competitor in olympian history

- competed in 3 Olympic games - is only 22 years old

- broke the olympic diving record in the prelim, Rio 2016

- won the big and important diving competions - some multiple times

- won a bronze medal in the Olympics 2016 with his synchro partner Daniel Goodfellow, after only training together for not even a year

- in 2004 he won his first national competion and is the youngest winner in the “under 18″ category

- 12 year old Tom Daley got a special permission to be a competitor in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival - you acutally have to be 15 years old

- youngest british winner of the 10m title

- during the FINA Diving world cup in Peking he and his synchro partner Aldridge scored so many points, it was a british record and Daley became the youngest male medal winner ever in a international championship

- youngest european championship winner

- youngest world championship winner