On this day in 1968, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos raised their fists during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. The pair said the act was a protest of racial inequality back home. . . . . . . . #summerolympics#mexicocity#tommiesmith#johncarlos#nbcnighlynews
Barbara Portc, a resident of The Carlisle Naples and member of the Panthers team, competes in Wii bowling during the annual Senior Olympics Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (📸: @luke.franke) #summerolympics#wiibowling#swfl
Team USA celebrates after winning the women's team gymnastics finals during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 9, 2016. See the rest of the photos that made 2016 memorable. Link in bio. ⠀ (📸 Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY) #TeamUSA#Olympics#RioOlympics#2016#SummerOlympics
Good Morning! Hope your weekend was as awesome as you are! There is another inspiring leader we are sharing with you today - Thomas Augustus "Tom" Robinson he was a track and field athlete from the Bahamas, who competed in the sprint events. He was born in Nassau, New Providence. Thomas Robinson Stadium (15,000 seats) in the Bahamian capital Nassau is named for him since its construction in 1981. Robinson represented his native country in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1956. At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, he won gold in the 200 yards dash and silver in the 100 yards dash. He again won silver in the 100 yards in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. He claimed a gold medal at the 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games. Robinson was a contributor on the University of Michigan track team from 1958 to 1961, winning multiple team and individual Big 10 championships during his tenure. He was inducted into the University Of Michigan Athletic Hall Of Honor in 1985. He was a finalist in the 100 meters at the 1964 Summer Olympic Games but finished 8th due to injuries.
working on double toes on the pole ! :) update - so my tailbone doesn’t hurt anymore and i started jumping again today ! i did axels , some double sals on the pole and then off the pole and landed them :) i also did double toes (duh😂💓) it is v hard dealing with an injury but it’s important to stay strong and just keep spinning :) ❤️❤️ __ tags