The fight is for life in India’s oldest Wrestling club | Can’t Stay Down

I came here in 1998. Only 12 to 13 years old, I weighed 42kg. My uncle Ramesh Mor, who was a wrestler himself, brought me here. He gave his blessings, saying I’ll become an ace wrestler. (LOCAL WRESTLING CLUB, DELHI, INDIA) Guru Hanumanji established this akhara in 1928. This is India’s premier wrestling club. Boys […]

The Wrestling Mates and Mentors | Gold Medal Entourage

I’m Jaime Espinal and I am from Puerto Rico. I am Franklin Gomez. I grew up in Puerto Rico. I have a very good relationship with Franklin. At some point, he became my mentor, my father figure. He took me in at a time when I was… I was quite crazy. I was doing a […]

3 Time Olympic Wrestling Champion Saori Yoshida on her London 2012 Gold | Olympic Rewind

London were my third games in a row, so there was a lot of pressure… on me and London was the Olympics that I was the most nervous about. From coming into the venue and stepping up to the mat, people were supporting me… with Saori banners and waving the japanese flag, so even though […]

Sim Kwon-ho [KOR] on his quest for Greco-Roman Wrestling gold

In South Korea, people say that if you win a gold medal in the Olympic Games, you should retire while on top of your game. I have never considered that. After winning the gold medal in the 1996 Olympics, weight classes changed. I thought I would dominate my weight class for at least a decade. […]

Leighton, an Athlete Wrestling with a Python

(lighthearted music) Male Voiceover: Sculpture presented a real problem in the 19th century. When one thinks about the developments and the changes in painting, reinventing painting for a new world, we think of the rise of the industrial culture in painting as a subject, we think of the landscape that was made accessible because of […]

Karate Vs Fencing – Can They Switch Sports? | Sports Swap Challenge

(SPORTS SWAP)(KENTA CHIDA JPN. FENCING)(AGE: 32 HEIGHT: 170cm WEIGHT: 70kg)Kenta Chida.(OLYMPIC GAMES LONDON 2012 SILVER MEDALLIST)(HIROTO GOMYO JPN KARATE)(AGE: 21 HEIGHT: 172cm WEIGHT: 67kg)(ASIAN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 BRONZE MEDALLIST)Wow!(SPORTS SWAPKARATE FENCING FENCING KARATE)(FENCING HAS BEEN AN OLYMPIC SPORT SINCE ATHENS 1896)How do you do? I’m Kenta Chida, nice to meet you.Pleased to meet you too, […]

The Story of Beach Volleyball Legend Jackie Silva | Legends Live On

Sometimes in life I’m an attacker but, I confess, I’d rather not be an attacker all the time. (LEGENDS LIVE ON JACKIE SILVA) The Copacabana Beach was my playground. I used to play with my friends. We pretended to play like the grown-ups. There weren’t any pretensions of becoming a professional. I never thought that […]

Dawn Fraser on the feeling of competing in her first Olympics | Words of Olympians

1956 is always a very memorial remembrance for me because it was my first Olympic Games and it was my most enjoyable Olympic Games because I don’t think you could ever take away from the fact that you are competing for your country in your first Olympic Games. The atmosphere is entirely different and you […]

USA breaks 4x100M Women’s Records In London 2012 | The Olympics On The Record

Even the best athletes in the world get it horribly wrong once in a while. So what happens when you take four top sprinters, and ask them to hand over a 30 centimetre baton, three times, over 400 metres in a flat-out sprint? Take the US women’s 100m relay team at Athens 2004. They were […]

How Tina Maze became a sports icon in Skiing | Legends Live On

She always had fabulous technique. She had a natural gift for gliding. Tina is the strongest yet the most fragile athlete in modern downhill skiing. My career was like a roller-coaster, I would say. There’ll never be anybody like Tina, for the next 200 years. (LEGENDS LIVE ON) (CRNA NA KOROSKEM) Skiing in Crna is […]