In Florida, a girl from a Russian-speaking family dies while scuba diving

Authorities said a Massachusetts woman died while snorkeling in the Florida Keys, Yahoo writes. 25-year-old Katherine (possibly Katerina) Bukharova was pronounced dead at the Fisherman's Hospital late on Sunday evening, June 13, after ...

10 little-known places in New York where you can swim

Summer is on its way, the weather in New York is getting sunnier and warmer every day. Many people want to meet summer on beaches and water bodies. It is for lovers of this type of vacation that Only in Your State has compiled a list of 10 little-known places in ...

Why swimmers beat more records than runners

During four days of swimming competitions in Rio, 6 records were broken, something like this never happens on treadmills, writes the BBC. So why do swimmers break more records than runners? Record statistics The first new swimming record in Rio was set by a Hungarian athlete ...

Champion's Story: Michael Phelps and 23 Olympic Gold Awards

Legendary American swimmer Michael Phelps became a 23-time Olympic champion, winning the 13 x 4 medley relay on 100 August. This award became his fifth “gold” at the Rio Olympics, writes CNN. The only swim in Brazil where Phelps came second won ...

A grandson of a Holocaust survivor won an Olympic medal

French Olympic team member Fabien Gilot, who is the grandson of Holocaust survivor Max Goldschmidt, won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. The athlete earned the award in the relay race 4 x 100 freestyle, writes Algemeiner. After the victory, Gilot showed off a tattoo on his shoulder on ...

American became the first dark-skinned Olympic champion in swimming

On August 11, 20-year-old American Simone Manuel and 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksyak shared the victory in the 100m freestyle at the Olympic Games in Rio. Thus, the girls established several new achievements at once, according to the Chicago Tribune. Simone became the first African American woman to ...

A serious conflict broke out between the American and Russian swimmers in Rio.

The two best breaststroke swimmers in the world - American Lilly King and Russian Yulia Efimova - have never met in the same pool before, and at the Olympics in Rio they should not have met either, because Efimova was not even allowed to the Olympics. ...

American swimmer Michael Phelps became 19 multiple Olympic champion

American Michael Phelps in the US Olympic team won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and became a 19-time Olympic champion, Team USA reports. In the final, the American team of Phelps, Dressel, Held and Adrian showed ...

Six Russian cyclists suspended from the Olympics in Rio

The Russian national team continues to lose athletes ahead of the 5 Olympics starting on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The International Cycling Union (UCI) allowed only 11 of the 17 declared riders of the Russian national team to participate in the Games, the organization's press service said. Cyclists Olga Zabelinskaya, Ilnur Zakarin and Sergey Shilov were ...

Seven Russian swimmers suspended from the Olympics-2016 in Rio

Seven representatives of the Russian national swimming team will not be able to take part in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, including the main star of the team, four-time world champion Yulia Efimova. According to the International Swimming Federation (FINA), they do not meet the conditions for admission to competitions that ...

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