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Gold medal match Woman’s Hockey Olympics 2012
Netherlands 2-0 Argentina
Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland wins golden medal.
BACK IN THE U.S.S.R. So by now we know that U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps has broken the all-time Olympics record for most medals ever, with 19 (as of yesterday — Phelps has three more events to go at the summer games in London). But many members of the media failed to point out exactly whose record Phelps had broken: it belonged to Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina, who won 18 medals between 1956 and 1964. She was in attendance during Phelps’s record-smashing performance on Tuesday. ”Latynina joked in recent weeks that it was time for a man to be able to do what a woman had done long ago,” wrote the New York Times. ”And that it was too bad Phelps was not Russian.” (Photo: AP via the Times)
She is running in a long-sleeved black shirt and tights, in the middle of summer, outside. And she’s still in the lead.
Tell me again how Muslim women aren’t tough?
HOW THE HELL IS SHE DOING THIS WHILE FASTING
EVERYONE PLEASE REMEMBER ITS RAMADAN
GOD BLESS THE MUSLIMS USUALLY I DONT ADD COMMENTARY BUT FRICK
I don’t think I could have reblogged this except…. Ramadan
meanwhile I can’t run a mile, derp
i feel like we’re reaching a tipping point
i feel like the world is reaching a point of acceptance
i just really want us to push over into that point so badly because this
this stuff right here
this is perfect
holy shit this woman is so boss
I seriously doubt she’s doing the Ramadan at this moment.. you can’t give your all when you have not having properly eaten. There are circumstances during which you can decide to catch up on the Ramadan later: http://www.questionsonislam.com/article/when-we-need-travel-ramadan-should-we-break-our-fast-due-time-or-should-we-continue
Also I believe you don’t have to fast while having your period either, which is another time you need to catch up on after the Ramadan is over. This because your body is weaker while on your period, and you may be prone to diseases, I believe.
That’s not to say this woman isn’t doing something totally awesome, I’m just saying she would probably have chosen a diet that fits what she wants to achieve at the Olympics, seeing as she’s allowed to do so by religion (trying to win such a race would qualify as a hardship, I do think) and she’d want to honour her country, herself, and her religion by achieving the best she can.
Now, if you have a quote saying she’s on her Ramadan and didn’t take a break, that’d be something else.. but I don’t think you can just assume she’s fasting. I think she’ll catch up later. Why do I say this? I had a Muslim friend, who also does athletics, and she didn’t fast before matches and during (a couple of days of) her period, and she’d catch up on those later.
Gabby Douglas, 2012 Olympic women’s gymnastics all-around champion. She is the first black gymnast in Olympic history to medal in the individual all-around, and the first woman of color to win the gold.
Dutch swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo after winning Olympic Gold on the 100 meters freestyle.
GOLD FOR DUTCH SWIMMER RANOMI KROMOWIDJOJO ON THE 100 METERS FREESTYLE!
And at 53.00 seconds, it’s also a new Olympic record.
Maybe not her best race and you cut it kinda close girl!! BUT WHO CARES IT’S GOLD
as she said herself
gold is gold
this girl is gold YOU GO RANOMI
Gabrielle Douglas captures gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition. She becomes the first African-American woman to win this title and the first American woman to capture gold in both individual and team events in the same Olympics.