Biden says Olympians brought a bit of unity to weary nation
President Joe Biden praised Team USA for bringing a bit of unity to a pandemic weary nation as he hosted a White House celebration Wednesday with about 600 athletes from this year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing and the coronavirus-delayed Summer Games held in 2021 in Tokyo.
Simone Manuel swims tonight, other Texans medal contenders this weekend
One of the Texans who became legendary at the 2016 Olympics is vying to prove she’s still at the top of her game TONIGHT! Sugar Land’s own Simone Manuel is swimming to secure a spot in the finals of the 50m free. While she was a late add to a bronze medal winning relay team, the 50m is how she punched her individual ticket to the Tokyo Games.
Peaty smashes world record for men's 100-meter breaststroke
Adam Peaty of Great Britain celebrates after breaking a World Record 56.88 in the Men's 100m Breaststroke Semifinal on day one of the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships at Nambu International Aquatics Centre on July 21, 2019 in Gwangju,A couple of milliseconds make a world record of a difference. Swimming phenom Adam Peaty beat his own record time for the men's 100-meter breaststroke early Sunday, becoming the first man to finish the race in under 57 seconds. The 24-year-old Brit clocked in at 56.88, nearly two seconds ahead of his opponents, in the event's semifinals at the 2019 World Aquatic Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. He is scheduled to compete in the final round of the men's 100-meter breaststroke Monday. "I've come here to win a world title, and that's tomorrow, and that's still my main focus," he said.