MINNEAPOLIS, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Get ready to witness the pinnacle of gymnastics excellence as the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for gymnastics descends upon the Target Center in Minneapolis. From June 27th to the 30th, the Twin Cities will be at the heart of one of the most anticipated sporting events in recent memory. Former Golden… Continue reading Flipping Excitement: U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Set for Target Center in Minneapolis
62 Lance Larson was an Olympic champion swimmer who was ultimately awarded a silver medal instead of gold in what is considered one of the most controversial calls in modern swimming history. Lance Larson’s legacy Born in Monterey Park, California, Larson set regional swimming records while attending El Monte High School and continued his early… Continue reading Olympic champion and record-holding swimmer dies at 83 – .
32 Walter Davis was a basketball star at the University of North Carolina who later had six All-Star NBA appearances and won an Olympic gold medal with the 1976 USA men’s basketball team. Walter Davis’ legacy The youngest of 13 children, Davis became accustomed to winning from an early age. At South Mecklenburg High School… Continue reading Olympic gold medal-winning NBA star dies at 69 – .
3K Alexandra Paul was a competitive ice dancer and figure skater who represented Canada in the 2014 Olympic Games. Alexandra Paul’s legacy Alexandra Paul had early success in ice dancing and figure skating, finishing third in the 2009 Canadian Championships. However, she felt she needed a new ice dancing partner to achieve greater success. After… Continue reading Olympic figure skater dies at 31 – .
236 Tom Courtney was an Olympic sprinter known for a last-second victory in the 800-meter race at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Tom Courtney’s legacy Courtney was a track star at Fordham University who set world records, including in the two-mile relay and 600-yard dash. He was even featured on a Sports Illustrated… Continue reading Olympic champion dies at 90 – .
379 Harvey Glance was a track star who won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics. Harvey Glance’s legacy Hailing from Alabama, Glance attended Auburn University, where he was a standout sprinter on the track team. In 1976, he set a junior record for the 100-meter sprint, as well as won the NCAA Championship in… Continue reading Olympic champ dies at 66 – .
303 Patrick Gasienica was an Olympic ski jumper who competed at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Patrick Gasienica’s legacy Gasienica competed for Team USA in the 2022 Olympics, though he didn’t medal. He placed 49th on the normal hill and 53rd on the large hill. Before he made it to the Olympics, he was… Continue reading Olympic ski jumper dies at 24 – .
199 Jim Hines was an Olympic champion in track and field who became the first person to run the 100-meter dash in under 10 seconds. Jim Hines’s legacy Hines made history at the 1968 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California, when he ran the 100-meter dash with an official time of 9.9… Continue reading Olympic champion dies at 76 – .
134 Terry McDermott was a speed skater who won a gold medal in the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Terry McDermott’s legacy McDermott’s Olympic gold was an impressive upset victory over the reigning champion, Yevgeny Grishin of the Soviet Union. At the height of the Cold War and in an Olympic event at which… Continue reading Olympic gold medalist dies at 82 – .
559 Tori Bowie was a track and field star who won three medals in the 2016 Olympics and was a gold medalist in the 2017 World Athletic Championships. Tori Bowie’s legacy Born in Sand Hill, Mississippi, Tori Bowie showed athletic prowess almost as soon as she started competing, winning multiple state championships in track and… Continue reading Olympic medalist dies at 32 – .