An Olympic great passes away; Semenya returns to form
A giant of the track and field world passed away last week, when
Connolly continued to support his event and sport even in retirement, creating the website
Yet Connolly was still better remembered for his forbidden storybook romance with
Six different women scored goals as the U.S. team downed Australia, 6-3, on Sunday in Christchurch, New Zealand to win the water polo World Cup for the first time since 1979. The U.S. squad built a 6-0 lead by halftime on goals by
This was Semenya's third race since returning from an 11-month absence brought on by officials who called her gender into question. But this was the first time since the return that she broke the two-minute barrier after running in two smaller races in Finland. Close to full strength again, Semenya was only four seconds off her winning time at Worlds last year.
One of the older world records on the track fell on Saturday, as Kenya's
Rudisha has said he was born for running. His father, Daniel, was a member of Kenya's 4x400-meter relay team that won silver at the 1968 Mexico City Games. The former quarter-mile specialist also said he could drop the 800 mark much lower since this was the first time he had run the race with a record in mind. Rudisha said that before the race, Kipketer told him he should go after the record in Berlin, because it was Rudisha's time to break it.
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For the second time in a matter of weeks,