World’s Largest Known Triceratops Sells for $7.7 Million at Paris Auction

The fossilized remains of the world’s largest known Triceratops sold for a European record price of €6.6 million ($7.7 million) on Oct. 21 at the Drouot auction house in Paris. An anonymous American buyer bought the skeleton, dubbed as “Big …

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Australian Cyclist Amanda Reid Breaks World Record at Tokyo Paralympics

Australian cyclist Amanda Reid broke her own world record after winning gold in the C1-C3 500-meter cycling track time trial at the Tokyo Paralympics on Aug. 27. The 24-year-old cyclist finished the race in a “real-time” of 38.487 seconds, which …

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Famed WWII Hero Josephine Baker to Become First Black Woman to Receive Burial Honor in Paris Pantheon

Josephine Baker, the famed French-American entertainer who fought with the French Resistance during World War II, will become the first Black woman to be inducted in the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris. Daily newspaper Le Parisien reported on Aug. 22 that …

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Triple Jump Athlete Hugues Fabrice Zango Wins Burkina Faso’s First-Ever Olympic Medal

Hugues Fabrice Zango won Burkina Faso’s first-ever Olympic medal after claiming bronze in the men’s triple jump final on Aug. 5 in Tokyo. Zango claimed the third spot on the Olympic podium after jumping 17.47 meters in the final, coming …

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Peruth Chemutai Becomes Uganda’s First Female Olympic Medalist

Peruth Chemutai has become the first Ugandan woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport after winning gold in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase on Aug. 4. Chemutai, 22, finished the race in a time of nine minutes and 1.45 …

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Georgian Olympic Weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze Breaks Three World Records

Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze broke three world records after winning gold in the +109-kilogram weightlifting final at the Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 4. Talakhadze set the first world record in the snatch by lifting 223 kilograms, then set the second …

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Tamyra Mensah-Stock Becomes First Black Woman to Win Olympic Wrestling Gold for the U.S.

Tamyra Mensah-Stock made history on Aug. 3 after becoming the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold for the United States in freestyle wrestling. Mensah-Stock won the women’s 68-kilogram freestyle wrestling final against Nigerian Blessing Oborududu with a score …

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American Sydney McLaughlin Sets New World Record in Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles

American Sydney McLaughlin set a new world record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles after winning the Olympic gold in the event on Aug. 4. McLaughlin finished the Olympic hurdles final with a time of 51.46 seconds, beating her previous world …

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