Nepali Mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa Beats Own Record of 25 Everest Climbs

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Nepali mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa broke the previous world record of 25 ascents of the world’s tallest mountain.   The 52-year-old mountain guide Kami Rita summited Mount Everest for the 26th time on Saturday.  Kami Rita has set and broken …

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Biniam Girmay Becomes First African Cyclist to Win One-Day Classic Race

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Biniam Girmay of Eritrea became the first African cyclist to win a one-day classic race after winning the prestigious Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium on March 27. “This changes a lot in the future, especially for all African riders,” Girmay, a rider …

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American Jessie Diggins Becomes First Non-European Athlete to Medal in Olympic 30-Kilometer Cross-Country Skiing

American Jessie Diggins on Feb. 20 became the first non-European athlete to win an Olympic medal in the women’s 30-kilometer cross-country skiing. Diggins, the 30-year-old Minnesota native, won silver after finishing the mass start event with a time of 1:26:37.3, …

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Great Britain Wins First Beijing Olympic Gold in Women’s Curling

Great Britain won its first gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics after its women’s curling team defeated Japan in the final on Feb. 20. Captain Eve Muirhead and her team — Vicky Wright, Jennifer Dodds and Hailey Duff — …

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Finland Wins First Olympic Ice Hockey Gold

Finland won their first Olympic men’s ice hockey gold after defeat the Russian Olympic Committee at the final on Feb. 20 at the Beijing Games. Finland made Olympic history after beating the defending champions with a score of 2-0 on …

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Teenage U.S. Open Tennis Champion Emma Raducanu Wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021

Teenage tennis player Emma Raducanu wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year following her United States Open win earlier this year. “It’s such an honor just to be amongst these nominees, to win,” Raducanu, now 19, said as she received …

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Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey Breaks Women’s Half Marathon World Record

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke the women’s half marathon world record in Valencia on Oct. 24. Gidey finished the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso with a time of 1:02:52, World Athletics announced. Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich previously set the world record of …

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Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey Breaks Women’s Half Marathon World Record

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke the women’s half marathon world record in Valencia on Oct. 24. Gidey finished the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso with a time of 1:02:52, World Athletics announced. Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich previously set the world record of …

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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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