The launch of Felix Baumgartner for the Red Bull stratos live jump has been cancelled. Baumgartner planed to ascend to 120,000 feet in a stratospheric balloon and make a freefall jump rushing toward earth at supersonic speeds before parachuting to the ground.The record for a jump is 102,800 feet by Joseph Kittinger in 1960.There was a five hour weather delay due to wind. After some...
Gold medalist David Boudia (boo-DY'-uh) may add the vault to the 10-meter platform in 2016.
Boudia tells WLFI-TV (http://bit.ly/SsGVjf ) he is considering trying to compete in both gymnastics and diving at the next Olympics in Rio De Janiero.
The Noblesville, Ind., native says there's ''a very outside shot'' he will try to tackle dual sports in Rio, but...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2012
David Boudia knows about pressure. He spent the entire Beijing Olympics focusing on his competition - probably a little too much.
He came home empty handed.
After that experience, he let go of the idea of winning medals above all else, and just focused on doing his best at the sport he picked up 11 years ago because his friend's father won some free lessons at an auction.
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August 13, 2012
Katie Bell, a Clintonville native, former Buckeye diver and graduate of The Ohio State university, failed to quality for the finals in the women’s 10-meter...
If you're like me, the fact that 1988 American League Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola has a daughter competing in the Olympics makes you feel old.But, he does. And I do.Brittany Viola, daughter of the three-time All-Star, will be making her Olympic debut later this week when she goes for the gold in the women's 10-meter platform diving competition. Naturally, pops will...
It’s no secret that China values success in sport, especially in events like the Olympics where competition is on a grander, international scale, to the point that they are willing to sacrifice family, friends, and almost all aspect of normalcy in life in order to achieve their Olympic glory. Diver Wu Minxia understands this all too well, as it was revealed to her, following...
Wu Minxia won the gold in the 3m springboard for China. And shortly thereafter, she was told that her grandmother had lost her battle with breast cancer.
The day before? No. Last week? No.
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Italian medal hopeful Tania Cagnotto has injured herself
slightly in a mishap on the diving board in her final training
session before flying to the London Olympics.