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Wandering Web Olympics Edition II

The Olympics are always an inspiring time to watch sports. This story about Indiana University’s Cody Miller is especially uplifting. Miller was born with a chest condition in which his heart and lungs can be affected negatively. This, one would think, would make swimming even more difficult than it already is. However, Miller overcame this obstacle and set a United States record while earning bronze in the 100m breaststroke: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cody-miller-swimming-olympics_us_57a880b1e4b056bad216025a

Simone Biles is an incredible athlete. At the Olympics she made every routine look incredibly easy, and she and the other USA athletes put on a clinic in gymnastics. However, her life leading up to Rio has not been all roses. This article from BuzzFeed tells the backstory of perhaps the greatest gymnast the United States has ever produced, and it is very interesting: https://www.buzzfeed.com/dvorameyers/simone-biles-mental-gymnastics?utm_term=.ama9r3YNB#.wsRJqn6MR

Anytime you let your ego tell you that you’re strong, remember the name CJ Cummings. This 16 year old Olympic weightlifter already clean and jerks nearly 400 pounds. To put that into perspective, he would have beaten some of the lifters at the Rio Olympics. At 16. In Tokyo in 2020, expect to see this guy competing with the best. The USA hasn’t medaled in weightlifting in over three decades, but CJ may change that: http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/cj-cummings-freak-of-fitness

Those bruises all over Michael Phelps’ and other Olympic swimmers’ bodies? Those are from cupping, an ancient Chinese recovery method. I remember seeing this done in the training room at NC State, but I was lucky and never seemed to have huge muscle issues which needed the help. I have to say, I have now read a couple articles saying it isn’t painful, but from the reaction of the athletes I saw, it definitely didn’t look pleasant either. However, maybe this was just a different form of cupping than the one being used in Rio: http://www.stack.com/a/whats-up-with-cupping-6-facts-about-the-ancient-recovery-method-powering-olympians-like-michael-phelps

 

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