“If you did a load of physical measurements then you’d see that I’m not special, I have nothing,” Victoria tells Yahoo Style UK. Rather than hop on a bike and find it easy, in fact, Victoria says even from her first race she would ‘make herself sick with effort’. Athletes are taught to focus on their own performance rather than that of her competitors and Victoria agrees that this is definitely a skill anyone can apply to their everyday lives and goals.
Several athletes have proposed to their significant others at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio. An expert weighs in on the pros and cons of such public proposals.
[Photo: Getty/Quinn Rooney Image: Georgia Burgoyne for Yahoo Style UK] Simone Biles’ quest for a record five golds may have just been halted by a bronze in the balance beam final. She was seeking to become the first gymnast to win five gold medals at a single Olympics, a heavy workload which seems like a super human feat. A photo posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Aug 16, 2016 at 5:28am PDT But every time Simone dominates the headlines, along with the rest of the USA gymnastics team, I’m reminded of how rad leotards are. Ok, Gymnasts may be accustomed to glittery, luminescent, Swarovski-studded numbers which probably aren’t suitable for a trip down the shops.
One hundred and sixteen years ago, the second-ever modern Olympic games was held in Paris — and women were allowed then to compete in only three sports: tennis, croquet and golf. Because while commentators and journalists seem to be able to discuss the male athletes and their achievements at the Games without being able to constantly discuss their gender — indeed, I have yet to see a headline boasting, Cisgender Male Swimmer Takes Home Most Medals Ever — the struggle continues to be all too real when it comes to giving female athletes equitable treatment.
Helen Skelton - who according to reports earlier this week, was found possessing set of limbs - continues to shock the world with her wardrobe-related behaviour. Yes - by wearing items of clothing that most women own, the TV presenter continues to be shamed on the internet. Many Twitter users have pointed out that these outfits have been labelled ‘not family friendly’ by viewers, yet their backdrop of men in nothing but speedos haven’t been.
From the ultimate squad goals of the US ‘final five’ gymnastics team to Team Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini winning her 100m butterfly heat . Competitors have completely lived up to the Olympic motto of ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the slightly eccentric sounding founder of the modern Olympics and designer of the rings announced that the symbol was ‘truly an international emblem’.
Eugenie Bouchard’s Olympics journey was only short-lived, falling to Angelique Kerber in straight sets and then losing in doubles with partner Gabriela Dabrowski to Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, both during the second round of tournament play. Neither loss can be blamed on any one specific hit, point, or serve, but a sports analyst seems to know exactly what went wrong: the Canadian was too distracted by beauty, fashion, and hair to get the gold.
The Olympics are in full swing, and while we’re enjoying the extraordinary athleticism, we’re also fashion people — you know we’re looking at the uniforms. And depending on the sport, some athletes wear more clothing than others, which makes sense — clothing, or the lack thereof, is all about making athletes more functional and efficient. Above, click through to see how much — or little — clothing female athletes have to wear to perform at their best. Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day.
Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun Yang was mocked on Twitter for not having straight teeth. Here's why some people don't have perfect teeth and why teeth shaming needs to stop.
People have been swimming since the Stone Age, which was, oh, um, about 2.9 million years ago. They didn’t start to race each other, however, until 1837, when the National Society of Great Britain began to hold competitions. Consequently the sport was a natural fit for the Olympic Games, when they started in 1896 in Athens, Greece. The suits were eventually found to be too helpful though and, in 2010, they were banned from competitive swimming.
Sat next to male co-host Mark Foster who was also wearing shorts (let that sink in for a moment), it was a toasty 22 degrees over in Rio - but all that mattered to Twitter users was the visibility of Skelton’s legs. The best thing about this whole charade has been Skelton’s response - silence.
The Parade of Nations at the Olympics' opening ceremony is the highlight of the Games' fashion and pageantry. Yahoo Style gives a frank appraisal of the best- and worst-dressed teams in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night.
The Olympics at Rio 2016 is tiptoeing closer, and we’re beginning to see what the games will look like this year. As for France, Lacoste has kitted the country’s team out, which has also proven popular online.