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🔴Simone Biles news LIVE: USA star returns to women’s gymnastics for balance beam final at Tokyo 2020

- Biles returns on Tuesday morning to compete on the apparatus she won a bronze medal on in Rio five years ago.…

🔴 “It’s honestly petrifying trying to do a skill but not having your mind & body in sync,” Biles wrote in an Instagram story last week


🔴What time is US star competing in balance beam for Tokyo gymnastics final?

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#Olympics #Tokyo2020

- Karsten Warholm sets new world record in 400m hurdles
- Germany's Mihambo wins long jump gold
- Cuba take gold in canoe sprint

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Norway’s #KarstenWarholm set a new world record to win the men’s 400m hurdles. He clocked an astonishing 45.94 sec to eradicate his previous record of 46.70.

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#OlympicGames LIVE

- #TeamGB win gold in sailing
- Sena Irie wins first boxing gold for Japan
- NZ's Lisa Carrington and Caitlin Regal win gold in women's kayak double

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My very first passion was gymnastics-I started at 3 and competing at 6. I dedicated my life to that sport. Even though only regional the pressure was HUGE. I was very competitive and it hurt to lose - I gained many life lessons from the sport and learned to be graceful in defeat
But the immense pressure and anxiety never went away. I remember lying awake in bed for months after meets going through every single mistake I made and getting so angry at myself - reliving the moment and tormenting myself. As I neared the end of my “career” at 12 the fear of
what I was doing caught up to me. I started to become afraid of tumbling lines, or of specific vaults. Things I’d done for years were now scary. One time in practice mid tumble I had a split sec of doubt and fear and ended up landing on my head. But I still felt the pressure to
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She was already the GOAT, so we need to invent a new term. I’m still trying to acquire the wisdom @Simone_Biles has at her age.

You can’t help anyone (friend, child, partner, country) without first taking care of yourself.

The Olympics is not war. #SimonBiles
You’re a legend for many reasons, @Simone_Biles.

The strength it takes for women (especially young, and especially from underrepresented and marginalized communities) to love and value ourselves enough to say “This is my limit”: radical & beautiful.

Definition of role-model.
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People really need to leave #SimoneBiles alone.

She's saving her own life, and the lives of MANY others in the sport. This is commendable.

The number of people who are whining about her really have no concept of how dangerous gymnastics actually is.

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I think everyone remembers how Kerri Strug vaulted for a second time on a severely injured ankle in the 1996 Atlanta games.

I never forgot it. Why? Because I was fucking **horrified**.

I was a 11yo watching it. I'm Eastern-European by birth and grew up on the Olympics.
Does the name Elena Mukhina ring a bell?
It doesn't? It fucking should.

She won the 1978 gymnastics world championship.
Then she broke her leg. The Soviet Union wanted her in training ASAP for the 1980 Olympics.

She had a *broken fucking leg*. That was not yet healed.
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#BREAKING Japan's badminton top seed Kento Momota out in #Olympics first round #Tokyo2020
#BREAKING Japan's Daiki Hashimoto, 19, wins men's Olympic all-around gymnastics #Tokyo2020
#UPDATE Japan's men's #badminton world number one Kento Momota lost in the first round at the Tokyo #Olympics on Wednesday, a day after Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka also crashed out #Tokyo2020 #AFPSports
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The delivery of Bermuda's first ever Olympic gold medal on Tuesday by triathlete Flora Duffy is a victory shared by the whole island, her parents told AFP
"It was just unbelievable": Family and friends of Bermuda's first Olympic gold medalist celebrate.

Triathlete Flora Duffy made history as the first person from Bermuda to win gold at the #Olympics
Olympic golds.

Romania's Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis and France's Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias celebrate winning gold in the double sculls finals at the Tokyo #Olympics ImageImage
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54.01/ Week fifty-four, July 24-30 2021, thread begins here.

Week 53 below:
54.02/ This is a fun Rebbe story, which could even be true (who knows), re: apologetics for the bracha of "Shelo Asani Isha."

Source (Pleasant Ridge Newsletter, Vaetchanan 5771):…

[I needed to edit the alt-text a bit to get to 1000 char.] The Ropshitzer Rebbetzin wa...
54.03/ I've tried to teach people & model the behavior that every person needs to be treated with respect. That we are to treat janitors with the same respect as we do rabbis. Sadly, they learned to treat rabbis with the same respect they treat janitors.…
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Daoism and Ancient Egypt:

"Early European writings on Daoism such as Athanasius Kircher’s China Illustrata (1667), characterized it as “full of abominable falsehoods” and as originating in a form of idolatry transferred from ancient Egypt."…
Chinese bronzes linked to Egypt and Africa:…

1. "Sun noticed that a particular set of artifacts, the Yin-Shang bronzes, shared a greater similarity in their chemical composition with metals from Egypt than Chinese ones."
2. "Among the earliest Chinese bronzes known to archeologists, the Ying-Shang wares are the only ones of their kind to contain lead isotopes akin to samples from areas in South Africa and Zimbabwe."
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