Achievements and actions that mark international sports

Retrospectiva 2020

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December is finally coming and Olympic every day The retrospective of 2020 recounts some of the most important facts of international sports. Black Lives Matter movement NBARecord in work out No more Triathlon, Turn on top Swimming And accident Zanardi Are among the facts to be remembered.

Milestone in nba

a Coronavirus epidemic Changed the world and sports in general. One of the leagues in terms of athletes during matches, the NBA took action to cripple the season and restart the game in the “bubble” on Disney.

Despite this, the NBA’s biggest milestone was yet to come. After a series of public performances by the United States, due to the deaths of Brona Taylor and George Floyd, the players decided to act. In a way that was not yet seen in leagues, athletes, franchises and NBA, and organized a series of demonstrations during matches in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Flying queen

A new event was born in the world of athletics. The sin Armand Duplantis Was “Record Breaker of the Year”. At the age of 21, the pole vault athlete broke the world record, indoor and outdoor, became the first person on the planet to cross the 6.18 meters in sports and is a great name for a gold medal Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Venezuela that jumped into history

If Duplantis showed the world that it was possible to jump high, Eulimaar Rojas of Venezuela proved that women can move forward. In February, the triple jump athlete set a new indoor world record for the sport with 15.43 meters.

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Vishal lost

One of the biggest names of judo in history was lost after nearly 10 years. Two-time French Olympic champion Teddy rainerConsidered by some to be the only undefeated judoka for a few years, it was defeated in 2020. Before the Kovid-19 epidemic, Rainer had overtaken Japan’s Kokoro Kejura, and saw a streak drop, winning 154 games. After the setback, Teddy admitted that 2020 was the toughest year of his career.

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Victory out of the pool

Rikko Iki Is already a champion. The 20-year-old Japanese girl had one of the biggest achievements of her life without so many competitions in a year. In 2020, swimmers from Japan Leukemia was overcome and started competing again. To symbolize this rebirth, the athlete wields the Tokyo Olympic torch.

Zanardi is reborn once again

One of the biggest names in the World Games, Alessandro Zanardi In 2020 frightened the Paralympic world. In June, the two-time Paralympic champion suffered an accident while competing for an exhibition race in Italy. Found in critical condition For a few days. Recently the Italian has had a breakthrough in his health and Started answering some questions With signs.

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Zanardi is a two-time Paralympic Champion (Instagram / Zanardofficial)

Djokovid ”

Despite a large number of contests being canceled or paralyzed, there was one episode that went against the grain and marked 2020. ATP world ranking leader, Novak Djokovik Organized a tennis exhibition tournament.

Without respecting the medical guidelines of social distance, wearing a mask and an audience presence, the Adria Tour gained the attention of the sports world, receiving many criticisms and ending after some athletes, among them Djokovic himself. Tested positive for coronovirus.

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About the author: Sarah Gracie

Sarahis a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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