Fabiana Claudino is a volleyball player from Brazil. She was born January 24, 1985. She made her Olympic debut at the 2004 Games with the Brazilian national team. She returned to the 2008 Games where Brazil won gold. Claudino had a repeat performance at the 2012 Games, bringing home the gold once again.
Khaddi Sagnia is a track and field athlete. She was born April 20,1994 in Helsingborg,Sweden. At the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore she won the gold medal in the triple jump final. Her mother Sutay was born in the Gambia but grew up in Sweden.
Last night was the Espy Awards. The Espys are an award show by ESPN. They give out awards to the best athletes in baseball,basketball,football,tennis among other sports. Well with all the police brutality,cop shootings,protests and racial unrest as of late….athletes chose to speak out. At the beginning of the show Carmelo Anthony,Chris Paul,Dwayne Wade and Lebron James spoke out about political activism. They brought up how atletes can be a voice to heal racial injustice. Wade said that seeing no value in black life has to stop. He also said that racial profiling and “shoot to kill” mentality has to stop. They also went on to mention athletes like Jim Brown,Muhammad Ali,Arthur Ashe,Jackie Robinson who stood for something. And that they we going to follow in their footsteps. It must also be said that all four of these men are real friends off the court. I wonder if they came up with this idea on their own. Regardless,they made some good points although it wasn’t perfect. The video is only 3:30 minutes long. Watch it and tell me what you liked or didn’t like about it. I’d like to hear your thoughts.
Zingha Hester is the wife of NFL player Devin Hester. Hester has played football for the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons.