Every achievement comes with enormous hardships and determination. People who became successful in their life have a strange story behind it. Besides, different level of or field they may come from, but some have the same stories to tell. In the world of sports, the marathon is performed by both women and men nowadays. However, the difference is that men’s world record has fallen today but women’s — well, some of them have held firm for over 30 years. Caster Semenya who won different times in the field of running has the most significant contribution when it comes to human rights as she redefines what the true meaning of being female in the sport is.
The young South African Athlete stands for what she believes and what is right. She started in the year 2009 at the age of 18 and won over 29 races, and after that, she became a role model along the way. Recently this weekend, Semenya stood on the ground with so much pride and changed the face of the sport for being a gay black woman. However, Friday in Doha might be the last time she will compete to her favorite event because of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) provided a necessary medication to reduce her testosterone level which seems to be unequal with such discrimination.
Showing strength and courage not only to win the competition but also to win against the rights fought by Semenya cannot be measured by anything else in this world. She focuses on the empowerment of every women athlete against sexual differences to stop inequality and discernment. The moment that you ask everyone about injecting a woman’s body to control it will become an issue to human rights. IAAF never mind about the risks and damage that Semenya will get for the surgery and injections she will undergo just to be qualified in the competition. This type of action is not proper.
The foundations for human rights together with the UN’s human rights crashed the decision. Deputy program director says “Women with intersex variations have the same right to dignity and control over their bodies as other women, and it’s deeply disappointing to see CAS uphold regulations that run afoul of international human rights standards.” In this case, Semenya proved that despite having sexual deviation, it is not a hindrance to continue your dreams and inspire others. Many have supported Semenya’s defense and won against the IAAF. She is also one of the lists of the top100 Influential people in Time Magazine. It is truly right that good things come to those people with a good heart that once want to stimulate everyone with such conviction and spirit.
One of the best people that we always include in our history is the enormous sports hero that we know in such a specific field. Equestrian is one of the popular sports known that uses a horse. With such extraordinary strength and speed, both the rider and the horse will win if it was trained properly and can beat the competition. Secretariat is one of the famous horse that can’t ever be compared to others. He is the Meadow stable’s chestnut cold during 1970.
One thing people can’t forget about him is that he is also awarded as the horse of the year in 1972 and 1973. It is best known as the winner of the triple crown in the year 1973. He became as one of the horse for 25 years in Triple Crown. Meaning to say, no can stop him and beat him during that time. It was bred by the Meadow Stud. in Doswell, Virginia. Thanks to his trainer Lucien Laurin and of course, ridden by Ron Turcotte who poses next to a statue of Secretariat at Belmont Park, USA. Ron is now 77 years old and once said to CNN’s winning post that riding Secretariat is like a flying fighter jet unlike to those ordinary airplanes. The most exceptional horse ever in the sport of equestrian brought a lot of inspiration and entertainment to everyone.
His stylish performance brought a lot of fans around the world to adore and love him. For almost the years passed, fans follow his race wherever and whenever it takes. His rider Turcotte got also pressured for every match they get into because he knew that he has the best horse and afraid if Secretariat can’t run. The love between the rider and the horse are incomparable. It makes a strong bond between them leading them to always win in the competition.
Of course, Turcotte is so lucky to be one of the riders of that particular horse throughout his career. The horse has grown so much physically and mentally stable. His unbreakable record in the Kentucky Derby (1:59.40) still stands today while his enduring legacy was cemented in 2010 when Walt Disney produced a film based on his impossible real life. Another award-winning masterpiece taken by Edward Whitaker earned a lot of horse racing’s photography of the year having a majestic photo of the rare super blue moon in Lambourn, Berkshire last January 2018. There are a lot of contributions made by Secretariat in the sport of, and no one can’t even beat his record. It will surely remain in the hearts and minds of fans around the globe.
Here’s a glimpse of Secretariat running at the Belmont Stakes in 1973:
Into the world of Formula One Racing, lots of athletes are going to be famous because of its difference from other sports. This is very expensive as it uses f1 racing cars and other accessories. Comparing to other sports, riders must have the endurance and capability to control the speed to a card in order to win the game. Speed is a very important factor in this kind of sport. This sporting event also takes for over three days which is usually from Friday-Sunday. A series of practice and qualifying sessions take place during the event. This is the top racing category in FIA comprising the fastest and most advanced cars in the world.
Bernie Ecclestone had been more over the years to Formula One Grand Prix, and he believed that he would probably embrace electric for the said sport. He transformed this sport into a billion-dollar business. As our technology continued to grow faster, there will be a chance that F1 will turn into electric in the future. He also added that formula one would turn into F1; however, his heart and everything is still into the term formula one. He was present at the 1950 British Grand Prix and Silverstone that launch the world championship, competing in 500cc Formula Three race at the old airfield. Additionally, he thought and predicted that Lewis Hamilton for five-time against Michael Schumacher’s record of seven championships and nine wins. And he feels that Lewis is going to win, but it won’t be easy.
So far the F1 racing event celebrates its thousandth race, and this is gonna be the greatest achievement made by Ecclestone. Since there will be a possibility that the race will convert into electric, there will be an advantage to not use any diesel or gas which we actually get from natural resources. If the cars will be more advanced, the race will surely be nicer than before and a lot of fans will get involved in that event. Only a few people know about this sport unlike basketball and football since they are both popular all over the world. However, as the time goes by, and technology will become better to improve car pieces of equipment and accessories, F1 might get into its pitch one day and will become more popular to others in the world of sports. According to our friends at NuVision Auto Glass, who are big race fans and ultimately want to sponsor their own car one day, say that an increase of drivers will also be expected this year and will further help this industry grow and flourish.
For all you F! race fans out there, check out some highlights from the Chinese Grand Prix below!