Browsing: Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Top 10 wealthiest female athletes in the world in 2021, according to Forbes. Brinkwire Sport presents the wealthiest women in sport in 2021, a momentous year for a lot of female figures, from tennis players to decorated Olympians. Following a record-breaking year for female athletes, the profile of women’s sport has continued to rise in 2021. Emma Raducanu, a British tennis sensation, stunned the world with her unexpected US Open victory, while Naomi Osaka, Japan’s poster girl, lighted up the cauldron for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Female athletes such as Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe have continued to speak…

After being told she was paralyzed, the Team GB star stunned the surgeon with her first question. At the National Lottery Awards 2021, Olympic gold medalist Kylie Grimes and her wheelchair rugby teammates were named National Lottery Paralympians of the Year. She discusses how she has always maintained a positive attitude toward life and sports. When Kylie Grimes’ surgeon came to see her after an 11-hour operation, he expected her to have a lot of questions. She’d just learned she’d been paralyzed below the chest and would never be able to walk again. But he wasn’t expecting her to ask,…

Despite fleeing, the husband of an Olympic athlete who was found stabbed to death denies murder. Agnes Tirop, a Kenyan runner, was found stabbed to death at her home in October, just two months after placing fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Despite attempting to flee the country after she was found stabbed to death, Agnes Tirop’s husband has denied her murder. Tirop, the women’s 10,000m world record holder, was found on October 13 with stab wounds to her neck, with a post mortem revealing she had also been struck in the head with a blunt…

In a daylight murder, an Olympic 200m finalist was gunned down and her body was left sprawled across the streets. Ecuador is mourning the death of Alex Quinonez, the country’s first Olympic track medallist and a 2021 finalist, who was brutally murdered in the streets of his hometown. Alex Quinonez, an Olympic sprinter from Ecuador, was brutally murdered in the streets of his hometown of Guayaquil. Quinonez and a buddy were reportedly shot and killed outside a shopping center on Friday night, prompting police to initiate an inquiry. Two years ago, the 32-year-old won bronze in the 200m at the…