Sunday, October 2, 2022

World Sports Review



A golden opportunity for female athletes at Birmingham 2022





Gold medalist Shericka Jackson, of Jamaica,, silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, left, and bronze medalist Dina Asher-Smith, of Britain, celebrates after the final of the women's 200-meter run at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday, July 21, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.

Fraser-Pryce led a medal sweep for Jamaica in the 100 at the world championships in front of Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah. She finished second to Jackson in the 200, with Dina Asher-Smith of Britain taking bronze to prevent a back-to-back sprint sweep for Jamaica.

After finishing off with a silver medal with the Jamaican women's 4x100 relay, Fraser-Pryce posted a message to fans on Facebook: “See you at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham!”

Asher-Smith already started thinking about Birmingham when she took bronze in the 200.




Baseball/Softball

Despite the immense popularity of baseball in the Americas as well as Japan and South Korea, the game will make its first appearance since the 2008 Games in Beijing. It will be a six-team tournament that will take place from July 29 to August 8.


Karate

It will shock some people to learn that karate is making its Olympic debut in 2020, especially since judo, boxing, and tae kwon do have been in the Olympics for decades. 
Surfing
This sport will be one of the riskiest competitions in the Games next year, in more ways than 1. The first being the dangers of marine life interfering. Olympic officials announced that the event would be hosted in the ocean at a beach 40 miles outside of Tokyo, instead of at a wave pool.
Skateboarding
In a sign that the millennial generation is all grown up, the Olympics will host its first-ever skate-boarding event. There will be two discipline in the 2020 Games, Park and Street. 

Sport Climbing

This is a discipline of rock climbing where three different formats will be used: bouldering, lead climbing, and speed climbing.
Bouldering is more technical where athletes free climb up short sections of rock without the use of ropes. You win by achieving the set challenge in the shortest number of attempts while being timed.

Track/Field
The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials were rescheduled for the same window in 2021, from June 18-27 in Eugene, Ore. The trials daily competition schedule will remain the same, with a June 22 off day, though event start times of events may shift.