On Friday March 3, 18-year-old Jordan Stolz became the youngest person ever to win a world speed skating gold medal. As the weekend went on, he won two other gold medals, defeating Olympic champions in each of those events.
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‘Eco-Mermaid’ Swims Marathon to Fight Plastic Pollution
On May 7, "eco-mermaid" Merle Liivand broke her own world record for swimming with a single fin. She swam the distance of a full marathon in the rough waters of Biscayne Bay, Florida. She even picked trash out of the water as she swam.
Wheelchair tennis champ Shingo Kunieda won the men's Australian Open once more on Thursday, beating Alfie Hewett of the United Kingdom. Diede de Groot won the women's wheelchair finals by defeating Aniek van Koot.
News Roundup: Carl Nassib, Panda Twins, & Bowie Painting
In today's news roundup, Carl Nassib becomes the NFL's first active player who is openly gay, a panda in a Japanese zoo gives birth to twins, and a David Bowie painting bought in a second-hand store for $4 sells for $89,000.
News Roundup: Breonna Taylor, Amy Coney Barrett, & a Big Wave
In today's news roundup, protests break out across the US after no police are charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor, US President Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court, and Maya Gabeira sets a surfing record riding a monster wave.
News Roundup: Bushfires Out, Storm Dennis, and Pole Vault Records
In today's news roundup, heavy rains in Australia bring the country's worst bushfires under control, the UK and Northwestern Europe are pounded by strong storms, and 20-year-old Armand Duplantis sets the world pole vault record - twice.
News Roundup: Peace Plans, Tennis Wins, & Special Shoes
In today's news roundup, US President Donald Trump's Mideast Peace Plan upsets Palestinians, Sofia Kenin is the surprise winner of the Australian Open, and Nike's special Vaporfly shoes are approved for the Olympics.
Caster Semenya is a fast female runner who has won many world championships. She won gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Now she's been told she can't compete unless she takes a medicine that could make her slower.