American marathon swimmer, writer, public figure. Born in New York in 1949. Parents, William Snead, stockbroker, mother of Lucy Winslow Curtis.
Diana was only three years old when her parents divorced, and her mother married a Greek, Aristotle named Nyad. The mother’s new husband adopted the girl by registering his name, Nyad, and transported them to Florida in Fort Lauderdale.
In this city, starting from the 7th grade, Diana began to seriously engage in swimming, showing decent results for her age. In 1960, she was enrolled in a private school of the Olympic reserve, where her coach was the Olympic swimming champion, Jack Nelson. Diana’s swimming results have progressed. She won three Florida state championships. Continue reading
Miracle is a boy.
It so happens that the star of a sport or show business automatically becomes a legend in life, which is then remembered and told to the descendants with admiration.
The name of the cyclist Dave Mirra will forever remain in the history of sports. Hard work, talent and luck – these are the components of success for a guy born in the small town of Chittenango in New York State on April 4, 1974.
As soon as the baby was four years old, his mother left the family, and Dave and his older brother Tim remained with their father.
Simple cycling along the alleys of his hometown soon turned into a passion. Since there were many enthusiastic about bicycles in the early 80s, Dave quickly found like-minded people. They spent time together, but did not lose it in vain – they improved their bikes, which undoubtedly contributed to the growth of skill. Continue reading
An Egyptian diver who set the world record for immersion in water, was born in 1974. Little is known about the athlete’s childhood and youth. Parents of the future conqueror of the deep sea engaged in ordinary work and were no different from the rest of the Egyptians. Ahmed himself could never think of his future calling. In early childhood, he loved, like all boys, to play war games, climb trees and swim in the sea.
At the age of eighteen, after graduation, the young man thought about entering the local military academy. He had been preparing for a serious physical test for several years. Having put his body and mind in order, the young man overcame all entrance exams and was enrolled in the course.
Studying at the military academy was distinguished by a strict discipline of the students studying and their iron endurance. For all the years of his student life, Gabr passed many tests and exams. Already in 1994, he graduated from a higher educational institution and entered an adult independent life full of unexpected surprises. Continue reading