March 15, 2018
Horses love apples, right? Well gold medalist winner Eve Jobs, daughter of Steve Jobs, the creator of the Apple Iphone loves to feed her horses apples. Eve is a jockey in the Summer Olympics, and she competes against many others. Eve is the youngest daughter of the Jobs family; she is 19-years-old. The whole family is worth $19 billion. When her father died back in 2011 from pancreatic cancer, he believed that Eve would soon Apple company. Eve was named rider of the month last year. She has also won $159,293 since April 6th of 2016. Eve attends Stanford University just like her dad did. Jobs said in an interview, "It took me a long time to figure out how to balance friends, school, and riding, but through the years I figured out the best way to make it all work is to prioritize what is most.
Usain Bolt was born August 21, 1986 in Sherwood Content which is a small town in Jamaica. He was the son of Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt. As a child, Bolt played cricket and football in the street with his brother. He was the fastest kid at his school. He played cricket for school, but his coach saw how fast he ran and tried to get him to do field and track. Pablo McNeil who was a former Olympian, encouraged him. Bolt became an Olympic Athlete. He got 9.85 seconds on the 100 meter. He won gold in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. He got 9.63 seconds on the 100 meter in the 2012 London Olympics and won gold there. And in the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won gold after getting 19.89 seconds on the 200 meter and becoming the world's fastest runner at having about a 10 meters a second speed.
Simone Manuel is one of the fastest freestyle sprinters in the world. She is an American swimmer who swims for team U.S.A. Simone Manuel went to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. She came back with four medals, two gold and two silver. Her first gold medal was in the 100 meter freestyle. Simone was the first African American woman to win a gold medal. Currently Simone is swimming for Stanford University where she is training for Tokyo 2020. She is a student athlete and swims alongside American world record holder Katie Ledecky. "I swim for myself. I love it, I have fun, and just representing my country is the greatest honor I could ever have," says Simone. We hope to see her defy all odds and make more history.
The Olympic opening ceremony is the traditional ceremony between the different countries that participate in the Olympics. A record of 102 gold medals will be awarded in 15 disciplines. This year, for the first time, viewers in all time zones will have access to live coverage of the game instead a delayed reply. The mascots for the games for the 2018 winter Olympics are Soonarane, a white tiger and Bandabi, an Asiatic black bear. Kim Yo Jong was the first member of the North Korea ruling dynasty to visit the south since the end of the Korean war. The last ceremony is at the end of the Olympic games but participants will also celebrate privately with their families.