They were not named in the initial Rio squad. Former Dodger Shawn Green helps team and fans celebrate a World Series title during a pandemic. Fiji's Vatemo Ravouvou breaks through to score during the Men's Rugby Sevens Gold medal final match against Great Britain. Endorsements. Earlier in the week, Trump had also told The Hill that it wasn’t appropriate for Rapinoe to protest during the national anthem. Los Angeles Community College District elections: Everything you need to know. Steph McGovern, 37, stepped in for Louise Minchin, 50, to present with Dan Walker,42, on BBC Breakfast yesterday.. There will be no more for Grainger. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Photograph: Stephen Pond/PA Grainger pauses, in a rare break because she is … After they failed to make the podium at this year's European Championships, they both tested for the women's eight crew. White did get her fifth goal of the tournament in the 40th minute. “What she has done is just an amazing job.” It was especially so, given Grainger’s decision to take two years out of the sport after the London Olympics. Godfrey’s five Olympic medals in the 1920s, one gold, two silver and two bronze, came when the event was far less competitive. Katherine Grainger (left) and Anna Watkins took gold in the double sculls at London 2012. “There is no player like her in the world, no player who has her athleticism and quality. Great Britain's Victoria Thornley (left) and Katherine Grainger (right) pose with their silver medals after finishing second in the Women's Double Sculls Final A, How Grainger overcame partner issues and clinched fifth Olympic medal, Read more Grainger becomes most decorated female Olympian for Team GB, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. A video message from retired rowing champion Katherine Grainger, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, was played in the team meeting. In a way it makes all the results sweeter if you’ve been through the mill and come out.”, Victoria Thornley and Katherine Grainger on their way to Olympic Silver in Rio. Double act David Florence and Richard Hounslow won their second joint Olympic silver in the canoeing slalom. Election Results Fantastic news just in - my sister Sarah and her partner Steph have just had a baby boy! PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe said Thursday that she stands by previous comments that she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women’s World Cup. Comments, media, whatever, it has always been something I think we can block out pretty easily.”. Played in by Bronze, Nikita Parris spotted White racing between the Norway center backs to receive the pass and sweep into the net. But Beth Mead spotted Bronze arriving at the edge of the penalty area unmarked and the right back connected first-time and raised it high into the roof of the net with a fierce shot. “That gave them a sense over how special the performances have been,” Neville said. Happy Days indeed. After finishing third at the last tournament four years ago, England will now face either France or the United States on Tuesday in its quest for a first women’s final. But beneath the surface harmony between her and her rowing partner is the story of their struggle to establish a partnership - or even a friendship. “Their two scouts were sitting literally behind the bench,” England coach Phil Neville said. “She will be beating herself up for not scoring but shouldn’t.”. Despite a concerning medical update from Neville on the eve of the game about Millie Bright’s sickness, she made the starting lineup. “That gave them a sense over how special the performances have been,” Neville said. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. She now lives by the Thames. Now their schedule gets tough. Sir Bradley Wiggins becomes Britain's greatest Olympian ever as Team GB win gold in the men's Team Pursuit at the Velodrome. The low point came that morning when they were initially excluded, Grainger said. Neville has no qualms about keeping her on penalty duty. “It gave you goosebumps,” Neville said, “about what it takes to win.”. “So I waved at them after the goals.”. England is now two games away from winning its first major women’s title. It was a clever routine that led to the third in the 57th minute. You can see the racing and we have to prepare for them to deliver what they do. The British quartet - Spencer Wilton, Fiona Bigwood, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin - were beaten into second by 3.334 points. But the United States Soccer Federation then adopted a policy that requires players to stand. “There was a point when we weren’t in an Olympic boat,” she reflected. Defending champions Great Britain won silver in the Olympic team dressage, as world champions Germany claimed gold. Best quarterbacks in the Pac-12 will duel when USC opens season against Arizona State. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. “What you have seen tonight is that Lucy Bronze is the best player in the world,” Neville said. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. “I said to them in the huddle, ‘Are you ready to win a World Cup?’” Neville said. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. “Considering how much time and effort and pride we take in the platform that we have, in using it for good and for leaving the game in a better — and hopefully the world in a better place — I don’t think that I would want to go,” she said Thursday, “and I would encourage my teammates to think hard about lending that platform or having that co-opted by an administration that doesn’t feel the same way, doesn’t fight for the same things that we fight for.”. Thompson said her weekly training schedule for Rio has included around 200km a week and three weight sessions. U.S. coach Jill Ellis said she didn’t feel the controversy over the comments would be a distraction for the team, which is preparing for Friday night’s quarterfinal match against France. It was Grainger’s fifth Olympic medal, making her the event’s most decorated British women in the modern era. Her sister Sarah lives in Beverley, East Yorkshire with her partner Steph and son Seth. Thompson and his coaches were locked in discussions on the day the squad was named, attempting to decide whether Grainger and Thornley should be included. American Simone Manuel became the first black female swimmer to win an Olympic title as she shared the women's 100m freestyle gold with Canada's Penny Oleksiak, 16, after a dead heat. A video message from retired rowing champion Katherine Grainger, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, was played in the team meeting. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Read more England’s defender Lucy Bronze celebrates after scoring a goal during the Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match between Norway and England, on Thursday in Le Havre, France. It takes an extraordinary work ethic to collect five Olympic medals across five Games - as Grainger has - and that certainly helped turn things around. Welcome to the world Baby Seth! Did the times tell them they should be dropped or would Grainger’s Olympian commodity prevail? Katherine graduated in law from Edinburgh University, then went on to achieve an MPhil in Medical Law and Medical Ethics from Glasgow University, and is currently studying the sentencing of homicide for a PhD at King’s College, University of London. Lucy Bronze helped set up the first two goals before completing England’s 3-0 victory over Norway with a powerful shot of her own Thursday night, sending the team into its second straight Women’s World Cup semifinal. With England preparing to take a free kick on the left flank, Norway was expecting it to be swung into the penalty area. A video message from retired rowing champion Katherine Grainger, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, was played in the team meeting. Ellen White missed a shot but Jill Scott was primed to strike in off the post. Nodding in approval from the stands was David Beckham, who high-fived Sue Campbell, the head of women’s soccer in England. Bronze muscled her way down the right flank before cutting the ball back. Voluntary volleyball workouts and a few ... The quarterbacks introduced themselves to college football in a big way in 2019. They have just not gelled in the way that Grainger did with Anna Watkins at the London Olympics. Rapinoe also said she didn’t believe the comments would be divisive on the team. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Two months out of the Olympics it’s not the place you would want to be.”. Swimming legend Michael Phelps demolished the field in the 200m individual medley to claim his 22nd Olympic gold. “We all know it was the right decision now. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Bryony Page on her way to a silver in gymnastics trampoline. Ellen White missed a shot but Jill Scott was primed to strike in off the post. Katherine graduated in law from Edinburgh University, then went on to achieve an MPhil in Medical Law and Medical Ethics from Glasgow University, and is currently studying the sentencing of homicide for a PhD at King’s College, University of London. Team GB took silver in the women's eight. How long was your wait to vote in the 2020 election? Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts and Angels pitcher Griffin Canning are two of the winners of this year’s Gold Glove awards. Now she stands, but she has been criticized for not singing and putting her hand over her heart like other players. Her sister Sarah lives in Beverley, East Yorkshire with her partner Steph and son Seth. Beneath the surface harmony between Grainger and Victoria Thornley is the story of their struggle to establish a partnership, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. “Their two scouts were sitting literally behind the bench,” England coach Phil Neville said. “But we brought our best race to that final.”, For Thompson, the silver provided some justification for a sometimes uncompromising style which has earned him criticism and an accusation of bullying from former competitor Emily Taylor “I’m not necessarily the smoothest drink in the liquor cabinet,” he said. She wheeled around and laughed when it was put to her that Tokyo might appeal. The Dodgers are turning to former star Shawn Green’s company, Greenfly, to put a World Series celebration video together with fan clips. After netting from the spot in the opening game against Scotland, she was also denied against Argentina in the group stage. “What you have seen tonight is that Lucy Bronze is the best player in the world,” Neville said. Rio 2016: How Katherine Grainger struggled to click with her partner and clinched a fifth Olympic medal. [We didn’t know] if it would be possible to get that place at the Olympics and if so what boat that would be. While Beckham never made it past a quarterfinal as a player for the England men’s team, the Lionesses are now in their third successive semifinal after also making the final four at the 2017 European Championship. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? With England preparing to take a free kick on the left flank, Norway was expecting it to be swung into the penalty area.