Olympics-Athletics-Saunders mourns mother days after winning shot put silver

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Olympics-Athletics-Saunders mourns mother days after winning shot put silver

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Olympics-Athletics-Saunders mourns mother days after winning shot put silver

The mother of Tokyo Olympic fan favourite Raven Saunders has died, the American athlete said on social media, just days after she won silver in ...

SportThe mother of Tokyo Olympic fan favourite Raven Saunders has died, the American athlete said on social media, just days after she won silver in the shot put.FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Women's Shot Put - Medal Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Silver medallist, Raven Saunders of the United States wearing a protective face mask poses on the podium REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

04 Aug 2021 09:15AMShare this contentBookmarkTOKYO: The mother of Tokyo Olympic fan favourite Raven Saunders has died, the American athlete said on social media, just days after she won silver in the shot put."(Leaving) social media for a while to take care of my mental and my family," she wrote on Twitter."My mama was a great woman and will forever live through me. My number one guardian angel.

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Advertisement Sport The mother of Tokyo Olympic fan favourite Raven Saunders has died, the American athlete said on social media, just days after she won silver in the shot put.Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Women's Discus Throw - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 2, 2021.Share this content Bookmark TOKYO -A world record had been predicted but Norway's Karsten Warholm had to utterly destroy it to hold off American Rai Benjamin and take gold on Tuesday in the men's 400 metres hurdles, in what will go down as one of the all-time great Olympic races.Advertisement Sport Elaine Thompson-Herah completed a second successive sprint double, Karsten Warholm won the 400m hurdles with an astonishing world record and American teenager Mu Athing crushed the 800 metres on an incredible day of Olympic athletics on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Women's Shot Put - Medal Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Silver medallist, Raven Saunders of the United States wearing a protective face mask poses on the podium REUTERS/Hannah Mckay 04 Aug 2021 09:15AM Share this content Bookmark TOKYO: The mother of Tokyo Olympic fan favourite Raven Saunders has died, the American athlete said on social media, just days after she won silver in the shot put. Click to see the gallery. "(Leaving) social media for a while to take care of my mental and my family," she wrote on Twitter.94 run."My mama was a great woman and will forever live through me. Advertisement (Reporting by Amy Tennery in Tokyo, editing by Pritha Sarkar) Source: Reuters. My number one guardian angel. Throw in a last-leap long jump triumph for Malaika Mihambo, a near pole vault world record for Mondo Duplantis, a third straight hammer gold for Anita Wlodarczyk and scintillating sprinting in the men's 200m semis, and it all added up to a sparkling showcase for the Games' number one sport.

Advertisement Advertisement "I will always and forever love you. Advertisement Advertisement Brazilian Alison dos Santos, 21, took bronze in 46." Saunders attracted wide support during the Games https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/athletics-chinas-gong-lijiao-wins-womens-shot-put-gold-2021-08-01 with her joyous personality and athletics talent, sporting green and purple hair and a grinning"Joker" mask and proudly promoting a nickname equal to her sheer power and strength:"Hulk. "I can't believe the time, it's so fast." Perhaps her greatest impact at the Olympics, however, came in the form of a podium protest https://www. I haven't slept after the 100m final," she told reporters.

reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/olympics-ioc-says-looking-into-gesture-used-by-us-athlete-saunders-podium-2021-08-02, when she raised her arms into an X above her head, a gesture made in support of oppressed people around the globe. "I told myself going in to the race, remember all the work you have put in. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and USA Track & Field offered the Saunders family their"thoughts and prayers" in a joint statement. This is what I do morning until night, it's huge. Advertisement Advertisement It was a third successive Under-20 world record of the Games for the teenager, who last month was pulled from the 400m for excess testosterone levels.

Advertisement Advertisement "The USOPC and USATF would like to offer Raven our most sincere condolences," the statement read."Her mother leaves behind an incredible legacy in her daughter for who we are so proud and grateful to call our teammate." (Reporting by Amy Tennery in Tokyo; Editing by Lincoln Feast. With Benjamin posting 46.) Source: Reuters .