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Sport As A Means Of Youth Development In Africa
It has been studied over time that sport is a good means of physical and mental development. As we all know the impact of youths matters and determines the positive or negative growth of the society. In an Africa setting, especially in the lower rural communities, where the people are poor and very few parents can afford to send their children to higher institutions such children/youths are forced to fend for themselves through one way or the other and may encounter social vices along the way, some may not be able to get good-paying jobs and some may not be able to get a job at all. It's a popular saying that an idle mind is the devil's workshop the same way it reflects an idle youth too. But this idleness can be stopped if sporting activities is being brought in play by the government and other bodies Growing up I lived in a rural community whose youths always have a clash with the neighboring community close by due to one or two unforeseen reasons. But when the government built a stadium and employ coaches and other sporting officials, the clashes between youths of my community and the nearby community reduce to the barest minimum because these youths start using their time to involve in sports like football, racing, and boxing. And the once two communities that were always having a clash became peaceful with each other and also organize healthy sporting competitions among themselves. Apart from the fact that sports encouraged these youths to see the light in peaceful living and healthy competition. There were also taught real-life mechanisms like patience and teamwork. Their idle time was channeled into something productive. And some were able to make it to the national level thereby earning a good and decent income for themselves. Through this my experience of how sports helped the youths in my community. I have come to the realization that sports aren't something just for fun but a way by which youths can develop their selves and choose the right path. I do encourage African youths that have a keen interest in sports never to relent from it because I have seen the good works of sports and I must say it glorious.
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prechyrukky
Sport As A Means Of Youth Development In Africa
It has been studied over time that sport is a good means of physical and mental development. As we all know the impact of youths matters and determines the positive or negative growth of the society. In an Africa setting, especially in the lower rural communities, where the people are poor and very few parents can afford to send their children to higher institutions such children/youths are forced to fend for themselves through one way or the other and may encounter social vices along the way, some may not be able to get good-paying jobs and some may not be able to get a job at all. It's a popular saying that an idle mind is the devil's workshop the same way it reflects an idle youth too. But this idleness can be stopped if sporting activities is being brought in play by the government and other bodies Growing up I lived in a rural community whose youths always have a clash with the neighboring community close by due to one or two unforeseen reasons. But when the government built a stadium and employ coaches and other sporting officials, the clashes between youths of my community and the nearby community reduce to the barest minimum because these youths start using their time to involve in sports like football, racing, and boxing. And the once two communities that were always having a clash became peaceful with each other and also organize healthy sporting competitions among themselves. Apart from the fact that sports encouraged these youths to see the light in peaceful living and healthy competition. There were also taught real-life mechanisms like patience and teamwork. Their idle time was channeled into something productive. And some were able to make it to the national level thereby earning a good and decent income for themselves. Through this my experience of how sports helped the youths in my community. I have come to the realization that sports aren't something just for fun but a way by which youths can develop their selves and choose the right path. I do encourage African youths that have a keen interest in sports never to relent from it because I have seen the good works of sports and I must say it glorious.
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prechyrukky
Sport As A Means Of Youth Development In Africa
It has been studied over time that sport is a good means of physical and mental development. As we all know the impact of youths matters and determines the positive or negative growth of the society. In an Africa setting, especially in the lower rural communities, where the people are poor and very few parents can afford to send their children to higher institutions such children/youths are forced to fend for themselves through one way or the other and may encounter social vices along the way, some may not be able to get good-paying jobs and some may not be able to get a job at all. It's a popular saying that an idle mind is the devil's workshop the same way it reflects an idle youth too. But this idleness can be stopped if sporting activities is being brought in play by the government and other bodies Growing up I lived in a rural community whose youths always have a clash with the neighboring community close by due to one or two unforeseen reasons. But when the government built a stadium and employ coaches and other sporting officials, the clashes between youths of my community and the nearby community reduce to the barest minimum because these youths start using their time to involve in sports like football, racing, and boxing. And the once two communities that were always having a clash became peaceful with each other and also organize healthy sporting competitions among themselves. Apart from the fact that sports encouraged these youths to see the light in peaceful living and healthy competition. There were also taught real-life mechanisms like patience and teamwork. Their idle time was channeled into something productive. And some were able to make it to the national level thereby earning a good and decent income for themselves. Through this my experience of how sports helped the youths in my community. I have come to the realization that sports aren't something just for fun but a way by which youths can develop their selves and choose the right path. I do encourage African youths that have a keen interest in sports never to relent from it because I have seen the good works of sports and I must say it glorious.
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2019 Gymnastics World Championships
The 2019 gymnastics world championships that were held in Stuttgart a couple of weeks ago were remarkable for the number of records achieved. Starting with the number of countries participating (from 92 federations) to the number of gymnasts competing (547 in total), we were treated to some amazing gymnastics from the qualifying rounds to the very last day of the event. Focusing on the women, the biggest surprise of the early stages of the championships was the 2016 Olympic gold medalist on beam, Sanne Wevers, from The Netherlands, who failed to qualify for the event final on her best apparatus, ruining her country’s hopes for a medal. Also unexpected was the fact that 7-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina didn’t qualify for the vault final, due to a fall on her 2nd qualifying vault. The team final was dominated by the American women that, even with a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes, managed to get the gold medal by a large margin, making this their 5th world title in a row. The Russian women got the silver medal and the revelation of the event was the Italian team that managed to get the bronze medal, thanks to some falls from the Chinese girls. The AA final went as expected and, after powering her team to gold, Simone Biles delivered 4 outstanding exercises that allowed her to get a lead from the start which she kept increasing until the very last event. The real competition was for the other 2 places on the podium, where a few gymnasts had a shot at them. The favorite for the silver medal was US gymnast Suni Lee, who was on her way to the second step of that podium until a fall on uneven bars opened the door for other gymnasts to reach the coveted silver and bronze medals. Eventually, China’sTang Xijing was 2nd which, when you’re competing against Simone Biles, it’s like being 1st. Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova was 3rd after producing 4 well-executed routines. The 1st day of event finals went as foreseen, with Biles winning gold on vault, followed by her teammate Jade Carey on the medal roster. On uneven bars, Belgium’s Nina Derwael renewed her world title with an electrifying routine. Day 2 of event finals belonged entirely to Simone Biles, who not only got both medals on beam (which was a pleasant surprise) and floor but, with 25 medals at world championships, she also surpassed not only Svetlana Khorkina as the female gymnast with most medals at the world championships but also Vitaly Scherbo as the gymnast (both male and female) with the most medals, an astonishing record that was unchallenged for 23 years. All in all, it was a gymnastics feast where we got to see some power gymnastics, along with some of the more artistical side of the sport.
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springwind46updated
2019 Gymnastics World Championships
The 2019 gymnastics world championships that were held in Stuttgart a couple of weeks ago were remarkable for the number of records achieved. Starting with the number of countries participating (from 92 federations) to the number of gymnasts competing (547 in total), we were treated to some amazing gymnastics from the qualifying rounds to the very last day of the event. Focusing on the women, the biggest surprise of the early stages of the championships was the 2016 Olympic gold medalist on beam, Sanne Wevers, from The Netherlands, who failed to qualify for the event final on her best apparatus, ruining her country’s hopes for a medal. Also unexpected was the fact that 7-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina didn’t qualify for the vault final, due to a fall on her 2nd qualifying vault. The team final was dominated by the American women that, even with a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes, managed to get the gold medal by a large margin, making this their 5th world title in a row. The Russian women got the silver medal and the revelation of the event was the Italian team that managed to get the bronze medal, thanks to some falls from the Chinese girls. The AA final went as expected and, after powering her team to gold, Simone Biles delivered 4 outstanding exercises that allowed her to get a lead from the start which she kept increasing until the very last event. The real competition was for the other 2 places on the podium, where a few gymnasts had a shot at them. The favorite for the silver medal was US gymnast Suni Lee, who was on her way to the second step of that podium until a fall on uneven bars opened the door for other gymnasts to reach the coveted silver and bronze medals. Eventually, China’sTang Xijing was 2nd which, when you’re competing against Simone Biles, it’s like being 1st. Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova was 3rd after producing 4 well-executed routines. The 1st day of event finals went as foreseen, with Biles winning gold on vault, followed by her teammate Jade Carey on the medal roster. On uneven bars, Belgium’s Nina Derwael renewed her world title with an electrifying routine. Day 2 of event finals belonged entirely to Simone Biles, who not only got both medals on beam (which was a pleasant surprise) and floor but, with 25 medals at world championships, she also surpassed not only Svetlana Khorkina as the female gymnast with most medals at the world championships but also Vitaly Scherbo as the gymnast (both male and female) with the most medals, an astonishing record that was unchallenged for 23 years. All in all, it was a gymnastics feast where we got to see some power gymnastics, along with some of the more artistical side of the sport.
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springwind46updated
2019 Gymnastics World Championships
The 2019 gymnastics world championships that were held in Stuttgart a couple of weeks ago were remarkable for the number of records achieved. Starting with the number of countries participating (from 92 federations) to the number of gymnasts competing (547 in total), we were treated to some amazing gymnastics from the qualifying rounds to the very last day of the event. Focusing on the women, the biggest surprise of the early stages of the championships was the 2016 Olympic gold medalist on beam, Sanne Wevers, from The Netherlands, who failed to qualify for the event final on her best apparatus, ruining her country’s hopes for a medal. Also unexpected was the fact that 7-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina didn’t qualify for the vault final, due to a fall on her 2nd qualifying vault. The team final was dominated by the American women that, even with a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes, managed to get the gold medal by a large margin, making this their 5th world title in a row. The Russian women got the silver medal and the revelation of the event was the Italian team that managed to get the bronze medal, thanks to some falls from the Chinese girls. The AA final went as expected and, after powering her team to gold, Simone Biles delivered 4 outstanding exercises that allowed her to get a lead from the start which she kept increasing until the very last event. The real competition was for the other 2 places on the podium, where a few gymnasts had a shot at them. The favorite for the silver medal was US gymnast Suni Lee, who was on her way to the second step of that podium until a fall on uneven bars opened the door for other gymnasts to reach the coveted silver and bronze medals. Eventually, China’sTang Xijing was 2nd which, when you’re competing against Simone Biles, it’s like being 1st. Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova was 3rd after producing 4 well-executed routines. The 1st day of event finals went as foreseen, with Biles winning gold on vault, followed by her teammate Jade Carey on the medal roster. On uneven bars, Belgium’s Nina Derwael renewed her world title with an electrifying routine. Day 2 of event finals belonged entirely to Simone Biles, who not only got both medals on beam (which was a pleasant surprise) and floor but, with 25 medals at world championships, she also surpassed not only Svetlana Khorkina as the female gymnast with most medals at the world championships but also Vitaly Scherbo as the gymnast (both male and female) with the most medals, an astonishing record that was unchallenged for 23 years. All in all, it was a gymnastics feast where we got to see some power gymnastics, along with some of the more artistical side of the sport.
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