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  • Modern pentathlon: Amélie Cazé in the combined shooting-running

    Modern pentathlon: Amélie Cazé in the combined shooting-running

    London - 12 August 2012: Three-time world champion Amélie Cazé (bottom) of France, along with 10 other competitors, stops at the shooting range as part of the running race, the last two combined events in the modern pentathlon. Cazé ended in 18th place in the competition, which was won by Lithuania’s Laura Asadauskaite, on Day 16 – the last day – of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    Sunday, August 12, 2012 12:30 PM | Photo
  • Modern pentathlon: gold in the women's competition for Laura Asadauskaite

    Modern pentathlon: gold in the women's competition for Laura Asadauskaite

    London - 12 August 2012: Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania crosses the line in first place after the combined running/shooting competition, the final event of the women's modern pentathlon. Along with winning a gold medal, Asadauskaite also set an Olympic record (5,408 points) on Day 16 – the last day – of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    Sunday, August 12, 2012 12:30 PM | Photo
  • Waiting, rakes in hand

    Waiting, rakes in hand

    London 2012 - Olympic officials await the next long jumper with measuring apparatus ready and rakes to clear the landing pit.
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:30 PM | Photo
  • Lesueur sails in long jump

    Lesueur sails in long jump

    London 2012 - Eloyse Lesueur of France sails in women’s long jump and qualifies for the final.
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:30 PM | Photo
  • Lesueur hits the pit

    Lesueur hits the pit

    London 2012 - Eloyse Lesueur of France enters the sand pit feet first in a qualifying round of women’s long jump.
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:30 PM | Photo
  • Latvia’s Radevica

    Latvia’s Radevica

    London 2012 - Ineta Radevica of Latvia produces a seasonal best jump during qualification round of women’s long jump and advances to the final.
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 1:30 PM | Photo
  • Summer Games Antwerp 1920 Medal

    Summer Games Antwerp 1920 Medal

    On the obverse, a tall, naked athlete, holding in his left hand a palm leaf and a laurel crown, symbols of victory. Behind him, the figure of the Renommée playing the trumpet. In the background, a frieze with a Greek motif with the inscription "VII OLYMPIADE" underneath. On the reverse, the Antwerp monument, commemorating the legend of Brabo throwing into the Scheldt the hand of the giant Druoon Antigoon, who had been terrorizing the river. In the background, the cathedral and port of Antwerp. In the top half, the inscription “ ANVERS MCMXX ”. The legend says that in Antiquity, this cruel giant forced all vessels on the river to pay a toll. If the captain refused to pay, he cut off his hand. The giant spread terror amongst the sailors for many long years, until the day he met Silvius Brabo. This courageous Roman soldier dared to take on the giant and succeeded in killing him. As revenge for his victims, he cut off the giant's hand and threw it into the river. This is where the name of the city comes from- "Antwerp" means "thrown hand".
    Tuesday, April 20, 1920 12:00 PM | Photo
  • Tomlinson jumps

    Tomlinson jumps

    London 2012 - Christopher Tomlinson of Team GB competes in the long jump at the Olympic stadium.
    Sunday, August 5, 2012 1:30 PM | Photo
  • Novotny leaps

    Novotny leaps

    London 2012 - Roman Novotny of the Czech Republic competes in the long jump qualifying round.
    Sunday, August 5, 2012 1:30 PM | Photo
  • Rutherford jumps for joy

    Rutherford jumps for joy

    London 2012 - Greg Rutherford celebrates winning the long jump with a distance of 8.31m on a golden night for Team GB.
    Saturday, August 4, 2012 1:00 PM | Photo
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