One came from a family filled with top-notch throwers. The other learned from his mom by using any heavy object that felt something like a shot put.
In the unpredictable sport of BMX, where races last just about 40 seconds, a strong start means a lot. Get to the front after the first turn, and there's a good chance a rider will be able to avoid the kind of wreck-filled chaos that marked the action in the men's quarterfinal round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on a breezy afternoon.
Just like four years ago in London, Alistair Brownlee grabbed a British flag, slowed to a trot and then walked across the finish line to win the gold medal in the men's Olympic triathlon.
The words, scrawled in marker on the tops of his sneakers, remind Kevin Durant why he started playing basketball in the first place.
Kerron Clement delivered another gold for the U.S. on Thursday after the "awesome hour" of the night before and the women's 4x100-meter relay team ran alone in a race that looked just like a practice session, just with one mighty difference: A place in the Olympic final was on the line.
Germany's Marcus Gross and Max Rendschmidt celebrate after the men's kayak double (K2) 1,000-meter final at the Lagoa Stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, Aug. 18.
Poland's Maria Andrejczyk makes an attempt in the women's javelin final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, Aug. 18.
With just under a year left before the 2017 Universiade (世大運) begins, concerns continue to mount over whether host city Taipei will be able to finish all the venues in time.
Bronze medalists Germany's Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel celebrate after the 49er men's medal race at Marina da Gloria during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Aug. 18.
Tianna Bartoletta kicked off her country's whirlwind run of medals on the night. So, by all rights, she should get to name it.