Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wu Minxia

 

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Not to be confused with Fu Mingxia, another Chinese diver.
Wu Minxia
Wu Minxia.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Chinese
Born 10 November 1985 (age 29)
Shanghai, China
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Sport
Sport Diving
Event(s) 1 m, 3 m, 3 m synchro
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wu.
Wu Minxia (simplified Chinese: 吴敏霞; traditional Chinese: 吳敏霞; pinyin: Wú Mǐnxiá; born 10 November 1985) is a Chinese female diver and first woman to win gold medal in a diving event in three consecutive Olympic Games.

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Career

Wu represented China at the 2004 Summer Olympics, earning a gold medal in the 3 metre women's synchronized springboard along with Guo Jingjing before winning a silver medal in the 3 metre women's springboard, coming in second place behind Guo Jingjing.
Wu represented China at the 2008 Summer Olympics, earning a gold medal in the 3 metre women's synchronized springboard along with Guo Jingjing before winning a bronze medal in the 3 metre women's springboard, coming in third place behind Guo and Russian Julia Pakhalina. After Guo Jingjing's retirement, she participated in synchronized events with He Zi.
Wu represented China at the 2012 Summer Olympics, earning a gold medal in the 3 metre women's synchronized springboard[1] along with He Zi, becoming the first woman to win gold medal in a diving event in three consecutive Olympic Games.[2] She won the 3 metre springboard gold medal as well. After the 3 metre springboard competition, it was revealed that her parents withheld information that her grandmother died a year before, and that her mother had cancer. Her father said he misled her to keep her focused on training. The news drew criticism from China.[3]
By winning the 3m synchronized springboard event at the 2013 World Championships with new partner Shi Tingmao, Wu became the first person to win six gold medals in a synchronized event.[4]

See also

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bryan, Wyoming

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Bryan is a ghost town in Sweetwater County in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Bryan is located about 12 miles (19 km) west of Green River along the Blacks Fork River, and for a short time was the local headquarters and division point of the Union Pacific Railroad. Today, only a few concrete foundations remain.

    History

    Union Pacific advertisement promoting connections out of Bryan, Wyoming
    As with other cities in Wyoming, squatters rushed to occupy land in Green River City in anticipation of the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in 1868. Unwilling to negotiate with the squatters, the railroad instead laid out a new town to the west of Green River along the Blacks Fork River and established it as the local headquarters of the railroad.[1] Stage service was established between Bryan and Green River and from there connecting to mines and towns throughout Wyoming.
    Once passed over for the headquarters the population in Green River dropped rapidly. Several years later Blacks Fork dried up due to a drought and the railroad was concerned that there was not enough water in Bryan to service the locomotives. The railroad was able to acquire enough land to move the headquarters to Green River and completely abandoned Bryan. Green River thrived, but Bryan's population plummeted and never recovered.[2]

    References


  2. Larson, T.A. (1990). History of Wyoming. University of Nebraska Press. p. 58. ISBN 0-8032-7936-1.

  3. "Bryan, Wyoming".

Friday, August 7, 2015

Jodilly Pendre, salayan of philippine wikipadia

 
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Jodilly Pendre
Born Jodilly Ignacio Pendre
April 29, 1993 (age 22)
Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Occupation Fashion Model
Years active 2014–present
Modeling information
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Manager Twenty-One Millimeters Management, Jakarta
Jodilly Ignacio Pendre (born April 29, 1993 in Philippines) is a Filipino fashion model and television personality. She is best known for her appearance as a contestant in the second cycle of Asia's Next Top Model, where she represented Philippines.[1] Pendre is a graduate from the University of Santo Tomas.

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Early life

She began her career in modeling when she joined an in-campus beauty pageant, the 2011 search for Ideal Thomasian Personalities. She did not win the title, however, after the pageant, managed to land bigger modeling gigs, including a part in Philippine Fashion Week.
Pendre has also been featured in the pages of several fashion magazines, including a fashion editorial for Preview Magazine's August 2013 issue. She was also featured in the campaign for designer Rajo Laurel's Holiday 2012 Hanami shoe collection for major brand Parisian.[2]

Asia's Next Top Model

Pendre was one of the representatives in the second cycle of Asia's Next Top Model.
On the show, Pendre was one of the favored models. She was praised for her graceful runway walk, and for her outstanding performances in the shoots, impressing the judges especially judge, Joey Mead-King. She became a brand ambassador of Subaru along with Natalie Pickles where she won the challenge and was chosen by the undercover judge Mr. Glenn Tan of Subaru. Pendre lost the competition to 22 year-old model Sheena Liam thus, becoming the runner-up of the competition.

Post Career

Pendre after the reality show, she graced Metro Magazaine June 2014 and Circuit with co-model Katarina Rodriguez. She also featured in ICON online Magazine and received various spreads in different magazines. In addition, a brand ambassador of Subaru, The PFW, and Lyn Shoes and Accessories, CC-OO and CPS Chaps of Benh Family. In 2015, she was chosen to model in Valentine Secret in Jakarta. In addition, Pendre guested in AsNTMc3's episode 7 where in part of her Subaru prize as a brand ambassador. EGALITE Magazine collected Pendre together with Katarina Rodriguez, Stephanie Retuya, Monika SAnta Maria, and Francheska Lagua, to cover the company's June-July 2015 issue, Summer! edition. Also, walked for Jerome Salaya Ang during the Canada, Philippine Fashion Week.