Taller than most of her opponents, she won purses totaling over $7 million making her the all-time North American female money-earner. She has been featured in W magazine and the New York Times called her "hard to beat, and harder to ignore" in the 2010 racing season. She retired in November 2010 and is currently pregnant with her first child. Who is she ?
Identify the gentlemen and the place (Bonus if you also know the date)
In 1957, before the arena was opened, the under-construction building was officially known as the Civic Auditorium Amphitheater. By 1961, when it opened, Pittsburgh sign makers had decided that Civic Arena fit better on street signs, and the new, shorter name stuck. Still though, for the few years after it opened, it was sometimes referred to as the Civic Auditorium. The arena was home to minor-league basketball and ice hockey teams before becoming the home of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins in 1967 and remained so till 2010. At its closing it was the third smallest arena in NHL by official capacity. What is so special about this arena ?
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In cricket, the X is a psychological condition that applies mostly to bowlers and seems predominantly to affect left-arm spinners. The affliction seems to involve bowlers having trouble releasing the ball at the end of their action. A notable recent example of this was Keith Medlycott, who was forced to abandon the sport, having reached the England squad. Another player, Gavin Hamilton, having played a Test as an all-rounder, largely abandoned his right-arm medium pace bowling, following the yips. He did not make another Test appearance, but has enjoyed a One Day International career for Scotland, predominantly as a specialist batsman. Collins Obuya was one of the stars of Kenya's 2003 World Cup - he gained a contract with Warwickshire on the back of it - but soon after his game fell apart when he developed the X.
He was the first professional to captain MCC for an entire game. In football, he won the League in 1948 and the FA Cup in 1950. However, the latter part of his career was dogged by knee trouble: the knee had been damaged in a collision with the Charlton goalkeeper; he was limited to 60 official (i.e. non-wartime) appearances and 16 goals. He represented England in wartime 12 times, but never in a full official match.
The word “X" originates from West Country dialect, meaning "Anything thick and squat",as defined by James Jennings in his book "Observations of Some of the Dialects in The West of England" published 1825. Around 1930 the name became used for a rubber eraser. In the 1950s David Attenborough and a BBCfilm crew brought back footage of young men of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu doing this (whatever is done in the sport related to X) as a test of their courage and passage into manhood. A similar practice, only with a much slower pace for falling, has been practised as the Danza de los Voladores de Papantlaor the 'Papantla flyers' of central Mexico, a tradition dating back to the days of the Aztecs. Give me X.
The rules for the game, which according to some claims may have originated in ancient China, were standaradized starting in 2002 and International World Championships have been organized since then. These open, competitive championships have been widely attended by players from around the world and have attracted widespread international media attention. These events are noted for their large cash prizes, elaborate staging, and colorful competitors. In 2004, the championships were broadcast on the U.S. television network Fox Sports Net
Connect. These are all the major hints except for the one that would have been a sure giveaway.
He represented Mongolia in the marathon at Barcelona in 1992. He came in last. When asked why he was so slow, he replied ‘”No, my time was not slow, after all you could call my run a Mongolian Olympic marathon record.” Another reporter asked him whether it was the greatest day of his life. To which came the reply “And as for it being the greatest day of my life, no it isn’t”, he said, ”Up till six months ago I had no sight at all. I was a totally blind person. When I trained it was only with the aid of friends who ran with me. But a group of doctors came to my country last year to do humanitarian medical work. One doctor took a look at my eyes and asked me questions. I told him I had been unable to see since childhood. He said ‘But I can fix your sight with a simple operation’. So he did the operation on me and after 20 years I could see again. So today wasn’t the greatest day of my life. The best day was when I got my sight back and I saw my wife and two daughters for the first time. And they are beautiful.” Identify him.