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Achievement of our National Athletes

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Achievement of our National Athletes

  1. 1. 7-3-2016 Achievements of our National Athletes
  2. 2. 1. Athletics : Atletismo 2. Baseball : Baseball 3. Basketball : Baloncesto 4. Bowling : Bolos 5. car racing : Carreras de automoviles 6. cycling : Ciclismo 7. football : Futbol 8. Chess: Ajedrez 9. golf : Golf 10. handball : Balón Mano 11. soccer: Futbol 12. swimming : Natación 13. tennis : Tenis 14. volleyball : Volleyball 15. gymnastics : Gimnasia 16. Members: Miembros 17. Hall of Fame : Salón de la fama 18. Tournament : Torneo 19. Trainer : Entrenador 20. Coach: Tecnico o Entrenador 21. To suceed: Tener éxito 22. Games: Juegos 23. Champion: Campeón 24. Contest: Concurso 25. Competition : Competencia 26. To win: Ganar 27. To Lose: Perder 28. First Place: Primer Lugar 29. Second Place: Segundo Lugar 30. Third Place: Tercer lugar 31. Winner: Ganador 32. Talents: Talentos 33. Outdoor Sports: Deportes al aire libre 34. Awards. Premios 35. To participate: Participar 36. Winner: ganador 37. To defeat: derrotar 38. To fight: luchar 39. Title : Titulo 40. To defend: defender 41. To be born: Nacer en 42. To make a debut: Hacer el debut 43. Beat: vencer 44. Court : Cancha 45. Soccer Field: Cancha de futbol 46. Draw: Empate 47. League : Liga 48. Medal : Medal 49. Record: record 50. Achievement: logro 51. Rules: Reglas 52. Skills: habilidades 53. Team mates: Compañeros de Equipo 54. Victoy : Victoria 55. To score : Anotar 56. Challenges : Desafios 57. Experience: Experiencia 58. Accomplish: Lograr
  3. 3. 59. Accomplishment: logros 60. Obstacles: obstaculos 61. To celebrate: celebrar 62. To climb: escalar 63. To play: jugar 64. To jog: trotar 65. To swim: nadar 66. Amateur: Aficionado 67. Dedicated: Dedicado 68. Committed: Comprometido 69. Goals: Metas 70. Oustanding: Extraordinario 71. Performance: Desempeño 72. Injuy : Lesión 73. Successful : Exitoso 74. Strong: Fuerte 75. To expect: Esperar 76. To fulfill: Cumplir 77. To retire: retirarse 78. To join: unirse 79. Uniform: uniforme 80. Helmet: casco 81. Cleats: tacos 82. Tall: Alto 83. Height : Altura 84. Weight: Peso 85. Championship: Campeonato 86. Gloves: Guantes 87. Waves: olas 88. Reputation: reputatión 89. To improve:mejorar 90. Challenger : contrincante 91. To break: romper 92. To reach : alcanzar 93. To set: colocar 94. Role model: modelo a seguir 95. To earn : ganar 96. To grow: crecer 97. To suffer: sufrir 98. To retain: retener 99. To last: durar 100. Stressful : estresante
  4. 4. Costa Rican National Athletes Read the text and answer the questions found at the end of reading Nery Brenes Nery Antonio Brenes Cárdenas (born September 25, 1985) is a Costa Rican sprinter , He is one of Costa Rica's most prominent track and field athletes and reached the semi- finals at the 400 m sprint in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Brenes won the gold medal in Istanbul in the 2012, setting a new national and championship record. "Brenes improved his personal mark by approximately one second, something nobody expected on a championship, taking the gold medal", Andrey Amador Bikkazakova Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (born 29 August 1986) is a Costa Rican professional road bicycle racer for the Movistar Team. He started cycling professionally at the age of 20 in 2006. Amador was selected to carry the flag for Costa Rica at the 2011 Pan American Games opening ceremony. He is the first Costa Rican to ever ride the Tour de France. In 2012, Amador won a mountainous stage 14 in the Giro d'Italia after breaking away from the group during the final descent right before the final climb. Though he was caught right at the finish of the climb he won the sprint in the end. In 2013, he finished 8th overall in the Tirreno-Adriatico. Claudia Poll Claudia Maria Poll Ahrens (born 21 December 1972) is a Costa Rican swimmer who competed in the 200 m to 800 m freestyle events. She is Costa Rica's only gold-medalist, having won the country's first Olympic gold medals at the 1996 Olympics in the 200 meter freestyle. She is a multiple national record holder in the freestyle events. Her sister, Silvia, won Costa Rica's first Olympic medal at the 1988 Games. As of 2014, Claudia and Silvia are the only Costa Ricans to have won a medal at an Olympics. Claudia also competed at the 2000 Olympics, where she won two bronze medals. Moreover, she was the first person from Central America to win a gold medal
  5. 5. Hanna Gabriel Hanna Gabriel Valle (Alajuela, Costa Rica, January 14, 1983) is a Costa Rican boxer, junior middleweight category,she debuted in the Gimnasio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica, on November 17, 2007, fighting Nicaraguan Aoska Xochilet Herrera and defeating her by KO. On December 19, 2009 Gabriel won the World Boxing Organization welterweight World Championship. On March 31, 2011, Hanna fought and defeated Melisenda Pérez once again while defending her World Championship Title during the inauguration acts of Costa Rica's new National Stadium in front of 14.000 attendees. It took Hanna seven rounds to defeat her rival by knockout On February 28, 2013 she lost her World Championship title to Oxandia Castillo by a knockout in the 2nd round. Keylor Navas Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa (born 15 December 1986) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Costa Rica national football team, as a goalkeeper. After starting out at Saprissa he moved to Albacete, and then to Levante in La Liga. Navas has played over 50 times for Costa Rica since making his debut in 2008. He made his debut in the FIFA World Cup on 14 June 2014,appearing in a 3–1 win against Uruguay in Fortaleza, Navas was named Man of the match several times after several outstanding saves which led to Costa Rica reaching the quarter-finals for the first time ever. Gabriela Traña Gabriela Gerarda Traña Trigueros (born 3 March 1980 in Alajuela, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican long-distance runner She competed in the marathon at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2012, she was also the flag bearer for the Costa Rican team during the opening ceremony Sharolyn Scott Sharolyn Scott Norman (born 27 October 1983 in Limón) is a Costa Rican hurdler. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 400 metres hurdles.
  6. 6. Heiner Oviedo Heiner Oviedo (born 28 December 1988 in San José) is a Costa Rican taekwondo practitioner. He competed in the 58 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics . Bryan Vasquez Bryan Vasquez (San José , 1 Costa Rica , August 26, 1987 ) is a Costa Rican boxer. His career includes interim title Champion of the World Boxing Association ( WBA ) Questions to answer after reading a) When was Nery born? b) When did Nery win the Gold Medal c) When did Andrey start cycling? d) What team does Andrey represent? e) What’s the name of claudia’s sister? f) What’s claudia’s greatest accomplishment? g) When was Hanna’s debut? h) When did Hanna win the WBO welterweight championship? i) When did Hanna lost her welterweight title? j) Who is Keylor Navas? k) How old is keylor Navas? l) In which teams has Keylor Navas played? m) When was Keylor Navas Worldcup debut? n) Who is Gabriela Traña? o) How many times has she participated in the summer olympics? p) Who is Sharolyn Scott? q) Who is Heyner Oviedo? r) What is Bryan’s Vasquez greatest accomplishments?
  7. 7. Life and Achievements of Famous Athletes Read the text and choose the alternative that completes each sentence correctly. PABLO CESAR WANCHOPE Everybody knows Wanchope. He was born in Heredia in 1976. He is 1.93 m tall and weighs 78 kg. Today he is one of the most outstanding soccer players in the world. In December 2000, he rose to become the 22nd player in FIFA. He left Heredia’s Team in 1997 and signed on as a player for Derby County. In 1999, he left for West Ham United. In March 2002, playing as a forward for Manchester, he suffered a knee injury. In July, still fighting to save his career, he underwent surgery for the same knee problem. In 2003, he went to surgery on again for a hip problem, and suffered from a dislocated shoulder while training. 1) The text highlights Wanchope’s most important professional achievement was to _________. A) play for Derby County in 1996 B) become an unknown soccer player C) travel to England to Manchester City D) be in 22nd place in the FIFA World Players 2) Pablo had to fight to __________ . A) have a surgery B) save his career C) visit Costa Rica D) be out for 1.93 m 3) In 2002, Wanchope played as a __________ for Manchester City Team. A) forward B) defense C) mid-fielder D) goal keeper 4) Wanchope is a __________ soccer player. A) lazy B) short C) weak D) successful
  8. 8. 1. How long is the whole Cycling tour of Costa Rica? a. One month b. Twelve days c. All of December d. More than 12 days 2. Where does this cycling tour take place? A. mostly across the mountain chains B. on the main roads of Costa Rica C. throughout the bike lanes D. on level sea 3. Which difficulty do cyclists face during the tour? a. There are bike lanes along the roads b. There’s no one in charge of safety c. Costa Ricans’ awful attitude d. Roads in bad condition 4. Why do cyclists have to ride very carefully? Because ____________________________ a. They need a special helmet for wind b. There are special road lanes for cyclists c. Some people drive hazardously d. Most of the roads are too flat 5. Which item does the article mention as an indispensable part of the equipment? a. holes b. Helmet c. Chains d. Lanes 6. When does the cycling tour of Costa Rica finish? a. In December b. When cyclists reach the sea level c. Before crossing the country d. When the traffic is not hazardous Vuelta a Costa Rica Costa Ricans are particularly fond of cycling , and bicycle racing is a major sport culminating each December in a 12 –day-long vuelta a Costa Rica (cycling tour of Costa Rica) which crosses the mountain chain from level sea to over 3,000 meters . Away from the main highways, roads are less traveled. However, there are not bike lanes. holes are a persistent problem and traffic can be hazardous on the steep and windy mountain roads, so even though there are vehicles with people in charge of the cyclist safety, it becomes a must to wear a helmet as a part of the equipment to practice this popular sport.
  9. 9. 7. Evaristo Coronado played_______________________________________ a. All of his career for Deportivo Saprissa b. For many international soccer teams c. On several teams in Costa Rica d. For Los Ángeles Soccer Team 8. Coronado coached Saprissa _______________________________ a. During his entire career b. From 1993 to 1995 c. During the 1980´s d. For a short time 9. Evaristo first played with the National Soccer Team a. When Bora was coaching Everest’s team b. In the 1990 FIFA World Cup c. Before 1984 d. After 1992 10. At the 1990 World Cup ,Evaristo Coronado_______________ a. qualified for the final game with Costa Rica’s team b. did not participate in a tournament c. played his first international match d. was Costa Rica’s top scorer 11. Evaristo’s last international game was against_______________________________ a. Los Angeles b. Costa Rica c. Mexico d. Italy 12. During Evaristo’s career, he never_______________________________________ a. Won a national tournament with Saprissa b. Played with Costa Rica’s team c. Got a red card d. Scored a goal 13. Evaristo’s nickname was´´_________________________________________ a. The Soccer Gentleman b. The man of the Goal c. Saprissa’s scorer d. The Fair Man THE SOCCER STAR Evaristo Coronado is one of the most recognized sports figures in Costa Rica. He played his entire career for Deportivo Saprissa, where he holds the team record for the most goals scored ever. He was known as “The Soccer Gentleman” because of his style of playing the game. He was always very fair and respectful of his adversaries and referees even before FIFA´s Fair Game philosophy was enumerated. He was well-known for never having received a red card in his career. Coronado helped Saprissa win five national titles during the 1980´s and 1990´s, as well as two CONCACAF Championships in 1993 and 1995. He also played with the National Team making his debut in 1983 and scored in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He was Costa Rica’s top scorer in the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Italy, but coach Bora Milutinovic dropped him from the team that played in the World Cup. He played his last international game in a FIFA World Cup qualification game against Mexico on November 22, 1992. After his retirement, he coached Deportivo Saprissa for not very long.
  10. 10. Read the text 20. Marlon gets up at___________________ daily. a. Six thirty b. Six o´clock c. Twenty past six d. A quarter past six 21. Marion usually has breakfast _________________running. a. After b. Before c. When he is d. Previous to 22. Marlon _______________going out with his friends before an important game. a. Likes b. Loves c. Enjoys d. Dislikes 23. Marlon thinks that an athlete has to go bed. a. Early in the morning b. Early at night c. Late at night d. At midnight 24. Marlon likes too be a (n) _______________person. a. Normal b. Fantastic c. Uncommon d. Extravagant 25. Before an important game, Marlon goes to bed ________________. a. Later than usual b. Earlier than usual c. As late as his friends d. At the same time he always does A Day in the Life of Marlon Rasta Marlon Rasta is a superstar. He plays basketball for the Blue Ribbons and everyone loves him. He doesn’t really to be a star and he tries to live his life an ordinary person. Marlon gets up at 6:30 every morning and goes for a ten-mile run before breakfast. He runs through Central Park, where most people know him. He always gives them a smile and a wave when he sees them. They all think he’s a wonderful guy. After breakfast, Marlon usually has a public appearance of some kind. Every afternoon, Marlon has a training session with the Blue Ribbons. They work in the gym for an hour. Then they practice and ball skills for four or five hours. Alex Johnson, the Blue Ribbons’ head coach, says that Marlon is the best player he has ever seen. Marlon doesn’t like to go out with his friends before an important game. He goes to bed around 9 p.m. every day 8 p.m. the day before an important game because he knows it is necessary for an athlete to get a good night’s sleep.
  11. 11. Read the text 26. Alexandre Guimaraes was born in _____________________. a. Belén b. Brazil c. Heredia d. San José 27. Guimaraes’ nickname is __________________________. a. Hero b. Guima c. The Brazilian d. Purple Monster 28. Alexandre retired as a soccer player _____________________________________________. a. after the year 2000 b. during the early nineties c. right after returning to his beloved Saprissa d. when he coached the National Team in 2002 29. Alexandre won ___________________________. a. Three titles in 1990 b. Two national league titles c. Two national organizations d. Two successful stints in Brazil 30. According to the article, Alexandre Guimaraes is ______________________ coach in Costa Rica. a. an unpopular b. a disorganized c. an outstanding d. an inexperience Alexandre Guimaraes (Guima) has been one of the finest coaches ever to lead the Costa Rica National Team. The Brazilian-born tactician was the only man to guide Costa Rica safely through qualifiers for two FIFA World Cups; the tournament in Germany was his second. Guimaraes first arrived in Costa Rica at the age of 12 when his father, a Brazilian doctor, was commissioned by the World Health Organization to fight against the spread of malaria in this Central American country. The Guimaraes family settled in the capital city, San José, where Alexandre took his first steps in the world of professional football. Thirteen years later, the former National Team coach acquired the Costa Rican citizenship; he quickly became an integral part of the team and played in all four games during the country’s historic campaign at Italy 90. As a player, he achieved a good position at Deportivo Saprissa, winning three titles during a nine- year period with Saprissa Soccer Team. After retiring in 1992, he kicked off his coaching career with successful stints at Belén and Heredia, before returning to his beloved Saprissa. Guimaraes led the team to two league titles. On the back of his success with Saprissa, Guima became the popular choice to take over as coach of Costa Rica. Following his appointment in 2000, the gifted strategies led the Ticos to a place in Korea/Japan 2002, Costa Rica’s first appearance on world football’s biggest stage since their heroic participation in Italy.

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