Modern pentathlon athlete Margaux Isaksen poses for a portrait during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas May 15, 2012. REUTERS/ Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: Tags: #Sport #Olympics #Photography #London2012 #Portrait #Photography #Pentathlon)
How do Olympic athletes blow off steam when they aren't in the gym? By practicing their dance moves - Gangnam Style. Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Shooting, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling....which sport does it best? Leave a comment below. (My pick - Men's Gymnastics!)
Margaux Isaksen found early success in Modern Pentathlon, competing in the Beijing Olympics at just 16 years of age. Last year she was crowned Champion of Champions in Sicily, Italy, and won gold at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, qualifying her for the 2012 Games in London. Finished 4th Place at 2012 London Games. She's part of the Shaklee Pure Performance Team. Her favorite Shaklee product is Shaklee Energy Chews.
The Olympisch Stadion was built as the main stadium for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. It hosted the athletics, equestrian, field hockey, football, gymnastics, modern pentathlon, rugby union, tug of war and weightlifting
Margaux Isaksen Event: Modern pentathlon Hometown: Fayetteville, Ark. Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo. Olympic experience: 2008 Preferred Disciplines: running and swimming. DMN photographer Vernon Bryant photographed athletes at the Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas.
James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.
1924 sees the modern olympics go to Paris, France. 44 nations competed in events in diving, swimming, water polo, athletics, boxing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, soccer, gymnastics, modern pentathlon, polo, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling. Demonstration sports were basque pelota, canoeing, jeu de paume, la canne, savate, volleyball, and baseball.