Joining Derrick Rose’s Torsion Attitude, Snoop Dogg’s Pro Shell and Lionel Messi’s Samba as part of “The Legacy of Craftsmanship” collection from adidas Originals is this Court Star for Caroline Wozniacki.
The hand-cut, hand-stitched silhouette carries a premium leather build dressed with faux fur swatches visible through circular cutouts along the upper, plus custom ice cream graphics printed on the insoles.
(As a child, Caroline’s feats on the tennis courts were rewarded with ice cream.)
You can see Caroline Wozniacki‘s Court Star below:
A few pics of the women’s doubles bronze medal match between Shuker-Whiley and Khantasit-Techamaneewat.
The British pair of Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley prevailed over the Thai pair 6-7 7-6 6-3 after more than 3 hours of play! A match they could have won easily in straight sets as they served for the first set at 5-3 and at 5-4 in the second set.
470th consecutive win for Esther Vergeer as she claimed her fourth Paralympic women’s singles gold medal in the all Dutch singles wheelchair tennis final against Aniek van Koot.
Van Koot was down 0-6 0-4 before she broke Vergeer, who wins 6-0 6-3.
Whereas the tennis world was focused on stormy US Open, I was enjoying a few days in sunny London during the Paralympics.
Wandering round London, it was nearly impossible to avoid the Paralympics.
East London has undergone major development in the last few years to transform it into the centrepiece of London 2012.
Most Olympic and Paralympic events took place at the ground-breaking 2.5 square km Olympic Park in Stratford. The most distinctive venues in the Olympic Park are the Olympic Stadium, that played host to the Olympic and the Paralympic Athletics as well as all the opening and closing ceremonies, Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre and the Velodrome, nicknamed the Pringle.
The Olympic Park has now closed its doors and will remain shut for at least a year while venues are dismantled.
While the fate of the Olympic Stadium remains uncertain, three of the eight sports venues (the temporary basketball, water polo and Riverbank arenas) will disappear.
As for the four remaining venues:
- Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre will shed its wings, reducing the seating capacity from 17500 to 2500. It will host training and competitions and will be open to the public.
- the Velodrome will be the heart of the new Lee Valley Velopark, including the Olympic BMX track and new bike trails, café and hire and workshop facilities.
- the Copper Box, the multi-use arena, will host a myriad of sports as well as concerts and corporate events upon reopening, with a gym, exercise studio and café.
- Eton Manor, that hosted the Wheelchair tennis competition will become a permanent home for the Lee Valley Hockey Centre and the Lee Valley Tennis Centre, and is scheduled to host the European Hockey Championships in 2015.
The site will reopen as the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park in 2014.
The purple Games Makers uniforms have become synonymous with the London 2012 Games: thousands of volunteers took to the streets to inform and guide the athletes, officials and fans:
25 year-old Maria Sharapova launched her new candy line Sugarpova at high-end retailer Henri Bendel in New York, August 20.
Sharapova has stepped into the candy business with an array of hot colors, funky names and yummy packaging. Sugarpova offers a range of 12 gummy delicacies, each bearing a specific name and description.
Already available in the US, the colorful Sugarpova candies can also be ordered online via the site Sugarpova.