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Yousef Ghorab: Egyptian champion still competing at 76.

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Nagwa Yousef Ghorab an Egyptian swimmer aged 76 still participating in international competitions.

She has been swimming since aged 4, only to win her first medal in an international contest at the age of 72.

Today at 76, Ghorab still routinely puts on her swimming suit and trains five times a week.



“I am 76 years old ,This is no obstacle. I am proving to you and to everyone that age is not an obstacle if you have the will. If you do not have positivity in life, then you will be a broken human being without a doubt.” she said

In 2014, she participated in her first international competition in Canada, winning two medals, followed by two bronze medals in 2015 in Russia, aged 73.

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Her swimming coach Haytham Sabry described her as a woman who has “the heart of a 20-year-old”.

“She swims for her heart. She swims for her perseverance and determination. She has the heart of a 20-year-old. She has determination in freezing cold or in hot weather. She still shows up every day to train. There is no championship that she does not wish to participate in. She has the perseverance, determination and heart of the youth.”

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The 76 year old icon shows no signs of stopping soon and craves to be a source of national inspiration for other sports women.

Ghorab, also does painting when she is not flapping and spinning.

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Tourists declared missing after volcano eruption in New Zealand

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A huge plume of white ash soars into the sky was seen after a volcano erupted off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

Some group of tourist has been declared missing and one reported dead.

Earlier, about 50 people were feared to have been nearby.

The authorities has double their effort by launching helicopters in the affected area.

Hoever, the mobile triage unit has been spotted with medics onboard.

Michael Schade, an engineering manager from San Francisco, was one of the tourists who made it off the island minutes before the eruption.

Schade says, This is so hard to believe,” Schade said. “Our whole tour group were literally standing at the edge of the main crater not 30 minutes before.”

The authorities has responded by assuring thay’re doing everything they can to topple the situation..

 

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Fans Heart-broken as U.S rapper Juice Wrld dies at 21

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US rapper Juice Wrld has died at the age of 21, authorities say.

The musician’s death, first reported by celebrity news website TMZ, has been confirmed by medical authorities in Illinois.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said he died on Sunday. The cause of death is not yet known, the office said.

The rapper, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, was best-known for his viral 2018 hit Lucid Dreams.

Higgins, according to TMZ, died after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport Sunday morning.

Chicago police told the BBC a 21-year-old man suffered a medical emergency at around 02:00 (08:00 GMT) local time and was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have launched an investigation into the death.

The rapper rose to fame in 2018, when hit singles All Girls Are the Same and Lucid Dreams, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, drew the attention of music fans and record labels.

In early 2018, he was signed by Interscope Records, landing a record deal reported to be worth more than $3m (£2.2m).

He topped the Billboard chart this year with his second album Death Race for Love.

In one of his songs, Juice Wrld rapped about the short lives of artists, saying “all the legends seem to die out”.

Tributes to the rapper have been pouring in on social media, with many writing “RIP Juice Wrld” to pay their respects.

In a tweet, British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, who collaborated with Juice Wrld on her 2019 single Hate Me, described the rapper as “such a sweet soul” who had “so much further to go”.

Hip hop artist HaHa Davis wrote on Twitter: “Heartbroken @JuiceWorlddd I love you bro.”

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