Olympics

Olympics

At River Ridge Academy, running, life tips from an Olympian

It was not a standard Monday morning at River Ridge Academy in Bluffton. At least not for a group of about 20 runners at the school, who were visited bright and early by Nicolas Cuestas. Who's that? One of the top long-distance runners in the world. Cuestas ran the marathon at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last summer, and plans on doing the same for his native Uruguay in Tokyo in 2020. On Feb. 13, 2017, Cuestas was a guest of River Ridge track and field coach, Enrique Baez.

Olympics

Paralympians from Germany, Sweden go Bluffton-Rio

Some of the top paracyclists in Europe, set to compete in the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro this month, spent a couple weeks in Bluffton before heading to South America. The athletes' coach, Ralf Lindschulten, has connections in the Bluffton-Hilton Head area, and thought the Lowcountry would be a good locale for acclimating to the climate in Rio. One of the paracyclists, Rickard Nilsson of Stockholm, Sweden, who has cerebral palsy, showed us how his custom tricycle works.

Videos

Watch CJ attempt clean & jerk of 185kg (that's more than 400 pounds)

In this video provided by the International Weightlifting Federation, 16 year-old Beaufort resident CJ Cummings set a new Youth World Record with a 185kg clean & jerk at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, April 7, 2017.
Courtesy of International Weightlifting Federation
Watch CJ attempt clean & jerk of 185kg (that's more than 400 pounds) 0:34

Watch CJ attempt clean & jerk of 185kg (that's more than 400 pounds)

At River Ridge Academy, running, life tips from an Olympian 0:49

At River Ridge Academy, running, life tips from an Olympian

Paralympians from Germany, Sweden go Bluffton-Rio 0:58

Paralympians from Germany, Sweden go Bluffton-Rio

Surveillance footage from the night US swimmers allege they were robbed in Rio 3:26

Surveillance footage from the night US swimmers allege they were robbed in Rio