‘Eddie the Eagle’ ski jumps in Calgary for first time since 1988 Olympics (video)

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“Eddie the Eagle” Edwards, the last-place British ski jumper from the 1988 Olympics, returned to jump at Canada Olympic Park for the first time since the Calgary Winter Games, according to CBC.

Edwards took two jumps each off 18-, 38- and 70-meter jumps on Sunday. His farthest jump was 24 meters (79 feet), according to Canadian media. Watch him jump off the 70-meter here.

“It’s always nice to come back to Calgary. It’s where I was born,” the 53-year-old Edwards said, according to CTV. “It’s where I became Eddie the Eagle.”

In 1988, Edwards, whose given first name is Michael, finished a distant last on both the 70- and 90-meter hills. His jumps on the 70-meter hill in 1988 were each about 55 meters.

Edwards surfaces every now and then in media and most recently and notably for a biopic, “Eddie the Eagle,” released last year, starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. A trailer for that film is here.

Edwards was last in Calgary in 2008 for the 20-year anniversary of the 1988 Olympics, according to Canadian media. The Alberta city could bid for the 2026 Winter Games, in which case Edwards might return.

“I’ll be 60 [sic] then — maybe I’ll start training now and could actually be quite a good ski jumper by then,” he joked, according to Postmedia News.

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Joseph Schooling eyes Michael Phelps’ world record at world champs

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Shortly after Joseph Schooling upset Michael Phelps in the Rio Olympic 100m butterfly, the Singapore swimmer made his next goal quite clear.

Take Phelps’ 100m butterfly world record.

Schooling repeated that claim after returning to the University of Texas for his junior season in November and again following March’s NCAA Championships, where he was beaten by Caeleb Dressel in the 100-yard butterfly.

The goal is apparently an imminent one.

Schooling said he believes he can break Phelps’ record at the world championships in Budapest in July, according to Channel News Asia. It would require lowering his personal best by more than a half-second.

“I’m looking forward to that race, and deep down I think if I do what I know I can do, if I execute everything well perfectly, I’d have a really good shot,” Schooling said Thursday, according to the report.

Schooling, 21, hasn’t raced a 100m butterfly since the Olympics, where he clocked 50.39 seconds. That broke Phelps’ Olympic record of 50.58 set at the 2008 Olympics. It’s the fifth-fastest time ever.

All of the top four times, including Phelps’ world record of 49.82, were set in 2009 at the peak of the high-tech swimsuit era.

“My dad told me 50.39 is a world record in a textile suit, but I want the world record on paper,” Schooling reportedly said less than a week after his Olympic title in August. “My next goal is breaking 49.8.”

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Aly Raisman calls out airport worker for ‘muscles’ comment

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Three-time Olympic champion Aly Raisman called out a male airport security worker who she says questioned whether she had enough muscles to be a gymnast.

Raisman posted on Twitter on Wednesday that after a female Transportation Security Administration worker said she recognized Raisman by her biceps, a male employee said, “I don’t see any muscles.” Raisman called the encounter “rude & uncomfortable.”

Raisman, who turned 23 Thursday, says she works “very hard to be healthy & fit.” She says that if a man can’t compliment a girl’s muscles, he’s sexist.

Raisman didn’t say where or when the airport exchange took place.

Raisman previously authored a powerful social media post about body image, shouting out “to all the boys from 5th-9th grade who made fun of me for being ‘too strong’” in November.

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