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Rai Benjamin

Rai Benjamin

Rai Benjamin

Rai Benjamin

Rai Benjamin’s work reflects her conviction that community is possible when we remain in contact with ourselves and divest from our habitual dependencies. Drawing from a long and varied career that’s culminated in over 18 years of critical scholarship on digital media and existing practices in the arts and cultural studies, she presents us with a powerful account of the systems of production and consumption that undergird contemporary digital technology.

World

Benjamin, a native of Mount Vernon, NY captured the first Olympic medal of his career. After the race, Benjamin was visibly disappointed after the race but received support for his impressive performance from around the track and field world.

Watching that post-race interview with Rai Benjamin was tough, man. He was being so hard on himself for winning that silver — but I mean, I get it, breaking a world record but not getting gold for it would be a tough pill to swallow. Still, nothing to be ashamed of after that run (Source: www.nbcmiami.com)

Hurdle

The result was one of the great races in Olympic history. Warholm, a 25-year-old Norwegian who grew up training to become a decathlete, obliterated his own world record in the men’s 400-meter hurdles, winning in 45.94 seconds at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday. Rai Benjamin of the United States was second in 46.17 seconds, a time that also eclipsed Warholm’s previous world record but was not good enough for gold.

Where to begin? Not so long ago, the world record had stood for nearly 29 years. In the past five weeks, Warholm went under that mark twice. His time on Tuesday was faster than 18 of the 48 Olympians who competed here in qualifying for the men’s 400 meters — the race without a series of 10 hurdles in the way. (Benjamin was faster than 14 of them.) (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Time

Where to begin? Not so long ago, the world record had stood for nearly 29 years. In the past five weeks, Warholm went under that mark twice. His time on Tuesday was faster than 18 of the 48 Olympians who competed here in qualifying for the men’s 400 meters — the race without a series of 10 hurdles in the way. (Benjamin was faster than 14 of them.)

And then there were the seven men who finished behind Warholm — five national records among them. Alison dos Santos of Brazil took the bronze in 46.72 seconds, a South American record and the fourth-fastest time in history. Each would have been a generational talent if they were not a part of the same generation. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

 

 

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