Leigh Halfpenny (Wales) holds a daffodil
Rugby Union - 2011 Rugby World Cup - Wales vs. Samoa at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton.
Leigh Halfpenny (Wales) after the match, holds a daffodil.
Stephen Leigh Halfpenny (born 22 December 1988) is a Welsh international rugby union player who plays for the Cardiff Blues in the Pro12. Halfpenny was a key part of the Wales squad for the following two campaigns but he was constantly plagued by injury. Coach Warren Gatland had faith in Halfpenny, and the Blues winger did enough to force his way into the squad for the 2011 World Cup.
During the World Cup, Halfpenny impressed in many positions, particularly at full-back. It was also in this game that Halfpenny became first choice kicker, ahead of fly halves Rhys Priestland and James Hook. In the semi final against France, Halfpenny attempted a 47 yard penalty that would have taken Wales to the final. However, the kick fell inches short.
Nadia Comaneci at the 1976 Montreal Olympics
Gymnastics - 1976 Montreal Olympics - Women's Balance Beam
Romania's Nadia Comaneci on the way to winning gold in the balance beam in the Montreal Forum, Quebec, Canada.
The 14 year-old had earlier scored 10.0 in the team uneven bars, the first time in modern Olympic gymnastics history that the score had ever been awarded. She scored an additional six 10s as she captured gold in the all-around, beam and uneven bars titles, bronze in the floor exercises, and silver with Romania in the team competition.
The England team that faced West Germany in the semi-final of Italia 90
Football - 1990 World Cup - Semi-Final: West Germany 1 England 1 a.e.t. (W. Germany won 4-3 on penalties) 04/07/1990
The England Team Group for the game in the Stadio delle Alpi, Turin, Italy.
Back (left to right): Terry Butcher, Mark Wright, Peter Shilton, Stuart Pearce, David Platt, Gary Lineker.
Front: Des Walker, Chris Waddle, Paul Gascoigne, Peter Beardsley, Paul Parker.