By Allie Dosmann | March 12, 2019, 6 p.m. (ET)

(L-R) Matt Hamilton and Dierks Bentley smile for a photo.

 

Last week, we found out that our new goal is to hang out with country singer Dierks Bentley and Olympic gold medalist Matt Hamilton, we celebrated the women in our lives on International Women’s Day, and we learned more about Grace McCallum, an up-and-coming U.S. gymnast who is making a name for herself. Plus, Mikaela Shiffrin made history, Brittany Bowe set a world record and much more. Here’s what you might have missed among all the action.

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1. The Tokyo Skytree is not just the world’s second tallest structure, but it is also the tallest tower. It stands at 2,080 feet tall, and serves as a radio tower just west of the location for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

2. “I think when we started this journey of elite gymnastics I always told her, ‘Enjoy every opportunity that comes because you never know when it’s done,’” 

Gymnast Grace McCallum and her coach, Sarah Jantzi, talk about her journey so far and how her goals continue to evolve.

3. Jake Hoyle started out struggling to find a scholarship to pursue collegiate fencing. Now, he’s one of the best epee fencers in the world and has his sights set on one goal: the Olympic Games.

4. The best friendship you didn’t know you need: Olympic curling gold medalist Matt Hamilton and country singer Dierks Bentley.

 
5. Allyson Felix, Kendall Coyne-Schofield, Noah Lyles and more talk about the women who have had the greatest impact on them, in honor of International Women’s Day.

6. Also this weekend, Red Gerard decided to seemingly defy the laws of physics.

 

 

7. Beach volleyball pair Kerri Walsh Jennings and Brooke Sweat grabbed their second medal since pairing up five months ago this weekend at the FIVB World Tour 3-Star tournament in Sydney, Australia. Walsh Jennings is looking to qualify for her sixth consecutive Olympic Games and Sweat her second.

8. One year ago today, the U.S. Paralympic Team started racking in the hardware.

 

 
9. Do you have a pen? Write down the name Michael Andrew, if you haven’t already. The swimmer is already making a name for himself and will look to make an even bigger splash at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Andrew took first place in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke, 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly, 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke at TYR Pro Swim Series in Des Moines, Iowa, last week.

Unstoppable

10. Mikaela Shiffrin made history again this weekend when she won her 15th world cup of the season, the most ever in a single season by any skier, male or female.
 
11. Yep, that’s FIFTEEN victories for our snow queen.

Ski racing's record books belong to @MikaelaShiffrin.

The most world cup races ever won in a single season (15) — and she's not done yet. @usskiteam // #Spindl2019 pic.twitter.com/XrdUlllw3i

 


12. Mac Forehand, 17, got his first world cup win ever at the U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth, California, this weekend. He scored a 90.95 on his first run, and captured the victory by almost five points.

13. The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame is back. It will be inducting a new class in 2019, with nominations taking place from March 12 through April 2.

14. In celebration of the revival, figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton, seven-time gymnastics medalist Shannon Miller and more gathered in New York City.

15. Brittany Bowe is rolling. Skating. Sliding? Whichever you prefer. She set a world record in the women’s 1,000-meter at the speedskating world cup final this weekend.

16. Yes, we said a world record!