Australia’s Kaylee invites teammate Emily on top podium, fans love it

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Tokyo, July 31 | A picture of two top Australian women swimmers hugging after they won the gold and bronze respectively at the Tokyo Olympic Games has gone viral with thousands of fans on social media saying it was one of the most beautiful moments of the quadrennial showpiece.

Kaylee McKeown won her second gold medal at the Games in the women’s 200m backstroke final on Saturday, making her the first Australian to ever win both the 100m and 200m in this discipline at one Olympics, while fellow Australian Emily Seebohm clinched a bronze.

During the medal ceremony, Kaylee invited Emily to share the top step of the podium with her during the playing of Australia’s national anthem. With their masks on, the two hugged each other, which left fans doffing their hats at Kaylee’s gesture.

The Tokyo 2020 organisers tweeted a picture of the two and wrote, “A beautiful moment for Australia. Kaylee McKeown invited teammate Emily Seebohm to share the top step of the podium with her during the playing of their national anthem. #UnitedByEmotion #StrongerTogether #Olympics.”

Before the Games, the Tokyo organisers had mentioned in the Olympic playbook that medal winners should maintain social distancing due to Covid-19, and elongated podiums were made to maintain distance between medal winners.

A fan tweeted a GIF of a child, doffing his hat with ‘RESPECT’ written on it.

Thanks to their medals, Australia have equalled their best-ever swimming medals tally at an away Olympics.

This was Kaylee’s second gold in Tokyo, making her the first Australian ever to win both the 100m and 200m in this discipline at one Olympics. It was Australia’s seventh swimming gold in Tokyo, equalling 2004 Athens as the country’s best overseas games in the pool.

Australia’s swimmers will have a chance to equal the eight gold medals won by the country in the pool in Melbourne in 1956, with the women’s 50m freestyle and women’s 4x100m medley relay finals to be staged on Sunday.

Kaylee, the world record holder in 100m backstroke, was second at the final turn of Saturday’s finals but swam the final 50m in a field-best 31.08 seconds to beat Canada’s Kylie Masse. Fellow Australian Emily came third.

“The (200m) is supposed to be my dominant event so to come away with another gold is really exciting. I knew I had it deep in me and I think the whole Australian team did as well,” said the 20-year-old Kaylee, according to The Australian.

Emily, 29, broke down in tears after the race, saying she was “shocked” to win her sixth Olympic medal at her fourth Games in the 200 backstroke.

“The team has done so well and it’s an absolute dream on this team and I’m so grateful for all the times I’ve been on the Australian swim team,” she told the host broadcaster.

Later on Saturday, Australian freestyle prodigy Ariarne Titmus won her fourth medal in Tokyo, including two individual gold medals in the 200m and 400m freestyle, when she came second behind Katie Ledecky in the 800m freestyle final.

Australia won a bronze in the mixed 4x100m medley relay behind Britain and China.

Source: IANS

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Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Monday tweeted that he is hiring Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineers who are passionate about solving day-to-day problems through AI

San Francisco, Dec 6 | Musk hiring engineers to solve problems that affects people’s lives. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Monday tweeted that he is hiring Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineers who are passionate about solving day-to-day problems through AI.

“As always, Tesla is looking for hardcore AI engineers who care about solving problems that directly affect people’s lives in a major way,” Musk tweeted along with a link to apply for the job.

Interested candidates can apply by filling in fields like name, email, exceptional work done in software, hardware or AI, dropping their resume in the PDF format and hitting the Apply option.

As per the website, Tesla’s AI and Autopilot unit develops and deploys autonomy at scale in vehicles, robots and more.

“We believe that an approach based on advanced for vision and planning, supported by efficient use of inference hardware, is the only way to achieve a general solution for full self-driving and beyond,” the website read.

In a 2014 interview, Musk said he looked for “evidence of exceptional ability” in a potential employee, rather than a degree from a prestigious university.

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“There is no need even to have a college degree at all, or even high school,” Musk said during an interview with the German automotive publication Auto Bild about his hiring preferences more broadly.

“If somebody graduated from a great university, that may be an indication that they will be capable of great things, but it’s not necessarily the case. If you look at, say, people like Bill Gates or Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, these guys didna¿t graduate from college, but if you had a chance to hire them, of course that would be a good idea.”

Source: IANS

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