The GIST's Quick Hits: March 8
🏊♀️Swimming: Katie Ledecky is back on the podium. After a year out of the pool (because of COVID-19), Ledecky returned for the TYR Pro Swim Series and won four titles in four days. Fellow Team USA swimmer and Togethxr founding member, Simone Manuel, also won her event. Our Olympic fever is heating up.
🏒Hockey: The PWHPA’s Dream Gap Tour had another successful weekend, with Team Minnesota winning both games over Team New Hampshire. No future stops on the Tour have been announced yet, but we’re sure we’ll get some good news soon.
⛳️Golf: Bryson DeChambeau won this weekend’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. Cool. But what really impressed us was his monstrous 377-yard drive on Sunday, following up to his 370-yard drive on Saturday (for reference, the average drive distance in the PGA is 295 yards). He officially entered #BeastMode.
🥊 Boxing: Claressa Shields made history this weekend as the first boxer (male or female) to become the undisputed world champion in two different weight classes. The historic moment came after Shields, of Flint, Michigan, handed Canadian Marie-Ève Dicaire her first-ever loss. Sting like a bee.
🤼♀️ MMA: Speaking of two-class champs, Amanda Nunes (pronounced NOON-EZ) continued her reign as queen of the octagon on Saturday with a submission win over Megan Anderson. With the win, Nunes defended her featherweight title and still holds her bantamweight championship belt.