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Media and entertainment: sporting events


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achieve sth
get something done successfully through hard work or skill
amateur
a person who plays a sport for hobby
amateur photographer
sb who does photograpy as a hobby and not do it as his job
beat sb
be stronger and better than sb in a game SYN defeat sb
break a record
to set a new record
brilliant
very good, clever, or skilfull SYN outstanding
compete
when two or more people are trying to win
competitive
wanting very much to win or be more successful than other people
contest
an activity between two players or teams to see who is best
critical of sth
saying what is wrong with sth
cycling
bicycle competition
defeat sb
be stronger and better than sb in a game SYN beat sb
favourite
the person or team who is expected to win
fencing
a sport in which two competitors fight using 'Rapier-style' swords
competition
a situation when two or more people are trying to win
final
the last game or match in a comptition
criticize sth
to say what is wrong whith sth
hold the record
when sb has set record
medal
a piece of metal given to an athlete who comes 1st, 2nd or 3rd
one-sided
when one person or team is much better than the other
opponent
a person whe plays against you in a sport or competition
outsider
the person or team whe is expected to loose
outstanding
very good, clever, or skillfull SYN brilliant
overall
in total
participate
join with other people in an activity SYN take part in sth
perform
the act of doing sth
performance
the way in which sb plays or does sth
praise sb
say that sb is very good
professional
a person who plays a sport for money as their job
race
a competition to see who is fastest or best, or who wins
record
a best performance in sth
resist
to try to stop sth happening
resistance
the action of trying to stop sth happening or stop sb doing sth
semi-final
one of two games to decide who plays in the final
shooting
the sport of firing rifle in target
take part in sth
join with other people in an activity SYN participate
take place
happen
weightlifting
the sport which involves lifting of heavy weights
wrestling
​a sport in which two people fight and try to throw each other to the ground
achievement
a thing that you have done successfully through hard work or skill