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This High-Grade Nintendo World Championships Cartridge Could Fetch Over Half A Million Dollars

Was previously traded for a mint Tom Brady card worth $ 556,000.

If you’re a regular reader of the site then you’ll be aware of the significance of the Nintendo World Championships cartridges. These were carts issued at the famous 1990 event which boasted unique challenges for participants to test their skills on.

They were never intended to make their way into the hands of the public and were supposed to be either destroyed or recycled, but under 100 carts made it into the wild, and some of these have been changing hands for high prices for the past few now. Last year, one was found in an attic, while back in 2014, a rare gold cartridge (which admittedly lacked a label) sold for $ 100,000. In the same year, another cart sold for just under that amount, again in a rather poor condition.

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‘It gives you sense of purpose to live’: Skating star Tuktamysheva says call-up for world championships left her ‘overwhelmed’

‘It gives you sense of purpose to live’: Skating star Tuktamysheva says call-up for world championships left her ‘overwhelmed’

Russian figure-skating star Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has spoken of her joy at being selected for the national team on the grandest stage, revealing how it drives her on and provides extra motivation to grow as an elite athlete.

The 24-year-old, who will return to the major international figure skating event following a six-year break, said she was overwhelmed with joy and happiness after learning that she’d earned her place in one of the three sports on the national women’s team to take part in the world championship.

Tuktamysheva was officially included in the team after finishing fourth at the Cup of Russia final, right behind junior skaters who are not yet age-eligible to participate in senior competitions.

It was such a joy. I believed that it could be possible [to progress to the national team] if I delivered clean skating at the Cup of Russia final,” the skater said.

“But when this really happened, I was overwhelmed with emotions – even more than I had expected,” 

The worst thing that might happen to a professional athlete is a lack of motivation. But when you know that you have a big start lying ahead and you are getting ready for the world championship, you have sense of purpose to live because you are a professional athlete who has dedicated her entire life to sport.”

The 2015 World and European champion also expressed regret that the upcoming world championship in Stockholm will be held without spectators, explaining that an athlete has a serious adrenaline rush when performing in front of the crowd.

I think all athletes will be calmer while participating in the worlds because, when you skate in front of the huge audience, it raises pressure and adrenaline,” she said. “But when everything is quiet and calm, you’re not that nervous.”

This year’s championships will run in Stockholm from March 22-28.
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WATCH: Russian freestyle skier Maxim Burov’s astonishing mid-air acrobatics strike gold again with World Championships win (VIDEO)

WATCH: Russian freestyle skier Maxim Burov’s astonishing mid-air acrobatics strike gold again with World Championships win (VIDEO)

Russian freestyle skier Maxim Burov has used his remarkable aerial talent to take his second world title, twisting through the sky for ski acrobatics gold at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships in Kazakhstan.

The 22-year-old edged out his US opponent, Christopher Lillis, who had to settle for silver, losing to the Russian champion by just 1.5 points.

Another representative of Russia, Pavel Krotov, took bronze in the same event, while Burov’s elder brother, Ilya, was also among the top five skiers at the global tournament.

Burov confirmed his status as the strongest skier in acrobatics, successfully defending the world title he scooped in 2019.

I’m really happy and satisfied with my result,” Burov said after his win.

“I was nervous before the event, but I managed to cope with the anxiety and deliver a great result.”
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