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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 1: When Virginia Thrasher won the first medal in Rio

    We’re going back in time, to Rio 2016! Can you remember it? During the first day of competition already full of achievement and emotions, American shooter Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Games; swimming records were already being broken; Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet won the road cycling event; and judo, weightlifting, fencing and shooting saw their first Olympic champions on Carioca soil.
    06 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Asian athletes hold sway in women’s weightlifting

    China’s lifters won three golds and Thailand’s two as Asian athletes swept the board in the women’s weightlifting competition at Rio 2016, with the two other golds on offer going to Hsu Shu-ching of Chinese Taipei and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Rim Jong-Sim, who claimed the second Olympic title of her career.
    03 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Weightlifting
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    Asian domination in women’s 48kg weightlifting

    Thailand's Sopita Tanasan won gold, with Indonesia’s Sri Wahyuni Agustiani taking silver and Hiromi Miyake from Japan completing the podium on bronze.
    07 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Weightlifting
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