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  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Hero Howard makes up for ‘ruining the party’

    Robert Howard (USA) steals the show with a gesture of sporting goodwill on the final day of the Buenos Aires 2018 wrestling competition.
    05 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Wrestling Freestyle
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Russia win double gold on a sporting day of wrestling action

    There were two wrestling golds for Russia on day 9 at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. Akhmedkhan Tembotov and Sergei Kozyrev dominated the 80kg and 110kg categories respectively, while Uzbekistan’s Umidjon Jalolov and Azerbaijan’s Turan Bayramov won gold in the 48kg and 65kg. However, the story of the day was USA’s Robert Howard’s sporting gesture after defeating local favourite Hernan David Almendra in the 55kg.
    14 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Wrestling Freestyle, Russian Federation
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Ficco and Fayzullaeva clinch weightlifting golds

    At the Europa Pavilion, Italy’s Cristiano Ficco claimed victory in the men’s 85kg, while world junior champion Kumushkhon Fayzullaeva of Uzbekistan was a comfortable winner in the women’s 63kg.
    12 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Weightlifting
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Mind and body alliance is key for karate gold

    Karate is one of five new sports set to debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Here, Davide Benetello, Italy’s 1994 +80kg world champion and three-time European champion in kumite, karate’s one-on-one full contact discipline, explains what it is that all truly great karateka have in common.
    29 Sep 2017 | Tokyo 2020, Olympic News, Italy, Karate
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Welcome to the spectacular world of karate

    Twelve months after the announcement was made including karate in the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Tokey Hill, the 1980 karate world champion and current coaching director at the USA Karate Federation, can barely believe his dream has come true.
    24 Aug 2017 | Tokyo 2020, Olympic News, Karate, Karate
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 15: Park in-bee makes history; Neymar, Farah and Felix at the top of their game

    Relive the magnificent penultimate day of the Rio Games – Saturday 20 August 2016 – on olympic.org. An action-packed day provided several moments of Olympic history, with Park In-bee triumphing in the women’s golf, Neymar giving Brazil its first-ever Olympic title and Allyson Felix becoming the most decorated female athlete ever, and a whole lot more besides!
    20 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 14: New triple for Bolt, Germany at the summit of women’s football

    Relive the superb Olympic day of Friday 19 August in Rio on olympic.org. Usain Bolt competed in his last race at the Games, the 4x100m relay, and achieved a new triple. Wins for Germany in the women’s football, Carolina Marín for Spain in badminton and Cheick Sallah Cissé in taekwondo for Côte d'Ivoire marked amazing firsts; Russia remained undefeated in synchronised swimming; while Mariana Pajón reigned supreme in BMX!
    19 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Taekwondo firsts aplenty at Rio 2016

    The Rio 2016 taekwondo competition produced several ground-breaking achievements, with Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan and Cheick Sallah Cissé of Ivory Coast winning their countries’ first ever Olympic gold medals and Zhao Shuai scoring China’s maiden men’s gold in the sport, as did Radik Isaev for Azerbaijan. In the women’s events, Iran’s KIma Alizadeh and Egypt’s Hedaya Wahba scored notable firsts of their own, while Great Britain’s Jade Jones was the only fighter to retain a title.
    17 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo
  • News | RIO 2016

    Isaev and Zheng grab final taekwondo golds

    Radik Isaev won the first taekwondo gold for Azerbaijan in men’s +80kg, while Chinese fighter Zheng Shuyin beat experienced Mexican Maria del Rosario Espinoza in the women’s +67kg final.
    20 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo, Azerbaijan, People's Republic of China
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