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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 | London 2012

    Judo gold for Menezes - London 2012 - Judo

    Brazil's Sarah Menezes beat defending champion Alina Dumitru of Romania to claim Judo gold in the women's Extra Lightweight -48kg category.
    28 Jul 2012 | London 2012, Olympic News, Judo
  • News | Olympic News

    Small judoka, big determination

    Juji gatame, seoi nage, ude garami and sangaku jime refer to judo techniques that are unknown to many. Not so for Ryoko Tamura, who learned these at a very young age and quickly reached the top in women’s judo. Her first participation in the Games yielded a silver medal. Four years later, she again took silver, but this result, already more than honourable, was not enough for her. Tamura did not give up the fight, and won the Olympic title at the next Games. She repeated this feat four years later in Athens in 2004. Let’s celebrate the 32nd birthday of this tenacious judoka by joining her on the Olympic tatami.
    06 Sep 2007 | Olympic News, Judo, - 48kg (extra-lightweight), Women, Japan, TAMURA, Ryoko, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, KYE, Sun Hui
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