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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 | YOG

    Record shattering performance on the biggest stage

    From Wei Deng’s weightlifting world record at Rio 2016 to Emma McKeon’s world-best relay time in the pool, we relive some record-breaking performances from Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes at the Olympic Games.
    27 Jul 2017 | Olympic News, YOG, Shooting, Swimming, Weightlifting, pole vault
  • News | RIO 2016

    Pistol shooters share Rio spoils

    The five pistol gold medals on offer at Rio 2016 were evenly shared, with no one nation dominating events at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Deodoro. Vietnam’s Hoang Xuan Vinh scored a notable achievement in winning his country’s first ever Olympic title, while the Republic of Korea’s Jin Jongoh collected his third straight gold, with Greek, German and Chinese shooters also topping the podium.
    24 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Shooting
  • News | RIO 2016

    International Youth Day at Rio 2016

    12 August is International Youth Day, a day which gives an opportunity to celebrate young people’s views and initiatives since 1999. At the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the spirit of youth has been felt in many different ways.
    12 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    Republic of Korea’s Jin completes unique shooting hat-trick

    South Korean shooter Jin Jongoh fought his way back from the brink of elimination to claim an unprecedented third consecutive gold in the Olympic men’s 50m pistol event in Rio on 10 August.
    10 Aug 2016 | Olympic News, Shooting, Republic of Korea
  • News | RIO 2016

    YOG athletes make their mark on day two

    No fewer than six Youth Olympic Games (YOG) graduates made the step up to the grandest sport stage of all by delivering medal-winning performances on the second day of the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
    08 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    Felipe Almeida Wu - the first YOG athlete winning a medal in Rio

    On a memorable first day of competition, Felipe Almeida Wu gave locals plenty to cheer about when he won Brazil’s first medal at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 by taking silver in the men’s 10m air pistol final. He was also the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athlete to finish on the podium. We give the lowdown on the sharp shooter.
    07 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG, Brazil
  • News | RIO 2016

    Mother and son team up for a Games first

    The first mother and son to compete at the same Olympic Games, three-time medallist Nino Salukvadze and her son Tsotne Machavariani will be representing Georgia in the pistol events at Rio 2016.
    05 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Shooting, Georgia
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Nanjing 2014: Stars of the future

    The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games produced plenty of new teenage stars. In dominating their events, they produced the kind of world-class performances that suggest they will be ones to watch at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.
    07 Nov 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
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