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  • News | RIO 2016

    Freestyle wrestling golds for Kawai, Maroulis and Wiebe

    Risako Kawai added to Japan’s haul of Rio 2016 women’s freestyle wrestling golds, winning the 63kg title to give her country a fourth gold to go with the three they won on 17 August. Taking the day’s other golds were the USA’s Helen Louise Maroulis in the 53kg and Canada’s Erica Elizabeth Wiebe in the 75kg.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Wrestling Freestyle, Japan, United States of America, Canada
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Unforgettable day as first Olympic karate medals awarded

    17 October 2018 is a date that will go down in karate history, as the discipline made its Olympic debut, with three gold medals awarded in all on the penultimate day of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    17 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Karate
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Weightlifting golds for Romania’s Baltag and Turkey’s Ozbek

    Romania’s Sabina Baltag and Turkey’s Muhammed Furkan Ozbek were the day’s weightlifting gold medallists at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 on Tuesday 9 October.
    10 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Romania, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Weightlifting, Turkey
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 13: Usain Bolt on top of the world

    Relive Thursday 18 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The day was marked by the “triple double” of Usain Bolt, who won the 200m, the Brownlee brothers’ family double in the triathlon, Argentina’s first-ever hockey victory and the end of the beach volleyball, sailing and canoe/kayak sprint competitions
    18 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 2: Michael Phelps strikes again!

    A look back at the second day of the Games in Rio, a year after that Sunday 7 August 2016 when Michael Phelps, who had come out of retirement to take part in his fifth Games, played a decisive role in the second leg of the 4x100m freestyle, helping the USA to beat France, unbeaten in the event since London 2012. Chinese diver Wu Minxia won her fourth consecutive title in the 3m synchronised diving; Korea’s female archers won their eighth title in eight editions; Majlinda Kelmendi gave Kosovo a flying start in the judo; and Simone Biles was already dazzling everyone!
    07 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Japanese shine in Rio 2016 women’s freestyle wrestling

    In Rio Kaori Icho joined a select group of athletes to have won four consecutive Olympic titles as she preserved her unbeaten record at the Games. She spearheaded a Japanese charge on the medals, with only Helen Maroulis (USA), who denied legend Saori Yoshida a fourth Olympic title, and heavyweight Erica Wiebe (CAN) standing in the way of a sweep of the golds.
    02 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Wrestling, Wrestling Freestyle, Women, Japan, YOSHIDA, Saori
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