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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kaori Icho on course to make history with five in a row at Tokyo 2020

    Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho is the only woman to have won four consecutive individual Olympic gold medals in the same discipline. A superstar in Japan, she remains undefeated at the Games since women’s freestyle wrestling was included on the programme at Athens 2004, and she intends to continue this run by doing everything she can to rise to challenge number five: victory on home soil at the Tokyo Games!
    25 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Wrestling, Japan, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    Masters of the mat

    Ahead of the World Judo Championships in Tokyo, olympic.org highlights some of the judoka who have made a big impact on the global stage since their breakthrough performances at the Youth Olympic Games
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Judo
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Formidable fighters provide vision of taekwondo’s future

    The taekwondo stars of tomorrow showed the world what they are capable of across five days of exciting competition at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018. Sharing the golds out at the Youth Olympic Park’s Oceania Pavilion were fighters from Russia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and Morocco. 
    28 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Taekwondo
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Podium finishes for everyone in judo at Buenos Aires 2018

    The universality of judo was very much a reality in Buenos Aires, with podium finishes for numerous nations, for men and women alike. The competitions ended with an innovative international mixed team event, which was marked by the Olympic spirit of friendship, excellence and respect.
    31 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Judo
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Khamhaeng dominates and Yousefi seals stunning weightlifting win

    Iran’s Alireza Yousefi claimed superheavyweight gold in the men’s +85kg category to conclude the weightlifting competition on day 7 at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. The tense finale followed a virtuoso performance from Thailand’s Supatchanin Khamhaeng in the women’s +63kg earlier in the day.
    13 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Weightlifting
  • 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 | Buenos Aires 2018

    Thrilling climax as Aboufaras and Khosravi seal taekwondo golds

    Morocco’s Fátima-Ezzahra Aboufaras and Iran’s Mohammadali Khosravi picked up the last two gold medals of the taekwondo competition, the women’s 63kg and men’s 73kg categories respectively, on day five at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    11 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Taekwondo, Morocco, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Iranian fighters take taekwondo plaudits

    Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ali Eshikevarian and Yalda Valinejad came out on top on the fourth day of the taekwondo competition at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 on Wednesday 10 October.
    10 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Taekwondo, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Tunisia’s playfighting tradition pays off for Khlifi

    In silver medallist’s childhood, wrestling was a means to get even with boys and a short reprieve from the violence of a revolution.
    09 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Judo, -52kg, Tunisia
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