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  • 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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    Judo casts a spell at Rio 2016

    Serving up historic firsts for Kosovo and the Czech Republic, an emotional win for Brazil, Japan’s return to the limelight and a second gold for a French legend, the Rio 2016 judo competition had it all.
    06 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Judo
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    Records and firsts at Rio 2016

    From the South African runner Wayde Van Niekerk, who broke the world record in the men’s 400m, to the Fiji men’s rugby sevens team, who won their NOC’s first ever gold medal, Rio 2016 was awash with records and landmark moments.
    06 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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    Record-breaking results for YOG athletes at Rio 2016

    28 sports, 306 events and more than 11,000 athletes vying for the honour of having a medal around their neck. Facts and figures from the Olympic Games Rio 2016 make for impressive reading – and those concerning Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes who have made the step up to the grandest stage of all are no exception. Here, we take a look at the pick of the bunch…
    31 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG
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    The stars of Rio 2016

    Michael Phelps led an all-star cast of multiple medal winners at Rio 2016, with Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Jason Kenny, Katinka Hosszu, Ryan Murphy and Danuta Kozak also featuring high on the bill, along with a clutch of other distinguished Olympians.
    29 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, PHELPS, Michael
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    Kimia Alizadeh: the YOG star flying the flag for female athletes in Iran

    After winning taekwondo gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Iran’s Kimia Alizadeh strengthened her reputation as one of the sport’s rising stars with an historic bronze medal at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the first time an Iranian woman has ever reached the podium.
    26 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG, Taekwondo
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    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
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