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  • News | RIO 2016

    Hurdlers, walkers and steeplechasers serve up a treat on the Rio 2016 track

    The sprint hurdle events at Rio 2016 produced a Jamaican first and an American clean sweep, with the USA also completing a one-lap hurdles double. Meanwhile, the steeplechase events saw another Kenyan crowned champion and a new Bahraini winner, while China reigned supreme in both of the 20km walk competitions and a Slovak took the honours in the men’s 50km.
    28 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Athletics, Olympic News
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    Jumping for joy at Rio 2016

    The jumping events at Rio 2016 were a joy to behold, and with many contests going down to the wire, fans inside the Olympic Stadium were continually on the edge of their seats.
    25 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
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    Taekwondo firsts aplenty at Rio 2016

    The Rio 2016 taekwondo competition produced several ground-breaking achievements, with Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan and Cheick Sallah Cissé of Ivory Coast winning their countries’ first ever Olympic gold medals and Zhao Shuai scoring China’s maiden men’s gold in the sport, as did Radik Isaev for Azerbaijan. In the women’s events, Iran’s KIma Alizadeh and Egypt’s Hedaya Wahba scored notable firsts of their own, while Great Britain’s Jade Jones was the only fighter to retain a title.
    17 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo
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    Team USA power past Serbia for third straight basketball gold

    A ruthless USA served up an exhilarating display as they swept aside Serbia 96-66 to claim a third straight Olympic men's basketball title and give their coach Mike Krzyzewski a golden send-off on the final day of action at Rio 2016.
    21 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Basketball, United States of America
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    Experience prevails as Beitia wins high jump

    Spaniard Ruth Beitia leaped into the Rio night to win Spain's first ever Olympic gold in women's athletics and claim her first global outdoor high jump crown at the age of 37.
    20 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Spain
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    Cisse’s last-gasp taekwondo gold first for Ivory Coast

    Cheick Sallah Cisse clinched a stunning victory against Great Britain's Lutalo Muhammad with a spin kick to the head in the last second of their men’s -80kg gold medal bout. Korean Oh Hiery won the women’s -67kg gold on her Olympic debut.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo, Côte d'Ivoire
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    Kipyegon makes late charge to claim 1,500m gold

    Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon unleashed a devastating second-half of the race to leave Ethiopia’s world record holder Genzebe Dibaba trailing in second place on 16 August.
    16 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Kenya
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    Thompson flies to 100m gold, as Farah retains 10,000m title

    On Day 2 of the athletics programme at Rio 2016, Elaine Thompson inherited the mantle of world’s fastest woman from fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, as Mo Farah battled back from a fall to retain his 10,000m crown.
    13 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Great Britain, FARAH, Mo, Jamaica, THOMPSON, Elaine
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    Bolt’s triple title defence bid tops Rio 2016 track and field bill

    Usain Bolt will have star billing when the Rio 2016 track and field events get under way at the Olympic Stadium on 12 August. The Jamaican sprinter will be aiming to defend all three of the titles he won in London four years ago: the men’s 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
    11 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Jamaica
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