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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 7: Almaz Ayana shatters the 10,000m world record

    Relive the day of Friday 12 August in Rio on olympic.org. The start of the athletics events saw Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana shatter the world 10,000m record, while Michael Phelps won his 27th Olympic swimming medal, German rider Isabell Werth scaled the heights of Olympic equestrianism and French judoka Teddy Riner added another title to his list of wins.
    12 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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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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    Rio 2016 men’s boxing competition produces a 10-star spectacle

    Day after day, crowds filled the stands and lapped up the high quality content on offer at Riocentro Pavilion 6, as boxers from Uzbekistan, Cuba and France shone in the men’s boxing competitions.
    03 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Boxing
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    Silver lining for YOG boxers Bektemir Melikuziev and Shakur Stevenson

    Just two years after winning gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Bektemir Melikuziev and Shakur Stevenson shone on the biggest stage of all, winning silver medals in their boxing weight divisions at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
    21 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG, Boxing, Ukraine, United States of America
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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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    Athens infrastructure boosted by Olympic Games 2004

    While Rio’s residents are currently enjoying watching the finest athletes in the world compete at the Olympic Games 2016, they are also set to enjoy long-term benefits from welcoming them to their city.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athens 2004, Legacy
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    Dujardin and Valegro retain dressage title

    Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin won her second individual dressage gold in her final Olympic performance on horse Valegro.
    15 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Equestrian / Dressage, Great Britain, DUJARDIN, Charlotte
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