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Hosts Brazil advance, Argentina, Mexico out

Posted by on 11/08/2016
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Hosts Brazil advance, Argentina, Mexico out

Hosts Brazil advance, Argentina, Mexico out

RIO DE JANEIRO: Hosts Brazil finally found their form to progress to the quarter- finals of the Olympic soccer tournament with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Denmark on Wednesday, after holders Mexico and twice winners Argentina were sent packing. After drab goalless draws in their first two matches, Brazil needed a win to calm the […]

Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on

Posted by on 11/08/2016
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Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on

Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on

RIO DE JANEIRO: Australia’s new teenage swimming sensation Kyle Chalmers won the blue riband Olympic 100m freestyle gold, as golf headed for a controversial return to the Games after 112 years. Chalmers, only 18, became the first Australian in 48 years to win the prestigious race. The teenager hit the wall in 47.58 seconds, just […]

Veteran Deehani wins men’s double trap gold – First-ever gold medal won by Kuwaiti at Olympics

Posted by on 10/08/2016
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Veteran Deehani wins men’s double trap gold – First-ever gold medal won by Kuwaiti at Olympics

Veteran Deehani wins men’s double trap gold – First-ever gold medal won by Kuwaiti at Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO: Six-time Olympian Fehaid Al-Deehani battled wet and blustery conditions to win the gold medal in the men’s double trap event yesterday. The 49-year-old Kuwaiti, competing under the Olympic flag, defeated Marco Innocenti of Italy in the duel for gold, nailing 26 orange targets out of 30 to Innocenti’s 24. The bronze medal […]

US gymnasts, Phelps, Ledecky all golden again

Posted by on 10/08/2016
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US gymnasts, Phelps, Ledecky all golden again

US gymnasts, Phelps, Ledecky all golden again

RIO DE JANEIRO: Good old Michael Phelps, golden again. For teenagers Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles, their star turns in the Summer Olympics might be just beginning. From the pool to the gymnastics floor, Team USA had nice day at the Rio de Janeiro Games. Not all the American stars were winners Tuesday, though. Serena […]

Green-water mystery as Chen ties diving record

Posted by on 10/08/2016
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Green-water mystery as Chen ties diving record

Green-water mystery as Chen ties diving record

RIO DE JANEIRO: China’s Chen Ruolin shrugged off an inexplicably green Rio diving pool to tie team-mate Wu Minxia’s twoday- old record of five career diving gold medals on Tuesday. China’s magnificent divers stayed unbeaten in the Olympics as Chen and Liu Huixia won the women’s 10m synchronised competition, taking China to three-for-three in its […]

No support to Kuwaiti athletes competing under Olympic flag

Posted by on 09/08/2016
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No support to Kuwaiti athletes competing under Olympic flag

No support to Kuwaiti athletes competing under Olympic flag

KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Sports (PAS) stated that it would work on a package of measures to continue sports reforms in the foreseeable future. In a press statement, the PAS said that the measures would focus on removing obstacles facing the Kuwaiti sports. It lauded the cabinet’s statement on Monday which called for continuing […]

Flamboyant Kuwaiti fencer knocked out in early loss

Posted by on 09/08/2016
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Flamboyant Kuwaiti fencer knocked out in early loss

Flamboyant Kuwaiti fencer knocked out in early loss

RIO DE JANEIRO: Kuwait’s Abdulaziz Alshatti, the lone independent fencer in the Rio Olympics, was knocked out yesterday after an early loss. Kuwait’s Olympic Committee was suspended by the IOC in 2015 for “undue government interference”. Because of that the ban, Alshatti’s only chance to earn a trip to Rio was a last-chance Asian qualifying […]

Thai drugs cheat grabs weightlifting gold

Posted by on 09/08/2016
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Thai drugs cheat grabs weightlifting gold

Thai drugs cheat grabs weightlifting gold

RIO DE JANEIRO: Sukanya Srisurat said her Olympic gold Monday was redemption for serving a two-year-ban for doping offences as Thailand finished one-two in the women’s 58kg to lead the weightlifting medals table. The 21-year-old lifted an Olympic record 110kg in the snatch and 130kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 240kg, […]

Hijabi fencer makes US Olympics history

Posted by on 08/08/2016
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Hijabi fencer makes US Olympics history

Hijabi fencer makes US Olympics history

RIO DE JANEIRO: American Ibtihaj Muhammad looked like all the other fencers when she stepped on the piste, save for the nondescript black scarf covering her head. With that small gesture, Muhammad made history. Muhammad became the first American athlete yesterday to compete in the Olympics with a hijab, which she wears to adhere to […]

US knocks off Australia in women’s field hockey

Posted by on 08/08/2016
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US knocks off Australia in women’s field hockey

US knocks off Australia in women’s field hockey

RIO DE JANEIRO: The United States claimed its second straight win against a top-three team in women’s field hockey, beating No. 3 Australia 2-1 yesterday. Michelle Vittese and Caitlin van Sickle scored for the Americans, who defeated No. 2 Argentina 2-1 in their Olympic opener on Saturday. United States goalie Jackie Briggs had six saves […]

Del Potro stuns Djokovic, Williams’ doubles dream ends

Posted by on 08/08/2016
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Del Potro stuns Djokovic, Williams’ doubles dream ends

Del Potro stuns Djokovic, Williams’ doubles dream ends

RIO DE JANEIRO: Juan Martin del Potro stunned a tearful Novak Djokovic in an emotional Olympics triumph on Sunday as Venus Williams pondered the end of her four-gold Games odyssey. Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion who was pushed to the brink of retirement by a series of wrist injuries, downed the top seed […]

Philippines wins first medal in 20 years – Long sets world record in winning weightlifting gold

Posted by on 08/08/2016
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Philippines wins first medal in 20 years – Long sets world record in winning weightlifting gold

Philippines wins first medal in 20 years – Long sets world record in winning weightlifting gold

RIO DE JANEIRO: Long Qingquan of China set a world record in winning Olympic gold in the men’s weightlifting 53-kilogram category Sunday at the Rio de Janeiro Games. Long’s total score of 307 kilograms set the record and was aided by a final 170-kilo lift in clean and jerk. He was leading the competition after […]