Athletics

‘Bengal Tiger’ Mamun hails victory for two countries

‘Bengal Tiger’ Mamun hails victory for two countries

Born in Moscow to a Bangladeshi father, rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun showed off her exquisite balancing and twirling skills as she captured what she called ‘a victory for two countries’ in the individual all around event at the Olympics…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Front Page, Other Games, Sports
Imperious Farah seals double-double

Imperious Farah seals double-double

Britain’s Mo Farah warned he aims to keep winning after becoming the first man in 40 years to retain the two Olympic distance crowns…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Golden finale for Felix

Golden finale for Felix

Allyson Felix is targeting next year’s World Championships after bagging a record sixth Olympic gold as the United States defended their 4x400m crown on Saturday…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Bolt, Phelps exit leaves void

Twin titans Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps have mined a trove of Olympic gold, changed the sporting landscape and left a huge hole that starts in Rio and goes around the world…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Kipchoge wins marathon gold

Red-hot favourite Eliud Kipchoge stormed to a runaway gold medal in a wet men’s marathon on Sunday, the final day of competition at the Rio Olympics…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Olympics bites

Olympics bites

‘Russian Tank’ defies family for gold ‘Russian Tank’ Abdulrashid Sadulaev said Saturday that he defied his own family to become an Olympic champion after steamrolling Turkey’s Selim Yasar in the men’s 86kg freestyle wrestling at Rio. Sadulaev’s gold came before Turkish heavyweight grappler Taha Akgul grabbed his country’s first gold medal of the Rio Games by topping the podium in […]

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Centrowitz gives USA 1500m gold

Centrowitz gives USA 1500m gold

Matthew Centrowitz produced a stunning gun-to-tape 1500m run on Saturday to claim the United States’ first gold in the event since 1908…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Beitia wins historic gold

Beitia wins historic gold

Spanish veteran Ruth Beitia, 37, wrote her name in the history books on Saturday by winning the Rio Olympics high jump, the biggest victory of her 20-year career…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Semenya wins 800m gold

Controversial South African runner Caster Semenya produced a devastating sprint finish to claim the Olympic 800m crown, four years after being denied gold by Russian dope cheat Mariya Savinova…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Rohler wins Germany’s first javelin gold in 80 years

Rohler wins Germany’s first javelin gold in 80 years

Thomas Rohler offered Germany a crumb of comfort after their football team lost to Brazil in the Olympic final by winning his country’s first javelin gold in 80 years…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
USA reclaim men’s 4x400m title

USA reclaim men’s 4x400m title

Lashawn Merritt ran a blistering anchor leg to return the men’s 4x400m title to the United States, and win his third Olympic gold medal, in the final athletics event of the Rio Games on Saturday…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

Adams hopes to inspire more girls into fight club

Nicola Adams said she wants to inspire more children, especially girls, to get involved in sport after making history by winning a second Olympic boxing title…

August 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake, Nickel Ashmeade and Usain Bolt celebrate after winning gold medal in the men’s 4x100-metre relay final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Friday. — AP photo

Unbeatable Bolt signs off with triple-triple

Usain Bolt bid farewell to the Olympics by powering to a record third straight sweep of the sprint medals and a final chance to declare himself ‘the greatest…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Front Page, Other Games, Sports
Usain Bolt celebrates after Team Jamaica won gold in the men’s 4x100m relay of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Friday. — Reuters photo

Mission accomplished for ‘greatest’ Bolt

An epic Olympic journey that started on a balmy Beijing evening when a 21-year-old stunned the world by smashing the 100 metres world record came to an end after nine finals and nine gold medals in Brazil on Friday night…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Russia win fifth synchro swimming gold

Russia win fifth synchro swimming gold

Russia won synchronised swimming team gold for the fifth straight Olympics in Rio on Friday, completing an emotional double launched with their duet title on Tuesday…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Golden moment for golden hockey couple

Golden moment for golden hockey couple

Kate Richardson-Walsh hailed wife Helen for helping seal Britain’s maiden women’s hockey gold as the first married gay couple to compete at an Olympics crowned their personal journey Friday…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Olympics bites

Olympics bites

A BBC TV presenter had to improvise when it looked like two people were having sex on a beach behind him during a live broadcast…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Stefanidi hits back at Isinbayeva

Stefanidi hits back at Isinbayeva

Greece’s Ekaterini Stefanidi hit back at banned Russian star Yelena Isinbayeva on Friday after striking Olympic pole vault gold…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports
Felix gets record fifth gold

Felix gets record fifth gold

A day after a near-disaster with a dropped baton, defending champions the United States made no mistake on Friday when they won the women’s Olympic 4×100 metres relay and Allyson Felix became the first woman to collect five athletics gold medals…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

India cheers first woman to win silver medal

India swelled with pride on Saturday after badminton champion PV Sindhu became the first woman in the country’s history to win an Olympic silver medal…

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Athletics, Other Games, Sports

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