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Queiroz: First Brazilian to Win Three Medals in an Olympic Games

Queiroz: First Brazilian to Win Three Medals in an Olympic Games

Isaquias Queiroz ends his first Olympic appearance with a historic bang… The 22-year-old Brazilian sprint canoeist partnered with Erlon de Souza to claim the silver in the Men’s Canoe Double 1000m competition with a time of a 3:44.81 at the 2016...

Aug 21, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Taurasi & Team USA Win Gold in Women's Basketball at the 2016 Rio Games

Taurasi & Team USA Win Gold in Women’s Basketball at the 2016 Rio Games

Diana Taurasi is still golden… The 34-year-old half-Argentinean American basketball player and Team USA defeated Spain in the gold medal game Saturday, 101-72, to give the US its sixth consecutive Olympic gold. Taurasi, who led the way with a...

Aug 21, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Craviotto Wins Bronze in Men’s Kayak Single 200m at the 2016 Rio Games

Craviotto Wins Bronze in Men’s Kayak Single 200m at the 2016 Rio Games

Saul Craviotto has pulled a double… For the first time in his three Olympic appearances, the 31-year-old Spanish canoeist has claimed two Olympic medals in one Games. Craviotto, who won the gold in the final of the Men’s Kayak Double 200m, took...

Aug 21, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Queiroz Claims Second Medal in Dramatic Fashion at the 2016 Rio Games

Queiroz Claims Second Medal in Dramatic Fashion at the 2016 Rio Games

It’s two down, one to go for Isaquias Queiroz… The 22-year-old Brazilian sprint canoeist’s quest to win three medals at 2016 Rio Games stayed on course on Thursday in a dramatic finish to the Men’s Canoe Single 200 Meter race, when he fell...

Aug 19, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Calvo Takes Home the Taekwondo Women’s 57 kg Silver at the 2016 Rio Games

Calvo Takes Home the Taekwondo Women’s 57 kg Silver at the 2016 Rio Games

It’s a special first for Eva Calvo… The 25-year-old Spanish taekwondo athlete lost to longtime rival Jade Jones of Great Britain in the finals of the Taekwondo Women’s 57 kg competition at the 2016 Rio Games, settling for the silver. Jones,...

Aug 19, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Craviotto Partners with Cristian Toro to Win Gold in the Men's Kayak Double 200M at the 2016 Rio Games

Craviotto Partners with Cristian Toro to Win Gold in the Men’s Kayak Double 200M at the 2016 Rio Games

Make that three Olympic medals for Saul Craviotto… The 31-year-old Spanish sprint canoer and his partner Cristian Toro raced to the gold medal in the final of the Men’s Kayak Double 200 m at the 2016 Rio Games. Craviotto and Toro finished...

Aug 19, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Rodriguez Earns Mexico's First Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

Rodriguez Earns Mexico’s First Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

Misael Rodriguez has ended his country’s drought… The Mexican boxer couldn’t counter strong counterattacks from Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev, losing his bout in the semifinals of the Men’s Middle 75 kg competition at the 2016 Rio...

Aug 19, 16 • Olimpíadas1 Comment »
Pie Claims the Dominican Republic's First Medal of the 2016 Rio Games

Pie Claims the Dominican Republic’s First Medal of the 2016 Rio Games

Luisito Pie will return to his country a hero… The 22-year-old Dominican taekwondo athlete defeated Spain’s Jesús Tortosa Cabrera in the Taekwondo Men’s 58 kg bronze medal match to claim his country’s first medal at the 2016 Rio Games....

Aug 18, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Bednarczuk & Seixas Take Home the Silver in Women's Beach Volleyball at the 2016 Rio Games

Bednarczuk & Seixas Take Home the Silver in Women’s Beach Volleyball at the 2016 Rio Games

It was close, but no cigar for Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas… The Brazilian beach volleyball players, the reigning FIVB Beach Volleyball world champions, lost to Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst in the gold medal match...

Aug 18, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Ortega Wins Silver in the Men's 110m Hurdles at the 2016 Rio Games

Ortega Wins Silver in the Men’s 110m Hurdles at the 2016 Rio Games

Orlando Ortega is a silver bullet… The 25-year-old Cuban-born Spanish track and field athlete claimed the silver medal in the men’s 110m hurdles at the 2016 Rio Games, giving Spain its first ever Olympic medal in the category. Ortega, a...

Aug 17, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »