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Caballero Wins Bronze in the Women's Discus Throw at the 2016 Rio Games

Caballero Wins Bronze in the Women’s Discus Throw at the 2016 Rio Games

Denia Caballero has plenty of reason to throw a party… The 26-year-old Cuban track and field athlete won the bronze medal in the women’s discus throw at the 2016 Rio Games, giving Cuba its fifth Olympic bronze medal. Caballero, the reigning...

Aug 17, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Conceição Wins Brazil's First Gold Medal in Boxing at the 2016 Rio Games

Conceição Wins Brazil’s First Gold Medal in Boxing at the 2016 Rio Games

Robson Conceição is officially Brazil’s first boxing Golden boy…. The 27-year-old Brazilian amateur boxer won Brazil’s first Olympic boxing gold medal on Tuesday night at the 2016 Rio Games, delighting a frenzied home audience with a...

Aug 17, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Queiroz Gives Brazil Its First-Ever Canoeing Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

Queiroz Gives Brazil Its First-Ever Canoeing Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

It’s a special first for Isaquias Queiroz… The 22-year-old Brazilian sprint canoeist has earned his country its first-ever Olympic medal in canoeing. But Queiroz didn’t just have to train hard to earn that medal at the 2016 Rio Games — he...

Aug 17, 16 • Olimpíadas1 Comment »
Leyva Wins Two Silver Medals in Men's Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Games

Leyva Wins Two Silver Medals in Men’s Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Games

Danell Leyva has redeemed himself in a big way… The 24-year-old Cuban American gymnast earned two silver medals in the final day of gymnastics competition on Tuesday at the 2016 Rio Games. Leyva, who was a late replacement to the US Men’s...

Aug 17, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
López Defeats Rival Riza Kayaalp to Claim Third Straight Greco-Roman Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

López Defeats Rival Riza Kayaalp to Claim Third Straight Greco-Roman Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

It’s a three-peat for Mijaín López… The 33-year-old Cuban wrestler, widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, won his third consecutive Olympic title in Greco-Roman’s heaviest weight class after defeating longtime...

Aug 16, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Braz Dethrones Reigning Champion in Men's Pole Vault at the 2016 Rio Games

Braz Dethrones Reigning Champion in Men’s Pole Vault at the 2016 Rio Games

Thiago Braz has dethroned the reigning Olympic champion in record fashion… The 22-year-old Brazilian track & field athlete set an Olympic record of 6.03m to win the gold medal in the men’s pole vault at the 2016 Rio Games. Defending...

Aug 16, 16 • Olimpíadas1 Comment »
Zanetti Takes Home the Silver in the Men's Rings Final at the 2016 Rio Games

Zanetti Takes Home the Silver in the Men’s Rings Final at the 2016 Rio Games

  He may not be the “Lord of the Rings” this Olympics, but Arthur Zanetti still has plenty of reason to celebrate. The 26-year-old Brazilian gymnast, who won his country’s first-ever gymnastics gold medal at the 2012 London Games, came...

Aug 16, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Hernandez Bests Simone Biles to Claim Silver in Women's Balance Beam at the 2016 Rio Games

Hernandez Bests Simone Biles to Claim Silver in Women’s Balance Beam at the 2016 Rio Games

Laurie Hernandez is proving to be the future of U.S. Gymnastics… The 16-year-old Puerto Rican gymnast, who helped the American team win the gold in the women’s gymnastics competition, has beamed her way on the medal podium on her own at the 2016...

Aug 16, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
del Potro Settles for Silver in Men's Singles at the 2016 Rio Games

del Potro Settles for Silver in Men’s Singles at the 2016 Rio Games

Juan Martin del Potro’s remarkable run at this year’s Olympics has come to an end just shy of the gold… The 27-year-old Argentine tennis player lost to defending Olympic champion Andy Murray in men’s singles final at the 2016 Rio Games with...

Aug 15, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Borrero Claims Gold in Greco-Roman Wrestling at the 2016 Rio Games

Borrero Claims Gold in Greco-Roman Wrestling at the 2016 Rio Games

Ismael Borrero has wrestled his way to gold… The 24-year-old Cuban Greco-Roman wrestler took home the gold medal in the men’s Greco-Roman 59kg division on Sunday, beating Japan’s Shinobu Ota, at the 2016 Rio Games. Borrero, the reigning...

Aug 15, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »