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Alvarez Earns Second Consecutive Boxing Bronze at the 2016 Rio Games

Alvarez Earns Second Consecutive Boxing Bronze at the 2016 Rio Games

Lazaro Alvarez will have to settle for a second consecutive bronze medal… The 25-year-old Cuban amateur boxer, the reigning world champion, lost to Brazil’s Robson Conceicao in the semifinals of the Men’s Light 60 kg competition at the...

Aug 15, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Ibargüen Wins Gold in the Triple Jump at the 2016 Rio Games

Ibargüen Wins Gold in the Triple Jump at the 2016 Rio Games

Caterine Ibargüen has extra reason to (triple) jump for joy… The 32-year-old Colombian track & field star leapt 15.17 meters (49’9.25) to win the gold medal in the Women’s Triple Jump on Sunday night at the 2016 Rio Games, improving...

Aug 15, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Martinez Takes Home the Silver in Men's Light-Flyweight at the 2016 Rio Games

Martinez Takes Home the Silver in Men’s Light-Flyweight at the 2016 Rio Games

It wasn’t the color he’d hoped, but Yuberjen Martinez still has an Olympic medal… Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov out-boxed the 24-year-old Colombian boxer to win the Men’s Light-Flyweight gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games, with Martinez...

Aug 15, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Robles Wins Bronze Medal in Weightlifting at the 2016 Rio Games

Robles Wins Bronze Medal in Weightlifting at the 2016 Rio Games

Sarah Robles has ended an American drought at the Olympics… The 28-year-old Mexican American weightlifter, known as “the strongest woman in America,” won the United States’ first weightlifting medal in 16 years on Sunday with a...

Aug 15, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Hypolito Takes Home the Silver in the Men's Floor Exercise at the 2016 Rio Games

Hypolito Takes Home the Silver in the Men’s Floor Exercise at the 2016 Rio Games

The third time’s the charm for Diego Hypolito… The 30-year-old Brazilian gymnast took home the gymnastics silver medal in Men’s Floor Exercise at the 2016 Rio Games. Hypolito, a former world champion on floor, had failed to medal at his...

Aug 15, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Puig Gives Puerto Rico Its First-Ever Olympic Gold at the 2016 Rio Games

Puig Gives Puerto Rico Its First-Ever Olympic Gold at the 2016 Rio Games

Monica Puig is Puerto Rico’s first-ever Golden Girl… The 22-year-old Puerto Rican tennis player’s Cinderella run through the 2016 Rio Games has ended with a gold medal around her neck, and the first ever Olympic gold medal for her home...

Aug 14, 16 • Olimpíadas1 Comment »
Savón Claims Boxing Bronze at the 2016 Rio Games

Savón Claims Boxing Bronze at the 2016 Rio Games

  Erislandy Savón has earned his first-ever Olympic medal… The 26-year-old Cuban amateur boxer fell to Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan in the semifinals of the 91 kg Boxing category at the 2016 Rio Games, so he’ll have to settle for a bronze...

Aug 14, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
del Potro Outlasts Rafael Nadal at the 2016 Rio Games to Reach the Olympic Finals

del Potro Outlasts Rafael Nadal at the 2016 Rio Games to Reach the Olympic Finals

Juan Martin del Potro is ready to medal up… The 27-year-old Argentine tennis player, who won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Games, has advanced to the Gold Medal match in Men’s Singles at the 2016 Rio Games. del Potro ended Rafael...

Aug 14, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Puig One Win Away from Earning Puerto Rico's First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

Puig One Win Away from Earning Puerto Rico’s First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

It’s either gold or silver for Monica Puig… The 22-year-old Puerto Rican tennis player stunned two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Women’s Signles semifinals, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, to advance to the Gold Medal match at the 2016 Rio...

Aug 13, 16 • Olimpíadas1 Comment »
Nadal & Marc Lopez Win the Men's Doubles Gold in Tennis at the 2016 Rio Games

Nadal & Marc Lopez Win the Men’s Doubles Gold in Tennis at the 2016 Rio Games

Rafael Nadal has taken full advantage of a golden opportunity… The 30-year-old Spanish tennis star has added a second Olympic tennis gold medal to all of his Grand Slam trophies, teaming with childhood friend Marc Lopez to win the men’s...

Aug 13, 16 • Olimpíadas1 Comment »