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Valentín Earns Her First Olympic Medal in Weightlifting at the 2016 Rio Games

Valentín Earns Her First Olympic Medal in Weightlifting at the 2016 Rio Games

The third time’s the medal for Lidia Valentín… The 31-year-old Spanish weightlifter has earned the bronze medal in the Weightlifting Women’s 75 kg competition at the 2016 Rio Games. Despite being in the lead much of the competition,...

Aug 13, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Ortiz Takes Home the Silver in Judo at the 2016 Rio Games

Ortiz Takes Home the Silver in Judo at the 2016 Rio Games

It’s a bittersweet defeat for Idalys Ortiz… The 26-year-old Cuban judoka, the reigning Olympic champion, lost to France’s Emilie Andeol in the Judo Women’s >78 kg Gold Medal bout at the 2016 Rio Games. Ortiz and Andeol’s was a...

Aug 13, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Silva Wins Second Consecutive Bronze Medal in Judo at the 2016 Rio Games

Silva Wins Second Consecutive Bronze Medal in Judo at the 2016 Rio Games

Make that two Olympic bronze medals for Rafael Silva… The 29-year-old Brazilian judoka defeated Abdullo Tangriev of Uzbekistan in the Bronze Medal Bout A of the Men’s >100 kg judo competition at the 2016 Rio Games. Silva had previously...

Aug 13, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Aguiar Wins Her Second-Consecutive Bronze Medal in Judo at the 2016 Rio Games

Aguiar Wins Her Second-Consecutive Bronze Medal in Judo at the 2016 Rio Games

It’s an Olympic déjà vu for Mayra Aguiar…  For the second Olympics in a row, the 25-year-old Brazilian judoka has earned the bronze medal in the 78 kg category in women’s judo at the 2016 Rio Games. Aguiar defeated Cuba’s Yalennis...

Aug 12, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Hernandez Ends U.S.'s Eight-Year Medal Drought in Boxing at the 2016 Rio Games

Hernandez Ends U.S.’s Eight-Year Medal Drought in Boxing at the 2016 Rio Games

Nico Hernandez won’t be leaving Brazil with an Olympic gold medal, but he will still be remembered for making history. Despite his loss to Uzbekistan’s Hassanboy Dusmatov in the semifinals of the Men’s Light Fly 49 kg, the 20-year-old Latino...

Aug 12, 16 • Olimpíadas1 Comment »
Argilagos Gives Cuba Its First Olympic Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

Argilagos Gives Cuba Its First Olympic Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

He may not have advanced to the finals, but Joahnys Argilagos is still an Olympic medalist. The 19-year-old Cuban boxer and reigning world amateur boxong champion, lost to Colombia’s Yuberjen Martinez in the boxing semifinals of the Men’s Light...

Aug 12, 16 • Olimpíadas2 Comments »
Puig Defeats Polona Hercog to Reach Women's Singles Semifinals at the 2016 Rio Games

Puig Defeats Polona Hercog to Reach Women’s Singles Semifinals at the 2016 Rio Games

Mónica Puig is one win away from earning an Olympic medal… The 22-year-old Puerto Rican tennis play won her quarterfinal match at the 2016 Rio Games, and now she is thisclose to winning at least a silver medal. Puig continues to take single...

Aug 12, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Chourraut Takes Home the Gold in the Women’s Kayak (K1) at the 2016 Rio Games

Chourraut Takes Home the Gold in the Women’s Kayak (K1) at the 2016 Rio Games

Maialen Chourraut has moved up the medal stand… Four years after earning a bronze at the 2012 London Games, the 33-year-old Spanish slalom canoeist took home gold in the Women’s Kayak (K1) Final on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Games with a time of...

Aug 12, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Alvear Settles for Silver in the Women’s 70kg Judo Final at the 2016 Rio Games

Alvear Settles for Silver in the Women’s 70kg Judo Final at the 2016 Rio Games

It was thisclose, but not gold cigar for Yuri Alvear. The 30-year-old Colombian judoka had to settle for a silver medal after having made it all the way to the final in the Women’s 70kg Judo competition at the 2016 Rio Games. Japan’s Haruka...

Aug 11, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »
Belmonte Earns Her First Olympic Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

Belmonte Earns Her First Olympic Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Games

Mireia Belmonte is officially Spain’s swimming sensation… The 25-year-old Spanish swimmer raced her way to first place in the Women’s 200 Meter Butterfly at the 2016 Rio Games on Wednesday to become the first Spanish woman to win an Olympic...

Aug 11, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »