Posts Tagged ‘2016 Summer Olympics’

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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Hernandez Helps Lead the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team to Gold at the 2016 Rio Games

Hernandez Helps Lead the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team to Gold at the 2016 Rio Games

Laurie Hernandez isn’t old enough to vote, but she’s already a golden girl… The 16-year-old Puerto Rican gymnast helped lead her team to gold in the women’s gymnastics competition at the 2016 Rio Games. Hernandez and her teammates, the...

Aug 10, 16 • Olimpíadas3 Comments »
Wu Gives Brazil Its First Medal of the 2016 Rio Games

Wu Gives Brazil Its First Medal of the 2016 Rio Games

It may not have been the metal he’d hoped for, but Felipe Wu has still given the host country its first medal of the 2016 Rio Games. The 24-year-old Brazilian sport shooter won the silver medal in the men’s 10-meter air pistol event on...

Aug 7, 16 • OlimpíadasNo Comments »