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Abughaush wins first ever Olympic gold for Jordan

2016-08-19 12:54

Unknown Ahmad Abughaush won the first ever Olympic gold medal for Jordan in men's 68 kg taekwondo final here on Thursday.

China's Cao Yuan makes up for synchronized loss with individual gold

2016-08-17 06:25

Cao Yuan of China competes in the men's 3m springboard final at the 2016 Rio Olympics August 17, 2016.

Ri Se-gwang of DPRK grabs men's vault gold at Rio Olymics

2016-08-16 09:45

The vault specialist Ri Se-gwang of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea triumphed at the Rio Olympic Games here on Monday.

Shi wins gold for China in women's 3 metre springboard

2016-08-14 17:11

Shi Tingmao dominates her competition to win gold in the women's 3 meter springboard event, with teammate He Zi taking silver.

Tough, poor gymnast Shang sheds tears after losing out on medal

2016-08-12 16:11

Shang Chunsong, leader of the Chinese gymnastic squad, shed tears after narrowly losing in the women's individual all-around at the Rio Olympics on August 11, 2016. Shang has overcome poverty and sickness to make it to the Rio Olympics. Her story moved Chinese fans deeply.

Kim claims table tennis bronze for DPRK on Olympic debut

2016-08-11 09:48

Olympic table tennis debutant Kim Song-I of DPR Korea denied star paddler Ai Fukuhara's chance of taking a revenge for fellow Japanese Kasumi Ishikawa on Wednesday.

Fukuhara upsets 2nd seed Feng to make her first semis in Olympic table tennis

2016-08-10 11:37

Japanese star paddler Ai Fukuhara claimed her best result so far in an Olympic Games after the women's singles sixth seed upset Singapore's No 2 seed Feng Tianwei 4-0 here on Tuesday to make through into the semifinal of Rio 2016.

Sun shows temperament on drug comment after winning race

2016-08-09 13:15

China's Sun Yang delivered a stunning riposte to his critics on Monday by winning the men's 200m freestyle gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

Aruna first African in Olympic quarters after ousting German star paddler Boll

2016-08-09 09:22

Nigeria's Quadric Aruna proved himself the true giant-killer in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games table tennis tournament after showing the door out to German veteran Timo Boll on Monday.

China's Wu Minxia cements her name in Olympic history

2016-08-08 11:52

At the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center at Rio's Olympic Park that was named to memorialize Brazil's greatest female swimmer, Chinese diving diva Wu Minxia cemented her name in Olympic history on Sunday (Monday in Beijing).

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