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Olympics: Family tragedy behind historic US hurdles sweep

RIO DE JANEIRO: Kristi Castlin dedicated her 100m hurdles medal to victims of gun violence after helping the United States claim a historic podium sweep in the event on Wednesday (Aug 17). The 28-year-old Los Angeles-based sprinter claimed bronze behind gold medallist Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali in silver as the US sealed a 1-2-3 in… Read More »

Olympics: Croatia brothers strike gold in men's double sculls

RIO DE JANEIRO: Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic grabbed rowing gold on Thursday (Aug 11) in the men’s double sculls. The siblings, born just 15 months apart, stormed past halfway leaders and silver medallists Lithuania to win Croatia’s second gold of the Games with Norway picking up their first medal in bronze. Let’s block… Read More »

Olympics: Zhang wins China's first gold in Rio shooting

RIO DE JANEIRO: Zhang Mengxue got China off the gold medal mark at the Rio Games on Sunday, the Olympic debutant winning the women’s 10m air pistol title. With an assured display of precision shooting at the Deodoro range, the 25-year-old comfortably held off Russian teenager Vitalina Batsarashkina, with Greece’s Anna Korakaki taking bronze. The… Read More »

Olympics – Americans Phelps, Ledecky set for 4×100 relays: report

RIO DE JANEIRO: Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky will both feature in the United States 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay teams at the Rio Olympics, USA Today reported on Monday. Neither of the American team’s best-known swimmers, with 18-times gold medallist Phelps seeking to add to his collection of 22 medals, qualified for the… Read More »