THE year 2016 is a good year for the Philippine Weightlifting Association (PWA), said its President Monico Puentevella, after it snatched a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics as well as several other accomplishments during the World Youth Championships in Penang, Malaysia and the Asian Youth Championships in Tokyo.
For Puentevella, Hidiliyn Diaz’s silver medal finish in Rio made his job easier. “There’s so much demand now for weightlifting all over the country. And, so many children are taking up the sport, too which I saw in the recent Batang Pinoy in Tagum City,” he said.
The first full day of competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics was a good one for the U.S. -- the Americans won five medals total, tying Japan and China for the most so far.
Biles took the gold with a total of 62.198. Her compatriot Aly Raisman claimed silver, while Russia's Aliya Mustafina took the bronze. The tears flowed freely down Biles' face as she received her medal, following a dazzling performance on the floor exercise.
Serbia is heading to the semifinals of the 2016 Olympic men's basketball tournament after topping Croatia, 86-83, in the quarterfinals Wednesday night. The team will face Australia for a chance to reach the gold medal game.
RIO DE JANEIRO- Like a thief in the night, when no one was looking, Hidilyn Diaz made history for the Philippines.
The Zamboanga City native won the silver medal of the women's 53kg weightlifting with a total of 210kg at the Rio Olympic Games here on Sunday, ending the country's 20-year Olympic medal drought and becoming the first ever Filipina medalist in the games.
RIO DE JANEIRO — The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is making another push to include 3-on-3 basketball in the Olympics, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA TODAY Sports.
Cray finished third among six runners in Heat 4 of the preliminaries Monday noon with his time of 49.05, just a tick slower than his best time of 48.96. The top three runners in each of the six heats will be joined by six seeds in the semis, which starts at 9:30 p.m., Rio time.
“I’m doubly excited and interested as we approach the historic and long-awaited return of golf to the Olympics,” the 86-year-old American said in a statement originally published on the Golf Channel. “I’ll be rooting for the USA, but pulling for the sport of golf.”
It may be early in the Olympics, but Tuesday was a wildly anticipated night of swimming. With Michael Phelps facing off against Chris le Clos and Katie Ledecky going for gold, it was a night that could not be missed. And the USA Men's Basketball team was going to take full advantage of being in Rio.
On Wednesday, Team USA beat the snot out of Argentina to advance to the semifinals of the men’s basketball tournament. If you wanted to sum up the game in one play, Kevin Durant’s monster double-crossover-to-Eurostep extraordinaire found at the start of this highlight reel is a nice choice.
Brazil vs. Argentina is one of the biggest rivalries in international sports. Soccer is what started the animosity between the two regional powers but now, no matter the sport, every matchup has extra meaning for the fans.
There has been nothing pretty about Team USA's games in the Olympics. They got to trounce an aging, ground-bound Argentina in the quarterfinals but they have struggled against good teams all tournament long. The reason for that is simple: there's just not as much talent on this roster as there has been in past iterations.
It wasn't a great day for Team USA against Venezuela, but they still won by 44 points. The team of superstars were plagued by sloppy play early, and they found themselves tied with the Venezuelans after one quarter. As expected, they eventually went off, going on a 21-2 run in the second to blow things open. They went on to win 113-69 thanks to the forceful play of DeAndre Jordan and Paul George dominating two years after breaking his leg in a US uniform.
BOOS rang through the boxing arena at Riocentro, Pavillion 6 as a unanimous victory in the 91kgs Olympic heavyweight final was awarded to Russia’s Evgeny Tishchenko.
21-year-old Schooling was just 13 when he met his idol. Now, he's beaten the most successful Olympian of all time and become Singapore's first ever gold medallist.
O'Connor broke the British record as she finished behind Hungary's Katinka Hosszu in the 200m individual medley.
OLYMPIC silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz has dreams of paying it forward.
And, she won’t be alone in her quest to develop the next generation of weightlifters, who want to follow her footsteps.
THE Philippines’ lightweight hopeful, veteran Charly Suarez dropped a heartbreaking split-decision loss to European champion and Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Joe Cordina of Wales in a fight that probably ended the 28-year-old Filipino’s career in his quest for a coveted Olympic medal of whatever hue.
The pair gracefully negotiated the rapids under a bright sun in Deodoro's Whitewater Arena in a time of 101.58, finishing less than half a second faster than silver medallists Richard Hounslow and David Florence of Great Britain, who clocked 102.01 seconds. Top-ranked Gauthier Klauss and Matthieu Peche of France took bronze in 103.24 seconds.
RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States Men's National Team stayed unbeaten at the Olympics with a 94-91 win over Serbia on Friday.
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