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Rio Olympics 2016: Elaine Thompson wins women’s 200m gold


Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won Olympic gold in the 200m to complete a sprint double in Rio. Thompson, 24, clocked 21.78 seconds to beat Netherlands’ world champion Dafne Schippers by 0.13sec and add the 200m title to the gold she won in the 100m. USA’s Tori Bowie took bronze in 22.15, while Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, 20, ran 22.31 to finish ...

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From the mean streets to the Olympic podium, boxer Robson Conceição becomes Brazil’s new hero

Conceição is the first Brazilian boxer to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games (Photo: Getty Images/Christian Petersen)

From the gritty Boa Vista de São Caetano neighbourhood on the periphery of the tough north-eastern city of Salvador, to the top of the Olympic podium. From frustration at London 2012, to triumph at Rio 2016. Robson Conceição’s story is a classic of the genre, the man who became Brazil’s first Olympicboxing champion, against the odds. In the lightweight gold medal ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Alex Amankwah finishes 7th in 800m heats

Alex Amankwah in action during the heats

Ghana’s Alex Amankwah could not progress to the latter stages of the men’s 800m event after he finished 7th in the heats. Amankwah, whose heat was the 6th, started the race well and was fourth at a point in the race but he could not put together a good finish. He fell behind and eventually finished last after Abdelati El ...

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“Success, not per diem, is our focus in Rio”- John Ampomah


Ghanaian javelin thrower and captain of team Ghana at the Rio Games, John Ampomah, has said that his and his team-mates are not focused on money but rather on doing well in their respective events. His comments follow certain media reports that the athletes are complaining of the non-payment of their per diems since their arrival in Rio. Ampomah says ...

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Usain Bolt named in Rio 2016 Jamaica squad after injury scare

Usain Bolt will be defending three titles from London 2012 in Rio this summer

Usain Bolt will defend both his Olympic 100m and 200m titles and the 4x100m relay title after being named in the Jamaica team for Rio 2016. There had been worries over his participation after he injured a hamstring at the national trials. The six-time Olympic champion – who is the 100m and 200m world record holder – is part of ...

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Rio 2016 Boxing Qualifiers: Two wins, two losses for Ghana on Day 4

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On Day 4 of the African boxing qualifiers for the Rio Games happening in Cameroon, Ghana’s Suleman Tetteh lost to Warui Peter Mungai of Kenya via a unanimous decision in the quarter finals of the men’s light flyweight 46-49 kg. Tetteh lost 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 on the judges scorecard. Sandyman Emmanuel also lost his bout to Cape Verde’s Davilson ...

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