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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Martial Arts

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Martial Arts

Summer Olympics: Complete Judo, Taekwondo Coverage

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Taekwondo: China's Zheng Takes Gold, US's Galloway Bronze

Taekwondo: China's Zheng Takes Gold, US's Galloway Bronze

USA's Jackie Galloway was eliminated in the taekwondo semifinals in the +67kg weight class at the Rio Olympics on Saturday. The Southern Methodist University student fights for bronze at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Taekwondo Star Lopez Falls in Quarterfinals

Taekwondo Star Lopez Falls in Quarterfinals

More than two decades after first competing in an Olympics game, Steven Lopez's age finally caught up to him. Lopez, a 37-year-old taekwondo legend who has won two gold medals, won his first match in Rio in the...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Taekwondo: Jones Defends Title; Jordan Gets 1st Medal

Taekwondo: Jones Defends Title; Jordan Gets 1st Medal

Britain's defending taekwondo champion Jade Jones hung onto her title. Jordan's Ahmad Abughaush gave his country its first Olympic medal with a surprising run to the gold. In an action-packed fight Thursday, the...

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Taekwondo: S. Korea Wins 1st Gold of Rio Olympics

Taekwondo: S. Korea Wins 1st Gold of Rio Olympics

South Korea claimed the first taekwondo gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday, restoring some pride to the country that invented the sport. Seventh-ranked Sohui Kim defeated Tijana Bogdanovic of...

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

The Lopez Family Still Pursuing Olympic Taekwondo Quests

The Lopez Family Still Pursuing Olympic Taekwondo Quests

Since 1999, whenever a baby arrives in the Lopez family in the year before an Olympics, Steven Lopez wins a medal in taekwondo. It's a trend he hopes to continue on Friday, when he competes on the Olympic stage...

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Gymnastics Beer Cups Are Hottest Souvenir of Rio Olympics

Gymnastics Beer Cups Are Hottest Souvenir of Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Will Rodriguez put his collectible cup down just for a second, then — swoosh! — it was swiped.

Friday, Aug 12, 2016

Egyptian Judo Fighter Booed, Refuses to Shake Israeli Rival's Hand

Egyptian Judo Fighter Booed, Refuses to Shake Israeli Rival's Hand

Middle Eastern politics spilled onto the judo mat Friday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when Islam El Shehaby of Egypt refused to shake hands with his winning opponent, Or Sasson of Israel.

Friday, Aug 12, 2016

Teddy Riner Wins Another Gold in Olympic Judo

Teddy Riner Wins Another Gold in Olympic Judo

Six years undefeated, two Olympic gold medals won, and more to come. French heavyweight Teddy Riner, a record-eight time world judo champion, earned a second straight gold Friday in the sport's final event of...

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

US Judoka Kayla Harrison is Golden Again

US Judoka Kayla Harrison is Golden Again

Kayla Harrison fought her way to judo history. Again. Harrison became the first American to defend an Olympic judo title when she forced France's Audrey Tcheumeo to tap out in the final of 78-kg competition at...

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