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2014 Youth Olympics: Martirosyan wins Men’s Weightlifting

Simon Martirosyan (ARM) easily beats out the competition and sets the new Clean & Jerk Youth Record with 221kg.

Tatyana McFadden Named USOC’s Female Athlete of the Month

Tatyana McFadden (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top performances throughout November earned Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Maryland) and wheelchair tennis player David Wagner (San Diego, California) Athlete of the Month recognition, while the U.S. women’s saber team received Team of the Month honors, the United States Olympic […]

China’s Zhou sets clean and jerk world record, wins gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON REED (Reuters) – Chinese weightlifter Zhou Lulu set a clean and jerk world record of 192 kilograms to win gold in the women’s +75kg category at the Asian Games on Friday. Zhou added 2kg to Russian Tatiana Kashirna’s previous mark set last year in Poland. The London Olympics champion also hoisted 142kg in […]

Qatar takes a stand in hijab row at Asiad

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-MIN/SPORTS CHOSUN (Reuters) – The issue of religious freedom took center stage at the Asian Games on Wednesday when Qatari women forfeited a basketball game after refusing to remove the Islamic head scarf, dealing another blow to an event that trumpets diversity and inclusiveness. Organizers of Incheon’s Asian Games, which have welcomed 9,500 […]

Women front and center of Japan’s Asian Games team

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team’s top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women’s sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of captain and flag bearer to women at the could be […]

Incheon Ready to Showcase Cream of Asian sports

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI (Reuters) – An array of Olympians and stars of sports niche and new arrive in the South Korean city of Incheon for the 17th Asian Games this month, bringing together some 10,000 athletes for a 16-day multi-sport spectacular second only in scale to the Summer Olympics. From weightlifting to wushu, rowing to […]

Glasgow revels in Bolt buzz and warm glow

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ANDREW WINNING   (Reuters) – The Glasgow Commonwealth Games proved to be much more than just ‘Friendly’ as Scottish culture, sport and six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt combined to create a memorable 11-day event. The success of the Games was assured with the golden seal of approval from Bolt, the world’s most recognisable athlete, […]

Tracking the Trials: June 14, 2012

Rosters for several U.S. Olympic sports are determined by results from competitions known as trials. They usually are as nerve-wracking for the participants as being on trial. Qualifying for the team can be as joyous as getting acquitted. Meet some athletes for whom their trials was more trial and less error as they earned an […]

John Davis lifts himself into the record books in Helsinki

By Phil Minshull, Special to Universal Sports John Davis is still one of only a small group of weightlifters who have won two gold medals at the Olympic Games, and became just the second man to do so when he won the heavyweight title in 1952. Davis’ domination of his division has lead to many […]

Road To London: Sarah Robles Lifts Her Way To London

A rising star for U.S. Weightlifting, American Sarah Robles hopes to rise to the podium during the Olympic Games in London.

 
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