Olympic Combat Sports

Rio Olympics: American Jackie Galloway wins bronze in taekwondo

By Adele Jackson-Gibson Aug 20, 2016

At the last Olympics, American taekwondo athlete Jackie Galloway was named an alternate for the U.S. national team. Now four…

Rio Olympics: Oh Hye-Ri wins 67 kg category in taekwondo

By Adele Jackson-Gibson Aug 19, 2016

The crowd roared in Carioca Arena Friday night as the  67-kilogram taekwondo athletes battled on the mat. It was a tight fight…

Rio Olympics: Kimia Alizadeh becomes first woman from Iran to medal

By Adele Jackson-Gibson Aug 19, 2016

In the 57 kg weight class of the taekwondo competition, Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin achieved a major milestone for her country Thursday…

Rio Olympics: Jade Jones defends Olympic title in taekwondo

By Adele Jackson-Gibson Aug 18, 2016

Jade Jones of Wales may only be 23 years old, but she has already seen her share of championship titles.…

Rio: Maroulis becomes the first American woman to win gold in wrestling

By Adele Jackson-Gibson Aug 18, 2016

American wrestler Helen Maroulis shed tears of joy on Thursday night as her victory in the 53 kg weight class meant…

Rio Olympics: Gold medal hopeful Adeline Gray loses in quarterfinals

By Adele Jackson-Gibson Aug 18, 2016

American wrestler Adeline Gray was one of the favorites entering the 75 kg weight class. As a three-time world champion…

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