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Archive for July 2016

Egypt’s best-ever Olympian Karam Gaber in twilight of troubled career – News – Rio 2016 – Ahram Online

“Egypt’s all-time greatest Olympian Karam Gaber has missed out on the chance of becoming even greater after being denied the opportunity to feature at this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “

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Written by Jason Bryant

July 31, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Kurt Angle’s Olympic miracle 20 years on – how ex-WWE star won gold with ‘a broken freakin’ neck’ – ESPN.com

“LONDON — Kurt Angle glanced for a brief moment at the picture staring back at him.

It was him, 15 years younger, hand on heart standing in front of the Stars and Stripes. Only a winged eagle perched on his shoulders would have made him look more patriotic.”

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July 31, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Poquoson native Jason Bryant headed to Rio – Daily Press

“Ties to the 757: Born in Newport News, grew up in Poquoson and graduated from Poquoson High School in 1997. … graduated from Old Dominion University in 2004. … worked in numerous capacities, including copy editor and page designer, at the Daily Press from 1996-2005.”

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July 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm

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Olympic Games preview in men’s freestyle at 125 kg/275 lbs. – TheMat.com

“Winning the last two World Championship gold medals has been Taha Akgul of Turkey, who also boasts a 2013 World bronze medal. Akgul has won three European Championships plus the 2015 European Games and also won two World University gold medals. He has been dominant in many of his matches against top rivals, giving him great confidence going into Rio.”

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July 31, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder, who has won at every level, is going for gold in Rio | Buckeye Xtra Sports

“Stephen and Tricia Snyder saw the ad for a local wrestling club in their Woodbine, Maryland, neighborhood 15 years ago, considered the household breakables and decided to take their rambunctious 5-year-old son Kyle in for a test grapple.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

July 31, 2016 at 11:23 am

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UFC 201 results: Tyron Woodley knocks out Robbie Lawler, claims welterweight belt – MMA Fighting

“The upheaval at the top of the UFC continues unabated.

Tyron Woodley scored a stunning knockout victory over Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 201 on Saturday night, needing just 2:12 to knock out Lawler and claim the UFC welterweight championship at Atlanta’s Philips Arena.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

July 31, 2016 at 12:54 am

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Wrestling Federation of India declares Narsingh Yadav’s Rio chances are over – SportsKeeda

“Officials said in a statement that their focus had moved from the Olympics to help the wrestler salvage his career. “The kind of mental stress he has undergone in the last 10 days cannot be undone in even 10 months. Olympics is not just another tournament, you need both physical and mental strength to perform well there. We believe in his innocence but we also admit that we do not feel he is in any shape to be a strong medal contender any more. What we want now is to ensure that he comes out of this mess and starts working towards the 2020 Games,” they said.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

July 31, 2016 at 12:53 am

Posted in Wrestling News