Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey Breaks Women’s Half Marathon World Record

Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke the women’s half marathon world record in Valencia on Oct. 24. Gidey finished the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso with a time of 1:02:52, World Athletics announced. Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich previously set the world record of …

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Australian Cyclist Amanda Reid Breaks World Record at Tokyo Paralympics

Australian cyclist Amanda Reid broke her own world record after winning gold in the C1-C3 500-meter cycling track time trial at the Tokyo Paralympics on Aug. 27. The 24-year-old cyclist finished the race in a “real-time” of 38.487 seconds, which …

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Triple Jump Athlete Hugues Fabrice Zango Wins Burkina Faso’s First-Ever Olympic Medal

Hugues Fabrice Zango won Burkina Faso’s first-ever Olympic medal after claiming bronze in the men’s triple jump final on Aug. 5 in Tokyo. Zango claimed the third spot on the Olympic podium after jumping 17.47 meters in the final, coming …

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Peruth Chemutai Becomes Uganda’s First Female Olympic Medalist

Peruth Chemutai has become the first Ugandan woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport after winning gold in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase on Aug. 4. Chemutai, 22, finished the race in a time of nine minutes and 1.45 …

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Georgian Olympic Weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze Breaks Three World Records

Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze broke three world records after winning gold in the +109-kilogram weightlifting final at the Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 4. Talakhadze set the first world record in the snatch by lifting 223 kilograms, then set the second …

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Tamyra Mensah-Stock Becomes First Black Woman to Win Olympic Wrestling Gold for the U.S.

Tamyra Mensah-Stock made history on Aug. 3 after becoming the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold for the United States in freestyle wrestling. Mensah-Stock won the women’s 68-kilogram freestyle wrestling final against Nigerian Blessing Oborududu with a score …

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American Sydney McLaughlin Sets New World Record in Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles

American Sydney McLaughlin set a new world record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles after winning the Olympic gold in the event on Aug. 4. McLaughlin finished the Olympic hurdles final with a time of 51.46 seconds, beating her previous world …

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Germany Sets New World Record in Women’s Cycling Team Pursuit

Germany set a new world record after winning gold in the Olympic final of the women’s team pursuit in track cycling at the Izu Velodrome on Aug. 3. The German team of Franziska Brausse, Lisa Brennauer, Lisa Klein, and Mieke …

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Netherlands Sets New Olympic Record in Men’s Cycling Team Sprint

Netherlands set a new Olympic record after winning gold in the men’s cycling team sprint at the Izu Velodrome in Tokyo on Aug. 3. The Dutch team of Roy van den Berg, Harrie Lavreysen, and Jeffrey Hoogland — who won …

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