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TOKYO (Reuters) - Filipino Eumir Marcial advanced to the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Games middleweight boxing tournament on Thursday after an accidental headbutt opened up a gash above his opponent's eye and forced the referee to stop the bout.
TOKYO (Reuters) -World middleweight boxing champion Lauren Price dominated in her opening bout at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying she was "massively" inspired by Britain's performance in taekwondo, a sport in which she has also competed.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Uzbek flyweight Shakhobidin Zoirov kicked off his Olympic title defence with a comfortable unanimous points victory on Monday while Venezuelan Yoel Finol's bid to improve on his silver medal showing from Rio de Janeiro ended in disappointment.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Five years before Simone Biles was born, Oksana Chusovitina was already an Olympic gold medallist in a sport whose brightest stars often fade early, their bodies battered by years of gruelling training.
CHIBA, Japan (Reuters) - Top-ranked taekwondo champion Lee Dae-hoon lost in the first match of his final Olympics on Sunday, dashing South Korea's best hope for a gold medal in the national sport it once dominated.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines took a first step towards maiden Olympic gold in women's featherweight boxing on Saturday, with a unanimous decision over Marcelat Sakobi Matshu of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
PETALING JAYA: One is excited to compete in her first Olympics. The other has not lost her zeal despite it being her eighth Games.
PETALING JAYA: Different goals but nevertheless one that brings pride and joy to Asia.
(Reuters) - Swimming's world governing body (FINA) said sport's highest court has rejected an appeal from Uzbekistan's federation over its decision to invalidate results from two Olympic qualification meets and that it may now impose sanctions.