Gold Medal

Palestinian wins world title

It was a rare international victory for an athlete from the territory of two million people, where world-class training facilities are scarce.

At the Athens event, Hamada, 20, won gold in the 102kg weight class for the snatch lift. He took a bronze medal in total results, which are based on a competitor's best snatch and clean and jerk lifts.

Hamada travelled to the United Arab Emirates in January to prepare for the competition, spending 40 days at a training camp in the Gulf nation. He also trained alongside several world champions at another camp in Russia.

Paralympic gold for Adams continues family's shot put success

Breaking the Paralympic record a total of four times, Lisa eventually triumphed with a best of 15.12m, which she achieved in both the fifth and sixth rounds of the women’s F37 shot put final on Saturday (28).

“It’s a euphoric feeling,” Lisa told Athletics New Zealand. “Happy, relief, proud. Very emotional.”

That emotion could be seen as she celebrated her win with her sister, with Valerie – the two-time Olympic and four-time world shot put champion – watching in the stands of the stadium where she had won her fourth Olympic medal in a competition won by Lijiao Gong.

Fiji 7s creates history clinching back to back Olympic gold

The win brought people out onto the streets in some suburbs back home in Fiji despite a curfew in place as the country battles with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.     

Captain Jerry Tuwai also became the first player in World Rugby history to win successive Olympic gold medal.

Fiji struck first when Sireli Maqala stripped the ball off Joe Webber before passing to Iosefo Masi who took it into contact then gave it to big Meli Derenalagi who dived over in the corner.

Tom Dean takes gold, plus silvers for Duncan Scott and Georgia Taylor-Brown

GB claimed six medals on Tuesday, including two silvers and three bronzes, to take their tally to 13 overall and put them fifth in the medal table.

It more than doubles Britain's previous best medal haul of six after the first four days, achieved at the 2000, 2008 and 2016 Games.

Dean, 21, who contracted Covid for the second time six months ago, edged out compatriot Duncan Scott into second by 0.04secs in the 200m freestyle swimming.

And Georgia Taylor-Brown fought back from a puncture on the last lap of the bike leg to take triathlon silver.

NZ win first gold medals at Pacific Games

The Auckland teenager snatched 94kg and clean and jerked 112kg for a 206kg total, to win all three gold medals in the women's 76kg division.

It really does mean a lot because it just shows that all my hard work is paying off, at the end of the day, and I'm just very pleased with myself and all of my team members."

Samoa win gold and bronze in 50 backstroke

Rova Cheyenne of Fiji won silver, and Samoa had more joy with Jelani Wetzell snatching bronze to see the hosts claim two of the three spots on the podium.

“I couldn’t even see my place, I just heard the cheering,” Stickland laughed. “I’m really proud to do it for the team, and we also had Jelani on the podium as well, so to share it with her was awesome.”

Stowers lifts another gold for Samoa

Feagaiga lifted 124kg a personal best in the Snatch to edge out the 2018 World Champion, Sion Mi Lee from Korea.

Lesila Fiapule finished in 5th place in the same category.

Feagaiga’s gold medal finished off the championship on a high note for the Samoan weightlifters.

Earlier this week, Don Opeloge set a world record and snatched two gold medals at the championships.

The event ended in Suva today.


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Samoan teenager wins weightlifting gold after transgender athlete's withdrawal

Stowers trailed leader Hubbard by 7kg after the snatch, but she went onto claim gold after her New Zealand rival pulled out of the competition with an injured left elbow.

New Zealand's Hubbard, the first transgender athlete to compete at the Commonwealth Games, was expected to win the event easily.

She withdrew after hurting her arm on her final snatch, which saw her miss her attempt at a Commonwealth record of 132kg and twist her elbow as she dropped the bar behind her.

Lifter Sanele Mao scoops gold medal for Samoa

Mao claimed just Samoa's fourth Commonwealth Games gold medal when he hauled a combined 360kg in the men's 105kg class on the Gold Coast today, and second medal of any colour at these games following fellow lifter 18-year-old Don Opeloge's silver at 85kg. 

In honour of his favourite athlete he pulled out, Usain Bolt's trademark lightning bolt celebration after each successful lift, and watched proudly on as the Samoan anthem rung out when his success was confirmed.

"I'm so happy to win a gold medal - the first gold for my team and my country.

Samoa 7s strike Commonwealth Youth Games gold

The first half between Samoa, bronze medallists when they hosted the 2015 edition, and England was a tense affair with the Pacific Islanders only taking the lead late on when Kelvin Masoe (pictured) broke free to score.

Frank Tato then finished off a free-flowing move to give Samoa a 10-0 lead but England ensured a nervous end to the match after Oliver Sleightholme, the son of former England international Jon, touched down to cut the deficit to five points.