Latest Women's martial arts News

Volkanovski, Shevchenko defend at UFC 266; Lawler stops Diaz

Sep. 26, 2021 03:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski defended his featherweight title with a bloody, tumultuous unanimous decision over Brian Ortega, and Valentina Shevchenko defended her flyweight belt with a fourth-round stoppage of Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on Saturday night. Nick...

Nick Diaz returns at UFC 266, still angry and conflicted

Sep. 24, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Diaz is a 38-year-old mixed martial artist who hasn't competed in nearly seven years and hasn't won a fight in a decade. He is also the biggest star on the card and the most compelling reason to watch UFC 266. That's not an indictment of Alexander...

Seven female Afghan taekwondo athletes resettle in Australia

Sep. 21, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A sports association official says seven female taekwondo athletes who fled Taliban-controlled Afghanistan have resettled in Melbourne. Australian Taekwondo’s chief executive Heather Garriock said Wednesday the women are completing...

Japan has its best Olympic medal haul: 27 gold, 58 overall

Aug. 08, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Despite the pandemic, the one-year delay and the soaring costs, the Japanese public may still find a sweet spot for the Tokyo Olympics, the way it did for the storied 1964 Games. Why? A historic haul of medals. Japan had its best...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, August 7

Aug. 07, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games: ___ ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM FREE Svetlana Romashina has won the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career by leading the...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

Olympic Latest: Canada wins 1st gold in women's soccer

Aug. 06, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Canada won its first Olympic gold medal in women’s...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

Sánchez leads first 3 champions in karate's Olympic debut

Aug. 05, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sandra Sánchez was the perfect person to stand atop the medal podium at the Budokan triumphantly wearing the first Olympic gold medal in karate. Just like karate itself, the 39-year-old Spanish champion waited many years for the opportunity to reach the...

Olympics Latest: World champ Dutch out in women's handball

Aug. 04, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ World champion the Netherlands is out of the women’s handball competition at the Tokyo...