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Batyrgaziev, Ragan make Olympic history for pro boxers

Aug. 05, 2021 05:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Albert Batyrgaziev became the first professional boxer to win an Olympic gold medal Thursday when the 23-year-old Russian conquered the featherweight division by beating Duke Ragan, a fellow pro. And though Batyrgaziev knows he made history and both of...

Olympics Latest: Britain’s Walls wins track cycling omnium

Aug. 05, 2021 05:47 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 Britain’s Matthew Walls won the opening scratch race of...

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...

Punching out of it: USA Boxing has Olympic revival in Tokyo

Aug. 04, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Richard Torrez Jr. went into the Olympic boxing ring Wednesday with a game plan jointly concocted over the phone by his father back home in central California and by Billy Walsh, his national team's head coach in Tokyo. The 22-year-old super heavyweight...

Olympics Latest: Women's semifinals set in beach volleyball

Aug. 03, 2021 10:09 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: ___ The women’s semifinals are set in beach volleyball after a pair of upsets. ...

Clean, repeat: At Tokyo Games, virus is Olympians' chief foe

Aug. 03, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Holding each other tighter than lovers, the wrestlers smear each other with sweat, spittle and — when they inadvertently cut each other — sometimes blood. Lungs heaving, mouths agape, they huff and puff into each others' flushed faces. On their glistening bodies, it's...

Olympics Latest: Belarus runner says team forcing departure

Aug. 01, 2021 10:27 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: ___ Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to...

Olympic women's boxing is bigger, deeper, better in Tokyo

Jul. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — About 15 minutes after Nesthy Petecio clinched the Philippines' first-ever medal in Olympic women's boxing, Irma Testa laughed with joy when she achieved the same history for Italy. When Sena Irie also clinched Japan's landmark first women's boxing medal a...

Olympics Latest: Germany wins another equestrian gold

Jul. 27, 2021 09:35 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 The German dressage team won its ninth gold medal in the...

In an Olympic first, teamwork is the thing for Mongolia

Jul. 26, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For decades, Mongolia sent mostly boxers, judokas and wrestlers to the Olympics — athletes doing solo work that, in many ways, reflected the spirit of a nation known for wide-open spaces and a sense of nomadic individualism. This year, though, teamwork is...