With Seconds to Spare, Katinka Hosszu Sets Medley Record

Photo Katinka Hosszu set a world record in the women’s 400-meter individual medley Saturday night. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times After repeated frustration on the sport’s biggest stage, Katinka Hosszu of Hungary crushed the world record in the women’s 400-meter individual medley Saturday night to capture gold for the first Olympic medal of her career. Hosszu, known as the Iron Lady for her grueling schedule, led all the way and touched in 4 minutes 26.36 seconds, eclipsing the record of 4:28.43 held by Ye Shiwen of China Read more [...]

Money, Lust and Kung Fu: Shaolin’s ‘C.E.O. Monk’ Is Under Fire

Photo Students practicing kung fu at the Shaolin Tagou School, one of the private academies near the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, China, in November 2014. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times DENGFENG, China — Incense drifting through ancient cedars. Saffron-robed monks, limbs a blur of movement, making quick work of imagined enemies. Read more [...]

Burroughs Wins First Wrestling Gold for U.S.

LONDON — Jordan Burroughs gave the United States its first wrestling gold medal of the London Games, winning the men’s 74-kilogram freestyle final against Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi of Iran, 1-0, 1-0. Burroughs, who grew up in New Jersey, has won 38 straight freestyle matches since leaving the University of Nebraska. LEAVING EMPTY-HANDED A day after his sister Diana lost her first-round taekwondo fight, Steven Lopez fell in his opening bout in the men’s under-80-kilogram division, ending his hopes for a third Olympic title. Read more [...]