Egyptian Judo Athlete Refuses Handshake After Losing to Israeli

Photo Egypt’s Islam El Shehaby, in blue, with Israel’s Or Sasson after their judo match Friday. Credit Markus Schreiber/Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — An Egyptian judoka declined to shake hands with his Israeli opponent after their match on Friday, eliciting jeers from the crowd. Read more [...]

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 [...]

Judo Chief Dislikes Plan to Move Sport to Winter

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Years After His Heyday, Thailand’s Favorite Son Returns to Home Ring

Rob Cox Somluck Kamsing, right, fought Jomhod Kiatadisak last month in Bangkok as part of a string of comeback fights there. BANGKOK — Before his Olympic gold medal, before his sponsorship deals, his movies and his music, Somluck Kamsing was one of thousands of young muay Thai fighters from Isan, Thailand’s poorest region Read more [...]

Taekwondo’s 1-2-3: Kick, Punch and What?

LONDON — Confusion reigned at the Olympic taekwondo competition this week. Sara Basharmal, a spectator, was confused because she did not understand why the referee kept separating the competitors, barking what might have been instructions at them, and then letting them fight some more. Read more [...]