weightlifting

London 2012 Olympics: Tuesday viewer’s guide

What to watch and TV listings for Day 11 of the 2012 London Olympics.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 7, 2012

London 2012 Olympics: Monday viewer’s guide

Gabby Douglas, Lolo Jones and the U.S. women's soccer, men's basketball and men's water polo teams are all in action on Day 10 of the London Games.

No medal for American weightlifters

Americans Sarah Robles and Holley Mangold failed to medal in women’s superheavyweight weightlifting, finishing seventh and 10th, respectively. Mangold, a 22-year-old who weighs 330 pounds, said she tore a tendon in her right wrist two weeks ago in training and required intensive rehab and two cortisone shots just to be able to compete in London. […]

Russian weightlifter sets world record

Tatiana Kashirina of Russia has set a new women’s world record of 151 kilograms in the snatch. Kashirina accomplished the feat at the close of a gripping duel with Zhou Lulu of China. Zhou set an Olympic record of 146 kilograms — but Kashirina immediately took it away from her. She asked that the bar be […]

Holley Mangold a bit shaky early

With a shaky start at the Olympic Excel venue, 22-year-old USA weightlifter Holley Mangold successfully snatched 105 kilograms (165.37 pounds) on her second attempt. She took two deep breaths, got the bar above her head and, after a small step sideways, stabilized herself. This was after a failed first attempt when the bar canted forward and […]

Nick Mangold in the house to watch sister

New York Jets center Nick Mangold is at the Excel Center to watch his sister, Holley Mangold, compete in the plus-75kg women’s weightlifting event. Mangold was reluctant to leave Jets training camp for an Olympic jaunt, but changed his mind two days ago at the urging of head coach Rex Ryan. “He told me, ‘It’s […]

London 2012 Olympics: Sunday viewer’s guide

Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray for gold, Usain Bolt looks to defend gold and more Sunday on Day 9 of the London Olympics.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 5, 2012

Olympic sexism roundup: from ‘soft limbs’ to bikini shots

It may be the best Olympics ever for women, but that hasn't stopped the sexist commentary.

London 2012 Olympics: Wednesday viewer’s guide

The men's all-around individual final highlights the list of events to watch on Day 5 of the London Olympics.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 1, 2012

Weightlifter earns gold for North Korea

Kim Un Guk of North Korea took gold in the men’s 62-kilogram competition. He beat out Zhang Jie of China. “The secret is nothing but the support and encouragement from our supreme leader chairman Kim Jong Un,” said Kim after winning, according to the Associated Press. Read the full account here.

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