RIO 2016 is in full action. The athletes and coaches are under extreme pressure. Many rise up to the challenge and others are unable to endure the stress.
Here are some updates in compaction.
- USA has so far won the most medals, with 11 Gold, 11 Silver and 10 Bronze.
- Team China is trying to catch up on Team USA with its second place position
- Team Kosovo had its first Olympic medalist and she won gold. Her name is Majlinda Kelmendi, in Judo.
- Oksana Chusovitina from Uzbekistan is 41-years-old and the oldest woman to ever compete in Olympic gymnastics. She’s not only breaking age stereotypes, but her performance has so far been excellent, qualifying her to the vault finals
- Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani, won the first ever Olympic Gold medal for both Kuwait and (officially) the Independent Olympic Athletes team.
- Sara Ahmed won Egypt’s first bronze medal for weightlifting in the 69 kg finals. Weightlifter Mohamed Ihab also won Egypt’s second bronze medal in the 77 kg men’s weightlifting event, lifting 361 kg.
- Judoka Sergiu Toma won bronze in judo for UAE in the men’s under 81 kg category.
Some Saudi Arabian athletes have already competed
- Joud Fahmy, a Judo competitor was unfortunately eliminated at round 32
- Sulaiman Hamad, also a Judo competitor, got eliminated at round 32 as well.
- Atallah Alanzai was ranked 32nd out of 46 participants in 10m-air pistol. He also competed in the men’s 50m- pistol and ranked 20th overall
- Mohsen Al Duhaylib was ranked 8th in the men’s weightlifting final.
- Lubna Al-Omair competed in fencing against Brazilian fencer Rochel but did not advance, however made her country proud.
There are still a few more athletes awaiting their appearance in the games
- Sultan Mabarak Al-Dawoodi will be competing in the men’s disc throw on Aug. 12.
- Sarah Attar will be competing in track marathon, on the Aug. 14.
- Kariman Abuljadayel and Ali Al-Deraan will both respectively be competing in track on the Aug. 12
- Abdullah Abkar Mohammed will appear on Aug. 13 on the track.