TOKYO (AP) — Australian cyclist Paige Greco earned the first gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics, winning the 3,000-meter pursuit on Wednesday on the track at the velodrome.
It was the first of 24 gold medals up for grabs on Wednesday as the Paralympics got underway in the middle of a pandemic that has seen new cases in Tokyo soar since the Olympics opened just over a month ago.
A Hong Kong primary school plans to set up a HK$4 million (US$513,400) fencing centre on campus to encourage more pupils to pick up the sport, following athlete Edgar Cheung Ka-long's historic victory at the Tokyo Olympics.
TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Thursday, July 29, at the Tokyo Games:
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — An especially grueling training schedule paid off as South Korea beat Italy 45-26 to win the men’s team saber fencing final on Wednesday.
It’s the South Koreans’ first gold of the Tokyo Olympics in a sport other than archery.
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Estonia earned a rare Olympic gold medal after a tense finish in the women’s team épée fencing final against South Korea on Tuesday.
The score was tied 26-26 heading into the final bout between 13th-ranked Katrina Lehis and second-ranked Choi In-jeong.
His name may be on every Hongkonger's lips after his surreal run at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but men's foil hero Edgar Cheung Ka-long has long been collecting elite-level medals under the radar.
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — Mariel Zagunis, the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in fencing, was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the saber event on Monday at the Tokyo Games.
The 2004 and 2008 champion is competing at her fifth Olympics.
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — For Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice, the sting of an Olympic defeat was quickly parried by a stroke of love.
Perez Maurice had just been beaten in the women's saber when her long-time coach and partner Lucas Guillermo Saucedo turned the loss into a surprise marriage proposal.
TOKYO (AP) — Lee Kiefer won the third gold medal for the United States at the Tokyo Olympics and the third fencing gold in the country's history by beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women’s foil final.
Hong Kong primary schools revel in free fencing programmes after Covid-19 year stifles sports development
Students from Hong Kong primary schools could be following in the footsteps of star athletes like Vivian Kong Man-wai and Edgar Cheung Ka-long thanks to a free, citywide fencing scheme.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Russia's Yana Egorian won the women's sabre, denying longtime rivals Sofya Velikaya and Olha Kharlan an individual Olympic gold medal to add to their numerous world titles. Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first U.S.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Police in suburban Minneapolis fired at a man they say was shooting his gun from a pedestrian bridge before he took his own life.
Officers responded to a report of a man walking with a gun in Bloomington about 6:15 p.m.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Legislature is considering allocating about $1 million toward permanent fencing around most of the state Capitol building in downtown Denver in response to vandalism during protests last year, a newspaper reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid strong bipartisan pushback, security officials say they will soon scale back fencing that has circled the U.S. Capitol and cut off the entire area to pedestrian and vehicular traffic since a mob attacked the building on Jan.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Crews have set up fencing around a federal courthouse in downtown Portland on Sunday just days after removing the barriers following multiple protests and vandalism on and around the building, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a possible threat against the Capitol (all times local):
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf says security fencing that encircles the state Capitol building will remain in place through the end of the current legislative session on March 20 on the advice of state security officials including New Mexico State Police.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police officials told congressional leaders the razor-wire topped fencing around the Capitol should remain in place for several more months as law enforcement continues to track threats against lawmakers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday.