More Sports Dec 10, 2021

Rira Suzuki grabs silver at weightlifting world championships

Rira Suzuki and Ibuki Takahashi reached the podium at the weightlifting world championships in Uzbekistan on Wednesday, taking silver and bronze, respectively, in the women's 49-kg division. The 23-year-old Suzuki totaled 179 kg — with a 78 kg snatch and 101 kg clean and jerk ...

Rehabbing Miyake named in Olympic weightlifting team

Olympics May 28, 2016

Rehabbing Miyake named in Olympic weightlifting team

Despite injury worries, London Olympics silver-medal winner Hiromi Miyake was named with four other weightlifters to compete in Rio de Janeiro Games on Saturday. Miyake, named to compete in the 48-kg division by the Japan Weightlifting Association, will compete in her fourth straight games. She ...

Olympics Apr 27, 2016

Two-time Olympic weightlifting champion Kono dies at 85

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Tommy Kono died Sunday in Honolulu due to complications from liver disease, the U.S. Olympic Committee said. He was 85. Kono won gold medals at the Olympics in Helsinki in 1952, and Melbourne in 1956, and captured six World Championship titles. ...