She calls the recently concluded Games the proudest moment in her eight-year tenure and says "this ending is beyond expectation".
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TOKYO (AFP) - Ayaka Takahashi, who won Japan's first-ever badminton Olympic gold with her doubles partner in Rio 2016, has retired conceding she no longer has the "inner fire" to compete.
LONDON (AFP) - British Gymnastics launched a strong defence of its procedures on Tuesday (July 28) after Amy Tinkler claimed the governing body had taken too long to deal with her complaint over bullying and abuse.
July 16 (REUTERS, AFP) - American sprinter Deajah Stevens, who reached the 2016 Rio Olympics 200 metres final, was banned 18 months for missing anti-doping tests and will be ineligible for next year's Tokyo Games, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday (July 16).
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Joseph Schooling is now the fastest in the world for the 100m fly this year - see how he did it, and who he’s facing in the finals from 9.12am on Saturday morning (Aug 13).
South-east Asia's athletes failed to bring home gold from the London 2012 games. Meet the star athletes who have endured years of gruelling training and strict diets for a hopeful podium finish at Rio 2016 - and who carry an entire region's dreams for gold on their shoulders.