In Brief: Belgian judoka attacked on Copacabana beach

Belgian judoka attacked on Copacabana beach

Judo medallist Dirk van Tichelt was punched in the face and suffered a black eye after he chased down a cellphone thief on Copacabana beach in Rio.

The Belgian was out celebrating with his training partner on Monday, just hours after winning the Under-73kg bronze in the dojo on Monday, when the incident happened.


Swimming Australia's website in cyber threat

Swimming Australia's website has come under suspected cyber attack in the wake of allegations by the Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton that his Chinese competitor Sun Yang was a drug cheat.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the site is operating in an "under attack" mode and has deployed software to check every browser accessing the page to ensure they are legitimate.


Karapetyan suffers likely elbow dislocation

Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan was rushed to hospital in agony on Wednesday after appearing to dislocate his elbow during the men's 77kg competition.

The 20-year-old was in contention for a bronze when he attempted to lift 195kg in the clean and jerk.


Gary sees Gary claim victory in boxing bow

A boxing-mad father who named all his six sons after himself and dreamt of a family of Olympic champions saw his last hope make a successful Games bow in Rio.

American light-welterweight Gary Russell, 20, climbed into the stands after defeating Richardson Hitchins of Haiti on unanimous points so he could hug his father, also Gary, and his mother.

Gary Sr has six sons and named all of them Gary. At the Beijing Games in 2008, one of them collapsed on the eve of the Games and was unable to compete.


Williams made to wait 90 minutes for ambulance

New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams was reportedly forced to wait nearly 90 minutes for an ambulance after being injured because the driver was lost, as IOC vice-president John Coates described Rio 2016 as the "most difficult" the International Olympic Committee has organised.

Williams, who suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon during New Zealand's surprise 12-14 loss to Japan on Tuesday, was taken from the pitch in a golf cart.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief'. Print Edition | Subscribe