Names of (some of the) Olympic firsts and world record breakers on Days 10-13

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Not so much world record breakers this time around but, oh my, loads more Olympic firsts keep coming in at the same time and more of those that I’ve missed out are now added onto this post, so brace yourselves for a smorgasbord of names.
Unlike the last 3 posts, for various reasons, I am restricting the number of people that will be shown in this post, though I might be able to add the deliberately missed out Olympic firsts and those that I’ve found after I’ve posted this in another post.
So, let’s begin with the names of:

WORLD RECORD BREAKERS

Anita Włodarczyk (Poland) – competed in women’s hammer throw in athletics, set a new world record of 82.29m
Lasha Talakhadze (Georgia) – competed in men’s +105kg weightlifting, set a new world record of 215kg in snatch

MISSED OUT OLYMPIC FIRSTS

Jack Laugher & Chris Mears (Great Britain) – competed in men’s 3m synchronised springboard, first British divers to win an Olympic gold medal
Max Whitlock (Great Britain) – competed in men’s floor and pommel horse in gymnastics, first British gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal (well, 2 to be more accurate)

OLYMPIC FIRSTS

Ruth Jebet (Bahrain, originally Kenya) – competed in women’s 3000m steeplechase in athletics, first Olympian competing for Bahrain to win an Olympic gold medal
Robson Conceição (Brazil) – competed in men’s lightweight boxing, first Brazilian boxer to win an Olympic gold medal
Isaquias Queiroz (Brazil) – competed in men’s C-1 1000m canoeing, first Brazilian canoeist to win an Olympic medal
Tonči Stipanović (Croatia) – competed in men’s laser class sailing, first Croatian sailor to win an Olympic medal
Ivana Španović (Serbia) – competed in women’s long jump in athletics, first Serbian athlete to win an Olympic medal
Davor Štefanek (Serbia) – competed in men’s Greco-Roman 66kg wrestling, first Serbian wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal
Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia) – competed in men’s Keirin in cycling, first Malay cyclist to win an Olympic medal
Ruslan Nurudinov (Uzbekistan) – competed in men’s 105kg weightlifting, first Uzbekistani weightlifter to win an Olympic gold medal
Inna Osypenko-Radomska (Azerbaijan) – competed in women’s K-1 200m canoe spring, first Azerbaijani canoeist to win an Olympic medal
Patimat Abakarova (Azerbaijan) – competed in women’s 49kg Taekwondo, first Azerbaijani Taekwondo practitioner to win an Olympic medal
Santiago Lange & Cecilia Carranza Saroli (Argentina) – competed in Nacra 17 sailing, first Argentine sailors to win an Olympic gold medal
Marwa Amri (Tunisia) – competed in women’s freestyle 58kg wrestling, first Tunisian wrestler to win an Olympic medal
Šime Fantela & Igor Marenić (Croatia) – competed in men’s sailing 470, first Croatian sailors to win an Olympic gold medal
Misaki* Matsutomo & Ayaka** Takahashi (Japan) – competed in women’s doubles badminton, first Japanese badminton players to win an Olympic gold medal
Marko Tomićević & Milenko Zorić (Serbia) – competed in men’s K-2 1000m canoeing, first Serbian canoeists to win an Olympic medal
Henri Schoeman (South Africa) – competed in men’s triathlon, first South African triathlete to win an Olympic medal
Dalilah Muhammad (United States) – competed in women’s 400m hurdles in athletics, first American athlete to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Ahmad Abughaush (Jordan) – competed in men’s 68kg taekwondo, first Jordanian competitor to win an Olympic gold medal
Helen Maroulis (United States) – competed in women’s 53kg freestyle wrestling, first American wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Sara Kolak (Croatia) – competed in women’s javelin throw in athletics, first Croatian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Julio César La Cruz (Cuba) – competed in men’s light heavyweight boxing, first Cuban boxer to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Hannah Mills & Saskia Clark (Great Britain) – competed in women’s 470 in sailing, first British sailors to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Peter Burling & Blair Tuke (New Zealand) – competed in men’s 49er in sailing, first sailors from New Zealand to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Zhao Shuai*** (China) – competed in men’s 58kg taekwondo, first Chinese taekwondo practitioner to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Kim So-hui (South Korea) – competed in women’s 49kg taekwondo, first South Korean taekwondo practitioner to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Omar McLeod (Jamaica) – competed in men’s 110m hurdles in athletics, first Jamaican athlete to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Marcus Walz (Spain) – competed in men’s K-1 1000m canoeing, first Spanish canoeist to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Kristina Vogel (Germany) – competed in women’s sprint cycling, first German cyclist to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Marit Bouwmeester (Netherlands) – competed in Laser Radial sailing, first Dutch sailor to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Artur Aleksanyan (Armenia) – competed in men’s Greco-Roman 98kg wrestling, first Armenian wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal at that event
Argentina’s men’s field hockey tournament team:
Juan Manuel Vivaldi
Gonzalo Peillat
Juan Ignacio Gilardi
Facundo Callioni
Lucas Rey
Matías Paredes
Joaquín Menini
Lucas Vila
Ignacio Ortiz
Juan Martín López
Juan Manuel Saladino
Matías Rey
Manuel Brunet
Agustín Mazzilli
Lucas Rossi
Pedro Ibarra
– Reserves: Isidoro Ibarra, Luca Masso & Tomás Santiago

* – the kanji used in her name are written as 美佐紀, 美 meaning “beautiful, beauty,” 佐 meaning “assistant, help” and 紀 meaning “account, chronicle, history.”¹
** – the kanji used in her name are written as 礼華, 礼 meaning “ceremony, salute” and 華 meaning “flower, petal.”¹
*** – the character in his name is written as 帅 which means “commander(-in-chief).”²

The results from the last 3 polls are the following as of the time of this writing:

  • In the first poll, Rafael is ranked first with 59%, followed by Joseph, Paul and Florin in joint second at 41% (shame that Horia hasn’t been voted on at all but I wouldn’t doubt whatsoever that ‘whore’ sprang up to many people’s minds, particularly the English-spreaking ones).
  • In the second poll, Lidia is ranked first with 67%, followed by Mónica and Kathleen “Katie” in joint second at 48%.
  • In the third poll, Simone and Lukáš rank first with 53% and 47% respectively, followed by Inès and Jun in second place with 47% and 26% & Ksenia and Fehaid (not Izzat, see update on previous post) in third place with 42% and 11%.

On Behind the Name right now are four polls related to this post, the first being the female WR-breakers and Olympic firsts, the next two being the male ones and the fourth being the names from the Argentinian men’s field hockey team for the Olympics.

Sources:
Wikipedia, some of the articles used include:

Jisho.org¹
Erik Peterson’s Chinese Character Dictionary²

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