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Olympic Year in Review: Photos

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OlympicTalk takes a look back at the year in Olympic sports this week.

Today, we review 50 memorable images of the year, courtesy of The Associated Press, Getty Images, national governing bodies, international sports federations and social media.

Here were last year’s 50 memorable photos.

Check out more of this week’s year-in-review posts here:

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Four Hills Tournament ski jumping
1/4: World champion ski jumper Severin Freund takes off at the Four Hills Tournament in Innsbruck, Austria.
Boston Herald
1/9: The morning after Boston was named the 2024 U.S. Olympic bid city.
Lindsey Vonn
1/19: Lindsey Vonn celebrates after breaking the women’s World Cup wins record.
Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn
1/19: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn kiss after Vonn breaks the women’s record for World Cup wins in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
Gracie Gold, Frank Carroll
1/23: Gracie Gold is weirded out by coach Frank Carroll at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski
2/1: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski cover the Super Bowl.
Bode Miller
2/5: Bode Miller crashes in the World Championships super-G.

Mikaela Shiffrin
2/14: Mikaela Shiffrin en route to winning the World Championships slalom.

Yuzuru Hanyu
3/28: Yuzuru Hanyu at the World Figure Skating Championships.
Javier Fernandez
3/28: Javier Fernandez reacts to winning the World Figure Skating Championships.
London diver
5/3: An intruder dives at the FINA London World Series.
Jordan Burroughs
5/21: Jordan Burroughs wrestles a Cuban opponent in Times Square, New York.
Mo Farah
7/9: Mo Farah reacts after winning a 5000m race in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Daryl Homer
7/14: American Daryl Homer floats at the World Fencing Championships.

Lisandra Guerra
7/18: Cuban track cyclist Lisandra Guerra ends up with a piece of wood in her arm from a fall at the Pan American Games.
Pan American Games boxing
7/21: Boxing at the Pan American Games.

Boston 2024
7/28: The morning after the Boston 2024 bid is dropped.
Water Polo
8/7: The U.S. women’s water polo team celebrates its World Championship.
Alzain Tareq
8/8: Alzain Tareq, 10, of Bahrain competes at the World Swimming Championships.

8/8: Katie Ledecky wins the World Championships 800m freestyle.

Michael Phelps
8/8: Michael Phelps reacts after winning the 100m butterfly at the U.S. Championships.
Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin
8/23: Usain Bolt outleans Justin Gatlin to win the World Championships 100m by .01.
Rolanda Bell
8/24: Rolanda Bell of Panama falls in a 3000m steeplechase heat at the World Championships.
Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin
8/27: Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin share a laugh after the World Championships 200m.
Ashton Eaton
8/29: Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record.

8/30: The U.S. women’s 4x400m relay team does “Charlie’s Angels.”

9/17: Pau Gasol leads Spain past France at EuroBasket, clinching an Olympic berth.

Alison, Bruno, Phil Dalhausser, Nick Lucena
9/30: Beach volleyball stars Alison and Bruno and Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena face off on a helipad in Florida.

10/3: Usain Bolt at Oktoberfest in Munich.

Arthur Zanetti
Unknown date: Brazil gymnast Arthur Zanetti performs on still rings on Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro in a promo shoot. (Adidas)
Kohei Uchimura
10/28: Kohei Uchimura falls off high bar at the World Championships.
Kohei Uchimura
10/28: Kohei Uchimura and Japan celebrate winning the World Championships team title.
Gabby Douglas
10/29: Gabby Douglas performs on balance beam at the World Championships.

Uneven bars
10/31: A four-way tie for gold on uneven bars at the World Gymnastics Championships.

Canadian curler Brad Gushue after this fall at a competition.

Lindsey Vonn
12/4: Lindsey Vonn wins a World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Canada.
Lindsey Vonn
12/12: Lindsey Vonn with Santa Claus after winning a World Cup giant slalom in Sweden.

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J’den Cox repeats as world wrestling champion; Kyle Snyder stunned

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If he wasn’t crowned already, it’s clear U.S. wrestling has a new king.

On a day when Rio Olympic champion Kyle Snyder was upset and London Olympic champ Jordan Burroughs rallied for another bronze medal, J’den Cox repeated as world champion in Kazakhstan.

Cox, the Rio Olympic 86kg bronze medalist, completed a perfect run through the 92kg division — not giving up a point in four matches — by dominating Iranian Alireza Karimi 4-0 in the final. He became the second U.S. man to win an Olympic or world title without surrendering a point in more than 30 years (joining Kyle Dake from last year).

“I don’t know why, but it feels like a ton better [than 2018],” said Cox, whose tattoos include one that reads in Latin, “If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell.” “I made more sacrifices … I wanted to do it better.”

Earlier Saturday, Snyder was shocked by Azerbaijan’s Sharif Sharifov 5-2 in the 97kg semifinals, denying a third straight world final between Snyder and Russian Tank Abdulrashid Sadulayev. Sharifov, the 2012 Olympic 84kg champ, clinched his first world medal in eight years.

Snyder, who in Rio became the youngest U.S. Olympic wrestling champion at age 20, failed to make an Olympic or world final for the first time in his career. He will wrestle for bronze on Sunday, while Sharifov meets Sadulayev for gold.

Burroughs earned his seventh straight world championships medal and second straight bronze. Burroughs, the 2012 Olympic 74kg champion, rebounded from losing to Russian Zaurbeck Sidakov on Friday with a 10-0 technical fall over Japanese Mao Okui.

Burroughs gave up a lead on Sidakov with 1.3 seconds left in the semifinals, a year after Sidakov overtook him as time expired in the quarterfinals.

“A lot of people in 2016 called me a quitter,” said Burroughs, who tearfully missed the medals in Rio, “and I think that after watching the amount of devastation and heartbreak that I’ve taken over the last two years and still being able to come back and take third place is a testament.”

Burroughs, 31, shares third with Adeline Gray on the U.S. list of career world wrestling championships medals, trailing only Bruce Baumgartner and Kristie Davis, who each earned nine.

Burroughs’ bronze ensured he gets a bye into the 74kg final of the Olympic trials in April. But this will be the first time he goes into an Olympic year as anything other than a reigning world champion.

“At this juncture of my career, I feel I’m running out of time,” said Burroughs, who next year will be older than any previous U.S. Olympic wrestling champion. “That can be really scary.”

Dake marched to Sunday’s final in defense of his 2018 World title at 79kg (a non-Olympic weight) by going 23-4 over three matches. Dake, who at Cornell became the only wrestler to win NCAA titles at four weight classes or without a redshirt, gets Azerbaijan’s Jabrayil Hasanov in the final, a rematch of the 2018 gold-medal match.

Next year, Dake must move up to 86kg, where Cox will likely reside, or down to 74kg, where Burroughs has won every U.S. Olympic or world trials dating to 2011. There’s also David Taylor to reckon with. Taylor won the 86kg world title last year but missed this season due to injury.

“We’ve got a guy at 79 kilos that’s going to win a world championship tomorrow,” Burroughs said, smiling, of Dake, “I’m hopefully going to be waiting for [Dake at Olympic trials], healthy and prepared.”

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Alexandra Trusova, 15, becomes first woman to land three quadruple jumps

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Alexandra Trusova established herself as the world’s leading female figure skater … in her first senior international competition.

Trusova, the 15-year-old, two-time world junior champion from Russia, became the first woman to land three quadruple jumps in one international competition program, posting the world’s highest free skate and total scores on the early season.

Trusova previously landed three quads in the free skate at the Russian Federation’s test skates in early September.

She opened Saturday’s free skate with a quadruple Lutz, a quadruple toe loop-triple toe combination and another quad toe to run away from Japanese Olympian Kaori Sakamoto by 44.27 points. Video is here.

She won a lower-level event in Slovakia with 238.69 points, which would have beaten Japan’s top skater, Rika Kihira, and Olympic bronze medalist Yevgenia Medvedeva by more than 14 points at an event last week in Canada. However, judging panels can be more or less forgiving from event to event.

Still, Trusova established herself as a force going into next month’s Grand Prix season. She will face Kihira and Medvedeva at Skate Canada the last week of October.

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