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A Zambian Judoka Pulled Off the Ultimate Upset at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Zambian judoka Mathews Punza is putting Team Zambia on the map at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

Heading into Rio 2016, Zambian judoka Mathews Punza was a long shot. Ranked 112th in the world, the 28-year-old from Lusaka was going up against the best of the best in judo. Over the weekend, Punza pulled off the unthinkable. Competing in the 66kg weight class of the round of 32 on Sunday, the first-time Olympian defeated the sixth-ranked judoka, Israel’s Golan Pollack, with a 100-0 win. Not only that, he did so REALLY quickly. The entire match took under two minutes.


Many are calling it one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history.

Unfortunately, Punza’s success was short-lived. He took his final bow in Rio later that day when Slovenia’s Adrian Gomboc beat him 101-0 in the last 16 of the competition. But regardless, Punza did has part to put Team Zambia on the map. He’s more than earned his spot in the history books.

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Latest Footage Further Reveals Senselessness Behind Lindani Myeni's Death

Hawaiian police have released graphic body camera footage which reveals that there was no reasonable justification for the killing of South African Lindani Myeni by police last week.

The Honolulu Police Department in Hawaii has recently released the graphic body camera footage which captured Lindani Myeni's last moments. The 29-year-old South African man was killed last week by the police in what they have since alleged was a suspected house burglary. However, details around the death of Myeni have been called into question by the public with the latest video evidence failing to provide any reasonable justification for Myeni having been shot to death by police officers.

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