Fatimata Brigitte Diasso of Côte d'Ivoire competes in Women's Long Jump - T11 during day 9 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2016 Rio Paralympics - Day 9

Fatimata Brigitte Diasso of Côte d'Ivoire competes in Women's Long Jump - during day 9 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Cheick Sallah J. Cisse wins gold medal in men’s -80kg taekwondo. This is Côte d'Ivoire's first ever Olympic gold medal. 👏👏👏 Congratulations! #Olympics #Rio2016 (C)Gettyimages

Cheick Sallah J. Cisse wins gold medal in men’s taekwondo. This is Côte d'Ivoire's first ever Olympic gold medal. (C)Gettyimages

Tori Bowie of the United States, Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago and Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast compete in the Women's 100m Semi final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Murielle Ahoure in Athletics - Olympics: Day 8

Tori Bowie of the United States, Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago and Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast compete in the Women's Semi final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (R) of Jamaica is congratuled by Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast in the Women's 100m Semi final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (R) of Jamaica is congratuled by Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast in the Women's 100m Semi final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (C) of Jamaica, Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands compete in the Women's 100m Semi final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (C) of Jamaica, Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands compete in the Women's 100m Semi final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Lutalo Muhammed is devastated to be beaten into second place in the taekwondo final by Cheick Sallah Cisse of the Ivory Coast. 19th August 2016

Lutalo Muhammed is devastated to be beaten into second place in the taekwondo final by Cheick Sallah Cisse of the Ivory Coast.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (R) of Jamaica and Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast compete in the Women's 100m Semi final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (R) of Jamaica and Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast compete in the Women's 100m Semi final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Day 1:  Fencing - Women's Individual Epee - Yiwen Sun of China vs Gbahi Gwladys Sakoa of the Ivory Coast

Fencing - Olympics: Day 1

Yiwen Sun of China (L) in action against Gbahi Gwladys Sakoa (L) of Ivory Coast during the Women’s Individual Epee: round of 32 on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Ivory Coast's Murielle Ahoure looks on after competing in the Women's Round…

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica is congratulated by Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands in the Women's 100m Semi final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica is congratulated by Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands in the Women's 100m Semi final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) — in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Murielle Ahouré of the Ivory Coast competes in the Women’s 200m in Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Murielle Ahouré of the Ivory Coast competes in the Women’s in Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Lutalo Muhammad, left, of Britain, and Cheikh Sallah Cissé of Ivory Coast facing off in the men’s 80-kilogram taekwondo final. Cissé prevailed, 8-6, to capture the gold medal.  Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Rising to the Challenge

Lutalo Muhammad, left, of Britain, and Cheikh Sallah Cissé of Ivory Coast facing off in the men’s taekwondo final. Cissé prevailed, to capture the gold medal. Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

An overview shows Jamaica's Christania Williams Ivory Coast's MarieJosee Ta Lou…

An overview shows Jamaica's Christania Williams Ivory Coast's MarieJosee Ta Lou…

Ivory Coast's flagbearer Murielle Ahoure leads her delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the…

Ivory Coast& flagbearer Murielle Ahoure leads her delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the…

Nneka Okpala (New Zealand)  Kawasaki, Japan - May 8, 2016

Nneka Okpala (New Zealand) Kawasaki, Japan - May 8, 2016

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