Christian Taylor of the USA during the men's triple jump final in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange on August 16. US finished 1-2, with Christian Taylor snaring gold with a 17.86m first jump, and teammate Will Claye taking silver .
Here's how everyone reacted to the epic contest. Andrew Bogut's facilitation and leadership again stood out as his ability to generate offense opened up the floor to give the Boomers plenty of good looks as they shot 50% on the night. The entire Aussie team, however, earnt the respect of all who watched. "That was the story of the game, and for Team USA it wasn't a warming one". The Americans bounced back from a first-half deficit to avoid the upset, but Australia, led by Patty Mills' ...
They had raced to drain green-tinged water out of the pool overnight at a venue that has embarrassed Rio organizers. According to the New York Times , somebody accidentally added 160 litres of hydrogen peroxide on August 5 to the pool used for diving, which neutralized the chlorine and caused it to turn green.
It was a day that heralded in the new guard, both in a sporting and individualistic sense, across a remarkable range of sports. Louis Smith, who had to settle for pommel-horse silver once again, wept during the ceremony, although less with disappointment than relief.
He denies making those comments and also rejects claims he referred to Paralympic cyclists as "wobblies" and "gimps". The British women's track cycling team had to warn their gold medal winning male counterparts to keep out of their room at the Olympic Games village in Rio.
The 21-19 21-19 win for Srikanth, ranked 11th in the world, lifted the sagging spirits of India on the 10th day of competitions as he became the second shuttler after Parupalli Kashyap in the London Games four years ago to reach the last eight in men's singles.