The fastest man in the world gets his triple triple
Usain Bolt became the first man ever to win all three sprint events at three Games when the Jamaican team took the Gold in the 4 x 100m relay today. Bolt, 29, also won the 100m and 200m in Rio, and won all three sprint events in Beijing and London. What a way to finish an amazing Olympic career! “There you go. I’m the greatest,” he said, without an ounce of modesty .. but there again, if you are the fastest man in the world, who needs modesty?
Japan won the Silver, which came as a little bit of a surprise, and Canada crept into third place and a Bronze medal, after the US team was disqualified after a faulty baton exchange.
Canadian Race Walker is awarded the Bronze and then loses it again
Canadian Race Walker, Evan Dunfee, lost momentum after colliding with Hirooki Arai of Japan in the last 2km of the 50k race. Athletics Canada appealed the result after the race, and Dunfee was awarded the bronze, but shortly after Japan successfully countered the appeal and the decision was reversed, giving Arai the bronze.
Canada held onto the Bronze in the Women’s Soccer
Deanne Rose and Christine Sinclair scored to give the Canadian women’s soccer team back-to-back Olympic bronze medals after today’s 2-1 victory over host team, Brazil.
US takes the gold for the women’s 4x100m relay
US won the women’s 4 x 100m relay and Allyson Felix became the first woman to college 5 gold medals in athletics.
An exciting day at the Rio Olympics, and a few more podium places for Canada, which now puts us in 10th place with 21 medals. The USA is comfortably placed at the top of the table with 105 medals, China in 2nd place with 65, closely followed by Team GB with 60.