Athletics

Rio Olympics 2016: Ashton Eaton retains decathlon title to match Daley Thompson

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American Ashton Eaton has become the second man to retain the Olympic decathlon title, winning in Rio to emulate Great Britain’s Daley Thompson. The 28-year-old world record holder equalled the Olympic record – set by Czech Roman Sebrle at Athens 2004 – by scoring 8,993 points in Rio. France’s Kevin Mayer took silver with 8,834, while Canada’s Damian Warner secured ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold

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Usain Bolt won the men’s 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented ‘treble treble’. The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to come home ahead of Canada’s Andre de Grasse and France’s Christophe Lemaitre. Britain’s Adam Gemili clocked the same time as Lemaitre, but was denied his first ...

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Rio 2016 OIympics: Ghana’s female 4x100m relay 8th in heats

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Ghana’s female 4x100m relay team finished 8th in the heats of the event in the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The team was made up of Flings Owusu-Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong, Beatrice Gyaman and Janet Amponsah. The quartet made a time of 43.37 seconds in a heat that was won by Jamaica in a time of 41.79 seconds.       ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Elaine Thompson wins women’s 200m gold

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Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won Olympic gold in the 200m to complete a sprint double in Rio. Thompson, 24, clocked 21.78 seconds to beat Netherlands’ world champion Dafne Schippers by 0.13sec and add the 200m title to the gold she won in the 100m. USA’s Tori Bowie took bronze in 22.15, while Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, 20, ran 22.31 to finish ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: US and NZ runners help each other

New Zealand's Hamblin (left) encourages the injured D'Agostino after the American had helped her earlier (Image credit: Reuters)

An American runner has been praised as a true Olympian after stopping mid-race to help a fallen rival on to her feet. Abbey D’Agostino helped New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin who was lying dazed on the track after the two entangled and fell in the 5,000m heats in Rio. “Get up. We have to finish this,” D’Agostino told her. It was ...

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Emmanuel Dasor 6th in 200m heat

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Emmanuel Dasor finished 6th in the second heat of the men’s 200m event in the ongoing Rio Olympic Games. Dasor started in lane 2 but he failed to make the semi-finals in a time of 20.65 seconds which was slower than the 20.49 he made to qualify for the Games. He was ranked 49th in the event. The heat was ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: David Rudisha retains 800m crown

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David Rudisha retained his Olympic 800m title with an imperious performance. The 27-year-old Kenyan showed his experience to keep his composure after compatriot Alfred Kipketer sprinted clear on the first lap of the race. Rudisha hit the front with about 300m to go as Kipketer started to fade and never looked troubled as he won in one minute 42.15 seconds. ...

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