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American Taylor leaps to second Olympic gold

American Taylor leaps to second Olympic gold

Very little changed in the fourth and fifth rounds at the top, with neither Claye or Taylor improving on their first round jumps. To cap a memorable day for the triple jumper, she gratefully accepted. His family was just as shocked. He said they'd work it out after the day of competition. "No one knew. It was pretty cool". Chinese divers Qin Kai and He Zi became engaged after Qin proposed following her silver medal win.


Carmelo Anthony becomes the United States' all-time leading scorer in the Olympics

Carmelo Anthony becomes the United States' all-time leading scorer in the Olympics

The Americans, who had barely broken a sweat in Brazil, trailed early in the fourth quarter before Anthony hit a flurry of 3-pointers to put the Americans on top. Aussie legend ( and one-time Spur ) Andrew Gaze theorized that Australia, heading into their group-stage match against overwhelming gold-medal favorites Team USA , would hold back some aspect of their gameplan, "Pop-style" , in anticipation of a potential second meeting in the knockout rounds.



Jake Dalton of Sparks finishes sixth in floor exercise at the Olympics

The 27 year-old from Eye was accused of sulking when Whitlock pipped him to the gold medal and others posted footage online claiming Smith allegedly said: "That's bull**** man" as he lost. The 41-year-old said she was still enjoying the competition and she's even looking forward to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. I am so happy. I was able to overcome that and this is a great result for me.



Bradley Wiggins: Cyclist wins gold to become Britain's most-decorated Olympian

And, although he is retiring, Wiggins will always ride his bike. Achieving all he has, after all, has required great dedication and brought great strain before he succeeded in his latest bid for glory. The independent review will conclude after the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. "Bradley's a freak of nature!" And maybe Froome will if he wins two more Tour de Frances to become one of the true greats of the most prestigious cycle race of them all.


Rio Olympics: Shuttler Sindhu enters women's singles quarters

Rio Olympics: Shuttler Sindhu enters women's singles quarters

In the quarter-finals, Srikanth will face an enormous task of beating two-time defending champion and five-time world champion Lin Dan of China. The former China Open champion Srikanth played without any pressure and was in an attacking mode from the start and took 42 minutes to wrap up the match in his favour.



Back to blue at troubled Olympic aquatics venue

On Saturday, officials started draining and refilling one of the affected pools-the one used for synchronized swimming, a sport that requires underwater visibility. Rio 2016 director of communications Mario Andrada said: "We changed the water of the synchronised swimming pool, the big pool, and water polo's moving to the Aquatics Stadium as planned, and the pool's as it should this morning".