Carsten Warholm from Norway won gold at the Olympics. He was the first person to break a world record in the 400m hurdles. Rye Benjamin from USA was second, and Alyson Dos Santos from Brazil took bronze.
Malaika Mihambo, the German long jumper won her second Olympic medal with a jump of 7 meters. American Brittney Reese who was in second place failed to match this result and finished in silver position. Lastly Nigerian Ese Brume received bronze.
German women won a gold medal, and they were the fastest. Next came the British cyclists. The USA got bronze and Hungary got silver in men’s kayak single sculls repechage.
At the Olympics, medals were given for sailing. Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell are champions in the 49th FX class. Martina Grael and Kaena Kunz are champions in women’s boats. China leads the medal standings with 52 medals. The USA is second with 44 medals, followed by Japan with 41 medals. Russia is fifth place with 52 medals.
Best result in qualification
Pedro Pichardo earned the best result in men’s triple jump qualification, with a distance of 17.71 meters. His compatriots Nelson Evora and 2008 Olympic champion Fabrice Zango couldn’t make it to finals and ended as 12th qualifier respectively, both jumping 16.83 meters.
The 1500 meter race saw many of the favorites automatically advance to the semi-finals, including champions Timothy Cheruiyot (Kenya) and Matthew Centrowitz (USA) as well as European record holder Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway). Even though Sufian El Bakkali did not finish due to a fall, two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis qualified further in time.
In the javelin throw, two-time Olympic champion Barbora Špotáková of the Czech Republic did not qualify. The best result was by junior European champion Maria Andreiczyk of Poland with 65.24 m. None of the men’s sprinters beat 20 seconds in the 200-meter qualifying heat. Kenneth Bednarek had the best time, 20:01. Mariledy Paulino from Dominican Republic was twice as fast as women’s 50:06 but six-time Olympic champion Allison Felix from USA qualified in fourth place.