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Olympic Updates 2016 : 19 August

Day 13: 2016 Rio Olympic Highlights, Medal Count & Records


India’s PV Sindhu defeated the third-seeded Japanese and World No. 2 Wang Yihan by 21-19, 21-10 in just 49 minutes of the women’s badminton singles event (semi-finals). With this victory, Sindhu has assured a silver or gold medal for India at the ongoing Rio Olympics 2016. In addition to this, Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi won the women’s doubled gold medal in Badminton. With this, the dup has secured their nation’s first ever Olympic Games Badminton title. They defeated the Danish duo Christinna Pedersen and Kamila Rytter Juhl by 18-21, 21-9, 21-19 at the Riocentro.

10m Platform

China’s Ren Qian won gold medal in the women’s 10m platform. The victory has made Qian the youngest medal winner at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She scored a total of 39.25 points and attained victory at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. She defeated her 17-year-old counterpart Si Yajie, who scored 419.40 points and claimed the silver medal. The bronze medal went to Canada’s Meaghan Benfeito.

Hurdles Event

USA’s Kerron Clement won the gold medal in men’s 400m Hurdles. He defeated Kenya’s Bonifcae Tumuti, who took away the silver medal and Turkey’s Yasmani Copello, who earned the bronze medal. Clement clocked 47.73 seconds and won by a mere 0.05 seconds. This victory has been Clement’s first major championship medal ever since he won the 2009 world title. On the women’s part, USA’s Dalilah Muhammad won the gold medal in women’s 400metres Hurdles. While Denmark’s Sara Slott Petersen won the silver medal, the bronze medal was won by USA’s Ashley Spencer.


Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won the gold medal in men’s 200 metres race. He crossed the line in 19.78 seconds at the race held at the Rio Olympic Stadium. Bolt, as the Rio 100 metres champion, defeated Canada’s Andre de Grasse, who took the silver medal and France’s Christophe Lemaitre, who claimed the bronze medal at the event. Bolt would now be heading to all three sprint golds in the 4x100 metres relay race. In the Women’s 800m, South Africa’s Caster Semenya has qualified for the women’s 800 metres final. She won the third of three semi-finals in just 58.15 seconds. She defeated Britain’s Lynsey Sharp, who was chasing her over the line.

Men’s featherweight 58-68kg taekwondo

Jordan’s Ahmad Abughaush defeated Russia’s Alexey Denisenko by 10-6 to win the gold medal in men’s featherweight 58-68kg taekwondo event. The bronze medals were won by South Korea’s Lee Daehoon and Joel Gonzalez Bonilla of Spain.

Women’s featherweight

Britain’s Jade Jones defeated Spain’s Eva Calvo Gomes 16-7 to win the gold medal in women’s featherweight 49-57kg taekwondo final competition. The bronze medals were won by Iran’s Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin and Egypt’s Hedaya Wahba.


Cuba’s Julio Cesar La Cruz defeated Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Niyazymbetov in the Light-heavyweight Olympic Boxing championship. La Cruz easily took the first two rounds on the scorecard and barred a knockout. Currently, Cuba has become the winner of a gold medal in all 12 men’s weight categories in the boxing event.


Javelin Throw

Croatia’s Sara Kolak won the gold medal in women’s Javelin Throw final. With this victory, Kolak has set a national record with her fourth attempt of 66.18 metres. Moreover, South Africa’s Sunette Viljoen won the silver medal and Czech Republic’s Barbora Spotakova settled for a bronze medal.

Straight Decathlon

USA’s Ashton Eaton won his second straight decathlon gold medal in the final 1,500 metres. Moreover, France’s Kevin Mayer took the silver medal and Canada’s Damian Warner earned the bronze medal.


America’s Ryan Crouser won the gold medal in Men’s Shot Put. He broke the Olympic record with his throw of 22.52 metres. Crouser’s counterpart and reigning world champion Joe Kovacs took the silver medal and New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh had to settle for the bronze medal.

Men’s 470 class

The Croatian duo of helmsman Sime Fantela and crewman Igor Marenic won the gold medal in men’s 470-class. Additionally, the silver medal was won by New Zealand’s Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan. Finally, Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis of Greece secured the bronze medal.


Canada’s Erica Wiebe won the gold medal in women’s 75kg wrestling. She defeated Kazakhstan’s Guzel Manyurova by 3-0 in the final event. The bronze medals were won by China’s Zhang Fengliu and Russia’s Ekaterina Bukina. Also, Japan’s Risako Kawai took the gold medal in the freestyle wrestling women’s 63kg final. She defeated Belarus’ Maria Mamashuk by 3-0, who won the silver medal. The bronze medals were earned by Kazakhstan’s Yekaterina Larionova and Poland’s Monika Ewa Michalik. Also, USA’s Helen Maroulis defeated Japan’s Saori Yoshida by 3-1 to claim the gold medal in the women’s 53kg wrestling final. While Yoshida won the silver medal, the bronze medals were won by Azerbaijan’s Natalya Sinishin and Sweden’s Sofia Mattsson.


Argentina defeated Belgium in Men’s Hockey championship to win gold medal. This victory marked their country’s first Games medal in the event. They won by 4-2. Moreover, Germany also defeated Netherlands by 4-3 to win the bronze medal in Men’s Hockey championship.

Women’s Flyweight

Britain’s Nicola Adamas has made it to the final of women’s flyweight event. She defeated China’s Ren Cancan by 3-0. Adams would now be facing France’s Sarah Ourahmoune to claim the gold medal.


Spain defeated Serbia by 68-54 to reach Women’s Basketball final. Now, Spain would be facing the winners of France and the United States, who’re eyeing sixth straight gold medal.

49ERFX - Brazil’s duo of skipper Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze won the gold medal in the sailing women’s 49erFX class. The duo defeated New Zealand duo of Alex Maloney and Molly Meech.