Olympic Swimming Results: USA Dominates With Gold Medals, Records On Day 3
Aug 12 2016 by Desiree Burns
Britain's Adam Peaty goes on to break the world record in a heat of the men's 100-meter breaststroke during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 6, 2016.
Firstly, Katinka Hosszu from Hungary finished two seconds ahead of the previous record in the women's 400m medley with 4:26.36. She earned her third gold of the Rio games on Wednesday in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.
"While gold is still needed to boost morale, we also need to challenge and surpass ourselves", said the post on China's Twitter-like Weibo service, which was shared close to 12,000 times.
The Royal Netherlands Gymnastics Association says Van Gelder, a former world champion on the rings, left the athletes' village on Saturday night and has admitted drinking alcohol before returning early Sunday.
Maurits Hendriks, head of the Dutch Olympic team in Rio, is quoted on the gymnastics association website as saying "it is terrible for Yuri, but this behavior is unacceptable".
With one swing, Adilson da Silva of Brazil put golf back into the Olympics for the first time in 112 years.
Schwazer briefly returned to competition after serving a three-year, nine-month ban for using EPO before the 2012 Olympics.
A celebratory occasion for a Thai Olympic bronze medal winner's family has turned somber - the athlete's grandmother collapsed and died minutes before he won the third place in the 56-kilogram weightlifting category in Rio.
Amid the festive atmosphere Monday - with villagers cheering and clapping as Sinphet heaved the weights up - 82-year-old Subin Khongthap collapsed. The excitement surrounded speculations about how far would she dip under her current record and the race for the silver medal.
Sinphet, 22, was the second Thai to win a medal at the Rio Games, following Sopita Tanasan, 22, who won a gold medal for weightlifting in the women's 48 kilogram category on Saturday.
Katie Ledecky, Women's 200m Freestyle - Swedish sprint swimmer Sarah Sjostrom was neck and neck with Ledecky through the entire race, but Ledecky managed to stave her off and win gold #2 by 0.35 seconds.
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However, the most interesting races with two new world records had not happened yet.
American Simone Biles heads into the women's individual all around gymnastics competition at the RioOlympics with a none-too shabby record: she has already won three world championships and a team Olympic gold just a few days ago.
Ryan Murphy, 21, won the men's 100 meters backstroke race with a time of 51.97 seconds, a new Olympic record, but just short of the world record of 51.94 set by compatriot Aaron Peirsol in 2009 before non-textile bodysuits were banned from competition. But then, sisters Campbell showed the ideal time, leaving the U.S team with another silver. How hard will it be?
The Japanese men topped Russian Federation in the team finals to take gold on Monday.
The men's team will pick up play in the preliminary round again Wednesday against an Australia team that is also 2-0.
Yet speedy forward Marta, a five-time FIFA World Player of the Year victor, has enchanted crowds, leading the team to a 5-1 rout of Sweden on Sunday.
Both the US men's and women's basketball teams routed their opponents Monday, with the men taking a 113-69 win over Venezuela and the women taking a 103-63 win over Spain. In 2011, Muhammad became the first female Muslim athlete to represent the United States.
Schwazer, the 2008 Olympic champion in the 50-kilometer walk, now misses a second straight Summer Games for doping.
The first-ever women's rugby medals were awarded Monday, with Australia winning gold over New Zealand.
Reinforcing the changing attitude, swimmer Fu Yuanhui became an online sensation in China after she candidly reacted to her third-placing in Monday's 100 meter backstroke women's final with glee rather than a solemnity that has come to be expected of Chinese Olympians.