RIO DE JANEIRO: Usain Bolt vowed to go for a world report in Thursday’s Rio Olympics 200m ultimate after Jamaican compatriot Elaine Thompson accomplished a shocking ladies’s dash double.
Brazil’s soccer workforce arrange a revenge showdown towards Germany — who crushed the hosts 7-1 within the World Cup two years in the past — solely to lose one other strategic remaining to the Germans on Copacabana seashore.
Bolt, boosted by his win in Sunday’s 100m remaining, appeared unstoppable as he reached the 200m ultimate with a season’s better of 19.78sec.
He had time to ease up forty metres from the road and nonetheless end forward of Canada’s Andre De Grasse. Bolt believes his world document of 19.19sec is in jeopardy.
“I undoubtedly assume I can attempt for the world document, I undoubtedly really feel that,” he stated.
There was a shock as Bolt’s US rival Justin Gatlin — the quickest man over the space this yr — did not make the ultimate.
Gatlin, who has been booed in Rio over two doping failures and got here second within the 100m, blamed an ankle damage suffered in November.
Thompson, who sprinted to gold within the ladies’s 100m on Saturday, surprised Dutch world champion Dafne Schippers to win the 200m in 21.78sec.
Schippers, who stumbled as she crossed the road, took silver in 21.88. Tori Bowie of america gained bronze.
Thompson, 24, devoted her victory to the trailblazing Jamaican stars who’ve gained Olympic gold in previous years.
“It is extremely particular for me to win,” she stated.
“I spent my childhood rising up watching Veronica Campbell-Brown after which Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce.”
Thompson is the primary lady to finish the double since late American world document holder Florence Griffith Joyner’s efficiency on the 1988 Seoul Video games.
Within the last occasion, 2013 world champion Brianna Rollins led an imposing American sweep of the highest three within the ladies’s 100m hurdles.
Rollins produced a flawless show to clock 12.48sec forward of compatriot Nia Ali in 12.59sec and Kristi Castlin in 12.61sec.
“It is like a sisterhood,” stated Rollins.
“I’ve recognized these women for years.
“I am so grateful and blessed that we have been capable of accomplish this collectively.”
Tianna Bartoletta of america upset defending champion and staff-mate Brittney Reese to take the lengthy leap gold.
Bartoletta, a 2005 world champion who gave up the game as she struggled with accidents, secured victory together with her penultimate leap of seven.17m to knock Reese out of the gold medal standings. Reese might solely handle 7.15 on her last leap.
However it was a disappointing lengthy bounce for Darya Klishina.
The one Russian athlete allowed to compete within the monitor and area competitors following her nation’s doping scandal bowed out halfway via the ultimate.
“Ten or 15 years in the past I could not think about that my first Olympic Video games can be like this,” stated a disillusioned Klishina who gained a world sports activities tribunal attraction towards a late IAAF doping ban on her competing in Rio.
Within the day’s different last, Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya gained gold within the males’s three,000m steeplechase.
Brazil, who will not be maintaining with medal expectations, had a day of hope and crushing disappointment.
Neymar scored twice — together with the quickest objective at an Olympics in 15 seconds — as Brazil beat Honduras within the Video games soccer semi-remaining.
They now face Germany, triumphant 2-zero over Nigeria, in Saturday’s last.
This might be a repeat of their Maracana stadium conflict within the World Cup ultimate two years in the past which the Germans gained 7-1.
Barcelona star Neymar stole the ball from Honduras defender Johnny Palacios on the sting of the field and goalkeeper Luis Lopez’s try to save lots of ricocheted off Neymar’s midriff and into an empty objective.
For a second, Neymar’s bravery appeared foolhardy. He was stretchered off after being winded within the problem however got here again and scored a late penalty to finish the rout.
Germany inflicted one other well-known victory over Brazil within the ladies’s seashore volleyball remaining, nevertheless, beneath a full moon on Copacabana seashore.
Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst scored an emphatic 21-18, 21-14 win over Brazil’s world champions Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas in entrance of a raucous crowd.
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