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Rio 2016 Olympics Medal Table

Country
United States 46 37 38
Great Britain 27 23 17
China 26 18 26
Russian Federation 19 18 19
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World 100 metres hurdles record holder Harrison wins at IAAF Diamond League in Lausanne after missing Rio

World 100 metres hurdles record holder Harrison wins at IAAF Diamond League in Lausanne after missing Rio

Kendra Harrison of the United States, who broke the 28-year-old world 100 metres hurdles record of 12.21sec in London last month with a time of 12.20 after failing to qualify in the US Olympic Track and Field trials, offered evidence of what Rio missed tonight as she defeated a strong field in 12.42 at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.




Kipchoge delivers expected men’s marathon gold as Rupp takes bronze in second race at Rio 2016

 Kipchoge delivers expected men’s marathon gold as Rupp takes bronze in second race at Rio 2016

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge demonstrated once again here that he is the foremost marathon runner of the moment as he remorselessly rid himself of all opposition to claim gold ahead of the two last men to have broken under his pace, Fayisa Lelisa of Ethiopia and Galen Rupp of the United States, who took silver and bronze respectively.



Farah seals Olympic double double with 5,000m win as Centrowitz earns shock 1500m gold

 Farah seals Olympic double double with 5,000m win as Centrowitz earns shock 1500m gold

Britain’s Mo Farah matched what was once the unique feat of Finland’s Lasse Viren here as he completed his second successive 5,000 and 10,000 metres double at the Olympics with victory at the shorter distance on a final night here when individual track golds also went, surprisingly, to Matt Centrowitz of the United States in the men’s 1500m and, inevitably, to South Africa’s Caster Semenya in the women’s 800m.








Thompson repeats Flo Jo 100/200m Olympic double as Bartoletta beats Reese to gold

Thompson repeats Flo Jo 100/200m Olympic double as Bartoletta beats Reese to gold

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson bucked the trend on a huge night for United States women athletes as she became the first woman since Florence Griffith-Joyner at Seoul in 1988 to win the sprint double at the Olympics, winning the 200 metres in 21.78sec after holding off the world champion Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands, who clocked 21.88.