Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rio 2016 Highlights - Day 5


August 9, 2016 - DAY 5

Today's events at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics include Artistic Gymnastics, Canoe Slalom, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, and Weightlifting.

Starting with Artistic Gymnastics, Team USA won the Women's Team Final while Russia earned silver and China earned third, which is kind of a coincidence with USA came 1st, Russia came 2nd, and China came 3rd, is like in hierarchical order as presumed but this is not the time for that regarding these three world superpowers because this is the Olympics after all.

Denis Gargaud Chanut from France wins the Canoe Single Men FInal against Matej Benus from Slovakia and Takuya Haneda from Japan.

At the Women's Synchronised 10m Platform Final, China's Ruolin Chen and Huixia Liu won gold while Jun Hoong Cheong and Pandelela Rinong Pamg from Malaysia won silver and Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion from Canada won bronze.

In Equestrian, the winning team for the eventing team jumping final goes to France followed by Germany and Australia. In individuals, German Michael Jung wins gold followed by France's Astier Nicolas and USA's Phillip Dutton.

At the Men's Epee Individual, South Korea's Sangyoung Park is crowned the victor, defeating the likes of Hungarian Geza Imre and Frenchman Gauthier Grumier.

At the Women -63kg Finals, Tina Trstenjak from Slovenia wins the gold while silver goes to Clarisse Agbegnenou from France and bronze medals go to Anicka Van Emden from Holland and Israeli Yarden Gerbi, At the Men's 81kg final, it's a catastrophic loss for Travis Stevens from America as Khasan Khalmurzaev scored another gold for his Russian compatriots, which remain controversial following doping reports that ruined their image and spectators viewed them as arch-enemies at this year's Olympics. Behind the US-Russia rivalry aside, even in judo, Japan's Takanori Nagase and Sergiu Toma from UAE took home bronzes.

At the 25m Pistol Women's shooting, Anna Korakaki from Greece wins gold while Monika Karsch from Germany wins silver and Heidi Diethelm Gerber from Switzerland won bronze.

Team USA scored two gold medals at the 200m Freestyle Final with Kathleen Ledecky and star swimmer Michael Phelps emerged as champions. Meanwhile, at the 200m individual medley, Katinka Hosszu from Hungary defeated Great Britain's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Madeline Dirado, while Team USA won the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay against the British and the Japanese.

In weightlifting, Wei Deng from China wins the 63kg Group A match against North Korea's Hyo Sim Choe and Karina Goricheva from Kazakhstan while Zhiyong Shi, also from China, won the men's 69kg Group A against Turkey's Daniyar Ismayilov and Kyrgyzstan's Izzat Artykov.

Onto the medal count, USA's in the lead with 9 gold medals, China scored 8 golds, Hungary and Australia scored 4 golds, and annoyingly, Russia scored just 3 golds.

For full schedules and results: https://www.rio2016.com/en/schedule-and-results

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