Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rio 2016 Highlights - Day 11

August 15, 2016 - DAY 11

Monday's events of the Rio 2016 Olympics include Artistic Gymnastics, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling Track, Equestrian, Marathon Swimming, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Let's focus on the medal winners of the day.

Men's Rings Final
Gold - Eleftherios Petrounias (Greece)
Silver - Arthur Zanetti (Brazil)
Bronze - Denis Abliazin (Russia)

Men's Vault Final
Gold - Ri Se Gwang (North Korea)
Silver - Denis Abliazin (Russia)
Bronze - Kenzo Shirai (Japan)

Women's Balance Beam Final
Gold - Sanne Wevers (Holland)
Silver - Lauren Hernandez (USA)
Bronze - Simone Biles (USA)

Women's Hammer Throw Final
Gold - Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland)
Silver - Wenxiu Zhang (China)
Bronze - Sophie Hitchon (UK)

Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final
Gold - Ruth Jebet (Brunei)
Silver - Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi (Kenya)
Bronze - Emma Coburn (USA)

Men's Pole Vault Final
Gold - Thiago Braz Da Silva (Brazil)
Silver - Renaud Lavillenie (France)
Bronze - Sam Kendricks (USA)

Men's Welter 69kg Semifinal 1
Bronze - Mohammed Rabii (Morocco)

Men's Welter 69kg Semifinal 2
Bronze - Souleymane Diop Cissokho (France)

Men's Heavy 91kg Final Bout
Gold - Evgeny Tishchenko (Russia)
Silver - Vassiliy Levit (Kazakhstan)

Men's Omnium Points Race 6/6
Gold - Elia Viviani (Italy)
Silver - Mark Cavendish (UK)
Bronze - Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark)

Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle
Gold - Charlotte Dujardin (UK)
Silver - Isabell Werth (Germany)
Bronze - Kristina Broring-Sprehe (Germany)

Women's 10km (Marathon Swimming)
Gold - Sharon Van Rouwendaal (Holland)
Silver - Rachele Bruni (Italy)
Bronze - Poliana Okimoto (Brazil)

Men's 105kg Group A
Gold - Ruslan Nurudinov (Uzbekistan)
Silver - Simon Martirosyan (Armenia)
Bronze - Alexandr Zaichikov (Kazakhstan)

MGR 85kg
Gold - Zhan Beleniuk (Ukraine)
Silver - Davit Chakvetadze (Russia)
Bronze - Denis Maksymilian Kudla (Germany) and Javid Hamzatau (Belarus)

MGR 130kg
Gold - Mijain Lopez Nunez (Cuba)
Silver - Riza Kayaalp (Turkey)
Bronze - Sergey Semenov (Russia) and Sabah Shariati (Azerbaijan)

SIDE NOTE: The controversial Russian athletic team is starting to make headlines this day with Evgeny Tishchenko won the heavyweight boxing match and things get a lot dirty when an athlete from a reclusive nuclear state, Ri Se Gwang of North Korea, won the Men's Vault final. Like I said, should I consider North Korea's another gold medal win a "threat"? Sadly, this isn't the time to talk about it because we're still in the Olympics.

Onto the gold medal tallies, USA still leads with 26, UK got 16, China got 15, Russia annoyingly catches up to the top 5 nations with 11 golds, and Italy with 8 golds. The halfway point of the Rio Olympics is heating up really good (or bad).

For Full Schedule and Results: https://www.rio2016.com/en/schedule-and-results

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