Another epic showdown is in the making for Rio 2016 Olympics
The show that nearly everybody who tuned in to the Olympics have been waiting for is now on the way and it seems set to deliver. The preliminary rounds are well on the way and as lived up to expectation for the most part so for
Finals: There have been some final results so far in the atletics dept. among them is the women’s 10,000m: Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana opened athletics competition in style in the morning session, running a world record* of 29:17.45 to win the women’s 10,000m, the first final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with four women finishing within 30 minutes. The former record of 29:31.78 was set in 1993 by Wang Junxia, and stood for just under 23 years. It was among the oldest remaining records on the track. Kenya’s world champion Vivian Cheruiyot, took silver in a national record of 29:32.53, just two seconds outside the old world record. Bronze went to two-time defending champion Tirunesh Dibaba in a PB of 29:42.56.
David Rudisha showed the rest of the world that it will take an extraordinary effort to wrestle the Olympic title away from him as the defending champion posted the fastest time from the morning’s seven heats, clocking 1:45.09 almost without breaking sweat.
Rudisha made qualifying for Saturday’s semi-finals look easy after he moved to the front in heat three after 200 metres and was never headed. He passed the bell in 52.36 and then surged again with 150 metres to shake off the challengers. South Africa’s Rynardt van Rensburg and Great Britain’s Michael Rimmer followed him home to take the automatic qualifying spots, 2016 US champion Clayton Murphy went through to take one of the fastest non-automatic qualifiers.
Jessica Ennis-Hill evoked memories of her Olympic victory from four years ago as she sped to the fastest clocking of the day in the heptathlon 100m hurdles. The Briton lined up in the fourth and final heat of the opening event and won by a comfortable margin in 12.84, her second-fastest time ever at a major championships. Akela Jones of Barbados finished second in 13.00, her fastest ever time within a heptathlon. Nadine Visser of the Netherlands and USA’s Kendell Williams were next across the line in 13.02 and 13.04 respectively.
European champion Anouk Vetter finished just ahead of Katarina Johnson-Thompson in their heat with times of 13.47 and 13.48 respectively. Both are expected to challenge for a medal here. So too is Latvia’s world bronze medallist Laura Ikauniece-Admidina, who recorded 13.33 to win her heat. Germany’s Carolin Schafer also impressed, clocking a PB of 13.12.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, began his quest to win the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4X100 meter relay gold medals at three consecutive Olympics on Saturday afternoon in Rio.
Bolt, running the seventh heat of the preliminaries, finished first in the heat in 10.07 to advance to the semifinal round. The 100-meter final is scheduled for Sunday.
American Justin Gatlin - the U.S. champion in the event in 2005, 2012, 2013 and 2016 - won Heat 2 in 10.01 to also advance to the semifinals. Both Bolt and Blake finished ahead of athletes who formerly represented Jamaica, but are now racing for other nations. They are Andrew Fisher and Jax Harvey. Nickel Ashmeade, the other Jamaican through to the semi-finals, finished second in his heat. Kemarley Williams’ victory in Heat one brought the total number of people who will line up in the semi-finals and have represented Jamaica, at one time or the other, to six.
3 Jamaican women will compete in the 100m Semi-finals tonight scheduled. Ben Youssef MEITÉ upsets the field in winning heat 5 Allyson FELIX Comfortable takes heat 2. Stephanie Ann McPherson easily won heat 1.
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