Rio Olympic Games 2016: Days 13-16

GB's Women's 100m relay team win bronze in Rio.

Rio Olympic Round Up

Day 13

Men’s 1500m Decathlon

Ashton Eaton continued to lead the Decathlon event, winning the USA another gold with 8893 points. Kevin Mayer of France came second with 8834 points and Canada’s Damian Warner took bronze with 8666 points.

Men’s 200m

Usain Bolt took another gold for Jamaica with 19.78 seconds. Canada’s Andre de Grasse won Canada their third silver medal. Christophe Lemaitre beat Team GB’s Adam Gemili by three thousandths of a second to win France the bronze.

Day 14

Men’s 50km Race Walk

Slovakia won their second gold medal as Matej Toth won the race walk in 3:40:58. Jared Tallent won Australia another silver medal and Japan’s Haruki Arai came in third for bronze. 

Team GB’s Dominic King was disqualified just before the halfway mark after three warnings about bending his knees during the race.

Women’s 20km Race Walk

China took home two medals following the women’s race walk. Liu Hong won gold with her time of X1:28:35 and Lü Xiuzhi was awarded bronze.

María González of Mexico achieved silver, becoming the first female Mexican race walker to achieve a podium position.

Women’s 5000m

Vivian Cheruiyot set a new Olympic record with a time of 14:26.17, winning Kenya their first gold medal in this event. Hellen Obiri also won Kenya another medal; this time silver with a time of 14:29.77

Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia rounded up the podium positions with bronze.

Team GB’s Stephanie Twell was eliminated during round 1.

Women’s 4x100m Relay

The United States won gold with a time of 41.01s. Jamaica won silver with 41.36s and Team GB won bronze with 41.77s; their first medal in this event since 1984.

Men’s 4x100m Relay

Jamaica topped the leaderboard with another gold medal for their time of 37.27s. Japan narrowly beat Canada to second place with 37.60s, just narrowly beating Canada’s bronze time of 37.64s.

Team GB came fifth with a respectable 37.98s.

Day 15

Men’s 1500m

Matthew Centrowitz Jr. won the US gold for his impressive 3:50.00 time. Taoufik Makhloufi won Algeria a silver medal for second place, and Nick Willis of New Zealand won bronze.

Team GB’s Charlie Grice came in 12th position.

Women’s 800m

Caster Semenya won South Africa gold by more than one whole second with her time of 1:55.28. Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba won silver for second place with Kenya’s Margaret Wambui not far behind for the bronze medal.

Team GB’s Lynsey Sharp came in sixth and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke was eliminated during the semi-finals.

Men’s 5000m

Team GB’s Mo Farah won his second gold medal in this event with his time of 13.03.30, earning him the ‘double double’ title (gold twice in both 5000m and 10000m).

 Paul Chelimo of the US won silver and Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet won bronze.

Women’s 4 x 400m Relay

The US won gold in another relay event with a time of 3.19.06. Jamaica won silver, ahead of Team GB’s bronze by more than five seconds.

Men’s 4 x 400m Relay

The US dominated in the relay events again with another gold at 2:57.30. Again, Jamaica came second and the Bahamas took bronze.

Team GB were unfortunately disqualified for starting outside the changeover zone.

Day 16

Men’s Marathon

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge was the runaway winner by more than a minute during the marathon. Ethopia’s Feyisa Lilesa won silver, seconds in front of the USA’s Galen Rupp, who won bronze.