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Six surprises from day six – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 - 05:43
One sentence that could be overheard multiple times during today’s athletics sessions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was: ‘well I wasn’t expecting that’.
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Report: women's 100m hurdles final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 - 04:11
Brianna Rollins led a US sweep of the medals in the 100m hurdles, the first such sweep in this event, and only the seventh in any women’s event in Olympic history.
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Expected highlights on day seven – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 - 04:03
The seventh day of athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games features three world record-holders going for gold in their events. Here’s what the action promises inside the Olympic Stadium on Thursday (18).
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Report: women's 200m final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 - 03:57
Elaine Thompson became the first woman for 28 years to complete the Olympic sprint double to break the heart of world champion Dafne Schippers in a superlative demonstration of half-lap excellence.
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Report: women's long jump final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 - 03:31
The long jump final took a bit of time to get started, but it really came to life in the fifth round and proved to be one of the most exciting contests of the Games so far.
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Report: men's 200m semi-finals – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 - 02:46
Two of the biggest names in sprinting were unceremoniously dumped out of the competition at the semi-final stage of the men’s 200m, but Usain Bolt marched serenely on as his quest for a hat-trick of Olympic 200m titles came a step closer.
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Report: decathlon 400m – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 - 02:40
Ashton Eaton ends day one of the decathlon with a 121-point lead after producing the fastest time of the day in the 400m.
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Report: men's javelin qualifying – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 - 02:31
Keshorn Walcott is ready to put up a determined defence of his Olympic title in Saturday’s final judging from the 88.68m he threw to lead the qualifying competition.
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Report: women's 100m hurdles semi-finals – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 - 01:27
Can anyone stop the USA in the 100m hurdles? On this evidence, it will be hard task as the most successful nation in the Olympic history of this event boasted the individual winner in each of the three semi-finals.
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Report: decathlon high jump – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 18, 2016 - 00:52
Thirteen men produced better marks than him in the high jump, but defending champion Ashton Eaton managed to hold on to his overall lead in the decathlon.
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Tears of joy for Simpson after rocky road to Rio

August 17, 2016 - 23:10
She could see her rivals looking, but Jenny Simpson tried not to notice.
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Olympic rematches galore in Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League

August 17, 2016 - 20:56
The Athletissima meeting will have a strong Olympic theme as several medallists from Rio will be at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on 25 August.
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Report: decathlon shot put – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 17, 2016 - 17:59
Ashton Eaton produced his best ever shot put mark at an outdoor global championships to extend his lead in the decathlon.
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Report: men's 3000m steeplechase final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 17, 2016 - 17:21
Conseslus Kipruto ran an Olympic record of 8:03.28 to win Kenya’s ninth consecutive gold medal in the men’s 3000m steeplechase.
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Report: women's 800m heats – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 17, 2016 - 16:39
In a brutally tough qualification round, with eight heats in total and only the top two in each race progressing by right, there was little margin for error.
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Report: decathlon long jump – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 17, 2016 - 16:39
It’s not often that Ashton Eaton is put under pressure. If anyone was wondering how he copes in such situations, the US decathlete gave an emphatic answer in the long jump: with relative ease.
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Report: men's hammer qualifying – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 17, 2016 - 16:07
The men’s hammer qualifiers saw the biggest shock of the Olympics athletics programme so far with Poland’s two-time world champion Pavel Fajdek failing to progress to Friday’s final.
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Report: men's 5000m heats – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 17, 2016 - 15:32
The men’s 5000m field was thinned from 51 to 15 on Wednesday morning (17) ahead of the final on Saturday. The field was split between two heats with the first five finishers from each race, plus the five fastest non-automatic qualifiers progressing.
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Report: decathlon 100m – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 17, 2016 - 14:32
The men’s combined events got off to the best possible start in Rio with the Olympic decathlon 100m best being broken.
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Day five in numbers – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

August 17, 2016 - 06:04
In another superb day for athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, we were treated to two successful title defences, a Jamaican first in the high hurdles and incredible head-to-heads in the high jump and 1500m finals.
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