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Report: decathlon long jump – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - 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

IAAF News - 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

IAAF News - 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

IAAF News - 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

IAAF News - 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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Expected highlights on day six – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 17, 2016 - 04:14
The sixth day of athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will see four more champions made. Here are five things to look out for on the sixth day of action in the Olympic stadium.
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Report: men's 110m hurdles final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 17, 2016 - 03:57
He is known as ‘Mr Silk’ and tonight Omar McLeod lived up to expectations with a silky-smooth display to power to Jamaica’s maiden Olympic 110m hurdles title in a time of 13.05.
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Report: women's long jump qualifying – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 17, 2016 - 03:49
For USA’s Brittney Reese and Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic, the qualifying round of the women’s long jump was simply a formality.
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Report: women's javelin qualifying – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 17, 2016 - 03:48
Led by Maria Andrejczyk’s Polish record of 67.11m, eight women bettered the automatic qualifying standard of 63.00m in women’s javelin qualifying on Tuesday evening.
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Report: women's 200m semi-finals – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 17, 2016 - 03:40
Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers’ bid to scale the top of the podium and emulate her legendary countrywoman Fanny Blankers-Koen as an Olympic women’s 200m winner looks a distinct possibility following Tuesday’s semi-fInals.
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Report: women's 1500m final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 17, 2016 - 03:30
Faith Kipyegon remembers all too well what it’s like trying to chase down Genzebe Dibaba.
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Report: men's high jump final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 17, 2016 - 03:06
Derek Drouin has been a bit under the radar for much of this summer, despite being the wold champion, but he cleared 2.38m at the Eberstadt high jump meeting in Germany last month to show all was well and replicated that height when winning in Rio.
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Report: women's 400m hurdles semi-finals – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 17, 2016 - 02:26
Nearly all of the athletes who impressed in yesterday’s heats of the 400m hurdles backed up their form in the semi-finals to book their spots in Thursday’s final.
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Report: men's 400m hurdles semi-finals – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 17, 2016 - 01:50
Kerron Clement consolidated his status as the slight favourite for the men’s 400m hurdles when he clocked a season’s best of 48,26 to win the first semi-final on Tuesday.
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Report: men's 110m hurdles semi-finals – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 17, 2016 - 01:35
World leader Omar McLeod of Jamaica looks the pick of the field going into the final later on Tuesday after leading the qualifiers from the three semi-final races.
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After joining the greats in Rio, it's party time for Braz da Silva

IAAF News - August 16, 2016 - 21:29
Every Olympic gold medal is memorable. But there are some which have a special place in the history of the Games.
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Report: men's 200m heats – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 16, 2016 - 17:30
A high-class opening round of the 200m, which served up five national records, and a clutch of personal best and season best times, whetted the appetite for Wednesday’s semi-finals, which look likes making compelling viewing.
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Report: men's 1500m heats – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 16, 2016 - 17:15
Three-time world champion and 2008 Olympic gold medallist Asbel Kiprop progressed smoothly to Thursday’s semi-finals with a comfortable win in the first heat on Tuesday.
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Report: women's discus final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 16, 2016 - 17:15
Just as she did in qualifying, defending Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic delivered in the women’s discus final only when two fouls put her under some pressure.
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Report: men's triple jump final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

IAAF News - August 16, 2016 - 16:26
Christian Taylor and Will Claye of the USA repeated their 1-2 finish in the men’s triple jump from London 2012, winning gold and silver respectively just as they did four years ago. The pair had the five longest marks of the competition between them.
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