Monday , March 27 2023

Mo Farah became the first British athlete to win four Olympic gold medals on the track on a historic athletics finale at Rio

, to demonstrate his dominance over distance.

The 33-year-old turned up the heat to win an emotional gold medal in 13:03.30, making it Team GB’s 65th medal of the Games, matching London 2012’s total. In the women’s 4x400m relay, Great Britain won a record-breaking 66th medal in the final athletics competition at Rio 2016.

Anyika Onuora took over from Eilidh Doyle as team leader and kept Great Britain in contention for a medal. Emily Diamond assumed control and maintained Great Britain’s position in third place, a distant third behind the runaway juggernauts, Jamaica in silver and the United States, in gold.

Christine Ohuruogu, who has won three Olympic medals, held off a strong challenge from Ukraine and Poland on the anchor leg to secure our place on the podium and keep Great Britain in third place.

The bronze was Great Britain’s 66th medal in Rio 2016, making it the first time in history that a country has hosted an Olympics and then gone on to win more medals at an outside event.

Day 15’s other highlights included:

Nicola Adams, a boxer, won two Olympic gold medals with class.

After winning the gold medal match against France’s Sarah Ourahmoune by unanimous decision, the 33-year-old was beaming with pride. She won the fight with a dominant performance in the first two rounds and prevailed at the end to win the judges’ approval.

Adams is the first British boxer since Harry Mallin in 1920 and 1924 to win gold at London 2012, and only the second boxer in history to do so. She is the first woman boxer to win two gold medals at the Olympics.

Canoe Sprint Liam Heath won the K1 200m gold, adding it to the silver he won in the K2 on Thursday, by storming across Lagoa in a flash.

Heath and his paddle partner Jon Schofield finished in second place in the K2 competition, but Heath didn’t look back this time. Heath motored through the field and accelerated away, despite falling behind early, to win the race in 35.197 seconds—GB’s 25th gold and the first of day 15.

Triathlon Vicky Holland outsprinted teammate and housemate Non Stanford to take bronze, earning Great Britain’s first ever women’s triathlon medal.

Gwen Jorgensen, the reigning world champion, and Nicola Spirig, the defending Olympic champion from Switzerland, won the decisive 10k around Fort Copacabana. As a result, the British team of Holland and Stanford had to fight for a podium spot.

Holland and her best friend Stanford embraced at the finish line, where she finished first in 1:57.01, three seconds ahead of Stanford. Helen Jenkins, the third Briton in the race, placed 19th in a time of 2:01.07.

Bianca Walkden of Taekwondo defeated Wiam Dislam of Morocco with a commanding performance, winning bronze in the women’s heavyweight division with poise and aggression.

The 7-1 victory, which made up for a loss in the semi-final earlier in the night, was the result of a barrage of strikes in the second round. It wasn’t to be for Mahama Cho, who experienced a horrifying late misfortune, 5-4 against Brazil’s Maicon Siqueira, to complete fourth in the men’s heavyweight division.

Walkden was in commanding form early on, tearing apart Papua New Guinea’s Samantha Kassman 14-1 as both advanced to the quarterfinals. Cho got off to the best possible start in his competition, defeating Gabon’s Anthony Obame, a world champion and Olympic silver medalist. Walkden advanced to the quarterfinals as well.

Cho will have to overcome Iran’s second-seed Sajjad Mardani in the heavyweight division, which will present him with more difficult obstacles. With their fight tied at 3-3, it went to a golden point, and Cho scored the winning point with 5 seconds left. Walkden’s quarterfinal victory over Serbian 5-0 Olympic champion Milica Mandic was more straightforward.

In a tense semi-final, Walkden fought Zheng Shuyin. The fight was decided by a head shot in the third round, and the Chinese won 4-1. When Cho’s semi-final went all the way to a golden point round, his hopes of winning a gold medal were also dashed. His opponent, Radik Isayev of Azerbaijan, capitalized on the 1-1 score in regulation time to win 4-1.

Athletics Lynsey Sharp placed sixth in the 800 meters with a personal best time of 1:57.69, and Andrew Butchart placed sixth in the 5000 meters behind Mo Farah in 13:08.61. Charlie Grice ran a time of 3:51.73 in the 1500m final to place 12th, while Morgan Lake cleared 1.93 meters to place 10th in the women’s high jump final.

Modern Pentathlon Joe Choong ended up finishing in 10th place in the modern pentathlon, despite having qualified for the final running and shooting round with hopes of winning a medal at Deodoro.

After placing third in the swimming and eighth in the fencing events, Choong’s eighth place in the riding discipline put him in third place heading into the final phase of the competition. However, due to his off-target shooting, he placed 28th in the round.

Jamie Cooke expected to recuperate after a disheartening fencing round, where he completed 28th. He won the swimming competition, but he finished 14th overall in the riding and 19th in the run-and-shoot events.


England’s 10m stage synchro bronze medallist, Tom Daley, was left squashed after a less than impressive series of jumps implied he was disposed of from the 10m stage individual occasion at the semi-last stage.

Daley, who had topped the charts in the preliminary round with a massive score of 571.85, dropped to 18th place in the semi-final standings with a score of 403.25, missing out on qualification for the final.

Golf On the final day of the inaugural Olympic women’s golf tournament, Charley Hull put up a strong rally, but she missed out on the podium by two shots.

In her previous outing at Reserva de Marapendi, the 20-year-old finished three under par and started her fourth round four shots off the lead. During that time, she gained two strokes on third place and finished three under par. Hull and Catriona Matthew tied for 22nd place in a competitive field and finished in joint 10th place.

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