Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Olympics: Day 15 Rio

The final day of competition in Rio was full long distance races, a couple of relays, and a diving event where a US champion hoped to repeat his success. In the relays, the US Team shined brightest striking gold in the men's and women's 4x400m. Jamaica, this time around, could only be second best. This last day of competition proved one thing unequivocally, Team USA is a force to be reckoned with.

Men's 1,500m Final

1. Matthew Centrowitz, USA, 3.50.00
2. Taoufik Makhloufi, Algeria, 3.50.11
3. Nicholas Willis, New Zealand, 3.50.24

Men's 500m Final

1. Mohamed Farah, Great Britain, 13.03.30
2. Paul Chelimo, USA, 13.03.90
3. Hagas Gebrhiwet, Ethiopia, 13.04.35
(So happy for Paul Chelimo who had been wrongfully disqualified, he was reinstated and won that silver medal that he so righfully earned!)

Women's 4x400m Relay Finals

1. USA, 3.19.06 (Team USA: Courtney Okolo, Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis, Allyson Felix)
2. Jamaica, 3.20.34
3. Great Britain, 3.25.88

Men's 4x400m Relay Finals

1. USA, 2.57.30 (Team USA: Arman Hall, Tony McQuay, Gil Roberts, LaShawn Merritt)
2. Jamaica, 2.58.16
3. Bahamas, 2.58.39

Men's 10m Platform Diving Finals

1. Chen Aisen, China, 585.30
2. German Sanchez, Mexico, 532.70
3. David Boudia, USA, 525.25

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