Rio Olympics 2016 : Happenings on day one

Rio Olympics 2016 : Happenings on day one

Rio Olympics 2016 : Happenings on day one

Written by Staff Writer

07 Aug, 2016 | 7:13 pm

Vietnam win first ever Games gold

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Vietnam claimed their first ever Olympic gold as Vinh Xuan Hoang won the men’s 10m air pistol title.

Hoang scored 202.5 points to edge out home favourite Felipe Wu who recorded 202.1 points to clinch silver and Brazil’s first medal of the Games.

Wu took the lead after the penultimate shot but Hoang denied him with a brilliant final effort.

Yusra Mardini first to represent refugee team

Yusra MardiniA year since fleeing Syria and being forced to swim for her life, Yusra Mardini has become the first athlete to represent the refugee team at Rio 2016.

Syrian Mardini, 18, won her women’s 100m butterfly heat, but her time was not quick enough for her to progress.

Mardini’s remarkable 25-day journey took her to Beirut in Lebanon, across the Aegean Sea and finally to Germany.

Peaty smashes own 100m breaststroke record in heats

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty breaks the world record as he swims his 100m breaststroke heat in a time of 57.55 seconds at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read More :  http://newsfirst.lk/english/2016/08/peaty-smashes-100m-breaststroke-record-heats/144102

French gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg in horrific incident at Rio

gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a horrific leg breakFrench gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a horrific leg break while performing in the vault at the Rio Olympics.

The 26-year-old’s left leg folded beneath him as he landed badly during the men’s qualification event.

Said, who won gold on the rings at the 2013 European Championships, was taken off on a stretcher and acknowledged the crowd as he departed.

 

Swimming records fall as Australia get better of US

Swimming records fall as Australia get better of USAustralia won a second Olympic swimming gold medal on the opening day of Rio 2016 by setting a world record in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay.

The Australian quartet of Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell won in a time of three minutes 30.65 seconds.

The United States won silver, with Canada taking bronze.

 

Rio 2016 Medal count 

Medal Count

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