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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Christian Taylor on the hunt for a third Olympic title and the triple jump world record

    The reigning double Olympic champion in the triple jump, American Christian Taylor, won his fourth world title in Doha on 29 September 2019. Having recorded the second best-ever jump in the history of his discipline in 2015, with a leap of 18.21m, he now has his sights set on a third Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and is continuing his quest to beat the world record – 18.29m – held by Great Britain’s Jonathan Edwards since 1995.
    13 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Athletics, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 15: Park in-bee makes history; Neymar, Farah and Felix at the top of their game

    Relive the magnificent penultimate day of the Rio Games – Saturday 20 August 2016 – on olympic.org. An action-packed day provided several moments of Olympic history, with Park In-bee triumphing in the women’s golf, Neymar giving Brazil its first-ever Olympic title and Allyson Felix becoming the most decorated female athlete ever, and a whole lot more besides!
    20 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 9: Van Niekerk, Bolt, Murray, Whitlock, Biles, Kenny and Rose shine!

    Relive Sunday 14 August in Rio on olympic.org. A day of legends, with the incredible 400m world record by South African Wayde Van Niekerk; the triple over 100m by Jamaican Usain Bolt; the dramatic victory by Briton Justin Rose in the first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years; the historic achievements of Great Britain’s Andy Murray in tennis, Max Whitlock in gymnastics and Jason Kenny in track cycling; and Simone Biles continuing to add to her haul of gold…
    14 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Sprint stars strut their stuff at Rio 2016

    In the men’s sprinting events in Rio, Usain Bolt claimed three more golds to cement his status as the greatest sprinter of all time while South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk broke a 17-year-old world record in the 400m. In the women’s competitions, Bolt’s compatriot Elaine Thompson took a sprint double in the 100m and 200m while Allyson Felix of the USA became the most decorated female athlete of all time.
    27 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Athletics
  • News | RIO 2016

    USA claim fifth 4x400m relay double

    The United States men and women triumphed in the 4x400m relay for the fifth time, a record equalled by no other nation, as women’s anchor Allyson Felix won her sixth career gold.
    20 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | RIO 2016

    Plaudits flood in for star man Van Niekerk

    Nobody was going to steal the show from Usain Bolt’s 100m title defence on day nine of Rio 2016 but Wayde van Niekerk's remarkable record-breaking triumph in the men’s 400m came close, and suggested that, in the 24-year-old South African, athletics has a new superstar in the making.
    15 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, South Africa, VAN NIEKERK, Wayde
  • News | RIO 2016

    YOG athlete Sibanda makes his mark in red-hot final

    In Sunday’s men’s 400m final at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, most eyes were drawn to sensational winner Wayde Van Niekerk, from South Africa, who stunned the Olympic Stadium with a world record-breaking run. But following him home in fifth was Botswana’s Karabo Sibanda – a silver medallist in the same event at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014 – who proved in running a fine personal best that he can thrive on the biggest stage of all.
    15 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, YOG, Botswana
  • News | RIO 2016

    Van Niekerk smashes world record to grab Olympic 400m glory

    South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk ran the fastest single lap in history to win Olympic 400 metres gold in 43.03 seconds and break Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old world record.
    14 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, South Africa, VAN NIEKERK, Wayde
  • News | RIO 2016

    Bolt’s triple title defence bid tops Rio 2016 track and field bill

    Usain Bolt will have star billing when the Rio 2016 track and field events get under way at the Olympic Stadium on 12 August. The Jamaican sprinter will be aiming to defend all three of the titles he won in London four years ago: the men’s 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
    11 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Jamaica
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