It is still early days of the Rio Olympics but it was another action packed day in Brazil as Katinka Hosszu added another gold medal to her name in the pool and Australia became the first nation to win Rugby Seven’s Olympic Gold.
There was another four medals up for grabs in the Swimming pool on Monday night and Hungarian Katinka Hosszu once again stole the show, as she became the first athlete to win multiple gold medals at the Rio Olympics.
Having already won gold in the 400m IM in world record time, Hozzsu won her second gold of the games with victory in the 100m backstroke just edging out American Kathleen Baker, who took silver. Canada’s Kylie Massde and China’s Fu Yuanhui were tied bronze medallists.
Sun Yang became the first Chinese man to win Olympic gold in swimming as he won gold in the 200m freestyle beating South African Chad le Clos by 0.55 seconds. Conor Dwyer of USA added a bronze medal for USA.
Ryan Murphy bettered his compatriot Dywer’s result in the 100m backstroke as he continued America’s dominance in this event wining in 51.97. Xu Jiayu of China took silver with another American David Plummer winning bronze.
It was another gold medal for USA in the women’s 100m backstroke as Lily King denied controversial Russian Yulia Efimova the gold medal. Bronze went to King’s compatriot Katie Mieli as London 2012 champion Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania just missed out on a medal in fourth.
Australia’s Women became the first nation ever to win a Rugby Seven’s Olympic gold medal as they convincingly defeated rivals New Zealand 24-15 in the final. Canada defeated Great Britain 33-10 to take home the bronze medal.
It was glory for Japan’s Men’s Gymnastics team as they turned their silver medal into gold with victory in the Team All-around Artistic Gymnastics with a total score of 274.094.
Russia won the silver medal on 271.453, while China beat Great Britain to the bronze medal with a final score of 271.122 after an error from pommel horse master Louis Smith denied Team GB to retain their bronze from four years ago.
There was also gold for Japan in the Mens -73kg Judo as Shohei Ono scored a victory over Azerbaijan’s Rustam Orojov in the final to claim the gold medal.
Judo also gave Hosts Brazil their first gold of the Olympics on home soil as Rafaela Silva defeated favourite Sumiyaa Dorjsuren from Mongolia in the final of the women’s -57kg.
There was no denying Chinese pair Chen Alisen and Lin Yue in the Men’s 10m synchronised Diving as they scored a total of 496.98 to win the gold medal.
USA’s Steele Johnson and David Boudia were some way off to take silver, while Team GB’s Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow snatched bronze away from the Germans.
There was another bronze for Great Britain in the Men’s Trap Shooting as Ed Ling took third place with Croatia’s Josip Glasnovic and Italy’s Giovanni Pellielo taking gold and silver respectively.
There was better news for Italy in the men’s 10m Air Rifle with as Niccolo Campriani won gold ahead of Ukraine’s Serhiy Kulish who took silver, while Vladimir Maslennikor added a bronze medal for Russia.
Yana Egorian won Russia’s second gold medal of the games with a 15-14 win over compatriot Sofiya Velikaya in the final of the women’s sabre in Fencing. Ukranian Olga Kharlan took bronze with a 15-10 win over France’s Manon Brunet.
Sukyana Srisuat won gold for Thailand in the Women’s -58kg Weightlifting after lifting an Olympic Record of 240kg, eight more than silver medallist and compatriot Pimsiri Sirikaew. Chinese Tapei’s Kuo Hsing-chun took home the bronze medal.
Staying with Weightlifting, 33-year-old Oscar Figueroa of Colombia ended his career on a high with gold in the Men’s -62kg, after lifting a total of 318kg. Indonesia’s Eko Yuli Irawan bagged silver with 312kg with Kazakh Farkhad Kharki takign bronze on 305kg.