Usain Bolt began his quest for a second Gold medal at the Rio Olympics by qualifying to the Semi-finals of the Men’s 200 meters.
World record holder Bolt eased into 200 metre semi-finals, with a time of 20.28 seconds. His compatriot, Omar McLeod won Gold in men’s 110m hurdles, with Orlando Ortega from Spain taking Silver, and Dimitri Bascou from France bagging Bronze.
In the long distance Athletics events, Faith Kipyegon of Kenya clinched Gold in Women’s 1500meter final with a time of 4:08.92 minutes, beating world record holder Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia who settled for Silver with the Bronze medal going to Jennifer Simpson of the United States of America.
Meanwhile China caused a shock quarter-final upset in volleyball, after defeating the Brazilian women’s volleyball team, who won London 2012 and Bejing 2008, 3 sets to 2. It was a bitter blow for Brazil, who are dominant in volleyball and especially after their Women’s football team also lost out on a place for Gold.
Great Britain racked up another Gold Medal as Laura Trott became the first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals by retaining her omnium title. The world champion who is 24 year old moved ahead of Charlotte Dujardin, who won her third Olympic gold with victory in the individual dressage. Track cyclist Jason Kenny also won the men’s Keirin to claim his third gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and his sixth gold overall.
In Gymnastics, United States’ Simone Biles secured her fourth gold medal of Rio 2016 scoring 15.966 to take the title and add to her all-around, vault and team gold medals.