August 18, 2022

The good, the bad and the ugly of the Rio Games

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By Tim Reynolds – AP Sports Writer From Wilmington News RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Michael Phelps won more medals than anyone else, again. And then he said farewell, also again. Usain Bolt kissed the finish line goodbye after enhancing his Olympic legacy. Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky delivered under the burden of enormous expectations. […]

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second, Andre de Grasse bronze

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From BBC Jamaica’s Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016. Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Gatlin, twice banned for doping offences, finished 0.08 seconds behind Bolt […]

Bolt wins world treble with relay gold

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AFP From Business Insider Beijing (AFP) – Usain Bolt capped a memorable world championships by winning a third gold medal on Saturday as anchor of the Jamaican 4x100m relay team, while fierce rivals the United States were disqualified. Bolt ran the final leg of the relay at a packed Bird’s Nest stadium, hurtling through the […]