Rio 2016 Olympics: Usain Bolt once again the king of the track
The athletics is usually the most popular sport in the Olympics but these Rio 2016 could say that has not been such. The Olympic rarely State has provided good tickets except when it came out to track who has returned to be the king of athletics for a few more games: Usain Bolt.
Jamaican met forecasts and returned to win three gold medals to which he aspired: the 100 meters, the 200 meters and 4 x 100 relay. He did the same thing in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 so getting nine Olympic gold medals and become the third athlete in history to reach that figure.
And there it will stay, because Bolt not plan for the time being in Tokyo 2020. While still beating rivals with insulting superiority, the Jamaican is no longer able to approach the records one day succeeded, it noticed that there has no expiration date and is better to finish at the top.
If Bolt is king, another Jamaican, Elaine Thompson, could be the queen of athletics in these Olympic Games. In only 24 years, it is the heir to the throne of the Jamaican sprinters and the first woman since 1998 Seoul making double gold in the 100 and the 200 meters. He escaped the 4 × 100, where Jamaica was ahead United States.
In that quartet was Allyson Felix, the American who could share the throne with Thompson to also achieve two gold medals and one silver. Yes, the gold of Felix were in the two rounds of the relay, 4 × 100 and 4 × 400, and in his only individual event, the 400 meters, was beaten by the Bahamian Shaunae Miller, who literally threw in iron for gold.
With three medals also finished Tori Bowie, with gold in the 4 × 100, silver 100 and bronze in the 200 meters. And the honor of the best medalists we can complete with the two golds Tianna Bartoletta, in length and in the relay 4 x 100, and two gold medals British Mo Farah, who re-signed a double in tests background.
Have not been a few games that have fallen world records, but one of them was of those left speechless. Almaz Ayana, Ethiopian athlete specialist in 5000, was showcased as never before in the 10000 and got cut by almost 15 seconds a record a dark time and a dark school, the Chinese athletes Ma Army.
In addition, last century was the record of Michael Johnson in the 400 meters, but the mark of the American achieved in Sevilla is history. The new world record holder is Wayde Van Niekerk, a South African 24 who aims to be the first to lose 43 seconds in this distance, and you have to take the witness future great attraction of world athletics.
Apart from these records and some Olympic, he fell another world record: the hammer female. However, this is no surprise because, without seeming contempt, we are used to seeing Anita Włodarczyk fight itself repeatedly. Poland is above 82 meters and no one as far as she threw around Rio 2016, even men.