Phelps wins gold in what might be final Olympic event

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It's been a good 24 hours for Ledecky and her roommate in Rio - she's staying with Simone Manuel, who swam to her own gold medal last night.

Phelps qualified for the 100m butterfly finals in awesome fashion Thursday night, swimming in the semifinals a little more than a half hour after winning gold in the 200-meter individual medley.

The men's team pursuit finals will be held at 6:42 p.m., a day after the British continued their domination in the team sprints, winning a third consecutive gold.

The incident was the bloodiest of several at the start of South America's first Olympic Games. Canada's Hilary Caldwell won the bronze medal. Britain and Germany are the favorites in the men's eight but could be challenged by the US crew.

The final blow was Lisa Dahlkvist calmly slotting the last penalty kick past U.S. goalie Hope Solo.

"He's my coach today, and he's given me everything that he knows to be the best shot putter I can be", Carter said of her father. He added that the pool for water polo and synchronized swimming is being affected in the same way but "we expect the color to be back to blue very shortly". "I'm just proud to be part of that history". "And I think he's coming back again".

Singapore's first Olympics medal was won by weightlifter Tan Howe Liang, who bagged a silver in Rome in 1960.

Later, Solo tweeted: "Losing sucks. I'm really bad at it".

By competing in the first semi, Phelps has less time to warm down after the 200 IM.

The officers from Brazil's national security force who were sent to Rio for the Olympics relied on a Global Positioning System device to navigate unfamiliar streets Wednesday afternoon, but they took a wrong turn off a highway leading to Rio's worldwide airport.

OH NO, NEYMAR: In a scary scene for Brazilian fans at the team's arrival in Sao Paulo for the quarterfinals of the Olympic soccer tournament, superstar Neymar limped heavily with his ankle wrapped up.

The dominating USA basketball teams will be back on the court at the Rio Olympics, with the men hoping to make sure their last contest - a scrambling win against Australia - was just a wobble.

Olympic track and field events are starting Friday, including preliminary heats in the women's 100 meters.

The U.S. has dominated the event since 2006 and now has 11 straight world and Olympic titles, an outstanding dynasty in team sports. He's been caught using banned substances twice (the first was later ruled as taken for attention deficit disorder) but the second brought a four-year ban for excessive testosterone.

The men's 10,000 kicks off with Farrah the dominant athlete. She missed the 200 free final in her only other individual event in Rio.

Day 9 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, gymnastics, tennis, golf, fencing and more.

Saturday could be Michael Phelps's last time in an Olympic competition.

The Americans have captured gold in every 4x100-meter medley relay dating back to 1984.

The U.S. already has another superstar in Katie Ledecky, who at age 15 won the 800m freestyle in the second-fastest time in history and, now all of 19, won it again Friday night for her fourth gold of the Rio meet.

Medals also will be awarded in the men's 1500 meter freestyle but defending champion Sun Yang of China failed to qualify. Mireia Belmonte Garcia of Spain had the fastest qualifying time Tuesday.

Five sprinters at Rio have joined the small list of women to crack the 10.8-second mark: Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast and American teammates English Gardner, Tianna Bartoletta and Tori Bowie.

The finals are on Sunday night, and Bolt has told his parents he's ready for them despite nursing a sore hamstring. American Justin Gatlin is considered the best threat to stop him.

"For the first time since 1968" - how cool does that sound?

"Being able to close the door on this sport how I want to, that's why I'm happy now", he said.

With Phelps retiring at the end of this Olympics, Schooling paid tribute to his idol at a standing room only press conference later, when he said: "He's the Greatest".

A police officer has died after being shot in the head when he and two others working security at the Rio Olympics got lost near a slum and encountered gunfire.

Considering all the jaw-dropping moments he's manufactured this week and how he's two races away from an all-gold, six-medal haul at these Games, it makes sense to at least wonder. Her comments sparked protests on Russian social media at what some sugge.

Kazikov says only one flag was involved and perhaps it was "the fault of a cleaner" rather than an anti-Russian conspiracy.



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