Usain Bolt completed a unique third straight sprint double at the Olympics Thursday and expects that to be good enough to join the all-time greats in world sport. He also suggested he has ran his last big 200m race.
The world's champion in the women's discus throw, Sandra Perkovic of Croatia, won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday by throwing 69.21 metres, defending the title won at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
American Christian Taylor got back-to-back triple jump Olympic gold medals with a first-round effort while Croatia's Sandra Perkovic flirted with disaster before likewise repeating in the women's discus on a Tuesday which also saw Usain Bolt back in action.
Jamaican star Usain Bolt further cemented his status as a global sporting icon with a third straight Olympic 100-metre gold in Rio de Janeiro on a Sunday night which also saw Michael Johnson's long-standing 400m world record broken.
Long jumper Darya Klishina will be Russia's only track and field athlete at the Olympic Games after 67 others were banned due to systematic doping. The US-based Klishina faces the pressure of being called a traitor back home and the burden of the world's eyes upon her.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) can't make a decision on whether Russian middle-distance runner Yuliya Stepanova can take part in the summer Olympic Games until it receives a request to do so from world athletics body IAAF.
Russia's athletics federation is to go the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to appeal against its Olympics suspension, the head of its Olympic committee, Alexander Zhukov, said in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday.