Rio Olympics 2016, Day 14 — Usain Bolt completes treble as Jamaica win men's 4x100m gold
Day 14 live blog of Rio Olympics 2016.
That's all from our live coverage of all the action from Day 14. Do catch us again for updates from Day 15. Good bye!
Usain Bolt's 9th Olympic gold medal puts him among an elite group of track & field athletes. pic.twitter.com/9YiwYOBxRu
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07:15 AM IST: Usain Bolt completes the treble as Jamaica win men's 4x100m gold.
07:12 AM IST: Usain Bolt now set for his farewell showdown in men's 4x100m relay final.
07:04 AM IST USA (41.01s) wins gold in the women's 4x100m final. Jamaica (41.36s) gets silver while Great Britan (41.77s) take away bronze.
06:49 AM IST: Usain Bolt would be in action in his farewell Olympics event: 4X100m Relay at 7.05 AM.
06:36 AM IST: Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot wins 5000m final, sets new Olympic record.
06:33 AM IST: Usain Bolt will be in action soon! Stay tuned as the sprinter chases a 'triple-triple'.
05:56 AM IST: Kunhu Muhammad, Muhammad Anas, Dharun Ayyasamy and Rajiv Arokia in men's 4x400 relay heats. India finish 7th with a time of 3:02.24.
05:46 AM IST: India place 13th in the women's 4x400m relay heats, which rules them out of a place in the final.
05:07 AM IST: Up next: Indian athletes in the 4x400 women's relay and the 4x400m men's relay.
03:54 AM IST: Germany defeats Sweden 2-1 to win its first Olympic gold medal in women's football.
03:30 AM IST: Meanwhile, Great Britain beat 2008 and 2012 champions Netherlands 2-0 in the penalty shootout to win their first gold in women's hockey
03:25 AM IST: Hassan Yazdanicharati beats Aniuar Geduev to win gold in men's freestyle 74kg
02:25 AM IST: USA beat Italy 12-5 to win gold in Women's Water Polo.
02:02 AM IST: Meanwhile, Russian Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva announces retirement
01:15 AM IST: Dismal day for golfer Aditi Ashok, ends Round 3 with at 31st place at 2 over par.
01:00 AM IST: Khushbir Kaur finishes 54 in the 20 km Race, Sapana Punia fails to finish the race.
23:30 PM IST: In women's 20km walk, both Khusbir Kaur and Sapna Punia languishing at 45th and 46th places respectively after 6kms.
23:00 PM IST: Meanwhile, two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva announced her retirement from athletics a while ago. Isinbayeva was unable to defend her title in Rio after the Russian squad was hit with a blanket ban by the IAAF over a state-sponsored doping scandal which rocked track and field.
22:30 PM IST: First badminton gold medal for China! Fu Haifeng and Fu Haifeng defeated Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong in three games to win men's doubles gold medal/
21:40 PM IST: Russia won synchronised swimming team gold for the fifth straight Olympics.
21:05 PM IST: Valiant PV Sindhu loses to Carolina Marin in three games, settles for badminton silver medal.
20:20 PM IST: Slovakia`s Matej Toth wins men's 50km race walk. India's Sandeep Kumar finishes 34th.
19:26 PM IST: London Olympics bronze medallist Chen Long beats Victor Axelsen in the semis, 21-14, 21-15 in 28 minutes. He plays Lee Chong Wei in the final.
19:05 PM IST: Sandeep Tomar loses 7-3 against Russia's Victor Lebedev in men's freestyle 57kg wrestling round of 16 bout.
And as it happened with other wrestlers, Tomar now hopes for a repechage round.
Sindhu vs Marin: Here are the key facts ahead of the match:
PV Sindhu (IND)
World Rank: 10
Style: Attacking game, but there was visible glitches during her semi-final win
Carolina Marin (ESP)
World Rank: 1
Played 6: Marin 4, PV Sindhu 2; latest in Hong Kong, won by Marin in straight games.
19: 00 PM IST: Chen Long takes the first game 21-14 in 23 minutes over Victor Axelsen in Men's Singles Semi-final 2.
18:47 PM IST: In the Women's Singles Bronze Medal play-off, Nozomi Okuhara of Japan gets walk over over Xuerui Li of China. The Chinese girl picked up an injury during her semi-final match against Carolina Marin yesterday.
18:40 PM IST: Sandeep Kumar gains five places, but still languishing at 45th place in men's 50KM walk race.
18:35 PM IST: The Lind Dan-Lee Ching Wei rivalry is often compared to the one tennis witnessed between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
They have played the last two Olympics finals, with Lin Dan winning both times. It was the trend in hosts of other big finals, including Asian Games and World Championships.
But the Malaysian performed just enough to have his first big win over the Chinese. He will now play the winner of two young players Victor Axelsen of Denmark and Chen Long of China in the final.
18:30 PM IST: COMING UP! Victor Axelsen vs Chen Long in the Men's Singles Semi-final 2 after 79 minute long classic.
18:27 PM IST: But Lin Dan failed to save the fourth match point, and it gives third successive final to Lee Chong Wei. And most importantly, a change of fortunes for the Malaysian world number one against his great rival.
He won the match 15-21, 21-11, 22-20.
18:25 PM IST: An unforced error for Lee Chong Wei to give Lin Dan a point, but the Super Dane committed an error on the net. Match point to Lee Chong Wei.
Then Lin Dan saved three match points, to level things at 20-20.
18:22 PM IST: An unforced error for Lee Chong Wei to give Lin Dan a point, but the Super Dane committed an error on the net. Match point to Lee Chong Wei, 20-18.
18:20 PM IST: Lee Chong Wei has taken a 18-16 lead over his great great rival Lin Dan in the decider.
18:18 PM IST: Teen sensation Aditi Ashok loses some ground, now T8 on the leaderboard on third day of women's golf competition.
18:15 PM IST: In the men's 50km walk, Sandeep Kumar maintains 50th position after 20km.
18:10 PM IST: Some time to the gig final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin. In the Men's Singles Semi-finals are going Lin Dan took the first game 21-15, then Lee Chong Wei responded strongly, taking the second game 21-11. It's 11-11 after 21 minutes in the third game.
Here's India's complete schedule for today:
Golf: Aditi Ashok will compete in Round 3 of the Women's golf event.
TIME: 4:00 PM IST onwards
Wrestling: Sandeep Tomar will be in action in Men’s Freestyle 57 kg Round of 16
TIME: 06:45 PM IST
Badminton: PV Sindhu will take on the World No. 1 Carolina Marin in women’s singles final.
TIME: 7:00 PM IST
Athletics: Men’s 50 km Race Walk Final: Saneep Kumar
TIME: 4:30 PM IST
Women’s 20 km Race Walk Final: Khushbir Kaur will be participating in Women’s 20 km walk
TIME: 11:00 PM IST
Women's 4x400m relay
TIME: 5:10 AM IST (Saturday)
Men's 4x400m relay
TIME: 5:40 AM IST (Saturday)
New Delhi: The 13th Day of Rio Olympics 2016 will witness PV Sindhu taking on world number one Carolina Marin in the women's singles final of the badminton competition.
Besides, teenage golf sensation Aditi Ashok will continue her action in women's individual event. And there will be Indian interests at track and field competitions.
Catch all the actions LIVE here.