Italy’s Jacobs wins 100m, GB breaks record in swimming medals
Sports Desk, Aug 1 (EFE).-Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed the 100m final in a shock win after Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes was disqualified after a false start. The Italian won in 9.80 seconds, only 0.04 clear from American Fred Kerley.
Great Britain’s Duncan Scott made history on Sunday when the swimmer became the first British athlete to win four medals at a single Olympic Games, in which the GB team has won a record eight swimming medals.
Australia’s Emma McKeon also made history on the tenth day of the Games when she won two more golds, becoming the first female swimmer to win seven medals at a single Games.
Alexander Zverev became the first German to win the men’s singles gold medal as he defeated Russia’s Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1, to culminate a run that saw him upset world No.1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.
The duo of Anastasía Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev prevailed in an all-Russian mixed double final over Elena Vesniná and Aslan Karátsev 6-3, 7-6(5), 13-11 to claim the gold medal.
US Xander Schauffele won the golf gold medal ahead of silver medalist Rory Sabbatini of Slovenia and CT Pan of Taiwan, who claimed the bronze medal after a playoff that involved other six players
Triple jumper Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela, a two-time world champion, posted a world record of 15.67 meters on her way to win her maiden Olympic gold medal, ahead of Patricia Mamona of Portugal and Spaniard Ana Peleteiro.EFE