On the day 9th at Rio Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in 100m dash at his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and win Gold. “Somebody said I can become immortal,” said Bolt. “Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal.”
India’s Dipa Karmakar finished 4th at Gymnastics and narrowly missed a medal, despite performing really well. She took to Twitter saying “Sorry to 1.3 billion people,” it was retweeted several thousand times.
Being the last man standing for the Ireland team, Michael Conlan edged closer to fulfilling his prophecy of claiming gold in Rio by easily dispatching Armenia’s Aram Avagyan by a unanimous decision in boxing quarter finals.
Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack delivered a superb performance in the women’s marathon as she set a new personal best time en route to a 20th-place finish at Rio 2016.
Andy Murray wrote his name into the Olympic history books when he became the first tennis player ever to win two singles gold medals.
Britain had never won an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics before Sunday. In a span of about an hour, Max Whitlock gave the British two. After winning a bronze in men’s all-around at the Rio Games, then took the top spot in the floor exercise and pommel horse on Sunday.