2016 Olympics: Day 8 Gold Medals & Medal Table

Michael Phelps & Team USA

Another dominant day for the United States with four gold medals, including winning both men’s and women’s 4×100 medley relays, as Michael Phelps picked up gold medal number 23 of his career, the final one it seems. Mo Farah won one of three gold medals for Great Britain by repeating as 10,000 meters champion, and Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson positioned herself as the fastest woman in the world with a gold medal in the women’s 100 meters.

Athletics, men’s 10,000 meters: Despite stumbling during the race, Mo Farah of Great Britain repeats as the 10 kilometers champion with a time of 27:05.17. Paul Tanui of Kenya took silver, Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia got bronze.

Athletics, men’s long jump: Jeff Henderson won gold for the United States with 8.38, just one centimeter better than silver medalist Luvo Manyonga of South Africa. Britain’s Greg Rutherford, the winner in London, finished with bronze.

Athletics, men’s discus throw: Christoph Harting of Germany got the gold with a personal best of 68.37, beating Piotr Malachowski of Poland (silver) and Daniel Jasinski, also of Germany.

Athletics, women’s 100 meters: Elaine Thompson of Jamaica ran a 10.71 to win a surprising gold, ahead of American Tori Bowie (silver, 10.83) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, taking bronze.

Elaine Thompson 100 meters

Athletics, women’s heptathlon: Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium finished with the gold medal, beating Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain (silver, got gold in London) and Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada, getting bronze.

Cycling, women’s keirin: The Dutch get the gold medal, as Elis Ligtlee finished ahead of Britain’s Becky James (silver) and Anna Meares of Australia, picking up the bronze medal.

Cycling, women’s team pursuit: Great Britain’s quarter of Kate Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell didn’t just win gold, but also set a new world record of 4:13.260. Silver to the United States, bronze to Australia.

Fencing, women’s team sabre: In a Soviet final, Russia beat Ukraine, as gold went to Yekaterina Dyachenko, Yuliya Gavrilova, Yana Egorian and Sofya Velikaya. The United States team got bronze.

Gymnastics, men’s trampoline: Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus won the gold medal, ahead of Dong Dong and Gao Lei of China.

Rowing, men’s single sculls: Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand repeats as champion, finished ahead of Damir Martin (silver, Croatia) and Ondrej Synek (bronze, czech republic).

Rowing, men’s eight: Great Britain take gold, Germany with silver, Netherlands with bronze. The gold medalists: Scott Durant, Tom Ransley, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Matthew Gotrel, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Matthew Langridge, William Satch and Phelan Hill.

Rowing, women’s single sculls: Kim Brennan of Australia won the gold medal, an event she got bronze four years ago in. Genevra Stone of the United States landed silver, Duan Jingli of China picked up bronze.

Rowing, women’s eight: Gold to the United States, silver to Great Britain, bronze to Romania. The winners: Emily Regan, Kerry Simmonds, Amanda Polk, Lauren Schmetterling, Tessa Gobbo, Meghan Musnicki, Elle Logan, Amanda Elmore, Katelin Snyder.

Shooting, men’s 25 metre rapid fire pistol: Christian Reitz of Germany, a bronze medalist from Beijing, beat Jean Quiquampoix of France in the final, while Li Yuehong of China took bronze.

Shooting, men’s skeet: Gabriele Rosetti of Italy with gold, silver to Marcus Svensson of Sweden, bronze to Abdullah Al-Rashidi of Kuwait.

Gregorio Paltrinieri

Swimming, men’s 1500 meters freestyle: The world champion added a gold medal to his collection, as Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy swam a 14:34.57, beating Gabriele Detti of Italy as well (bronze), while Connor Jaeger set an American record to take bronze, although he did finish five seconds behind Paltrinieri.

Swimming, men’s 4×100 meters medley relay: The United States won gold, as Ryan Murphy kicked them off to set a new world record with 51.85 (backstroke), and the rest was done by Cody Miller, Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian, altogether setting a new Olympic record. Great Britain got silver with a new national record, Australia picked up bronze.

Swimming, women’s 50 meters freestyle: Pernille Blume of Denmark won with a time of 24.07, 0.02 seconds ahead of Simone Manuel of the United States. Bronze went to Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus.

Swimming, women’s 4×100 meters medley relay: Another gold for the United States, as the foursome of Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Dana Vollmer and Simone Manuel finished first. Silver to Australia, bronze to Denmark.

Tennis, women’s singles: Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig, unranked, won her country’s first gold medal ever, beating Angelique Kerber of Germany, the number 2 ranked player in this tournament. Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic got bronze.

Monica Puig

Weightlifting, men’s 94 kilograms: Sohrab Moradi of Iran took gold, Vadzim Straltsou of Belarus got silver, Aurimas Didzbalis of Lithuania got bronze.

Medal Table

 Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 24 18 17 59
2  China (CHN) 13 11 17 41
3  Great Britain (GBR) 10 13 7 30
4  Germany (GER) 8 5 3 16
5  Japan (JPN) 7 3 14 24
6  Russia (RUS) 6 9 8 23
7  Australia (AUS) 6 7 9 22
8  Italy (ITA) 6 7 5 18
9  South Korea (KOR) 6 3 4 13
10  France (FRA) 5 8 5 18
11  Hungary (HUN) 5 3 3 11
12  Netherlands (NED) 3 2 3 8
13  Spain (ESP) 3 0 2 5
14  New Zealand (NZL) 2 6 0 8
15  Canada (CAN) 2 2 8 12
16  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 2 2 3 7
17  Belgium (BEL) 2 1 1 4
 Thailand (THA) 2 1 1 4
19  Croatia (CRO) 2 1 0 3
20  Switzerland (SUI) 2 0 1 3
21  Iran (IRI) 2 0 0 2
22  Sweden (SWE) 1 3 1 5
23  Denmark (DEN) 1 2 3 6
24  North Korea (PRK) 1 2 2 5
25  Belarus (BLR) 1 2 1 4
26  Brazil (BRA) 1 1 2 4
 Poland (POL) 1 1 2 4
 Romania (ROU) 1 1 2 4
29  Slovenia (SLO) 1 1 1 3
30  Colombia (COL) 1 1 0 2
 Slovakia (SVK) 1 1 0 2
 Vietnam (VIE) 1 1 0 2
33  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 0 3 4
34  Ethiopia (ETH) 1 0 2 3
 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 1 0 2 3
36  Greece (GRE) 1 0 1 2
 Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA) 1 0 1 2
 Jamaica (JAM) 1 0 1 2
39  Argentina (ARG) 1 0 0 1
 Fiji (FIJ) 1 0 0 1
 Kosovo (KOS) 1 0 0 1
 Puerto Rico (PUR) 1 0 0 1
 Singapore (SIN) 1 0 0 1
44  South Africa (RSA) 0 5 1 6
45  Ukraine (UKR) 0 3 1 4
46  Azerbaijan (AZE) 0 2 0 2
 Indonesia (INA) 0 2 0 2
 Kenya (KEN) 0 2 0 2
49  Lithuania (LTU) 0 1 2 3
50  Georgia (GEO) 0 1 1 2
51  Cuba (CUB) 0 1 0 1
 Ireland (IRL) 0 1 0 1
 Malaysia (MAS) 0 1 0 1
 Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 0 1
 Philippines (PHI) 0 1 0 1
 Turkey (TUR) 0 1 0 1
57  Egypt (EGY) 0 0 2 2
 Israel (ISR) 0 0 2 2
 Norway (NOR) 0 0 2 2
 Uzbekistan (UZB) 0 0 2 2
61  Estonia (EST) 0 0 1 1
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 0 0 1 1
 Portugal (POR) 0 0 1 1
 Tunisia (TUN) 0 0 1 1
 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 0 0 1 1
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