Rio 2016: Bolt-led Jamaica win 4x100m relay, Sindhu clinches silver
Usain Bolt completed his triple-triple, anchoring the Jamaica 4×100-metre relay to victory in the final to ensure three gold medals at three consecutive Olympics.
He turned a close 4×100 relay race against Japan and the United States, helping Jamaica cross the line in 37.27. Japan won the silver medal, finishing .33 seconds behind.
The U.S. finished the race third but endured yet another relay debacle — disqualified because leadoff runner Mike Rodgers passed the baton to Justin Gatlin outside the exchange zone. That promoted Canada to the bronze medal.
PV Sindhu went down fighting to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the gold medal match of the badminton women’s singles at the Rio Olympics on Friday, clinching silver for India’s second medal at the Games.
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Sindhu won the first game 21-19, recovering from a 16-19 deficit to win five points on the trot and take the game. But two-time world champion Marin jumped out to a quick lead in the second game and held on to it, using her favourite combination of a drop shot followed by a smash at the net to win quick points.
In the deciding game, Sindhu fought hard to erase Marin’s initial lead to trail 11-10 at the break. But she lost her momentum after the break and couldn’t catch up in the end.