Jemima Sumgong’s story in her marathon win is one for the ages. After falling down during the race in London in 2016, Jemima still won. In very hot conditions, Jemima Sumgong persevered to win the Olympic marathon on Day 3. Here are the finer points on Day 3 that our friends at EME news provided us!
EME NEWS (AUG 14, 2016)
OLYMPIC GAMES 3RD DAY
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I told him in Jamaica when he was there. My coach and I were having a conversation. My coach was saying ‘you’re the only guy right now, other than me, who can break this (400m) world record’. Because he got speed and strength and he came out here to do that. I’m really happy for him,” Usain Bolt about Van Niekerk.
“I really want the 200 metres world record. That’s something I really want. After the semifinals, I think if I can get a good night’s rest, there’s the possibility that I could. I’m going to go out there and leave it all on the track. So come the 200 metres finals I’m just going to run as hard as I possibly can and try to execute as best as I can. But the record, that’s what I really want,” Usain Bolt after the 100 m.
“Achieving what I just did, I think the sky is the limit. There is no way I’m going to limit myself. She is an amazing woman (coach Ans Botha), she’s played a huge role in where I am today. She’s really kept me very disciplined and very focused and I’m just grateful that I could trust in her work and I think it speaks for itself. My family is here, I can’t wait to enjoy this moment with each and every one of them,” Wayde Van Niekerk.
RESULT OF THE DAY
Wayde Van Niekerk World record 43.03, his splits courtesy J.P. Vazel 10.7, 20.5 (9.8), 31.0 (10.5), 43.0 (12.0). South Africa never had official men World record in events 100-400 m in electronic era. Paul Nash clocked 10.0 hand timing in 1968 in Krugersdorp what was ratified as World record.
Usain Bolt his 9.81 was his jubilee 50th sub 10 time. And of course record 3rd gold in a row in the 100 m.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Except of 400 m super race, high level of triple jump final. Unexpected also protesters at the marathon finish.
MEDALS (19 countries)
1. USA 2-2-1, 2. JAM 2-0-1, 3. KEN 1-2-0, 4. GBR 1-1-1, 5. CHN and RSA 1-1-0
POINTS (40 countries)
1. USA 65, 2. ETH 37, 3. KEN 33, 4. JAM 30, 5. GBR 28, 6. GER 25
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medal
Jos Hermens 3, Ricky Simms 2, Karen Locke, Vera Michallek, Helena Van der Plaetsen, Adrian Laidlaw, Tyler Kukahiko, Federico Rosa, Peet van Zyl.
Yes: Farah, Bolt, No: T. Dibaba, Adams, Chen Ding, R. Harting, Fraser-Pryce, Rutherford, Ennis-Hill, Rypakova, James
WR 2 (Ayana, Van Niekerk), OR 2 (Ayana, Van Niekerk), WL 6 (Ayana, Van Niekerk, Harting, Carter, Ibarguen), World Hept best (Thiam, Johnson-Thompson HJ)
Klishina is back
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): Long jumper Darya Klishina is eligible to compete for Russia at Rio 2016 after a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In a verdict the ad-hoc CAS division based here confirmed how they have upheld the appeal, meaning Klishina is once again eligible to compete in the Olympic long jump qualifying starting tomorrow. She will be the only Russian athletics athlete competing at the Games. According to CAS, the IAAF Doping Review Board determined that the athlete was “directly affected and tainted by State organised doping scheme described in the McLaren Report”. “Furthermore, the IAAF DRB noted that the results management in respect of certain of the athlete’s samples has been subject to tamperingand manipulation during the “relevant period” (i.e. starting on 1 January 2014).” Informs insidethegames.
STATS (by Ken Nakamura)
100m: 9.86 is the fourth fastest semi in Olympic 100m; only Gatlin’s 9.82 from 2012 is faster.. Now 10.01 is the fastest time that failed to qualify for the final of 100m in the Olympic Games. For three Games in a row JAM won both men and women’s 100m. Both Bolt and Gatlin won record third Olympic medals at 100m. Six sprinters broke 10 seconds, tying the record number from 1991 Worlds, 2008 Olympics and 2011 Eugene.
400 m: Best marks for place (for all competitions) were set for 1st, 4th to 8th. Second best marks for place (for all competitions) set for 2nd & 3rd. Best marks for 1st to 8th at the Olympic 400m were set. Simply the best race ever. Winning margin of 0.73 sec is NOT the largest ever. In 2008 Merritt won by 0.99 sec.
TJ: Both Ibarguen and Rypakova won second Olympic medal in WTJ, thus tying Mbango, Devetzi and Lebedeva. Rojas won first medal for VEN at WTJ in the Olympic Games. 43cm is the largest spread between 1st and 3rd.
HJ: 2.29 tied the highest HJ in the qualifying round of Olympic Games from 2008 and 2012.As with 1996 & 2012. 2.26 is the highest HJ that failed to make the final.
Mar:Sumgong won first gold for KEN at Olympic women’s marathon. First medal for BRN, third medal (first bronze) for ETH; they have two gold. 2:24:04 is the fastest marathon in Rio de Janeiro and 6th fastest marathon in the month of August.
Add to 10 000 m: 13:12.06 for the final 5000m of 10000m is (probably) the fastest in the Olympic Games history. Previously 1996 was fastest with 13:12.12; this is when Tergat tried to run away from Haile.
OTHER RIO NEWS
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): The International Olympic Committee will continue to push for lifetime bans for athletes with a doping history from competing at the Olympics, informs Reuters. “We have tried on a couple of occasions. Unfortunately the Court of Arbitration for Sport didn’t want to be as tough as us and we understand that there are legal reasons why we can’t be. But we will certainly go away and think and see a way we can do that, where serious doping offences lead to a lifetime ban,” said IOC spokesman Mark Adams.
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): Jessica Ennis-Hill is considering retirement after winning a silver medal in the heptathlon, informs AP. “I’ve just got to make a decision as to whether this is my last heptathlon or not. I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved the last few years. I’ve got to have a think,” she said.
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam isn’t sure if she will take part in the individual high jump, informs Le Soir. “I just won the gold medal in the heptathlon and I have other things to think about,” she said. However, her coach Roger Lespagnard is hoping she will double up. “I hope she will do it! Imagine if she does a jump at 1.98m on the first try? She may as well leave Brazil with two titles,” he said.
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): Dafne Schippers’ coach Bart Bennema has said she has been struggling with an injury in the lead-up to the Olympics, informs Reuters. “But we don’t want to say more to make her competitors aware. I was glad she could make the start,” he said. It is rumoured Schippers has a groin injury but Bennema has said she will still compete in the 200m. “There is no reason for concern about the 200m,” he added.
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): David Rudisha has been pleased with his form ahead of the Olympic 800m final, informs the Daily Nation. “I just want to tell Kenyans Rudisha amerudi (Rudisha is back). It was important just to get to the final alongside my teammates. I feel good and my form is back,” he said.
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): World 10,000m silver medallist Paul Tanui doesn’t believe Mo Farah is unbeatable even though he hasn’t been beaten at the distance since 2011, informs the Daily Nation. “He is a very tough competitor. But I believe some day one of us will beat him,” he said.
RIO De JANEIRO (BRA): Christelle Daunay dropped out of the marathon around the 30km mark due to injury, informs L’Equipe. “I had pain in my Achilles tendon for several days. I was going at my own pace and I was happy with my race, but the pain moved up to my hamstring,” she said. The 41-year-old hasn’t ruled out trying to extend her career through until the 2020 Olympics.
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): Sara Moreira dropped out of the marathon due to a right leg injury, informs observador.pt. She “felt a pain at around two kilometers” and dropped out around the 7km mark.
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): Alessandra Aguilar collapsed at the 27km due to dehydration, informs RFEA. “I did not see it coming. I was fine for 27 kilometers and suddenly it went all black. I do not understand,” she said.
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): Jennifer Oeser will extend her career through until at least 2017, informs Leichtathletik.de. She finished ninth with 6401 points.
PRETORIA (RSA): Oscar Pistorius has been put on suicide watch a week after he was take to hospital with wrist injuries, informs the Daily Mail.
OSLO (NOR, Aug 12): Fast windy 100 m at Bislett Stadium won in 10.18 (+3.7) by Salun Ageze Kashaali.
The right difference in thousands in women 100 m between 3rd and 4th was 0.007, thus the times 10.852 and 10.859.