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Su Bingtian, Xie Zhenye reach 100m semifinals


08-14-2016 10:56 BJT

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In a much anticipated women’s 100m final, defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce only got a bronze in 10.86 seconds, while fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson won gold in 10.71 seconds. Tori Bowie from USA took silver. Meanwhile, Jeff Henderson won the long jump gold, while China's Wang Jianan was fifth.

Defending champion holds off Paul Kipngetich Tanui of Kenya

In the men’s 10,000 meters, all eyes were on Mo Farah to see if he could defend his title. And the man from Great Britain finished first in 27 minutes, 5.17 seconds. Kenya’s Paul Kipngetich Tanui was less than half a second slower for the silver.

The 33-year-old Farah will now look to win the 5,000 meters to repeat his long distance double from the 2012 London Games.

Jamaican sprinter launches bid for golden “treble-treble”
In men’s 100m preliminaries, defending champ Usain Bolt glided smoothly past the field to win his opening race in 10.07 seconds.

The Jamaican legend now launches his bid for the “treble-treble,” aiming to win the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m gold for three Olympics in a row.

China teammate Xie Zhenye advances but Zhang Peimeng eliminated

China’s Su Bingtian also reached the 100m semifinals, registering 10.17 seconds. Teammate Xie Zhenye also advanced in 10.08 seconds, a personal best. Meanwhile, the other Chinese sprinter Zhang Peimeng was 7th in heat 6, and was eliminated.

Darya Klishina out after new evidence uncovered

Meanwhile, Russian track and field suffered a final humiliation at the Rio Games on Saturday when the sport’s governing body suspended long jumper Darya Klishina, Russia’s only athlete to have so far survived a blanket ban for doping.

The suspension relates to new evidence uncovered by an anti-doping probe. Klishina defended herself, saying she was clean and was appealing against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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