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Deutschlanders win women's football title • Bronze to Canada


08-20-2016 15:56 BJT

Full coverage: 2016 Rio Olympics

We head from the pool to the pitch, and Germany facing Sweden in the women's football final. This match marked the first time either team would play for gold, although the Germans had won bronze on three occasions, and the Swedes finished fourth once.

Deutschlanders win women

Deutschlanders win women's football title • Bronze to Canada

Germany snag a 2-nil lead as Dzsenifer Maroszfan scores in the 48th minute, and Sweden's Linda Sembrant commits an own-goal in the 62nd. Stina Blackstenius cuts it to 2-1 just five minutes later, but the Germans hold on to make it a golden goodbye for retiring coach Silvia Neid. Canada claim bronze with a 2-1 victory over Brazil.

Americans will take on Serbia for gold in men’s basketball

In men's basketball, the two-time defending champs from the USA would reach their third straight gold medal game after beating Spain 82-76. Klay Thompson leading the Americans with 22 points. The second semi-final features Serbia dismantling Australia 87-61, paced by a 22-point effort from Milos Teodosic.

Friday's other highlights included Carolina Marin of Spain winning women's badminton gold, British equestrian rider Nick Skelton prevailing in individual jumping, the British women's field hockey team claiming their first-ever title, the USA women's water polo squad earning their second straight championship, taekwondo competitor Cheick Sallah Cisse grabbing Cote D'Ivoire's historic first Olympic gold medal, and Australia's Chloe Esposito taking top honors in women's modern pentathlon.

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