Report14 Aug 2016

Day three in numbers – Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Wayde van Niekerk wins the 400m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (© Getty Images)

Four more Olympic champions and a second world record; the numbers that mattered on day three of athletics action at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Women’s marathon

gold medal for Jemima Sumgong in 2:24.04 – Kenya’s first Olympic title in the women’s event.

Olympic marathon finishes for Chile’s Erika Oliveira. The 40-year-old becomes the first person to complete the feat.

Jemima Sumgong, Eunice Kirwa and Mare Dibaba pass the Museum of Tomorrow in the marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games


-second winning margin for Sumgong ahead of Eunice Kirwa.

sets of identical twins. Korea’s Hye-Song and Hye-Gyong Kim ran 2:28.36 for 10th and 11th. Germany’s Anna and Lisa Hahner finished in 81st and 82nd, holding hands while crossing the line.

Luik sisters lined up, two of them finished. Estonia’s marathon triplets Lily, Leila and Liina are the first triplets to contest an Olympic final.

Men’s 400m final

seconds – a world record and Wayde van Niekerk’s winning time.

seconds by which van Niekerk bettered Michael Johnson’s former world record.

days Michael Johnson’s record from the 1999 IAAF World Championships in Seville stood unchallenged for.

Wayde van Niekerk wins the 400m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games


the lane Van Niekerk was running in with past Olympic champions Kirani James and Lashawn Merritt chasing him.

national records fell. Trinidad and Tobago’s Machel Cedenio ran 44.01 for fourth and Ali Khamis Khamis of Bahrain clocked 44.36 for sixth.

men recorded a time faster than 44.50, an unprecedented feat in a 400m race.

Men’s 100m final

individual Olympic titles Usain Bolt has to his name. He won gold in 9.81.

days – or six years, 11 months and 29 days – since Usain Bolt began his Olympic winning streak in Beijing 2008.

years since Canada last earned a medal in the men’s 100m. Andre De Grasse took bronze in 9.91.

Usain Bolt wins the 100m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games


years since the last time a French athlete qualified for a men’s Olympic 100m final. Jimmy Vicaut finished seventh in 10.04.

seconds by which Britain’s Chijindu Ujah missed out on the 100m final.

Women’s triple jump

Olympic athletics titles Colombia had won before Caterine Ibarguen took gold with 15.17m today.

competition Ibarguen lost between finishing second in the 2012 Olympic final in London and tonight.

Caterine Ibarguen in the triple jump at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games


metres and a US record for Keturah Orji, who finished fourth.

centimetres separated third, fourth, fifth and sixth with three centimetres between each of them.

Women’s 1500m semi finals

nationalities will be represented in Tuesday’s final.

the fastest time in the semi-final set by world champion Genzebe Dibaba.

Men’s high jump qualifying

men will be lining up in the men’s high jump final on Tuesday (16 Aug).

jumps for Bogdan Bondarenko were enough to secure him a place in the final.

Michelle Sammet for the IAAF