Rio Olympics Daily Preview: August 20

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Day 15 in Rio is a day of finals, with 39 events awarding medals on the next to last day of the Games in Rio.

Watch the gold medal games in women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and women’s handball. In golf, the women’s competition concludes with the final 18 holes of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

MORE: FULL Day 15 streaming schedule

A night of track and field is also packed with finals which includes the women’s high jump, men’s 1500m and the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays.

One highlight for Team USA on Day 15 will be to see if two-time triathlon world champion Gwen Jorgensen can make it onto the podium in Rio after a disappointing race at the 2012 London Olympics where she caught a bad break when her bike got a flat.

What to Watch: Day 15, Aug 20

6:30 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Women’s Golf: Final round


10 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Women’s Triathlon

Must see:

Gwen Jorgensen

Sarah True

Katie Zaferes

The Olympic history for triathlon is comparatively short when compared to other disciplines.  After its introduction to the Olympic program in 2000 the United States has come away with just one medal in the event, silver in 2004.  Heading into Rio, an American is the favorite.  Gwen Jorgensen, who finished 38th in London after her bike got a flat, could be the first athlete to win Olympic gold in the event for the States.


Women’s Basketball

10:30 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Bronze Medal Game – France vs. Serbia

2:30 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Spain


Men’s Soccer

Noon EDT – WATCH LIVE – Bronze Medal Match – Nigeria vs. Honduras

4:30 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Gold Medal Match – Brazil vs. Germany


1:15 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Men’s Boxing: Bantam 56kg final

Must see:

Shakur Stevenson (USA) vs. Robeisy Ramírez (Cuba)


10 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE

Men’s Diving: 10m platform semi & final

Must see:

David Boudia

Steele Johnson


Men’s Water Polo

4:50 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Gold Medal Match – Croatia vs. Serbia


7:10 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Track and Field: Day 15 Evening Session

Must see:

Women’s high jump final – Vashti Cunningham

Men’s 1500m final – Matt Centrowitz

Women’s 800m final

Men’s 5000m final – Mo Farah

Women’s 4x400m relay final – Allyson Felix

Men’s 4x400m relay final

A night of finals in track and field could include some of Team USA’s most notable track and field athletes. Look for the daughter of a former NFL quarterback (Vashti Cunningham, women’s high jump), the oldest American to ever run a race at an Olympic games, (41-year-old Bernard Lagat, men’s 5000m) and the final race of the Games for the girl nicknamed “Chicken Legs” (Allyson Felix, women’s 4x400m relay). Also, see if the USA’s 1500m specialist, Matt Centrowitz, can get on the podium in Rio after finishing fourth in London.


Women’s Volleyball

Noon EDT – WATCH LIVE – Bronze Medal Match – USA vs. Netherlands

9:15 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Gold Medal Match – China vs. Serbia


 

Yalemzerf Yehualaw, Amos Kipruto win London Marathon

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Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw became the youngest female runner to win the London Marathon, while Kenyan Amos Kipruto earned the biggest victory of his career in the men’s race.

Yehualaw, 23, clocked 2:17:26, prevailing by 41 seconds over 2021 London champ Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya.

Yehualaw tripped and fell over a speed bump around the 20-mile mark. She quickly rejoined the lead pack, then pulled away from Jepkosgei by running the 24th mile in a reported 4:43, which converts to 2:03:30 marathon pace; the women’s world record is 2:14:04.

Yehualaw and Jepkosgei were pre-race favorites after world record holder Brigid Kosgei of Kenya withdrew Monday with a right hamstring injury.

On April 24, Yehualaw ran the fastest women’s debut marathon in history, a 2:17:23 to win in Hamburg, Germany.

She has joined the elite tier of female marathoners, a group led by Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir, the reigning Olympic, New York City and Boston champion. Another Ethiopian staked a claim last week when Tigist Assefa won Berlin in 2:15:37, shattering Yehualaw’s national record.

Joan Benoit Samuelson, the first Olympic women’s marathon champion in 1984, finished Sunday’s race in 3:20:20 at age 65.

LONDON MARATHON: Results

Kipruto, 30, won the men’s race in 2:04:39. He broke free from the leading group in the 25th mile and crossed the finish line 33 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Leul Gebresilase, who said he had hamstring problems.

Kipruto, one of the pre-race favorites, had never won a major marathon but did finish second behind world record holder Eliud Kipchoge in Tokyo (2022) and Berlin (2018) and third at the world championships (2019) and Tokyo (2018).

Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest marathoner in history, was fifth after being dropped in the 21st mile. His 2:05:53 was the fastest-ever marathon by a runner 40 years or older. Bekele ran his personal best at the 2019 Berlin Marathon — 2:01:41 — and has not run within four minutes of that time since.

The major marathon season continues next Sunday with the Chicago Marathon, headlined by a women’s field that includes Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich and American Emily Sisson.

London returns next year to its traditional April place after being pushed to October the last three years due to the pandemic.

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2022 London Marathon Results

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2022 London Marathon top-10 results and notable finishers from men’s and women’s elite and wheelchair races. Full searchable results are here. ..

Men’s Elite
1. Amos Kipruto (KEN) — 2:04:39
2. Leul Gebresilase (ETH) — 2:05:12
3. Bashir Abdi (BEL) — 2:05:19
4. Kinde Atanaw (ETH) — 2:05:27
5. Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) — 2:05:53
6. Birhanu Legese (ETH) — 2:06:11
7. Sisay Lemma (ETH) — 2:07:26
8. Brett Robinson (AUS) — 2:09:52
9. Weynay Ghebresilasie (GBR) — 2:11:57
10. Philip Sesemann (GBR) — 2:12:10
DNS. Mo Farah (GBR)

Women’s Elite
1. Yalemzerf Yehualaw (ETH) — 2:17:26
2. Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) — 2:18:07
3. Alemu Megertu (ETH) — 2:18:32
4. Judith Korir (KEN) — 2:18:43
5. Joan Melly (ROU) — 2:19:27
6. Ashete Bekere (ETH) — 2:19:30
7. Mary Ngugi (KEN) — 2:20:22
8. Sutume Kebede (ETH) — 2:20:44
9. Ai Hosoda (JPN) — 2:21:42
10. Rose Harvey (GBR) — 2:27:59
Joan Benoit Samuelson (USA, 1984 Olympic champion) — 3:20:20
DNS. Brigid Kosgei (KEN)

Men’s Wheelchair
1. Marcel Hug (SUI) — 1:24:38
2. Daniel Romanchuk (USA) — 1:24:40
3. David Weir (GBR) — 1:30:41
4. Tomoki Suzuki (JPN) — 1:30:41
5. Jetze Plat (NED) — 1:30:44
6. Aaron Pike (USA) — 1:33:05
7. Sho Watanabe (JPN) — 1:34:16
8. Jake Lappin (USA) — 1:34:16
9. Patrick Monahan (IRL) — 1:34:16
10. Johnboy Smith (GBR) — 1:34:17

Women’s Wheelchair
1. Catherine Debrunner (SUI) — 1:38:24
2. Susannah Scaroni (USA) — 1:42:21
3. Eden Rainbow-Cooper (GBR) — 1:47:27
4. Merle Menje (GER) — 1:47:28
5. Jenna Fesemyer (USA) — 1:47:28
6. Wakako Tsuchida (JPN) — 1:47:28
7. Vanessa De Souza (BRA) — 1:47:29
8. Yen Hoang (USA) — 1:47:29
9. Aline Rocha (BRA) — 1:47:32
10. Christie Dawes (GBR) — 1:47:33

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