The Latest: Bolt gives fans ‘To the World Pose’ after gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

10:55 p.m.

Minutes after winning Olympic gold, Usain Bolt unlaced his now-famous gold spikes and took selfies with fans in the near-capacity stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Then, he turned his yellow hat backward, kneeled down and gave the crowd what it really wanted: The arching “To the World Pose.”

The Jamaican superstar won the signature event in track and field on Sunday night added this race to his already gleaming resume as the first person to capture three straight 100-meter titles at the Olympics.

Bolt beat American Justin Gatlin, who was greeted by the fans with raucous boos, by .08 seconds. Andre de Grasse of Canada won the bronze.


10:35 p.m.

Usain Bolt became the first person to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, blowing down the straightaway in 9.81 seconds for his seventh overall Olympic gold.

American Justin Gatlin, Bolt’s closest pursuer over the past four years, finished second, .08 seconds behind. Andre de Grasse of Canada won the bronze.

Bolt came into the Olympics not having run a 100 since June 30, when he pulled out of Jamaican national championships with a bad left hamstring.

The rehab began immediately, and on a muggy Sunday night in Rio, the shining star of track and field showed no signs of distress.

After a typically clunky burst out of the starting block, he started pulling away from Gatlin with about 30 meters left.

He’s not done. Qualifying for the men’s 200, his favorite race, starts Tuesday, with the relay on Friday.


10:25 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Usain Bolt wins unprecedented third Olympic gold in 100 meters, defeating Justin Gatlin of the US by .08 seconds.


10:20 p.m.

Florian Fuchs scored with no time remaining on the clock, and two-time defending Olympic champion Germany scored twice in the final minute to beat New Zealand 3-2 Sunday in the men’s field hockey quarterfinals.

Germany trailed 2-0 before scoring all three of its goals in the final five minutes. Moritz Furste scored on a penalty corner at 55:29, then scored on another penalty corner with 41 seconds remaining.

New Zealand went ahead 1-0 on a goal by Hugo Inglis early in the second period, and increased its lead to 2-0 on a goal by Shea McAleese early in the fourth.

Germany advanced to play Argentina, which defeated Spain 2-1 earlier in the day.


10:15 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia has won the triple jump at the Rio Games, with a jump of 15.17 meters on her fourth attempt to win the gold. Yulimar Rochas of Venezuela took silver with 14.98 and defending champion Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan settled for bronze with 14.74.


10:15 p.m.

Wayde van Niekerk has won the Olympic 400-meter title in a world-record 43.03 seconds, lowering the mark set by Michael Johnson in 1999.

And the South African did it from the outside lane. Van Niekerk stormed out of the blocks and kept going, holding off 2012 Olympic champion Kirani James and 2008 winner LaShawn Merritt, who both ran season-best times to finish with silver and bronze.

Johnson set the previous world record of 43.18 at Seville, Spain, in 1999.

Van Niekerk’s previous personal record was 43.48.


10:05 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT-WORLD RECORD: Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa has won the Olympic 400-meter title in a world record 43.03 seconds. Van Niekerk, running in the outside lane, stormed out of the blocks and held off of 2012 champion Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt. He lowered the mark of 43.18 that Michael Johnson set in Seville, Spain, in 1999.

10 p.m.

Andrew Fisher saw his chances at making the men’s 100-meter final dashed when he false started in the semifinals.

The sprinter representing Bahrain blamed a hovering helicopter.

Fisher said the helicopter approached Olympic Stadium as he was in the starting block and it distracted him. He knew instantly he was disqualified.

He said it’s the first false start of his international career.

Fisher said “it was the chopper,” and “that should never happen at a meet this big.”


9:55 p.m.

The coach of long jumper Darya Klishina, the only Russian entered in Olympic track and field, tells the Associated Press she is trying to block out the uncertainty over whether she can compete.

Klishina was at a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing earlier Sunday as she fights to stay in the Olympics.

When the Russian team barred due to doping scandals, the IAAF gave Klishina an exemption it then withdrew citing “new information”. Klishina’s lawyer says that concerns possible tampering with doping samples by Russian authorities.

Coach Loren Seagrave says their plan is to “act as if” Klishina can compete and “we don’t yet know the outcome so we must look at the situation in the positive.”

Klishina trained at a warmup track near the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.


9:20 p.m.

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin set up the biggest clash on the Olympic track by both winning their 100 meters semifinals.

Bolt was slow out of the blocks again but powered through the midsection before easing across the line in a season’s best of 9.86. He had time to look left and right before turning the power off, showing off the smile the world has come to love. Andre de Grasse of Canada finished in 9.92 to go through.

Gatlin was all business, fast from the start and barely letting up at the finish for a time of 9.94. After being roundly booed by the crowd before the start, he immediately disappeared into the stadium tunnel after his win.

Jimmy Vicaut of France won the first heat in 9.95, turning around a disappointing season with a place in the final.

Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade was out, finishing fifth in the first heat with a time of 10.05.


9:10 p.m.

World champion Allyson Felix ran a season-best 49.67 to lead the qualifiers into the women’s 400-meter final.

Felix is running only in the 400 after missing a chance to defend her Olympic 200-meter title by failing to make the U.S. team. She went out hard and coasted to the finish ahead of Shaunae Miller, the world championship silver medalist of Bahamas.

There’ll be three Americans and two Jamaicans in Monday’s final.

Phyllis Francis of the United States won the first of the three semifinal heats in 50.31, holding off Stephenie Ann McPherson of Jamaica.

World championships bronze medalist Shericka Jackson set a personal best 49.83 to win the second heat, overhauling American Natasha Hastings on the line.

Christine Ohuruogu, the 2008 Olympic champion and silver medalist in London in 2012, was knocked out after finishing fifth in the first heat.


9:05 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Andy Murray of Britain beat Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina for his second consecutive Olympic singles gold medal.

Murray’s 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory Sunday at the Rio Games makes him the first man or woman with two Olympic singles titles, let alone two in a row.

At London in 2012, Murray won a singles gold and mixed doubles silver.

The second-seeded Murray stretched his winning streak to a career-high 18 matches and stopped the resurgent run of the 141st-ranked del Potro, who knocked off No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the first round and No. 3 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.

Del Potro’s silver goes alongside his bronze from four years ago.

Kei Nishikori defeated Nadal for the bronze earlier Sunday.


9:05 p.m.

Sarah Robles won the United States’ first weightlifting medal for 16 years Sunday with bronze in the women’s over-75-kilogram category.

China’s Meng Suping won gold with 130 kilograms in the snatch and 177 in the clean and jerk for a total of 307, one more than second-placed Kim Kuk Hyang of North Korea.

Robles lifted 286 total, with 126 in the snatch and 160 in the clean and jerk.

After making her final lift, Robles sank onto her knees and gave a roar of delight before blowing a kiss to the crowd.

The last U.S. medal winners in weightlifting were Tara Nott and Cheryl Haworth when the women’s events debuted in 2000. The last U.S. men’s medals were in 1984.


8:40 p.m.

Michael Phelps insists his swimming career is over. He’s got big plans for the next phase of his life, and it starts with being a father to 3-month-old son Boomer.

The most decorated athlete in Olympics history says he is looking forward to having the time to devote to his son after being so tied up with training for the Rio Games.

He said on Sunday that he ditched the athletes village to stay with Boomer and his fiancee, Nicole Johnson, on Saturday night. While other athletes celebrate their victories wildly, Phelps says he spent the night changing diapers. He says he wants to be there for Boomer “every step of the way.”

Phelps says he plans to keep swimming, but only for exercise. Phelps would routinely put on weight after performing in the Olympics, but he says he wants to avoid that in retirement.


8 p.m.

The Netherlands defeated Australia 4-0 in a men’s field hockey quarterfinal match between the world’s top two teams on Sunday night.

The second-ranked Dutch advanced to play neighbor Belgium in a Tuesday semifinal. Belgium defeated India 3-1 earlier in the day.

The top-ranked Australians had medaled in six consecutive Olympics, claiming gold in 2004 and bronze in 2008 and 2012.

Billy Bakker scored for the Netherlands 49 seconds into the match to set the tone.

Australia dominated possession in the second period, but the Netherlands consistently made good defensive plays in the circle. The Dutch then added to their lead when Bob de Voogd knocked one in late in the second.

Valentin Verga scored for the Dutch early in the third period, and Mink van der Weerden added another goal early in the fourth.

Goalie Jaap Stockmann registered the shutout for the Netherlands.


7:30 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: France has won the gold medal in men’s team epee, easily defeating Italy 45-31 in a matchup between two of the sport’s traditional powers.

Until Sunday, France overall had won just one silver and one bronze in fencing in the Rio Olympics. They were left off the podium entirely in 2012 in London.

The team of Yannick Borel, Daniel Jarent and Jean-Michel Lucenay brought that golden shutout to an end on the last day of the fencing tournament.

Borel wrapped the match up with a quick touch of opponent Marco Fichera. Borel ripped off his mask and let out a scream to celebrate.

France was the favorite as the top-ranked squad in the world coming into the Summer Games.

Hungary won the bronze after beating Ukraine 39-37.


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