The Latest: Brazil’s da Silva wins pole vault gold in upset

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

11:55 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT-UPSET ALERT: Brazil’s Thiago Braz da Silva broke the 6-meter barrier to upset defending champion Renaud Lavillenie and win pole vault gold with an Olympic record of 6.03. Lavillenie, of France, took silver with 5.98 and American Sam Kendricks had bronze with 5.85.


11:30 p.m.

It took a dramatic dive by Shaunae Miller of Bahamas at the finish line to win the women’s 400-meter final, preventing American Allyson Felix from capturing a record fifth Olympic gold medal.

Miller clocked 49.44 seconds, running in lane 7, to narrowly hold off Felix, who finished in 49.51. Shericka Jackson of Jamaica won the bronze in 49.85.

Felix won the 400 at the world championships last year and was planning to run the 200- and 400-meter double in Rio, but was hampered by an ankle injury at the U.S. trials and didn’t make the team for the 200. She won the 200 in London four years ago.

Felix now has seven Olympic medals, including three silvers. She could still run both the 4×100 and the 4×400 relays in Rio.

The 30-year-old American entered the games as one of six women with four Olympic gold medals in track and field.


11:10 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Shaunae Miller of Bahamas has won the women’s 400-meter final with a diving finish, preventing American Allyson Felix from capturing a fifth Olympic gold medal. Miller finished in 49.44 on Monday to narrowly hold off world champion Felix, who finished strongly in 49.51. Shericka Jackson of Jamaica won the bronze in 49.85.


10:55 p.m.

Middle distance runner David Rudisha won gold — but didn’t get a world record this time.

The Kenyan won his second Olympic title in a row on Monday by swerving into the lead just after halfway and using his long strides to kick for home.

The only one to keep close was Taoufik Makhloufi, the 1,500 gold medalist at the London Games four years ago.

Between the two middle distance champions, Rudisha never gave the Algerian a chance and won in 1 minute, 42.15 seconds, over a second of the time he set at the Olympics four years ago.

Makhloufi ran an Algerian record of 1:42.61 and Clayton Murphy of the United States set a personal best of 1:42.93 for bronze.


10:50 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: David Rudisha of Kenya has won his second 800-meter Olympic title in a row with a devastating last lap, beating Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria. Clayton Murphy of the United States took bronze. This time, there was no world record, but his time of 1 minute 42.15 was his season’s best.


10 p.m.

Usain Bolt received his latest gold and Justin Gatlin picked up his latest silver — this time, without any fuss.

A night after Bolt won his third Olympic title at 100 meters, beating Gatlin, the medalists returned to the Rio Games track for the ceremony.

Gatlin smiled widely as his name was announced Monday, then blew a kiss to polite applause. No sign of the full-throated booing that accompanied his introduction before Sunday’s sprint.

Gatlin has become a polarizing figure in the sport after serving two doping bans.

A year ago at the world championships in Beijing, Gatlin also finished second to Bolt in the 100.

When the American stood on the podium there, he pointed a finger and shouted at someone in the stands who was bothering his mother.


10 p.m.

Rain that caused a 25-minute disruption to the Olympic track and field program has caused havoc on the 110-meter hurdles and the discus preliminaries.

In the hurdles, the first four in each of the five heats automatically advance to the semifinals, along with the next four fastest times.

Organizers announced that the eight hurdlers who didn’t qualify automatically from the two rain-affected heats before the rain delay would get another chance in a special race at the end of Monday night’s schedule to push for a qualifying time.

The discus throwers were having difficulty in the slippery conditions, with nine of the 17 competitors fouling on their first attempt, and six on the second.


9:40 p.m.

China leads the standings after men’s 3-meter springboard preliminaries.

Cao Yuan totaled 498.70 points on Monday as he seeks to add another medal at the Rio Games. Cao won bronze in synchronized 3-meter.

Rommel Pacheco of Mexico was second at 488.25, followed by Kristian Ipsen of the United States at 461.35.

Others advancing to the semifinals include Patrick Hausding of Germany, Jack Laugher of Britain and American Mike Hixon. Laugher earned gold in synchro 3-meter.

Defending champion Ilia Zakharov of Russia barely scraped into the semis, grabbing the 18th and last spot.


9:40 p.m.

The International Cycling Union says it will check Tuesday to see if a wildfire has impacted the mountain bike course for the Rio Olympics.

Ash from a wildfire roughly 10 miles from the Olympic field hockey venue littered the playing surface before the Monday evening session of the women’s quarterfinals in that sport.

The mountain bike center is about 2 miles from the field hockey venue.

The UCI says it is has been told that the fire is under control.

Practice on the mountain bike course begins Wednesday. The women’s race will be held Saturday, with the men’s race on Sunday.


9:15 p.m.

The evening track and field program has resumed after strong rain and winds delayed competition in Rio de Janeiro.

The men’s 110-meter hurdles preliminaries started again with one hurdler falling at the finish line.

The pole vault final and women’s discus preliminaries also had been halted Monday night because of the rain.

Pole vaulters don’t like a lot of wind, especially gusts because it affects their flight. For discus throwers, the wind can affect flight and distance.

Before the evening program was delayed, several discus throwers landed their discuses in the nets because it was so wet. And two heats of the hurdles were completed before the roughly 25-minute delay.


8:50 p.m.

The evening track and field program has been put on hold due to strong winds and rain in Rio de Janeiro.

The pole vault final, women’s discus preliminaries and men’s 110-hurdles were halted Monday night until conditions improve.

Pole vaulters don’t like a lot of wind, especially gusts because it affects their flight. For discus throwers, the wind can affect flight and distance.

Before the evening program was halted, several discus throwers landed their discuses in the nets because it was so wet.

At the same time, the public address system was playing “I’m singing in the rain.”


8:45 p.m.

Ruslan Nurudinov won gold for Uzbekistan on Monday in the men’s 105-kilogram weightlifting division.

It was the first medal of any kind in weightlifting for the Central Asian nation, won with 194kg in the snatch and an Olympic-record 237 in the clean and jerk for a total of 431 kilos.

Nurudinov stuck his tongue out and shouted with joy after his final lift, before bowing to the crowd in triumph, tears in his eyes.

Armenia’s Simon Martirosyan had to settle for silver on 417, and Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Zaichikov won bronze with 416.

World record holder Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan had been considered the favorite for gold, but he missed the Olympics after failing doping retests of samples he gave at the 2008 and 2012 games.


8:05 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Russian Evgeny Tishchenko held off Kazakhstan fighter Vassiliy Levit by unanimous decision and won the heavyweight gold medal.

Levit appeared like he had the fight won, and battered Tishchenko in the head that cut him open and caused a lengthy stoppage in the third round. These are the first Olympics since 1980 where the fighters do not wear headgear.

But the judges thought Tischchenko did enough to survive and win the bout. Tishchenko won 29-28 on all three scorecards.

Levit seemed to control most of the fight and the decision was soundly booed by the fans. Tishchenko was booed out of the ring as the medal stand was assembled. Levit simply smirked and shook his head as he headed to the locker room.

The 25-year-old Tishchenko joins an elite lineage of Olympic champions at the glamour weight, including George Foreman, Ray Mercer and three-time Cuban champs Felix Savon and Teofilo Stevenson. Levit beat Savon’s nephew, Erislandy, to reach the final.

Savon, a Cuban fighter, and Uzbekistan’s Rustam Tulaganov are the bronze medalists.


7:40 p.m.

Authorities say travelers at New York’s Kennedy Airport cheering and loudly celebrating Usain Bolt’s Olympic 100-meter dash victory may have prompted ultimately unfounded reports of gunshots there.

That’s among the possibilities being probed by investigators trying to determine what led to a series of evacuations at the airport Sunday night.

Investigators also are interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage to figure out what caused the chaos.

An internal New York Police Department briefing document obtained by The Associated Press on Monday says patrons started to act “extremely disruptive” after watching the Olympics.

The timing of Bolt’s gold medal success roughly corresponded with an anonymous 911 call from a woman reporting gunshots in Terminal 8. Police say more than 20 people subsequently called 911.

Authorities scoured the terminal and determined no shots had been fired.


7:25 p.m.

Ash from a wildfire roughly 10 miles from the Olympic field hockey venue littered the playing surface before the evening session of the women’s quarterfinals.

High winds rattled and shook the media workroom tent on the site and blew smoke and ash into the area. Germany and the United States had finished playing about an hour before the problem became noticeable.

The first evening match between Great Britain and Spain went on as planned. Argentina will play the Netherlands in the nightcap.


7:20 p.m.

The Olympic Broadcasting Service says all seven people who suffered injuries when an aerial television camera it operates plummeted about 60 feet in the Olympic park have been treated and released from care.

A spokesman says the injuries were minor. They were sustained after an elevated camera that provides aerial views of the park fell to the ground.

An eye witness says he saw the camera hit two women. Chris Adams says “it looked like a flying saucer coming through the air when it hit these two women.”

OBS, which has operated cameras in Olympic parks and arenas since 2001, says it has launched an investigation into the matter.


7:10 p.m.

MEDAL ALERT: Cuban heavyweight Mijain Lopez once again bested Turkish rival Riza Kayaalp — this time with a performance that put him in the company of legendary wrestler Alexander Karelin.

Lopez throttled Kayaalp 6-0 Monday at the Rio Games to capture his third Greco-Roman Olympic gold medal.

Lopez joined Karelin of Russia and Sweden’s Carl Westergren as the only wrestlers with three Olympic titles in the classic discipline.

Lopez, who lost to Kayaalp in last year’s world finals, clinched the match by scoring in just 15 seconds.

It’s the eighth overall world title for Lopez.


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