Marina Alabau Neira is a Spanish sailor. She has won a gold medal, one silver medal in 2006 and two bronze medals at the Windsurfing World Championships. She also won five gold medals at the European Championships.
— Los JJOO en RTVE (@JJOORtve) August 14, 2016
WORLD RECORD of Wayde Van Niekerk in 400m final in 43.03 and the First Gold For South Africa In Rio- Rio 2016
That 400m Final was incredible. Jaw dropping performance from Wayde Van Niekirk.
No runner had ever won a 400m final from lane eight. No South African athlete had won an Olympic track gold since 1928. And then Wayde van Niekerk did it on night nine in 43.03, beating Michael Johnson’s 1999 world record time. (Johnson graciously labelled it “a joy and a surprise”.)
It was South Africa’s first gold in Rio, too, just to add the cherry to the top of the cake.
Andy Murray put a brighter shine on his finest tennis season by winning his second straight Olympic gold medal in singles on Sunday night, but surely Juan Martin Del Potro deserves something more precious than silver.
It won’t be ranking points or prize money. This Olympic tennis tournament offered neither, but Del Potro gave it his all just the same, providing start-to-finish entertainment and sentimental resonance.
— Team GB (@TeamGB) August 15, 2016
Back-to-back Olympic gold 🏅.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 15, 2016
Melanie Leupolz is currently the star player for the Bayern Munich club team and was just awarded “Player of the Season’”for the German Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga. Leupolz is on of the members of the Team Germans squad that will take to the pitch on Tuesday in a semi-final game with Canada.
— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) August 13, 2016
Hilary Caldwell’s Bronze Win In 200m Backstroke Gave Canada It’s 6th Olympic Medal That Even Got Justin Trudeau Excited – Rio 2016
As a Canadian trying to remain neutral in Rio was hard at the Olympic Pool. I am not gonna say what was going on, I’ll just let Justin Trudeau express it, as he did to Hilary Caldwell who brought Canada it’s 6th Olympic medal in Swimming. Show the girl your love and follow her on Twitter.
“I saw the time, I looked up and saw the three lights on the blocks so I knew I was third. I was happy, but I did want the gold medal. I saw the time and I gave a little scowl.” – Hilary Caldwell
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 13, 2016
— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) August 13, 2016
Almost every night this week, Hilary Caldwell tried to remain patient while she watched the swimming competition in via television from the Olympic village.
She watched as her Canadian teammates took the world by tidal wave.
Caldwell knew her time would come, however, and vowed to be ready to join the party that has made Canadian women an emerging force in the sport.
On Friday at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, the 25-year-old from White Rock, B.C., got her chance and delivered, earning a bronze medal in the women’s 200-metre backstroke.
It was Canada’s sixth medal in the pool this week.
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 13, 2016