Sports news review starts with Rio athletics, where Usein Bolt dominated in 200m semifinals. Bolt recorded the fastest time of all competitors, but we won’t see another clash against Justin Gatlin, since the American failed to qualify for the finals, after having the ninth best time in the semifinals! Bolt’s compatriot, sprinter Elaine Thompson, won gold medal on the 200m race in front of Schippers and Bowie and added that title to 100m meters gold medal she won previously. She is the first woman who did that on Olympics since Florence Griffith Joyner in 1980.
On Olympic basketball tournament for men Serbia defeated Croatia by 86:83 and advanced to the semifinal, where they will face Australia. In the second semifinal USA will play against Spain.
On Olympic basketball tournament for women Spain defeated Serbia in the semifinal match by 68:54.
On Olympic volleyball tournament for men Brazil defeated Argentina by 3:1 in the last quarterfinal match. Brazil will face Russia in the semifinal, while Italy will play against Russia.
On Olympic volleyball tournament for women Serbia defeated USA by 3:2 in the first semifinal match.
On Olympic handball tournament for men, Poland shook Croatia by 30:27 in the last quarterfinal match and qualified for the semifinals, where they will play against Denmark. In the second semifinal France will play against Germany.
On Olympic handball tournament for women France defeated Netherlands by 24:23 in the first semifinal match and qualified for the finals.
On Olympic water polo tournament for men Croatia defeated Montenegro in semifinal match by 12:8, while Serbia defeated Italy by 10:8 and these two teams will face off in a gold medal match.
Kaori Icho won the historic fourth straight Olympic gold medal in her career and became the first wrestler to achieve that.
Europa League qualifiers were played today: Astana defeated BATE by 2:0, Dinamo Tbilisi lost at home against PAOK by 3:0, Sonderjyske and Sparta Prague played 0:0, Krasnodar defeated Partizani by 4:0, Midtjylland lost at home against Osmanlispor by 1:0, AEK Larnaca lost at home against Liberec by 1:0, Austria Wien defeated Rosenborg by 2:1, Gabala defeated Maribor by 3:1, Goteborg defeated Qarabag by 1:0, Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Hajduk Split by 2:1, Slavia Prague lost at home against Anderlecht by 3:0, Basaksehir lost at home against Shakhtar Donetsk by 2:1, Fenerbahce defeated Grasshoppers by 3:0, Lokomotiva Zagreb and Genk played 2:2, Panathinaikos defeated Brondby by 3:0, Vojvodina lost at home against AZ Alkmaar by 3:0, Astra and West Ham played 1:1, Gent defeated Shkendija by 2:1, Sassuolo defeated Crvena zvezda by 3:0, Arouca lost at home against Olympiakos by 1:0 and Trencin lost at home against Rapid Wien by 4:0.
On ATP Masters in Cincinnati eight matches were played today. Anderson defeated Gasquet by 2:0, Cilic defeated Verdasco by 2:0, Berdych defeated Granollers by 2:0, Murray defeated Monaco by 2:0, Sugita defeated Mahut by 2:0 and we also saw three upsets – Dimitrov defeated Wawrinka by 2:0, Johnson defeated Tsonga by 2:0 and Coric defeated Nadal by 2:0.
On WTA tournament in Cincinnati ten matches were played today. Muguruza defeated Vandeweghe by 2:0, Bacsinszky defeated Tsurenko by 2:0, Kerber defeated Mladenovic by 2:0, Kuznetsova defeated Riske by 2:1, Radwanska defeated Petkovic by 2:0, Pavlyuchenkova defeated Nara by 2:0, Cibulkova defeated Larsson by 2:1, Pliskova defeated Doi by 2:0, Suarez Navarro defeated Vinci by 2:0 and Halep defeated Gavrilova by 2:0.