Sports News Review starts with the information that double Olympic champion and world record holder in the pole vault, Russian Yelena Isinbayeva, today announced that she is ending her sports career. She did not compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as the Russian athletes have been suspended due doping scandal. At the press conference, Isinbayeva said that she is happy because of the multitude of trophies, as well as that she forgave the representatives of the IAAF, over the decision on suspension, but added “that God will judge them.”
The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt won the second gold medal at the Olympic Games. Bolt in the final race on 200 meters made the time of 19,78 seconds and became the first man who had triumphed three times consecutive in this discipline at the Olympic Games. Silver has won the Canadian Adre De Grasse, who finished the race in a time 20,02 while the bronze medal won Frenchman Cristophe Lemaitre. Lemaitre was on the sixth position when he increased the pace in the finish and came to the medal for 20,12 seconds.
American athlete Ashton Eaton won the gold medal in the decathlon at the Olympic Games. He defended gold medal won in London with 8.893 points collected. Eaton with this result equaled the Olympic record which in 2004 set Czech Roman Sebrle.
Today has been played the first semifinal match at the Olympic Basketball Tournament and the placement in the new final achieved the national team of USA, which was better than Spain with the score of 82:76. In a repeat of the previous two Olympic finals, veteran Pau Gasol once again played a great match, scoring 23 points and 8 rebounds, but he had no adequate support from his teammates. Americans from the start imposed their rhythm and were in the lead. Although Spain has managed to reduce the difference, did not have the strength for complete reversal and the venture. The most efficient in the team of the USA was Klay Thompson, who ended the match with 22 points, while Kevin Durant scored 14 points. Tonight at midnight begins the second semi-final match, when on the court will find Serbia and Australia.
At the Olympic Basketball Tournament in the women’s competition, today was played the second semifinal, in which the USA was better than France with 86:67. Final between the USA and Spain is scheduled for tomorrow as well as match for third place between Serbia and France.
In the first match of the second round of the English Premier League, Manchester United on home ground defeated Southampton with 2:0, and double scorer was Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Today was played and the first match of the second round of the French Ligue 1, and Lyon in front of their fans beat Caen by 2:0.
Today has started the Spanish Primera, and in premiere match of the new season Malaga at home drew with Osasuna with the score of 1:1. Late tonight La Coruna in front of their fans play match against Eibar.
Today has been played the first semifinal of the Olympic tournament in men’s volleyball, and the first finalist is the national team of Italy, which after five sets managed to defeat the United States. During the night will be played second semifinal match, in which are meeting the host Brazil and the national team of Russia.
It is also known the second finalist in the Olympic tournament in women’s volleyball after today’s match between China and the Netherlands, and the rival of Serbian volleyball team in the finals will be China, which was triumphed with the result 3:1. Match for third place is scheduled for tomorrow, while the final will be played during the night between Saturday and Sunday.
On the ATP tournament in Cincinnati were played remaining duels of 1/8 finals, as well as several quarterfinal matches. Firstly, placement among top eight won Andy Murray, who eliminated Kevin Anderson with 2:0; Marin Cilic, who defeated Tomas Berych with 2:1; while the match between Gael Monfils and Dominic Thiem was not played, because Monfils surrendered match. Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the semifinals after in straight sets beat Steve Johnson. Place in the semifinals chested and Milos Raonic, who for a little more than one hour beat Dominic Thiem with 2:0, as well as Marin Cilic, to whom Borna Coric surrendered the match after the first set, which Cilic won with 6:2.
The previous night were played matches of 1/8 finals at WTA tournament in Cincinnati, while today were played several quarterfinal duels. Last night Garbine Muguruza Blanco eliminated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova with 2:0, while Agnieszka Radwanska was better than Johanna Konta with 2:1. Today placement in the semifinals gained Karolina Pliskova, who beat Svetlana Kuznetsova with 2: 1; Angelique Kerber, which has eliminated Carla Suarez-Navarro with 2:1 and Garbine Muguruza Blanco, which in two sets was better than Timea Babos.