Dalilah wins 400m hurdles

Dalilah Muhammad of the United States went out hard and held on strong to win the women’s 400-metre hurdles gold medal in 53.13 seconds.

Dalilah clocked 53.13 seconds to win the gold for USA.   -  Getty Images

Dalilah Muhammad of the United States went out hard and held on strong to win the women’s 400-metre hurdles gold medal in 53.13 seconds.

European champion Sara Slott Peterson of Denmark took silver in 53.55 on Thursday, and the United States picked up another bronze medal with Ashley Spencer storming home to finish third in personal best 53.72.

Croatia's Sara Kolak wins javelin gold

Croatian Sara Kolak won the javelin gold medal with 66.18 meters, holding off Sunette Viljoen of South Africa, who took silver with 64.92.

Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic, who sought to become the first woman to win three individual Olympic athletic titles in a row, took bronze with 64.80.

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