Day 13 round-up: Brazil reaches football final

The host is one step away from winning a gold medal in football, as Neymar's men thrashed a hapless Honduras 6-0. Sakshi Malik opened India's account in the medals tally after beating Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova in the bronze medal match.


Brazil celebrates after a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras.

The Maracana went wild as Brazil's men's football team reached the final courtesy of a >6-0 thrashing of Honduras, with Neymar scoring the first and sixth goals.

- Sakshi Malik made a >stunning comeback in the wrestling 58 kg category to win India's first medal - a bronze - in the Games.

- Usain Bolt's bid for a 'triple-triple' is a step closer after he >breezed into the 200 metre final.

SLIDESHOW: >Gold medal winners of Day 13

- Two-time Olympic 3000 metre steeple chase champion Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya took bronze and then announced his retirement at the age of 34, with compatriot Conseslus Kipruto taking his title.

- It was announced that Ryan Lochte was wanted for questioning by police, who require further testimony from the United States swimmer following an alleged gunpoint robbery, of which he was a supposed victim.

- The International Boxing Association sent several referees and judges home, saying some decisions were "not at the level expected".

- Abbey D'Agostino, the American lauded as embodying the Olympic spirit after helping a rival with whom she had collided back to her feet, was revealed to have finished the 5000m with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

- Mo Farah, seeking to defend his 5000m crown, suffered a scare when he tripped towards the end of his heat, recovering to finish third. The Briton fell in defending his 10,000m crown.


Malik hopes her display can provide inspiration to girls in her home nation, saying: "I want to say that girls can also do a lot if you give them confidence."

"This is my fourth Olympics and I just want to say that I am retiring from athletics," - Kemboi cuts to the chase as he calls time on a decorated career.

"I just keep thinking about how that spirit of unity and peace is stronger than all the global strife we're bombarded with and saddened by on a daily basis," - Having waxed lyrical about the Olympic experience, D'Agostino got a little poetic.

"Obviously I'd love her to bits even if she was rubbish, but she's not," - Team GB cyclist Jason Kenny gushes over fiancee Laura Trott, with both having won two golds in the velodrome. 

"It looked as though they completed a fun run and not [an] Olympic [race]," - Germany's athletics federation director Thomas Kurschilgen was not impressed after twin sisters Anna and Lisa Hahner finished the marathon holding hands.

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