Day 14 round-up: Bolt, Sindhu the stars

Usain Bolt became the first person on the planet to win a 200m treble as he finished in 19.78 seconds. P. V. Sindhu entered the badminton final, overcoming Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-19 21-10.

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt stood on top of the world after storming into a third straight 200m win.   -  Reuters

Usain Bolt was the man of the moment once more, completing the second part of his attempted 'triple-triple' by winning the 200 metres in 19.78 seconds at the Olympics.
- Shuttler P. V. Sindhu is just a match away from winning a historic gold medal for India as she beat Japanese Nozomi Okuhara to be in the final.
- While the Jamaican went won the 200m event, Ashton Eaton won his second straight decathlon, becoming the first man since 1984 to achieve that feat.
- American Ryan Lochte's story continues to unravel, with Rio police saying "no robbery" took place after the swimmer alleged to have been stolen from at gunpoint.
- The United States' women's basketball team is a win away from a sixth consecutive gold, reaching the final and setting up a clash with Spain.
- Alistair Brownlee beat brother  Jonny to men's triathlon gold, successfully defending the title he won for  Great Britain in 2012.
- Japanese wrestling great Saori Yoshida suffered a shock loss, beaten for the third time in 14 years as Helen Maroulis won gold in the 53 kilogram.

 

QUOTES OF THE DAY

"I am trying to be one of the greatest. Be among [Muhammad] Ali and Pele. I hope after these Games I will be in that bracket," - Bolt knows how he wants to be remembered.

"Anyone can win it. That's what I told myself. I just didn't want to look at Goliath and get scared," - Maroulis on how she approached her wrestling bout with Yoshida.

"I'm a builder and my boss told me that if I won a medal, I could order him round for the day," - good news for Kiwi Tomas Walsh, who won bronze in the shot put.

"Maybe I come back to Turkey with a medal, maybe my mother will say 'My son is incredible'," - Yasmani Copello just wanted to please his mum, and he took home bronze in the men's 400m hurdles.



MEDAL WATCH

USA took its tally of medals to 100 (35 gold, 33 silver and 32 bronze) at Rio 2016, as Jordan won its first ever. Great Britain is still second ahead of China.

 

COMING UP – Bolt looks to complete 'triple-triple'

Bolt and the Jamaica 4x100m relay team are looking for their third straight Games win as one of seven athletics golds up for grabs. The United States meet Spain in a men's basketball semi-final. Meanwhile, USA face Italy for gold in the women's water polo.