USA becomes the first country in Olympics history to sweep podium positions in 100m women’s hurdles. It’s also the first sweep for women’s USA track and field team and sixth athletics sweep by a nation in Olympic history.
Usain Bolt stops interview mid-way to congratulate Wayde van Niekerk on breaking the 17-year-old World Record of Michael Johnson in a time
of 43.03 seconds in the 400m event.
“When he got the world record I was like, wow!” Bolt told reporters.“I told him in Jamaica ‘my coach said you’re probably the only guy
right now other than me who can break this 400m world record’.“I’m really happy for him, I’m really proud of him.”
On July 18, 1976; in Montreal, Romanian athlete Nadia Comaneci became the first gymnast in Olympic history to be awarded the perfect score of 10.0 for her performance on the uneven bars. It was the first time in modern Olympic gymnastics history that the score had ever been awarded. When Omega SA, the traditional Olympics scoreboard manufacturer, asked before the 1976 games whether four digits would be necessary for gymnastics, it was told that a perfect 10.00 was not possible. Nadia’s perfect marks were thus displayed as 1.00 instead. The crowd was at first confused, but soon understood and gave her a rousing ovation. She went on to record the perfect 10.0 six more times and became the youngest all-around Olympic gold medallist ever.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica, first place, and Andre De Grasse of Canada, third, celebrates after the Men’s 100 meter final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.