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As soon as I grew accustomed to skating with Charlie and being able to hold his hand while I was competing and kind of dealing with the pressure with someone standing next to me, I no longer enjoyed standing in the middle of the ice without that hand to hold onto. - Meryl Davis

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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.

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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.

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Danish swimmer Pernille Blume wins an Olympic gold medal on the 50m freestyle with a time of 24.07. Blume is the first Danish swimmer in 68 years to win Olympic gold. Less than an hour later, Blume wins an Olympic bronze medal as a part of the 4x100m medley relay alongside Rikke Møller Pedersen, Jeanette Ottesen and Mie Ø. Nielsen. Here the fabulous four also broke the European record with a time of 3:55.01.