Olympics: Athletics Highlights - Day 6 Highlights
Faizan Hashmi Published August 17, 2016 | 11:24 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Augst,2016) - Five things to watch for on the sixth day of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics athletics competition on Wednesday: BOLT IN 200M SEMIS Bolt's next step in his quest for an unprecedented "triple triple" -- gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4x100m relay -- is a semi-final in the 200m.
Fresh from bagging a third successive Olympic gold in the 100m, Bolt said he was ready to rumble in his favoured event. American duo Justin Gatlin and Lashawn Merritt, the 400m specialist, will be targeting the towering Jamaican, but it would be a brave person to bet against Bolt given his current form. EATON MAKES DECATHLON ENTRY Eaton was dubbed the world's "best athlete" by no one less than Bolt after he won decathlon gold in a new world record at the London Games four years ago.
The American is overwhelming favourite this time around as well, unbeaten in combined events competition since the 2011 world championships in Daegu. Since his triumph in London, Eaton has won four more world titles -- two indoors and two outdoors -- and has upped his decathlon world record to 9,045 with his scintillating victory in Beijing last year. His one decathlon of 2016 was at the US Olympic Trials, where he won comfortably with a world-leading score of 8,750, the fifth-best mark of his career.