Usain Bolt completes first “Triple-Triple” in Olympic history

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was a golden goodbye for Usain Bolt who led his Jamaican teammates to victory in the men’s 4×100 relay. It was the last race of his Olympic career and his ninth Olympic medal. The U.S. men finished third but were disqualified for exchanging illegally outside the zone at the first change.

The U.S. women have retained the 4×100-meter relay title and helped Allyson Felix win her record fifth Olympic gold medal.

The Americans, who needed to set a qualifying time in a solo rerun hours after dropping the baton in the preliminaries and getting a second chance on protest, won the final in 41.01 seconds.

Australian athletes detained by police in Rio de Janeiro after a flap over credentials at an Olympic basketball game have been released and a team official says they will pay a fine. Australian Olympic Committee secretary-general Fiona de Jong says the athletes apologized to a Brazilian judge and prosecutor after accessing a venue without the right credentials.

The Australia Associated Press had reported that 10 athletes were detained for allegedly altering their credentials to improve their seats.

Seven track and field golds involving both men and women are up for grabs on Day 15 of the Rio Olympics.




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