Gold Medal

Paralympic gold for Adams continues family's shot put success

Breaking the Paralympic record a total of four times, Lisa eventually triumphed with a best of 15.12m, which she achieved in both the fifth and sixth rounds of the women’s F37 shot put final on Saturday (28).

“It’s a euphoric feeling,” Lisa told Athletics New Zealand. “Happy, relief, proud. Very emotional.”

That emotion could be seen as she celebrated her win with her sister, with Valerie – the two-time Olympic and four-time world shot put champion – watching in the stands of the stadium where she had won her fourth Olympic medal in a competition won by Lijiao Gong.

Fiji 7s creates history clinching back to back Olympic gold

The win brought people out onto the streets in some suburbs back home in Fiji despite a curfew in place as the country battles with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.     

Captain Jerry Tuwai also became the first player in World Rugby history to win successive Olympic gold medal.

Fiji struck first when Sireli Maqala stripped the ball off Joe Webber before passing to Iosefo Masi who took it into contact then gave it to big Meli Derenalagi who dived over in the corner.

Tom Dean takes gold, plus silvers for Duncan Scott and Georgia Taylor-Brown

GB claimed six medals on Tuesday, including two silvers and three bronzes, to take their tally to 13 overall and put them fifth in the medal table.

It more than doubles Britain's previous best medal haul of six after the first four days, achieved at the 2000, 2008 and 2016 Games.

Dean, 21, who contracted Covid for the second time six months ago, edged out compatriot Duncan Scott into second by 0.04secs in the 200m freestyle swimming.

And Georgia Taylor-Brown fought back from a puncture on the last lap of the bike leg to take triathlon silver.

Vanuatu runner socks it to the competition by winning gold without shoes

Kuras secured victory in one hour 29 minutes and 55 seconds in Apia, 15 seconds ahead of Solomon Islands' Dianah Matekali - who was wearing shoes.

After the race, the 20-year-old champion told the Pacific Games News Service: “Yes, I won it with only socks on.

“Wearing socks is a personal decision that I made because I had never run with shoes on before, so I didn’t feel comfortable running in shoes at these Games.

"When I tried the shoes on, my feet felt too heavy and I didn’t like it.”

NZ win first gold medals at Pacific Games

The Auckland teenager snatched 94kg and clean and jerked 112kg for a 206kg total, to win all three gold medals in the women's 76kg division.

It really does mean a lot because it just shows that all my hard work is paying off, at the end of the day, and I'm just very pleased with myself and all of my team members."

Golden start for Vanuatu table tennis

A tearful Stephanie Qwea from Team Vanuatu said: “It means a lot to me, and it’s a privilege that we won gold in the team events, I’m just so happy.”

Fiji had to settle for silver, and their coach Chanung Jung said they “will train harder” in future.

New Caledonia beat Tahiti in the bronze medal match.

Following a high energy bout of matches in the men’s team event, Tahiti walked away with gold, defeating New Caledonia 3-1.

Fiji took home bronze after defeating Vanuatu.

Joy for Vanuatu table tennis father as children win gold

On Wednesday night Mr Lulu was in attendance at Korman Stadium to cheer on daughter Anolyn and son Ham to their country’s first gold medals in the women’s and men’s team event at the Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games.

“As a dad, I am very proud to see my kids play in the Mini Games,” he told the Vanuatu 2017 Games News Service.

“I have never seen them play in a competition like this because normally they play overseas. I had only heard their news from the radio or read it in the newspaper, and I had only seen them during training.

Vanuatu, Fiji win gold at Hockey 5s

Vanuatu thrashed the Samoan men 11-1, with captain Hiro Namu bagging five goals, while Lora Bukalidi scored twice as Fiji ran out comfortable 5-1 winners.

Solomon Islands outclassed Tonga 6-1 in the men's bronze medal match, John Levo and Jason Ifua scoring two goals apiece.

The Solomons also claimed bronze in the women's competition, with Jeremy Ghailobo collecting five goals as the Melanesians beat the Kingdom 7-2.

Bolt loses perfect record as teammate tests positive

Carter was found to have taken the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed this morning, meaning Jamaica's 4x100 metres relay team must give back their gold medals.

Bolt is considered one of the greatest sprinters of all time, having won an unprecedented treble of consecutive golds in the 100m, 200m and 4x100 relay in three straight Olympics.

Rio Recap: Storey creates history, Brazil start with gold

We take a look at the main talking points.

SAME GOLD STOREY

Storey is now Britain's most decorated female Paralympian after once again demonstrating her prowess in the velodrome to secure victory in the C5 3000 metre individual pursuit final.

The 38-year-old caught compatriot Crystal Lane before the scheduled halfway point of the race. In addition to her 12 golds, four of which were secured at London 2012, Storey also boasts eight silver and three bronze medals.