Olympic gold

The 'ludicrous' build-up facing Fiji as they bid to defend Olympic gold

Quarantine restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has meant the Fiji players , who are hoping to win a second successive gold medal, have been operating in a training bubble and will only leave in June to take part in a mini-Oceania sevens tournament against Australia and New Zealand in Townsville -the only international competition Fiji will have played in the 16 months leading into then Tokyo Olympics in July.

Talakhadze takes gold with world-record lift

Lasha Talakhadze set a new world record for total combined weight lifted in the men's over 105kg competition to claim gold at Rio 2016.

The 22-year-old Georgian, gold medallist in the same category at the World Weightlifting Championships in 2015, secured victory by a comfortable margin with a combined total lift of 473kg.

Wayde van Niekerk breaks world record to win Olympic gold

BBC reports the 24-year-old finished in 43.03 seconds, 0.15s quicker than the time Johnson clocked in Seville in 1999.

Grenada's Kirani James, London’s 2012 champion, won the silver medal, with American LaShawn Merritt in bronze.

"Usain Bolt will be retiring soon, this could be the next star," said Johnson who won two Olympic 400m titles.

"He just put those guys away. Van Niekerk is so young, what else can he do? Can he go under 43 seconds? It is something I thought I could do, but never did added Johnson.