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Olympics 2020 Korir Makes It Four In A Row For Kenya In Men's 800

Kenya's Emmanuel Korir won the Olympic Men's 800 metres gold medal, extending the East African nation's dominance of an event they have now won four times in a row.

His compatriot Ferguson Rotich took silver and Patryk Dobek of Poland claimed the bronze


Poland's Wojciech Nowicki won the men's hammer throw with a personal best of 82.52 metres on wednesday, while his compatriot Pawel Fajdek avoided another Olympic disappointment by picking up the bronze.

Sweden threw everything they had at an individual show jumping Olympic gold medal in the equestrian but in end the tre kronor went triple silver.

Sweden had three contestants in the five rider jump-off for the medals at the tokyo equestrian centre but it was lone briton ben maher who snatched gold with a fast clean ride.

Georgian strong man lasha talakhadze broke his own world record to retain the title in the men's heaviest weight class with a combined lift of 488 kg.

Talakhadze lifted 223 kg for the snatch and 265 kg for the clean and jerk to also break his own world records in the two categories.

Japan's yukako kawai denied kyrgyzstan a first gold medal in women's wrestling when she beat reigning world champion aisuluu tynybekova 4-3 in the freestyle middleweight final.