Rio Recap: Phelps wins 22nd gold, Fiji claim first


- Michael Phelps won yet another gold medal at the Rio Olympics, easily taking out the men's 200 metre individual medley for his 22nd Games success.
- While the American has 22, Fiji finally have a medal of any colour after their rugby sevens team thrashed Great Britain 43-7 in the men's final.
Marcus Fraser took a three-shot lead with the lowest Olympic round and Justin Rose scored the first Games hole in one when golf returned to the schedule after a 112-year absence.
- The tennis resumed and saw Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal book their spots in the men's singles quarter-finals, while Angelique Kerber is into the women's last four.
- Great Britain's men's team sprint team won gold for the third straight Games, edging New Zealand in an Olympic record time.
Germany won the first two rowing gold medals of the Games before irrepressible New Zealand duo Hamish Bond and Eric Murray retained their men's pairs title.
- A controlled explosion was carried out at Rio's basketball venue before Spain faced Nigeria.



"I think we are coming home in 12 days and my father will still be drunk," - Croatian Valent Sinkovic knows what the celebrations will be like after winning the men's double sculls with brother Martin.

"We're at total opposite ends of the Village this year, so it's a walk to McDonald's as a date night at the moment," - equestrian rider Lyndal Oatley fighting to find time to spend with husband Patrik Kittel.

"It was a tough game for both of us. Sometimes it was [too rough], but this is handball. If you want to play mini-golf, you can go play mini-golf," - Poland's Kamil Syprzak said after a 33-25 win over Egypt.

"It was either in or it was off the back edge. And the way the reaction was from the few people around the green we figured it had gone in. Although it would have been a great trick to play on me if it had gone 20 yards over the back," Rose reflects on his historic ace.



Czech Lukas Krpalek carried a picture of his friend Alexandr Jurecka, a fellow judoka who died in September last year, on his way to winning the men's under 100kg.

Jurecka died in a diving accident aged 24, having been a good chance of qualifying for the Rio Olympics.

"I had his picture with me all the time," Krpalek said.

"In the last two matches I thought so strongly about my friend. I can't lose the match. I was thinking about him the whole day and especially in the last two matches."



An excellent night in the pool for the United States included three gold medals, taking their tally to 16 and 38 in total.

Great Britain continued their recent surge thanks to their men's sprint team, who led them to their fourth gold.


COMING UP - Athletics begin as Phelps, Nadal eye gold

The athletics starts on Friday with three golds up for grabs. Phelps gets a shot at his 23rd gold in the men's 100m butterfly, while Nadal is in the final of the men's doubles alongside Marc Lopez in the tennis.



A CBC swimming commentator unfortunately mixed up Phelps and Lochte during the 200m IM final.

As Phelps cruised towards victory, Elliotte Friedman said: "And Phelps doesn't look like he has this one in him."

He eventually worked out his error, saying after several seconds of silence that he had mixed up his lanes.

Lochte finished fifth.