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Rio Olympics 2016

P.V. Sindhu swaggered her way through the badminton line-up for a silver

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Sakshi Malik grabbed her chance and grappled her way to a bronze

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Dipa Karmakar practised in an ill-equipped gym, yet was among the best in vaults

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British Olympic and Paralympic athletes and medalists are welcomed at Trafalgar Square during a ceremony, in London.

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Rio Olympics silver medalist shuttler P V Sindhu waves to students at St. Ann's College for Women where Sindhu is a student of MBA Final year, in Hyderabad.

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Rio Olympics silver medalist shuttler P V Sindhu being welcomed by students of St. Ann's College for Women where Sindhu is a student of MBA Final year, in Hyderabad.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis felicitates Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu and her coach Gopichand in Mumbai.

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Olympic Silver Medalist P.V. Sindhu with her couch P.Gopichand during their visit at the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala in Tirupati.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia at a felicitation ceremony 2016 Olympics performers in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Arjuna Award to Wrestler Vinesh at the National Sports and Adventure Awards function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to shooter Jitu Rai at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to wrestler Sakshi Malik at the National Sports and Adventure Awards 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to Gymnastics Player Dipa Karmakar at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to Badminton Player P V Sindhu at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2016 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses with Olympic Medal Winners, Khel Ratna Awardees in New Delhi on Sunday. The players are silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu (2L) bronze medal winning wrestler Sakshi Malik (2R), gymnast Dipa Karmakar (R) and ace shooter Jitu Rai.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin poses with Russia's Olympic synchronized swimming champions, Svetlana Romashina, left, and Natalia Ishchenko at a reception after presenting Russian awards to Olympic medalists in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Russian presented awards and gave out dozens of luxury cars to its Olympic medalists.

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The closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics was spectacular

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Brazilians protest against the Games in Rio

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Neymar scores off the last penalty kick; Brazil score Gold

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Olympic Bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik gets a rousing reception in Ismaila in Rohtak.

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P.V. Sindhu, left, who won one of India's two medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and her coach Pullela Gopichand wave to the cameras during their reception at the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad.

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When has one seen such warm affection from all corners of the country expressed for an athlete who won nothing? Yet, Dipa Karmakar and Bis­h­esh­war Nandi’s ach­­ie­­vement was colossal, and appreciated as such. Here, the duo arrive in Agartala to a regal welcome.

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Members of the so-called Final Five, U.S. women's gymnastics team, Madison Kocian, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, and Aly Raisman pose with "Hamilton" actors who play the Schuyler sisters, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lexi Lawson and Renee Elise Goldsberry backstage after attending the performance at the Richard Rogers Theatre, in New York.

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Russia's National Olympic team members attend a welcome ceremony as they arrive at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia. Russia won 56 Olympic medals, including 19 gold, in Rio to trail only the U.S., Britain and China.

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Rio Olympics bronze medalist India's first woman wrestler Sakshi Malik being greeted by her family members as she arrives at IGI airport T3, in New Delhi.

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Olympic silver medalist shuttler P.V. Sindhu with her coach Pullela Gopichand, sister Divya and father PV Ramana meeting Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad.

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Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach BS Nandi being accorded warm welcome upon their arrival at the airport in Agartala, Tripura after participating in Rio Olympics.

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Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach BS Nandi with Tripura CM Manik Sarkar at a reception upon their arrival in Agartala, Tripura after participating in Rio Olympics.

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Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and her coach BS Nandi being accorded warm welcome upon their arrival at the airport in Agartala, Tripura after participating in Rio Olympics.

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Pyrotechnics explode during the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympic inside Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A dancer performs during the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Pusarla Sindhu, second from right, one of the only two Indians to win medals at the just concluded Rio Olympics, displays her silver medal as she is brought home in a procession along with her coach Pullela Gopichand, third from left, upon their arrival at Hyderabad.

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Pusarla Sindhu, right, one of the only two Indians to win medals at the just concluded Rio Olympics, displays her silver medal as she is brought home in a procession along with her coach, Pullela Gopichand, upon their arrival in Hyderabad.

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Pusarla Sindhu, one of the only two Indians to win medals at the just concluded Rio Olympics, is brought home in a procession along with her coach, Pullela Gopichand, upon their arrival in Hyderabad.

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Pyrotechnics explode during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, right, accepts the flag from IOC President Thomas Bach during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, right, accepts the flag from IOC President Thomas Bach during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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With the Morro dos Prazeres slum in the foreground, fireworks explode over the Maracana stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Athletes compete along the Guanabara bay and the Sugar Loaf mountain in the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Athletes from India march into the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Simone Biles carries the flag of the United States during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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People watch from the Mangueira slum fireworks exploding above the Maracana stadium during the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Yogeshwar Dutt fights with Mongolia's wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig during the Men's 65kg Freestyle wrestling match at Summer Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Team Russia performs during the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around qualifications at the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Members of Italy's team jump into water with their coach Alessandro Campagna as they celebrate their victory during men's bronze medal water polo match against Montenegro at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt with team members celebrates winning the gold in men's 4x100-meter reley during the the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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USA's Sandi Morris participates in Women Pole Vault during the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Athletes compete in a women's 4x400-meter relay heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt, right, competes in the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Japan's Kaho Minagawa performs during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt holds a model of himself as he celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazil team sing the national anthem before a semi-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Sweden at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazil's women's football team poses for a photo prior a group E match of the women's Olympic football tournament between Sweden and Brazil at the Rio Olympic Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

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Supporters of P V Sindhu cheer while watching live telecast of the final of women's singles badminton match in Hyderabad.

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India's Pusarla V Sindhu poses with her silver medal after her match with Spain's Carolina Marin in women's Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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India's Pusarla V Sindhu reacts after winning a point against Spain's Carolina Marin in women's Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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India's Pusarla V Sindhu reacts after winning a point against Spain's Carolina Marin in women's Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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P V Sindhu sits on the court after losing to Spain's Carolina Marin in the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Students extend best wishes to shuttler PV Sindhu ahead of her gold medal match at Rio Olympics, in Jodhpur.

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Spain's Carolina Marin plays India's P V Sindhu during the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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New Zealand's Olivia Merry, center, fights for the ball with Germany's Nike Lorenz, right, and Germany's Janne Muller-wieland, left, during a women's field hockey bronze medal match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Azerbaijan's Marina Durunda performs during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifications at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Spain's Carolina Marin, center, holds her gold medal as India's V. Sindhu Pusarla, left, holds her silver medal and Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, right, holds her bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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P V Sindhu returns a shot to Spain's Carolina Marin during the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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P VSindhu's mother, P. Vijaya and father, P.V. Ramana, cheer as they watch live telecast of the final of women's singles badminton match, in Hyderabad. Sindhu claimed a silver medal.

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Spain's Carolina Marin embraces India's P V Sindhu after Marin won the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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P V Sidnhu returns a shot to Spain's Carolina Marin during the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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V. Sindhu Pusarla wears her silver medal during the medal ceremony for women's badminton singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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World No. 10 P.V. Sindhu stormed into the women’s badminton final with a 21-19, 21-10 win over world no. 6 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan

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Sakshi’s parents celebrate at their residence in Rohtak, Haryana

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Sakshi celebrates with her coach after wining the bronze at Rio

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American Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz, left, and Jack Conger leave a police station in the Leblon neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazi. The two were taken off their flight from Brazil to the U.S. on Wednesday by local authorities amid an investigation into a reported robbery targeting Ryan Lochte and his teammates. A Brazilian police officer told The Associated Press that Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.

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Latvia's Anastasija Grigorjeva and Japan's Risako Kawai compete during the women's wrestling freestyle 63-kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture to congratulate Sakshi Malik for winning bronze medal in wrestling at Rio Olympic, at Puri beach of Odisha.

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India's Sindhu Pusarla plays Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during a women's singles semifinal badminton match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Aditi Ashok walks off the 18th green after completing her second round of the women's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Parents of Sakshi Malik celebrate in their Rohtak home after she won bronze in the women's wrestling freestyle 58 kg category at the Rio Olympics.

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Parents of Sakshi Malik celebrate in their Rohtak home after she won bronze in the women's wrestling freestyle 58 kg category at the Rio Olympics.

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PV Sindhu beats Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to enter the finals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Officials spray for mosquitos at the Media Village during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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The beach volleyball arena, rear left, stands along Copacabana beach ahead of tonight's women's gold medal match between Germany and Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A cable car ascends to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain as the sun sets next to the Christ the Redeemer statue during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Canada's Damian Warner, left, and United States' Ashton Eaton compete in the 100-meter of the decathlon during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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In this photo taken with slow shutter speed, Jelle van Gorkom of the Netherlands competes in the men's seeding run at the Olympic BMX Center during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Australia's Daniel Bowker and Jordan Wood paddle during the men's kayak double 200m heat during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazil's Neymar celebrates after his side's first goal during a semifinal match of the men's Olympic football tournament against Honduras at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Neymar scored just 15 seconds into the game as Brazil took an early lead over Honduras. It was the fastest goal ever scored in the men's Olympic tournament.

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India's Sakshi Malik poses with her bronze medal for the women's wrestling freestyle 58-kg competition during the medals ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Sakshi Malik reacts after winning bronze against Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova in the women's wrestling freestyle 58-kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Srikanth Kidambi, of India, reaches for a shot against Lin Dan, of China, during a men's singles quarterfinal badminton match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Vinesh Vinesh reacts as she is attended to by a doctor after getting injured in her match against China's Sun Yanan during the women's wrestling freestyle 48-kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat injured during the Women's freestyle 48 kg at 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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Jamaica's Omar Mcleod, center, wins the men's 110-meter hurdles final ahead of third placed France's Dimitri Bascou, left, and fourth placed France's Pascal Martinot-Lagarde during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Canada's Christabel Nettey makes an attempt in the women's long jump qualification during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Sindhu Pusarla reacts after winning China's Wang Yihan during the Women's Singles Quarterfinal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Sindhu Pusarla, right, greet by China's Wang Yihan after winning the Women's Singles Quarterfinal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Jordan Wilimovsky, of United States, competes in the men's marathon event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A woman waits for the beginning of a semi-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Sweden at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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Czech Republic's Josef Dostal celebrates his silver medal in the men's kayak single 1000m final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Ildem Cenk of Turkey is declared winner against Hardeep Singh (Blue) in Men's 98 Kg wrestling during the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janerio in Brazil.

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