Swimming great Michael Phelps regained his cherished 200m butterfly Olympic crown, dominating a grudge match with Chad le Clos in which the 2012 champion from South Africa was relegated to fifth place.
French pole vault star Renaud Lavillenie was reduced to tears on the medal podium as a hostile crowd showered him with boos for a second time. Lavillenie had lashed out at fans who subjected him to deafening booing and catcalls during his dramatic duel with Brazilian Thiago Braz da Silva -- which the home favorite won.
World record-holder Yohann Diniz's courageous effort in the 50km race walk ended in an eighth place finish and a stretcher. The Frenchman set a torrid pace in the sultry heat and led by one minute, 40 seconds at the halfway stage. He soldiered on through severe intestinal trouble before collapsing at the 38km mark, only to rise and finish the race, five minutes and 45 seconds behind winner Matej Toth of Slovakia. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Usain Bolt danced for joy with his Jamaican relay teammates after anchoring the squad to a 4x100m victory that sealed his Olympic "triple-triple" -- his third straight sweep of the 100m, 200m and 4x100m golds.
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A horrifying injury to French gymnast Samir Ait Said in men's vault qualifying shocked competitors and prompted questions about a scoring system that pushes athletes to try increasingly dangerous moves. Ait Said snapped the lower part of his left leg in an awkward landing, suffering a double tibia and fibula fracture. He was in agony as his leg flopped to one side to gaspos of horror from the crowd and other gymnasts.
North Korean gymnast Ri Se-Gwang had tears in his eyes as he stood to attention on the podium, giving a military-style salute as his national anthem blasted out in honor of his men's vault gold. The two-time world champion crushed his rivals with the hardest combination then lauded North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby (R) was jeered out of the Olympic arena after refusing to shake hands with his Israeli opponent Or Sasson, or make the customary post-bout bow. The snub reverberated beyond the bounds of Rio, with the International Olympic Committee saying the Egyptian Olympic committee "strongly condemned" El Shehaby's action and he was given a strong reprimand. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Middleweight Misael Rodriguez begged for money on Mexico City's streets and buses to fulfil his dream of reaching the Rio Olympics, saying the trip was "well worth all the pain" despite coming away not with gold but bronze in a divisin won by Cuba's Arlen Lopez. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)