From Joseph Schooling to Wayde van Niekerk: All the record-breakers at Rio Olympics 2016 - Firstpost
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From Joseph Schooling to Wayde van Niekerk: All the record-breakers at Rio Olympics 2016


Rio Olympics 2016 came to an end after 17 grueling days. Considering the problems Brazil was facing prior to the games, right from recession to the Zika virus concerns, the Games have to be considered as a success. The Rio Games saw brilliant individual performances, Usain Bolt grabbed three gold medals, one of the most decorated Olympian in history. Michael Phelps won five gold medals but had to settle for silver as Singapore's Joseph Schooling defeated him in 100m Butterfly Finals.

As always, many records were broken during the Games, right from Olympic records to World records. Here's a list of the new record-makers at Rio Olympics 2016.

Archery

Men

Individual 72 Arrows 70-meter Round — Woojin Kim, South Korea, 700, 5 August.

Athletics

Men

400 — Wayde van Niekerk, South Africa, 43.03, 14 August (Previous: Michael Johnson, United States, 43.18, 26 August, 1999).

Shot Put — Ryan Crouser, United States, 22.52, 18 August (Previous: Ulf Timmermann, Germany, 22.47, 23 September, 1988).

Women

Hammer Throw — Anita Wlodarczyk, Poland, 82.29, 15 August (Previous: Anita Wlodarczyk, Poland, 81.08, 1 August, 2015).

10,000 — Almaz Ayana, Ethiopia, 29:17.45, 12 August (Previous: Wang Junxia, China, 29:31.78, 8 September, 1993).

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana celebrates winning the gold medal after the women's 10,000-meter final. AP

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana celebrates winning the gold medal after the women's 10,000-meter final. AP

Cycling (Track)

Men

Team Pursuit — Britain (Edward Clancy, Steven Burke, Owain Doull, Bradley Wiggins), 3:50.265, 12 August (Previous: Britain, 3:51.659, 3 August, 2012).

Women

Team Sprint — China (Gong Jinjie, Zhong Tianshi), 31.928, 12 August (Previous: China, 32.034, 18 February, 2015).

Team Pursuit — Britain (Katie Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker, Joanna Rowsell-Shand), 4:10.236, 13 August (Previous: Australia, 4:13.683, 19 February, 2015).

Swimming

Men

100 Breaststroke — Adam Peaty, Britain, 57.13, 7 August (Previous: Adam Peaty, Britain, 57.92, 17 April, 2015).

100 Backstroke — Ryan Murphy, United States, 51.85, 13 August (Previous: Aaron Peirsol, United States, 51.94, 8 July, 2009).

Women

100 Butterfly — Sarah Sjostrom, Sweden, 55.48, 7 August (Previous: Sarah Sjostrom, Sweden, 55.64, 3 August, 2015).

400 Freestyle — Katie Ledecky, United States, 3:56.46, 7 August (Previous: Katie Ledecky, United States, 3:58.37, 23 August, 2014).

800 Freestyle — Katie Ledecky, United States, 8:04.79, August. 12 (Previous: Katie Ledecky, United States, 8:06.68, 17 January, 2016).

400 Individual Medley — Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 4:26.36, 6 August (Previous: Ye Shiwen, China, 4:28.43, 28 July, 2012).

4x100 Freestyle Relay — Australia (Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte Campbell, Cate Campbell), 3:30.65, 6 August (Previous: Australia, 3:30.98, 24 July, 2014).

File photo of Katie Ledecky. Getty Images

File photo of Katie Ledecky. Getty Images

Weightlifting

Men

56kg Total — Long Qingquan, China, 307, 7  August (Previous: Halil Mutlu, Turkey, 305, 16 September, 2000).

77kg Snatch — Lyu Xiaojun, China, 177, 10 August (Previous: Lyu Xiaojun, China, 176, 24 Ocotober, 2013).

77kg Clean & Jerk — Nijat Rahimov, Kazakhstan, 214, 10 August (Previous: Oleg Perepechenov, Russia, 210, 27 April, 2001).

85kg Total — Kianoush Rostami, Iran, 396, 12 August(Previous: Kianoush Rostami, Iran, 395, 31 May, 2016).

+105kg Snatch — Behdad Salimikordasiabi, Iran, 216, 16 August (Previous: Behdad Salimikordasiabi, Iran, 214, 13 November, 2011).

+105kg Total -- Lasha Talakhadze, Georgia, 473, 16 August (Previous: Hossein Reza Zadeh, Iran, 472, 26 September, 2000).

Women
63kg Total — Deng Wei, China, 262, 9  August (Previous: Lin Tzu-Chi, Taiwan, 261, 23 September, 2014).
63kg Clean & Jerk — Deng Wei, China, 147, August. 9 (Previous: Deng Wei, China, 146, 25 November, 2015).

Olympic Records Broken

Athletics

Men

3000 Steeplechase — Conseslus Kipruto, Kenya, 8:03.28, 17 August (Previous: Julius Kariuki, Kenya, 8:05.51, 30 September, 1988).
Shot Put — Ryan Crouser, United States, 22.52, 18 August (Previous: Ulf Timmermann, Germany, 22.47, 23 September, 1988).
Pole Vault — Thiago Braz da Silva, Brazil, 6.03, 15 August (Previous: Renaud Lavillenie, France, 5.97, 10 August, 2012).

Women
5000 — Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot, Kenya, 14:26.17, 19 August (Previous: Gabriela Szabo, Romania, 14:40.79, 25 September, 2000).

File photo of Thiago Braz Da Silva. AP

File photo of Thiago Braz Da Silva. AP

Cycling (Track)

Men

Sprint — Jason Kenny, Britain, 9.551, August. 12 (Previous: Jason Kenny, Britain, 9.713, 4 August, 2012).
Sprint — Jason Kenny, Britain, 9.551, 12 August (Previous: Jason Kenny, Britain, 9.713, 4 August, 2012).
Omnium — Lasse Norman Hansen, Denmark, 4:14.982, 14 August (Previous: Bradley Wiggins, Britain, 4:15.031, 15 August, 2008).
Team Sprint — Britain (Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner), 42.440, 11 August (Previous: Britain, 42.600, 2 August, 2012).

Women

Sprint — Rebecca James, Britain, 10.721, 14 August (Previous: Victoria Pendleton, Britain, 10.724, 5 August, 2012).

Modern Pentathlon 

Men

Overall Points — Alexander Lesun, Russia, 1479, 20 August.
Combined Running/Shooting Record — Woongtae Jun, South Korea, 11:02.50, 20 August.

Women

Overall Points — Chloe Esposito, Australia, 1372, 19 August.
Combined Running/Shooting Record — Laura Asadauskaite, Lithuania, 12:01.01, 19 August.

Shooting

Men

10-meter Air Rifle — Niccolo Campriani, Italy, 630.2, 8 August.
50-meter Rifle Prone — Sergey Kamenskiy, Russia, 629.0, 12 August.
50-meter Rifle 3 Positions — Sergey Kamenskiy, Russia, 1184, 14 August.
Double Trap — James Willett, Australia, 140, 10 August.
Skeet — Marcus Svensson, Sweden, 123, 13 August.

Women

10-meter Air Rifle — Du Li, China, 420.7, 6 August.
50-meter Rifle 3 Positions — Petra Zublasing, Italy, 589, 11 August.
25-meter Pistol — Zhang Jingjing, China, 592, 9 August (Previous: Kim Jangmi, South Korea, 591, 1 August, 2012).
Skeet — Wei Meng, China, 73, 12 August.

Swimming

Men

100 Butterfly — Joseph Schooling, Singapore, 50.39, 12 August (Previous: Michael Phelps, United States, 50.58, 16 August, 2008).
200 Breaststroke — Ippei Watanabe, Japan, 2:07.22, 9 August (Previous: Daniel Gyurta, Hungary, 2:07.28, 1 August, 2012).
4x100 Medley Relay — United States (Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller, Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian), 3:27.95, 13 August (Previous: United States, 3:29.34, 17 August, 2008).

File photo of Joseph Schooling. AP

File photo of Joseph Schooling. AP

Women

100 Freestyle — Simone Manuel, United States, 52.70, 11 August (Previous: Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Netherlands, 53.00, 2 August, 2012).
100 Breaststroke — Lillia King, United States, 1:04.93, August. 8 (Previous: Leisel Jones, Australia, 1:05.17, 12 August, 2008).
200 Individual Medley — Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 2:06.58, 9 August (Previous: Ye Shiwen, China, 2:07.57, 31 July, 2012).

Weightlifting

Men

56kg Clean & Jerk — Long Qingquan, China, 170, 7 August (Previous: Om Yun Chol, North Korea, 168, 29 July, 2012).
85kg Clean & Jerk — Tian Tao, China, 217, 12 August (Previous: Pyrros Dimas, Greece, 215, 22 September, 2000).
105kg Clean & Jerk — Ruslan Nurudinov, Uzbekistan, 237, 15 August (Previous: Andrei Aramnau, Belarus, 236, 18 August, 2008).

Women

53kg Snatch — Li Yajun, China, 101, 7 August (Previous: Yang Xia, China, 100, 18 September, 2000).
58kg Snatch — Sukanya Srisurat, Thailand, 110, 8 August (Previous: Li Xueying, China, 108, 30 July, 2012).

With inputs from AP

First Published On : Aug 22, 2016 22:22 IST

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