Rio de Janeiro: Michael Phelps swept to a jaw-dropping 22nd Olympic gold on Thursday to take US' medal tally at the Rio Olympics to 38. The record-breaking American stormed to victory in the 200m individual medley to match his London tally from four years ago.
Ryan Murphy continued US' long domination of the men’s 200m backstroke at the Olympics when he won gold at Rio, adding to Phelps' heroics.
Canadian teenager Penny Oleksiak and American Simone Manuel dead-heated for the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100m freestyle. The last dead-heat for gold in swimming at the Olympics was in Sydney in 2000. The pair reached the finish with identical times of 52.70sec, with each earning a gold medal.
Elsewhere, Rie Kaneto won Japan's second swimming gold of the Rio Olympics beating drug-tainted Russian Yulia Efimova into second in the women's 200m breaststroke.
In cycling, British Jason Kenny celebrated a fourth Olympic gold medal as Britain edged world champions New Zealand to win the men's track cycling team sprint.
Lukas Krpalek claimed the Czech Republic's first ever Olympic judo medal by winning gold in the under-100kg division in Rio on Thursday.
"It's amazing that I'm the first Czech athlete to win a medal in judo, and on top of that it's gold," said Krpalek.
The Pacific Island nation of Fiji erupted into celebration on Friday after its rugby sevens team defeated Britain to capture the country's first Olympic medal. The fact it was gold made it even more of a reason to party.
At the end of day six, United States topped the medals tally with 38 medals (16 Gold, 12 Silver, 10 Bronze), followed by China on 30 (11 Gold, 8 Silver, 11 Bronze).
Japan on 22 medals (7 Gold, 2 Silver, 13 Bronze) and Australia on 15 medals (5 Gold, 4 Silver, 6 Bronze) round up the third and fourth spot respectively.
Here is the Rio Olympics medal tally after day six:
With inputs from AFP
First Published On : Aug 12, 2016 15:17 IST