Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016, Day 8: Usain Bolt cruises to finals, another gold for Phelps, Del Potro defeats Nadal

All the best action in photos of the Day 8 of Rio Olympics.

FP Sports August 14, 2016 16:52:56 IST
Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016, Day 8: Usain Bolt cruises to finals, another gold for Phelps, Del Potro defeats Nadal
Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

The men's 4 x 100-meter medley relay was the final gold medal for Michael Phelps’ record-breaking career. He now holds the honour of being the most decorated Olympian in history. Getty Images

 

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Usain Bolt launched his bid for the 'treble-treble' by cantering through the 100m preliminaries. Reuters

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Mohamed ‘Mo’ Farah had a nasty fall in the men’s 10,000m finals. Despite this scare, Farah still managed to retain the crown for this event. Getty Images

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Juan Martin del Potro reacts after defeating Rafael Nadal in the men's singles semi-final. AP

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Elaine Thompson celebrates winning the Women's 100m final. Getty Images

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Discus throw gold medalist Christoph Harting poses on the podium during the medal ceremony. Getty Images

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam beat reigning champion Jessica Ennis-Hill to win the women's heptathlon gold medal. Reuters

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Jeff Henderson celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's long jump. He dedicated the victory to his mother, who has Alzheimer's disease. AP

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

At the Velodrome, Britain's Katie Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell-Shand smashed the women's team pursuit world record to win the title. Getty Images

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Netherlands' Elis Ligtlee reacts after she won the women's keirin event. AP

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Andres Nocioni of Argentina and the rest of this teammates celebrate win over Brazil. Getty Images

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Despite the basketball disappointment, Brazilians had a reason to cheer as the football team beat Colombia 2-0 in the quarter-final. Neymar scored his first goal of the tournament in this match. Getty Images

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Romania's Coxswain Daniela Druncea looks over her team which won the bronze medal at the women's eight rowing event. Reuters

 

Best moments of Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 Usain Bolt cruises to finals another gold for Phelps Del Potro defeats Nadal

Organisers gave up hopes of cleaning up the adjacent water polo and synchronised swimming pool, which was also affected, and started replacing the cloudy water instead. Patrick Hausding of Germany swims in the green colored water of the diving pool. Reuters

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