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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


Updated Date: Aug 14, 2016 18:07 PM

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