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Rio Olympics, Day 11

Several countries – including Armenia, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine – scored their first gold medals of the Rio Olympic games on August 16, although some of the events did not pass without controversy.


Oleh Vernyayev winning gold for Ukraine in the men's parallel bars.
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Oleh Vernyayev winning gold for Ukraine in the men's parallel bars.

Davor Stefanek of Serbia and Migran Arutyunyan of Armenia compete in the final of the men's Greco-Roman 66-kilogram wrestling. Stefanek took gold.
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Davor Stefanek of Serbia and Migran Arutyunyan of Armenia compete in the final of the men's Greco-Roman 66-kilogram wrestling. Stefanek took gold.

Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia defeated Cuba's Yasmany Daniel Lugo Cabrera to take gold in the 98-kilogram wrestling final.
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Artur Aleksanyan of Armenia defeated Cuba's Yasmany Daniel Lugo Cabrera to take gold in the 98-kilogram wrestling final.

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles competes in the final of the women's floor event of the artistic gymnastics, where she took a fourth gold medal.
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U.S. gymnast Simone Biles competes in the final of the women's floor event of the artistic gymnastics, where she took a fourth gold medal.

The women race in the 100-meter hurdles heats.
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The women race in the 100-meter hurdles heats.

The final of the women's omnium 25-kilometer points race takes place, in which Britain's Laura Trott took gold.
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The final of the women's omnium 25-kilometer points race takes place, in which Britain's Laura Trott took gold.

Christian Taylor of the United States defends his title in the men's triple-jump final.
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Christian Taylor of the United States defends his title in the men's triple-jump final.

Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan competes in the quarterfinal of the women's fly (51 kilograms).
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Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan competes in the quarterfinal of the women's fly (51 kilograms).

Darya Klishina of Russia competes in the women's long-jump qualifying round.
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Darya Klishina of Russia competes in the women's long-jump qualifying round.

Swimmers enter the water before the start of the men's 10-kilometer marathon swimming final.
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Swimmers enter the water before the start of the men's 10-kilometer marathon swimming final.

Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze celebrates after winning gold in the men's 105-kilogram+ weightlifting.
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Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze celebrates after winning gold in the men's 105-kilogram+ weightlifting.

Russia's Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina take part in the duets technical routine final of the synchronized swimming. They took gold.
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Russia's Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina take part in the duets technical routine final of the synchronized swimming. They took gold.

Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus competes in the men's trampoline qualifications.
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Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus competes in the men's trampoline qualifications.

Sebastian Brendel of Germany takes gold in the men's canoe single (C1) 1,000 meters.
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Sebastian Brendel of Germany takes gold in the men's canoe single (C1) 1,000 meters.

Miriam Nagl of Brazil plays in a practice round for the women's golf.
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Miriam Nagl of Brazil plays in a practice round for the women's golf.

China took its fifth diving gold when Cao Yuan won the men's 3-meter springboard event.
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China took its fifth diving gold when Cao Yuan won the men's 3-meter springboard event.

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