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Rio Olympics, Day 15
August 21, 2016 07:00 GMT
Host Brazil beat Germany on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic soccer gold medal. August 20 was also a
very good day for Russia
, which took home four more gold medals as the Olympics neared an end.
Five-year-old Joaquim Villano of Rio de Janeiro celebrates on the shoulders of his uncle after Brazil defeated Germany in the men's soccer gold medal match. In front of 78,000 at Rio’s Maracana Stadium, Neymar fired the winning goal as Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties.
Russia's Margarita Mamun competes in the final event of rhythmic gymnastics. Mamun won the individual all-around gold medal to give Russia its fifth consecutive title in the event. The 20-year-old edged Russian teammate Yana Kudryavtseva. Ganna Rizatdinova of Ukraine claimed bronze.
Abdulrashid Sadulaev of Russia (in red) in action against Selim Yasar of Turkey during the wrestling men's freestyle 86-kilogram gold medal bout. Sadulaev defeated Yasar, taking the gold. Bronze medals went to Azerbaijan's Sharif Sharifov and American J'Den Cox.
Players from Montenegro and Italy compete in the bronze-medal match in water polo. Italy won the bronze. Serbia took the gold, defeating Croatia.
China's Ruoqi Hui (right) spikes the ball during the women's volleyball gold-medal match between China and Serbia. China won 3:1.
Gold medalist Aleksandr Lesun of Russia (center), silver medalist Pavlo Tymochenko of Ukraine (second from left), and bronze medalist Ismael Marcelo Hernandez Uscanga of Mexico stand during the awards ceremony in the men's modern pentathlon. Pentathlon involves fencing, swimming, riding, running, and shooting.
Participants compete in the women's triathlon final. Gwen Jorgensen of the United States won gold with a time of 1 hour, 56 minutes, 16 seconds. Nicola Spirig of Switzerland won silver, with Britain's Vicky Holland winning bronze.
Mo Farah of Britain celebrates after winning the men's 5,000-meter final, his second in succession. He is Britan's most successful Olympic track-and-field athlete of all time. Kenyan-born American Paul Chelimo took silver, while Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrehiwet claimed bronze.
Korey Jarvis of Canada (in red) in action against Komeil Nemat Ghasemi of Iran in the men's freestyle wrestling 125-kilogram qualification match. Turkey's Taha Akgul won gold, with Ghasemi taking silver, and Ibrahim Saidau of Belarus and Geno Petriashvili of Georgia sharing the bronze.
Levan Berianidze of Armenia (in blue) in action against Ibrahim Saidau of Belarus during the men's freestyle wrestling 125-kilogram-bronze medal bout. Turkey's Taha Akgul won gold, with Ghasemi taking silver, and Saidau and Geno Petriashvili of Georgia sharing the bronze.
Allyson Felix of the United States celebrates as she crosses the finish line after helping her team win a record sixth gold medal in the women's 4x400 meters.
Max Rendschmidt of Germany leaps from his boat after his team won gold in the men's kayak K-4 1,000-meter final. Slovakia narrowly beat the Czech Republic to grab the silver.
Radik Isaev of Azerbaijan (right) and Abdoulrazak Issoufou Alfaga of Niger in action during their men's 80-kilogram-plus taekwondo match. The 26-year-old Isaev won the gold. with Alfaga taking the silver, and Cha Dongmin of South Korea and Maicon Siqueira of Brazil sharing bronze.
Anna Sen of Russia (center) and Estelle Nze Minko and Alexandra Lacrabere of France in action in the women's handball final. Russia brought home its first-ever Olympic gold medal in the sport after defeating France 22-19.
Team Israel performs during the group all-around qualification round in rhythmic gymnastics.
A dramatic night view of Rio de Janeiro from Sugarloaf Mountain. The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will conclude with a final day of competition and the closing ceremonies on August 21.
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