Wednesday, August 10: Thrilling highlights of today's events
Almost halfway through the Olympics, viewers are experiencing major events taking place as the competition gets more dramatic. Day five ended with a series of exciting highlights:
With the startling news of the Rio Olympics diving pool turning green a second Olympic pool has turned even greener. This pool, used for water polo and synchronized swimming, was said to have had a lack of chemicals to stabilize the pool's pH levels. FINA released a statement concluding that "there was no risk to the health and safety of the athletes, and no reason for the competition to be affected."
Olympic weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan of Armenia suffered a gruesome accident when he attempted to lift 195kg during a shot for the bronze. As he strongly held the barbell up high, his left elbow suddenly popped out in a clean break, causing him to cry out in agony.
China's Fu Yuanhui made headlines when she only found out that she took home the bronze in the 100m backstroke while being interviewed by a Chinese reporter. Her reaction is priceless:
Although Kuwait was suspended from participating in this year's Olympic games, that didn't stop Fehaid Al-Deehani. Representing the Olympic Independent Athletes, Al-Deehani was the first member to win gold in the men's double trap match in history.
Team USA win's the 4x200 freestyle relay, with Katie Ledecky carrying the team to gold. When she entered the the pool on the final leg of the relay, she was six seconds behind Australian swimmer Tasmin Cook. But in the last 200 meters, she pulled ahead and finished strong with a 7:43.03, 1.84 seconds ahead of Australia.
That's it for day five!