Olympic sports highlights: Day 8
Record sixth medal in row for American
American Kim Rhode won bronze in skeet Friday, becoming the first woman and second athlete overall to earn an individual medal in six straight Games. "Every emotion hits you at once," said Rhode, 37, who won gold in 2012. "You want to run, scream, cry, and you just don't know which one to do first. It doesn't matter if it's the gold, silver or the bronze." Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler is the other to medal in six straight Games. Rhode's six medals are most for a female shooter. Italy's Diana Bacosi beat teammate Chiara Cainero in the final.
Shot put gold, bunch of bronze on the day
Michelle Carter upset New Zealand's Valerie Adams, the two-time defending champ, to win the women's shot put with a U.S.-record throw of 67 feet, 81/4 inches on the first day of track and field. Carter's father, former NFL player Michael, took the silver in the event in 1984. … Nico Hernandez earned bronze in boxing's light flyweight division, ending an U.S. medal drought that stretched to 2008. Brady Ellison took bronze in the men's individual archery. The men's foil fencing team won bronze, as did the United States dressage team.
U.S. men get an even closer call
The U.S. men's team started fast but had to survive a heart-racing final seconds to beat Serbia 94-91 in pool play. Kyrie Irving scored 15 and Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony had 12 apiece for the Americans, who also survived a close call against Australia this week. The U.S. women clinched the top seed in their group with an 81-51 win over Canada. Maya Moore scored 12 for the United States, which had been scoring at a record pace, topping 100 points in each of its first three contests, but it struggled in the first quarter, scoring just 18 points.
Aussie Fraser keeps lead in Round 2
Marcus Fraser of Australia got off to a quick start, stretched his lead to four shots at one point and wound up with 2-under 69 for the 36-hole lead at 10-under 132. He had a one-shot lead over Belgium's Thomas Pieters (66), a former NCAA champion who closed with three straight birdies. Henrik Stenson (68) was another shot back. The Americans were still lingering. Matt Kuchar (70) was 3 under, followed by Bubba Watson (67) at 2 under 140 and Patrick Reed (69) at 1 under. Rickie Fowler (71) was still near the bottom at 4 over.