Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten endured three little cracks in her vertebrae after a horrendous looking accident as she lost control of her bicycle while driving in the last phases of the Olympic ladies' cycling street race on Sunday. Van Vleuten was driving the race with around 15km to go when she slid close to the base of a lofty plunge and crushed straight into the street and a stone kerb.
Strong winds wreaked destruction at the Rio Olympics on Sunday, compelling the cancelation of the paddling rivalry and deferrals to tennis and kayaking, while onlookers kept running for spread from flying flotsam and jetsam on the second entire day of rivalry. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Chinese web-clients unleashed their fierceness on the online networking records of Australian Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton, requesting he apologize for calling swimming adversary Sun Yang a "medication cheat". The contention obfuscated Horton's Saturday triumph in the 400 meters free-form last over Sun, the London 2012 champion, with the last proposing Horton had made the comments to influence him. Sun won the silver medal.
World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out of the Rio Games in the first round on Sunday by Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, a stun result that lessened the Serb to tears as he exited the court. Djokovic, who won the current year's Australian and French Open titles, was the most loved to add Olympic gold to his 12 thousand hammer titles, and Del Potro was as astonished as anybody to see the Serb go out. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Three-time Olympic ladies' duplicates champions Serena and Venus Williams slammed out of the Rio Games competition in the first round on Sunday as the American sisters' unbeaten run going back to Sydney 2000 reached an amazing end.
Michael Phelps won the nineteenth gold award of his Olympic swimming vocation on Sunday in the wake of aiding the U.S. men's group to triumph in the 4x100 meters free-form hand-off. The 31-year-old, showing up in the pool at his fifth Games in the wake of sitting out the warms, now has an extraordinary 23 awards with two silvers and two bronzes rounding out his count. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth