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BRILLIANT BRONZE FOR GB

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4X100M RELAY

GREAT BRITAIN had not claimed a medal in this event since 1984 and wasn’t even represented at the London 2012 Games after the nation failed to qualify a team.

But emulating the achievement of Simmone Jacobs, Kathy Cook, Beverley Callender and Heather Oakes from 32 years earlier, Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita combined to finish third behind USA and Jamaica, breaking the British record in the process.

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RIO 2016 COVERAGE 6 Introduction and medal table MEN 8 200m 10 1500m 12 5000m 14 3000m s’chase 16 110m hurdles 17 400m hurdles 18 High jump 19 Triple jump 20 Shot put 21 Hammer 22 Javelin 24 Decathlon 26 50km walk 28 Marathon 30 4x100m 31 4x400m WOMEN 34 200m 36 800m 38 1500m 40 5000m 42 100m hurdles 44 400m hurdles 45 High jump 46 Long jump 48 Pole vault 49 Discus 50 Javelin 51 20km walk 52 4x100m 53 4x400m NEWS 56 Chris Thompson’s tribute to Mo Farah 57 Coach tips Andy Butchart for podium 58 Danny Talbot pleased with 2016 60 Jess Judd switches coaches PERFORMANCE 62 Sports science news 64 Athlete Insight – Jake Wightman 66 ‘Overspeed’ training for sprints RESULTS & FIXTURES 68 Results round-up, including Manchester International and BMC Stretford Grand Prix 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 82 DIP FINISH

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Editor’s Letter
ONE OF the enduring memories of Rio 2016 is the
RIO 2016 COVERAGE
THE ups and downs of the Rio Olympics were captured
BOLT SPEEDS TO ANOTHER HALF-LAP GOLD AS GEMILI NARROWLY MISSES MEDAL
THE AMERICAN ENJOYS HISTORIC WIN OVER 1500M
MO FARAH WINS THE OLYMPIC 5000M AND 10,000M AGAIN AS FELLOW BRIT ANDREW BUTCHART ALSO EXCELS
EAST AFRICAN STRANGLEHOLD CONTINUES OVER THE BARRIERS
JAMAICAN WINS BUT IT’S HARD TO FORGET ABSENT FRIENDS
US HURDLER TAKES GOLD AS IRELAND’S BARR EXCELS IN FOURTH PLACE
CANADIAN BEATS BARSHIM AND BONDARENKO AS GRABARZ FINISHES FOURTH
BIG CHANGES WITH TECHNIQUE DID NOT STOP AMERICAN RETAINING TITLE
RYAN CROUSER LEADS US ONE-TWO IN BATTLE OF THE BIG SHOTS
DILSHOD NAZAROV WINS TITLE AS BRITS GO OUT IN QUALIFYING
GERMAN ATHLETE CONFIRMS WORLD NO.1 STATUS WITH 90-METRE THROW
AMERICAN SEES OFF SOME FEISTY CHALLENGES TO EQUAL OLYMPIC RECORD FOR THE GOLD MEDAL
SLOVAKIAN TAKES VICTORY IN AN EXCITING RACE FULL OF INCIDENT
KENYAN IS UNDISPUTED WORLD NO.1 AND COULD BE THE GREATEST EVER MARATHONER
LITTLE PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR JAMAICANS, WHILE BRITS BATTLE TO FIFTH
GOLD FOR AMERICA BUT TRAVESTY FOR BRITAIN AFTER DISQUALIFICATION
JAMAICAN BEATS DAFNE SCHIPPERS OVER 200M
SOUTH AFRICAN RUNS NATIONAL RECORD TO GET SECOND GLOBAL GOLD
KENYAN GETS THE GOLD AHEAD OF WORLD RECORDHOLDER
VIVIAN CHERUIYOT SHOCKS TIRED 10,000M WINNER ALMAZ AYANA
USA TAKES ALL THREE MEDALS AS GB SISTERS MAKE THE FINAL
THE AMERICAN DOMINATES TO WIN FIRST SENIOR GLOBAL GOLD
SPANIARD HAS A FAULTLESS PERFORMANCE TO BECOME OLDEST OLYMPIC JUMPS CHAMPION
TIANNA BARTOLETTA LEAPS LONG TO LEAD UNITED STATES ONE-TWO
VAULT IS A JOY TO WATCH DESPITE ABSENCE OF A CERTAIN RUSSIAN
DEFENDING CHAMP KEEPS HER COOL AFTER EARLY FOULS
SPOTÁKOVÁ OUT OF THE PICTURE AS CROATIAN CAUSES UPSET
WALK WORLD CHAMPION OUSTS MEXICAN IN THE DYING METRES
GB QUARTET RUNS NATIONAL RECORD BEHIND USA AND JAMAICA
CHRISTINE OHURUOGU ANCHORS GB TO FIRST MEDALS FOR 32 YEARS
NEWS
MO FARAH did it. The distance running equivalent of Usain
MO FARAH HAS REACHED A LEVEL OF CONSISTENCY WE MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN FROM ANY DISTANCE RUNNER, SAYS CHRIS THOMPSON
JUSTIN GATLIN shook off the Brazilian boo boys, comparing the
ANDY BUTCHART, sitting alongside tennis stars Andy and Jamie Murray
IRELAND’S newest athletics hero Thomas Barr says he’s unprepared for
DANNY TALBOT is hopeful that the newfound stability around him,
RUSSIA’S Olympic gold medalwinning 4x100m quartet from Beijing 2008 have
YELENA ISINBAYEVA has announced her retirement from the sport after
UNICEF has launched a global sports initiative which allows people
LAURA MUIR’S coach Andy Young will join a group of
ALISON LEONARD has raised the possibility that she may switch
THE BIG prize of a trip to Rio may have
JESS JUDD is working to get her career back on
PERFORMANCE
EXERCISE scientists love to theorise about what makes the world’s
PROLONGED and intense training by athletes has come under fire
Montmorency cherries are renowned for their performance-enhancing properties and boost
WHAT: From the company that helped to launch the trend
BAREFOOT running is enjoying a continuing surge of popularity among
A BIG PB OF 3:54.20 FOR THE MILE LATE-SEASON MADE UP FOR JAKE WIGHTMAN’S DISAPPOINTMENT AT NOT MAKING THE TEAM FOR RIO, WRITES EMILY MOSS
HOW EFFECTIVE ARE OVERSPEED TRAINING TECHNIQUES AND HOW CAN YOU BEST USE THEM? ASKS JOHN SHEPHERD
RESULTS & FIXTURES
Mixed events: 100: r1 (1.2): 1 A Thomas (Brack) 10.44
THE 1984 Olympic long jump bronze medallist Sue Richardson (formerly
Durham University Playing Fields TYNE BRIDGE led all the way
Leading age-graded Hull: S Mason 17:13 M55 89.79%; Portobello: J
REGULARS
WEARSIDER ALYSON DIXON’S CELEBRATIONS PAY HOMAGE TO HER ROOTS
FOR a country that is best known for its obsession
NO ONE can catch Usain Bolt, even in his dreams
OLYMPIC champion Alistair Brownlee appeared in the pages of AW