Bolt rolls to another Olympic 100 gold

York Dispatch

If there were any doubts, it took less than 10 seconds — 9.81, to be exact — for Usain Bolt to erase them.

He is the Olympic champion again.

On a muggy Sunday night in Rio, the Jamaican superstar won the signature event in track and field in a runaway and added this line to his already gleaming resume: first person to capture three straight 100-meter titles at the Olympics.

Bolt beat American Justin Gatlin, who fans greeted with raucous boos, by .08 seconds. Andre de Grasse of Canada won the bronze.

He shoved Michael Phelps aside to take center stage for Week 2 of these troubled Rio Games.

He pushed his total to seven Olympic gold medals, with a chance for two more — in the 200 and 4x100 relay — later in the week.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the gold in the men's 100-meter final in Rio.



Lochte, three other U.S. swimmers robbed a gunpoint: Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took their money and belongings.

In the latest security incident to hit the Rio de Janeiro Games, Lochte told NBC that one of the robbers put a gun to his forehead before taking his wallet. No one was injured. Lochte and his teammates were returning to the athletes' village by taxi after a night out at the French Olympic team's hospitality house in the Rodrigo de Freitas area in the upscale south zone of the city. The outing was several hours after Olympic swimming ended Saturday night at the Rio Games. The robbers took cash and credit cards only, and that no Olympic medals were lost.

Rose captures golf's first gold medal in 112 years: Justin Rose delivered a gold-medal performance in golf worthy of a 112-year wait.

In a final round Sunday so tense that no one led by more than one shot, Rose won on the last hole with a 40-yard pitch to 3 feet for birdie and a 4-under 67, giving him a two-shot victory over Henrik Stenson to win the first gold medal in golf since 1904 in St. Louis. Matt Kuchar of the United States closed with a 63 to win the bronze.

U.S. men's basketball team keeps struggling, keeps winning: Three wins from gold, and still no reason to think it will be easy for the U.S. men's basketball team.

Klay Thompson ended an Olympic-long slump with seven 3-pointers and 30 points, and the Americans needed almost all of them to hold off France 100-97 on Sunday. The U.S. won its 50th straight tournament game, but the last three have been nothing like most of the previous 47. Winning by three for the second consecutive game, the U.S. improved to 5-0 and clinched first place in Group A. The Americans open quarterfinal play Wednesday.

U.S. women roll again in basketball: The U.S. women's basketball team dominated another opponent Sunday.

Tina Charles and Brittney Griner each scored 18 points and the U.S. had 40 assists on its 46 baskets to beat China 105-62 on Sunday. The Americans were unchallenged in group play, winning the five games by an average of 40.8 points, eclipsing the 100-point mark in four of them.

Andy Murray wins tennis gold medal, again: Andy Murray became the first tennis player in Olympic history with two singles gold medals, winning his second in a row by wearing down Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 at the Rio de Janeiro Games in a final that lasted a tad more than 4 hours Sunday.

Rafael Nadal, the 2008 gold medalist, lost 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-3 earlier Sunday to Kei Nishikori, whose bronze is Japan's first Olympic tennis medal since 1920. Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock won the Olympic tennis title in mixed doubles, denying Venus Williams a record fifth gold medal.

Top-ranked U.S. women's volleyball team goes unbeaten in group: The top-ranked Americans (5-0) put themselves in prime position in the Olympic women's volleyball tournament.

They responded from a one-set deficit to beat China 22-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19 on Sunday to win Group B, with the Rio de Janeiro Games quarterfinals set to begin Tuesday at Maracanazinho arena.