olympic sports

Monday Myriad, July 14: Steeple-caught

A few things you might have missed while waiting for Argentina to get a shot on frame:

BEST RECORD PERFORMANCE

Emma Coburn wanted the U.S. record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Ethiopia’s Hiwot Ayalew just wanted a Diamond League win. The result: a terrific duel down the stretch, a world-leading time, and a record.

CLOSEST FINISH

OK, you tell me who won this race.

The answer is Nickel Ashmeade in 9.97, with Mike Rodgers second (also in 9.97) and Nesta Carter third (9.98).

BIGGEST UPSET

BEST PHOTO FINISH

BEST BEER FIGHT

Mass quantities being exchanged here after a triathlon mixed relay.

But how’d Gwen Jorgensen do? She merely won her fourth straight women’s event. Here’s her explanation:

BEST STREAK

Jorgensen. Then this …

https://twitter.com/ESPNOlympics/status/488780647377276928

BIGGEST STATEMENT BY A DECATHLETE

BIGGEST DUEL WON BY SOMEONE ELSE

WORST CARNAGE

BIGGEST U.S. WIN

FAREWELL AND THANKS

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