Here are some of the images that caught our eye on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Rio Summer Olympic Games.
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Usain Bolt takes the handoff flanked by the U.S. on his left and Japan on his right. He ran away from both squads to give Jamaica a third consecutive gold medal in the 4x100 relay.
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Usain Bolt ran the anchor leg for the Jamaican sprint relay team, winning his ninth gold medal to tie Finland’s Paavo Nurmi and Carl Lewis of the United States for the most won by an athlete in Olympic track and field events.
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The 4x100 relay in Rio could well be the last race Usain Bolt ever runs in an Olympic Games.
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Sandi Morris of the U.S. had a chance to win gold in the pole vault on her final jump but grazed the bar with her thigh and had to settle for silver.
5 of 24Robert Beck
The gold medal-winning U.S. water polo team rejoices by tackling their coach into the pool.
6 of 24Bob Martin
Kazakhstan's Galymzhan Usserbayev (blue) gets turned upside down by Turkey's Soner Demirtas in their freestyle wrestling bronze medal match.
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Britain's Sam Quek defends her goal with teammates during the gold medal hockey game against the Netherlands.
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Kyrie Irving of the United States attempts to fend off Ricky Rubio of Spain during a semifinal basketball game.
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Hungary's Zsofia Foldhazi tries to hold onto her horse after crashing into an obstacle in the show jumping portion of the women's modern pentathlon.
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Usain Bolt throws up three fingers to denote his three gold medals won at a third consecutive Olympics.
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Great Britain's Joe Joyce reacts to winning against Kazakhstan's Ivan Dychko during a Super Heavyweight semifinal.
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Kami Craig and Ashleigh Johnson of the U.S. celebrate winning the water polo gold medal match.
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Competitors wait for the baton in the 4x400 relay.
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Kitty van Male of the Netherlands celebrates scoring a goal against Britain during the gold medal field hockey game.
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English Gardner, Allyson Felix, Tianna Bartoletta and Tori Bowie of the United States celebrate winning gold in the 4x100m Relay.
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Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan competes against Vladimir Vladimirov Dubov of Bulgaria during the 57kg bronze medal match.
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Sweden's striker Olivia Schough (left) and Germany's striker Anja Mittag vie for the ball during the fold medal soccer match.
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Australia's Danielle Prince competes in the individual all-around qualifying event of the Rhythmic Gymnastics.
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Sergio Rodriguez of Spain goes to the basket against DeAndre Jordan of the U.S.
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China's silver medal-winning synchro swimmers celebrate at the award ceremony.
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Spain's Pau Gasol goes to the basket ahead of U.S. opponents Kyrie Irving, Kyle Lowry and DeMarcus Cousins.
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Kimberly Garcia of Peru cools off as she competes in the 20km Walk final.
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Ekaterina Volkova of Finland performs during the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-Around.
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Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan competes against Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan during the 57kg Repechage Wrestling match.
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