Highlight of Day 9: Remarkable Duets by Traditional Pacific Performance combines with Urban Street Culture
Michelle Jenneke falls short of 0.1, misses Bronze
Just yesterday, Jenneke completely dominated her rivals on the track and impressed everyone. But in the finals, she lost the 3rd position to Yanique Thompson, who was ahead of her by just 0.1 seconds.
Easy Win for Caster Semenya in Women’s 800 Final
Caster Semenya didn’t show mercy, as she embarrassingly defeated her competitors in Women’s 800m Finals. She set a new record with a lead of 1.37 seconds.
“I’m still young – just turned 27. Still want to have three, four, five months before I decide if I want a world record or not,” she said. “Obviously it’s not that much important at the moment. What’s important now is to be able to win every race that I run”, she said.
When Celebrations Become Weird at the Games
For the Nigerian Wrestler, Blessing Oborududu, her victory is not the reason that she’ll be remembered for. The weird display of a minute-long celebration after defeating Danielle Lappage is what people will remember for a long time.
She started rolling on the mat along the edges, and after being carried to the center of the mat, she again began rolling herself around.
Steve Solomon Accepts Baton in the Wrong Position, Aussie Relay Team gets Disqualified
It was a bizarre moment at the Men’s 4x400m Relay Finals. The Aussie Relay team got an automatic disqualification because star Steven Solomon took the baton in the inacceptable position. The unfortunate news came half an hour after the race was over.
“Sometimes in the heat of battle you do the wrong thing and it looks like Steve has done that.”
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