Skiurlaub- günstig mit FeWo-direkt
ITS | Jahn | Tjaereborg


Bundesliga-Tickets mit Garantie!


     
Hotelsuche in 
 

NEWS FEATURE Unexpected duo top women's 100m freestyle in Rio By Derek Wilson, dpa

Europe
Von unserem dpa-Korrespondenten und Europe Online   auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
A Campbell double was considered possible in the women‘s 100m freestyle in Rio but the sisters were left stunned by two young guns.

Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Many pundits considered that the Australian Campbell sisters, Cate and Bronte, would top the women‘s 100-metre freestyle in Rio Thursday but the duo were displaced by an unexpected pair in the gold medal race.

Simone Manuel of the United States and Canadian teenager Penny Oleksiak shared gold, having each swum a new Olympic time of 52.70 seconds and with Sweden‘s Sarah Sjostrom taking bronze, the Campbell sisters were left empty-handed.

"My first gold medal, at my first Olympics, is kind of a surprise to me," Manuel said. "I never thought I would be in this position but I‘m so blessed and honoured to be on the medal stand.

"All my hard work has paid off and I am really happy about it."

Cate Campbell went out under world-record pace before fading while Bronte had to settle for fourth.

The 20-year-old Manuel would normally be considered an up-and-coming youth but standing alongside Oleksiak she suddenly seems experienced. The Canadian is just 16 years old and is the first individual gold medallists born this millenium.

"I saw Simone‘s name and thought, ‘OK, I came second‘, and then I saw that it said Olympic record beside both names," Oleksiak said. "It‘s crazy. No one ties at the Olympics really, but it was great to tie with her."

While Manuel was given her first medal of the Games, Oleksiak now has four (1-1-2) - making her the first-ever Canadian to win four medals at a Summer Games.

"I definitely knew the presure was on to try and make history, to get four medals," Oleksiak said. "But I wasn‘t thinking about it before my race, just thinking about going as fast as I could."

In the frantic sprint for the finish, both women said they were unaware of the tie at the touch.

"After I stared at it a little while I realised I tied with Penny," Manuel said. "I don‘t think it could be any better. I just met Penny today but she‘s awesome."

And Sjostrom was also amazed by what was just the third split gold medal in Olympic history after Americans Nancy Hogshead and Carrie Steinseifer shared the 1984 100m freestyle and another US pair, Anthony Ervin and Gary Hall Jr, split the men‘s 50m in 2000.

"I think that was a big shock for everyone in the final, I think we had to watch the result many times to understand what happened," Sjostrom said.

Both gold medallists are now looking at bright futures in the sport with Oleksiak facing the prospect of going to Tokyo 2020 aged 20 but as a potential role model for others.

"It‘s pretty insane to win a gold medal at your first Olympics," she said. "I hope we can inspire kids to pick up where we left off."

Facts
 

 

Kommentare zu diesem Artikel
 
Neuer Kommentar
Name *
Email * (wird nicht öffentlich angezeigt)
Kommentar
* Pflichtangaben
 
Diesen Artikel empfehlen

Absender Empfänger Nachricht (optional)
Name
E-Mail

Name
E-Mail
   
 
Weitere Artikel zu diesem Thema
 
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Michael Phelps wins the men‘s 200-metre butterfly to claim the 20th Olympic gold medal of his career and 24th overall.
weiter
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Hungary‘s Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu dominates the women‘s 200-metre individual medley to claim her third gold of the Olympic Games in Rio.Hosszu led from the very start and was never in danger of not adding to the
weiter
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Australian Marcus Fraser led by three strokes with a first-round eight-under-par 63 and Britain‘s Justin Rose struck an historic hole in one as golf returned to the Olympics after 112 years on Thursday.Canada‘s
weiter
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Fiji is assured of its first-ever Olympic medal after the Pacific island state crushed Japan 20-5 in the rugby sevens semi-finals.Tries from Vateuro Ravounou, Josua Tuisova, SemiKunatani and Jerry Tuwai sent the two World Cup
weiter
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - More than 2,000 doping tests have been carried during the Rio Olympics with no positive cases, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Thursday.IOC spokesman Mark Adams said 2,097 tests have so far been carried out -
weiter
Europe
Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - American Michael Phelps on Tuesday won the 20th Olympic gold medal of his career by holding off a brilliant challenge from Japan‘s Masata Sakai to win the men‘s 200-metre butterfly.Phelps is the most decorated
weiter
 
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Reiseportal
 
REISEPORTAL
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - Norway‘s Marit Bjoergen wins the 30-kilometres cross country ski race to become the best decorated Winter Olympian of a all time with eight gold, four silver and three bronze.
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - China highlighted that construction for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is in full swing while trying to defuse questions on the sensitive issue of artificial snow-making at the ski venues.Organizing committee BOCOG
Berlin (dpa) - Figure skating events at the Pyeongchang Olympics, with day and time (in GMT), 2014 champions and athletes to watch.Monday, February 12, 0100: team event (Russia) Thursday, February 15, 0130: pairs (Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov,
Seoul (dpa) - An overview of venues to be used to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in 2018.Pyeongchang Mountain ClusterLocated around 180 kilometres east of Seoul in the Gangwon province. Here there is the 35,000-capacity Olympic stadium for the
Frankfurt (dpa) - Germany will be unable to host an Olympic Games inside the next decade but the subject will not remain closed, a leading official has said."The overall topic of a potential bid has rather a mid- or long-term character," German
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - The International Olympic Committee advanced plans on Thursday to set up an independent anti-doping testing system following the drugs scandal in Russian sports.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is also set to
 
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Nachrichtenportal
 
NACHRICHTEN
Berlin (dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit is inadequate, a leader of Germany‘s pro-business FDP opposition party told dpa on Wednesday, just hours before she was set to address parliament on
Dusseldorf, Germany (dpa) - The prosecutor‘s office that handles terrorism cases in Germany confirmed on Wednesday that it is investigating an arson attack and hostage-taking by a suspected Islamist in the western city of Cologne.Investigators
Istanbul (dpa) - The United States‘ top diplomat arrived in Ankara on Wednesday to discuss the case of missing Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to state news agency Anadolu.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was met by
Kabul (dpa) - A number of German military transport helicopters were shot at though no injuries were reported during a flight in Afghanistan‘s northern Kunduz province, the military said late Tuesday. The helicopters were fired upon while
Brussels (dpa) - If Britain were to hold another referendum today on the country‘s membership in the European Union, the eurosceptics might not repeat their success, according to a study released on Wednesday.Around every second person in
Munich (dpa) - Thousands of investors in insolvent shipping container management firm P&R gathered in Munich on Wednesday to discuss their claims in one of the biggest German investment scandals in recent history.Some 54,000 investors - most of them
Wetter

Sankt Petersburg


(22.10.2018 19:16)

5 / 11 °C


23.10.2018
2 / 7 °C
24.10.2018
2 / 7 °C
powered by wetter.com
Stock News

Ecken
LÄNDER
STÄDTE
EUROPA-TOUREN

Agenda - The Week Ahea ...
Agenda - The Week Ahea ...

Afghan Farah Governor ...
Ministry Warns Cinema ...

Merkel under pressure ...
1ST LEAD One Palestini ...

URGENT: Norway's Bjoe ...
China highlights Beiji ...

banner

banner

banner

banner

© europe online publishing house GmbH, Weiden, Germany, info@europeonline-magazine.eu | Impressum