Images that capture some of the stand-out athletics moments from Rio 2016
“It’s been exceptional,” said IAAF president Seb Coe of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games athletics action. “It has enthralled, it has entertained, it has captured the global imagination this week.”
A picture is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. So here we take a look back at some of the top moments from the 10-day athletics programme, one photo at a time. Click the links beneath the pictures for further coverage of the event.
Almaz Ayana breaks world 10,000m record.
Mo Farah completes part one of his ‘double double’ attempt.
Nafi Thiam gets gold and Jessica Ennis-Hill silver in Rio heptathlon.
Greg Rutherford bounds out to bronze.
Jemima Sumgong claims Kenya’s first ever women’s Olympic marathon gold.
Wayde van Niekerk smashes Michael Johnson’s world 400m record.
Usain Bolt wins record third Olympic 100m.
David Rudisha dominates to retain 800m title.
Shaunae Miller pips Allyson Felix to 400m crown.
Thiago Braz da Silva wins pole vault gold for Brazil.
Faith Kipyegon beats Genzebe Dibaba to 1500m title.
Elaine Thompson seals sprint double.
US women take sprint hurdles 1-2-3.
Ryan Crouser wins shot gold with Olympic record-breaking throw.
Usain Bolt wins third Olympic 200m title.
USA women win Olympic sprint relay gold as GB blasts to brilliant bronze.
Usain Bolt storms to ninth Olympic gold in fantastic finale.
Vivian Cheruiyot and Hellen Obiri beat Almaz Ayana over 5000m.
Mo Farah completes ‘double double’.
USA dominates to win both 4x400m titles as GB’s women bag bronze.
Eliud Kipchoge claims marathon title.
» For more from Rio 2016 see our dedicated online area here. The August 25 edition of Athletics Weekly is the second of our Olympic Games coverage issues with many more pictures, reports, results, news, facts and stats