Winning shot

When it rains, it pours in Rio, as discus throwers were forced to leave the field when torrential rain put a halt to proceedings. Sandra Perkovic of Croatia later flung 69.21m in the final to win gold, in drier conditions.
When it rains, it pours in Rio, as discus throwers were forced to leave the field when torrential rain put a halt to proceedings. Sandra Perkovic of Croatia later flung 69.21m in the final to win gold, in drier conditions.PHOTO: REUTERS
LADY GAGA
LADY GAGA
MICHAEL JOHNSON
MICHAEL JOHNSON
GARY LINEKER
GARY LINEKER

Tweetbits

@Simone_Biles You brought proud teardrops to many people's eyes including mine. A focused & strong woman, you are a champion.

LADY GAGA

The pop diva is moved by the American gymnast Simone Biles.

My final comment on this. Diving across gets you there SLOWER than running across. Shaunae gained no advantage.


MICHAEL JOHNSON

The US track legend gives his take after his fellow American Allyson Felix was pipped at the line by the Bahamas' Shaunae Miller in the women's 400m final.


So that's why they call it the pole-vault. Size matters.

GARY LINEKER

The Match of the Day presenter's tongue-in-cheek comment, after a video of Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita's cock-up went viral.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2016, with the headline 'Tweetbits Winning shot'. Print Edition | Subscribe