In Brief: Ariya is first women's leader since 1900

Ariya is first women's leader since 1900

World No. 2 women's golfer Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand became the first to top a women's Olympic golf leader board, after the event's 116-year absence from the Games. She shot a first-round six-under 65 , showing flashes of the form that saw her win last month's British Open.

South Korean world No. 5 Park In Bee and her sixth-ranked compatriot Kim Sei Young were a shot back.


Malik's bronze is India's first in Brazil

Sakshi Malik snared India's first medal of the Rio Olympics on Wednesday, when she claimed bronze in the women's freestyle wrestling 58kg category.

She defeated Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 3-1 in one of two matches for bronze.


Bartoletta's leap hands US 1-2 finish

Tianna Bartoletta of the United States beat compatriot and defending champion Brittney Reese to claim gold in the Olympic women's long jump final on Wednesday.

The reigning world champion secured victory with her fifth jump at 7.17m. Reese managed 7.15m in her final attempt for silver, with Ivana Spanovic of Serbia third in a national record of 7.08m.


Injured D'Agostino passes on final

United States distance runner Abbey D'Agostino has been ruled out of today's women's 5,000m final after suffering a knee injury in her dramatic collision with New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin.

The duo were granted a place in the final for their sporting gesture of helping each other finish the heat after their collision.


Clement powers to 400m hurdles gold

Kerron Clement of the United States stormed to victory in the men's 400m hurdles yesterday in 47.73sec, holding off a furious late challenge from Kenya's Boniface Tumuti, with Turkey's Yasmani Copello third.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 19, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief'. Print Edition | Subscribe