In Brief: Police seek robbed swimmers' passports

Police seek robbed swimmers' passports

Brazilian police sought passports and further testimony from American swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen on Wednesday, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said, as authorities questioned their accounts of how they came to be robbed at gunpoint.

A spokesman said that the USOC was cooperating with Brazilian authorities.


Russia stripped of Beijing relay gold

Russia was ordered on Tuesday to return its women's 4x100m gold medals from the 2008 Olympics, after sprinter Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for a banned substance in a re-analysis of her sample.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified her for testing positive for steroid use.

Belgium stand to be upgraded to gold and Nigeria silver, with Brazil taking bronze. REUTERS

Brazil's women footballers fall short

Sweden beat Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after the sides were goalless following extra time on Tuesday, to reach the final of the women's football tournament.

Lisa Dahlkvist scored the decisive penalty on Sweden's fifth attempt after Andressa, the youngest player on the Brazil squad, saw her penalty saved by Hedvig Lindahl. The Swedes will now face Germany in the final tomorrow.


Early exits for Londa and Ratchanok

Indonesia's Maria Natalia Londa and Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon, two of six top South-east Asia athletes featured in The Straits Times' Olympic build-up special, fared badly at the Games.

Londa, who is recovering from a knee injury, managed only 25th place in long jump qualifying with her 6.29m effort, way below her 6.70m personal best.

Fourth-ranked shuttler Ratchanok fell in the women's last 16 on Monday to Japanese Akane Yamaguchi 19-21, 16-21.

Kenny makes no mistake with No. 6

Jason Kenny won a controversial men's keirin cycling gold in Rio on Tuesday to claim a British record-equalling sixth Olympic title.

The final had to be restarted twice after false starts but no one was disqualified, as Matthijs Buchli of the Netherlands won silver and Azizulhasni Awang of Malaysia took bronze.


Omnium win gives Trott 4 Games golds

Laura Trott crushed the opposition to retain her track cycling omnium title and become the first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals on Tuesday.

With the 230-point victory, the 24-year-old clinched her second successive team pursuit and omnium double after she also won both events at London in 2012. America's Sarah Hammer (206) took silver for the second time in a row, with Jolien d'Hoore (199) of Belgium rounding off the podium.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief'. Print Edition | Subscribe