OLYMPICS HIGHLIGHTS OF DAY 3

R C G S B T
OLYMPICS HIGHLIGHTS OF DAY 3
Representational Pic
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Sugarloaf Mountain 

forms the backdrop to the men's sailing

Medal Tally-Top 5

R C G S B T
1 USA 5 7 7 19
2 CHN 5 3 5 13
3 AUS 4 0 3 7
4 ITA 3 4 2 9
5 JPN 3 0 7 10

THE THIRD day of competition saw more turmoil at the top in tennis, while the sailing competition got underway

Brazil's first title goes to Rafaela Silva 

The judoka, who grew up in Rio's City of Gold community, beat Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia in the 57kg final to claim the host nation's first title. Rafaela had the vocal support of the fans in Carioca Arena 2, especially from her family who were out in force to support her.  

US fencer Ibtihaj exits, but not before making history 

After beating Ukraine's Olena Kravatska in the round of 32 earlier in the day, American Ibtihaj Muhammad's tournament came to an end against France's Cecilia Berder. Nevertheless, she became the first athlete from her country to compete at the Olympic Games wearing a hijab headdress, saying: "I want to break cultural norms and show girls that it's important to be active, it's important to be involved in sport."

Two out of three not bad for Russia's fencers 

Elsewhere, Russia's women achieved a podium 1-2 in the individual sabre, with Yana Egorian overcoming Sofya Velikaya at Carioca Arena 3. Egorian spoke of how it felt to compete against her team-mate, saying:

Australia wins antipodean battle for first rugby sevens title

World champions Australia completely overpowered their continental neighbors in the early minutes of the second half to take gold at the Deodoro Stadium, winning 24-17. Though Kayla McAlister impressed for the All Blacks, and Portia Woodman restored respectability to the scoreline with a late try, Australia's victory was thoroughly deserved.

Sailing competition gets underway in Guanabara Bay 

Racing began in 10 classes today: five men's classes, four women's classes and one mixed class. There was early drama on the high seas, however, as Laser Radial class defending champion Xu Lijia was disqualified from her second race in the women's competition, moving her from first overall to 23rd at the end of the day.

Gold, silver and a new Olympic record for Thailand 

Despite being a first-time Olympian, Thai weightlifter Sukanya Srisurat came to Rio fully prepared for her shot at glory. After claiming a gold and an Olympic record, she revealed that her approach to the clean and jerk was part of a well-laid strategy.

Japan take gold in men's artistic gymnastics team event 

The highly decorated Kohei Uchimura led the way as Japan claimed their first Olympic win since 2004 in the men's artistic gymnastics team final. The six-time world all-around champion was part of the silver medal-winning team at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and also won all-around gold at London. 

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