By Drazen Jorgic

Tennis: Murray dominates in Rio, outsider Puig arrives on big stage

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Andy Murray etched his name in history books by winning an unprecedented second singles title at the Rio Games and the Briton now has his sights on the ultimate prize: overhauling Novak Djokovic to become the world no...

Monday, August 22, 2016, 11:38 AM

Centrowitz ends America's long wait for 1,500m gold

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - American Matthew Centrowitz pulled off a shock victory in the 1,500m final on Saturday, stunning pre-race favorite Asbel Kiprop of Kenya to secure his country's first gold medal in the event since 1908...

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 5:58 AM

Ethiopia's record-breaker Ayana says doping suspicions unfair

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana was supposed to be enjoying a glorious Olympic debut after shattering the women's 10,000 meters world record last week but the occasion was somewhat marred by immediate questions about whether...

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 1:07 AM

Kenya's Cheruiyot stuns Ayana to win 5,000m gold

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenya's most decorated athlete, finally got her hands on an Olympic gold medal after winning the women's 5,000 meters on Friday by upsetting favorite Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia in...

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 7:57 AM

Athletics: Jamaica's Thompson secures sprint double

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Jamaica's Elaine Thompson completed a memorable Olympic sprint double on Wednesday after storming to victory in the women's 200 meters final, blowing away the field with a season's best run of 21.78 seconds...

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7:26 AM

Athletics: Kipruto storms to steeplechase gold

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto stormed to an Olympic record breaking victory in the men's 3,000 meters steeplechase on Wednesday, ensuring the East African nation maintained its iron grip on an event it...

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7:07 AM

Athletics: Kipruto storms to steeplechase gold

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto stormed to an Olympic record breaking victory in the men's 3,000 meters steeplechase on Wednesday, ensuring the East African nation maintained its iron grip on an event it has...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 8:54 PM

Kenya's Rudisha retains 800m title

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Kenya's David Rudisha obliterated his rivals in the 800 meters final on Monday to become the first man since 1964 to retain his Olympic title over the distance. Rudisha, the world...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7:42 AM

Jebet wins Bahrain's first ever gold

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Teenager Ruth Jebet won Bahrain's first ever Olympic gold medal on Monday, blowing away the competition in the women's 3,000 meters steeplechase but narrowly missing out on the world record. The 19-...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 8:18 PM

Colombia's Ibarguen wins triple jump gold

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen won Colombia's first Olympic gold medal in athletics on Sunday, building on several years of dominance by sweeping to victory with a season's best leap of 15.17 meters...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:55 AM

Athletics: Farah roars to another 10,000m title

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Britain's Mo Farah shrugged off an early fall to cement his place in the pantheon of distance greats by retaining his Olympic 10,000...

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 6:47 AM

Shot put 'Diva' Carter puts on girly, golden show in Rio

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With crimson lipstick, eye-liner, mascara and a beaming smile, Michelle Carter on Friday won a stunning Olympic shot put gold to sprinkle a little glitz on an event often cruelly ridiculed for the shape of...

Saturday, August 13, 2016, 12:58 PM

Athletics: Bowie looking to go from absolute beginner to hero

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Two years after choosing to focus on professional sprinting, Tori Bowie's meteoric rise has left her eyeing the sport's biggest prize -- Olympic gold in the 100 meters. Bowie, who won a 100m bronze at...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 2:43 AM

Serena eliminated in third round upset

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams was bundled out of the Rio de Janeiro tennis tournament in the third round of the singles on Tuesday after a shock 6-4 6-3...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 7:29 AM

Tennis: Serena Williams eliminated in third round upset

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic champion and world number one Serena Williams was bundled out of the Rio de Janeiro tennis tournament in the third round of the singles on Tuesday after a shock 6-4 6-3...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 4:46 AM

Tennis: French Open champion Muguruza crashes out

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's Monica Puig collapsed in tears of joy after her shock 6-1 6-1 win over Spain's French Open champion Garbine Muguruza on Tuesday. Puig, ranked...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 11:50 PM

Del Potro sends Djokovic off in tears

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic was reduced to tears after suffering a shock first round 7-6(4) 7-6(2) loss to Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the men's Olympic tennis...

Monday, August 8, 2016, 7:32 AM

Tennis: Not fully fit, Nadal makes winning return in Rio

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Spain's Rafa Nadal made a winning return to competition on Sunday at the Rio Games but the former Olympic champion conceded he was not fully fit after being sidelined over two months with a wrist...

Monday, August 8, 2016, 2:45 AM

Tennis: Williams, Kerber cruise into second round amid wind chaos

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams and second seed Angelique Kerber progressed through the first round of the Rio Olympics tennis on Sunday despite windy conditions that...

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11:05 PM

Tennis: Former world No. 1 Ivanovic crashes out in windy Rio

By Drazen Jorgic RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) - Former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic exited the Olympic Games in the first round on Saturday, though the Serb refused to blame the wind or soaring temperatures that some players said were making it tricky to...

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:34 AM