Rio Olympics 2016: McDonald's queues, marathon triplets, marriage proposals

Sunday, 14 August

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Chinese diver receives marriage proposal

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Sunday was a memorable day for Chinese diver He Zi, who won a silver medal then she said "yes" to a marriage proposal.

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Identical triplets lined up against identical twins in the women's marathon in Rio. Germany's Anna and Lisa Hahner were joined by Leila, Liina and Lily Luik of Estonia. (First Post)

Not content with seventh place at her seventh Olympics, having competed against gymnasts younger than her son, Uzbek gymnast Oksana Chusovitina declared she would be back to compete in Tokyo in 2020 at the age of 45. (Reuters)

Athletes in Rio are queuing out of the door to receive free McDonald's food at the Olympic Village, causing the fast-food chain to limit each person to 20 items at a time. (Washington Post)

Great Britain sprinter James Ellington tweeted this message to his fellow athletes in Rio...

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After American swimmer Lilly King called out Yulia Efimova over her previous doping convictions, the Russian responded by saying "it was war - it was like a nightmare". (USA Today)

The head coach of Great Britain's Olympic swimming team, Bill Furniss, has claimed the British were robbed of four medals at the Rio Games and demanded tougher action against dopers in his sport. (Guardian)

Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel is in danger of losing his accreditation for the Olympics because of the "aggressive and rude" behaviour of his entourage. (The National)

Bullies are ruining US gymnast Gabby Douglas' Olympic adventure by attacking her appearance, accusing her of being unpatriotic, and by mocking her with a mean-spirited nickname, according to her mum. (Reuters)

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Putting on a swimsuit is easy. An Olympic swimsuit, though? Not so much, as Buzzfeed discovered.

Some request a location. Some ask to be near other countries. Some ask to be away from other countries. Allocating a nation's spot in the Olympic Village isn't easy, unless you're Mario Cilenti. (New York Times)

Dafne Schippers blamed injury after she finished a disappointing fifth in the women's 100m final, but the Dutch sprinter refused to elaborate on her problems. (Reuters)

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Running with only one shoe was not a barrier to Ethiopia's Etenesh Diro reaching the women's 3,000 metre steeplechase final

A tangle with fellow competitors in the women's 3,000m steeplechase heats saw Ethiopia's Etenesh Diro lose her running shoe. She desperately tried to put it back on but with crucial seconds ticking by, and runners passing her, discarded it. So for the best part of three laps she ran with one bare foot and still managed - albeit via protest after finishing seventh - to reach the final.(NBC)

German discus thrower Robert Harting's celebration after he won gold at London 2012 saw him lose his accreditation to get into the athlete's village and sleep in a train station. Injury curtailed his involvement in Rio and brother Christoph won gold instead, although the younger of the Harting brothers seems less of a party animal. "Miserable" was how he described himself because he could not celebrate the win with all of his family.(Reuters)

Compulsory military service now awaits some of South Korea's men's football team, including Tottenham's Son Heung-min, after they were knocked out following a 1-0 defeat by Honduras. Winning an Olympic medal is one way to secure an exemption from military service but a quarter-final exit means Son, 24, now faces a 21-month tour of duty which must be completed by the time he is 28.(New York Times)

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United States decathlete Ashton Eaton responded to some of the the flak he took on Twitter for wearing a baseball cap with 'Canada' emblazoned on it. The 28-year-old, who donned the headwear in support of Canadian heptathlete wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton, was accused of being unpatriotic.

American Jeff Henderson, winner of the long jump gold medal, dedicated the victory in Rio to his mother Debra who suffers from Alzheimer's and no longer recognises him.(Washington Post)

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Great Britain's Greg Rutherford had to settle for the long jump bronze medal behind Henderson and South Africa's Luvo Manyonga and expressed his frustration at his performance on Twitter, as well as thanking those who supported him.

Welsh cyclist Becky James celebrated her silver medal in the women's keirin final by planting a big kiss on the lips of Wales rugby player boyfriend George North.(Mail on Sunday)

Russian fencing head coach Ilgar Mammadov showed he was a man of his word as he delivered on his promise to shave his head if the team won two gold medals. Champions Yana Yegoryan and Timur Safin dug out the shaving foam and razors, and filmed the whole thing for Facebook.

Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first American to win a medal wearing a hijab with a bronze as part of the women's sabre team that beat Italy for bronze.(Wall Street Journal)

Sprinter Justin Gatlin responded to swimmer and American team-mate Lilly King's outspoken comments about drugs cheats being banned from the Olympics by claiming he had never hard of the double gold medal winner. Gatlin has twice been banned for doping offences.(USA Today)

Puerto Ricans took to the the streets to honk their horns in celebration at tennis player Monica Puig winning the country's first ever Olympic gold medal.(Facebook)

If carefully piled up on their side, the 28 medals won by American swimmer Michael Phelps at the Olympics would be taller than him. (Bleacher Report)

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Mo Farah became the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals as he retained his 10,000m title with a thrilling victory despite a mid-race fall. Arsenal players, Hollywood A-listers and rappers all heaped praise on the 33-year-old.

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Quote of the day

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Discus thrower Christoph Harting is not much of a fan of the German national anthem

"Why I couldn't stand still on the podium? Probably because I am a person that needs rhythm, that loves good music and it is difficult to dance to the national anthem" - German discus thrower Christoph Harting explains his uneasy body language during the medal ceremony for his gold medal.

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