RIO 2016: Thrills and spills on wet and wild night in Rio

Shaunae Miller has ended a wet and wild night at the Olympic Stadium in Rio with a remarkable finish to the women's 400m final.

The Bahamas runner is the third athlete to win an individual track and field gold medal from the Caribbean nation. She won in a time of 49.44sec, ahead of American Allyson Felix (49.51) and Jamaican Shericka Jackson (49.85).

It wasn't the first dive of the night.

Brazilian Joao Vitor de Oliveira qualified for the men's 110m hurldes semi-final after this slide into fourth place of his heat.


David Rudisha of Kenya is the first man to repeat at 800m Olympic champion since New Zealand's Peter Snell in 1960 and 1964.

Rudisha won in a time of 1min 42.15sec as he joined Usain Bolt (100m) and Mo Farah (10,000m) as London and Rio champions.

Meanwhile, Australian Dani Samuels qualified for Wednesday morning's women's discus final.

The 28-year-old Australian needed her third and final attempt for her spot in Wednesday's final at 12.20am.

The former world champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist's throw of 64.46m was the second best from the first pool of competitors.

Top qualifier Sandra Perkovic of Croatia also used her final attempt for a spot in the final with a 64.81m attempt. Her previous attempt didn't work out so well - watch below.

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt was back at the track to collect his gold medal. 

Bolt, who turns 30 on Sunday, won an unprecendented third consecutive 100m Olympic title  in a time of 9.81sec, ahead of American Justin Gatlin and Canadian Andre de Grasse.


Earlier, Australian Ella Nelson, 22, qualified for the women's 200m semi-finals with a second-placed finish in the heat. Her time of 22.66sec was just .13 off her personal best time.

"I'm so happy right now and I can call myself an Olympian," Nelson told Channel 7 after her heat. "What a great day."

In the women's 3000m steeplechase, Bahrain's Ruth Jebet won in near world record time of 8min 59.75sec - less than a second from the 8:58.81 mark set by Gulnara Galkina at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Australians Madeline Hills (9.20.38) and Genevieve LaCaze (9.1.21) placed seventh and ninth respectively. Both ran personal best times.

In the women's hammer throw, Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk won gold with a world record throw of 82.29 metres.

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