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Ex-Chelsea footballer quick to question Great Britain's controversial gold medal

By Will Slattery

Published 17/08/2016

Falcao took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.
Falcao took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.

An unlikely individual voiced his frustration after Team GB added yet another track cycling medal last night.

Jason Kenny won his third gold of the 2016 Olympics - his sixth overall - in the men's kerin but there was a bit of controversy at the beginning of the race.

The British rider and the Malaysian Azizulhasni Awang both passed out the motorised derny, which rides ahead of the cyclists at the start of the event.

The rules state that riders who prematurely pass out the derny should be disqualified, but after the officials checked out the infringement, they decided to let both Kenny and Awang stay in the kerin.

Kenny ultimately took goal and afterwards, Colombian striker Falcao took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.

Ex-Chelsea striker Falcao tweeted UCI President Brian Cookson, asking why the rules hadn't been obeyed before tweeting a picture of the rulebook.

Who knew that Falcao was such a fan of the Velodrome?


 

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates with fans after winning the Men's 200m Final on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Eliane Martins of Brazil competes during the Women's Long Jump Qualifying Round on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Omar Mcleod of Jamaica celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 110m Hurdles Final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Fans of Brazil cheer on their team during the Women's Quarterfinal match between China and Brazil on day 11 of the Rio 2106 Olympic Games at the Maracanazinho on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Barbara Seixas De Freitas playing with Agatha Bednarczuk Rippel of Brazil celebrate winning a point during the beach volleyball Women's Semi final against Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross of the United States on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Xuechen Huang and Wenyan Sun of China compete in the Synchronised Swimming Duets Free Routine final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Ireland's Michael Conlan in the ring after losing to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Michelle Jenneke of Australia reacts after competing in the Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 2 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Xuechen Huang and Wenyan Sun of China compete in the Synchronised Swimming Duets Free Routine final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Xuechen Huang and Wenyan Sun of China compete in the Synchronised Swimming Duets Free Routine final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Xuechen Huang and Wenyan Sun of China compete in the Synchronised Swimming Duets Free Routine final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Xuechen Huang and Wenyan Sun of China compete in the Synchronised Swimming Duets Free Routine final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Cyclists compete during the Women's Omnium Points race on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Annette Edmondson of Australia competes during the Women's Omnium Flying Lap race on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Erika Fasana of Italy reacts after competing on the Women's Floor final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Silver medalist Alexandra Raisman (L) and gold medalist Simone Biles (R) of the United States pose for photographs on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Women's Floor on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Laura Ludwig (L) and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany celebrate beating Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha of Brazil during the beach volleyball Women's Semifinal on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Nile Wilson of Great Britain looks on while the score of Manrique Larduet of Cuba is announced after competing on the Horizontal Bar on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Ingrit Lorena Valencia Victoria (L) of Colombia celebrates after defeating Peamwilai Laopeam of Thailand in the Women's Fly (48-51kg) Quarterfinal 3 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 6 on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Daria Pikulik of Poland is given a start by a coach during the Women's Omnium Flying Lap race on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Players of Japan react dejected during the Women's Quarterfinal match between Japan and The United States on day 11 of the Rio 2106 Olympic Games at the Maracanazinho on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Lauren Ellis of New Zealand is given a start by a coach during the Women's Omnium Flying Lap 5\6 race on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the Women's Floor final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Danell Leyva of the United States competes on the Horizontal Bar Final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Amy Tinkler of Great Britain competes on the Women's Floor final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Gold medalist Fabian Hambuechen of Germany poses for photographs after the at the medal ceremony for the Horizontal Bar Final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Alexandra Raisman of the United States competes on the Women's Floor final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the Women's Floor final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Michael John Conlan of Ireland jestures to the crowd after his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin (not pictured) of Russia in the boxing Men's Bantam (56kg) Quarterfinal 1 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Vladimir Nikitin (L) of Russia celebrates his victory over Michael John Conlan of Ireland in the boxing Men's Bantam (56kg) Quarterfinal 1 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Rafaelle of Brazil celebrates a goal during the penalty shootout during the Women's Football Semi Final between Brazil and Sweden on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Michael John Conlan of Ireland gestures to the crowd after his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin (not pictured) of Russia in the boxing Men's Bantam (56kg) Quarterfinal 1 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Vladimir Nikitin (L) of Russia throws a left on Michael John Conlan of Ireland in the boxing Men's Bantam (56kg) Quarterfinal 1 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Women's Floor on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Sandra Gal of Germany in actoin during a practice round prior to the Women's Individual Stroke Play golf at the Olympic Golf Course at Olympic Golf Course on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Andressa Alves of Brazil celebrates a goal during the penalty shootout during the Women's Football Semi Final between Brazil and Sweden on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the Women's Floor final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Great Britain's Amy Tinkler during the Women's Floor Exercise final at the Rio Olympic Arena on the eleventh day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 16, 2016. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Brazil fans look on during the Women's Football Semi Final between Brazil and Sweden on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
A Germany fan blows a kiss during the men's quarterfinal field hockey Argentina vs Germany match of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZACARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
Argentina fans cheer their team during the men's quarterfinal field hockey Argentina vs Germany match of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZACARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Brazil fans show their support during the Women's Football Semi Final between Brazil and Sweden on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Brazil fans show their support during the Women's Football Semi Final between Brazil and Sweden on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Michelle Jenneke of Australia reacts after competing in the Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 2 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Michelle Jenneke of Australia reacts after competing in the Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 2 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Michelle Jenneke of Australia competes during the Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 2 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Laura Ludwig (L) and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany celebrate beating Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha of Brazil during the beach volleyball Women's Semifinal on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Xuechen Huang and Wenyan Sun of China compete in the Synchronised Swimming Duets Free Routine final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Cuba's Yasmany Daniel Lugo Cabrera celebrates after winning against Sweden's Carl Fredrik Stefan Schoen in their men's 98kg greco-roman semi-final match on August 16, 2016, during the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro. / AFP PHOTO / Jack GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Cuba's Mijain Lopez Nunez celebrates after winning in his men's 130kg greco-roman final match against Turkey's Riza Kayaalp on August 15, 2016, during the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro. / AFP PHOTO / Jack GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Armenia's Migran Arutyunyan (red) wrestles with Egypt's Adham Ahmed Saleh Kahk in their men's 66kg greco-roman round of 16 match on August 16, 2016, during the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro. / AFP PHOTO / Jack GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Andrew Riley of Jamaica (L) and Eddie Lovett of Virgin Islands (US) compete during the Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 3. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Erwin Jose Caraballo Cabrera of Venezuela and Sabah Shariati of Azerbaijan compete during the Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg Repechage on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Nicholas Lucena #2 of United States plays a shot against Alison Cerutti #1 of Brazil during the Men's Beach Volleyball Quarterfinal match between the United States and Brazil on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Riders compete in the Women's Omnium Scratch Race 1\6 on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dives over the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women's 400m Final on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Nikolaev Bayryakov of Bulgaria and Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim Saad of Egypt compete during the Men's Greco-Roman 85 kg Repechage on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Allyson Felix of the United States (2nd-R) reacts after winning the silver medal in the Women's 400m Final on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Ruslan Nurudinov of Uzbekistan lifts during the Men's 105kg Group A Weightlifting contest on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Simone Biles of the United States prepares to compete in the Balance Beam Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil competes in the Men's Pole Vault final on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas (L) dives over the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women's 400m Final ahead of silver medalist Allyson Felix of the United States (C) and bronze medalist Shericka Jackson of Jamaica (R) on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men's 100 meter semifinal on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Chinese diver Qin Kai proposes to silver medalist He Zi of China on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Diving 3m Springboard Final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Ireland's Katie Taylor (R) fights Finland's Mira Potkonen during the Women's Light (57-60kg) Quarterfinal 1 match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Netherlands' Sanne Wevers competes in the women's balance beam event final of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURATOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images
Ireland's Annalise Murphy in action during the Laser Radial Women Race 01 held at Marina da Gloria on the tenth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2016. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Maharu Yoshimura of Japan returns against Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany during Mens Team Semifinal on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 3 on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Lauren Hernandez of the United States competes in the Balance Beam Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Cecile Pieper #22 and Nike Lorenz #4 of Germany celebrate following a victory over the United States in a quarterfinal match at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Illya Kvasha of Ukraine competes in the Men's Diving 3m Springboard Preliminary Round on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Andrea Chiarabini of Italy competes in the Men's Diving 3m Springboard Preliminary Round on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Se Gwang Ri of North Korea celebrates winning the gold medal after competing in the Men's Vault Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Yilin Fan of China competes in the Balance Beam Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece practices prior to the Men's Ring Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Xiyu Lin of China in acton during a practice round prior to the Women's Individual Stroke Play golf at the Olympic Golf Course at Olympic Golf Course on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Kenzo Shirai of Japan competes in the Men's Vault Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin following her gold medal in the dressage individual grand prix freestyle on the tenth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2016. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin with her fiancé Dean Wyatt Golding (right) following her gold medal in the dressage individual grand prix freestyle on the tenth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2016. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Danny Pinheiro Rodrigues of France competes in the Men's Rings Final on day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Junhua Yin of China defeats Yana Alekseevna of Azerbaijan in the womens Lightwieght 57-60kg during the Boxing at Riocentro on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Denmark's left back Mikkel Hansen (L) jumps to shoot during the men's preliminaries Group A handball match France vs Denmark for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Future Arena in Rio on August 15, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDTROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Anne Schroder #8 of Germany moves the ball past Jill Witmer #10 of United States during the quarter final hockey game on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Tosin Oke of Nigeria competes in the Men's Triple Jump qualification on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Ella Nelson of Australia and Ivet Lalova-Collio of Bulgaria embrace after the Women's 200 metres heats on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Tianshi Zhong of China competes against Anastasiia Voinova of Russia during the Cycling Track Women's Sprint 1/8 Finals on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Laura Auge and Margaux Chretien of France compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Technical Routine Preliminary Round on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Minjee Lee of Australia poses during a practice round prior to the start of the women's golf during Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Golf Course on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Sara Louise Treacy of Ireland competes in the Women's 3000m Steeplechase final on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Genevieve Lacaze of Australia reacts after competing in the Women's 3000m Steeplechase final on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Vinicius, the mascot of the Olympic games dance on the pitch during the women's quarterfinal field hockey USA vs Germany match of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Pascal GUYOTPASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images
The USA's Katie Reinprecht waits for playing on the sidelines during the women's quarterfinal field hockey USA vs Germany match of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
The USA's Stefanie Fee (L) looks on during the women's quarterfinal field hockey USA vs Germany match of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100 meter final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins the Men's 100m Final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botteril/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Kerri Walsh Jennings of United States celebrates a point during a Women's Quarterfinal match between the United States and Australia on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk celebrates his new world record in the men's 400-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
File photo dated 14/8/2016 of Great Britain's Giles Scott poses with a flag at the Maria da Gloria on the ninth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2016. See PA story SPORT Olympics. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire EDITORIAL USE ONLY
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Suping Meng of China competes during the Weightlifting - Women's +75kg Group A on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men's 100 meter semifinal on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Simone Biles of the United States celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women's Vault Final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Scott Keach of Australia riding Fedor competes during the Jumping Individual and Team Qualifier on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Saeid Morad Abdvali of Iran competes against Peter Bacsi of Hungary during the Men's Greco-Roman 75 kg Bronze Finals on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Joshua Buatsi of Great Britain or Team GB (red) celebrates victory over Abdelhafid Benchabla of Algeria after they compete in their Light Heavyweight 81kg men boxing bout on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 6 on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Usain Bolt fans celebrate at the Jamaica House while watching a live broadcast as Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the 100m final during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bolt won a record-breaking third gold medal in the 100 meter race. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Joshua Buatsi of Great Britain or Team GB (red) celebrates victory over Abdelhafid Benchabla of Algeria after they compete in their Light Heavyweight 81kg men boxing bout on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 6 on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Kerri Walsh Jennings of United States plays a shot against Louise Bawden of Australia during a Women's Quarterfinal match between the United States and Australia on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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