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In breaking news, America has been disqualified from the men’s relay for a lane violation at the final changeover. Trinidad and Tobago, who finished in 7th place, have also been disqualified for the same indiscretion. Canada has now moved up into 3rd place.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

That completes the action from the athletics track today. It was an incredible day, with Usain Bolt completing his Triple-Triple and America claiming the women’s 4×100 relay. Australia’s Alana Boyd finished fourth in the women’s pole vault and the Australians ran admirably in the women’s 5000m final.

There is just one more day of events inside the Olympic Stadium and it is a big day. Tomorrow will see Ryan Gregson in the men’s 1500m final, the final of the women’s 800m and Mo Farah in the 5000m final. Additionally, the men’s and women’s 4×400 finals will round out the program. Australia qualified in eighth position for the women’s event.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

Men’s 4×100 Relay Results
1st Jamaica 37.27
2nd Japan 37.60
3rd America 37.62
4th Canada 37.64
5th China 37.90
6th Great Britain 37.98
7th Trinidad and Tobago 38.09
8th Brazil 38.41

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

The Jamaican team have commenced their celebrations as they complete a lap of honour in front of an adoring crowd

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

Jamaica finishes in first, Japan second and America just held on to third ahead of a fast finishing Andre de Grasse

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

Bolt collected the baton at the same time as his Japanese and American rivals and simply ran away from them. As soon as he received that baton it was clear who was winning this race

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

Triple-Triple

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

The first runners are on the blocks and the starting gun has been fired

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

With the pole vault now complete, it’s time for the final event of the day, the men’s 4×100 relay. The men are on the track. Usain Bolt will run fourth for Jamaica, as will Andre de Grasse for Canada. American Justin Gatlin will run the second leg for USA, with Trayvon Bromell running the fourth leg.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

Final results in the pole vault:
1st Ekaterini Stefanidi Greece 4.85m
2nd Sandi Morris America 4.85
3rd Eliza McCartney New Zealand 4.80
4th Alana Boyd Australia 4.80

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

That could not have been closer. Morris looked to have cleared the bar, but her knee clipped it on the way up, it wobbled around and eventually tumbled to the floor.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

Stefanidi has just missed her third attempt at 4.90. She had the height but knocked the bar off on her way down. Should Morris clear this, she will win gold, miss and she wins silver.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

Both Morris and Stefanidi have missed on their first two attempts of 4.90. If they both fail to clear this height, Stefanidi will in on a countback.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

There is one race remaining on the track and that is the men’s 4×100 relay. Usain Bolt is seeking the final leg of his triple-triple. The Americans, however, will be desperate to prevent him from doing so.
Lane Draw:
Lane 1: Great Britain
Lane 2 Brazil
Lane 3: United States
Lane 4: Jamaica
Lane 5: Japan
Lane 6: China
Lane 7: Canada
Lane 8: Trinidad & Tobago

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

The men’s hammer throw final has come to a conclusion. Tajikistan’s Dilshod Nazarov has taken out the Gold, closely followed by Belarussian Ivan Tsikhan. Poland’s Wojciech Nowicki has stolen the Bronze medal from Mexico’s Diego del Real with his final throw of the night.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

America has won the women’s 4×100 relay, with Tori Bowie running a strong final leg to hold off a fast-finishing Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Great Britain has edged Germany for the final spot on the podium.
Results:
1st America 41.01
2nd Jamaica 41.36
3rd Great Britain 41.77

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

Unfortunately it was not to be for Boyd, she aborted her jump halfway through the jump. Boyd will finish in fourth place, just shy of a medal. McCartney wins the bronze and the bar will go up as Stefanidi and Morris enter a battle for gold.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

McCartney has baulked. She walks back to her mark and reattempts this height. She fails to clear it. Should Boyd clear this height, she will finish no worse than third.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

The 4x100m final is udnerway

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

If Boyd misses her third attempt, she will finish in fourth position, regardless of whether McCartney clears the height as she trails on a countback.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

It was a good second attempt by Boyd at 4.85, unfortunately, she just knocked the bar on the way up. Along with New Zealand’s McCartney, she has one attempt remaining.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

After some controversy in the heats, the Americans will line up in lane 1 of the 4×100 relay final, having qualified with the fastest time.

Lane Draw:
Lane 1: USA
Lane 2: Canada
Lane 3: Nigeria
Lane 4: Germany
Lane 5: Great Britain
Lane 6: Jamaica
Lane 7 Trinidad & Tobago
Lane 8: Ukraine

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

Stefanidi is joined by American Sandi Morris in clearing 4.85

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

Greece’s Ekaterini Stefanidi has become the first woman to clear 4.85m and she vaults into the lead of this event.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog

There are just two events left on the track today, the women’s 4x100m relay final and the men’s 4×100 relay final. The women are just minutes away.

Olympics: Athletics Day 8 results - Bolt goes for triple-triple in 4x100m relay, live blog