Day 8 in saw Michael Phelps earn his 23rd gold medal in what he says was his last race. It saw Jamaican Elaine Thompson unseat countrywoman Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as world’s fastest woman. It saw longshot Monica Puig win the women’s tennis singles championship — and Puerto Rico’s first-ever gold. It saw Neymar score his first goal in Rio. It saw Mo Farah defend his 10,000m title, cementing his place as an all-time great. And it saw a steeplechaser run more than half a mile without a shoe.
Sound fun? It certainly was! Relive the day by watching all the top highlights below.
Phelps and friends set Olympic record in 4x100m medley relay
Elaine Thompson takes 100m dash; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce third
Monica Puig upsets Angelique Kerber in women’s singles final
Mo Farah overcomes tumble to win back-to-back 10,000m titles
Simone Manuel anchors women’s 4x100m medley relay gold
Neymar notches first goal of Rio Olympics
U.S. rowers take 11th straight women’s coxed eight in Olympic/world competitions
American Jeff Henderson narrowly wins long jump
South Africa’s Jaco Van Zyl makes second ace in Olympic golf tourney
Steeplechaser runs half a mile after losing show
Team USA, Team GB break cycling record in same race