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Weekend in pictures: Olympics end with Bolt and Brazil brilliance, Pogba’s PL return

Holly Thackeray | August 21, 2016

Weekend in pictures: August 19-21

There have been tears, joy, sweat, controversy and unbelievable sporting feats achieved this weekend, as the Olympics came to a triumphant close and the Premier League continued into a dramatic second matchweek among other events.

So, relive the magic moments with Coral’s weekend in pictures…

Horse Racing

The prestigious Ebor Festival came to a thrilling conclusion in York with the meeting’s eponymous handicap contest on Saturday…

Heartbreak City delivers in Ebor

2016 Yorkshire Ebor Festival - Betfred Ebor Day - York Racecourse

Tony Martin’s French gelding Heartbreak City followed up on three wins in Ireland this season to land the 1m 6f feature race at York, beating Ebor each-way punt Shrewd by four lengths.

Olympics

It was an emotional last few days of Olympic action in Brazil, as Team GB continued unprecedented away success by bagging yet more Golds, and Usain Bolt cemented his legendary status with more heroics…

Bolt bows out with triple-treble

Rio Olympic Games 2016 - Day Fifteen
“There you go. I am the greatest,” Jamaican athletics icon Bolt stated after helping his country cross the line in just 37.27 seconds of the Men’s 4×100 Relay Race, clinching his ninth Gold medal in the process.

Having already secured individual Golds in the Men’s 100m and 200m, Bolt supposedly bows out of the Olympics for good in bombastic style.

Heath adds to Team GB Gold haul

Rio Olympic Games 2016 - Day Fifteen
Back to Team GB and the men’s Kayak Single 200m brought more success, as Liam Heath powered to Gold following up on his Silver from the Doubles event.

Women’s Hockey history made

End of 2016 Rio Olympics Package
Team GB also landed a historical first ever women’s Hockey Gold, as the underdogs ousted favourites the Netherlands on penalty shuffles after a 3-3 draw in the final. After a series of nail-biting misses by both sides, Hollie Webb notched the winner to hand glory to Great Britain.

Farah at the double

Rio Olympics Athletics
Another Team GB triumph arrived as Mo Farah made it two after doubling his Gold medal tally for these Olympics with a first place finish in the men’s 5,000m to add to his previous 10,000m victory.

By doing so, he became just the second athlete to win both those races at two Olympic Games – there’s just no stopping him!

Adams smashes boxing barriers

End of 2016 Rio Olympics Package
It was a weekend of real achievement in amateur boxing too, as Team GB hope Nicola Adams defeated French opponent Sarah Ourahmoune to retain her Olympic flyweight title, with the points win making the Yorkshirewoman, in her own words: “the most accomplished British amateur boxer of all time.”

Emotional Neymar gifts Brazil first football Gold

Rio Olympics Soccer Men
The men’s Olympic Football final also brought plenty of weekend entertainment, as hosts Brazil were forced into extra-time by Germany after goals by Neymar and Max Meyer.

It was fittingly the iconic Samba Boys skipper Neymar (later to retire from the captaincy) who dispatched the deciding spot-kick as the tie went to penalties, meaning football giants Brazil amazingly won their first Olympic Gold in their national sport.

UFC

In the early hours of Sunday morning, there was also a huge bout to enjoy, as Irish hero Conor McGregor sought revenge on previous conqueror Nate Diaz in the UFC 202 re-match.

McGregor bites back to defeat Diaz

UFC 202 Mixed Martial Arts
There was redemption and relief in store for McGregor, who was handed a majority decision as he sank fierce rival Diaz in a welterweight duel, with the featherweight champion flooring his American opponent an impressive three times to secure success.

Premier League matchweek two

Man Utd see off Southampton as Pogba returns

Manchester Utd vs Southampton - Premier League - Old Trafford Stadium
A Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace sent Southampton packing, as Jose Mourinho enjoyed a 2-0 win on his Old Trafford debut. But, it was returning world record signing Paul Pogba’s second Premier League bow for the Red Devils that stole the attention.

Four-star Man City stun Stoke

Stoke City v Manchester City - Premier League - The Bet365 Stadium
Manchester City also continued to sweep all before them under new gaffer Pep Guardiola, punishing Stoke 4-1 in what was billed as a tough away at the Potteries. A brace each for Sergio Aguero and Nolito meant the forwards took the plaudits.

Leicester and Arsenal all even

Leicester City v Arsenal - Premier League - King Power Stadium
There may not have been any goals as Premier League champions Leicester City hosted runners-up Arsenal, but there was plenty of penalty shout controversy to make up for it as the pair saw out a stalemate at the King Power Stadium.

Boro bag Black Cats points in Northeast derby

Sunderland v Middlesbrough - Premier League - Stadium of Light

Middlesbrough edged the first feisty Northeast derby of the season against Sunderland at the Stadium of light, with Alvaro Negredo turning provider twice for Cristhian Stuani. The Black Cats fought back to 2-1 but it was to no avail. First blood Boro.

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