PHOTOS | #DeBolt, Damian Warner are in our highlights from Wednesday in Rio
Top photos from the Rio Olympics
Andre De Grasse and Usain Bolt advanced to the 200-m final.
De Grasse gained ground on Bolt in the final metres of the 200, but the Jamaican simply smiled and wagged his finger at the 21-year-old as he crossed the finish line first.
In the women's 200, Elaine Thompson solidified her role as Jamaica's new sprint force after winning the gold just days after finishing first in the 100-metre. Her win on Wednesday dethroned world champion Dafne Schippers from the Netherlands. That's Schippers, who won silver, on the track.
Damian Warner 3rd in the decathlon on day 1.
In the decathlon, Canadian Damian Warner came out of the blocks strong on the first day of competition by setting an Olympic-best time of 10.30 seconds in the 100-metre, besting American Ashton Eaton in the sprint. Eaton came back to win the 400-metre and long jump events and leads the competition heading into Day 2 by a comfortable margin. That's him with the mask.
Dori Yeats wrestled for a bronze medal Wednesday night.
The Montreal-based wrestler lost to Sweden's Jenny Fransson after an early violation tipped the points balance in the Swede's favour, where it stayed for a 2-1 final score.
Yeats' tournament was kept alive when Japan's Sara Dosho — who beat her in an earlier round — made the gold medal match, allowing the Canadian to fight again. She won her repechage bout for a ticket to the bronze medal match but will leave Rio in fourth. That's Dosho taking a victory lap after winning the gold medal.
It only took 15 seconds for Neymar to score.
The Brazilian striker netted the fastest goal on Olympic history to kick off a 6-0 route of Honduras in semifinal soccer action Wednesday morning. Brazil will play Germany in the gold medal final on Saturday.
Russia sent Canada packing in men's volleyball.
The Canadian men were having the tournament of their lives until Russia, the defending Olympic champions, crushed them in straight sets in their quarter-final match Wednesday.
The men's squad is the first from Team Canada to even qualify for the Olympics in 24 years. Here they are before the start of the match.
The Mos moved into the 5,000m final.
Canada's Mohammed Ahmed will race alongside reigning Olympic 5,000- and 10,000-metre champion Mohamed Farah, of Great Britain, in the final after qualifying on Wednesday. Both men go by Mo.
Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet — left next to Mo Farah, who led the pack in his qualifying heat — is also in the final.
Tory Nyhaug pedaled into 18th spot in BMX seeding.
Nyhaug traversed the course in 35.422 seconds, which was 0.805 seconds behind the top seed — 25-year-old Joris Daudet of France — in the first run of competition around the Olympic track. The quarter-finals begin on Thursday. This is U.S. rider Nicholas Long leading a practice lap.
In the pool…
Italy beat Russia 12-9 in the women's water polo semifinal. That's Chiara Tabani passionately encouraging her Italian teammates in that match.
And this is Australian Gemma Beadsworth getting some unwanted attention underwater by a Brazilian opponent in their classification round match, which Australia won 11-4.
Golfer Brooke Henderson is 5 shots back after her opening round.
The third-ranked female golfer in the world fired an eagle on the fifth hole in a round that included four birdies, but a pair of double-bogeys set her back in her tournament opener Wednesday. This is Russia's Maria Verchenova on the fourth tee.
Melissa Bishop qualified with the best time in the 800.
The Ontario runner had the fastest time at 1:58.38 in the qualifying heats Wednesday, less than one second shy of her winning time at the Canadian Olympic trials in July.
The semifinals are scheduled for Thursday at 8:45 p.m. ET.