Australia got its fifth gold in the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics with the tandem of legendary ironwoman Michellie Jones and Katie Kelly wining the country’s first gold medal in para-triathlon. The win by the pair on Sunday follows two more gold medals won by swimmers Maddison Eliott and Lakeisha Patterson who gave Australia its first gold medal in the Paralympics with her S8 400 metre win on Friday.
Stan Wawrinka defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the 2016 U.S. Open championship Sunday in New York. Defending champion Djokovic won the first set 7-6(1), but Wawrinka gained footing and held on with three straight wins (6-4, 7-5, 6-3). Djokovic lauded his opponent in a statement to the media.
Lakeisha Patterson, a 17-year-old Queenslander, broke the S8 400-metre world record on Thursday, the opening day of the Rio 2016 Paralympics in Brazil. Her time of 4:40.33 gave Australia its first gold medal.
When Stanford University swimmer Brock Allen Turner was convicted of sexual assault of a unconscious woman and given a six-month prison term, it caused an uproar in social media. His early release on Friday will surely cause another protest.
The entry of a horse from the Czech Republic for the Melbourne Cup in November surprised Racing Victoria on Tuesday. It is the first Czech entry in 155 years, creating another chapter in the great race.