Photos and text by Algerina Perna
Photos from the men’s shot put final at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Helen Maroulis, a Rockville native, defeated Japan’s Saori Yoshida 4-1 in the 53-kilogram freestyle final to win the first-ever gold medal for an American women’s wrestler.
Usain Bolt advanced to the final for the 200 meters with the fastest time of the year and is one win away from his eighth Olympic gold medal.
Bolt ran 19.78 seconds, pushed all the way by Canada’s Andre de Grasse in the lane beside him, in the second of two semifinal heats at Rio. He earns an automatic place in Thursday’s final. De Grasse finished in 19.80 seconds to advance. –Associated Press
Kenya’s Conseslus Kipruto won the gold medal and set a new Olympic record in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Evan Jager of the United States took silver.
At one point too depressed to leave the house, former Baltimore letter carrier Anthony Lupacchino found an outlet in film photography. Now, with a self-published book called Postal — yes, as in “going postal” — he shares images of the city streets he saw in rain or sleet or hail or snow.
Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands took gold in the women’s gymnastics balance beam competition at the Rio Olympics. Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles of the United States claimed silver and bronze, respectively.