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Rio Olympics, Day 15
August 21, 2016
Host Brazil beat Germany on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic soccer gold medal. August 20 was also a
very good day for Russia
, which took home four more gold medals as the Olympics neared an end.
Five-year-old Joaquim Villano of Rio de Janeiro celebrates on the shoulders of his uncle after Brazil defeated Germany in the men's soccer gold medal match. In front of 78,000 at Rio’s Maracana Stadium, Neymar fired the winning goal as Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties.
Russia's Margarita Mamun competes in the final event of rhythmic gymnastics. Mamun won the individual all-around gold medal to give Russia its fifth consecutive title in the event. The 20-year-old edged Russian teammate Yana Kudryavtseva. Ganna Rizatdinova of Ukraine claimed bronze.
Abdulrashid Sadulaev of Russia (in red) in action against Selim Yasar of Turkey during the wrestling men's freestyle 86-kilogram gold medal bout. Sadulaev defeated Yasar, taking the gold. Bronze medals went to Azerbaijan's Sharif Sharifov and American J'Den Cox.
Players from Montenegro and Italy compete in the bronze-medal match in water polo. Italy won the bronze. Serbia took the gold, defeating Croatia.
Rio Olympics, Day 15
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