Swimming has definitely dominated the first week of the Olympics. Doubtless because all kinds of records are being broken in the pool and on the medal podium. All us landlubbers can give a big cheer because the Track and Field events began yesterday. Runners all around the world will be taking time away from their own training to watch the elite international competitors of track and field.
There are many events in this discipline testing speed and endurance, plus all those things to throw: shot put, javelin, discus and hammer. Don't forget the jumping events, both high and long, and the dance-like triple jump. And yes, steeplechase is a track and field event, not an equestrian one.
There are many qualifying heats all day long, but to see a list of upcoming final events read more.
Men's 100m at 10:30 p.m.
Women's Marathon at 7:30 a.m.
Women's 100m at 10:30 p.m.
Women's Pole Vault 7:20 p.m.
Men's Long Jump 8:10 p.m.
Shalane Flanagan got the Track and Field medal count going for Team USA. She won a bronze medal in the 10,000 meter race — the opening night race. Yay Shalane!