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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The repeat one-two American finish in the triple jump, the Jamaican gold medal in hurdles and Jenny Simpsons unprecedented bronze in the 1,500 meters were only part of the story in Olympic track and field Tuesday -- and maybe not the best part. NBA Jerseys Wholesale .The midpoint of the nine-day program at Olympic Stadium was a day for diamond rings and making friends, a one-of-a-kind Russian hello and a surprising Brazilian farewell. And, of course, a daily dose of doping news that was more than offset by a speedy cameo from Usain Bolt.Bolt was on the track early for his 200-meter qualifying heat -- a no-fuss 20.28-second ramble around the curve that barely raised his blood pressure.Im not an early-morning person, Bolt proclaimed, shortly after winning his heat, which actually started at the crack of 12:46 p.m.But morning seemed like the perfect time for American Will Claye to put an exclamation point on one of his greatest moments. Newly minted with his second straight Olympic silver medal in the triple jump -- countryman Christian Taylor won gold, also just as in 2012 -- Clay clambered over the barrier separating the track from the stands, climbed a few rows to meet his girlfriend, bent down on one knee and popped the question.Queen Harrison, an Olympic hurdler in 2008, said yes.When I woke up this morning, I was like, `Todays going to be the best day of my life, Claye said.Omar McLeod certainly felt the same.His win in 13.05 seconds over the 110-meter hurdles in the evenings final event made it three gold medals on the straightaway for Jamaica so far. He beat Orlando Ortega of Spain by .12 seconds. Dimitri Bascou of France took third, and University of Oregon football player Devon Allen finished fifth.They harness medals, McLeod said of his countrys sprint stars. You want to do the same thing. Its contagious. You want to feel how it feels. I felt how it feels.In the evenings other big race, Faith Kipyegon of Kenya finished the womens 1,500 meters in 4 minutes, 8.92 seconds to beat out Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia, a flip-flop from last years world championships. Simpson took bronze to become the first American woman to medal in the event.Hopefully, every American watching my race tonight, I want them to think they can take a small piece of ownership in this medal, Simpson said.Other gold medalists were high jumper Derek Drouin of Canada and discus thrower Sandra Perkovic of Croatia, who twice was a single throw from elimination but came through both times and defended her Olympic title.Yet, like many of the best moments on this emotion-packed day, there were no medals on the line when long jumper Darya Klishina finally showed up at the Olympics. During warmups, Klishina unzipped her jacket and revealed a red shirt with the word Russia emblazoned in bright white lettering. Shes the only competitor wearing that uniform at this stadium, due to a doping scandal that led to the ban of Russias other 67 track and field entrants.Never introduced by the PA announcer or acknowledged in any way -- booing or cheering -- by the crowd, Klishina jumped 6.64 meters to make it through qualifying and will have a chance for a medal Wednesday.Last week, it was a really tough and really hard week for me mentally . I was waiting for the decision and I could not practice, I just did warmup, she said. I would like to have a big Russian team around me, as usual, but unfortunately Im here alone, and this is a great responsibility.But there was more bad news for the Russians. Around the time the evening session began, the International Olympic Committee stripped the countrys 2008 womens 4x100 relay team of its gold medal, saying one of the sprinters tested positive in one of the many samples being reanalyzed this summer.Back on the field, the sparse morning crowd saw one shocker: Brazilian Fabiana Murer was expected to contend for a pole vault medal, which would have gone nicely with the surprise gold that Thiago Braz da Silva won in the mens competition the night before. But Murer, the silver medalist at the world championships last year, couldnt clear 4.55 meters in her first three attempts and was gone before noon.Da Silvas return to the stadium for the medals ceremony reignited an ugly episode from the previous night. The French runner-up, Renaud Lavillenie, was roundly booed when his name was announced for the silver medal, much the way he heard jeers the night before as he prepared for the jump that decided the meet. The French press attache said Lavillenie was in tears afterward.Still, over the rest of the day, the Olympic spirit was alive and well, and no story told it better than this:Midway through womens 5,000-meter qualifying, American Abbey DAgostino and New Zealander Nikki Hamblin got tangled and fell hard onto the track.Hamblin stayed down, dazed. DAgostino popped back up. But instead of forging ahead, she walked over to Hamblin, put a hand on her shoulder and said, Get up. We have to finish this, then hoisted her to her feet to restart the run.Turned out, DAgostino took the worst of it. She told Hamblin to run ahead, and when Hamblin reached the finish, she waited for her new friend. They exchanged a warm hug before the American got carted off in a wheelchair.Im never going to forget that moment, Hamblin said. When someone asks me what happened in Rio in 20 years time, thats my story.Hours later, race officials sent out a simple alert: The Track Referee, after examining the video of the race, was advancing both women into Fridays final. They offered no explanation. They really didnt have to. China Authentic Jerseys . -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar will be out for roughly four weeks after tearing his left hamstring. Wholesale China Jerseys . Brazilian national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed that the veteran goalkeeper is set to join Toronto on loan, saying it will help him be ready for the World Cup. . Most important, perhaps, it went off without a hitch. Organizers poked a little fun at the now-infamous opening ceremony gaffe that saw only four out of five snowflakes open up into rings, leaving the Olympics logo one ring short. ATLANTA -- Quarterback Justin Thomas was surrounded by inexperienced players last season, and Georgia Tech went 3-9.The year before was the exact opposite. Thomas, a sophomore, was a full-time starter for the first time, and the Yellow Jackets spread option attack was flush with veterans at B-back, A-back and receiver.Georgia Tech beat Georgia, advanced to the ACC title game, won the Orange Bowl and finished 11-5.Thomas was a driving force in the teams success two years ago, but he grew despondent as the bottom fell out last season.I think he got frustrated real easily, coach Paul Johnson said Saturday at the Jackets media day. I think any time youve played at a high level like he had the year before -- and he had a plethora of weapons around him. Im not sure people realize that some of those kids were pretty good.He could kind of sit back and he didnt really have to be a leader.Now three days into the start of fall camp, Thomas is focused on what he can control. Regardless of the personnel or situations around him, Thomas is concentrating hardest on ball security.The Jackets fumbled 36 times last year, losing possession 14 times. They lost four of Thomas 10 fumbles. Thomas threw eight interceptions.I made a lot of, I guess, boneheaded plays, throwing picks that I dont (normally) do, even fumbling the ball, Thomas said. I need to make sure Im being more careful with the ball.Johnson saw firsthand how Thomas frustration affected everyone around him. As the Jackets lost nine of their last 10 games, Thomas was hard tto console. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys. ts easy to go back and sit on the bench and go, `Man, what am I playing with? Johnson said. At quarterback you cant do that and especially where youre called on as a leader. I think he grew up a lot and learned a lot. Then he got dinged up and wasnt healthy. People dont realize all the time that he played a good part of last year not healthy, not 100 percent.The year before Thomas had DeAndre Smelter, Synjyn Days, Zach Laskey and Darren Waller to make plays. He had an experienced offensive line led by Shaquille Mason.They knew where to go and what to do and how to adjust, Johnson said. Then all of a sudden, after about three games (last year), youre surrounded at every position with guys whove never played. Theyre trying to feel their way through it.Thomas has benefited this offseason from working alongside Marcus Marshall, Clinton Lynch, Dedrick Mills, Marcus Allen, Qua Searcy and Ricky Jeune. They all went through growing pains, too.Thomas has five offensive linemen Freddie Burden, Eason Fromayan, Will Bryan, Shamire Devine and Trey Klock to provide the space and protection he needs to succeed.Getting all those reps in the spring, summer and now were into camp, its the same guys, Thomas said. ?Not somebody new you havent played with. 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