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Matildas beat Zimbabwe but USA or Brazil loom in Olympic quarter-finals

Football - Women's First Round - Group F Australia v Zimbabwe

Australia secured a resounding 6-1 victory over Zimbabwe in their final Olympic pool match and progressed to the knockout stages in the process, but not even that result has helped them avoid a desperately tough likely quarter-final clash with either host nation Brazil or world No1 USA after rivals Germany secured a better goal difference on a dramatic day of football in Rio.

Rio 2016: USA's Katie Ledecky fights off exhaustion and vomit for second gold

Swimming - Women's 200m Freestyle Victory Ceremony

She thrashed her legs during those last few strokes of Tuesday night’s 200m freestyle final and Katie Ledecky’s body ached like it never had before in these Olympics. Her rival Sarah Sjöström was somewhere, either ahead or behind. She had no idea. So she kept pushing her arms her feet, her stomach until near the end she burped. And as she did she thought she would vomit in the water for all the world to see on live television.

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