Estonia's Gerd Kanter won Olympic gold in the men's discus today with a best throw of 68.82 metres and then celebrated with a mimic of the 100 metres champion Usain Bolt. Poland's Piotr Malachowski took the silver medal with his top effort of 67.82m and Lithuania's Virgilijus Alekna, the gold medal winner in the last two Games, had to settle for bronze this time with 67.79. The 29-year-old Kanter's gold medal follows his world championship victory at Osaka last year and completes his takeover from Alekna at the peak of the sport.
Hungary's Robert Fazekas, who won in Athens four years ago, before being disqualified for doping offences, finished eighth ? last in the final. Kanter celebrated by sprinting down the 100 metres track to the roars of the crowd before mimicking Jamaican Bolt's arrow-shooting celebration at the finish line. * Reuters