Olympics 2016 Conseslus Kipruto Day 12 Best Moments

Olympics 2016: What Was Your Favorite Moment From the Rio Games' Day 12?

You’ve gotta admire a guy who starts the party early.

Kenyan runner Conseslus Kipruto hadn’t even crossed the finish line at Wednesday’s 3,000-meter steeplechase — that’s the Summer Olympics event where you have to jump over a whole bunch of hurdles as you complete the distance, and as if that weren’t tough enough, sometimes you have to hop a small pool of water, too — before he began celebrating his gold medal.

Arms spread wide, Kipruto looked over to the applauding crowd and smiled widely as he cruised toward the race’s end, a move that could’ve cost him dearly… if American Evan Jager had been able to summon a last-minute kick to propel him into first. But as it turned out, Kipruto held the lead until the end, earning himself an Olympic record time of 8:03:28. The man-bun-sporting Jager (working considerably harder) crossed the line in 8:04:28, giving him a silver medal; Mekhissi Mahiedine of France later was awarded the bronze after Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya — who finished third in 8:08:47 — was disqualified for a violation.

Here are some other buzzed-about moments from Day 10 of the Rio games:

* The United States swept the Women’s 100-meter hurdles, with teammates Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin winning gold, silver and bronze, respectively.

* After winning a match against Russia’s Valeriia Koblova Zholobova, Japan’s Kaori Icho became the first wrestler in Olympic history to take home four gold medals.

* On the soccer front, Saturday’s gold-medal match will be between Brazil (who bested Honduras Wednesday) and Germany (who won over Nigeria Wednesday).

* The men’s and women’s 470 classes sailing races were postponed due to lack of steady wind. Those races now will take place on Thursday.

What was your favorite moment of this day of Olympic competition? What are you most looking forward to in the games? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Magali says:

    Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse joking around while both running a sub 20 sec 200M race, leaving all their competitors in the dust : epic!

    • Chan says:

      The respect and mutual affection between the two, the way they remember to find joy in the intense situations, i love it.

      • A fan of TV says:

        That so-called respect from Bolt disappeared when he was giving interviews to certain outlets, namely Australia’s Channel 7 and the local Brazilian station…he said De Grasse ‘was supposed to slow down’ but didn’t, and said it was unnecessary and ‘not cool.’ Because apparently racing during sprints is forbidden…?

  2. Just right now, Brazil beating Argentina in male volleyball and moving on to semi finals <3

  3. Hellenic78 says:

    NBC is beyond pathetic. They show the bronze medal game in beach volleyball in tape delay. And don’t show the gold one. All to be able to put countless commercials and show qualifying for diving. Pathetic..

  4. lyannastark says:

    Italy water polo female team and volleyball men team winning and move on to the next stage both vs USA.

    The Gymnastics gala <3

  5. MMD says:

    1. #DeBolt Even though both will be all business in the finals they are genuinely having fun with each other.

    2, Watching Damian Carter (Can) and Ashton Eaton (USA) in the Decathlon

    3. Was so sorry that Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross lost in the semi’s because I so wanted to see Walsh Jennings get another gold medal. Maybe Hope Solo can take lessons in their gracious loss but still winning bronze medal.

  6. Lauren says:

    US women sweeping 100m hurdles was awesome!

    • :-) says:

      The photo of the three American hurdlers wrapped in flags jumping up is just so wonderful. it’s everything! Seeing them win was my favorite moment

  7. Lyn says:

    My favorite will occur when the last one out turns off the lights. Then I’ll get Jeopardy and other shows worth seeing again.

    • A fan of TV says:

      Do you ever stop to wonder sometimes whether you’re adding anything of value to a conversation? You want Jeopardy, watch it in syndication on another channel, then, and try not to waste precious energy complaining about not getting to watch a show that is available on multiple stations, not just NBC, when the point of this post is to talk about the Olympics for those who actually give a hoot.

  8. safistikaytdlayd says:

    US Women’s sweeping the hurdles!!!! Beauty and strength!!! Bolt and Degrasse!!! I really think Bolt is full of himself, but you can’t deny the talent! Nice they can be competitors but still keep a sense of humor!

  9. A fan of TV says:

    Fave moment was Bolt being annoyed someone actually dared race him in the semi, because it’s hilarious that a champion like Bolt seems to have forgotten where he is and what he does for a living!

  10. Thea says:

    Germany beating Agatha and Barbara (because yes, I’m still bitter!) and Kerri and April getting the Bronze. 🏅🏅🏅