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Rio roundup: Top Stories and Photos from Day 9

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Franco Fernandez
Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the Men's 100M Final with a time of 9.81 in the Olympic Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 14, 2016. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the Men's 100M Final with a time of 9.81 in the Olympic Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 14, 2016. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Simone Biles adds to medal count

USA's Simone Biles Biles took the gold medal in the Vault with a score of 15.966 becoming the first American gymnast to win the event and three gold medals in one Olympics.

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Biles also won gold in the Women's Team all-around, and Women's Individual all around.

Maria Paseka of Russia finished in second with the Silver and Giulia Steingruber of Sweden with Bronze.

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Biles will try for her fourth gold on Monday, August 15th at 2:45pm competing in the Women's Beam.


Kenya earns first gold medal in Marathon

Jemima Sumgong finished with a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, and 4 seconds on the streets of Rio De Janeiro to bring home Kenya's first gold medal in the Marathon competition.

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Bahrain's Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa won the Silver, while Ethiopia's Mare Dibawa finished in third for Bronze.


Michael Phelps retires

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Phelps out.

The most decorated Olympian in history is retiring after claiming five gold medals in Rio de Janeiro.

"We're not going four more years, this is it," Phelps said on Facebook Saturday. "Tonight's the last time that I'll be suiting up and racing at this level. I'm not swimming Masters, either, no offense to Masters."

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Phelps later helped the United States set an Olympic record for a gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay final.

He finished his Olympic career with 23 gold medals.

"Going for 30 medals in Tokyo, I don't think so, boys and girls," Phelps said. "This is over, this is it. It's a lot to think about, 24 years in the sport and we're finishing up tonight."

But Phelps' Olympic teammates aren't too quick to believe the swimming legend.

"Last time was his last, this time was his last, and I get to say I was on the same team twice when he retired," Ledecky told the Washington Post. "Maybe there will be a third time. All records are made to be broken."

Ryan Lochte even "guaranteed" Phelps would participate in the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. "He said he was going to retire after 2012, and I was the only person who said he was going to come back again," Lochte told NBC.

The video has more than three million views.

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Robbed in Rio: Ryan Lochte held at gunpoint, IOC denies incident

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- While Ryan Lochte's mother says her son was robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee says it didn't happen.

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Lleana Lochte told USA TODAY's Rachel Axon that her son was robbed Sunday morning.

According to multiple reports, Lochte was invited to a party by Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira. After his cab stopped for gas, a group of people carrying guns and knives held his group up.

He called his mother immediately after the event.

"I think they're all shaken up," Lleana Lochte told Axon. "There were a few of them," Ileana Lochte said. "No, they were just, they just took their wallets and basically that was it."

IOC spokesman Mark Adams told Axon that the reports are "absolutely not true." {link: Full Story: "https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2016/08/14/Robbed-in-Rio-Ryan-Lochte-held-at-gunpoint-IOC-denies-incident/9781471191321/" target="_blank"}

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