PHOTOS: Best action shots from Aug. 18 at Rio Olympics

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  • Cyclists, from right, Jefferson Milano of Venezuela, Luis Brethauer of Germany, Kyle Dodd of South Africa and David Graf of Switzerland compete in the BMX cycling quarterfinals during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    John Locher, The Associated Press

    Cyclists, from right, Jefferson Milano of Venezuela, Luis Brethauer of Germany, Kyle Dodd of South Africa and David Graf of Switzerland compete in the BMX cycling quarterfinals during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

  • Canada's Damian Warner competes in men's decathlon pole vault during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Lee Jin-man, The Associated Press

    Canada's Damian Warner competes in men's decathlon pole vault during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

  • A team member of Ukraine's synchronized swimming team is thrown into the air during the synchronized swimming team technical routine final in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Wong Maye-E, The Associated press

    A team member of Ukraine's synchronized swimming team is thrown into the air during the synchronized swimming team technical routine final in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

  • Germany's Marcus Gross and Germany's Max Rendschmidt cekebrate after the Men's Kayak Double (K2) 1000m final at the Lagoa Stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 18, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Damien MEYERDAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images

    Damien Meyer, AFP/Getty Images

    Germany's Marcus Gross and Germany's Max Rendschmidt cekebrate after the Men's Kayak Double (K2) 1000m final at the Lagoa Stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 18, 2016.

  • Helen Maroulis of the United States reacts to defeating Saori Yoshida of Japan during 53kg women's freestyle wrestling title match on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Maroulis defeated Yoshida 4-1 to capture the gold. Yoshida is the world's most decorated wrestler with three Olympic gold medals and 13 world titles.

    AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post

    Helen Maroulis of the United States reacts to defeating Saori Yoshida of Japan during 53kg women's freestyle wrestling title match on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Maroulis defeated Yoshida 4-1 to capture the gold. Yoshida is the world's most decorated wrestler with three Olympic gold medals and 13 world titles.

  • USA's Allyson Felix hands the baton to USA's English Gardner competes in the Women's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 18, 2016. Franck Fife, AFP/Getty Images

    Franck Fife, AFP/Getty Images

    USA's Allyson Felix hands the baton to USA's English Gardner competes in the Women's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 18, 2016.

  • United States' Morolake Akinosun runs the last leg in a women's 4x100-meter relay rerun after dropping the baton in the race in the morning during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Martin Meissner, The Associated Press

    United States' Morolake Akinosun runs the last leg in a women's 4×100-meter relay rerun after dropping the baton in the race in the morning during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

  • Usain Bolt from Jamaica, center, crosses the line to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final ahead of third placed France's Christophe Lemaitre, left, and sixth placed United States' Lashawn Merritt during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    David J. Phillip, The Associated Press

    Usain Bolt from Jamaica, center, crosses the line to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final ahead of third placed France's Christophe Lemaitre, left, and sixth placed United States' Lashawn Merritt during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

  • Helen Maroulis of the United States reacts to defeating Saori Yoshida of Japan during 53kg women's freestyle wrestling title match on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Maroulis defeated Yoshida 4-1 to capture the gold. Yoshida is the world's most decorated wrestler with three Olympic gold medals and 13 world titles.

    AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post

    Helen Maroulis of the United States reacts to defeating Saori Yoshida of Japan during 53kg women's freestyle wrestling title match on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Maroulis defeated Yoshida 4-1 to capture the gold. Yoshida is the world's most decorated wrestler with three Olympic gold medals and 13 world titles.

  • Netherlands' Robert Meeuwsen jumps as he serves against Russia during the men's beach volleyball bronze medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Marcio Jose Sanchez, The Associated Press

    Netherlands' Robert Meeuwsen jumps as he serves against Russia during the men's beach volleyball bronze medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

  • Sweden's Sofia Magdalena Mattsson celebrates after winning the bronze medal during the women's 53-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Markus Schreiber, The Associated Press

    Sweden's Sofia Magdalena Mattsson celebrates after winning the bronze medal during the women's 53-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

  • United States' Ashton Eaton celebrates after making a clearance in men's decathlon pole vault during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Lee Jin-man, The Associated Press

    United States' Ashton Eaton celebrates after making a clearance in men's decathlon pole vault during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

  • Aline Ferreira of Brazil is cradled by Rio Watari of Japan during the women's freestyle 75kg wrestling round of 16 on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

    AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post

    Aline Ferreira of Brazil is cradled by Rio Watari of Japan during the women's freestyle 75kg wrestling round of 16 on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

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