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Rio Olympics by the Numbers Day 7: 1st-Ever Medal for Country, 1st Positive Doping Test and More



    Rio Olympics by the Numbers Day 7: 1st-Ever Medal for Country, 1st Positive Doping Test and More
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    Gold medalists Fiji pose during the medal ceremony for the Men's Rugby Sevens on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    First ever Olympics medal for a Pacific Island nation, first swimmer to test positive for a banned substance in Rio and two women seeking their third consecutive gold at the Rio Olympics. 

    Here are some noteworthy numbers from Day 7 of the Summer Games:

    1: The number of Olympics medals Fiji has ever won. The Pacific Island won it's first-ever medal — and it's gold to boot — by crushing Britain 43-7 in the rugby final. Yes, technically, this game happened on Thursday night in Rio - but it was 10 a.m. on Friday back home.  In the capital of Suva, fans packed the 15,000-seat National Stadium to watch the Olympic final on a big screen. Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama declared a public holiday for Aug. 22, the day after the team returns home.

    1: Singapore won its first gold medal as swimmer Joseph Schooling beat Michael Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly. Phelps took silver in a three-way tie.

    1: The number of swimmers to have tested positive for a banned substance while in Rio. The Chinese Swimming Association said 18-year-old Chen Xinyi has tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide after she finished fourth in the women's 100-meter butterfly Sunday, missing a bronze medal by nine-hundredths of a second. Xinhua, China's official state news agency, reported the story Friday. Chen was also scheduled to compete Friday in the 50m freestyle. Bulgarian runner Silvia Danekova, 33, also failed a drug test. The 3,000m steeplechase athlete tested positive in a doping control conducted a few days after her arrival in Brazil on July 26, BBC reported. Danekova has been temporarily suspended pending the test of her B sample.

    2: The number of women who were attempting to win a third consecutive gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Friday. Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia was up first: Considered one of the greatest female distance runner with five Olympic medals (three gold) and five world championship golds, she attempted to win her third consecutive gold in the 10,000-meter race. But after taking a yearlong break after the birth of her son, the 31-year-old finished in third place -- the gold medal went to another Ethiopian, Almaz Ayana.

    New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams, meanwhile, seeks a comeback from elbow and shoulder surgery. She was basically untouchable at major championships from 2007 to 2014, with four world and two Olympic gold medals. But to get gold in Rio, Adams will have to beat China's Gong Lijiao and Christina Schwanitz of Germany, who took over Adams' world title last year.

    5: The number of sprinters at Rio who have joined the small list of women to crack the 10.8-second mark in in the women's 100 meters: Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast and American teammates English Gardner, Tianna Bartoletta and Tori Bowie. Two-time defending Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of the United States is also in the field. Preliminary heats in the women's 100 meters start Friday. 

    5: The number of consecutive Olympic titles claimed by Britain's rowing team. On Friday, the UK team has clinched a second consecutive gold in Rio by winning the men's four ahead of Australia. Britain has won a total of nine gold medals in the men's four. The only country that has more Olympic titles in a rowing event is the United States, which has 12 in the men's eight.

    6: The number of medals U.S. shooter Kim Rhode has won in six consecutive Olympics, the first woman to accomplish the feat. Only Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler has done the same on the men's side. The skeet shooter took a bronze on Friday. 

    25: The number of gold medals athletes tried for in 13 different sports on Friday. Medals will be awarded in swimming, track and field, tennis, archery, track cycling, equestrian, fencing, judo, rowing, shooting, trampoline gymnastics and weightlifting. Superstar Michael Phelps was looking to claim his 23rd Olympic gold in the 100-meter butterfly, but slipped to second place behind Singapore's Joseph Schooling.  Teammate Katie Ledecky dominated the women's 800 meter freestyle final.

    29:17.45: The minutes it took Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia to finish women's 10,000-meter race, winning gold and setting a world record. The old record of 29: 31.78 of China's Wang Junxia stood since 1993. At 24, Ayana is now poised to become the next dominating long-distance runner and is also going for gold in the 5,000 meters next Friday. She is unbeaten this season.

    35: The age of Anthony Ervin, who by winning the 50-meter men's freestyle became swimming's oldest individual gold medalist.