French gold
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French gold
France’s Renaud Lavillenie carries his country’s flag after winning gold in the men’s pole vault final. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
Up and over
France’s Renaud Lavillenie clears the bar in the men’s pole vault final on his way to a gold medal and an Olympic record. (Hassan Ammar / Associated Press)
Excited
France’s Renaud Lavillenie celebrates after clearing the bar in the men’s pole vault final. He set a new Olympic record and received a gold medal with a vault of 19 feet, 7 inches. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
Just a blur
Raphael Holzdeppe of Germany is just a blur as he makes his run during the men’s pole vault final. He won the bronze medal. (Alex Livesey / Getty Images)
Hammer gold
Tatyana Lysenko of Russia competes in the women’s hammer throw qualifications. She went on to win gold with an Olympic record toss.  (Bernd Thissen / EPA)
Whirling hammer
Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk won the silver medal in the women’s hammer throw final.  (Pawel Kopczynski / Associated Press)
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