A First Feel of Olympic Gold for 10 Teams in Rio

Going into Sunday's final day of competition in Rio, 10 teams — including the independent team of Olympians — were assured of leaving these games with their first gold medals.

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Ruth Jebet, born in Kenya but now running for Bahrain, won the women's steeplechase. Bahrain made its ninth trip to the Olympics.
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Monica Puig won the women's tennis gold, completing a dazzling run through the field. Puerto Rico's first gold came in its 18th trip to the Summer Games.
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Majlinda Kelmendi prevailed in women's judo. Kosovo was first recognized by the IOC in 2014, so this was its first time at the Summer Games.
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Cheick Sallah Junior Cisse won gold in taekwondo, the first gold in 14 Olympiads for Côte d'Ivoire.
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Dilshod Nazarov won the men's hammer throw. This was Tajikistan's sixth time sending a team to the Summer Olympics.
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Hoang Xuan Vinh in 10-meter air pistol gave the Vietnamese their first gold in 15 trips to the Olympics.
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Men's rugby took gold, giving Fiji its first gold in 14 trips to the Summer Olympics.
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Ahmad Abughaush prevailed in taekwondo. This was Jordan's 10th trip to the Summer Olympics.
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Joseph Schooling won the men's 100-meter butterfly, beating Michael Phelps among others. It took Singapore 16 trips to the Summer Games before winning a gold.
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Fehaid Al Deehani is an officer in the Kuwaiti army, but his nation is suspended by the International Olympic Committee. He was permitted to compete as an independent, becoming the first with that distinction to win goldwhen he prevailed in double trap shooting.
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