Juan Martin del Potro got stuck in a lift.
Juan Martin del Potro got stuck in a lift. MARIJAN MURAT

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Love all in an elevator

TENNIS: As if playing Novak Djokovic wasn't scary enough, Juan Martin del Potro had to suffer the embarrassment of gettung stuck in a lift for 40 minutes in the athletes' village ahead of his singles clash with the world No.1.

Del Potro was finally rescued by the Argentinian handball team nicknamed the Gladiators.

A power cut was to blame for the lift getting stuck, with members of the handball team reportedly forced to prize open the elevator doors.

Pictures of Del Potro stuck in the lift later appeared on social media.

Del Potor plays Djokovic on Monday.

Kosovo gold

JUDO: Kosovo has won its first Olympic medal and it was gold.

The country is competing at its first games after being accepted by the IOC just two years ago and Majlinda Kelmendi defeated Italy's Odette Giuffrida in the women's 52-kg judo final.

Kelmendi had previously won two European and World championship titles and was the favorite heading into the competition.

The country proclaimed its independence from Serbia in 2008.

There still seems to be conflict with Serbian officials reportedly telling their athletes not to share the medal stands with any athlete from Kosovo.

Teenage success

SWIMMING: Gaurika Singh, the youngest competitor at the Rio Olympics, has won her heat in the 100m backstroke.

The youngster - 13 years and 255 days old - who lives and trains in London, swam a time of one minute 8.45 seconds to finish 32nd of 34 in the event.

The teenager, whose family moved to England when she was two, was in Kathmandu last year for the national swimming championships when the earthquake which killed 8000 people struck.


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