Rio update: Michigan Olympians
On Sunday, the final day of the Olympics, four athletes with ties to Michigan were in action.
Two made their Olympic debut, beginning with marathoner Mohamed Hrezi.
Hrezi, who had dual citizenship in the U.S. and Libya, finished 77th in the marathon in 2 hours 21 minutes 17 seconds.
He trains with the Hansons-Brooks team in Rochester Hills and will begin graduate school at Michigan State this fall.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the gold in 2:08.44 and Ethopia’s Feyisa Lelisa won silver.
American Galen Rupp won the bronze in his second marathon and first ever in the Olympics. He became the first American to medal in the event since Meb Keflezighi won silver in 2004.
A field of 155 runners started the marathon — the biggest field in Olympic history.
The other first-time Sunday was Michigan State wrestler Franklin Gomez.
Gomez, who competes for Puerto Rico, defeated Bulgaria’s Borislav Novachkov, 7-4, in his opening match at 65kg.
He, however, lost his next match to Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyo Navruzov, 8-5.
Here’s a look at the rest of the Michigan contingent in action (Team USA unless noted):
* Aron Baynes, a center for the Pistons, scored in the lane to give Australia an 88-87 lead but Spain made two free throws with 5.4 seconds left to give Spain the bronze medal, 89-88.
Baynes finished with six points and four rebounds.
* Draymond Green, the Saginaw and Michigan State product, leads Team USA against Serbia for the gold medal at 2:45 p.m.
* Flint’s Claressa Shields won her second consecutive women’s middleweight (75 kg) gold medal with a unanimous decision over Netherlands Nouchka Fontijn. Shields is the first boxer in U.S. history to win back-to-back golds.