No runnin' in the rain. Or throwin', either.

The evening session on Day 4 of track and field competition at the Rio Olympics was halted after about 20 minutes Monday, when a heavy shower hit the Olympic Stadium.

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The wet weather prompted officials to suspend all events, including the men's pole vault, the women's discuss and the men's 110-meter hurdles, for about a half-hour, until the rain relented.

Australia's Dani Samuels tried shielding her discus under her uniform to keep it dry before her turn, but that didn't work. It slipped out on her attempt, resulting in a foul.

By then, 10 of the 17 competitors had fouled.

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Only two heats of the 110-meter hurdles got finished before that event temporarily was set aside, as puddles gathered on the blue track.

Hungary's Balazs Baji, who qualified in the second heat of the hurdles, said: "I've run in rain, but not this heavy rain."
 
He and Jamaica's Deuce Carter both complained about it being tough to see through the drops. Carter, who didn't advance to the next round, described the track as being so full of rain it was "basically a bucket of water,"
 
The stadium D.J. was prepared, though. Among the selections blaring out of the loudspeakers: "Umbrella" and "Singing in the Rain."