U.S. takes both 4×400 relays, basketball wins fourth straight gold

The U.S. males’s basketball crew confronted France for the second time on the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, solely this time, there was gold on the road.

A traditionally dominant drive in worldwide basketball, the US had struggled in Tokyo – and even earlier than it. In July, it misplaced exhibition matches in opposition to Nigeria and Australia. Then within the opening recreation of Olympic pool play, it misplaced 83-76 to France.

After a semifinal win over the Aussies, although, one thing lastly clicked for the American squad. Milwaukee Bucks star Jrue Vacation and Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker, who have been busy with the NBA Finals throughout the U.S. exhibitions, have supplemented an offense that is been carried by Olympic veteran Kevin Durant.

The U.S. defeated France within the rematch Saturday, 87-82, to win the gold medal.

Zach Lavine and Jayson Tatum celebrate during Team USA's win over France.

Zach Lavine and Jayson Tatum have a good time throughout Group USA’s win over France.

America has now gained 16 gold medals since males’s basketball was added to the Olympic slate in 1936 and 5 of the six this century. USA Basketball’s solely blemish was a loss to Argentina within the 2004 semifinals in Athens earlier than the crew got here again to beat Lithuania for bronze.

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Brazil wins gold in males’s soccer

From the World Cup to Olympics, Brazil’s males are champions once more in Yokohama 19 years aside.

Malcom scored within the 108th minute in additional time to present Brazil a 2-1 win over Spain on Saturday to defend Olympic soccer gold on the scene of its final world title in 2002.

It’s a 3rd straight Olympic soccer medal for Brazil after additionally amassing bronze in 2012. However Spain’s quest to emulate its 1992 run to gold goes on – regardless of six members of the beginning lineup coming straight from the run to the European Championship.

– Related Press

U.S. males win 4×400 relay

TOKYO – The U.S. males’s monitor and discipline crew acquired their first medal on the monitor on the ninth day of competitors.

The boys’s 4×400-meter relay crew that includes Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon and Rai Benjamin cruised to a comparatively snug victory to earn a gold medal. Their gold-medal-winning time was 2:55.70.

– Tyler Dragon

Japan shuts out USA for baseball gold

TOKYO — Japan defeated the US 2-0 on Saturday at Yokohama Baseball Stadium to win the nation’s first Olympic gold in baseball.

U.S. starter Nick Martinez, who has pitched in Japan’s skilled league since 2018, fired six gutsy innings with seven strikeouts, 5 hits and one stroll allowed to maintain the U.S. within the ball recreation.

All event, the U.S. offense had performed sufficient to help its pitching workers – which entered Saturday’s contest with the very best crew ERA (2.18) within the discipline – got here up empty on the competitors’s ultimate day.

– Chris Bumbaca

U.S. tremendous crew wins girls’s 4×400 gold

TOKYO — With a star-studded foursome of Sydney McLaughlin. Allyson Felix. Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu, the U.S. continued its reign of dominance within the girls’s 4×400 relay, cruising to gold in a time of three:16.85.

Group USA has now gained gold within the girls’s 4×400 relay in seven consecutive Summer season Video games relationship again to 1996. It hasn’t gone dwelling with worse than silver because the occasion was added to the Olympic program in 1972.

Tom Schad

Vashti Cunningham misses out excessive bounce medal

TOKYO — Vashti Cunningham positioned thirteenth on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as an 18-year-old first-time Olympian. Her bounce was 6 ft, 2 inches. Cunningham improved in her second Olympics, however her desires of constructing the rostrum fell simply brief.

Cunningham positioned sixth within the girls’s excessive bounce on Saturday.

“I don’t really know what happened out there,” Cunningham stated after the competitors. “It just wasn’t my day.”

Cunningham was one of many favorites to achieve the rostrum in Tokyo. The 6-foot-1 Cunningham positioned third on the 2019 world championships. She completed first at this yr’s Olympic trials, clearing 6 ft, 5 inches to win the occasion.

Russian Olympic Committee’s Mariya Lasitskene gained the occasion with a bounce of 6 ft, 8¼ inches. Australia’s Nicola McDermott acquired the silver medal (6 ft, 7½ inches) and Yaroslava Mahuchikh of Ukraine completed third (6 ft, 6¾ inches).

Cunningham is coached by her father, Randall, a former NFL All-Professional quarterback. The four-time Professional Bowler was within the stands teaching his daughter all through the excessive bounce competitors.

– Tyler Dragon

American wrestlers make historical past with one other medal

TOKYO — Sarah Hildebrandt has gained bronze within the 50kg weight class, giving U.S. wrestlers 9 medals, their most at a non-boycotted Olympics.

The People had gained eight medals at each the Barcelona and Atlanta Video games. That is additionally essentially the most the US has gained since Athens, after they claimed six.

The bronze salvages what had been dissatisfied for Hildebrandt within the semifinals, when the 2018 world silver medalist led 7-0 solely to lose to China’s Solar Yanan within the closing seconds. Within the bronze-medal match, Hildebrandt wrestled Ukraine’s Oksana Livach, who’d needed to undergo the repechage part earlier within the day.

Livach took the primary level. However Hildebrandt went up 2-1 on the buzzer for the midway level, and dominated Livach from there. She gained 12-1, and burst into tears when the match ended.

– Nancy Armour

Soar-off! Springsteen, USA get silver in equestrian

TOKYO – The U.S. leaping crew took Olympic silver after narrowly shedding a jump-off to Sweden.

The People and Swedes have been tied with eight in penalties after the ultimate right here, sending their six riders to leap a rearranged course for gold. All riders acquired via clear, however the Swedish crew edge the People by 1.3 seconds.

Within the ultimate, Laura Kraut led off the U.S. crew with a transparent spherical to start out earlier than Jessica Springsteen took 4 in penalties after Don Juan van de Donkhoeve clipped the fourth bounce.

– Rachel Axon

U.S. baseball squanders probabilities

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The U.S. has threatened in back-to-back frames however has nothing to point out for it via six innings within the gold-medal recreation.

Nick Allen roped a single to proper and Morishita plunked nine-hole hitter Jack Lopez on the subsequent pitch for a great probability within the fifth. With the lineup turned over for the third time, Alvarez fell behind 0-2 however battled again to work the depend full. On the sixth pitch, Alvarez grounded out to shortstop, ending the US’ greatest probability in opposition to Morishita.

Within the sixth, reliever Koudai Senga walked Tyler Austin to guide off the inning, then hit Eric Filia with two outs. He fell behind Jamie Westbrook 3-0 earlier than the depend went full and Westbrook popped out in foul floor to the catcher.

Japan loaded the bases through two singles and a stroll in opposition to Martinez within the fourth, however a drive play at dwelling and a three-pitch strikeout of Ryosuke Kakuchi acquired him out of bother. Martinez struck out the facet within the fifth and has seven on the day.

– Chris Bumbaca

New Olympic file in males’s 1500

TOKYO — American Cole Hocker completed sixth within the males’s 1500-meter ultimate on the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, setting a brand new private greatest however nonetheless ending three seconds behind the winner, Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway.

Ingebrigtsen set a brand new Olympic file and recorded one of many 20 quickest instances ever on the distance, crossing the end line in 3:28.32. Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot completed second in 3:29.01, and Josh Kerr of Nice Britain was proper behind him in 3:29.05 to win bronze.

Hocker’s time was 3:31.40.

Although the 20-year-old Oregon scholar completed off the rostrum, his sixth-place end served as a formidable finish to a prolonged, profitable season. Hocker gained the 1500 on the NCAA championships in June, then returned to win it once more on the U.S. Olympic trials. He was the one American to qualify for the ultimate.

– Tom Schad

Japan takes early lead

Munetaka Murakami drove a ball to left discipline with one out within the third that simply made it over the 15-foot fall to present Japan a 1-0 lead within the third. U.S. starter Nick Martinez had retired 5 in a row till that time with a pair of strikeouts (three complete).

Masato Morishita, Japan’s starter, additionally has three strikeouts within the first three innings.

— Chris Bumbaca

U.S. baseball crew rematches with Japan in gold medal recreation

Within the assembly between the 2 group winners earlier this week right here at Yokohama Baseball Stadium, they battled back-and-forth within the early innings earlier than Triston Casas’ three-run dwelling run broke a 3-3 tie. However Japan rapidly minimize the result in 6-5 and U.S. reliever Scott McGough allowed a Japan rally with two outs within the ninth to drive additional innings.

The U.S. couldn’t rating a run within the high half of the inning, and catcher Takuya Kai lined a ball to the right-field wall for the walk-off hit.

Japan starter Masahiro Tanaka, who pitched seven seasons with the New York Yankees, didn’t make it out of the fourth inning but fared higher than the American starter, Tampa Bay Rays prospect Shane Baz. The 22-year-old was chased after 2⅔ innings, forcing supervisor Mike Scioscia to lean on his bullpen closely within the first matchup.

In fact, there can be a brief leash for each pitchers tonight, and a all-hands-on-deck strategy is predicted given the stakes.

The U.S. is searching for their first gold medal because the 2000 Sydney Video games, the place they have been managed by Tommy Lasorda. Japan is on the lookout for its first-ever Olympic baseball gold.

— Chris Bumbaca

Beginning lineups for U.S. vs. Japan gold medal baseball recreation

America baseball crew is about to play Japan within the gold medal recreation.

The beginning lineup for the US (away crew):

2B Eddy Alvarez

DH Tyler Austin

1B Triston Casas

3B Todd Frazier

RF Eric Filia

LF Jamie Westbrook

C Mark Kolozsvary

SS Nick Allen

CF Jack Lopez

P Nick Martinez

In Martinez’s first begin of the event, which the U.S. gained 4-2 over South Korea, he fanned 9 over 5 innings and allowed one earned run. The previous Texas Rangers right-hander has pitched the final three seasons in Japan’s Nippon Skilled Baseball League.

The beginning lineup for Japan (dwelling crew):

DH Tetsuto Yamada

SS Hayato Sakamoto

LF Masataka Yoshida

RF Seiya Suzuki

1B Hideto Asamura

CF Yuki Yangita

2B Ryosuke Kikuchi

3B Munetaka Murakami

C Takuya Kai

Masato Morishita, 24, will get the ball for Japan. He was the 2020 NPB Rookie of the Yr. The fitting-hander allowed two earned runs over 5 innings and picked up the win as Japan defeated Mexico 7-4 on Saturday.

— Chris Bumbaca

Girls’s water polo crew wins gold medal

TOKYO — The U.S. girls’s water polo crew, as dominant a crew as any the US has despatched to those Olympics, grew to become the primary girls’s crew within the sport to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals with a 14-5 victory over Spain on Saturday afternoon.

The People relied on a stifling protection to close down Spain, led by goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson. Again and again, Johnson, who in 2016 grew to become the primary African-American girl to make the U.S. Olympic water polo crew, swatted away Spain’s photographs on purpose.

Within the second half, Spain didn’t rating till the ultimate two minutes, after the People had cleared their bench and Johnson had been changed by U.S. reserve goalie Amanda Longan.

America is the one nation to win a medal at every Olympics since girls’s water polo was added to the Video games in 2000 in Sydney.

— Christine Brennan

American Nelly Korda wins girls’s golf event

KAWAGOE, Japan – After a quick suspension of play within the ultimate spherical because of a extreme storm, U.S. golfer Nelly Korda gained gold within the girls’s golf competitors.

Korda, 23, completed with a 2-under-par 69, dropping her to 17-under for the event. After settling for a double bogey on the par-3 seventh, Korda rebounded with three consecutive birdies. She stalled on holes 14 via 17, making par on every, and Japan’s Mone Inami birdied the seventeenth to seize a share of the lead.

On the ultimate gap, Inami bogeyed and Korda completed with par, which was sufficient to assert gold in her first Olympics. Korda completed one shot forward of Inami and Lydia Ko, who have been headed to a playoff to resolve the silver and bronze medals. Within the playoff on the 18th, Inami made par and Ko bogeyed, incomes them silver and bronze, respectively.

With Korda’s victory, the U.S. completes a sweep within the Olympic golf competitors. One week in the past, Xander Schauffele gained the boys’s golf event, ending 18 below via 4 rounds.

— Olivia Reiner

U.S. males’s basketball crew wins gold medal

SAITAMA, Japan — After all the doubts and naysayers, the U.S. males’s basketball crew has gained its fourth straight gold medal on the Olympics, relationship again to the Beijing Video games.

The U.S. led France, which topped the People throughout group play in Japan, all recreation and gained Saturday at Saitama Tremendous Area, 87-82.

Kevin Durant, with out scoring within the fourth quarter till he hit free throws with 8.8 seconds to go, led all gamers with 29 factors. Jayson Tatum racked up 19 factors whereas guards Damian Lillard and Jrue Vacation carried the U.S. late and completed with 11 factors apiece.

Rudy Gobert had 16 factors for France, however solely three of these got here after halftime. Evan Fournier added 16 factors of his personal.

France makes a run

Together with Good Batum’s 3-pointer that ended the third quarter, France put collectively a 10-2 run that introduced them inside 73-67. The one U.S. basket of the fourth quarter is a Bam Adebayo jumper. U.S. coach Gregg Poopovich referred to as timeout with 6:28 left within the recreation.

Frank Ntilkina’s 3-pointer, his first factors of the sport, made it 73-70 earlier than Adebayo hit one other brief jumper. Jure Vacation stole a move and went the size of the ground to make the lead 5, and Damian Lillard nailed a jumper from the nook to all of the sudden make it a nine-point recreation. France minimize it again to a six-point deficit with lower than 4 minutes remaining.

— Chris Bumbaca

Group USA takes lead into fourth quarter vs. France

Exterior of Kevin Durant (27 factors), the guard play is choosing up for the U.S. between Damian Lillard, who made one other three and is as much as seven factors, and Jrue Vacation. Jayson Tatum introduced the lead again to 10 with his second 3-pointer of the sport. In the meantime, Guerschon Yabusele transformed his third 3-pointer of the quarter.

4 fast factors got here from Zach LaVine, one down low from a Draymond Inexperienced feed and one other from Durant on a move to the best nook on a quick break. Tatum’s fast-break dunk after one other France turnover gave the U.S. its greatest lead at 71-57 with 1:18 left within the third.

France stopped the bleeding a bit and Nicolas Batum made a 3-pointer because the buzzer sounded to make it 71-63 USA going into the fourth quarter.

Play briefly suspended in ultimate spherical of girls’s golf event because of climate

KAWAGOE, Japan – Play has been suspended at Kasumigaseki Nation Membership within the ultimate spherical of the ladies’s golf competitors because of a extreme storm approaching.

American Nelly Korda is at present sitting in first place at 17-under within the event with two holes remaining within the ultimate spherical. Japan’s Mone Inami is one stroke behind in silver place and India’s Aditi Ashok and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko are tied for bronze two photographs behind Korda.

Officers stated there can be an replace on the standing of play at 1 p.m. native time. Play was suspended at 12:26 p.m. native time.

It was determined that play would resume at 1:15 p.m. native time.

— Olivia Reiner

Kevin Durant going off for Group USA

Kevin Durant is pumped up, and he has each purpose to be. A jumper from the left elbow prolonged the U.S. lead over France to 6 earlier than Jrue Vacation scored inside. Utilizing a display, Durant dribbled proper and pulled as much as make his third 3-pointer of the sport, which stretched the result in 11 (56-45) for the U.S.

Guerschon Yabusele drilled a 3-pointer within the opening seconds of the second half to make it a two-point recreation earlier than Damian Lillard answered for the U.S. with his personal to increase the lead again to 5 previous to Durant’s mini-run. Yabusele made one other three with about six minutes left to chop it to an eight-point recreation.

— Chris Bumbaca

U.S. males’s basketball crew leads France at halftime of gold medal recreation

The U.S. is 20 minutes away from its fourth straight gold medal in males’s basketball, however France has hung round and trails simply 44-39 at halftime.

Kevin Durant (21 factors) and Jayson Tatum (11 factors) have supplied the majority of the U.S. offense. In the meantime, Rudy Gobert is as much as 13 factors for France. Tatum leads all gamers with a +/- of +10.

The U.S. has performed a a lot better job caring for the ball, successful the turnover battle 10-2.

In fact, within the two groups’ assembly throughout group play, the U.S. led by eight at halftime earlier than a disastrous third quarter through which France outscored them 25-11.

— Chris Bumbaca

Mike Tirico briefly takes over play-by-play duties in gold medal recreation

Mike Tirico, NBC’s major host for the Olympics, briefly took over play-by-play of the published from the studio after the NBC feed of the boys’s gold medal basketball recreation airing within the U.S. apparently misplaced audio.

A 3-point play from Kevin Durant gave the U.S. its largest lead of the sport at 35-26, and he then nailed a 3-pointer from the left nook to make the lead 12. Evan Fournier was then referred to as for a technical and Durant made the free throw to present him 19 factors with greater than 4 minutes to go earlier than half.

— Chris Bumbaca

France hanging round vs. U.S. males’s basketball crew

Massive baskets inside in opposition to a smaller U.S. lineup by Moustapha Fall (4 factors) has saved France shut.

Jayson Tatum (3-of-4 from the sphere) is off to considered one of his greatest begins of the event with seven factors and three rebounds in six-plus minutes.

France referred to as timeout and the U.S. led 30-24 with 6:26 till halftime.

— Chris Bumbaca

Group USA leads France after first quarter

Draymond Inexperienced and Zach Lavine have been the People’ first substitutions for Damian Lillard and Bam Adebayo. The U.S. began hitting photographs, however Kevin Durant is having a more durable time with Rudy Gobert within the paint.

Khris Middleton and Jayson Tatum have been subsequent off the bench and the primary U.S. three, through Durant, tied the sport at 15. Durant was fouled on his subsequent try from behind the arc and nailed all three free throws. Lovely ball motion on the following French possession led to a Nic Batum three. Tatum adopted with a 3 of his personal and the U.S. led 22-18 after the primary quarter. Durant already has 12 factors.

— Chris Bumbaca

USA Basketball off to sluggish begin in opposition to France in gold-medal recreation

As a crew, the U.S. began 2-for-8 from the sphere and missed their first seven 3-pointers. Issues haven’t gone a lot better on the opposite facet of the ground, as France labored inside for a few dunks. Evan Fournier nailed a 3 and coach Gregg Popovich referred to as timeout with the U.S. trailing 10-4 and 5:28 left.

— Chris Bumbaca

France vs. USA gold-medal basketball recreation begins

SAITAMA, Japan – The gold medal recreation between the U.S. males’s basketball crew and France has tipped.

The beginning lineups for each groups for the sport at Saitama Tremendous Area:

For the US: Kevin Durant, Jrue Vacation, Devin Booker, Damian Lillard, Bam Adebayo.

For France: Nicolas Batum, Nando de Colo, Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier, Guerschon Yabusele.

US distance runner competing in opposition to two of quickest girls in world

TOKYO — Emily Sisson did not thoughts the warmth on the U.S. Olympic monitor and discipline trials in Eugene, Oregon in June when she cruised to a victory within the 10,000-meter occasion.

The Arizona native completed with a time of 31:03.81 in 80-degree warmth on the trials in a race she stated she would not have modified. Now, with excessive temperatures in Tokyo, she’s poised to complete high 10 in opposition to among the world’s quickest distance runners.

Sisson will compete in opposition to the Netherland’s Sifan Hassan, who already gained the gold within the 5,000-meters, and Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey. The 2 runners every reset the world file within the occasion inside a three-day span. Gidey’s time of 29:01.03 is the file going into occasion finals in Tokyo.

The 29-year-old Sisson initially tried to make the U.S. marathon crew in February 2020 however dropped out after working with the leaders for greater than 20 miles.

The ladies’s 10,000-meter race will air at 6:45 a.m. ET on Saturday.

— Jeff Metcalfe

Girls cleared the path for Group USA in Tokyo

TOKYO —Again and again on the Tokyo Olympic Video games, U.S. athletes have climbed onto the medal podium to be rewarded with gold, silver or bronze. In an historic first, almost 60 p.c of these U.S. medalists have been girls.

If U.S. girls have been their very own nation, they’d be fourth within the Olympic medal depend, forward of Nice Britain, Germany, Italy, France and almost 200 different international locations, and behind solely all the U.S. crew, China and the Russian Olympic Committee.

Of Group USA’s 99 medals heading into the ultimate weekend of the Video games, 59 have been gained by girls, almost twice as many because the 35 gained by males. (5 of the medals have been gained in combined occasions that includes female and male athletes.)

Which means 59.6 p.c of all U.S. medals have been gained by girls. If that quantity holds via the final occasions of those Olympics, it’ll simply surpass the earlier greatest end result for American girls, which was successful 55.8 p.c of the medals on the 2012 London Olympics.

Rachel Fattal (4) is defended by Nadezhda Glyzina (12) of the Russian Olympic Committee during the semifinals. The U.S. women's water polo team is seeking its third consecutive gold medal.

Rachel Fattal (4) is defended by Nadezhda Glyzina (12) of the Russian Olympic Committee throughout the semifinals. The U.S. girls’s water polo crew is searching for its third consecutive gold medal.

The U.S. is assured no less than three extra medals from American girls, with U.S. girls’s basketball, water polo and volleyball taking part in for gold within the subsequent two days. On Saturday at 3:30 a.m. ET, the U.S. girls’s water polo crew faces Spain within the gold-medal match. Later Saturday evening, the U.S. goes for its seventh consecutive gold medal in girls’s basketball when it takes on Japan at 10:30 p.m. ET. The U.S. girls’s volleyball crew has an opportunity to win its first ever Olympic gold medal when it meets up with Brazil Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET.

— Christine Brennan

US diver Jordan Windle made it from Cambodian orphanage to Olympics

Left outdoors a Cambodian orphanage as a toddler, Jordan Windle was adopted at 18 months previous by his Jerry Windle and grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Jerry Windle put Jordan in his first aquatics class at 7-years-old. The campers had an opportunity to leap off the one meter diving board, and even at a younger age, Jordan caught individuals’s consideration. The pinnacle of the aquatics program, Tim O’Brien, son of former Group USA diving coach Dr. Ron O’Brien, stated Jordan wanted to be put in a diving program.

Jordan would transfer a number of instances to coach below totally different coaches, who have been all delighted when their former protégé made the U.S. Olympic crew. Now, he is competing for an opportunity at an Olympic medal in Tokyo.

Males’s 10-meter platform diving semifinals started at 9 p.m. ET, and the finals are scheduled for Saturday at 2 a.m. ET.

Molly Seidel wins bronze in girls’s marathon

Molly Seidel continues to impress. After a surprising efficiency to qualify for Group USA, Seidel ran one other gutsy race Saturday, hanging with the lead pack and holding on to win bronze within the Olympic marathon. It was simply the third marathon Seidel, 27, has ever run.

Seidel crossed the end line third in 2:27:46 on a muggy morning in Sapporo. Kenyans Peres Jepchirchir and Brigid Kosgei completed first and second, respectively. Seidel turns into simply the third American girl to ever medal within the girls’s marathon. Joan Benoit gained gold within the occasion in 1984, and Deena Kastor took bronze in 2004.

It is an unbelievable accomplishment for a four-time NCAA champion in cross nation in monitor, for whom the marathon continues to be a comparatively unfamiliar distance.

Fellow American Sally Kipyego completed seventeenth. Aliphine Tuliamuk, who gained Olympic trials, dropped out of the race about midway via, with her crew citing an harm in a submit on social media.

— Tom Schad

Molly Seidel, of the United States, celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the bronze medal in the women's marathon at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Molly Seidel, of the US, celebrates as she crosses the end line to win the bronze medal within the girls’s marathon on the 2020 Summer season Olympics.

Jessica Springsteen set for Saturday’s equestrian finals

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Avenue Band could have resumed their residency on Broadway, however all eyes are on the daughter of “The Boss,” Jessica, as she competes within the Olympics. She’ll have one final probability to medal alongside teammates McClain Ward and Laura Kraut within the equestrian crew leaping finals on Saturday at 6 a.m. ET.

Ward and Kraut have already got 4 profession medals between the 2 of them however they’re on the lookout for one other with Springsteen. The crew certified after a trio of almost good runs across the course in qualifiers, adequate for fifth out of the ten groups that superior.

Jessica Springsteen, riding Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, competes during the equestrian jumping team qualifying  at the Tokyo Olympics.

Jessica Springsteen, driving Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, competes throughout the equestrian leaping crew qualifying on the Tokyo Olympics.

Tuliamuk drops out of marathon because of harm

Aliphine Tuliamuk dropped out of the ladies’s marathon Saturday because of harm, in keeping with a submit on social media from her crew.

Tuliamuk, 32, gained the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in early 2020. She dropped out of Saturday’s race slightly earlier than the midway level, roughly 12 miles into the 26.2-mile race. Her working crew, HOKA Northern Arizona Elite, wrote on Twitter that her hip “has been bothering her these last two weeks.”

“She tried her best to get it right but couldn’t fix it,” the membership wrote. “More to come when we have details.”

Fellow American Molly Seidel was nonetheless with the leaders on the 15-mile mark, whereas Sally Kipyego was barely behind, in ninth.

— Tom Schad

Banner day for wrestling household

It was an unbelievable week for the Kawai household as sisters Risako and Yukako gained gold medals in wrestling. The 26-year-old Risako gained the ladies’s 57kg freestyle wrestling gold whereas Yukako gained gold within the girls’s 62kg. Risako Kawai gained the gold medal at 62kg on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

— Jace Evans

Canada’s Quinn turns into first openly-transgender Olympic gold medalist

Moreover being the nation’s first Olympic or World Cup title, Canada’s win over Sweden within the girls’s soccer gold-medal recreation cemented a extra necessary piece of historical past.

Quinn, a Canadian midfielder and one of many first overtly transgender athletes to compete on the Olympics, is now a gold medalist. Their win is a momentous one for trans illustration and acceptance.

“That’s such a huge thing for me, just making sure kids know that they have a place in this sport,” Quinn stated after the sport. “Sports bring me so much joy, so hopefully I can pass that message along and be a role model for younger folks, seeing that they can be themselves and they can also have a place here and they can be Olympic champions.”

Whereas the Worldwide Olympic Committee has long had guidelines permitting for the participation of transgender athletes on the Video games, the Tokyo Olympics are the primary at which any have competed. New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard additionally competed in Tokyo.

— Nancy Armour

Girls’s marathon moved up because of extreme warmth

The ladies’s marathon, initially scheduled to start out at 7 a.m. Saturday in Tokyo, was pushed as much as 6 a.m. because of excessive temperatures creating harmful working situations.

The race can be broadcast dwell at 5 p.m. ET Friday on USA.

Local weather change is changing into an growing problem in sports activities. Competitors instances on the U.S. Olympic monitor and discipline trials in Eugene, Oregon have been altered as temperatures soared above 100 levels. In Tokyo, a caddy for U.S. golfer Lexi Thompson needed to relinquish his duties due to warmth exhaustion.

Aliphine Tuliamuk, the U.S. marathon champion, Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego and Molly Seidel will all race for the US. Tuliamuk was one of many Olympic athletes who fought for breastfeeding moms to have the ability to convey their kids with them to Tokyo after initially not being allowed to.

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