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Tokyo (AP) — Latest information on the Tokyo Olympics, which is being held under strict restrictions one year later due to the coronavirus pandemic:


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Bethany Shriever of the United Kingdom has ruined Colombia’s Mariana Pahon bid to win three consecutive gold medals in a BMX race.

Shriver jumped into the lead early on, blocking Pajeon at the first Olympic finish. Dutch rider Merrell Smurders won the bronze medal.

Pajon became the first rider to win two BMX racing gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics victory.

Dutch Niek Kimmann won the men’s race and evaded British Key White at the finish line. Carlos Ramirez Yepes of Colombia won the bronze medal.

Men’s gold medalist Connor Fields of the United States did not advance to the final after a severe crash in the third semi-final heat. After crashing on the first turn, he took off on a stretcher and was put on an ambulance.


After the crash in the third semi-final heat of the Tokyo Olympics, BMX racing gold medalist Connor Fields of the United States was carried away on a stretcher.

Fields finished 4th after opening two heats and landed hard from the jump towards the first turn of the third run. A 28-year-old woman from Las Vegas crashed into a turn and lay down on a truck when medical personnel rushed to help him.

The field was attended for a few minutes before being carried away. He participated in the final but cannot race.

He became the first American BMX rider to win a gold medal in the 2016 Rio game and loved to win the gold medal again in Tokyo.


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China’s Wang Shun won the gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics.

The king overtook Duncan Scott in England in 1 minute 55.00 seconds. Scott won silver at 1: 55.28 and Bronze went to Jeremy de Planche in Switzerland at 1: 56.17.

It was also disappointing for Daiya Seto, a hometown star who couldn’t even make it to the finals of the first two events. He finally succeeded at 200 IM, but missed the medal in 4th place. This is only one-500th of a second behind the Swiss bronze medalist.

American Michael Andrew took the lead after the third leg, focusing on the top spot in the breaststroke. He faded badly in freestyle and finished fifth, more than two seconds behind the winner.


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Emma McKeon won another gold medal for an Australian woman in the Olympic pool.

McKeon first touched the 100-meter freestyle in the Olympic record of 51.96 seconds and became the second woman to beat 52 seconds in the sprint.

Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey won the silver medal at 52.27 and Aussie Cate Campbell won the bronze medal at 52.52. Abbey Weitzel of the United States was the last in the field of eight women.

In addition to setting a world record with 4×100 free relays, including both McKeon and Campbell, the Australians won four individual women’s events at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.


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Russia’s Evgeny Rilov has completed a backstroke sweep at the Tokyo Olympics.

Lilov added a 200-meter backstroke title to his 100-back victory, winning the Olympic record at 1: 53.29 seconds.

Silver was handed over to Ryan Murphy of the United States at 1: 54.15, and Luke Greenbank of England got bronze at 1: 54.72.

Murphy was a double gold medalist in the 2016 Rio Games, expanding American dominance of the backstroke event dating back to 1992.

Lilov finished the US winning streak with two gold medals in Tokyo. This time Murphy settled in bronze and silver.


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South African Tatiana Skunmaker set the first personal swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics.

She won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke in 2: 18.95 seconds, breaking the 2: 19.11 mark set by Danish Rickemeler Pedersen at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.

The United States claimed two other medals. Lilly King set a fierce pace early in the race and maintained silver at 2: 19.92. Annie Laser grabbed the bronze at 2: 20.84.

The world record at the Tokyo Aquatics Center was the third, and the first two were women’s relays.


Caeleb Dressel set another Olympic record in the 100-meter butterfly semifinal.

Minutes after Hungary’s Kristofmirak dropped the mark in the first semi-final heat, Dressel went even faster in the second heat with a time of 49.71 seconds.

It was the third fastest time in history, leaving Mirak as the second fastest qualifying at 50.31.

In qualifying, Dressel broke the previous Olympic record of 50.39 set by Singapore’s Jospe School to win the gold medal in the 2016 Rio Games.

Dressel will be a big favorite in the Saturday morning final, but he could be pushed by Mirac. The Hungarians have already won 200 flies with an overwhelming victory.


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New Zealand has postponed a late charge from Germany over the last 250 meters to win eight men at the final rowing event of the Tokyo Olympics.

Kiwi boats outperformed Germans by 0.96 seconds. It was New Zealand’s second rowing gold after Emma Twigg won the women’s single scull.

Britain gathered late to win the bronze medal with eight boys. The United States finished in fourth place, and American rowers failed to win a medal in Tokyo.


South Africa’s Paula Reto has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be competing in the Olympic Women’s Golf Tournament at the Kasumigaseki Country Club next week. She hadn’t left for Tokyo yet.

She is the first female golfer to test positive. In the men’s competition, Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau lost the test results.

Reto has been replaced by Indian Diksha Dagar in the field of 60 players. Women’s golf starts on Wednesday.


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Canada has won eight gold medals for rowing women. They took the lead early on and beat New Zealand over the last 200 meters to win.

The victory ended American domination at the event. The United States won the Olympic gold medal three times in a row, but fell to fourth place at the Sea Forest Waterway. Americans were dropped by leaders early on and did not win medals throughout the race.

China finished third with a bronze medal.


The start of the semi-finals and finals of the BMX race at the Tokyo Olympics has been delayed due to rain.

The storm moved to Tokyo on Friday morning, leaving a puddle on the truck at Ariake Urban Sports Park.

The race was supposed to start in the men’s semifinals at 10 am local time, but track officials said it would be at least 10:45 before the riders got on the track.


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Greece’s Stephanos Nuscos made a powerful closing burst at the last 250 meters and won the men’s single scull at the Sea Forest Waterway.

Ntouskas took the lead early on, with Norwegian Kjetil Borch starting to fill the gap 500 meters away. After that, Ntouskas found a slow force to pull and build a lead as long as the boat.

Borch won the silver medal. Croatia’s Damir Martin gathered late to take the bronze.


Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman moved on to the Olympic beach volleyball knockout round after having a little trouble with the Netherlands.

Beginning with a drizzle and ending with a downpour, the second-seeded American lost the opening set for Match 22-20. It was the first set to lose at the Tokyo Olympics. They dragged second 12-9, scoring 4 straight points and 7 of the next 8 points, scoring 21-17.

In the tiebreaker set, they pulled apart to defeat the unwinning Dutch pair of Sannekaiser and Madelein Meppelink 15-5.

With this victory, four US beach volleyball teams (two men’s and two women’s) set a 9-1 record at these Olympics. Jake Give and Triboon (2-0) will play the final round-robin match on Friday night. Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes (2-0) will face Brazil on Saturday morning. Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena are good at least one more match after qualifying round 2-1.


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Emma Twigg of New Zealand won the gold medal in the women’s single sculls at the Tokyo Olympics. She bolted to the lead early on and ended with a surge over the last 500 meters.

Twigg, who finished fourth in the last two Olympics, easily shrugged Russia’s Hannah Praguezen, who won the silver medal at the Sea Forest Waterway.

Austria’s Magdalena Robnig won the bronze medal.


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