TOKYO (AP) — The Newest on the Tokyo Olympics, that are going down beneath heavy restrictions after a 12 months’s delay due to the coronavirus pandemic:
Antonella Palmisano of Italy has received the ladies’s 20-kilometer race stroll to seize her first Olympic gold medal.
Palmisano received the race, one of many long-distance street occasions moved to Sapporo in a bid to flee the Tokyo warmth, in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 12 seconds.
She was 25 seconds forward of Sandra Lorena Arenas of Colombia and 45 seconds away from 2016 Olympic gold medalist and three-time world championship winner Liu Hong of China, who settled for bronze.
Palmisano’s successful time on the Tokyo Video games was 9 seconds slower than she posted 5 years in the past at Rio de Janeiro, the place she positioned fourth and narrowly missed the rostrum.
5 of the 58 starters didn’t end the race, which began and completed in scorching, humid situations. It was 88 levels Fahrenheit (31 levels Celsius) at the beginning of the afternoon race.
Biking’s governing physique says it suspended a German biking official by the remainder of the 12 months for utilizing a racial slur through the Olympic males’s trial race.
The Worldwide Biking Union (UCI) says Patrick Moster agreed a ban from the game till Dec. 31 for feedback that “had been discriminatory and opposite to the essential guidelines of decency.”
Moster, the nationwide biking federation sports activities director, used the slur whereas a German rider chased opponents from Algeria and Eritrea through the July 28 race. The remark was heard on TV broadcasts.
The UCI says it “condemns all types of racist and discriminatory habits.”
World champion Yang Jian of China confirmed he’s the favourite for gold in males’s 10-meter platform diving by main prelims.
Yang gathered 546.90 factors over six dives to complete comfortably forward of teammate Cao Yuan, who earned 529.30 factors.
Worlds bronze medalist Aleksandr Bondar of the Russian Olympic Committee positioned third with 513.85 factors and Tom Daley, who received gold in 10-meter synchro with British teammate Matty Lee, got here fourth with 453.70.
The highest 18 finishers within the 29-man discipline superior to the semifinals on Saturday.
Then the highest 12 from the semifinals will attain the ultimate that may conclude the diving program on Saturday.
People Brandon Loschiavo and Jordan Windle certified in eleventh and fifteenth, respectively.
The British crew of Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald dominated the Olympic debut of the ladies’s Madison, simply out-distancing Denmark and the duo from the Russian Olympic Committee to take the gold medal.
Within the Madison, groups of two riders are on the monitor without delay however just one rider is taken into account within the race. They’re allowed to tag one another at any level within the 120-lap occasion with factors awarded on the end of each 10 laps.
The Madison was a males’s occasion within the Olympics from 2000 to 2008 earlier than it was dropped from the monitor biking program. It returned with a ladies’s counterpart for the primary time on the Tokyo Video games.
The Netherlands, the two-time defending world champions, had been concerned in an early crash that harm their possibilities. So had been the Italians, who had medaled at two of the previous three worlds.
Olympic ice hockey medalist Emma Terho has been elected to symbolize the world’s athletes on the IOC’s government board.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee says Terho received a vote of its athletes’ fee members to be their chairwoman. The place comes with a seat on the IOC board.
Terho was standing towards pole vaulter world file holder Yelena Isinbaeva, who was elected an IOC member by athletes on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics on the top of the Russian doping scandal.
Terho represented Finland at 5 Winter Olympics and twice took residence a bronze medal.
She replaces Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry on the IOC board.
Greece has received its first males’s water polo medal on the Olympics. The one query now’s silver or gold.
Stylianos Agryropoulos Kanakakis scored 4 instances, Emmanouil Zerdevas made seven saves and Greece beat Hungary 9-6 within the semifinals of the Tokyo Video games.
Taking part in in its eleventh straight Olympics, Greece improved to 6-0-1 with its fifth straight win since a 6-6 draw towards Italy throughout group play. It additionally beat Hungary 10-9 in its first recreation in Tokyo on July 25.
Greece’s earlier finest end was fourth in 2004. Subsequent up is the winner of the Spain-Serbia semifinal.
Krisztian Manhercz scored two targets for Hungary, and Viktor Nagy made eight saves. Hungary is the winningest program in males’s water polo with 9 golds, however it hasn’t received a medal since its run of three straight Olympic titles from 2000 to 2008.
The Brazilian Olympic crew says volleyball participant Tandara Caixeta is being despatched residence from Tokyo after she was suspended in a doping case.
Caixeta, a member of Brazil’s gold medal crew on the 2012 London Olympics, was resulting from play Friday within the Olympic semifinals towards South Korea.
Brazil’s Olympic committee says Caixeta is provisionally suspended for a possible violation of anti-doping guidelines.
The case pertains to a pattern taken a month in the past in Brazil in a pre-Olympic coaching camp.
A message posted on Caixeta’s Instagram account says the athlete will converse in regards to the case after it’s concluded.
Heavyweight Julio César La Cruz has received Cuba’s third gold medal in boxing on the Tokyo Olympics, placing on a defensive masterclass in his ultimate 5:0 victory over Russian athlete Muslim Gadzhimagomedov.
Gadzhimagomedov pressed ahead all through the bout, however La Cruz confirmed off his spectacular footwork and elusiveness whereas peppering his larger Russian opponent with counter pictures. La Cruz received the struggle 30-27 on three judges’ scorecards and 29-28 on the opposite two, finishing a four-fight run by the Kokugikan Area throughout which he received 5:0 twice and 4:1 twice.
La Cruz and teammates Roniel Iglesias and Arlen Lopez have all received their second profession gold medals in Tokyo after shifting as much as a better weight class. La Cruz was the sunshine heavyweight gold medalist in Rio de Janeiro, and Lopez succeeded him to say gold in that class in Tokyo.
La Cruz received the eighth heavyweight gold medal for the vaunted Cuban crew, however the first since Odlanier Solis claimed the glamour division’s title in 2004. La Cruz joins Solis and legendary three-time Olympic heavyweight champs Teofilo Stevenson and Felix Savon.
David Nyika of New Zealand and Abner Teixeira of Brazil received heavyweight bronze.
The US ladies’s volleyball crew made it to the gold medal match for the fourth time ever after avenging a semifinal loss 5 years in the past to Serbia with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-23 victory Friday.
The People simply dispatched of the crew that denied them an opportunity at their elusive first gold medal in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. They superior to the gold medal match towards the winner of the Brazil-South Korea semifinal. Serbia will play the loser for the bronze.
Organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics say they may use the Eiffel Tower to unfurl “the largest flag ever flown” on Sunday through the closing ceremony in Tokyo.
Paris organizing committee president Tony Estanguet talked in regards to the plan in Tokyo to advertise the formal handover on Sunday to the following Summer season Video games host.
A large flag had a take a look at flight from the long-lasting Parisian landmark two months in the past, although the precise cause was not defined then.
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, is in Tokyo to participate within the conventional handover through the closing ceremony.
People April Ross and Alix Klineman have received the ladies’s seashore volleyball gold medal.
The U.S. pair beat Mariafe Artacho del Photo voltaic and Taliqua Clancy of Australia 21-15, 21-16 for the championship on Friday. It’s Ross’ third medal in as many Olympics, to go along with the silver she received in London and a bronze from Brazil. Klineman is a first-time Olympian.
The silver for Australia was its first seashore volleyball medal since Natalie Prepare dinner and Kerri Pottharst took gold on Bondi Seaside in Sydney in 2000.
Within the bronze medal match, Switzerland’s Joana Heidrich and Anouk Verge-Depre cruised to a straight-set victory over Latvia.
The variety of Video games-related COVID-19 infections has risen to 387 as Tokyo information greater than 5,000 instances in someday for the primary time through the pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics organizers added 29 instances to its tally from July 1 by Thursday. No athletes or residents of the Olympic Village are among the many new instances.
The 387 complete contains 207 contractors, dwelling in Japan and visiting from overseas, who’re working on the Video games.
Tokyo authorities introduced a each day complete of 5,042 new instances on Thursday.
Japanese Prime Minister Yosihide Suga mentioned Thursday “infections are increasing at a tempo we’ve got by no means skilled earlier than.” He dominated out an hyperlink to internet hosting the Olympics throughout a state of emergency.
Switzerland has received the bronze medal in ladies’s seashore volleyball.
Joana Heidrich and Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland cruised to a straight-set victory over Latvia on Friday morning within the third-place match.
The Swiss edged Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka 21-19 within the first set earlier than opening a 5-1 lead within the second and pulling away to win 21-15 and declare their nation’s first Olympic medal on the ladies’s facet.
People April Ross and Alix Klineman had been scheduled to play Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy of Australia within the gold medal match later Friday morning.
Dawid Tomala of Poland has received what may be the final 50-kilometer race stroll on the Olympics.
Tomala received in 3 hours, 50 minutes and eight seconds in Sapporo for the gold medal.
Jonathan Hilbert of German was second, 36 seconds behind Tomala in 3:50:44. Evan Dunfee of Canada was third in 3:50:59. The race strolling occasions had been moved to Sapporo due to Tokyo’s summer time warmth and humidity.
The 50-kilometer stroll has been dropped from the schedule for the following Olympics in Paris in 2024 and will not return.
It was first launched on the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics and has been held at each Video games since apart from Montreal in 1976.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee says it has eliminated two Belarus crew coaches from the Olympics, 4 days after they had been concerned in making an attempt to ship sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya again to Belarus.
The IOC says it canceled and eliminated the credentials of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich.
The IOC says the lads “had been requested to go away the Olympic Village instantly and have carried out so … within the curiosity of the wellbeing of the athletes.”
Shimak and Maisevich continued to have contact with Belarus athletes since Sunday after the IOC linked them to taking Tsimanouskaya in a automobile to the airport to place her on a aircraft to Belarus.
Tsimanouskaya had criticized crew coaches on social media and is now in Poland with a humanitarian visa.
The IOC says Shimak and Maisevich “might be provided a chance to be heard” by its disciplinary fee investigating the case.
Dutch Olympic monitor bicycle owner Laurine van Riessen is recovering in a Tokyo hospital a day after a harrowing crash within the keirin semifinals on the Izu Velodrome.
Van Riessen was briefly knocked unconscious when she collided with British rider Katy Marchant at greater than 40 mph. Van Riessen remained on the apron of the monitor for a number of minutes earlier than medical doctors loaded her onto a stretcher and eliminated her from the velodrome.
She was transferred to a Tokyo hospital and recognized with a damaged collarbone, damaged ribs and a bruised lung.
A spokesperson for the Dutch monitor crew says Van Riessen is nicely however cannot bear in mind the autumn. The crew physician is together with her and Van Riessen was capable of clarify that the ache is usually in her shoulder.
Van Riessen’s teammate, Shanne Braspennincx, went on to win the gold medal in keirin, a six-lap race the place the primary three are paced by a motorized bike and the final three are a free-for-all dash to the end.
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