France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

TOKYO (AP) — The Newest at the Tokyo Olympics, that are happening below heavy restrictions after a 12 months’s extend as a result of the coronavirus pandemic:



France made positive its first Olympic volleyball medal could be gold, beating the Russians in 5 units in a leap forward win for a rustic that had no historical past of good fortune.

The French had best certified for the Olympics 4 occasions ahead of this 12 months and not made it previous the quarterfinals. However they made it throughout the knockout level to earn the gold regardless of being pressured to a 5th set after blowing a 2-Zero lead within the ultimate.

Jean Patry rallied the French past due within the 5th set with a kill and an ace to place them forward 13-11. Antoine Brizard then stunned the Russians when he despatched a comfortable shot over the online as an alternative of surroundings it to provide France fit level and so they received it 15-12 when Maxim Mikhaylov’s shot went large.

Argentina beat Brazil in 5 units for the bronze medal.



Malcom scored within the 108th minute and Brazil received its moment consecutive gold medal in males’s football with a 2-1 victory over Spain.

Brazil additionally received gold on house soil 5 years in the past on the iconic Maracana Stadium. Neymar struck the winner in a 5-Four shootout after a 1-1 draw with Germany.

Brazil had a 1-Zero lead on the 1/2, however Mikel Oyarzabal tied it for Spain within the 61st minute off a go from Carlos Soler.

The Brazilians received a penalty kick within the 37th minute after a collision between Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon and Matheus Cunha. Richarlison, who led the sector in Japan with 5 targets, took the penalty, which sailed smartly over the target to stay the sport scoreless.

Brazil took the lead in first-half stoppage time when Davi Alves popped the ball top into the field to stay it in play and Cunha slotted it simply throughout the put up.

Gil Bryan just about scored within the 88th for Spain, however his shot hit the crossbar and the fit went to time beyond regulation.

Spain received the gold medal in 1992 and used to be additionally in the hunt for its moment Olympic name.

Brazil complicated to the overall 4-1 on a penalty shootout after a scoreless draw with Mexico within the semifinals whilst Spain were given previous host Japan 1-Zero on Marco Asensio’s target within the 115th minute.

Mexico downed Japan 3-1 within the bronze medal fit in Saitama on Friday.



France received the Olympic gold medal in males’s handball via beating Denmark 25-23 within the ultimate.

France led via six targets early in the second one 1/2 ahead of Denmark got here again to make it a one-goal recreation within the ultimate minute. Ludovic Fabregas controlled a scouse borrow and empty-net target with six seconds left to safe the victory.

France used to be taking part in its fourth consecutive males’s Olympic ultimate after successful in 2008 and 2012 and dropping to Denmark in 2016. The French ladies’s staff performs the Russian staff for gold on Sunday.

Spain beat Egypt 33-31 for the bronze medal.



Mariya Lasitskene received the Russian staff’s first gold medal in observe and box on the Tokyo Video games.

The 3-time ladies’s top bounce international champion added an Olympic gold medal to her assortment with a successful peak of two.04 meters.

Lasitskene moved into first position when she cleared 2.02 meters on her first bounce. She had ignored early makes an attempt ahead of clearing 1.96, 1.98 and a couple of meters.

Nicola McDermott of Australia used to be main till she ignored her first try at 2.02. She cleared it on her subsequent try for a countrywide listing however ignored all 3 makes an attempt at 2.04.

Yaroslava Mahuchikh of Ukraine completed with bronze after clearing 2 meters.



A Eastern staff of All-Stars fulfilled a made up our minds nationwide challenge to win the Olympic baseball gold medal for the primary time, beating america 2-Zero in the back of Munetaka Murakami’s third-inning house run.

Masato Morishita and 4 relievers mixed on a six-hitter, and the Eastern males (5-0) matched the accomplishment of the ladies’s softball staff, which upended the American citizens for his or her moment immediately gold medal.

A number of hundred individuals who looked to be Olympic volunteers cheered on Japan in a in large part empty 34,000-capacity Yokohama Stadium, some dressed in orange Japan jerseys and matching facemasks at the heat and humid evening.

The us, the country that presented baseball to Japan in 1872, completed 4-2. Groups had been denied get entry to to all 40-man roster avid gamers and lots of eligible height potentialities via Primary League Baseball and its golf equipment, hindering the U.S. and different international locations whose height avid gamers are in MLB.


There have been no dangerous exchanges this time because the U.S. males received their first gold medal in a observe race on the Tokyo Video games with a victory within the 4×400-meter relay.

The U.S. males didn’t achieve the overall of the 4×100-meter relay, however the 4×400 staff of Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon and Rai Benjamin used to be by no means actually in hassle as they finished 4 laps of the Olympic oval in 2 mins, 55.70 seconds. It used to be a 5th gold for the U.S. males within the 4×400 since 1996.

The Netherlands took silver in a countrywide listing 2:57.18 and Botswana received bronze in 2:57.27.



Britain’s Joseph Choong set an Olympic listing to win the lads’s pentathlon Saturday, matching the gold medal received via Britain’s Kate French within the ladies’s match.

Choong completed 0.33 within the match’s swimming, first in fencing, 14th in driving and 15th in laser-run to set a brand new Olympic mark of one,482 issues.

Egypt’s Ahmed Elgendy received silver and Woongtae Jun of South Korea received bronze.

Britain is the primary nation to win the lads’s and ladies’s person trendy pentathlon on the identical Olympic Video games.



Allyson Felix has received her 11th Olympic medal, combining along with her American teammates to complete the 4×400-meter relay in Three mins, 16.85 seconds for a runaway victory.

The staff of Felix, Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu used to be by no means in jeopardy on this one.

Poland completed moment, 3.68 seconds in the back of, and Jamaica completed 0.33.

Felix, who turned into the most-decorated lady in Olympic observe historical past when she received bronze within the 400 on Friday evening, now passes Carl Lewis with probably the most observe medals of any U.S. athlete. Of the 11 medals, seven are gold.



Iran’s Sajad Ganjzadeh has received the Olympic gold medal in males’s over-75 kilogram karate after ultimate opponent Tareg Hamedi used to be given a disqualification penalty for kicking Ganjzadeh arduous within the higher frame or head.

Ganjzadeh left the Budokan tatami on a stretcher after falling immobile onto his again from the impressive kick via Hamedi, who led the bout 4:1. Ganjzadeh moved his hands ahead of he used to be over excited.

After the officers conferred, a hansoku penalty used to be issued to Hamedi and Ganjzadeh used to be declared the winner. Hamedi, who left the mat in tears, nonetheless received Saudi Arabia’s second-ever silver medal, however ignored out on its first gold.

Hamedi’s wonderful kick used to be the overall strike of karate’s Olympic debut match. The game isn’t at the program for Paris in 2024, and its long-term Olympic long run is up within the air.

Hamedi overcame Japan’s Ryutaro Araga within the semifinals. Araga’s bronze strangely used to be the host country’s best kumite medal in Tokyo. Karate proliferated in Japan and unfold during the globe all the way through the 20th century.

Uğur Aktaş of Turkey received the opposite bronze.



Japan’s Yui Susaki defeated China’s Yanan Solar via technical superiority, 10-0, to win the ladies’s freestyle wrestling 50-kilogram ultimate.

Susaki, 22, added Olympic gold to her two international titles. It used to be Japan’s fourth Olympic gold in ladies’s wrestling out of six weight categories.

Solar had received an Olympic bronze medal at 48kg in 2016.

Azerbaijan’s Mariya Stadnik received her fourth Olympic medal. She received her fit for bronze via technical superiority, 10-Zero over Mongolia’s Namuuntsetseg Tsogt Ochir. She prior to now had received two silvers and a bronze.

American Sarah Hildebrand defeated Ukraine’s Oksana Livach via technical superiority, 12-1, for the opposite bronze.



Neeraj Chopra has received India’s first gold medal in Olympic observe and box with a throw of 87.58 meters to clinch the javelin name on the Tokyo Video games.

India’s best earlier medals in Olympic observe and box had been two silver medals received via Norman Pritchard within the 200-meters and the 200-meter hurdles on the Paris Video games in 1900.

Chopra used to be the primary athlete from India to win gold in javelin on the Asian Video games and the Commonwealth Video games and he has set a brand new benchmark in Tokyo. He held off athletes from the Czech Republic to complete atop the rostrum.

Jakub Vadlejch took silver and previous international champion Vitezslav Vesely bronze.



Feryal Abdelaziz of Egypt has received the primary Olympic karate gold medal in ladies’s over-61 kilogram kumite, beating Azerbaijan’s Iryna Zaretska to win Egypt’s moment Olympic gold medal since 1948.

The 22-year-old Abdelaziz went forward on a yuko with 28 seconds left in a cagey ultimate bout. She scored once more 3 seconds later and held on for a 2:Zero victory celebrated with a primal scream.

Egypt has been competing on the Olympics since 1912, however Greco-Roman wrestler Karem Gaber’s gold in Athens in 2004 used to be the country’s best different gold previously 73 years.

Gong Li of China and Sofya Berultseva of Kazakhstan received bronze.

Japan’s Ayumi Uekusa used to be eradicated ahead of the finals, finishing a coarse Olympic 12 months for the karate champion. Uekusa spoke out previous this 12 months in opposition to Eastern karate reliable Masao Kagawa, pronouncing he had bullied her and injured her with a bamboo sword. Kagawa resigned.



Sweden has defeated Jessica Springsteen and the U.S. leaping staff in a bounce off for the gold medal.

Springsteen and teammates Laura Kraut and McLain Ward each and every moved cleanly throughout the shortened jump-off route and did so with a mixed time of 124.2 seconds.

Peder Fredricson, the overall Swedish rider, had to circle the observe in 40.30 seconds or higher with out error and cruised to a time of 39.01 for the rustic’s listing fourth gold medal however first since 1924. The American citizens additionally entered this week with 3 golds.

France had a transparent line to a moment immediately gold when its ultimate rider, Penelope Leprevost, took the route. Wanting to complete with fewer than 5 issues to win with no bounce off, Leprevost’s horse refused two times, disqualifying her and the remainder of the French staff.

That left the American citizens and Swedes tied for the lead with 8 consequences apiece, necessitating the bounce off.

Springsteen, the daughter of rockers Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfia, will get a silver in her Olympic debut.



Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway surged forward as he rounded the ultimate curve and set an Olympic listing to win the 1,500-meters on the Tokyo Video games.

Ingebrigtsen ran in the back of international champion Timothy Cheruiyot for lots of the race ahead of kicking past due to win the gold medal in Three mins, 28.32 seconds, beating the listing of three:31.65 set via Abel Kipsang of Kenya two days previous within the heats.

Cheruiyot, who ignored preliminary variety for the Olympics and used to be a past due addition as a result of some other runner used to be lower from Kenya’s staff, took silver in 3:29.01.

Josh Kerr of Britain received bronze. Kipsang positioned fourth.



The Russian Olympic Committee’s Abdulrashid Sadulaev defeated American Kyle Snyder 6-Three within the males’s freestyle 97-kilogram ultimate.

Snyder used to be the Olympic gold medalist at 97kg in 2016 and is a two-time international champion. Sadulaev used to be the Olympic gold medalist at 86kg in 2016 and is a four-time international champion.

Sadulaev led 6-Zero within the ultimate minute. Snyder scored two on a takedown and one on a step-out to make it 6-Three ahead of Sadulaev hung on.

Cuba’s Reineris Salas defeated Azerbaijan’s Sharif Sharifov for bronze. Salas, 34, had by no means received a global name or an Olympic medal. Sharifov, 32, received Olympic gold within the 84kg class on the 2012 London Olympics and earned bronze at 86kg in 2016.

Within the different bronze medal fit, Italy’s Abraham Canyedo Ruano defeated Turkey’s Suleyman Karadeniz 6-2.



Russian Svetlana Romashina has received the 7th gold medal of her Olympic occupation, main her staff to gold within the inventive swimming staff match.

Romashina has received or been at the successful staff of each and every unmarried match she’s participated in at 4 Olympics.

The one different athletes who’ve received a minimum of seven Olympic golds with out ever claiming silver or bronze are Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and American jumper Ray Ewry, who each received 8th golds in observe and box.

The remainder of the ROC staff integrated: Vlada Chigireva, Aleksandra Patskevich, Marina Goliadkina, Svetlana Kolesnichenko, Alla Shishkina, Polina Komar and Maria Shurochkina.

Romashina teamed with Kolesnichenko to win the duet on Wednesday.

The Russians had been heavy favorites in a recreation they’ve ruled for greater than twenty years. Their ultimate Olympic loss in what used to be then referred to as synchronized swimming got here on the 1996 Atlanta Video games.

Appearing to “Parade of Planets” via Denis Gornizov, with planet designs on their swimsuits, ROC used to be awarded 98.8000 issues for the unfastened regimen and completed with a complete of 196.0979 issues after additionally main the technical regimen.

China completed 2.5669 issues in the back of to take the silver medal and Ukraine used to be 5.7961 in the back of for bronze.



Sifan Hassan received the 10,000 meters for her moment gold and 0.33 medal of the Tokyo Olympics after coming into 3 long-distance races.

Hassan burst previous world-record holder Letesenbet Gidey at the ultimate flip and received in a time of 29 mins, 55.32 seconds.

It finished an astonishing 5,000 and 10,000 double for the Ethiopian-born runner, who now competes for the Netherlands. She additionally received a bronze within the 1,500 meters. Her victory within the 10,000 used to be her 6th race in 8 days in Tokyo.

Kalkidan Gezahegne of Bahrain took silver in 29:56.18 and Gidey, having led for lots of the race, light for the bronze as she had no solution to Hassan’s end.

4 runners didn’t end race on some other humid evening on the Olympic Stadium.



Japan’s Takuto Otoguro defeated Azerbaijan’s Haji Aliyev 5-Four to win the lads’s freestyle wrestling 65-kilogram ultimate.

Otoguro’s perfect consequence have been a global name in 2018.

Aliyev used to be a 2016 Olympic bronze medalist at 57kg and a three-time international champion.

Bronze medalists had been the Russian Olympic Committee’s Gadzhimurad Rashidov and India’s Bajrang Punia.


Jessica Springsteen’s ultimate experience at her first Olympics has put the American staff in medal competition on the Equestrian Park.

Springsteen’s horse, Don Juan van de Donkhoeve, front-hoofed a rail for a four-point penalty however used to be differently lightning fast and blank across the route.

Springsteen’s experience adopted a great circuit from Olympic veteran Laura Kraut for the American citizens, and the U.S. entered the overall around tied with Sweden and Belgium for moment with 4 issues. France leads with two.

The 29-year-old Springsteen — daughter of rockers Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa — didn’t qualify for the finals within the person match previous this week. She’s picked up 4 penalty issues in each and every of her 3 runs spanning the person and staff competitions.


German international champion Jonathan Horne has left the Budokan tatami on a stretcher upon getting harm in his elimination-round kumite bout in males’s 75-kilogram Olympic karate.

Horne withdrew from the Olympic match about 30 mins later.

Horne looked as if it would injure his arm all the way through a sparring trade with Georgia’s Gogita Arkania. The 32-year-old karateka collapsed to the mat in ache and used to be in the end taken away for scientific consideration.

Horne used to be the sector champion at 84 kilograms in 2018, and he received the Eu name on the identical weight previous this 12 months. He used to be some of the favorites on this decrease department within the Olympic debut of karate, which concludes its three-day run Saturday evening.



Israel’s Linoy Ashram received the gold medal within the rhythmic gymnastics person pageant, finishing Russia’s decades-long dominance within the recreation.

Ashram, 22, edged out a couple of Russian similar dual sisters who had been the favorites heading into Tokyo. Dina Averina, 22, positioned moment and her sister, Arina, fell to fourth position. Alina Harnasko of Belarus received the bronze medal.

Russia has swept the rhythmic gymnastics gold medals in each and every Olympics since 2000.

However Ashram’s victory Saturday, her nation’s first ever in rhythmic gymnastics, breaks their streak. Her just about flawless functionality integrated a membership regimen set to Beyonce’s “Loopy in Love” and dancing with a ribbon to a techno remix of the Jewish folks music “Hava Nagila” whilst wearing a blue and white feathered leotard.



The Danish staff of Lasse Norman Hansen and Michael Morkov received the go back of the lads’s Madison to the Olympics for the primary time since 2008.

Hansen and Morkov received simply 3 of the 20 sprints however had been constant sufficient throughout the 200-lap race to complete with 43 issues. That used to be 3 greater than Britain, which earned silver on a tiebreaker, and France, which took the bronze.

The much-loved Madison, as soon as a staple of observe biking, returned to the Olympics for the primary time for the reason that 2008 Beijing Video games. Actually, 3 riders who took section within the ultimate Madison had been nonetheless round 13 years later for its go back: Morkov of Denmark, Kenny de Ketele of Belgium and Germany’s Roger Kluge.

The race comes to groups of 2 whipping each and every different round in a relay. One rider is regarded as within the race at a time, regardless that they are able to transfer at any juncture, and issues are awarded to the highest 4 finishers in each and every 10-lap phase.



The U.S. has received its 0.33 consecutive gold medal in ladies’s water polo, pounding Spain 14-Five within the ultimate on the Tokyo Olympics.

Maddie Musselman scored thrice and Ashleigh Johnson made 11 saves because the U.S. stepped forward to 134-Four because it received gold on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Video games. After falling 10-Nine to Hungary in staff play in its first loss on the Olympics for the reason that 2008 ultimate, the U.S. ripped off 4 immediately wins via a mixed ranking of 63-26.

The U.S. joins the lads’s groups from Britain (1908-1920) and Hungary (2000-2008) as the one international locations to win a minimum of 3 immediately water polo titles on the Olympics. The U.S. is the one staff to medal in each and every of the six editions of the ladies’s match on the Video games.

Maica Garcia had two targets for Spain, which additionally misplaced to the U.S. within the 2012 ultimate. The silver medal fits the rustic’s perfect end within the ladies’s pageant.



Cao Yuan turned into the primary diver to win gold medals in 3 other Olympic occasions with an exciting duel off the 10-meter platform on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Cao finished some other dominating functionality via the mighty Chinese language staff, which used to be just about absolute best at those video games. Yang Jian took the silver, simply 1.95 issues in the back of his teammate in a scintillating capper.

Yang nailed his ultimate dive, receiving a string of 9.0s and 9.5s for a ahead Four 1/2 somersaults with a 4.1-degree of issue — the toughest dive that anybody tried.

Yang got here up out of the water, pumping his fists.

However Cao used to be the overall diver to head off the tower. Whilst his dive wasn’t as tough, his marks had been even higher — two absolute best 10s, each and every different ranking a 9.5. That used to be sufficient to provide him the gold with 582.35 issues, with Yang taking the silver with 580.40.

Britain’s Tom Daley used to be the one diver who gave the Chinese language an actual problem ahead of completing with 548.25 for the bronze. He now had 4 Olympics medals in his occupation — one gold and 3 bronze.

China’s best slip-up in Tokyo got here within the 10-meter synchronized, the place Cao and Chen Aisen settled for silver in the back of Daley and Matty Lee via a trifling 1.23 issues. That miniscule margin used to be the one factor preventing a great run on the Tokyo pool via the sector’s largest diving country..

The Chinese language had been 1-2 in all 4 person occasions, to head along side 3 golds and a silver in synchronized.

The 26-year-old Cao added to the golds he received at the 3-meter springboard on the 2016 Rio Video games and in 10-meter synchro on the 2012 London Olympics. He additionally turned into best the second one guy to win medals in all 4 Olympic diving occasions after Russia’s Dmitry Sautin.

American citizens Jordan Windle and Brandon Loschiavo completed 9th and 11th, respectively.


A German trainer has been suspended after she used to be filmed hitting an uncooperative horse all the way through the Olympic ladies’s trendy pentathlon pageant.

TV photos confirmed Kim Raisner leaning over a fence to strike the pony Saint Boy, which refused to leap the fences within the showjumping around. That value German athlete Annika Schleu an opportunity at successful the gold medal.

The Global Trendy Pentathlon Union says it reviewed photos appearing Raisner “showing to strike the pony … along with her fist” and that “her movements had been deemed to be in violation of (the foundations).”

Raisner’s suspension best applies for the remainder of the Tokyo Olympics, which finish Sunday. It wasn’t in an instant transparent if she have been intended to have any function in Saturday’s males’s pageant in trendy pentathlon.


Argentina received its moment Olympic medal ever in males’s volleyball, rallying to overcome in 5 units within the bronze medal recreation on Saturday.

The one different medal the Argentinians received within the recreation got here in Seoul in 1988 when in addition they beat Brazil for the bronze.

The Russians play France for the gold medal.



Busenaz Sürmeneli of Turkey has received the ladies’s welterweight gold medal in Tokyo, persevering via a troublesome ultimate in opposition to China’s Gu Hong to win Turkey’s first-ever boxing gold.

Sürmeneli received the overall 3:Zero with two even scorecards after a bout full of conserving and awkward exchanges. They had been led to virtually totally via Gu, whose awkward, hold-heavy taste confounded combatants on her strategy to silver. Gu used to be docked some degree early in the second one around for containing, however would have received the struggle on two judges’ scorecards with out the deduction.

Sürmeneli battered Gu past due in the second one around with the facility and athleticism that made her arguably probably the most spectacular fighter within the 100-woman Tokyo box. Turkey had received best two silvers and two bronzes in gold in its Olympic historical past ahead of Sürmeneli’s run to the primary Olympic name at ladies’s welterweight, one among two ladies’s divisions added to the Olympics in Tokyo.

Oshae Jones of america and Lovlina Borgohain of India received bronze. Jones is one among 4 medalists for probably the most a hit U.S. boxing staff since 2000, whilst Borgohain is the 0.33 boxing medalist in India’s Olympic historical past.



Brazil’s Hebert Sousa received the lads’s middleweight boxing gold medal on the Tokyo Olympics in stunning style when his bout with Ukraine’s Oleksandr Khyzhniak used to be stopped via a third-round knockdown.

The highest-seeded Khyzhniak totally ruled Sousa for the primary two rounds and looked to be cruising to Ukraine’s fifth-ever boxing gold. However Sousa stuck Khyzhniak with a counter left hook all the way through an trade within the 0.33, and Khyzhniak went to the canvas arduous.

The referee waved off the bout whilst Khyzhniak were given up begged to proceed, including some other example to a sequence of Tokyo stoppages that may be regarded as some distance too early in skilled bouts.

Sousa, who beat second-seeded Gleb Bakshi of Russia within the semifinal, joins light-weight Robson Conceição as the one boxing gold medalists in Brazil’s Olympic historical past. Conceição received his ancient gold at house in Rio de Janeiro.

Bakshi and Eumir Marcial of the Philippines received bronze medals in most probably probably the most talent-stacked department in Tokyo.


Hungary has earned the rustic’s first medal in ladies’s water polo, beating the Russian staff 11-Nine for bronze on the Tokyo Olympics.

Vanda Valyi scored thrice for Hungary, which completed fourth in each and every of the ultimate 3 Video games. Rita Kesthelyi had two targets.

Hungary used to be clinging to a 10-Nine lead within the ultimate seconds when Alda Magyari stopped an extended shot via the Russian Olympic Committee’s Nadezhda Glyzina. Magyari then threw the ball into the open internet for the clinching target.

Hungary beat the U.S. in staff play, handing the American citizens their first loss on the Olympics for the reason that 2008 ultimate. It outlasted the Netherlands within the quarterfinals ahead of dropping to Spain.

Spain performs the U.S. for gold later Saturday.

Hungary’s males’s staff — the winningest nation within the the Olympics’ oldest staff recreation with 9 gold medals — additionally performs for bronze Sunday in opposition to Spain.

Glyzina, Anastasia Simanovich and Ekaterina Prokofyeva each and every scored two targets for the Russian staff, which received bronze in 2016. Anna Karnaukh made six saves.



The Global Olympic Committee has closed a possible disciplinary case in opposition to two Chinese language gold medalists who wore pin badges of Mao Zedong at the Olympic podium.

Global Olympic Committee spokesman Christian Klaue says Chinese language staff officers gave assurances the athletes had been warned and the incident is probably not repeated.

On the medal rite Monday for the ladies’s observe biking dash, Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi wore pin badges of Mao, the founding chief of communist China.

The gesture examined the bounds of Olympic Constitution Rule 50, which prohibits political statements at the podium on the Tokyo Video games. The guideline may also practice on the 2022 Beijing Iciness Video games.



Stoyka Krasteva of Bulgaria has capped her spectacular run throughout the Tokyo Olympics with the ladies’s flyweight boxing gold medal. She beat top-seeded Buse Naz Cakiroglu of Turkey 5:0.

The 36-year-old Krasteva, a 2012 Olympian who returned to boxing in 2019 after a smash, ruled her ultimate 4 combatants to win Bulgaria’s fifth-ever boxing gold and its first since Daniel Petrov in 1996. Bulgaria had received only one bronze in boxing since 2004.

Cakiroglu misplaced the overall decisively, however nonetheless received Turkey’s third-ever silver medal in boxing and 6th medal total. Teammate Busenaz Surmeneli has some other shot at Turkey’s first boxing gold within the welterweight ultimate later Saturday.

Huang Hsiao-wen of Taiwan, the 2019 international champion, and Tsukimi Namiki of Japan received bronze within the lightest ladies’s weight magnificence.



Galal Yafai has received Britain’s first boxing gold medal on the Tokyo Olympics, beating Carlo Paalam of the Philippines 4:1 within the flyweight ultimate.

Yafai, the 28-year-old more youthful brother of 2 skilled boxers from Birmingham, is a two-time Olympian who had an outstanding run in Tokyo. He completed via flattening Paalam within the first around of the gold medal bout and happening for a at ease win.

Britain’s powerhouse staff has received two silvers and two bronzes to head with Yafai’s gold in Tokyo. Middleweight Lauren Worth fights Sunday for some other gold.

Paalam fell simply wanting successful the primary Olympic boxing gold medal within the historical past of the Philippines after knocking off protecting gold medalist Shakhoibidin Zoirov on his strategy to the overall. The Filipino staff continues to be heading house from Tokyo with two silver medals and a bronze after successful simply 5 boxing medals of their whole earlier Olympic historical past.

Ryomei Tanaka of Japan and Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan received bronze medals. Yafai beat Bibossinov in an exciting semifinal.



Nelly Korda has given the American citizens a sweep of gold medals in golfing, conserving on for a one-shot victory in a thrill-a-minute end to the Olympic ladies’s golfing pageant.

Korda led via as many as 3 photographs at the again 9. In any case, she wanted two putts from simply inside of 30 toes at the 18th hollow for par and a 2-under 69.

Mone Inami of Japan made bogey from a plugged lie within the bunker at the 18th hollow and confronted a playoff in opposition to Lydia Ko of New Zealand for the silver medal.

For the 23-year-old Korda, it used to be some other glittering second in her dream season. She received her first main championship six weeks in the past and rose to No. 1 on the planet for the primary time. Now she has an Olympic gold medal and leaves indisputably who’s the most efficient in ladies’s golfing.

Xander Schauffele received the gold for the lads ultimate Sunday.

Aditi Ashok of India delivered probably the most nice striking performances to stick in achieve. She had a 25-foot birdie putt at the 18th that slid via the outlet and stored her off the rostrum via one shot.



The U.S. has received its fourth immediately Olympic males’s basketball gold medal, conserving off France 87-82.

Kevin Durant scored 29 issues for the American citizens and joined Carmelo Anthony as the one three-time gold medalists in males’s basketball.

Durant already turned into the main scorer in U.S. males’s historical past on this match. He scored 30 issues within the gold-medal video games in 2012 and 2016, and just about were given there once more this time.

France defeated the united statesin the groups’ opening recreation on this match, snapping the American citizens’ 25-game successful streak within the Olympics.

The French virtually beat them once more Saturday whilst making an attempt to win their first gold in males’s basketball. They needed to accept a 3rd silver, having additionally completed moment to the U.S. in 1948 and 2000.

Slovenia and Australia will play later Saturday for the bronze medal.



Germany has received the lads’s kayak 4 500 meters to make Ronald Rauhe the primary guy to medal in canoe dash in 5 Olympic Video games.

The 39-year-old Rauhe may be the second-oldest gold medal winner in males’s canoe dash. Most effective Sweden’s Gert Fredriksson used to be older at 40 in 1960.

The German kayak used to be trailing Spain on the 250-meter mark ahead of rallying to win via 0.226 seconds. Spain received silver and Slovakia received bronze.

The lads’s kayak 4 500 on the Tokyo Video games changed the kayak 4 1,000, which used to be held from 1964 to 2016.



Hungary has received the gold medal within the ladies’s kayak 4 500 meters. New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington ignored a fourth medal of the Tokyo Video games when the Kiwi boat completed fourth.

Hungary completed 0.61 seconds transparent of silver medalists Belarus and Poland received the bronze. The New Zealand kayak used to be in medal place midway throughout the race ahead of fading past due.

Carrington had already received 3 gold medals, within the unmarried 200 and 500 and 500 pairs. She has 5 gold medals in her Olympic occupation and 6 total.



Christian Sorum and Anders Mol beat Russia within the males’s seaside volleyball gold medal fit, incomes Norway’s first medal within the recreation.

The highest-seeded Norwegians beat the reigning international champions 21-17, 21-18 in an intermittent rain on the Shiokaze Park venue overlooking Tokyo Bay. With Qatar’s victory over Latvia for the bronze previous Saturday, all 3 international locations at the podium — and all six avid gamers — are first-time medalists.

Actually, the one repeat medalist in both the lads’s or ladies’s divisions used to be American April Ross, who received gold with Alix Klineman on Friday. Ross had additionally received silver in London and bronze in Brazil.

Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovskiy led 8-Four ahead of giving up six immediately issues, together with one when Mol landed on Krasilnikov’s foot. The Russians referred to as timeout and limped to their bench for remedy, however the fit resumed and Norway prolonged the result in 15-11.

The second one set used to be tied 12-12 ahead of Norway scored 4 issues in a row and not trailed once more.



Brazil’s Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos received the lads’s 1,000 meters canoe dash and Moldova’s Serghei Tarnovschi took the bronze medal 5 years after his equivalent lead to Rio de Janeiro used to be stripped as a result of a performance-enhancing drug violation.

China’s Liu Hao, the 2019 international champion, received the silver medal.

Queiroz dos Santos used to be the Olympic silver medalist in 2016.

Tarnovschi used to be suspended for 4 years after his doping violation. He used to be in a position to go back to the Olympics in Tokyo as a result of the one-year extend led to via the coronavirus pandemic.


China’s Cao Yuan is heading in the right direction to turn out to be the second one guy to win Olympic medals in all 4 diving occasions.

Cao and his teammate, Yang Jian, led 12 males into the overall of fellows’s 10-meter platform diving on Saturday.

Cao totaled 513.70 issues for 6 dives. Yang used to be moment at 480.85. The Chinese language had one of the most very best diploma of issue within the semifinals.

Cao already owns Olympic medals in 10-meter platform synchro, person 3-meter springboard, and 3-meter springboard synchro.

Russia’s Dimitriy Sautin used to be the primary guy to win medals in all 4 Olympic diving occasions.

Britain’s Tom Daley, the 2012 bronze medalist, complicated to the overall later Saturday in fourth.

American Jordan Windle completed 9th and his teammate, Brandon Loschiavo, used to be 10th to succeed in the 12-man ultimate.



China’s Mengya Solar and Shixiao Xu have received the rustic’s first medal in ladies’s canoe dash via successful the gold within the canoe double 500 on the Sea Wooded area Waterway.

The 2019 international champions completed 2 seconds transparent of Ukraine’s Anastasiia Chetverikova and Liudmyla Luzan. It used to be the second one medal for Luzan, who took bronze within the unmarried 200.

Canada’s Laurence Vincente Lapointe and Katie Vincent took the bronze medal in 0.33. Vincent received the silver medal within the 200.



Qatar has received the bronze medal in males’s seaside volleyball, the primary medal within the recreation for the rustic — or any nation within the Center East.

Cherif Younousse Samba and Ahmed Tijan beat Latvia 21-12, 21-18 within the third-place fit on Saturday morning on the Shiokaze Park venue. Younousse knuckled the successful level over Edgar Tocs’ block try, then ran towards the stands pointing on the few fanatics who had been there to cheer him on.

Then he dropped to his knees and planted his brow within the sand.

Martins Plavins used to be seeking to earn his moment bronze medal, to head with the only he received in London. As an alternative, he and Tocs end fourth — simply because the Latvian ladies did an afternoon previous.



Peres Jepchirchir led a 1-2 Kenyan end within the ladies’s marathon, withstanding the warmth and humidity whilst operating throughout the streets of Sapporo.

Jepchirchir completed in a time of two hours, 27 mins, 20 seconds in a race moved up an hour to keep away from the warmth. A smattering of fanatics lining the route applauded because the Tokyo Video games moved north for the marathons and race walks. Her teammate Brigid Kosgei used to be moment and American Molly Seidel, a relative newcomer to the marathon level, took house the bronze.

A race that used to be moved to Sapporo to keep away from the extraordinary warmth in Tokyo discovered little reduction on a winding route throughout the town. The starter’s gun went off a minute after 6 a.m. native time below sunny skies and with a temperature studying of 77 levels Fahrenheit (25 Celsius). It climbed to almost 86 levels (30) close to the end, with a humidity of round 65%.

There have been 88 runners entered within the box, with greater than a dozen recording a didn’t end. That integrated international champion Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya.


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