Tokyo Olympics Live News: Schedule, Medal Count and More

The Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo this year and you can watch it live on TV. Bars and restaurants will be packed with people who are watching the Olympics. Olympic Games always bring excitement and happiness. I hope the Olympics will bring success and success for every competitor.

The Olympics are arguably the most anticipated sporting events of the year, followed by the World Cup, the World Series, the Super Bowl, and the Oscar’s. And while the Olympics in Rio draw the most international attention, the Olympics actually have been held in Tokyo four times before, with the last time occurring in 1964.

As you know, the Olympics will start on 31 July. The host country, Japan, is held in high regard and has experienced many successful Olympics in the past. This year, Japan is hosting the games at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. After the bidding process, Tokyo was chosen as the host. This will be the first time that the Olympics will be held in Asia. As you can imagine, the Olympics are very expensive.. Read more about tokyo medal count 2021 and let us know what you think.

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Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record in winning the women’s 400-meter hurdles on Wednesday.

Sydney McLaughlin won the women’s 400-meter hurdles on Wednesday, breaking her own world mark. Credit… The New York Times/David Mills

TOKYO, JAPAN — When it comes to her connection with Dalilah Muhammad, Sydney McLaughlin has said that “iron sharpens iron.” They are the best in the world at what they do, the two fastest women in the history of the 400-meter hurdles.

Few events at the Tokyo Olympics were more anticipated than the resumption of their rivalry on Wednesday at Olympic Stadium.

Something spectacular was expected, and McLaughlin delivered, shattering her own world record and winning her maiden Olympic gold.

McLaughlin, 21, took 51.46 seconds to cross the finish line. In 51.58 seconds, Muhammad set a new personal best for herself, while Femke Bol of the Netherlands finished third.

McLaughlin and Muhammad have had a number of high-profile encounters. At the 2019 global championships, Muhammad broke her own world record by 0.04 of a second to win in 52.16 seconds, 0.04 seconds faster than McLaughlin.

But, in June, McLaughlin — long regarded as a prodigy — lived up to the lofty expectations that had surrounded her since she was a child by smashing Muhammad’s world mark with a time of 51.90 seconds at the US Olympic trials. Muhammad finished second in the trials despite battling with injuries and sickness throughout the epidemic.

Those two events, however, were just warm-ups for the fastest women’s 400-meter hurdles race in history, which took place on Wednesday, one day after Karsten Warholm of Norway won gold in the fastest men’s 400-meter hurdles race in history with a timing of 45.94 seconds.

Muhammad, 31, came to Tokyo as the defending Olympic champion and went all out to grab the lead right away. However, going around the last bend, McLaughlin was closing on her and outsprinted her in the final meters.

McLaughlin came in just ahead of her teammate Dalilah Muhammad to cross the finish line. Credit… The New York Times/David Mills

When McLaughlin participated in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she was still a teenager, and she came up short of making the final. It was an eye-opening experience, and she applied some of what she had learned in Tokyo. She was no stranger to the Olympics. She appeared completely unaffected by the situation.

At the request of her coach, Bob Kersee, she spent the first half of the year honing her technique by racing the 100-meter hurdles. The goal, according to McLaughlin, was to “experience the rhythm of running faster.”

She was the quickest woman in the world on Wednesday.

Time

    51.46
    51.58
    52.03
4   53.08
5   53.48
6   53.79
7   55.84
    DQ

Sakura Yosozumi of Japan won gold in the women's park skateboarding finals.

The women’s park skateboarding finals were won by Sakura Yosozumi of Japan. Credit… The New York Times/Chang W. Lee

TOKYO, JAPAN — The powerful Japanese skateboarding team maintained its outstanding performance at the Olympics, winning gold and silver medals in the women’s park category on Wednesday, putting an end to the gold medal dreams of 13-year-old Sky Brown.

Sakura Yosozumi, 19, won the event at Ariake Urban Sports Park under the scorching noon heat. Her winning score of 60.09 placed her a point ahead of Kokona Hiraki, who was just 12 years old at the time.

Brown, who was born in Japan but now resides in California and competed for the United Kingdom, came in third place and won the bronze medal.

Hiraki or Brown would have been the youngest gold winner in Olympic history if they had won. Marjorie Gestring, a diver who won the 1936 Berlin Games at the age of 13 years and 268 days, has the recognized honor.

Brown had a few missteps in the first two runs of the final, but skated perfectly in the tense third. Her rivals greeted her with embraces as she lifted her arms in the air, climbed out of the bowl, and knelt on the deck.

The judges were less pleased, awarding her a 56.47 score.

Misugu Okamoto, the gold medal favorite, failed to score on all of her last runs but still finished fourth.

The women’s park skateboarding discipline included the Olympics’ youngest group of teens (plus one preteen). They fell into the concrete bowl one by one and buzzed over its ramps, hips, and walls, soaring up and over the lip to twist and spin before dropping back in.

The runs were 45 seconds long. Brown, Hiraki, and Okamoto were among the first to stand out with larger airs, more subtle tricks, and bursts of speed and confidence.

Park skateboarders traverse the bowl in a 45-second continuous sprint, or until they fall. Credit… The New York Times/Chang W. Lee

Hiraki, who will be 13 in approximately three weeks, was the second-youngest of the 11,000 athletes competing in these Olympics. She was dressed in white Nike coveralls, as if she were ready to start painting. (Hend Zaza of Syria, a table-tennis player, was the youngest Olympian participating in Tokyo.)

Brown celebrated his 13th birthday only a few weeks ago. She was born in Japan to a British father and a Japanese mother and grew up in Japan before settling in Southern California.

She said, “All three of them feel like home.”

She wore loose trousers and a tank top with the Union Jack on it to participate. She rose to prominence in the United Kingdom after winning a younger edition of “Dancing With the Stars” in 2018. Her Instagram pictures and grin have gained her admirers in at least three nations. Ocean, her younger brother, has also gotten a lot of attention.

Last year, she was badly wounded in an accident at Tony Hawk’s indoor skatepark, when she flew through a gap between two high ramps and slammed onto the pavement. She was knocked out and suffered a head fracture as well as broken wrists and hands.

She was back on a board a few weeks later, soaring higher and skating harder than she had ever done before at the Olympics.

In a May interview, she stated, “Falling is part of skating.” “It’s just a part of life.” I was really looking forward to getting back on the board.”

Brown’s primary Olympic opponent was anticipated to be Okamoto, a calm and straight-faced competitor who has been the greatest park skater in recent years. She is part of a strong Japanese skateboarding delegation that has won more medals than any other nation, including all three Olympic gold medals to date.

Score

    60.09
    59.04
    56.47
4   53.58
5   46.04
6   44.50
7   40.42
8   37.34

Sky Brown, a 13-year-old from Britain, during park skateboard qualifications.

Sky Brown, a 13-year-old from the United Kingdom, competes in park skateboarding. Credit… The New York Times/Chang W. Lee

On Wednesday, Kokona Hiraki, 12, of Japan, and Sky Brown, 13, of the United Kingdom, earned silver and bronze medals in the park skateboarding category. They were unable to claim the distinction of youngest-ever Olympic gold medallist since they did not win.

We have no idea who that person is.

Marjorie Gestring, a 13-year-old American diver who won the springboard competition in 1936, is the current youngest gold medallist. Momiji Nishiya of Japan, a 13-year-old who won the street skateboard competition last week, put her record in jeopardy. However, at the time of her birth, Nishiya was approximately two months older than Gestring.

Hiraki or Brown might have shattered the record.

Dimitrios Loundras, a Greek, won a bronze medal in team gymnastics at the age of ten in 1896, making him the youngest medal winner ever.

However, Gestring’s record may take one unexpected turn.

A Dutch rowing team used a native French kid as their coxswain in the 1900 Paris Olympics. He vanished into the throng after they won and a photo was snapped. Despite the fact that many possibilities have been proposed, his identity has remained a mystery and is one of the biggest mysteries in Olympic history.

With their mysterious coxswain, the victorious Dutch rowing squad at the 1900 Paris Games. Credit… Bill Mallon provided this image.

The general opinion is that he was 10 or younger, but despite years of intense attention from Olympic experts, there is no way of knowing for sure.

The men’s sport climbing qualification round on Tuesday. Women’s qualifiers will be on Wednesday, broadcast on USA.

On Tuesday, the men’s sport climbing qualifying round will take place. The women’s qualifications will take place on Wednesday and will be televised on USA. Credit… The New York Times’ James Hill

Here are some of the highlights from Wednesday morning’s televised coverage in the United States of America of America of America of America of America of America. All timings are in Eastern Standard Time.

DIVING The women’s 10-meter platform diving qualifying round airs live on USA at 2:30 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL Serbia will face Italy at 4 a.m., while Brazil will face Russia at 8:30 a.m. in the women’s quarterfinals. The NBC Sports Network will broadcast both matches live (NBCSN).

FIELD AND TRACK The men’s 200-meter final, in which Noah Lyles of the United States is the favorite, and the men’s 800-meter final are the highlights of another thrilling track session at Olympic Stadium. On NBC’s Peacock streaming service, live coverage starts at 6 a.m.

BASKETBALL In a women’s quarterfinal match, Spain takes against France, with the loser being eliminated from medal contention. The game will be broadcast live on USA at 8 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL ON THE BEACH On NBCSN, reruns of men’s quarterfinal matches begin at 10:15 a.m.

CLIMBING FOR SPORT Qualifying rounds in speed and other categories kick off the women’s combined competition. On USA, coverage begins at 10 a.m.

Bao Shanju, left, and Zhong Tianshi wore pins bearing the silhouette of Mao Zedong during their medal ceremony on Monday.

During their medal ceremony on Monday, Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi donned pins with the silhouette of Mao Zedong. Credit… Associated Press/Christophe Ena

The International Olympic Committee said it was looking into a possible Olympic rule violation when two Chinese cyclists wore brooches with Mao Zedong’s image at a medal ceremony.

When the cyclists, Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi, won gold medals in the women’s sprint on Monday, the tiny red and gold pins — formerly omnipresent emblems symbolizing Mao’s three-decade reign over China — were affixed to their track suits.

The riders’ badges may be in breach of Olympic Charter Rule 50, which prohibits “political, religious, or racial propaganda” during sporting events.

Mark Adams, an IOC spokesman, said at a press conference on Wednesday that the committee had requested a report from China’s Olympic delegation detailing the event, and that it had been given a “full official response shortly.”

Mr. Adams said, “They have already promised us that this will not happen again.”

Separately, the Korea Badminton Association said on Wednesday that it had filed a complaint with the World Badminton Federation after a Chinese player was caught on camera cursing during a doubles match against South Koreans.

Chen Qingchen, a Chinese badminton player, frequently yelled what was regarded as a popular Chinese profanity. She apologized, claiming she was just congratulating herself on the points she had earned and that she would correct her “poor pronunciation.” She did not, however, utter what she had meant to yell.

The event was extensively covered in South Korea, where nationalists sometimes object to China’s claims of dominance, but it was praised as a passionate and invigorating performance on Chinese social media.

The Chinese squad defeated the South Koreans in the end.

Maria Alzigkouzi Kominea and Evangelia Papazoglou of Greece compete in synchronized swimming at the Tokyo Aquatics Center on Monday.

On Monday, Greece’s Maria Alzigkouzi Kominea and Evangelia Papazoglou competed in synchronized swimming at the Tokyo Aquatics Center. Credit… The New York Times/Alexandra Garcia

Four members of the Greek synchronized swimming squad tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the whole team to evacuate the athletes’ village in Tokyo.

In synchronized swimming, the Hellenic Olympic Committee stated in a statement that “there would be no Greek representation” in the duet and group events. According to the committee, all members of the squad were moved to a quarantine hotel.

On Tuesday, Olympic organizers announced that one Greek swimmer had tested positive, and three more members of the squad were added to the list of athletes who had tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday. According to Tokyo 2020 organizers, at least 327 individuals linked to the Games have tested positive in Japan since July 1, including 31 competitors.

The announcement brought an end to a whirlwind season for the Greek swimmers. Platanioti, Evangelia, a crucial part of the squad, tested positive for the virus in late July and was expected to miss the Games. She hurried to Tokyo when a second test came back negative, arriving on Sunday, only one day before the preliminary round of the duet competition in synchronized swimming, often known as artistic swimming.

She finished in a tie for 10th place with her partner, Evangelia Papazoglou, and progressed. However, they were forced to retire before the following round, which was scheduled for Tuesday evening.

On Wednesday, Tokyo organizers revealed a total of 28 new cases among Olympic workers, the highest day figure to far.

Virus infections are on the rise in other parts of Japan. According to statistics from the New York Times, the nation has seen almost 10,000 new cases each day on average over the last week, the highest since the outbreak began. To relieve hospital overcrowding, the Japanese government said last week that it would begin hospitalizing only Covid-19 patients who were severely sick or at risk of becoming so, allowing others with mild symptoms to isolate at home.

Athletes who have been found to be infected with the coronavirus

Positive tests are anticipated with daily testing procedures, according to scientists, even among the vaccinated. Some competitors who tested positive have remained anonymous, while others who tested positive were subsequently cleared to compete in the Games.

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Raven Saunders during her silver-medal-winning competition in Tokyo.

Raven Saunders competes in Tokyo, where she won a silver medal. Credit… The New York Times/Alexandra Garcia

Raven Saunders earned a silver medal in the shot-put at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Her mother died in Orlando, Fla., where she had gone to attend an Olympic watch party for her daughter, according to NBC.

In a post on Twitter, Saunders referred to her mother, Clarissa Saunders, as her “number one guardian angel.”

I’m hoping to take a break from social media for a time to focus on my mental health and that of my family. My mother was a wonderful lady who will live on through me. My most powerful guardian angel I shall adore you for the rest of my life. https://t.co/XWOjE56EjI

August 3, 2021 — Raven HULK Saunders (@GiveMe1Shot)

Raven Saunders’ longtime coach, Herbert Johnson, announced her mother’s death on Facebook. Clarissa Saunders and Raven’s sister, Tanzy, had traveled from Charleston, S.C., to Orlando to see Raven participate in the Olympics, according to him.

Raven Saunders did not let anybody down. She beat all contestants except Gong Lijiao of China, who had hair colored green on the right and purple on the left and wore a mask that was either a reference to the Joker or the Hulk (her nickname).

Saunders, 25, drew attention to her achievement by dancing and singing “Celebration” thereafter and subsequently crossing her arms in the form of an X on the medals podium, a gesture she claimed was “for persecuted people.”

“Not being able to be with her kid in Tokyo is a bummer,” Clarissa Saunders said, according to The State, a newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina. “But hey, we’re rooting for you from here… and she’s well aware that we’re rooting for her.”

Saunders, who placed fifth in the shot put at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has publicly thanked her mother for her encouragement. “You’ve taught me what strength is and for that I can push through anything,” Saunders wrote of her mother in an Instagram post on Mother’s Day. You’ve taught me to be persistent, and for that I’m grateful.”

Clarissa Saunders was dubbed “Raven’s greatest fan” by Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg.

In a statement, Mr. Tecklenburg said, “On behalf of the people of Charleston, we pray for Raven and her family, and we join them in mourning this terrible loss.”

Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the second American woman to win a wrestling gold medal.

Tamyra Mensah-Stock is the second American woman to win a gold medal in wrestling. Credit… Reuters/Leah Millis

CHIBA, JAPAN (Japan) — In any case, Tamyra Mensah-Stock knew there would be a first on Tuesday night.

A Black woman has never won the gold medal in women’s wrestling since it was introduced to the Summer Olympics in 2004. Mensah-Stock, a Texas native whose father immigrated to the United States from Ghana at the age of 30, faced Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria in the light heavyweight gold medal match at Makuhari Messe Hall.

Mensah-Stock remarked afterwards, with her customary enthusiasm and sincerity, “Oooooh, that was amazing.”

She subsequently added, “Oh my goodness, look at us representing.” “And I’m thinking, if one of us wins, we’re going to make history,” she says. We’re creating history: you’re making history, I’m making history, and we’re all making history. It’s incredible. It meant a great deal to me. Blessing makes me so happy. ‘Dang, she’s killing it,’ I thought to myself as I looked at her. But I can take care of that as well.”

Mensah-Stock, 28, dominated her opponents throughout the Tokyo Games, defeating Oborududu, 32, 4-1 to become the second American woman to win a wrestling gold medal, after Helen Maroulis in 2016.

“Young women are going to perceive themselves in a variety of ways,” she remarked after the match when asked about the accomplishment. And they’ll look up there and say, ‘I can do that.’ ‘I can see myself,’ she says.

“Look at this natural hair,” Mensah-Stock said, motioning to her head. Man, come on! I made sure to bring out my puffballs so they could see that you, too, can do it.”

Mensah-Stock has always considered himself a symbol for others. She began wrestling in 10th grade after being harassed in her favorite sport, track and field, back home in Katy, Texas. She hesitantly turned to wrestling at the urging of her twin sister, who was also a wrestler, but quickly discovered that the activity not only helped her develop physical ability but also confidence.

Mensah-Stock said she wanted other young women to understand that “you can be funny, you can have fun, and you can be powerful, you can be tough, and you can be a wrestler,” as she previously did.

Mensah-Stock finished second in the state finals in her first year of wrestling, but she knew there was more to come. She predicted to a buddy that they will one day be Olympians. She attended the 2016 Rio Olympics as a practice partner for her colleagues after failing to earn a place in the competition.

“I knew I could get here from the beginning,” she added.

Mensah-Stock reeled off the names of Black wrestlers who had accomplished so much before her, despite the fact that a Black woman had never won an Olympic gold in wrestling. Toccara Montgomery, who placed eighth in the 2004 Olympics, and Randi Miller, who won bronze in the 63-kilogram weight class in 2008, are two among them.

“They paved the path for me, and I was like, ‘I know you people could have done it, so I’m going out there and doing this,’” says the author. Mensah-Stock elaborated.

Mensah-Stock unable to sleep the night before the gold medal match due to anxiety. Izzy Izboinikov, her coach, she claimed, made sure she ate something. Her nervousness was exacerbated by seeing other American wrestlers perform earlier in the day on Tuesday.

She said, “It wasn’t beautiful.”

However, as the time ran out and Mensah-Stock was declared the winner, she made a heart symbol with her hands and displayed it to both sides of the stadium. Her family, who were watching from the United States, made the identical gesture in return on television. Maya Nelson, her training partner, clapped and screamed with such joy from the stands that her mask couldn’t stay on.

Her father, who died in a car accident after leaving one of her high school tournaments, a tragedy that nearly drove her to quit wrestling; her uncle, a former professional boxer; her grandfather, who also died of cancer; a late friend who was also a wrestler; her husband, her mother, her aunt, her sister, and the rest of her family

She said, “I’m trying to convey love to everyone.”

Workers cleaned the balance beam before Tuesday’s event final.

Before Tuesday’s event final, workers cleaned the balancing beam. Credit… The New York Times/Chang W. Lee

Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday night’s televised coverage in the United States. All timings are in Eastern Standard Time.

GOLF The opening round of the women’s event will be broadcast live on NBC Golf at 6:30 p.m.

FIELD AND TRACK Highlights include a rerun of the women’s 200-meter and 800-meter events, which begin at 8 p.m. on USA Network. Starting at 10 p.m., the men’s 110-meter hurdles semifinals will be aired live, followed by the highly anticipated women’s 400-meter hurdles final at 10:30 p.m. There will be heats for the decathlon, heptathlon, and men’s javelin.

POLO DE WATER In a quarterfinal match that will be replayed on NBCSN at 8 p.m., the US women’s team will meet Canada. At 2 a.m., CNBC will broadcast a quarterfinal match between the United States and Spain.

GYMNASTICS Starting at 9 p.m., NBC will broadcast reruns of the men’s horizontal bar final and the women’s beam final.

SOCCER A semifinal game between the men’s teams from Mexico and Brazil will be repeated at 9 p.m. on NBCSN.

SKATEBOARDING On CNBC, the women’s park competition begins at 9 p.m., with the finals following at 11:30 p.m.

WRESTLING In the 57-kilogram and 86-kilogram weight classes, men participate in round of 16 and quarterfinal bouts for freestyle. In the 57-kilogram class, women compete in freestyle. On the Olympic Channel, coverage begins at 10 p.m.

BASKETBALL On USA Network at 10:45 p.m., NBA superstar Kevin Durant will lead the United States men’s team against Spain, who will be led by Pau Gasol. Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will lead the women’s squad against Australia in a live telecast on USA Network at 12:40 a.m.

BASEBALL The United States takes on the Dominican Republic in an elimination game that will be shown live on CNBC at 12:15 a.m.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics commence on July 24, and there’s plenty to look forward to in the first few days of competition. But if you’re like us, you probably want to learn about all the events, as well as the schedule and the medal count, before you make plans.. Read more about olympic table live and let us know what you think.

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