Triathlete Jonny Brownlee finally wins gold as Britain’s biggest track and field star Dina Asher-Smith reveals injury heartache
As the sun began to rise on a blistering Tokyo morning, one of Britain’s most popular athletes, Jonny Brownlee, stood on the podium cradling his first gold medal like a newborn after finally ending his Olympic jinx. As it set, Team GB’s biggest track and field star Dina Asher-Smith broke down after revealing her secret injury heartache. In between, another day of seesawing drama played out again.
But when the dust had settled, Britain was proudly celebrating two more golds in triathlon and swimming, another couple of bronze-plated medals in boxing and windsurfing, with the alluring promise of more riches to come. Continue reading...
A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) won the country’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, drawing mixed reactions from Iranians. A group of Iranian activists
A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) won Iran’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the men’s 10-meter air pistol competition on Saturday, dedicating it to the country’s
Two years before winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz was mocked and threatened online after her name was included on a list of dozens of people alleged to be plotting to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.But with the 30-year-old ending her country’s almost century-long wait for an Olympic gold medal by winning the women’s 55kg class event and receiving accolades all round, senior Duterte aides have sought to distance themselves from that…
[Daily Maverick] The swimming sensation earned South Africa's first gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games by storming to a world record in the 200m breaststroke on Friday.
Anastasia Gorbenko the country's first ever gold medal at an Olympic swimming event, also setting a new Israeli record
Her gold medal was the fifth awarded to a member of the Israeli senior team in four days of competition
American Caeleb Dressel gains his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a 100m butterfly world record, while Katie Ledecky and Kaylee McKeown also win golds.
Olympic champion Erica Wiebe headlines a group aiming to bring home Canada's fourth Olympic wrestling gold medal. With two returning Olympians and two athletes making their Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Canada looks to improve upon its single-medal performance from 2016.
She won two gold medals this week, in the 800-meter freestyle and the 1,500-meter freestyle.
Katie Ledecky won her second gold medal and Elaine Thompson-Herah set an Olympic record in the 100 meters dash.
Critics want Iranian marksman Javad Foroughi stripped of his gold medal over his reported membership of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The IOC has called on his critics to provide proof.
(Adds links and details) By Simon Evans and Mitch Phillips TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - The rivalry of economic powerhouses China, Japan and the United States played out in an Olympic swimming pool on Thursday, where a world record in the women's freestyle relay put the Chinese ahead by one gold medal at the Tokyo Games.
Novak Djokovic set up a quarterfinal with Japan's Kei Nishikori at the Tokyo Olympics Wednesday as gold medal rival Daniil Medvedev struggled with the heat, even asking the chair umpire who would be responsible if he died.
China claimed three gold medals on the first day of the Tokyo Olympics Saturday and cyclist Richard Carapaz became just the second competitor in Ecuador's history to top the podium, with victory in the road race.
After winning her second gold medal, swimmer Kaylee McKeown invited Emily Seebohm to share the top step of the podium. "It was quite emotional. She had some tears in her eyes, so did I," McKeown says.