The third day of the official competition b Tokyo Olympics Show more excitement in the pool as the American swimmers add two more medals – a gold in the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay and a silver from Katie Ledecky in the women’s 400 free – Opening day performance broke records on Sunday.
After excluding any medals on the first day, Team USA rebounded dramatically with 10 medals Sunday, including four golds.
The highlight of Monday’s events are the men’s team competitions in gymnastics and shooting, as well as the men’s and women’s fencing medal events. Meanwhile, the Olympic organizers are keeping a close eye on the weather Tropical Storm Nepartak It goes the way of Japan and can influence many events.
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At just 13 years old, Japan’s Momiji Nishiya can call herself a gold medalist.
Nichia won the gold in the inaugural women’s skateboarding competition with a score of 15.26, beating fellow 13-year-old Brazilian Risa Leal, who took the silver with 14.64. Japan’s Funa Nakayama, 16, won the bronze with a score of 14.49.
Nichia’s win makes her one of the youngest gold medal winners in modern gaming history. American diver Marjorie Gestring is the youngest gold medalist in the history of the Summer Games, winning in 1936 at the age of 13 years and 268 days. Nichia has a lifespan of 13 years and 330 days.
Had Leal won, she would have broken Gestring’s record by the age of 13, 203 days.
Chiba, Japan – The US fencing team has arrived in Tokyo with three of the top nine entrants in the men’s competition, a juggernaut capable of competing for multiple medals. Coincidentally, the three men – No. 2 Jeric Meinhardt, No. 5 Alexander Macialas, and No. 9 Nick Aitken — found themselves dueling at the same time in the round of 32.
But in a surprising twist, Aitken only advanced.
Macialas, the silver medal winner at the 2016 Rio Games, lost to Germany’s Peter Jubisch. and Meinhardt, his wife Lee Kiefer, Won the gold medal in the women’s competition Sunday night, came short against the President of the Republic of China, Vladislav Melnikov. Old friends comforted each other in the mixed zone between interviews with reporters.
Aitken, a 21-year-old Olympian, beat Anton Borodachev of the Republic of China and was set to face another ROC athlete in the round of 16 later on Monday.
Macialas and Meinhardt will now turn their focus to the Foil men’s team competition, which takes place on Sunday.
“I will be even more excited with Alexander and Nikita – who we hope will continue in this tournament and win medals for us,” Meinhardt said. “We’re just looking forward to the team now and really excited to come out strong.”
– Tom Shad
The American men’s swimmer won her first Olympic relay medal on Monday, taking gold in the 4x100m freestyle.
The Americans won the 4×100 freestyle title for the 10th time in Olympic history and the second in a row. They have taken second place twice (most recently 2012) and third once (2004).
Caleb Dressel, the only return from the gold-medal team at Rio 2016, was followed by Blake Peroni, Bowen Baker and Zach Apple at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.
Other than the 150 metres, the United States has led all over the world, slipping by a safe margin over the last 200 metres to win in 3:08.97, their fastest time since Beijing 2008 (world record 3:08.24).
Italy finished second (3:10.11) with Australia trailing in third (3:10.22).
In Rio, Dressel was part of the winning team (3:09.92) with Michael Phelps, Ryan Heald and Nathan Adrian.
– Jeff Metcalfe
TOKYO – Having passed her first round match on Sunday, The second seed, Naomi Osaka, is back one day later And he easily took over the sponsorship of the Swiss Victoria Golubek 6-3 6-2.
Although they exchanged serve in the first seven matches of the match, Osaka finally took the lead with a 4-3 break, penalizing a series of Golubek’s first strikes in excess of 82 mph. Osaka was able to do whatever she wanted with those softballs, keeping Golubek pinned behind the baseline and fiddling with a forehand, producing winner after winner.
The Olympic tournament started off suddenly well for Osaka, who plays in her home country as the face of these games. With 1 seed Ash Party out of the action, Osaka is pretty much looking for the gold medal favorite part.
– Dan Clouds
After perfecting their first four games, the United States and Japan prepared themselves to meet in the softball gold medal match before their final match in the opening round against each other.
Saki Yamazaki scored the first round of the match for Japan in the first half of the Alli Carda Wilderness Stadium. The United States, which didn’t score much in these games, took the board in the sixth inning from RBI Valerie Arriotto. At the bottom of the seventh place, Kelsey Stewart scored a home run to the right field to set the perfect record for Team USA in the opening round and set the home team in the gold medal match.
Japan and the United States will play gold on Tuesday at 7 AM ET. The two forces last met for the softball gold medal in 2008, when Japan won 3-1.
TOKYO – In one of the most anticipated events of the Tokyo Olympics, American swimming took the lead Katie Ledecky lost to Australian rival Ariarn Titmus by .67 of a second in the women’s 400-meter freestyle.
Ledecky’s 24-year-old loss wasn’t entirely unexpected, as Titmus, 20, has been gaining it in the past few years. With five Olympic gold medals and 15 world championship titles, Ledecky remains the most crowned swimmer of all time.
Ledecky still has the 200, 800 and 1500 freestyle races left, and the women’s 4×200 American relay. She is a big favorite for winning gold in the 800 and 1500 races.
– Kristen Brennan
American women’s beach volleyball doubles Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponsell defeated Latvia in their first match of the group stage 2-1 on Monday.
The match between the two countries ended in a dramatic fashion. After advancing back and forth trading in the third set, Claes and Sponsel went on to round 6-0 to beat Latvia 15-11. Claes made a few key points to help secure a US victory
“It was exciting, and a little nerve-wracking, getting into the first set,” Sponcel said. “But I think it was back and forth. We have similar playing styles. They were beating us in defense and I really think it got into that third set. I think we did a good job just holding on to one point at a time, being really present and going down some really good blocks. by Kel. He couldn’t be more proud of her.”
Claes, 25, and Sponsell, 24, made US history as the youngest beach volleyball duo to compete in the Olympics. Two other US beach volleyball teams are currently unbeaten – Alex Kleinman/April Ross and Trey Bourne/Jake Gibb both won their first matches. Phil Dalhauser and Nick Lucina lost the opening match.
Claes and Sponcel will play their next game of the pool round against Argentina at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 28.
– Olivia Reiner
Tori Hoske, the 18-year-old American record holder, finished fourth with just 0.01 of a second off the medals, in the packed final of the women’s 100m butterfly on Monday morning at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.
Canadian Margaret McNeil won the gold with a time of 55.59 seconds, followed by China’s Zhang Yufei (55.64) and Australia’s Emma McKeown (55.72).
Husky was second in the round but finished in 55.73 seconds, 0.14 seconds behind McNeill.
Hosky, who graduated last month from Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia, and heads to Stanford in the fall, is the only child of a Chinese-American immigrant mother and an American father. As a little girl, she hated swimming in cold water so much that she wore a wetsuit until she was told she couldn’t swim in it for one of her first swimming encounters.
– Kristen Brennan
TOKYO – Ten years ago, Kevin McDowell beat cancer.
On Monday at Odaiba Marine Park, he competed against 43 teammates in the triathlon and finished in sixth place (1:45:54) – Best ever result for an American man in an Olympic triathlon.
McDowell overcame a slow start to the 1500m swim to start the race, and was 47th after swimming. He made up for lost ground in the cycling part (40km), when he held onto the group and made a smooth transition to get into the final stage, the 10km run, in fourth.
By the third straight lap, the 28-year-old moved up to second – and he also showed high-quality sportsmanship, sharing a water bottle with a Belgian rival as he went ahead. He slipped to fifth on the next 2.5km lap and eventually finished sixth in the event won by Norwegian Christian Blumenfelt. Britain’s Alex Yee took silver and New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde bronze. And her American colleague Morgan Pearson ranked 42 (1:52:05).
– Chris Bombaka
The men’s singles triathlon got off to a chaotic start when half of the field got into the water before the other half could as a broadcast boat blocked their entry into Tokyo Bay (water temperature around 29°C on Monday morning).
Athletes who are already in the water for 1,500 meters thought the race of their lives was underway. They swam so hard that organizers in powerboats and kayaks could catch up and block their lanes. Upon their return to the starting pontoon, the race began unimpeded. None of the athletes were injured in the boat.
– Chris Bombaka
Blaine, MN – Patrick Reed finished Saturday’s third round of the 3M Open when he learned He will represent the United States in the men’s golf competition In the Summer Games in Tokyo after Bryson DeChambeau has tested positive for COVID-19 He was forced to withdraw.
As per COVID protocols, Reed started testing on Saturday night and needs to pass exams on Sunday and then at least 24 hours later on Monday to be able to play. Reed said he was heading home to Texas and will test there on Sunday and Monday.
If both tests come back negative, he will fly from Houston to San Francisco on Tuesday morning and then travel from the Golden City to Tokyo, arriving Wednesday afternoon. Reed, who scored 11th at the 2016 Rio Summer Games, will join Colin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and Xander Shaveli on the US team.
– Steve Demeglio, Golfweek