Norway’s Carsten Warholm took gold in the 400 meter hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics and shattered a world record. Benjamin USA was second, followed by Alyson Dos Santos from Brazil.
German athlete Malaika Mihambo won a gold medal in the long jump at Olympic Games. In her last jump she jumped 7 meters, while the American Brittney Reese got silver and Nigeria’s Ese Brume took bronze.
The German cycling team won yet another gold medal. In the final race of the team pursuit, they broke their own world record on top of leaving behind just bronze runner-ups Britain.
Hungarian kayaker Balint Kopas won the men’s single sculls repechage, narrowly edging out Adam Varga of Hungary and Fernando Pimenta of Portugal.
Medals were awarded in sailing. British sailors Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell won their second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with 49th FX class, Brazil’s Martina Grael and Kaena Kunz took a gold medal in Women’s Sailing for their first Olympic medals ever. China continues to lead the medal standings with North Korea trailing behind. The US is close behind followed by Japan. Russia falls to fifth place with 50+ medals while still maintaining third place total worldwide (with just as many as China, Japan, USA).
The best result in men’s triple jump qualification was shown by two-time World Championships medallist Pedro Pichardo (17.71 m). 2008 Olympic champion and his compatriot, Nelson Evora were not able to overcome the qualifying. The last, twelfth finalist was the world champion of 2018 Fabrice Zango from Burkina Faso who jumped 16.83 meters and disappointed many fans.
All the major favorites vying for a 1500m Olympic Gold medal were firmly positioned in the semi-finals of their event following two more heats, with Kenyan world champion Timothy Cheruiyot, USA Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz and European record holder Jakob Ingebrigtsen from Norway all advanced. However Sufian El Bakkali failed to finish after appearing to injury himself while running and two-time Olympic medallist Nick Willis managed to qualify further in time despite his age.
In the javelin throw, two-time Olympic Champion Barbora Špotáková of Czech Republic failed to qualify for the next round. The best result was posted by Polish junior European champion Maria Andreiczyk with a distance of 65.24m. None of the male sprinters beat 20 seconds in qualifying rounds for 200 m sprinting race; Kenneth Bednarek from USA had the best time at 20:01 (s). Dominican Republic’s Mariledy Paulino clinched twice as many places as women’s 50.06 and six-time Olympic champion Allison Felix qualified via fourth place.