Sifan Hassan successfully negotiated the first of the three Olympic challenges she has set for herself here as she won the women's 5,000 metres gold medal.
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Juan Miguel Echevarria, seeking to emulate the Olympic long jump victory earned by Cuban compatriot Ivan Pedrosa at Sydney 2000, had gold snatched from his grasp by the last-round effort of Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece at Tokyo 2020.
Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas tonight earned the Olympic title she deserved – and the world record she desired.
The Olympic men's 100 metres title, property since 2008 of Jamaican icon Usain Bolt, has now passed, most unexpectedly, to Lamont Marcell Jacobs, who clocked a European record of 9.80sec to complete an extraordinary Italian double following his team mate Gianmarco Tamberi's sharing of the men's high jump title.
In one of the most beautiful of sporting moments, two men decided to share an Olympic title here tonight.
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister accuses Tokyo 2020 judges after Michelle-Lee Ahye misses out on 100m final
Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, has accused Tokyo 2020 officials of "steel band judging" after Michelle-Lee Ahye missed out on a place in the women’s 100 metres final at the Olympic Games here.
China’s Gong Lijiao completed her Olympic medal set in the women’s shot by winning gold here this morning with a 2021 world-leading effort and personal best of 20.58 metres.
Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic women's 100 metres title as she led home a Jamaican clean sweep in an Olympic record time of 10.61sec.
Selemon Barega of Ethiopia won the first athletics gold of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the men's 10,000 metres, here tonight after outsmarting the two fancied Ugandan runners, world champion and world record holder Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo.
Britain failed to win an Olympic rowing gold for the first Games since 1980 as competition ended here today with the men’s eight taking bronze behind winners New Zealand and Germany.
US swimming Olympic silver medallist Murphy questions whether men’s 200m backstroke final was "clean"
Ryan Murphy of the United States, who won swimming silver in today’s men’s 200 metres backstroke final behind Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), told a media conference that he could not be sure the race was clean.
Tatjana Schoenmaker won the women’s 200 metres breaststroke title in a world record to secure the first swimming gold medal at these Games for South Africa on a day when Emma McKeown added Australia’s sixth gold with an Olympic record in the women’s 100m freestyle.
Jamaica Olympic Association on brink of NOC agreements in Tokyo as it seeks to develop emerging sports
Christopher Samuda, newly re-elected President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), says one of his main objectives during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is to strengthen agreements with other organisations and establish new ones, with a particular focus on developing local minor sports.
Achieving a world record at the Olympic Games is the ultimate track and field achievement, but as the athletics programme gets underway tomorrow morning at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, a little short of five years since the last one in Rio de Janeiro, it is prospective personal rivalries that command attention.
The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) defeated France 45-34 here tonight to claim the women's foil team gold.