Look here for the full schedule in Tokyo.
Click here to see the full medal count.
De Grasse wins Olympic gold in the 200 meters
3:12 p.m. André De Grasse won the 200 meters at the Olympics. The Canadian athlete set a new Canadian record of 19.62 seconds in the final, beating Kenneth Bednarek and reigning world champion Noah Lyles, both of the United States. Bednarek took silver with 19.68 and Lyles bronze with 19.74
De Grasse accelerated in the last 100 meters and passed Bednarek, who had come out of the turn quicker. It is De Grasse’s first gold medal at the Olympics. At the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games, the Canadian won silver in the 200 meters and bronze in the 100 meters. De Grasse also won bronze in the 100 meters at the Tokyo Games last Sunday.
Italian chasers with the world record for Olympic gold
11:27 am: Italy won gold in the team pursuit on the Izu cycle path. In the final, the Italians beat Denmark with a world record: 3.42.032. It was just a little faster than in the first lap when Simone Consonni, Filippo Ganna, Francesco Lamon and Jonathan Milan already reached 3.42.307.
The Danes also stayed below that old record time, but their 3.42.198 was only good for the money. Denmark arrived at the Games as the world record holder with 3,447,672, driven a year and a half ago during the World Cup in Berlin.
Bronze went to the Australians, who saw the New Zealanders knocked out by a fall.
Injury also keeps Samuel out of the 4×100 series relay
11:19 am: Athlete Jamile Samuel will not make the Olympic Games debut in the 4×100-meter series. Last week, the 29-year-old Amsterdam sprinter had already decided to cancel the 100 and 200 meters due to a hamstring injury.
It is not yet clear whether Samuel will be able to start in the eventual relay final. She is generally a regular runner in the Dutch relay quartet. There are still 5 Dutch athletes available for the 4×100 meters: Dafne Schippers, Marije van Hunenstijn, Nadine Visser, Naomi Sedney and Leonie van Vliet.
“I’m going to shout my team to the finish line and I hope I can run the final,” Samuel wrote on Instagram.
Samuel (29) is present at the Olympic Games for the third time. In London 2012, she finished sixth with the 4×100-meter relay team. At Rio 2016, she did not go further than the first round of the 200 meters and was also eliminated in the first round with the relay team.
The Amsterdam girl is “only” 29 years old, but has been at the top of athletics for a long time. She has also participated in five world championships and four European outdoor championships. Highlights were individual bronze in the 200 meters at the 2018 European Championships. She also won European gold and silver in the 4×100 meter relay. In March, she surprised with bronze in the 60 meters at the European Indoor Championships.
Lobke Berkhout and Afrodite Zegers finish tenth
9:50 am: Sailors Lobke Berkhout and Afrodite Zegers finished tenth at the Olympic Games. They finished ninth in the final medal race of the 470 class and lost another place in the standings.
Britons Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre sailed Enoshima Bay to win a gold medal. Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Jolanta Ogar from Poland had to settle for a silver medal. Camille Lecointre and Aloïse Retornaz return to France with a bronze medal.
“We came in as medal contenders and we weren’t successful,” Zegers realizes. “I fell into my own trap. I am a fighter. But it has to be different and it only comes when I take a step back and focus not on the end result but on the process. I struggled especially with the fact that the weather was bad. “
“I continued with Anneloes van Veen immediately after a fourth place at the Rio Games,” Zegers continues. “But the cooperation was very messy and we stopped a year and a half before the Tokyo Games. Then I continued with Lobke as a crew. Then Covid on it. What a journey. I’m done now. “
“Looking back, I’m very grateful to Lobke for wanting to get on the boat with me,” says Zegers. “We won a silver medal with a gold hint at the World Cup and a bronze medal in Europe. We have always competed in the top five and now we find ourselves in the top ten at the Games. So I am proud. But it will take some time to sort this out.
“But there is a fire still burning within me,” Zegers said. “When I was 12, I dreamed of an Olympic medal. I want it so badly. It is also my weakness. But I enjoyed the trip with Lobke. I need to relax, not always to think and therefore now to take my distance. It remains an unfinished business, but this journey ends here and now. “
Basketball player Pau and swimmer Pellegrini on the IOC Athletes Committee
8:24 am: Spanish basketball player Pau Gasol (41) and Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini (32) have been appointed to the Athletes’ Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Gasol and Pellegrini have participated in the Olympics five times. Polish cyclist Maja Wloszczowska and Japanese fencer Yuki Ota also received enough votes to join the Athletes Committee. They are now part of it until the 2028 Games in Los Angeles.
Athlete representation currently consists of seventeen members, with former Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry as chair. Not a single Dutch athlete is on the committee and the Netherlands also had no one among the thirty candidates for the four places available.
Athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics were able to vote at eleven locations, including the Olympic Village. 6,825 Olympians used it. The turnout of over 60% was “one of the highest on record,” according to the IOC. The election was first held at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.
The first transgender at the Olympics ends his career
4:46 am: Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is ending her career. The 43-year-old New Zealander did this just days after her performance at the Olympics. Hubbard was the first transgender to compete in the Olympics.
Hubbard’s participation sparked much discussion. Competitors judged that she had an advantage because she was born as a boy. Hubbard was knocked out early on, however.
“Age has caught up with me. In fact, if we’re being honest, it probably passed me a while ago, “said Hubbard, who was over 20 years older than most of his rivals.
Hubbard praised the International Olympic Committee for showing “moral leadership” for its participation and hopes the discussion on transgender participation continues.
Sweden, Canada want to postpone football final
3h12: Swedish and Canadian footballers have asked the organization of the Olympic Games to move the final. Due to the expected heat in Tokyo, they prefer to play Friday’s final later in the day.
The temperature has already climbed to 40 degrees Celsius in some stadiums this week. As the final kicks off at 11am local time, both teams are worried.
“It is mainly about the health of the players, but if we have to play at 11 in the morning then we will be ready,” said Sweden manager Marika Domanski Lyfors. “However, it should be clear that we can do a lot better if we are allowed to play later. Team Canada is of the same opinion.
“Introvert. Avid gamer. Wannabe beer advocate. Subtly charming zombie junkie. Social media trailblazer. Web scholar.”