1 min agoShaunae Miller-Uibo retains gold in women’s 400m as Allyson Felix gets 10th Olympic medalBy CNN’s Ben Morse in London
Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Team Bahamas reacts after winning the gold medal in the women’s 400 meter final on August 6. Matthias Hangst/Getty ImagesShaunae Miller-Uibo of Bermuda retained the women’s 400 meter title in impressive fashion, as Team USA’s Allyson Felix won bronze — the 10th Olympic medal of her career.
With those ten medals, Felix passes Jamaican Merlene Ottey-Page for the most career Olympic medals by a female track athlete.
Silver went to Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic.
Coming into the final, the starting eight were as impressive as we’ve seen, with Felix — an Olympic legend — and reigning champion Miller-Uibo headlining the group.
After an even first 200 meters, Miller-Uibo turned on the style.
An extremely strong back half of the race propelled her far in front of Paulino in second, allowing her to cruise over the line with a time of 48.36.
Paulino set a national record of 49.20, while Felix finished with a time of 49.46.
10 min agoGreece pulls off major upset over Hungary to make first-ever water polo finalBy CNN’s Homero De la Fuente in Atlanta
An overview shows Hungary’s Viktor Nagy conceding a goal to Greece during the men’s water polo semi-final match on August 6. Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty ImagesIt was a battle of David vs. Goliath as underdog Greece did the unlikely and beat nine-time gold-medal winner Hungary in the semifinal match of the men’s water polo.
The Greeks, who are ranked second in the world, came into the match with four wins and one draw so far at the Olympics, with one of those coming against Hungary in the Group A preliminary matches.
Hungary, who won three-straight medals between 2000 and 2008, had a chance for revenge but never led in the semifinal, eventually losing 6-9.
Greece are now guaranteed their first-ever medal in water polo. It faces Serbia in the gold medal match on Sunday.
“History has been written,” said Greece’s Konstantinos Genidounias. “The only thing that remains to be seen is if it’s going to be in gold letters or silver letters.”
22 min agoJapan’s Ryo Kiyuna becomes first gold medalist in the men’s kata eventFrom CNN’s Ben Morse in London
Ryo Kiyuna of Japan competes during his men’s kata gold medal bout for karate at the 2020 Summer Olympics on August 6, 2021. Vincent Thian/APJapan’s Ryo Kiyuna etched his name into Olympic history on Friday, becoming the first gold medalist in the men’s kata event.
Three-time world champion Kiyuna beat Spaniard Damian Quintero in the final, finishing first with a score of 28.72 to Quintero’s 27.66 at the Nippon Budokan.
It was a rematch of the men’s gold medal kata event at the 2018 world championships in Madrid — which the Japanese also won.
Karate is making its debut at the Summer Games in Tokyo this year.
Kiyuna is the only karateka to have won a men’s kata medal in each of the past four world championships.
He was in an appreciative mood after becoming the sport’s first Olympic gold medalist.
“I appreciate standing on this stage at the Olympics,” he told reporters after.
“There are so many people who have been working so hard with Covid-19, and I appreciate that I can stand here even in this situation.”
Turkey’s Ali Sofuoglu and Team USA’s Ariel Torres won bronze medals.
38 min agoThe Netherlands powers to fourth Olympic women’s hockey gold with victory over ArgentinaFrom CNN’s Aleks Klosok in London
Caia Jacqueline Van Maasakker of the Netherlands, third from right, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Argentina during the women’s gold medal field hockey match on August 6. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Netherlands became the first country to win four Olympic titles in the women’s hockey event after a dominant 3-1 victory over Argentina in Friday’s final.
The world No.1 team, who were denied a third successive gold medal by Great Britain at Rio 2016, scored three goals in the space of six minutes in the second quarter before Argentina pulled a goal back.
The score remained at 3-1 in the third and fourth quarters before the Dutch players burst into celebration at the final whistle.
Friday’s gold medal for the Netherlands extends a remarkable streak with the team now finishing on the podium at each of its past 25 major tournaments — Olympic Games, World Cups and European championships.
The last time they failed to do so was a sixth-place finish at the 1994 World Cup.
Argentina claimed silver — their fifth Olympic medal in women’s hockey — adding to its silvers won at Sydney 2000 and London 2012, and bronze medals won at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
Earlier on Friday, Great Britain defeated India 4-3 to win the bronze medal.
1 hr 28 min agoWomen’s marathon to start one hour earlier than planned due to high temperaturesFrom CNN’s Aleks Klosok in London
Sapporo Odori Park, the venue for the Olympic marathon and race walking events, is pictured in Sapporo, Japan, on July 12. The Yomiuri Shimbun/AP ImagesThe women’s Olympic marathon race will start one hour earlier than initially planned due to “expected high temperatures,” Tokyo 2020 organizers announced on Friday.
The event in Sapporo will now begin at 6 a.m. (local time) on Saturday.
“Athletes’ health and well-being are the organizers’ top priorities. Having taken advice from World Athletics’ medical team and reviewe
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