See The Best Photos From Tokyo 2020

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Brazilian defender Dani Alves, left, and Spanish midfielder Carlos Soler react after Brazil defeated Spain 2-1 in the gold-medal football match on August 7. Brazil is the fifth men’s team in history to win back-to-back titles at the Olympics.

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A Russian artistic swimmer competes in the team event on August 7. Russian swimmers won gold in both the team and duet events in Tokyo.

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Japan’s baseball team celebrates with manager Atsunori Inaba after winning the gold-medal game against the United States on August 7.

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The United States’ Nelly Korda, right, is congratulated by her sister, Jessica, after winning the gold medal by one stroke on August 7. Nelly Korda, the world’s top-ranked female golfer, took the tournament lead after a second-round 62. Jessica Korda finished tied for 15th.

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Brazil’s Hebert Sousa, center, celebrates after he knocked out Ukraine’s Oleksandr Khyzhniak to win the middleweight final on August 7. Khyzhniak was leading the first two rounds when Sousa caught him in the chin with a left hook.

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The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan places a bag of ice on her face after winning gold in the 10,000 meters on August 7. Hassan also won the 5,000 meters in Tokyo and finished third in the 1,500. She’s the first person in Olympic history to complete a medley of medals across both the middle- and long-distance events in a single Games.

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Kazakhstan’s Sergey Ponomaryov, left, crashes with Malaysia’s Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom during a keirin race on August 7.

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Jessica Springsteen, the daughter of rock star Bruce Springsteen, was part of the US equestrian team that won silver in jumping on August 7.

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Ashleigh Johnson celebrates after the United States defeated Spain in the water polo final on August 7. It’s the third straight gold for the Americans, who won 14-5. That’s the largest margin of victory in the history of water polo’s gold-medal matches.

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Chinese diver Cao Yuan competes in the 10-meter platform event on August 7. He won the gold and became the first athlete to win Olympic gold medals in three different diving events. He won gold in the 3-meter springboard in 2016, and he won gold in the 10-meter synchronized event in 2012.

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Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir crosses the finish line to win the marathon on August 7. Her countrywoman Brigid Kosgei earned the silver medal.

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Italy’s Filippo Tortu, bottom, finishes ahead of Great Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake by just .01 seconds to win gold in the 4×100-meter relay on Friday, August 6.

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Germany’s Annika Schleu was leading the modern pentathlon after two events. But in the show jumping event on August 6, her horse, Saint Boy, refused to cooperate with her wishes. The horse just wouldn’t jump, and Schleu broke into tears as her medal hopes faded away. In the modern pentathlon, horses are assigned to athletes via a draw.

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Teammates mob Canada’s Julia Grosso after she scored the winning penalty in the shootout against Sweden on August 6. The gold-medal match was tied 1-1 after extra time, so a shootout had to decide the winner. It is Canada’s first gold medal in women’s football.

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Cuban boxer Julio César La Cruz poses with his gold medal after winning the heavyweight final on August 6.

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China’s Liu Shiying competes in the javelin final on August 6. Her first throw of 66.34 meters was enough to secure the gold medal.

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American wrestler Gable Steveson celebrates after a dramatic last-second comeback earned him a gold medal on August 6. Steveson was named after legendary wrestler Dan Gable, who won gold at the Olympics in 1972.

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Alina Harnasko, a rhythmic gymnast from Belarus, competes in the individual all-around on August 6.

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The United States’ Paul Chelimo dives over the finish line to win a bronze medal in the 5,000 meters on August 6. He finished just ahead of Kenya’s Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli.

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The Netherlands’ field hockey team celebrates their 3-1 win over Argentina in the gold-medal match on August 6. The Netherlands became the first country to win four Olympic titles in women’s field hockey.

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The United States’ Allyson Felix celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the 400 meters on August 6. She passed Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey to become the most decorated woman in Olympic track-and-field history.

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Team Italy competes in artistic swimming on August 6.

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Japan’s Ryo Kiyuna holds a photo of his late mother after winning gold in karate’s kata event on August 6. Kiyuna is from the island of Okinawa, which is considered the birthplace of karate.

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The United States’ Breanna Stewart plays against Serbia in a basketball semifinal on August 6. The Americans won 79-59.

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From left, American beach volleyball players April Ross and Alix Klineman celebrate after they won their gold-medal match on August 6.

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Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto, left, celebrates after defeating South Korea’s Jang Woo-jin to win a bronze medal in table tennis on August 6.

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Chinese diver Quan Hongchan competes in the 10-meter platform final on Thursday, August 5. The 14-year-old is the second-youngest female ever to win gold in the event. Two of her dives were perfect 10s.

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The United States’ Megan Rapinoe celebrates with her teammates after scoring the opening goal of the bronze-medal match against Australia on August 5. It was an Olimpico goal, which is a goal straight from a corner kick, and she later added another score as the United States won 4-3.

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Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam throws a javelin on her way to winning gold in the heptathlon on August 5. She’s just the second woman ever to win back-to-back heptathlon titles.

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The Czech Republic’s Adam Ondra, left, celebrates after he defeated France’s Mickael Mawem in the sport climbing speed finals on August 5.

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Belgium’s field hockey team celebrates after winning a dramatic penalty shootout in the gold-medal match against Australia on August 5.

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The United States’ Joe Ryan pitches to South Korea’s Park Hae-min during a semifinal baseball game on August 5. The Americans won 7-2 to clinch a spot in the final against Japan.

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The United States’ Zach LaVine scores against Australia during a basketball semifinal on August 5. The Americans won 97-78 and will play France in the gold-medal game.

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The United States’ Ryan Crouser shows a message for his grandfather after winning gold in the shot put on August 5. Crouser, who also won gold at the 2016 Games, set a new Olympic record with a throw of 23.30 meters. It’s the second-longest throw in history.

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Decathletes rest on the track following the 1,500 meters on August 5.

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Great Britain’s Lois Toulson dives off the 10-meter platform on August 5.

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Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment, third from left, wins the 110-meter hurdles on August 5. He finished with a time of 13.04 seconds, just beating out the United States’ Grant Holloway, who ran a 13.09.

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Cuba’s Cristian Nápoles competes in the triple jump final on August 5.

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Turkey’s Eray Samdan, left, takes on Azerbaijan’s Firdovsi Farzaliyev as karate made its Olympic debut on August 5. Samdan won 7-1 and went on to earn a silver medal.

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The United States’ Katie Nageotte celebrates after clearing the bar in the pole vault final on August 5. Nageotte cleared a height of 4.90 meters to win the gold.

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Great Britain’s Jason Kenny competes in track cycling on Wednesday, August 4.

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Ukraine’s Marta Fiedina competes in artistic swimming’s duet final on August 4. She and Anastasiya Savchuk won the bronze. The gold was won by Russians Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina.

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A statue of a sumo wrestler is seen near an obstacle as Japan’s Koki Saito, aboard Chilensky, competes in jumping qualifiers on August 4. Riders said the lifelike statue might have distracted some horses during the competition.

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Sky Brown competes in the park skateboarding final on August 4. Brown, who at 13 is Great Britain’s youngest-ever athlete to compete in the Summer Olympics, won a bronze medal. Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi won the gold, and her compatriot Kokona Hiraki won the silver. Hiraki is just 12 years old.

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Spanish decathlete Jorge Ureña competes in the high jump on August 4.

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Sydney McLaughlin finishes just ahead of fellow American Dalilah Muhammad, breaking her own world record to win the 400-meter hurdles on August 4. McLaughlin’s time was 51.46 seconds, and Muhammad’s was 51.58. Muhammad’s time is the second-fastest in history.

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From left, Italy’s Simone Consonni and Filippo Ganna celebrate after setting a new world record and winning a gold medal in the team pursuit event on August 4.

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Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse lies on the track after winning the 200-meter final on August 4. It’s the first Olympic gold for De Grasse, who won bronze in the 100 this year and was the silver medalist in the 200 five years ago.

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Emmanuel Korir, left, crosses the finish line just ahead of fellow Kenyan Ferguson Rotich to win gold in the 800 meters on August 4. Kenyan runners have won the 800 at the last four Olympics.

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Singaporean swimmer Li-Shan Chantal Liew grabs a drink while competing in the 10-kilometer open-water event on August 4.

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US gymnast Simone Biles competes in the balance beam final on Tuesday, August 3. She won the bronze in her much-anticipated return to competition.

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Sweden’s Armand “Mondo” Duplantis competes in the pole vault final on August 3. He would go on to win the gold.

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Spain’s Alberto Ginés López competes in sport climbing on August 3. He would go on to win gold.

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Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah reacts after defending her crown in the 200 meters on August 3. She also won gold in the 100 meters on Saturday. She’s the first-ever woman to win the 100 and 200 double at consecutive Olympic Games.

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US gymnast Simone Biles is congratulated by coach Cecile Canqueteau-Landi as it became evident that Biles would earn a medal on August 3. Biles now has seven Olympic medals, tying her with Shannon Miller for the most by an American gymnast.

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German sailors Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel jump into the water as they celebrate winning bronze in the 49er category on August 3.

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Athletes compete in a 400-meter heat on August 3.

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Norway’s Karsten Warholm celebrates after winning gold in the 400-meter hurdles on August 3. Warholm finished the race in 45.94 seconds, breaking his own world record.

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Japan’s Sena Irie, right, celebrates after defeating the Philippines’s Nesthy Petecio to win the women’s featherweight final on August 3.

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Germany’s Malaika Mihambo won gold in the long jump on August 3. She leapt from third to the top of the leaderboard on her final attempt.

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South Africa’s Kyle Blignaut competes in the shot put on August 3.

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Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen is applauded after receiving his badminton gold medal on Monday, August 2. He is the first player from outside of Asia to win Olympic gold in men’s singles in more than 20 years.

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The United States’ Carli Lloyd leaves the field after the Americans lost to Canada in a semifinal match on August 2. The US team was trying to become the first reigning World Cup champion to win Olympic gold.

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This photo, taken underwater, shows Greece’s Evangelia Papazoglou and Evangelia Platanioti competing in artistic swimming on August 2. Artistic swimming used to be called synchronized swimming at the Olympics.

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Runners compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on August 2.

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Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim, left, and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi share the podium during a medal ceremony on August 2. They agreed to share the gold medal in high jump after they both cleared 2.37 meters but failed to clear 2.39. Beside them is bronze medalist Maksim Nedasekau of Belarus. No one was given a silver medal.

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Kyrgyzstan’s Akzhol Makhmudov, top, competes against Tunisia’s Lamjed Maafi in Greco-Roman wrestling on August 2. Makhmudov went on to win a silver medal.

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Cyclists from New Zealand competes in a team pursuit heat while China’s Zhong Tianshi, left, takes a break on August 2.

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India’s Neha Goyal embraces Navneet Kaur after a 1-0 win over Australia in a field hockey quarterfinal on August 2.

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Dutch runner Sifan Hassan celebrates after winning her 1,500-meter heat on August 2. Hassan won despite falling down at the beginning of the last lap. She tripped over another runner but got up and raced past the field.

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Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn leads the field on her way to a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles on August 2. It was Puerto Rico’s second-ever gold medal and its first in track.

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Chile’s Humberto Mansilla competes in hammer throw qualifications on August 2.

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Greece’s Miltiadis Tentoglou competes in the long jump on August 2. Both he and Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria had a top jump of 8.41 meters, but Tentoglou won the gold medal because his second-best jump was longer than Echevarria’s.

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Brazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade poses with her medals on August 2. During these Games, she won gold in the vault and silver in the individual all-around.

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Polish table-tennis player Natalia Partyka, who was born without a right hand and forearm, eyes the ball during a doubles match on August 2. In the foreground is South Korea’s Choi Hyo-joo. Partyka has competed in both the Olympics and the Paralympics.

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Italian sprinter Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins the 100-meter final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday, August 1. He finished the race in 9.80 seconds, winning the first 100 final since the retirement of three-time champion Usain Bolt.

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From left, the United States’ Caeleb Dressel, Brazil’s Bruno Fratus, Great Britain’s Benjamin Proud and Italy’s Lorenzo Zazzeri swim the 50-meter freestyle final on August 1. Dressel went on to win with an Olympic record time of 21.07 seconds. He won five golds in Tokyo.

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British diver Tom Daley, who has a whole Instagram account devoted to his hobby of knitting and crochet, works on a new creation while watching the women’s 3-meter springboard final on August 1. On his Instagram Stories, he revealed he was making a “jumper,” or sweater, for a French bulldog. Daley picked up the hobby during the pandemic.

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The United States’ Isaiah Jewett, left, and Botswana’s Nijel Amos help each other to their feet after falling during an 800-meter semifinal on August 1. They embraced and went on to finish the race together.

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Field hockey players from Spain warm up before their match against Belgium on August 1.

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During the medal ceremony for the women’s shot put, the United States’ Raven Saunders lifted her arms above her head and made an X with her wrists. When the silver medalist was asked what the gesture meant, she explained that “it’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.” Saunders has been outspoken in the past about her desire to destigmatize mental health. “Shout out to all my Black people. Shout out to all my LGBTQ community. Shout out to all my people dealing with mental health,” she said. “At the end of the day, we understand it’s bigger than us and it’s bigger than the powers that be.”

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China’s Fan Yilin competes in the uneven bars final on August 1.

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Dutch sailor Kiran Badloe jumps into the water to celebrate after winning gold in the men’s RS:X category on August 1.

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Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas celebrates after setting a new world record in the triple jump on August 1. On her last jump of the night, she jumped 15.67 meters, breaking a record that had stood since 1995. It is Rojas’ first Olympic gold medal.

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French boxer Mourad Aliev refused to leave the ring after he was disqualified in his bout against Frazer Clarke on August 1. His protest lasted about an hour. He was disqualified for what the referee determined was an intentional headbutt.

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Australian swimmer Emma McKeon dives into the pool at the start of the 50-meter freestyle final on August 1. She won her third gold in Tokyo and set an Olympic record time of 23.81 seconds.

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Georgia’s Iakobi Kajaia, left, takes on Russian Sergei Semenov in a Greco-Roman wrestling quarterfinal on August 1. Kajaia went on to win a silver medal.

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Divers warm up ahead of the women’s 3-meter springboard finals on August 1.

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From left, Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri, the United States’ Bobby Finke, Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk, Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Great Britain’s Daniel Jervis race the 1,500-meter freestyle on August 1. Finke won the gold after racing down Romanchuk and Wellbrock in the final 50 meters. Finke also won gold in the 800-meter freestyle earlier in these Olympics.

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US golfer Xander Schauffele hits a tee shot during the third round on Saturday, July 31. He went on to win gold, holding off Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini by one stroke.

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Members of the Dominican Republic’s volleyball team line up before a match against Kenya on July 31.

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Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrates after winning gold in the 100-meter dash on July 31. She set an Olympic record time of 10.61 seconds as she defended her title from 2016.

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Jamaica dominated the 100 meters, winning all three medals. Behind Thompson-Herah were Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson. Fraser-Pryce won this event in 2008 and 2012.

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Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic serves to the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova during the gold-medal tennis match on July 31. Bencic won 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.

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US diver Hailey Hernandez competes in the 3-meter springboard on July 31.

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Japan’s Shoichiro Mukai, left, and Germany’s Eduard Trippel compete in team judo on July 31.

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Russian fencers celebrate after winning gold in the team sabre event on July 31.

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Sweden’s Armand “Mondo” Duplantis competes in the pole vault on July 31. He holds the world record in the event.

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Dutch field hockey players run from sprinklers after pre-match warmups on July 31.

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Kenya’s Mercy Moim spikes the ball during a volleyball match against the Dominican Republic on July 31.

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Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreño Busta celebrates after he defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to win bronze on July 31.

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Members of New Zealand’s rugby team hug after defeating France to win gold on July 31.

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The United States’ Keni Harrison races a 100-meter hurdles heat on July 31.

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Team Israel celebrates winning the bronze in the judo mixed-team event on July 31. France won the gold and Japan won the silver.

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Lydia Jacoby’s goggles fell off while the American was competing in the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay on July 31. The US team finished fifth in the event. Great Britain won the gold.

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Great Britain’s Jessica Learmonth competes in the mixed relay triathlon on July 31. Great Britain won gold in the event, which was the first of its kind in Olympics history.

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The world’s top-ranked tennis player, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, reacts during his semifinal match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev on Friday, July 30. Zverev won 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, ending Djokovic’s quest for a “Golden Slam.” Djokovic has already won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year. He was looking to add an Olympic gold and then a US Open title later in the year. The only person in history to win all five in one calendar year was Steffi Graf in 1988.

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US players celebrate after they defeated the Netherlands in a penalty shootout July 30 to advance to the semifinals in women’s football.

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Swimmers compete in the 1,500-meter freestyle on July 30.

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A robot shoots a free throw during halftime of a women’s basketball game between Belgium and Puerto Rico on July 30.

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