Here is what is happening today in Tokyo. Swimming, 200 breaststroke women: South African Tatjana Schoenmaker won the gold of the 200 breaststroke setting the new world record, swam in 2'18''95. Silver to the American Lilly King (2'19''92) and bronze to the other American Annie Lazor (2'20''84).
Women's Judo: At the end of the +78 kg women's round of 32 challenge, Saudi Arabia's Tahani Alqahtani and Israeli Raz Hershko embraced. Hershko had won for ippon, she raised her opponent's right arm in the gesture she uses to pay homage to the rival's valor.
Men's BX cycling: American Connor Fields, favorite for gold in the BMX cycling event, during the Olympics semifinal, fell, being the victim of a bad accident. Transported to the hospital he suffered a broken collarbone.
Archery, women: South Korean San An wins the gold medal in the women's final, beating the Russian Elena Osipova. Third place for the Italian Lucilla Boari. Badminton, mixed doubles: Wang and Dong Ping Huang beat Zheng and Ya Qiong Huang in the final, then double Chinese medal.
Bronze to the Japanese couple Watanabe-Higashino. Canoe, K1 slalom men: Czech Jiri Prskavec won the gold medal in the K1 slalom canoe race. Second place and silver medal for the Slovak Grigar, bronze for the German Aigner. Women's trampoline: The Chinese Zhu won the trampoline competition.
Silver for the other Chinese gymnast Liu, bronze for the British Page.
Tokyo 2021 LIVE: The medal table updated on 29/7/2021
The Tokyo 2021 Olympics continue to amaze. Below you can read the top-10 of the Olympic medal table updated to 29/7/2021, while at the following link you can consult the complete medal table.
Top-10 medal table updated at the 29/7/2021: 1 China: 15 gold, 7 silver, 9 bronze (31 total)
2 Japan: 15 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze (25 total)
3 Use: 14 gold, 14 silver, 10 bronze (38 total)
4 COR (Russian Olympic Committee): 8 gold, 11 silver, 9 bronze (28 total)
5 Australia: 8 gold, 2 silver, 10 bronze (20 total)
6 Great Britain: 5 gold, 7 silver, 6 bronze (18 total)
7 South Korea: 4 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze (12 total)
8 France: 3 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze (11 total)
9 Germany: 3 gold, 3 silver, 7 bronze (13 total)
10 Italy: 2 gold, 7 silver, 10 bronze (19 total) We recall that the American pole vault world champion, Sam Kendricks, positive for Covid-19, is excluded from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Official sources of the organization announced this. The announcement of the exclusion of Kendricks, two-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist in Rio 2016 and one of the pole vault favorites, was given by the American Olympic committee: "In line with Japanese protocols, Kendricks and He was transferred to a hotel to be placed in solitary confinement and is supported by the staff of the Olympic Committee and the Athletics Federation.
Sam is one of the strongest members of our team and we will miss his presence. Out of respect for his privacy, at the we cannot provide further information at this time. "