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Milestone medals in pool, 100-meter sprint on faucet at Tokyo Olympics


TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Emma McKeon earned milestone medals on the Olympic pool earlier than the race to find out the quickest man on this planet took middle stage.

Dressel received two extra gold medals on Sunday to present him 5 within the Tokyo Olympics, successful the 50-meter freestyle and placing the People forward to remain within the 4×100 medley relay on their solution to a world report.

“I’m pleased with myself. I really feel like I reached what my potential was right here at these Video games,” Dressel stated. “It was simply actually enjoyable racing.”

Dressel be a part of People Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi, in addition to East Germany’s Kristin Otto, as the one swimmers to win as many as 5 golds at a single Olympics. Phelps did it thrice.

McKeon turned the primary feminine swimmer and second lady in any sport to say seven medals at one Olympics. 4 of them had been gold, the opposite three bronze.

McKeon received the 50 free and took the butterfly leg on Australia’s successful effort within the ladies’s 4×100 medley relay.

The one different lady to win seven — in any sport — was Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya, who claimed two golds and 5 silvers on the 1952 Helsinki Video games.

“It nonetheless feels very surreal,” stated McKeon, a 27-year-old from Brisbane. “It’s going to take just a little bit to sink in. I’m very pleased with myself.”

One of many marquee occasions of the Video games was held later Sunday within the first Olympics with out Usain Bolt within the finals of the 100-meter sprint since 2004. Bolt received the 100 on the previous three Olympics.

American sprinter Trayvon Bromell got here into the Video games as the favourite however practically didn’t make the semifinals. He’ll be challenged by teammate Ronnie Baker, Andre De Grasse of Canada and Akani Simbine of South Africa.


Two American groups are out on the Olympic seashore volleyball venue.

A Qatari pair that’s ranked No. 1 on this planet beat Nick Lucena and 2008 gold medalist Phil Dalhausser 14-21, 21-19, 15-11 within the first spherical of knockout play.

The U.S. ladies’s workforce of Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes additionally misplaced in three units to Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson of Canada after successful the primary set.

Claes and Sponcil entered the Video games as the most popular workforce on this planet, successful the final two occasions of the pandemic-extended qualifying interval to seize the second U.S. spot in Tokyo. Within the course of, they knocked out five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings.

“Large studying second for us,” Claes stated. “It sucks proper now. It’s in all probability going to suck for a number of weeks. However in all probability wanting again I’ll for certain take a look at that and take that into consideration. However proper now, like, it stinks.”


The highest-seeded Czech workforce of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova received gold in ladies’s doubles. The Czechs beat the Swiss workforce of Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic 7-5, 6-1.

Bencic received gold in singles a day earlier by beating Czech participant Marketa Vondrouova.

Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani of Brazil took the bronze.


Charlotte Worthington of Britain placed on a present in BMX freestyle’s Olympic debut, touchdown the primary 360 backflip in ladies’s competitors to knock off American rival Hannah Roberts.

Roberts, a three-time world champion at 19, set the bar in her opening run, touchdown a backflip with a tailspin for a 96.1.

Worthington crashed on her first run, however pulled out all of the stops in her second. The 25-year-old added a entrance flip to her 360 backflip and closed with one other backflip for a 97.5.

Logan Martin of Australia received gold within the males’s occasion.


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