TOKYO (AP) — The Newest on the Tokyo Olympics, that are going down below heavy restrictions after a 12 months’s delay due to the coronavirus pandemic:
Australia’s Ariarne Titmus has defeated American Katie Ledecky within the 400-meter freestyle on the Tokyo Olympics.
Titmus received some of the anticipated races of the video games, capturing the gold medal with the second-fastest time in historical past.
Titmus, who trailed by practically a full body-length on the midway mark of the eight-lap race, turned on the velocity to the touch in 3 minutes, 56.69 seconds.
Defending Olympic champion and world-record holder Ledecky settled for the silver this time in 3:57.36 — the fourth-fastest time ever recorded.
Nobody else was even shut. The bronze went to China’s Li Bingjie in 4:01.08.
Britain’s Adam Peaty has repeated as Olympic champion within the males’s 100-meter breaststroke on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
Peaty was maybe the surest greatest on the Olympic pool, being the primary man to interrupt each 58 and 57 seconds in his signature occasion. He posted the fifth-fastest time in historical past (57.37 seconds) to blow away the sphere.
Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands claimed the silver in 58.00, whereas the bronze went to Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi in 58.33. American Michael Andrew was subsequent in 58.84 — the second straight closing by which a U.S. swimmer completed fourth and was denied a medal.
The Olympic archery schedule has been altered for Tuesday on account of anticipated excessive wind and rain from a forecasted hurricane.
The morning periods involving first- and second-round matches are formally delayed till midday native time on the Yumenoshima Park Archery Area. However the afternoon session has been postponed.
The plan is to make up the matches Wednesday and Thursday. The person finals for the women and men on the Tokyo Video games are nonetheless scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
It’s the primary time the Olympic archery scheduled has been majorly influenced by climate, in keeping with World Archery. On the 2008 Beijing Video games, there was an hour delay.
Maggie MacNeil has captured Canada’s first gold medal on the pool with a victory within the girls’s 100-meter butterfly.
The reigning world champion touched first in 55.59 seconds, edging out China’s Zhang Yufei (55.64) for the highest spot. Australia’s Emma McKeon took the bronze in 55.72, beating American teenager Torri Huske by one-hundredth of a second.
Huske went out quick, as is her type, and seemed to be near the entrance with about 10 meters to go. However she light on her closing strokes and simply missed a spot on the rostrum.
The U.S. staff was denied a medal for the primary time within the swimming competitors.
Defending champion and world-record holder Sarah Sjöström of Sweden was seventh.
NBC says an estimated 17 million folks in the USA watched the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics, down 36% from the kickoff to the Rio de Janeiro Video games 5 years in the past.
Nielsen says the 17 million contains individuals who watched the ceremony stay on NBC or on-line when it aired Friday morning and people who noticed an edited model on NBC in prime time that evening.
NBC was unable to interrupt down how many individuals watched stay and what number of noticed the prime-time model. The 26.7 million who noticed the Rio opening ceremony included each tv and on-line viewership.
9 years in the past, when the Summer time Olympics had been held in London, the opening ceremony drew a record-setting U.S. viewers of 40.7 million folks.
It’s troublesome to inform how a lot the sluggish begin to the Tokyo Video games displays decreased curiosity within the Olympics, which had been delayed a 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or profound modifications in how People watch tv. With the explosion of streaming in its place, scores for stay tv have dropped sharply over the previous 5 years.
Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt has received the boys’s triathlon in a time of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 4 seconds, 11 seconds forward of Britain’s Alex Yee.
New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde was third.
Blummenfelt is the primary Norwegian to medal in triathlon, which mixes swimming, biking and operating. He completed thirteenth within the Rio Video games in 2016.
Blummenfelt was in fifth after the 1,500-meter swim and 40-kilometer biking legs of the race earlier than surging to the win within the closing stage.
Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee, who received silver in Rio and bronze in London in 2012, completed sixth.
Defending champion Fiji has opened the boys’s Olympic rugby sevens competitors with a 24-19 comeback win over Japan.
The extremely favored Fijians scored within the opening 30 seconds of the event, with Jiuta Wainiqolo posting the primary factors after Japan failed to regulate the ball from the kickoff.
The Fijians went near doubling the lead however Wainiqolo’s tried one-handed pickup off the bottom resulted in Japan captain Chihito Matsui operating three-quarters of the sphere to equalize for the hosts.
The Fijians regained the lead however, after the half-time siren sounded, Japan’s Fiji-born Lote Tuqiri crossed to provide the hosts a stunning 14-12 lead on the break.
Japan, a shock semifinalist when rugby sevens made its Olympic debut in 2016, prolonged the margin to seven factors early within the second half earlier than Fiji responded with two tries and had one disallowed after the full-time siren to clinch the win.