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Biles wins bronze, Warholm smashes document


Simone Biles took bronze, while Guan Chenchen celebrated the gold
Simone Biles took bronze, whereas Guan Chenchen celebrated the gold
Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Simone Biles gained bronze on an emotional return to Olympic competitors on the day canoeist Lisa Carrington earned double gold and hurdler Karsten Warholm smashed a world document.

American gymnast Biles, a four-time Olympic champion, had pulled out of 4 occasions at Tokyo 2020 to prioritise her psychological well being.

She was third within the ladies’s beam last as China’s Guan Chenchen, 16, gained gold.

Norway’s Warholm gained males’s 400m hurdles gold in an extraordinary 45.94 seconds.

His efficiency gained a last described as “really unbelievable” by British former hurdler Colin Jackson.

New Zealand’s Carrington confirmed her class with two fast golds within the canoe dash.

The 32-year-old from Auckland claimed her third consecutive K1 200m dash Olympic title, then teamed up with Caitlin Regal to win the K2 500m occasion.

Germany’s world champion Malaika Mihambo produced an enormous last soar of seven.00m to take ladies’s lengthy soar gold.

Biles is again

When Biles introduced final Tuesday that she was taking day trip of competitors, it was unclear whether or not she could be seen in motion once more at Tokyo 2020.

She made her resolution in the course of the ladies’s crew last, leaving the sector – after which returning to help her team-mates – after struggling in the course of the vault.

After struggling with the ‘twisties’, which gymnasts describe as a sort of psychological block, Biles pulled out of the all-around, vault, flooring and uneven bars.

However the 24-year-old felt capable of return for her last occasion, leaping up and down and hugging her rivals after scoring 14.000 with a strong routine that ended with a double backward somersault and double pike on to the mat.

China took the gold and silver, with teenager Guan, the nationwide champion, scoring 14.633 to beat compatriot Tang Xijing, who scored 14.233.

‘Warholm is Superman’

Karsten Warholm
Karsten Warholm beat his personal world document – having set a prevous greatest time of 46.70 seconds in Oslo in July

Norway’s Warholm ran a shocking males’s 400m hurdles race to slash greater than 0.7 seconds off his previous world document – then celebrated by tearing open his shirt.

Former 1500m Olympic silver medallist Steve Cram, watching Warholm’s celebration, mentioned: “No surprise he rips his shirt aside – he’s Superman on this occasion!”

Warholm, who now holds the European, world and Olympic titles, instructed BBC Sport: “You understand the cliche that it hasn’t sunk in but? I do not assume it has however I really feel ecstatic.”

Within the ladies’s lengthy soar, Germany’s Mihambo trailed to American Brittney Reese for a lot of the occasion.

However together with her last soar, the reigning world champion hit the 7.00m mark to depart Reese, the 2012 Olympic champion, with a silver – the identical medal she gained at Rio 2016. Nigeria’s Ese Brume was third.

Carrington dominates on water

New Zealand dash canoeist Carrington maintained her effective Olympic document by claiming two golds on Tuesday.

She continued her dominance of the K1 200m dash, setting a brand new Olympic greatest to beat Spain’s Teresa Portela by 0.763 seconds, earlier than becoming a member of up with Regal to take K2 500m gold.

Carrington begins her bid for an additional gold on Wednesday within the K1 500m.

Whereas Carrington is a well-recognized face on the Olympic podium, Daiki Hashimoto is rising as a brand new star.

Hashimoto has cemented his standing as the brand new king of Japanese gymnastics along with his second Olympic title at Tokyo 2020 – including horizontal bar gold to his all-around title and crew silver.

The 19-year-old has taken the mantle from Japan nice Kohei Uchimura, Olympic all-around champion in 2012 and 2016, who selected to not defend his titles in Tokyo.

Hashimoto completed the horizontal bar last with a rating of 15.066 to beat Croat Tin Srbic (14.900), with Russian crew gold medallist Nikita Nagornyy in bronze with 14.533.

China’s Xie Siyi gained his second diving gold of Tokyo 2020 by taking the 3m springboard title – seven years after being instructed by a physician he would by no means dive once more due to a damaged ankle.

World champion Xie, 25, took gold with a last rating of 558.75, ending forward of compatriot Wang Zongyuan, with whom he gained the 3m synchro gold final Wednesday.

Elsewhere, boxer Sena Irie created historical past by turning into the primary Japanese girl to win Olympic boxing gold, beating Nesthy Petecio, the 2019 world champion, of the Philippines.

The USA stay on the right track for fulfillment within the males’s basketball, though they needed to come from 11 factors right down to beat Spain 95-81 of their quarter-final.

However India’s hopes of reaching a primary hockey last since 1980 have been ended as their males have been overwhelmed 5-2 by Belgium of their semi-final. Belgium will face Australia, who beat Germany 3-1.

What else is arising on day 11?

  • Athletics: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah bids to retain her ladies’s 200m title within the face of intense competitors from defending 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo, two-time 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and US sprinter Gabby Thomas – the quickest girl over 200m this 12 months (13:50 BST).
  • Athletics: British trio Keely Hodgkinson, Jemma Reekie and Alex Bell can be on the beginning line collectively within the ladies’s 800m last (13:25 BST).
  • Athletics: Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk seeks to turn into Olympic champion within the ladies’s hammer for the third time (12:35 BST).
  • Soccer: It is males’s semi-final time – with hosts Japan taking up a robust Spain facet (12:00 BST).

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