• Olympics-Table Tennis-Hong Kong bags first women's team bronze
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    Olympics-Table Tennis-Hong Kong bags first women's team bronze

    Hong Kong's Lee Ho Ching, Doo Hoi Kem and Minnie Soo Wai Yam secured bronze at the women's team event on Thursday after a close 3-1 win over the German team. The Hong Kong trio dashed and hugged in a circle as they earned Hong Kong's first medal in the team event. German pair Shan Xiaona and Petrissa Solja took a lead against Hong Kong's Lee and Doo in the opening doubles match, prevailing 3-1.

  • Olympics-Climbing-Japan's Nonaka regroups after bruising bouldering qualifier
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    Olympics-Climbing-Japan's Nonaka regroups after bruising bouldering qualifier

    Japanese medal contender Miho Nonaka is regrouping before the women's final after a tough bouldering round during climbing qualifiers on Wednesday in the sport's Olympic debut. Nonaka came out strong in the intial speed round, a vertical sprint up a 15 metre wall, ranking fourth with a time of 7.55 seconds. In bouldering athletes attack a series of obstacles along a low wall.

  • Olympics-IOC yet to talk to Belarus officials, China probe ongoing
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    Olympics-IOC yet to talk to Belarus officials, China probe ongoing

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has yet to talk to any Belarussian team officials involved in the case of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who took refuge in Poland https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/belarus-sprinter-tsimanouskaya-leaves-polish-embassy-tokyo-police-2021-08-03 this week after refusing to return to her homeland from Tokyo. The committee also said it was waiting for a report from the Chinese team https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/ioc-asks-chinese-team-report-cyclists-mao-zedong-badges-2021-08-03 on why two of its medallists appeared on the podium wearing badges featuring the head of the country's former leader Mao Zedong, in a potential breach of Olympic rules on the display of political paraphernalia. Belarus sprinter Tsimanouskaya caused a furore on Sunday when she said coaches had ordered her to pack and go to the airport before she had even competed.

  • Liam Heath unsure whether to push for Paris 2024 after winning bronze
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    Liam Heath unsure whether to push for Paris 2024 after winning bronze

    The 36-year-old finished third in the K1 200m in Tokyo on Thursday, his fourth Olympic medal after successes at London 2012 and Rio five years ago.