TOKYO (Reuters) -Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare's Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Saturday morning after she was provisionally suspended following a positive test for human growth hormone, the Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement. The 32-year-old, who has also won world championship medals in the 200m and the long jump and is competing in her fourth Olympics, had comfortably won her 100m heat in Tokyo on Friday with a time of 11.05 seconds, qualifying for Saturday's semi-final.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Alex Yee delivered a superb final leg as Britain won the inaugural triathlon mixed relay gold medal on Saturday, their four-person team completing a wonderful week for the country, after also collecting two silvers in the individual events. The United States took silver as their two men finally bagged their first male golds in the sport, with three-times world champions France taking bronze. It was an emotional triumph for Jonny Brownlee, who won individual bronze and silver in 2012 and 2016 and finally bagged a gold to enable him to share family bragging rights with double individual champion and big brother Alistair.
The quartet of Jess Learmonth, Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee held off the United States and France.
In the first ever Olympic mixed relay, the Great Britain team debuted to perfection, winning gold. A team of Jessica Learmouth, Jonny Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee stormed to victory with a performance of real accomplishment. It was a victory that was a particular reward for Brownlee: finally, in his third Olympics, he had a gold medal in his hands that hadn’t been won by his brother, Alistair. It was a quite brilliant effort by the four Britons, each of them delivering the very pe