The Czech Republic embassy in Tokyo said on Monday it was in a process of "intensive communication" with Japanese authorities concerning a Belarusian athlete and was awaiting their response. The embassy made the comment in a email in response to questions from Reuters concerning sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya.
The men’s and women’s skiff finals have been moved to Tuesday due to light winds in Enoshima.
Two Korean teams faced off on Monday in a battle for the women's doubles bronze in badminton at the Tokyo Olympics, with world number five pair Kim Soyeong and Kong Heeyong prevailing over their compatriots, who are ranked a notch higher. Lee Sohee and Shin Seungchan were unable to recover from a tough first game despite doing much better in the second, and lost 21-10 21-17 to Kim and Kong. Next up is a fight for the women's doubles gold between Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu of Indonesia's and China's Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan.
The United States' Mensah-Stock took just over two minutes to overpower 2016 Olympic champion Sara Dosho of Japan in a 10-0 shutout in her first match before turning in an equally dominant performance against China's Feng Zhou in the quarter-final. Dosho was dispatched in a blur of lightning quick takedowns and ankle laces that the Japanese wrestler had no answer to, leaving her shattered. The 28-year-old Mensah-Stock then turned her attention to Feng, gaining a two-point advantage barely seconds into the match and followed that up with two double leg takedowns to lead 6-0 at the break.