A win over South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6 in a play-off saw the Australian secure her first major title.
Annemiek van Vleuten bemoaned another Olympic mishap and broke down in tears as she explained a calamitous oversight after finishing second in Sunday's women's road race when she presumed she had won. The Dutch rider, who had been a pre-race favourite and set her sights on a gold medal after a horrific fall ended her hopes in Rio de Janeiro five years ago, sprinted away in the closing stages from the chasing bunch to cross the line with a broad smile and fists pumping at the Fuji Speedway. She had been unaware of an early break by unknown Austrian Anna Kiesenhofer, who rode clear of the field to record a sensational upset and grab gold.
Great Britain qualified for the team final in sixth place.
U.S. gold medallist for women's taekwondo Anastasija Zolotic said on Sunday she hoped her historic win would give taekwondo a boost in her home country, where other combat sports have had a bigger following than the Korean martial art form. In a surprise result, the 18-year-old won the Unites States' first gold medal women since taekwondo became a full-medal Olympic sport in 2000. "Hopefully in 2024 if I make it over there and win another gold medal and just keep grinding to LA, by then taekwondo will be all over the map," she said, referring to the next Summer Games in Paris in three years and Los Angeles in 2028.