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The United States on Monday clinched a top seed in the quarter-finals of Olympic women's basketball, beating a game French team who squeaked through to the next round. Packed with WNBA talent, Team USA completed a sweep of Group B in the preliminary stage 3-0 with the 93-82 victory at the Saitama Super Arena, north of Tokyo. France, now 1-2, will still move on to the knockout stage on Wednesday based on points differences with other third-place teams.
Tyrone Mings opens up about mental health struggles at Euro 2020England and Aston Villa defender reveals he had crisis of self-confidence before opening game Tyrone Mings during a TV interview on 13 June when England faced Croatia at Wembley. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images
The absurdity of World Athletics’ testosterone regulations loomed large on Monday when three athletes who were banned from competing in the 400 metres qualified for the 200m semi-finals. While Caster Semenya watched from home, three other female athletes also deemed to have Differences of Sexual Development (DSD) were allowed to compete in Tokyo so long as they did so in certain events only. The rules state DSD women must reduce their naturally elevated testosterone levels to compete at distance
YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) -Defending champions South Korea smashed Israel's pitching on Monday, earning 18 hits in an 11-1 mercy-rule win to secure the first final-four berth of the six-team Tokyo 2020 tournament. South Korea struck first with a sacrifice fly, and added two more runs on a homer by Oh Ji-hwan, his second against Israel at the Games. Israel first baseman Danny Valencia walked with the bases loaded to make it 3-1 in the fifth inning.
Turkey's newest Olympic gold medallist Mete Gazoz has a weapon even more deadly than his archer's bow - a beaming smile. Gazoz's gold was a Turkish first in archery, a sport where fierce concentration is the watchword and South Koreans usually monopolise the titles. On Saturday, Gazoz faced Italy's former team Olympic champion Mauro Nespoli in the final, unleashing his secret weapon to triumph 6-4 and become the only non-South Korean archery champion at the Tokyo Games.
Jun Mizutani, who has become a target of cyberbullying after scoring Japan's first Olympic gold medal in table tennis, said on Monday he will fight against the online abuse. The 32-year-old paddler and Mima Ito wowed the world in an epic battle at the mixed doubles final last week, narrowly defeating the long-invincible Chinese pair Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen. Mixed in with the flood of congratulatory comments on social media, however, Mizutani also received death threats and verbal abuse from those who felt he and Ito broke rules, and that he did not play at his best.
Laurel Hubbard's involvement in Tokyo 2020 as a trans woman has already polarised opinion – with critics claiming that, having transitioned aged 35, she has an unfair advantage and it sets a dangerous precedent within women's sport. However, ahead of the 43-year-old New Zealander competing on Monday, the International Olympic Committee has claimed the perceived risk has been overstated. Here Telegraph Sport explores the key issues. Who is she? Hubbard makes history on Monday as the first openly
Brandon Lowe hit a two-run home run, Shane McClanahan worked six quality innings and the Tampa Bay Rays edged the Boston Red Sox 3-2 Sunday night to complete a key three-game sweep at St. Petersburg, Fla. Manuel Margot added an RBI as the Rays expanded their newfound lead in the American League East to 1 1/2 games over the Red Sox. The rookie McClanahan (5-4) matched a season high in innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven.
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.
TOKYO (Reuters) -World number six women's doubles pair Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu of Indonesia won the Olympic gold medal on Monday, smashing their way to victory as raucous onlookers chanted and waved large national flags. They beat China's Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan 21-19 21-15 to cries of encouragement from a handful of socially distanced Indonesian team members and support staff that echoed through Tokyo's mostly empty Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.
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.
New Zealand's double Olympic champion Lisa Carrington dominated her women's kayak single 200 metres heat at Sea Forest Waterway on Monday to storm into the semi-finals of the competition. Poland's Marta Walczykiewicz, the Rio silver medallist, also advanced to the semi-finals with a time of 41.100 seconds in hot and humid conditions, along with Denmark's Emma Jorgensen who clocked 41.572 seconds. The top two from each heat advanced to the semi-finals with the remaining competitors later facing off in a series of quarter-finals.
Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn capped a dazzling performance in the 100 metres hurdles in Tokyo with a gold medal while Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won the men's long jump title in an action packed Monday morning at the Olympic Stadium. A day earlier, Camacho-Quinn shattered the Olympic record in her semi-final and on Monday she exploded off the blocks and stormed through the finish line, clocking 12.37 seconds to secure her first Olympic gold. American Kendra Harrison, the world record holder, won silver in 12.52 and Jamaican Megan Tapper grabbed bronze in 12.55.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Jean Quiquampoix of France won the gold in the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol event of the Tokyo Olympics at the Asaka Shooting Range on Monday. Cuba's Leuris Pupo won the silver, while the bronze went to Li Yuehong of China. Quiquampoix, who had won the silver in the 2016 Rio Games, registered 34 hits out of 40 for a comprehensive victory ahead of 2012 London champion Pupo who managed 29.