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The first openly transgender Olympian said on Tuesday she would likely retire from weightlifting and felt her landmark appearance at the Tokyo Games should not be historic and would be forgotten fast as sport becomes more open and inclusive. New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard, 43, said she had never sought publicity and exposure, nor regards herself as a role model or trailblazer and just wanted to be seen as any other athlete on sport's biggest stage. "I don't think it should be historic," Hubbard said of her participation in Tokyo, which has been one of the most contentious issues in the lead-up to the Olympics.
The Norwegian clocked 45.94 seconds to beat the USA’s Rai Benjamin (46.17secs) and Brazil’s Alison Dos Santos (46.72s).
The IOC said on Tuesday it was waiting for a report later in the day from the Belarusian National Olympic Committee on the case of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, after launching an investigation into the incident that has rocked the Games. The athlete took refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday, a day after refusing her team's orders to board a flight home from the Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams told reporters the body had spoken to the athlete twice on Monday, that she was in a safe, secure place, and that the IOC needed to know all the facts before taking further action.
Chinese divers continued to lead the way in the semi-finals for the men's 3 metre springboard diving at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday, after Xie Siyi and Wang Zongyuan produced a series of impressive dives to claim the top two spots. Xie and Wang, who won the gold medal in the synchronised 3m springboard as team mates last week, were in the top two for the entire competition, and finished with 543.45 and 540.50 points respectively. One of them could become the first male diver in 20 years to win both individual and synchronised 3m springboard at the same Olympic games after their compatriot Xiong Ni accomplished such a feat at the 2000 Sydney Olympics Games.
The sprinter suffered the injury in his last blocks session before final call in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
Reigning world champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany won the women's long jump gold with her final leap of 7.00 meters at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Brittney Reese of the United States took the silver ahead of bronze medallist Ese Brume of Nigeria. After an exciting competition during which the lead changed hands frequently between Reese and Brume, Mihambo, who was placed third going into the final round, settled the deal with her last leap.
TOKYO (Reuters) -A world record had been predicted but Norway's Karsten Warholm had to utterly destroy it to hold off American Rai Benjamin and take gold on Tuesday in the men's 400 metres hurdles, in what will go down as one of the all-time great Olympic races. Last month, Warholm broke Kevin Young's 29-year world mark with a time of 46.70 seconds but he blew his own record away with an astonishing 45.94 run. Benjamin pushed him all the way to take silver in 46.17, also half a second inside the old record.
World champions Belgium earned a spot in the men's hockey finals at the Tokyo Games after beating India 5-2 on Tuesday, giving the 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallists a fresh chance at securing a gold medal. Belgium took the lead less than two minutes into the game when defender Loick Luypaert scored off a penalty corner. Eight-time Olympic champions India, who last claimed the top prize at the 1980 Moscow Games, levelled the score and then pulled ahead not much later through goals from Harmanpreet Singh and striker Mandeep Singh.
Britain’s sprinting woes continued at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday morning when a tear-streaked Adam Gemili was only able to walk his 200 metres heat after injury.
Croatian Sara Kolak's title defence came to a disastrous end on Tuesday as she committed three fouls and was out at the women's javelin qualifier. It was the latest heartbreak for Croatia, a day after Sandra Perkovic fell short in her bid for a third consecutive Olympic gold in the discus, finishing fourth. Polish world leader Maria Andrejczyk, who underwent surgery in March 2020 due to ankle and Achilles tendon injuries, advanced to Friday's final with 65.24 metres in the day's farthest throw.
The American showjumper is the daughter of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas stayed on course for the track double at the Tokyo Olympics and a potential showdown against American Allyson Felix by easing through her 400 metres heat on Tuesday. Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic, who has already won a silver in Tokyo in the 4x400m mixed relay, clocked 50.06 - the fastest first-round time ever at a global championships - to sound a warning to both Miller-Uibo and Felix. Miller-Uibo, who arrived in Tokyo with a season-leading time of 49.08, created a lasting Olympic memory five years ago in Rio de Janeiro when she dived across the line to deny Felix the victory in the 400m race.
Kim Mestdagh caught an errant blow to the throat and collapsed to the court, gasping for breath on Monday in the last preliminary match of Belgium's debut in women's basketball at the Olympics. Courtside at the Saitama Super Arena, north of Tokyo, was her head coach Philip Mestdagh, who is also her father. At a post-match press conference, Coach Mestdagh downplayed the familial connection and concerns over Kim's collision.
Defending champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand set a new Olympic best to reach the final of the women's kayak single 200 metres competition at the Sea Forest Waterway, as her opponents also set scorching times on Tuesday. The 32-year-old, who will go for a third successive gold in the final later on Tuesday to add to her triumphs in London 2012 and Rio 2016, clocked in at 38.127 seconds in her semi-final to better her own Games best of 39.864 seconds. Six of the eight competitors in the first semi-final, including Carrington, and two in the second all went under the New Zealander's previous Olympic mark, which was set in Rio 2016.
British Weightlifting declared itself “shocked and devastated” when the sport lost its UK Sport funding in the wake of the Rio Olympics in 2016.
World champion Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya, a late addition to the Olympic team after initially failing to qualify, advanced to the semi-finals of the men's 1,500 metres in his quest for gold on Tuesday in a wet Olympic Stadium. Cheruiyot began fast as is typical of the Kenyan and led for the majority of the race, only to ease off slightly at the end to finish second behind Belgium's Ismael Debjani. The 25-year-old missed the cut to compete in Tokyo after finishing fourth in the Kenyan trials in June and only made the team https://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2020-ath-cheruiyot-idCNL8N2OX2SB after one of the qualified was dropped for not meeting World Athletics anti-doping testing requirements.
Campbell’s journey culminated in claiming silver in the women’s +87kg.
A brilliant performance in a thrilling medal race saw Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze win gold for Brazil in the women's 49er FX sailing event at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour on Tuesday. Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke came in second to secure the silver for Germany, with Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz taking the bronze for the Netherlands.
Larisa Iordache has battled injury, illness and adversity for a final chance to bring home an artistic gymnastics medal for Romania, a former gymnastics powerhouse that failed to qualify a team for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The 25-year-old is set to appear in Tuesday’s balance beam final alongside U.S. star Simone Biles after coming in fourth during the Olympic qualification round, where her efforts were cut short due to an awkward landing on her dismount. A member of the bronze-medal winning Romanian squad at the London 2012 Games, Iordache broke a bone in her hand a month before the final 2016 Rio qualifying event and was named an Olympic alternate.
Men's 400m hurdles final: Karsten Warholm (NOR) narrowly beats Rai Benjamin (USA) as both break old world record in astonishing race Team GB yet to win a medal on Tuesday Men's 200m heats: Tearful Adam Gemili pulls up injured Women's 200m kayak sprint: Team GB's Deborah Kerr misses out on medal as Lisa Carrington (NZ) wins her third straight gold Men's individual 3m springboard semi-final: Jack Laugher and James Heatly (both GB) qualify for final at 7am in third and fourth respectively Men's 150