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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.
Competition is set to resume at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour as winds are expected to pick on Tuesday following the cancellation of Monday's action. Monday's medal races in the men's and women's 49er category will now take place on Tuesday, with the men's Finn class and the mixed Nacra 17 category also down for a decision on a busy day at the harbour.
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.
Team GB yet to win a medal on Tuesday, day 11 Men's 200m semi-finals: Tearful Adam Gemili pulls up injured in heats 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 in third and fourth respectively Men's 1500m: Team GB's Josh Kerr, Jake Wightman and Jake Heyward all qualify for Thursday's semi-finals Team GB's Jazmin Sawye
VAR set to end Premier League players ‘buying a penalty’ next seasonReferees to consider three criteria before giving penaltyOffside decisions to give forwards benefit of the doubt again A penalty was given for this foul on Raheem Sterling in England’s Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark. Photograph: Paul Marriott/Shutterstock
Players initiating or exaggerating contact in the penalty area can expect to win fewer penalties next season.
The British heptathlete ruptured her Achilles in December and was a major doubt for the Games.
The Springboks’ director of rugby came out fighting after his side’s first Test defeat by the British and Irish Lions.
When Britain last won eventing team gold at the Munich Olympics, the Queen’s son-in-law was among aristocrats leading the charge. Almost 50 years later, those medals are around the necks of a son of a milkman and the daughter of a single mother who juggled multiple jobs to support her. Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and their teammate Tom McEwen all break the mould of equestrian's often upper crust image. The trio were all making Games debuts, but delivered high-class displays to secure Britain’s
Southampton sign Chelsea right-back Tino Livramento for £5m
Premier League referees have been ordered not to award the kind of penalty that put England into the European Championship final in a crackdown on “trivial” free-kicks this season.
Aston Martin will let the data decide whether they appeal Sebastian Vettel's disqualification from second place at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Formula One team said on Monday. The decision has a bearing on the title battle between Mercedes' seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton, who stands to inherit second place in the race, and Red Bull's Max Verstappen who would move up to ninth. "We are now analysing data in order to decide whether to appeal or not," said a team spokesman on Monday.
Research from Professor Willie Stewart, who leads the FIELD (Football's Influence on Lifelong Health and Dementia Risk) study, previously found that former footballers are 3.5 times more likely to die with dementia than the general public. New research has shown that outfield players were four times more likely to be diagnosed with neurodegenerative disease with the risk being highest among defenders, who are five times more likely to have dementia than non-footballers. "With the current data, we're now at the point to suggest that football should be sold with a health warning saying repeated heading in football may lead to an increased risk of dementia," Stewart said.
Livramento, 18, is the second teenager to join Southampton from Chelsea in the space of five days after the arrival of fellow defender Dynel Simeu.
Brazil’s gold medal performance in surfing did not just boost the country’s medal tally in Tokyo, it also gave a fillip to business in the small town where champion Italo Ferreira began his athletic career. Ferreira, who won the first ever Olympic gold in the surfing discipline last week, left Japan and headed straight to Baia Formosa, the small town on Brazil’s northeastern coast where he was born and grew up.