One of the day 11 triumphators at the Tokyo Olympics was Carsten Warholm of Norway. In the 400 m hurdles, he won gold and shattered the world record by finishing in 45.94 hundredths of a second. USA’s Rye Benjamin was second. Brazil’s Alyson Dos Santos took bronze.
Malaika Mihambo won the Olympic title in the long jump. In her last attempt the German athlete jumped 7 metres. American Brittney Reese failed to repeat the result. She got silver. Ese Brume from Nigeria finished on the third step of the podium.
The German women’s cycling team won yet another gold medal. In the final race of the team pursuit the Germans broke the world record, leaving the Britons behind. Bronze went to the USA cyclists.
Hungary’s Balint Kopas won the men’s kayak single sculls repechage in the men’s kayak single 1000m. His compatriot Adam Varga claimed silver. Fernando Pimenta of Portugal claimed bronze.
Medals were awarded in sailing. British sailors Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell are Olympic champions in the 49th FX class. In women’s sailing, Brazilian sailors Martina Grael and Kaena Kunz won gold medals at the Tokyo Games. China holds first place in the medal standings. The USA and Japan are right behind.
Best result in qualification
The best result in men’s triple jump qualification was showed by two-time World Championships medallist Pedro Pichardo (17.71 m). Both 2008 Olympic champion and Pichardo’s compatriot Nelson Evora were unable to overcome the qualifying. The last, twelfth finalist was the World Championships bronze medallist Fabrice Zango of Burkina Faso, who jumped 16.83.
All the main favourites – Kenyan world champion Timothy Cheruiyot, USA Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz and European record holder Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway – were firmly placed in the semi-finals of the 1500 m. Olympic steeplechase champion Sufian El Bakkali failed to finish with the latter, but two-time Olympic medallist, 38-year-old New Zealander Nick Willis, qualified further in time.
In the javelin throw, two-time Olympic champion Barbora Špotáková of the Czech Republic failed to qualify. The best result of 65.24m was posted by junior European champion Maria Andreiczyk of Poland. None of the men’s sprinters beat 20 seconds in the 200 m qualifying heat. Kenneth Bednarek of the USA had the best time, 20.01. Mariledy Paulino of the Dominican Republic was twice as fast as the women’s 50.06, with six-time Olympic champion Allison Felix of the USA qualifying in fourth place.