Japanese swimmer hopes gold medal rush can help heal divided nation

Japanese swimmer hopes gold medal rush can help heal divided nation

With her victory, she became the first Japanese woman ever to clinch two gold medals in a single Games, after she also claimed the 400m individual medley the week before. It made Tokyo 2020 the seventh straight Olympics where the winner of the women’s 200m and 400m individual medley has been the same person. Completing…

U.S. broadcast coverage on Monday includes beach volleyball and track and field.

U.S. broadcast coverage on Monday includes beach volleyball and track and field.

Here are some highlights of U.S. broadcast coverage on Monday, including beach volleyball quarterfinals and key track and field events. All times are Eastern. WOMEN’S SOCCER A replay of the semifinal matchup between the United States and Canada will air at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports. WEIGHT LIFTING USA Network will air the finals in…

Laurel Hubbard: Weightlifter becomes first ​out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift

Laurel Hubbard: Weightlifter becomes first ​out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift

Hubbard’s three failed attempts in the snatch — one at 120kg and two at 125kg — saw her exit the competition at Tokyo’s International Forum. After her final attempt, she waved to crowd and bowed before making her way off the stage. China’s world record holder Li Wenwen set three Olympic records as she won…

An Olympic Track Built for Speed Is Already Producing Records

An Olympic Track Built for Speed Is Already Producing Records

TOKYO — The clock stationed just past the finish line flashed 10.60 seconds and the letters “NEW OR,” meaning “new Olympic record,” when Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica won the women’s 100 meters on Saturday night. Thompson-Herah had not only retained the 100-meter Olympic title she won in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, but she had…

Jade Carey: Gold medal winner says Simone Biles told her to go and ‘kill floor’

Jade Carey: Gold medal winner says Simone Biles told her to go and ‘kill floor’

Carey finished eighth in Sunday’s vault final — she made a mistake on the first of her two vaults — but the American was back to her best as she won the gold medal in the women’s floor exercise with a score of 14.366 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Italian Vanessa Ferrari claimed silver —…