USA at Tokyo Olympics 2021: medal winners, athletes and results, 25 July
Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 live updates
Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics left us with some magical moments such as Oksana Chusovitina’s final vault in her eight and last Olympics plus a number of new tournament records set throughout the day. In all, 18 medal events took place on Day 2. There is even more to look forward to over the next 24 hours.
Monday, 26 July - Day 3
Medal events: 18
Archery (Men's team), Artistic gymnastics (Men’s team Final), Canoe Slalom (Men’s Final), Cycling Mountain Bike (Men’s cross-country final), Diving (Men's synchronised 10m platform Final), Fencing (M foil Individual), Judo (Women's 57kg Final; Men's 73kg Final), Shooting (Women’s skeet final; Men's skeet final), Skateboarding (Women’s street final), Swimming (women's 100m fly final, men's 100m breaststroke, women's 400m free, men's 4x100 free relay), Table tennis (Mixed doubles final), Taekwondo (women's -67kg, men's -80kg), Triathlon (Men’s final), Weightlifting (women's 55kg).
We'll be back later for all the action from Day 3. Thanks for joining!
Results and headlines
- Basketball: France pull off shock win over Team USA
- Brother and sister win Judo gold medals for Japan
- Lee Kiefer becomes Team USA's first individual fencing gold medalist
- DeChambeau replaced by Reed after positive Covid-19 test (full story)
- Li Fabin sets new Olympic weightlifting records
- Kubo and Doan on target for Japan against Mexico (full story)
- Horigome Yuto wins first Olympic skateboarding event
- Tokyo Olympics 2021: competition schedule
Scroll through some of our selected Olympics articles:
Cannone strikes gold
France's Romain Cannone beat Hungary's Gergely Siklosi 15-10 to win the gold medal in the Men's épée individual event - the first Frenchman to stand atop the podium since Eric Srecki at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.
Hifumi Abe keeps it in the family
Hifumi Abe won the gold medal in the Men's 66kg Judo Final, beating Georgia's Vazha Margvelahvili at Nippon Budokan. Earlier on Sunday his sister Uta also won gold in the Women's category.
Team USA's Lee Kiefer defeated the defending champion, ROC's Inna Deriglazova 13-15 to claim gold in the Women's Individual foil event. Here she is celebrating her first Olympic gold.
Brazil and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw
No goals in Brazil's Group D meeting with Ivory Coast in one of the first of eight football matches programmed for Sunday. The Africans played the final minutes of the game on 10 men after Eboue Kouassi was sent off.
Other results in so far - Honduras edged their game against New Zealand 2-3, Rigoberto Rivas grabbing a late winner for the Central Americans. France also won by the minimum in a seven-goal exhibition against South Africa which was settled by Teji Savanier's stoppage-time winner.
Saudi Arabia and Germany are in action, bringing today's action to a close.
Abe Uta wins gold for Japan
Another Judo gold for hosts Japan. Abe Uta had France's Amandine Buchard pinned down in a Kuzure-kesa-gatame hold during the golden score.
Golfer Patrick Reed is headed to Tokyo to represent Team USA after Bryson DeChambeau tested positive for Covid-19, ruling him out of the event.
Emotional moment for Chusovitina
It was an emotional day for gymnastics legend Oksana Chusovitina, competing in her eighth Olympic Games at the age of 46 in what will likely be her last appearance at the event. After her final fault, Chusovitina, whose first Olympics was in 1992, waved to the camera and was heard to say, "Bye bye" before she was embraced by team mates, her coach and fellow competitors from other countries. She posed for photographs with other gymnasts then was treated to a standing ovation before leaving the arena.
Li Fabin sets new Olympic weightlifting records
China's Li Fabin set new Olympic Records in the Clean & Jerk and Total categories. Li lifted 172 kg in the Clean & Jerk, surpassing Om Yun-chol's registry o 166 kg set in 2019. Om Yun-chol also saw his Total Olympic record (294kg) fall to Li, who lifted 313 kg.
Clean & Jerk world record holder Eko Yuli Irawan (Indonesia) picked up the silver medal and Kazakhstan's Igor Son took bronze.
Kiesenhofer first past the post
Anna Kiesenhofer brought home Austria's first gold medal at Tokyo 2020, after winning the Women's road race on Sunday. She passed the finishing line on 3:52:45 ahead of the Netherlands' Annemiek van Vleuten (3:54:00) and Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini (3:54:14).
China wins fourth gold
China's Shi Tingmao and Wang Han saw off competition from Canada and Germany to win the gold medal in the Women's Synchronised 3m Springboard Final. It's China's first gold in the Diving event and their fourth overall so far at Tokyo 2020 where they top the medals board.
Korea Republic see off ROC to clinch Archery gold
Korea Republic's Archery team - An San, Jang Minhee, and Kang Chaeyoung hit the right spot to beat ROC 6–0 in three straight sets in the Women's Archery final. Germany finished third to collect bronze.
Shaner goes where no man has gone before
William Shaner has taken gold in the Men's 10m air rifle event. The 20-year-old beat China's Sheng Lihao scoring 251.6 - a new Olympic Record.
Japan's Horigome Yuto makes history
Japan's Horigome Yuto made history by winning the first skateboarding event to be held at an Olympic Games. The 22-year-old scored a combined total of 37.18 points to take gold. Kelvin Hoefler took silver with 36.15 points and Jagger Eaton collected the bronze.
Osaka advances with ease in return
Naomi Osaka (JAP) returns to the court after a two month absence and is on to the next round after defeating Zheng SaiSai (CHN) 6-1, 6-4.
Hosts could win gold in Skateboard's Olympic debut
Japan's Yuto Horigome is in the running to give the hosts their second gold medal, as the skateboarder is leading Jagger Eaton (USA) with one trick remaining.
Skateboarding favorite in trouble.
Huston is in serious jeopardy of missing the podium after a few sloppy runs.
Road race begins
The Women's road race is underway. The 137 km course features two climbs before reaching the Fuji Speedway.
Osaka stars in Center Court
Japan's top star and the Olympic torch lighter Naomi Osaka is debuting on Center Court in Tokyo as she debuts against ZHENG Saisai (CHN) in the Women's singles.
World No. 1 KOed
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) has been knocked out of the first round of Women's tennis singles. Sara Sorribes of Spain won 6–4, 6–3.
Murray to miss men's singles in Tokyo
Andy Murray (GB) has dropped out of the Men's single's tournament due to a quad strain. Murray wil continute to play doubles with Joe Salisbury.
World Record set in Women's 10M air rifle
ROC's Vitalina Batsarashkina set a Olympic record to win gold in the 10M air rifle with a score of 240.3
World no. 1 Barty in trouble early on
The world's number one ranked tennis player Ashleigh Barty (AUS) has dropped the first set in the first round of the Women's singles. Sara Sorribes Tormo won the opening set 6-4
Biles debut hours away
The Women's artistic gymanstics qualifiers are underway. Simone Biles will make her Tokyo debut in a few hours.
Todays competitions include the individual all-around, balance beam, floor, vault, uneven bars and team all-around.
Aussies with a World Record swim
Australia smashes the Women's 4x100M Freestyle realy world record with a time of 3:29:69. Canada gets silver and United States complete the podium earning bronze
The Women's 4x100M freeis underway, and the Australian team is infront early. They are the world record holders and the defending champions.
Huston eyeing debut gold
Nyjah Huston is on the the Skateboarding finals, in it's debut year. Huston is an undoubted favorite to win, and will have a chance to win the first ever gold in skateboarding.
USA swimming wins five medals early in Day 2
After failing to win a medal through Day 1, the United States lead the medal count with 5, including one Chase Kalisz's gold
Hosts have their first gold
Japan has it's first gold medal after Yui Ohashi wins the Women's 400M Medely.
American's Emma Weyant and Hali Flickinger finish second and third to add to USA's medal count.
Star Spangled Banner sounds in Tokyo
For the first time in this Olympic Games the United States national anthem rings out as Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland put the medals around their necks.
Suprise of the Tokyo 2020 in the 400M free
The 18 year old Tunisian Ahmed Hafnaoui shocks the world in the the 400M freestyle and wins gold from lane 8.
Jack McLoughlin (AUS) places second and Kieran Smith (USA) earns the bronze.
Australian Eliijah Whittington is one of the favorites coming into today's final.
It's now time for the Men's 400M freestyle!
Kalisz takes the gold
Chase Kalisz wins the gold in the 400M medley, and gives the USA it's first medal of these Olympic Games.
Jay Litherland (USA) finishes second and GB's Brendan Smith will be on the podium after finishing thrid.
The Men's 400M Medley Final is underway.
Swimming finals staring soon
Here are the swimming competitons that have gold medals up for grabs coming up shortly from Tokyo:
Men's 400 IM
Men's 400 free
Women's 400 IM
Women's 4x100 free relay
USA Beach Volleyball starts day off well
The USA Beach volleyball team has narrowly edged the Chinese team in the prelimanry stages of the tournament. April Ross and Alix Kineman won 21-17 and 21-19
Big names making Tokyo debut in Day 2
Simone Biles will be the spotlight attraction in the gymnastics around 2 am ET.
Naomi Osaka will also make her debut on her home soil, opening up her slate against China's Zheng Saisai. Osaka will take to the court around 10 pm ET.
USA swimming looking to give country first medals this year
Our first swimming finals will start in just about an hour's time from Tokyo. M 400IM Final, M 400 free Final, W 400IM Final, W 4x100 free relay Final
Surfing makes debut in Olympics on Day 2
The Men's surfing competiton got an early start this morning, with a 7:30 am local time start. Gabriel Medina is the favorite to take home the gold on the men's side.
Swimming takes center stage in Day 2
The big ticket, even though there will be no fans in attendance, is the swimming finals coming up in Sunday’s Days 2 from Tokyo. The Men's 400m individual medley, Men's 400m freestyle, Women's 400m individual medley, Women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay will all take place today with action from the pool starting up at 9:30 pm ET.
Big night in the world of Olympic skateboarding.
Nyjah Huston is the favorite to win gold in the street competition, while 12 year old Kokona Hiraki has been making headliines as the youngest competitor in the Games.
Mardini back in Olympics action
One of the most popular athletes at the Rio Games, Yusra Mardini of the IOC Refugee Team was back in the pool in Tokyo.
Skateboarding to make Olympic bow
Nyjah Huston is set to make his Olympic debut as skateboarding has its day in the Olympic sun. There will be two events in the discipline, one taking place in the street and one on a park-based track that has been designed to encourage tricks.
Tennis' profile boosted at Tokyo Games - Djokovic
A day after Naomi Osaka became the first tennis player to light an Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony, Novak Djokovic said the global profile of the sport has been boosted at the Tokyo Games.
Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion and the daughter of a Haitian man and Japanese woman, was revealed as the final Olympic torchbearer on Friday night in a moment that has been described as a reflection of Japan's and the Games' increasing diversity.
The sport's profile in Tokyo has also been raised by the Serbian's quest to become the first man to complete the Golden Slam by winning all four majors as well as Olympic singles gold in the same year.
"It cannot be any better for our sport," Djokovic, the only one of tennis' Big Three to have made the trip to Tokyo after Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal opted to skip the Games, told reporters after his first-round win at Ariake Tennis Park.
"Obviously you don't have Roger and Rafa that are big stars and legends of our sport but still quite a lot of great players, Osaka is the home favorite, and a lot of eyes on her and being at home playing a lot of pressure.
"But it's great for our sport just in general, seeing that there's a lot of attention."
Photo by REUTERS/Mike Blake
As we will be doing throughout the Games, we've put together a guide as to what to expect on Day 2, who to look out for and which medal events are taking place.
Macron and Biden watch 3x3 debut
French President Emmanuel Macron and US first lady Jill Biden watched their countrywomen tangle on the 3x3 basketball court at the sport's Olympic debut in Tokyo on Saturday, with the Americans pulling out an upset victory.
Macron and Biden are among the few dignitaries attending the delayed Games, with Japan and much of the world still reeling from the covid-19 pandemic.
Biden jumped to her feet and clapped when the clock ran out with the US team winning 17-10 against No. 1 ranked France. Stefanie Dolson, who played for the WNBA's Chicago Sky in the 2021 season, led the Americans with seven points.
In the first game of the tournament, Japan's women's team lost 21-18 to the No. 2 ranked Russian women who, competing as the ROC, won both of their matches.
Serbia's men, another favourite for medals, also had a perfect record on the day.
With the US men's team's surprise elimination in the qualifiers, Serbia and Latvia seem favourites in the medal race.
With an Olympics debut, 3x3 is looking to boost its global profile as a faster-paced, more compact alternative to basketball.
The game is played on a half court with three players on each side and a team wins by reaching 21 points or having the most baskets by the end of the 10-minute game clock.
DJs play hip-hop music throughout competition 3x3 games, in keeping with the sport's urban roots.
The medal matches will take place on Wednesday after a round-robin tournament of eight teams each of men and women.
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Daty 2 at the Tokyo games will also see the start of the diving programme, one of the most spectacular and popular events at any Games.
With Simone Biles in action today in qualifying, we take a look at the US star's Olympic and overall record. Biles is participating in six events in Tokyo and is widely expected to sweep the board, and all eyes will be on her new trick the Yurchenko double pike vault.
Olympic Games Day 2: welcome
Hello and a very warm welcome to you as we gear up for Day 2 of competition in Tokyo at the 2020 Olympic Games.
Day 1 provided 37 medals with China leading the table after landing three golds. Chinese shooter Yang Qian ensured her place in history as she claimed the first gold of the Games.
Day 2 will see 18 medal events taking place, with Simone Biles in action with the US gymnastics team as the four-time Rio gold medallist seeks to add to her laurels in six events. Skateboarding will also make its bow with the men’s street event with the women’s cycling road race and plenty of action in the pool where Caeleb Dressel will aim to keep the US flag flying in the absence of Michael Phelps. On the tennis court, all eyes will be on the Olympic debut of world number two and 2020 torch-lighter Naomi Osaka.