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USA at Tokyo Olympics 2021: summary, results and medal count - 26 July

26 July 2021, Japan, Tokyo: USA Relay team swimmers Zach Apple, Blake Pieroni, Bowen Beck and Caeleb Dressel celebrate with gold medals at the award ceremony of the Men's swimming 4x100m Freestyle Relay final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre during the T

Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 live updates | Mon 26 July

This Day 3 feed has now closed (but feel free to scroll down and see how it all happened!). If you want to see what's happening right now, head to our Olympic section and see what's live right now. 

Coming up on Tuesday:

- 8pm ET | Women's basketball (group stage)

- 8pm ET | Men's basketball 3x3 (quarter final stage)

- 8:30 pm ET | Women's handball (preliminary rounds)

- 8:30 pm ET | Women's taekwondo (67kg, bronze medal match)

Day 4 medal events: 22

Here's a full guide of the Tokyo 2020 Day 4 events for Tuesday 27 July

Results and headlines

- Basketball | 'World's best player' Doncic destroyed us, says Argentina coach after Slovenia win 118-100 in Group C opener

- Table tennis | Gold for Japan as Mizutani and Mima Ito prevail take gold in mixed doubles with a 4-3 win in a tense final.

- Weightlifting | Diaz wins first ever Olympic gold for the Philippines

- Water polo | USA beat China 12-7 to make it two from two

- Diving | LGBTQ representation at Games can change lives, says Daley

- Skateboarding | 13-year-old Nishiya Momiji wins women's street skateboarding gold

- Softball | Team USA beat Japan 2-1 with walk-off home run in round robin. Both sides meet again in Tuesday gold medal game.

- Judo | Brother and sister Uta and Hifumi Abe win Judo gold medals for Japan

- Skateboarding | Horigome Yuto wins inaugural Olympic skateboarding event for host nation

Tokyo Olympics: further reading

No plans to reschedule more events as storm approaches Japan

Tokyo Olympic organisers are not planning to reschedule more events for the Games, they said on Monday, as tropical storm Nepartak churned toward Japan's main island.

Tuesday's rowing races were rescheduled for later in the week, while Monday's events were move to Sunday in anticipation of the storm.

"At this time there are no plans to change the schedule for any of the other events due to be held on Tuesday," Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya told reporters.

The likely wind and rain will follow intense heat, which has caused one Olympic archers to collapse and had skateboarders complaining of unbearable conditions by 9 a.m.

The rain also threatens Tuesday's two medal games for softball. Canada, vying for bronze, said their flights home are scheduled for Wednesday with the next available potentially not until Saturday because the pandemic has limited options.

But their accommodation need to be taken over by newly arriving athletes sooner.

"We very much hope the game goes on tomorrow," coach Mark Smith said. "We don't have a lot of flexibility."

South Korean TV network chief apologises amid furore over Olympic broadcast blunders

The head of a South Korean public TV network which sparked a furore for using offensive images and captions during the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony issued a public apology on Monday, saying its "inconsiderate" broadcast violated the Olympic spirit.

The network, MBC, has apologised for using photos of Dracula to introduce Romania, the Chernobyl power plant for Ukraine and a riot for Haiti when athletes from the countries marched into the stadium for the ceremony.

Another controversy erupted during a men's soccer match between South Korea and Romania late on Sunday for displaying a subtitle saying "Thank you Marin," referring to Romanian captain Rajvan Marin whose attempt to deflect the ball ended up in his own net.

Park Sung-jae, chief executive of MBC, held a rare news conference on Monday to apologise for the mishaps. "Our broadcast violated the Olympic spirits of friendship, solidarity and unity in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic," Park said.

"I deeply apologise for our indiscriminate broadcasts, which lacked consideration for other countries."

Tom Daley speaks out after winning gold

Tom Daley secured a Tokyo 2020 gold earlier on Day 3 and availed of the press conference to speak out on his pride about being a LGBT Olympian.

After picking up his first-ever Olympic gold, with a stunning upset over China in the men's 10 metre synchronised platform dive with team mate Matty Lee, the 27-year-old said he and other LGBTQ athletes could improve the lives of kids who feel "frightened and scared and alone."

"When I was a little boy and felt like an outsider and felt different and felt like I was never going to be anything because who I was wasn't what society wanted me to be, and to be able to see out LGBT people performing at the Olympic Games is – I hope (it) can give young kids hope," he told reporters.


Men's volleyball

The final live event of the day is a South American clash between Argentina and Brazil with the Argentine side taking a 2 sets to nil lead.


Medal table after Day 3

Host nation Japan top medal table after three days of activity by virture of their eight gold medals.

The full medal table can be viewedhere

Basketball 3x3 (men's): Netherlands prevail in overtime

An overtime win against Poland was enough to secure a place in the next stage of the men's 3x3 basketball competition for the Dutch side.


Men's basketball: Winning start for Spain

The strongly fancied Spain side featuring the likes of Pau and Marc Gasol and NBA star Ricky Rubio got their Tokyo 2020 campaign off to a winning start with a solid win over Japan securing a 77-88 win.

We're winding down on Day 3 of Tokyo 2020 with just a handful of events underway as the clock ticks down to 23:00 local time. There's basketball (Group B men's), Men's Volleyball as Argentina face Brazil. Beach volleyball, handball and the dynamic basketball 3x3 are the sports that will bring the curtain down on day 3.

Table tennis gold for Japan as Mizutani and Mima Ito prevail

Japan's Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito beat China's Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen to take gold in table tennis mixed doubles with a 4-3 win in a tense final.

Basketball (men's): Group C

A Luka Dončić inspired Slovenia got their Toyko 2020 campaign off to a winning start in Group C earlier with a solid 118-100 win over Argentina.

In the other Group C game, Spain are 12 points ahead of Japan with the game in the final quarter.

Weightlifting: Diaz wins country's first ever gold

History made!! The first ever gold medal for the Philippines has been won.

And in doing so Hidilyn Diaz has set an Olympic record in the Women's Weightlifting 55kg event (224).

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Osaka taking it "one notch at a time" after beating Golubic


Osaka taking it "one notch at a time" after beating Golubic

After producing another convincing win in the Olympic women's singles tennis tournament today, Japan's Naomi Osaka said she's taking things "one notch at a time" at Tokyo 2020.

With Ash Barty having suffered a shock exit a day prior, Osaka is now the favourite for glory on home court and with Aryna Sabalenka and Iga Swiatek among the round-two casualties that status is sure to only be enhanced.

Here's what she had to say.

Table tennis: bronze for Chinese Taipei

Ahead of the gold medal match concluding, LIN Yun-ju / CHENG I-Ching of Chinese Taipei secured the bronze medal, defeating France's Emmanuel Lebesson / YUAN Jia Nan 4–0 (11–8, 11–7, 11–8, 11–5).

Table tennis: more gold on the line

The Olympics just keep on giving and we've still got to decide the mixed doubles in table tennis.

It'll be the best of seven sets and the final pits Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen from China against Japan’s Jun Mizutani and Ito Mima.

Artistic gymnastics: ROC leads the way

After three rotations it's the ROC that is in front by almost three points with Nikita Nagornyy hitting 14.966 on the vault.

Behind them is an intriguing race for medals as China behind hosts Japan by only 0.002 points. I'll return to this in the closing stages.

Lineker approves this Daley message

More reaction to Tom Daley's gold medal as he tells young LGBT people that they "can achieve anything."

Swimming: Douglass flying through the heats

USA hope Kate Douglass went in Heat 2 of the women's 200 individual medley, the fastest qualifier.

Safely through too is Hungary's world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu

Surfing update: finals brought forward

The weather forecast means that the finals due to be held on Wednesday will now be tomorrow, Tuesday, starting at 7 am local time (Monday 6 pm ET).

The day will begin with the men's quarterfinals at 6 pm ET followed by the women's quarterfinals at 10:12 pm, the men's semifinals at 10:48 pm, and the women's semifinals at midnight. 

The men's bronze medal is scheduled for 1:16 am as we move into Tuesday in the US, with the women's bronze medal at 2:01 am, the men's gold medal at 2:46 pm and finally the women's gold medal at 3:31 pm.

Kosovo double up on gold

Nora Gjakova wins a gold medal in judo's -57kg final, the country's second of the Games, and their third ever Olympic medal. France's Sarah Leonie Cysique takes silver after being disqualified for an attempted head-dive attack.

Jessica Kimklait (CAN) and YOSHIDA Tsukasa (JPN) won bronze.

Surfing: quarter finals lined up

At the end of round 3 we are able to confirm the men's quarter-final pairings:

Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) – Kolohe Andino (USA)

Michel Bourez (FRA) – Gabriel Medina (BRA)

Italo Ferreira (BRA) – OHHARA Hiroto (JPN)

Lucca Mesinas (PER) – Owen Wright (AUS)

Below you can find out more about the remaining US surfer, who overcame countryman JJ Florence.

Rugby sevens: USA edge out Ireland

That's two from two for Team USA in the sevens, scoring the same number of points (19) as they did in their earlier victory over Kenya.

Tennis: Djokovic still on for Golden Slam

Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic continues on his journey for a much-coveted Golden Slam.

He beat Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 6–4 6–3 and now will face Spain's Alejandro Davidovich for a place in the quarter finals.

Where have Nigeria's boxers gone?

We have enjoyed the boxing efforts over the years of the fighters from Nigeria but, as Okeleji reminds us, we're without them in this summer's Games.

Skateboarder Nishiya becomes Olympics' second-youngest gold medallist


Skateboarder Nishiya becomes Olympics' second-youngest gold medallist

As we've covered, thirteen-year-old Momiji Nishiya claimed the first Olympic gold medal in the women's skateboarding competition, the Japanese winning the street event in Tokyo.

Nishiya, at the age of 13 years and 330 days, became the second-youngest Olympic gold medallist after American diver Marjorie Gestring took the top prize in the 1936 Games (13y 268d).

A look at the young teen's golden moment.

Doncic doing it in style

Luka Doncic finishes with 48 (that's forty eight!!) points in his Olympic debut for Slovenia! Let's breakdown his performance:

- 18/29 from the field

- 6/14 three points

- 11 rebounds

- 5 assists

- 3 blocks

Could the Mavericks star take his country to gold?

More more more Momiji

It seems the demand from our readers to see more footage is growing. So, just for you, here's another clip of the incredible 13-year old.

Archery dominance continues for Rep. of Korea

The Republic of Korea have again proven their power, although Chinese Taipei gave a very good showing at the men's team archery finals held at Yumenoshima Park today.

Teen archer KIM Je Deok, KIM Woojin and OH Jinhyek dominated the field with six points, bringing the Chinese Taipei team - led by DENG Yu-Cheng, TANG Chih-Chun and WEI Chun-Heng - to fold to second place without having made any points in the competition.

Four of the last five Olympic titles have been won by Republic of Korea. Since 2000, only Italy in London 2012 broke their winning streak.

Meanwhile FURUKAWA Takaharu, KAWATA Yuki and MUTO Hiroki led Team Japan for an upset victory to win the bronze medal match against the Netherlands.

Osaka safely through in the tennis

Naomi Osaka took her place in the third round of the women's singles with another impressive performance.

She beat Viktorija Golubic 6-3, 6-2 and is many people's favorite to win the gold medal after number one Ash Barty crashed out.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 medal count updates: who has won more? Tally by country, today, 26 July


Tokyo Olympics 2021 medal count updates: who has won more? Tally by country, today, 26 July

The Olympics medal table is taking shape but it's moved around several times in the last couple of hours.

Right now, the USA sits top with seven golds, three silvers and four bronzes.

Check out the full table:

Hancock shoots his way to gold

Team USA's Vincent Hancock is back on top of the podium with his 3rd skeet shooting Olympic gold (2008 and 2012 before this one).

Jesper Hansen (DEN) was second, with reigning Olympic champion Abdullah Alrashidi (KUW) taking bronze.

Second water polo win for USA

Impressive showing from the US women's team as they overcame China 12-7 to make it two wins from two.

Brit Daley wins first gold in fourth Olympics

In what was only Britain's second ever Olympic diving gold medal, Tom Daley and Matty Lee have secured the synchronised 10m title.

Incredible to think that Daley was just 14 when he appeared at the 2008 Games and, after bronze medals in 2012 adn 2016, has now achieved his goals, at the age of 27.

USA's English takes skeet gold

With a new Olympic record score of 56, Amber English is the new champion.

The silver medal goes to Italy's Diana Bacosi and Wei Meng takes home the bronze for China.

Titmus takes 400m gold ahead of Ledecky

The rivalry between Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky continued, with the Australian finishing just ahead of the 2016 Olympic champion and world record holder in the event.

Canada's Margaret MacNeil won the women’s 100m butterfly, while Australia's Emma McKeon finished third.

Nishiya Momiji takes street skateboarding gold

13-year-old Nishiya Momiji has won women's gold in the first ever Olympics street skateboarding competition. Momiji tops the podium ahead of Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, also 13, and fellow Japanese Nakayama Funa, 16. This is thought to be the youngest podium ever at the Games.

4 X 100M Relay finals

Team USA takes the gold in the 100-meter relay finals. In another upset as the Americans were no the favorites for gold. Last they won this medal, Michael Phelps had something to do with it. Now it seems tradition continues.

Softball: Team USA advances to gold medal game

With a walk off home run, Team USA women's softball team goes to the finals and will meet Japan for the gold!

Not sure if Japan will forget this play by Team USA. The game for the gold promises to be one for the ages.

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400m freestyle final

#Olympics #Toyo2020 #Swimming star #Katie #Ledecky takes home the #Silver on the 400m freestyle finals. #Ariarne #Titmus takes the #Gold in one of the upsets of the games so far

400M Freestyle final!

GOLD - Ariarne Titmus

SILVER - Katie Ledecky

BRONZE - Bingjie Lin

The Australian Ariarne Titmus pulls one of the biggest upsets of the Tokyo Games so far as she beats favorite American, Katie Ledecky.

With a 3:56.69 for the Australian and a 3:57.36 for the American, Katie's chances of gold end with second place.

So close yet so far

American swimmer Torri Huske was just .14s away from the podium. Any of the four finalists could have won any of the medals in dispute. It was one of the closest finishes of the Games so far.


The best swimmers of all time

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian, is out of adjectives to describe Katie Ledecky. For Phelps, she is the G.O.A.T, the best, and is her Olympics to win.


400m Free finals about to begin

Katie Ledecky is about 5 minutes away from competing for her 6th Olympic medal. The favorite to win gold and to keep cementing her status as the best female swimmer in the world.

Ledecky has commented in the past that she doesn't compete to beat the other athletes but to beat her own records.

400M free final 9:30pm

In about an hour, the best swimmer of all time, Kati Ledecky, will be in the pool for the 400m free finals race. However, she will have some competition for the first time. Australian Ariarne Titmus will be a formidable rival for the American who made her debut at an Olympics at 16.

Triathlon: Men’s Individual

GOLD - Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway

SILVER - Alex Yee of Britain

BRONZE - Hayden Wilde of New Zealand

USA's Kevin McDowell finished 6th, the best of any American in the history of this discipline

Trevor Noah pokes some fun at the Olympics

It is Olympics time, and everyone wants a piece of the action. Comedian Trevor Noah had some fun Tweets about the games. A series he calls meet the Olympians, where he creates profiles of the athletes with fun and exciting facts about them so people can get to know them a bit more, an excellent way to keep up with the games.


Gregg Popovich after Team USA lost against the French team

The legendary coach spoke about the game his team lost against a French team that seemed fresher than its counterpart. For Popovich, the French are a great team, and they won because they were the better team and not due to the U.S. lacking motivation.

What are Simone Biles stats: records, Olympic medals, titles

Olympic Games

What are Simone Biles stats: records, Olympic medals, titles

Simone Biles, the reigning Olympic all-around gymnastics champion, remains on track to win six gold medals at the Tokyo Games.

The American will feature in the finals of the team and all-around competitions and she also qualified for apparatus finals in the uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and vault.

Abe siblings give Japan a medal boost

Also on Day 2, Japanese judo siblings Uta and Hifumi Abe scored a double gold for the host nation.


Ledecky and Titmus to face off

Katie Ledecky can become a six-times Olympic gold medallist on Monday if the American wins her long-awaited 400m freestyle showdown with Australia's world champion Ariarne Titmus.

The big duel of the Tokyo pool will be one highlight of a morning that is also likely to see Adam Peaty take the 100m breaststroke gold and make history as the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title.

"It’s going to be a great race with Ariarne. I’m really excited to be in that first final tomorrow," said Ledecky, who won four of her golds in Rio in 2016 and the other in London in 2012.

The American is the defending 400m champion and world record holder and goes into the final with the fastest time from the heats.

Titmus, 20, also won her heat comfortably enough and said: "I'd like to think I've got a bit more in the tank for the final."

Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images


Zolotic hopes gold win will give taekwondo a lift in US

US gold medallist for women's taekwondo Anastasija Zolotic said on Sunday she hoped her historic win would give taekwondo a boost in her home country, where other combat sports have had a bigger following than the Korean martial art form.

In a surprise result, the 18-year-old won the Unites States' first gold medal since taekwondo became a full-medal Olympic sport in 2000.

Asked whether there was room for another combat sport in a country with a greater affection for boxing and mixed martial arts, Zolotic said: "There better be. I work my butt off for it, and I hope taekwondo (becomes) as popular as it can be in the US

"Hopefully in 2024 if I make it over there and win another gold medal and just keep grinding to LA, by then taekwondo will be all over the map," she said, referring to the next Summer Games in Paris in three years and Los Angeles in 2028.

While taekwondo has 80 million practitioners around the world, it has struggled to gain traction in the United States, while past allegations of sexual misconduct against women have also hurt its reputation.

"Hopefully (my win) will give it a better image than it has and bring it back up to where USA taekwondo deserves to be - one of the best sports that you can watch," she said.

Photo by Javier SORIANO / AFP

Chusovitina bows out

The biggest cheer of the day was reserved for Oksana Chusovitina, who bade farewell to the Olympics after making her eighth appearance. The 46-year-old gymnast left to a standing ovation after competing in the vault.

France shock Team USA in basketball opener


France shock Team USA in basketball opener

The biggest story of Day 2 given the dominance of the USA in recent years was France's victory over the reigning Olympic champions, who had not lost a game since 2004 in Olympic competition.

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Olympic Games Day 3: welcome

Hello and a very warm welcome to you as we gear up for Day 3 of competition in Tokyo at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Day 2 provided plenty of medal action with China leading the table after landing a total of six golds. Japan enjoyed a profitable day on Sunday, moving up to five golds to lead from the US, who are in third place with four golds.

Day 3 features 21 medal events and Japan will be hopeful of more success in judo and skateboarding. In the pool Great Britain’s Adam Peaty is looking to defend his Rio gold and few would bet against the 100m breaststroke champion breaking his own world record yet again. US superstar Katie Ledecky will also be in action as she faces a new challenger to her Olympic throne in Australia’s Ariarne Titmus, who beat Ledecky in the 400m freestyle final at the 2019 World Championships. The two will go head-to-head again over the same distance for Olympic glory.   


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