Tokyo Olympics 2021 medal count updates: summary 28 July

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Tokyo Olympics: medal table as it stands

Tokyo Olympics: live medal table (in rank order)

China: Gold 14 Silver 6 Bronze 9 (29)

United States: Gold 13 Silver 13 Bronze 10 (36)

Japan: Gold 13 Silver 4 Bronze 5 (22)

ROC: Gold 7 Silver 11 Bronze 7 (25)

Australia: Gold 7 Silver 2 Bronze 10 (19)

Great Britain: Gold 5 Silver 6 Bronze 5 (16)

Republic of Korea: Gold 4 Silver 2 Bronze 5 (11)

Germany: Gold 3 Silver 3 Bronze 5 (11)

France: Gold 3 Silver 3 Bronze 3 (9)

Italy: Gold 2 Silver 7 Bronze 9 (18)

Netherlands: Gold 2 Silver 7 Bronze 4 (13)

Canada: Gold 2 Silver 3 Bronze 5 (10)

Check out the full table with all medals won

Women’s 4 X 200-meter relay

Ledecky came in charging and brought the women’s team USA from third place behind China and Australia to second place behind China. Ledecky pulled the team ahead in the relay to win another silver medal for team USA.

Australia was a gold medal favorite, but team USA came in ahead at 7:40.73. Ariarne Titmus on team Australia has been a top competitor for Ledecky at the Tokyo Olympics. Katie Ledecky has added to her wonderful resume at the Tokyo Olympics.

All three teams beat the world record time.

Caeleb Dressel has won his first Olympic gold medal. He won the men’s 100-meter freestyle final with a new Olympic record at 47.02 seconds.

Kyle Chalmers of Australia came in second place by .06 seconds, earning a silver medal.

Dressel is just 24 years old. He is also in the running to win the 50 free and 100 fly. During the Olympic trials, Dressel swam the fastest times in the world.

Gymnastics: Daiki Hashimoto take men's artistry gold

Japan added another gold medal as Daiki Hashimoto won the men's all-around gymnastics final. The 19-year-old makes it three in a row for the home nation after back-to-back wins from Kohei Uchimura in 2012 and 2016.

Silver went to Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) and bronze to Nikita Nagorniy (ROC)

3x3 basketball: Latvian men's debut slam

As the US women collected their gold, it was the men from the Baltic state who passed, jumped, shot and harried their way to the top of the new event.

Oh, and they beat Russia 21-18 in the final. Handy bragging rights.

Swimming: GB's golden splash

Just like a London bus, you wait 118 years for one to come along and then three come at once.

(OK, I may have slightly shoehorned that particular saying in, but you get my point!)

3x3 basketball: USA women lay up the gold

In what was the debut for the event at the Olympics, the US women’s 3x3 basketball team has collected the gold with an 18-15 victory in the final against ROC.

OLYMPICS

Biles pulls out of all-round final after team final withdrawal "to focus on mental health"

US gymnast Simone Biles has pulled out of Thursday’s women’s individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics “to focus on her mental health”, USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Twitter on Wednesday.

USA Gymnastics said that the 24-year-old would undergo evaluation to determine if she will be able to take part in the upcoming individual events starting on Sunday. She has qualified to compete in all four: beam, uneven bars, vault and floor exercise.

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Romania's Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis have won the first rowing gold medal of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in women's double sculls.

The Romanian crew dominated the field at the Sea Forest Waterway to add an Olympic crown to the many other titles they have won over the past two years.

OLYMPIC GAMES

Why is Russia called ROC at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics?

When Russia is not Russia

Following the ROC's gold medal win people have, once again, been asking us about the background to the team name and flag.

Here's a summary to help you out.

Olympics

US swimmer Ledecky chanelled family inspiration to take gold after 200m disappointment

US swimmer Katie Ledecky drew on family inspiration as she ended her wait for a gold at the Tokyo Games with victory in the women's 1500m freestyle final.

Ledecky, who Olympic great Micheal Phelps hailed as "the best female swimmer that we have ever seen", had endured a frustrating start to the Games, failing to defend the 200 metre and 400m free golds which she won at Rio 2016.

Australia's Ariarne Titmus has instead enjoyed the breakthrough to stardom this time around, but Ledecky finally struck gold in Tokyo as she powered to glory in the maiden women's 1500m event.

It took her total of Olympic golds to six – the 24-year-old becoming the fourth female swimmer to reach that mark, after compatriots Jenny Thompson (eight) and Amy van Dyken (six), and Germany's Kristin Otto (six).

Ledecky, who clocked in at 15:37.34, is also just the fourth American woman to claim six golds, after Thompson, Van Dyken and Allyson Felix.

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OLYMPIC GAMES | SURFING

Tokyo Olympics 2021: USA's Carissa Moore wins surfing gold

As we reported earlier, the USA's Carissa Moore claimed Olympic gold medal glory on surfing's Games debut as she dazzled in waters made choppier than normal by the nearby tropical cyclone.

Born in Hawaii, where she still lives, and a former student of the Punahou prep school that was also attended by Barack Obama and Michelle Wie, Moore added to her four world titles with the Tokyo 2020 top prize.

Learn more about the Hawaii star.

Japan's Tsuzuki wins bronze in women's surfing

In the women's surfing competition, Japan's Amuro Tsuzuki has beaten the USA's Caroline Marks to the bronze medal.

Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around competition

Reuters - Simone Biles, who shocked the world by pulling out of the team all-around competition in the Tokyo Olympics, has also withdrawn from the individual all-around competition, USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Twitter on Wednesday.

Biles would be evaluated to see if she can take part in individual apparatus competitions still ahead, the statement said. Her place in the all-around would be taken by Jade Carey.

Surfing: Carissa wins gold in style

Carissa Moore won the first women's Surfing gold medal in Olympics history.

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