Tokyo Olympics 2021 medal count updates | summary for 29 July
Tokyo Olympics: medal table as it stands
Tokyo Olympics: live medal table (in rank order)
China: Gold 16 Silver 7 Bronze 10 (33)
Japan: Gold 15 Silver 4 Bronze 7 (26)
United States: Gold 14 Silver 16 Bronze 11 (41)
ROC: Gold 9 Silver 12 Bronze 9 (30)
Australia: Gold 9 Silver 2 Bronze 11 (22)
Great Britain: Gold 6 Silver 9 Bronze 8 (23)
Republic of Korea: Gold 4 Silver 3 Bronze 5 (12)
Netherlands: Gold 3 Silver 7 Bronze 5 (15)
France: Gold 3 Silver 5 Bronze 3 (11)
Germany: Gold 3 Silver 4 Bronze 7 (14)
Canada: Gold 3 Silver 3 Bronze 5 (11)
New Zealand: Gold 3 Silver 3 Bronze 1 (7)
Italy: Gold 2 Silver 7 Bronze 10 (19)
Host Japan claims the first badminton medal of the Games!
Watanabe Yuta and Higashino Arisa beat Hong Kong China's Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet in straight games to bag the bronze in mixed doubles.
The all-Chinese final will be held later in the day.
Gymnastics: Suni Lee takes gold for USA!
Suni Lee has pipped the Brazil and ROC athletes to the post to swipe the gold in the women's individual all-round. She finishes with a score of 57.433
Fencing: Russian athletes take gold in the women's foil fencing with victory over France, who take silver. Italy won the bronze, as aforementioned.
Another gold for Japan in Judo as Wolf Aaron defeats CHO Guham of South Korea, who takes the silver. Bronze went to Jorge Fonseca (POR) and Niiaz Iliasov (ROC).
Team USA are currently competing the women's gymnastics all-round finals. One routine down from Jade Carey, three to go.
The four-time Olympic gymnastics champion, who was expected to become the most-decorated gymnast in history this summer, paralyzed the world when her withdrawal from the individual all-around competition came public Wednesday.
“Emotionally, it varies on the time and moment. Coming to the Olympics and being the head star isn’t an easy feat,” said Biles to the NBC before confessing that what she was actually going through was not a physical issue but a mental related one known as the “twisties”.
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.
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.
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.
While no one athlete can be expected to match the recent dominance of Simone Biles, the reigning gold medal winner for the individual all-around and the favorite after Sunday’s qualifier, the U.S. will get to turn to another top-ranked competitor in the event: 21-year-old Jade Carey.
A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Carey, finished ninth overall in women's qualifying Monday. Her performance did not make the cut to move onto the second round where 24 athletes were selected, based on International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) rules limiting each country to two competitors. She posted the third-highest score for Team USA, behind Biles and Sunisa Lee.