USA at Tokyo Olympics 2021 live updates: athletics 50 kilometre race walk, medal count, athletes and results, today 5 August
Tokyo Olympic Games: Day 13 live updates
Events ahead/underway (times in ET)
Track & Field Finals: Men's 50km Race Walk Final - 4.30pm
Basketball: Women's semi-final US vs Serbia - 00.40am
Beach Volleyball: Bronze and gold medal matches - from 9pm
Soccer: Women's gold medal match (Sweden vs Canada) - 10pm
- Crouser, Kovacs secure USA 1-2 in men's shot put final
- Jamaica's Hansle Parchment takes gold in men's 110m hurdles final
- Basketball: Durant and Booker take Team USA to gold medal match
- Soccer: Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd earn bronze for USA in thriller
- Katie Nageotte wins women's pole vault final
- Baseball: Team USA beat Korea to reach final
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50km race walk is go
The men's 50km race walk is underway at Odori Park in Sapporo.
It's the longest race at the Olympics:
With the men's 50km race walk due to get going at 4:30pm EDT, we take a look at the event's rules and its history at the Olympics.
After taking only two shots in the fourth quarter of his team's 90-89 semi-final defeat to France today, Slovenia star Luka Doncic stood by his play calling, telling reporters: "My shots weren't falling today, so I was trying to find open team-mates."
Ahead of the women's and men's Olympic marathons, which take place at 6pm on Friday and 6pm on Saturday EDT, we take a closer look at the exact distance of the event, how this has evolved... and the role of the British royal family on it all.
Check out how things stand in the Tokyo 2020 medal table, where Australia now sit fourth after equalling their best-ever haul of 17 golds.
USA to face France in men's basketball final
Team USA are to meet France in the gold-medal match of the men's basketball tournament on Saturday, after the French saw off Slovenia 90-89 in the second semi-final in Japan. The US booked their spot in the final by beating Australia 97-78.
Baseball: Team USA beat Korea to reach final
Team USA cruised to a 7-2 victory against Korea in the men's baseball semi-final and will now play in its first gold medal game since 2000.
Nafissatou Thiam is a double Olympic champion!
The Belgian athlete wins gold in the women’s heptathlon.
The Netherlands' Anouk Vetter and Emma Oosterwegel won silver and bronze respectively.
In a thrilling finish to the event Oosterwegel produced a stunning display in the 800m. Knowing that she needed to finish ahead of America's Kendell Williams by a large distance, she did just that, running the race of her life to take bronze.
Thiam becomes the first woman since Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 1992 to win back-to-back Olympic heptathlon titles.
Lewis slates USA
American sprinting great Carl Lewis says the USA's failure to qualify for the men's 4x100m final is a "total embarrassment."
The world champions were favourites to win a first Olympics gold in the relay since 2000, however, their quartet of Trayvon Bromell, Fred Kerley, Ronnie Baker and Cravon Gillespie trailed home sixth, in a heat won by China.
In a post on Twitter, Lewis, said: "The USA team did everything wrong in the men's relay.
"The passing system is wrong, athletes running the wrong legs, and it was clear that there was no leadership. It was a total embarrassment, and completely unacceptable for a USA team to look worse than the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) kids I saw."
Megan Rapinoe scored direct from a corner as she and fellow United States veteran Carli Lloyd hit doubles to sink Australia 4-3 in the Olympic Games bronze medal game.
Australia's replies came from Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord and Emily Gielnik in the seven-goal feast at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium.
It was 36-year-old Rapinoe and 39-year-old Lloyd who stole the show, though, on what may prove to be farewell appearances for the superstar duo.
Whether they play on in the short term for the national team remains to be seen, but this was likely a final outing at the Olympics for both, and they went out in style.
Steven Gardiner wins men’s 400m final
Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas sprinted home to seal gold in the men's 400m final finishing ahead of Anthony Jose Zambrano in silver and London 2012 winner James Kerani from Grenada in the bronze spot.
Another gold for Team USA
Olmsted Falls’ Katie Nageotte is the Olympics gold medalist in the pole vault.
Nageotte has won with a height of 4.90 seeing off Russian world champion Anzhelika Sidorova (4.85m) in silver and Britain's Holly Bradshaw (4.85) who won bronze, a first-medal for the three-time Olympian.
Sandra Sánchez is the first ever Karate Olympic Champion
She takes gold in the women's kata competition with a score of 28.06.
Belgium win gold in hockey
Belgium are the Men's Hockey Olympic Champions! They beat Australia 3-2 in a shoot-out.
Kenya’s Abel Kipsang breaks Noah Ngeny’s Olympic record
Defending champion Matthew Centrowitz is eliminated.
Sweden-Canada match kick-off time moved
Reuters - The women's Olympic football final between Sweden and Canada has been moved to a later kick-off time following a request from both countries, Sweden's FA said in a statement on Thursday.
The game was due to kick off at 11am local time in Tokyo but met complaints due to the expected mid-day heat and will now be played at 9pm local time.
"It feels good that our desire for a later kick-off has been well received, and that we now how a match time that is better suited to the players in terms of the heat," said the head of Sweden's women's team, Marika Domanski Lyfors, in a statement.
Team USA advance to final
The USA, Jamaica and Great Britain have qualified in first, second and third from the second heat of the women’s 4x400m.
The Netherlands and Canada go through as fastest losers over the two heats.
Matthew Walls claims Great Britain's first track cycling gold medal of Tokyo 2020 in the Men's Omnium!
USA book their ticket to water polo final
Maddie Musselman and the U.S. beat ROC 15-11 to advance to the women’s water polo final, continuing the team’s bid for a third consecutive gold medal.
The U.S. beat the same rivals team 18-5 last week, but the ROC were much more engaged in the semifinal meeting. The U.S. had to rally after they trailed 7-4 with 48 seconds left in the first half.
Musselman scored five times, and captain Maggie Steffens had three goals. Next up for the U.S. are the winners of the Spain-Hungary semifinal.
A popular groundswell of support for Megan Rapinoe to run for US president after the USWNT triumphed at the 2019 World Cup, where she won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball, is an indication of the appeal of the OL Reign captain beyond the pitch. The 36-year-old USWNT star winger is a vocal advocate of LGBTQ rights and unafraid to speak her mind: during that 2019 campaign she entered into a social media war of words with then-White House incumbent Donald Trump and, perhaps unsurprisingly and despite online spats rarely producing winners, Rapinoe emerged with her reputation enhanced.
American BMX racer Connor Fields is set to be released from hospital today, less than a week after an awful crash in the Olympic semi-finals left him with a brain bleed.
Chief medical officer for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Jonathan Finnoff, said in a statement that Fields would be able to return to his home in Henderson, Nevada, and start his rehabilitation.
Fields has since posted on Twitter to say he can only stand for 5-10 minutes but is recovering.
Quan Hongchan wins gold!
The 14-year-old received two perfect 10 scores to win gold in the women's 10m platform.
Team USA 97 vs 78 Australia 2021 Tokyo Olympics summary, stats, highlights
Team USA is headed to the men's basketball finals after trouncing Australia, 97-78.
The US came back from a 15-point deficit in the second quarter, pulling away without looking back.
Kevin Durant led with 23 points and 8 rebounds.
In women's boxing, Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee gets the bronze in the women's lightweight division.
Kellie Anne Harrington of Ireland advances to the final.
Team USA turns the game around in the men's basketball semi-final against Australia.
The US takes a commanding lead at the end of the third quarter, 74-55.
India wins its first medal in Olympic men's hockey in 41 years, taking home the bronze.
They defeated Germany at the turf, 5-4. India's last medal in the sport was a gold at the 1980 Moscow Games.
The US narrows down Australia's lead to three at half-time in the men's basketball semi-final.
It's 42 for the US and 45 for Australia after the Americans shifted their game to high gear. The US trailed by as much as 15 points but went on a 16-4 scoring spree to close the gap.
Kevin Durant leads the score board with 15 points.
Australia takes the lead in the men's basketball semi-final game against the US.
The Boomers lead 33-26 with 6:34 left in the second quarter.
Cory Juneau of the US wins the bronze in the men's park skateboard final.
Australia's Keegan Palmer is the Olympic champion, while Pedro Barros brings home the silver for Brazil.
Lisa Carrington becomes New Zealand's most-decorated Olympian of all time after topping the women's kayak single 500m final.
It's her third gold medal at the Tokyo Games. She now has a total of five Olympic gold medals and one bronze.
Hugues Fabrice Zango of Burkina Faso gives his country its first-ever Olympic medal in the men's triple jump.
Zango takes home the bronze on his country's independence day, Portugal's Pedro Pichardo wins the gold, while Zhu Yaming of China gets the silver.
Ryan Crouser of the US sets a new Olympic record and wins the gold in the men's shot put event.
His teammate Joe Kovacs wins the silver for an American 1-2, while Tomas Walsh of New Zealand's throw lands him the bronze.
American Nevin Harrison dominates the women's canoe single 200m to grab the gold.
She edges out Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Canada who takes home the silver. Liudmyla Luzan of Ukraine takes the bronze.
Grant Holloway of the US takes the silver in the men's 110m hurdles.
World number 28 Hansle Parchment of Jamaica clinches the gold, while Ronald Levy, also of Jamaica, wins the bronze.
Team USA's Ryan Crouser breaks his own Olympic record in the men's shot put competition.
He threw an impressive 22.83 on his first attempt at breaking the record he set in Rio 2016.
Some good news on the cycling front...
USA Cycling confirms that Connor Fields of Team USA will be released from a Tokyo hospital. He has been recuperating from a head injury after a crash in the BMX racing semi-finals where he had to be carried out in a stretcher.
First ever climbing gold to be awarded today
If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and check out the the men's sport climbing finals today. The first gold medal in the sports history will be awarded today.
On your mark, set, jump
The men's long jump finals is the next event to get underway from Tokyo. Here's William Claye (USA) preparing for today's final. The first jump will take place at 10 pm ET.
Men's skateboarding park prelims through two heats
Brazilian Pedro Quintas dropped jaws in his stunning run of the preliminary rounds. He finishes on top of heat two 79.02. If you haven't seen him skate, this is what your missing
Medals to come in men's hockey
The bronze medal men's hockey game is about to begin, as both teams are warming up on the field.
When I dip, you dip, we dip
The women's 10m plattorm dive is next to commence from Tokyo. The event that wil give out a medal by morning's end starts at 9:00 pm ET. All eyes will be on Chinese teenagers Chen Yuxi and Quan Hongchan
Kick, Push part 2
Zion Wright omes out of heat one the leader of the pack in the mens' skateboard park prelims. Wright came in as one of the favorites to take gold, and his 67.21 did not dissapoint.
A Team strolls to vicotry in the semis
Team USA defeated Switzerlan in two sets in the opener of the women's beach volleyball semifinal. Klineman and Ross won 20-12, 20-11 to advane to the final where they will take on the winner of the Australia vs Latvia semi later today. Mr. T will most definetly be supporting the A Team in the final
A Team rolling
Team USA are up a set to none after a comfortable opener against the Swiss. They are just 21 points away form the gold medal match
Early events get Day 13 started
The A team is already in action as they match up against the Swiss in the women's beach volleyball semis. The men's skateboarding prelims are also underway in early morning action from Tokyo
FIrst gold of Day 13 goes to German Wellbrock
Florian Wellbrock takes the gold medal in the men's 10k marathon swim. The early bird long distance swim started before the sun was up in Tokyo, and after 1:48:33.7 the German will stand a top the podium as Kristof Rasovsky (HUN) takes silver and Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) will be going home with the bronze.
The "A team" is getting ready for their semifinal match against the Swiss. Alex Klineman and April Ross are a game away from the gold medal match. The action will begin at 8 pm ET Shiokaze Park
Sagstraom off to a hot start in Round 2
Round 2 of the women's golf tournament started about an hour ago. There are still a load of athletes yet to tee off, Day 1 leader Madelene Sagström's round is underway. She is two under through her first three holes, sitting at -7 for the tournament.
Team USA to play familiar foe in basketball semis
Ever since the shocking opening round defeat to France, Team USA has been a wrecking ball of destruction, crushing Iran, Czech Republic and most recently Spain to reach the semis on their quest of a fourth consecutive gold medal. KD and company will take on the Aussies right after midnight.
Road to Zion
Skateboarding has made a grand entrance in it's debut Olympic games, and today we turn to the men's park semis and final. The preliminary heats will start at 8pm ET. Zion Wright is a man of many talents, but today he will be soley focused on taking the gold home.
From the top rope
The women's 10m platform diving semis will get underway early Thursday in Japan, with the top performers qualifying for the final which will take place at 2 am ET. Pandelela Rinong made a splash in the 2012 Olympics, who's turn is it today? Chinese teenagers Chen Yuxi and Quan Hongchan secured the top two spots in preliminaries yesterday.
Early birds already in the water
The men's marathon 10k swim got Day 13 started very early on Thursday morning in Tokyo. Florian Wellbrock (GER) leads the pack by more than 10 seconds, but there is still a long way to go before the marathon comes to a close.
Busy Day 13 already underway
There will be 27 medals handed out on Day 13 of Tokyo 2020. The mens 400m final highlights the day at the Athletics track from the National Stadium. Medals in boxing, cycling, diving, hockey and sport climbing (debut medal) will all be awarded throughout the course of the day.
Biles thanks Japanese gym that helped her regain her form
Simone Biles on Wednesday thanked the Japanese gym she visited in secret to overcome a bout of "the twisties" that threatened to end her Olympic run in Tokyo before she battled back to win a bronze on the balance beam.
Biles spent several days out of the spotlight at the training facilities of Juntendo University where she was able to overcome the disorientation she was experiencing while performing her gravity-defying skills, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
"I'll forever be thankful for Juntendo for allowing me to come train separately to try to get my skills back," she wrote on Twitter.
"The Japanese are some of, if not the sweetest people I've ever met."
Juntendo is located in a suburb outside of Tokyo and there Biles was able to regain her confidence in privacy on the gym's soft mats and foam pits, the paper reported.
The 24-year-old American had come to Japan eyeing a record haul of six golds, but shocked the sports world when she pulled out of the opening event, the team competition, after just one vault.
She said she needed to prioritise her mental health and it appeared as if she would not return, but she staged a comeback to take the bronze in the final event on Tuesday.
Photo by REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
Crouser cramming the calories
Ryan Crouser, who won gold in Rio and will aim to defend his title in Tokyo, explained what a shot putter's diet is like. The US athlete smashed the 31-year-old world record at the US Track and Field Trials and will be one of the highlights of Day 13.
Allyson Felix, the most-decorated US athlete in track and field, is hoping to land another medal in her fifth Olympic Games.
Miller-Uibo and Felix on for 400m final showdown
Defending champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas cruised into the Olympic 400 metres final where she will face the woman she beat five years ago, Allyson Felix, who also progressed with a season's best race on Wednesday.
Miller-Uibo, the world leader in 2021, won gold five years ago in Rio de Janeiro after she dived across the finish line to capture victory from Felix.
On Wednesday, she easily won her semi-final, clocking, 49.60 seconds. American Felix was second in her race, in 49.89.
Miller-Uibo said she was glad she had progressed despite battling injuries.
"I have been going through a lot of injuries these past three days," she said. "We are battling through a lot right now but we are getting through it. We have a day off, so hope to get some treatment and be ready for the finals."
Felix, 35, is on her fifth Games and is seeking a 10th Olympic medal -- and seventh gold -- in her final tournament.
Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic, who won silver in the 4x400m mixed relay here, set a national record of 49.38 to power through to Friday's final.
Also contending for the podium will be Jamaica's Stephenie Ann McPherson, a 4x400m relay silver-medallist from 2016, who produced the fastest time of the semi-finals, a personal best of 49.34 ahead of Felix.
Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Tsimanouskaya arrives in Warsaw
A flight carrying Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya landed in Warsaw, where she intends to seek asylum, on Wednesday, live television pictures showed, after she travelled under Polish diplomatic protection from Tokyo via Vienna.
The 24-year-old sprinter, who had refused her team's orders to return home early from the Games, touched down on LOT Polish Airlines flight LO 226
Olympic Games Day 13: welcome
Hello everyone and welcome to Day 13 of the Olympic Games from Tokyo, where track and field events will continue, the USWNT face off against Australia in the bronze medal match and Team USA take on South Korea in the baseball semi-finals and Australia for a place in the men’s basketball final. Duke Ragan will also take on Albert Batyrgaziev in the ring with featherweight gold at stake.
Stay with us throughout the day or pop back and forth to check out how things are progressing. We'll make sure we're on top of the action for you...