Tokyo Olympics live updates: Caeleb Dressel wins his fourth and fifth gold medals, Simone Biles out of floor exercise

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Ledecky leaves Tokyo golden, Skinner replaces Biles; observe on Sunday

On Saturday, Simone Biles withdrew from extra occasions and Novak Djokovic misplaced once more. Olympic swimming wraps up on Sunday.

Sandy Hooper, USA TODAY

There’s excellent news and unhealthy information for U.S. athletes in Tokyo.

The excellent news? It was an enormous evening within the pool for American swimmers.

Caeleb Dressel added two extra gold medals to finish his Tokyo Olympics with 5 by profitable the 50-meter freestyle after which shortly later serving to the lads’s 4×100-meter medley relay crew set a world report.

Bobby Finke used a frantic late-race surge to win the gold within the males’s 1,500-meter freestyle. That is two golds within the distance swims for Finke, who additionally received the 800-meter freestyle.

The unhealthy information? It is beginning to seem as if the possibilities of seeing Simone Biles compete once more in Tokyo are dwindling. Biles has withdrawn from one other gymnastics occasion.

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The 45-year-old Rory Sabbatini, the oldest competitor within the 60-man golf area, set an 18-hole Olympic report by taking pictures a 61 on Sunday.

Sabbatini, who was born in South Africa and represented Slovakia, the house nation of his spouse and stepson, put himself into medal rivalry by taking pictures 10 below par. He entered the ultimate spherical seven again of the chief, Xander Schauffele of america.

Sabbatini, a six-time winner on the PGA Tour however and not using a triumph for the reason that 2010 Honda Basic except you depend the 2019 Slovak Open, attained Slovakia citizenship by way of marriage to Martina Stofanikova, who served as his caddy.

— Golfweek

French boxer Mourad Aliev refused to depart the ring Sunday for a number of minutes after he was disqualified from his combat in opposition to Britain’s Frazer Clarke.

In Spherical 1 of the tremendous heavyweight quarterfinal, three of the 5 judges had scored in favor of Aliev. However he was issued a warning in Spherical 2 and disqualified for head-butting, in keeping with studies.

Aliev, 26, was born to Azerbaijani dad and mom in Moscow earlier than shifting along with his household to France at age 6. He certified for the Tokyo Olympics on the 2021 European qualifying occasion in Paris.

Clarke advances to Wednesday’s semifinal. 

— Roxanna Scott

Raven Saunders of america received the silver medal within the ladies’s shot put.

Gong Lijiao of China received her first Olympic gold medal with a private better of 20.58 meters. Saunders’ high throw was 19.79.

Gong, the reigning two-time world champion, produced two efforts over 20 meters on her final two makes an attempt on the Olympic Stadium to cement her victory.

Veteran Valerie Adams of New Zealand received a bronze medal in her fifth and certain final Olympics. The 36-year-old Adams is a two-time Olympic champion and in Tokyo turned the primary girl to qualify for 5 Olympic finals within the shot.

Saunders’ silver was the second medal received by the U.S. up to now in observe and area after the 4×100-meter combined relay crew received the bronze on Saturday evening.

— Related Press

TOKYO — U.S. hammer thrower and Olympic gold-medal favourite DeAnna Value revealed Sunday that she is competing with a fracture in her proper foot.

Value superior to Tuesday’s remaining within the ladies’s hammer throw, however her finest throw was greater than 25 toes shorter than what she achieved on the Olympic trials in June. She mentioned she fractured the talus bone in her proper foot, close to the ankle, whereas throwing final month and the harm prevented her from coaching for 3 weeks.

“Simply to make it by way of, I am actually comfortable,” Value mentioned by way of tears. “I am hoping simply to place a pair extra issues collectively, and characterize properly.”

Value mentioned the harm has been mentally difficult to work by way of within the leadup to Tokyo, and it stays bodily painful. She’s been taping the foot however the ache is inevitable, she mentioned, as a result of it is the foot she makes use of to drive and generate energy.

“It is identical to, ‘OK, cannot do something about it.’ You simply grin and bear and it and also you simply preserve pushing by way of it,” she mentioned. “Fortunately the ache is not as unhealthy as what it has been, so to me, it is already a blessing.”

Fellow U.S. hammer throwers Brooke Andersen and Gwen Berry additionally superior to the ultimate. Group USA has by no means received an Olympic medal within the occasion.

— Tom Schad

TOKYO — The possibilities of seeing Simone Biles compete once more on the Tokyo Olympics are dwindling.

Biles introduced her withdrawal from the ground train remaining Sunday, a day earlier than it’s to be contested. She had already withdrawn from the all-around, in addition to the occasion finals for vault and uneven bars, that are scheduled for Sunday.

The final occasion remaining, for steadiness beam, is Tuesday, however a call on her availability for it has but to be made. Biles might be changed within the flooring remaining Britain’s Jennifer Gadirova.

Biles got here to Tokyo as the largest star of those Olympics, projected to win a report 5 gold medals. She pulled out of the crew competitors Tuesday after one occasion, saying psychological well being issues had been manifesting themselves in “the twisties,” a lack of air consciousness.

— Nancy Armour

TOKYO — The USA males continued their dominance within the 4×100 medley relay with a world-record efficiency on the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

The Individuals had been led by Caeleb Dressel who completed his exceptional Tokyo Video games with a fifth gold medal, swimming butterfly within the remaining relay of the meet. He received gold within the 50-meter freestyle earlier within the day.

The U.S. males completed in 3:26.78, beating the earlier world report by .50 seconds. 

The relay opened with Ryan Murphy on backstroke, adopted by Michael Andrew, who completed his breaststroke leg with the Individuals in second behind Nice Britain. Dressel then regained the lead and Zach Apple closed it out, anchoring the freestyle leg.

The U.S. has by no means misplaced the lads’s medley relay on the Olympics. The one time it has not received gold was in 1980 when your complete crew boycotted the Moscow Video games.

The U.S. finishes the swimming competitors with extra medals than some other nation, together with 30 general and 11 golds. Australia win 20 general and 9 golds.

— Peter Barzilai

The American ladies couldn’t maintain off Australia within the 4×100 medley relay, with Cate Campbell racing to the gold within the remaining freestyle leg to win in 3:51.60.

The USA received silver, .13 of a second behind the Aussies. Abbey Weitzeil fought to the end however touched in second in 3:51.73.

Emma McKeon, who swam the third leg Sunday, received her seventh Olympic medal in Tokyo, with 4 gold and three bronze. She is the primary feminine swimmer to win seven medals at a single Video games.

TOKYO — American Bobby Finke made it a shocking distance double at his first Olympics, profitable the gold medal within the males’s 1,500-meter freestyle. It’s the primary time an American has received Olympic gold within the occasion in 37 years.

The 21-year-old College of Florida swimmer received a shocking gold earlier this week within the males’s 800 freestyle. Sunday morning Finke used a late surge to win the 1,500 in 14:39.65, adopted by Ukrainian Mykhailo Romanchuk, who took silver, 1.26 seconds again.

— Roxanna Scott

TOKYO — American Caeleb Dressel made it Three for Three Sunday morning on the ultimate day of the Olympic swimming competitors, profitable the lads’s 50-meter freestyle for his third particular person gold medal of those Video games.

Dressel received in 21.07 seconds, setting an Olympic report, adopted by Florent Manaudou of France in 21.55. Brazil’s Bruno Fratus received bronze. 

Dressel, who received the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly earlier within the week, additionally received a gold within the males’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay. He had yet one more occasion remaining, the lads’s 4×100 medley relay, which america has by no means misplaced on the Olympics.

— Christine Brennan 

TOKYO — American Hannah Roberts exulted and wept after her spectacular first run Sunday within the ladies’s BMX Freestyle remaining on the Tokyo Video games. 

She seemed golden with a rating of 96.10, 10 factors larger than the rating of any of her opponents after the primary runs had been full on the Ariake City Sports activities Park. 

“…It may need been among the best runs I’ve ever carried out,’’ Roberts mentioned. “I used to be clearly tremendous stoked.’’  

Then got here the second runs. 

Charlotte Worthington of Nice Britain turned the primary girl to land a 360 backflip in competitors. She scored 97.50, claimed the gold medal and relegated Roberts to the silver medal. 

Every rider acquired two 60-second runs, with solely the highest rating counting. On Roberts’ second run, the ultimate run of the competitors, she stopped using after touchdown her second trick. 

She limped to the medal ceremony, wore a strolling boot to a press convention and defined she’d injured her foot on the second day of observe and damage it once more on her second run. However, no excuses. 

“Charlotte did some loopy issues,’’ Roberts mentioned. 

Among the many crazier issues involving Worthington is that in 2018 she was working within the kitchen of a restaurant fairly than competing full time. However that yr, Worthington mentioned, she attended some BMX contests and realized Nice Britain was assembling an Olympic crew. 

Worthington ultimately turned a part of that crew and headed to the Tokyo Video games with hopes of touchdown a 360 backflip. She pulled out of the trick on her first run, which resulted in a rating of 38.60. 

“To enter the second run, you’re always out and in of, ‘Can I do it? Is it the correct time? Is it not?’ ” she mentioned. “However I simply needed to place confidence in it being ingrained in my physique, the quantity of labor that we’ve put into it. 

“So going on the market the second time, I used to be simply prepared to present it my all once more. And as soon as I landed that trick, I knew I used to be on. I used to be just about zoned out for the remainder of the run.’’ 

— Josh Peter

TOKYO – Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes, ranked No. Three on the earth in seashore volleyball, misplaced within the Olympic spherical of 16 Sunday at Shiokaze Park.  

Canadians Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson, ranked No. 16, received 22-24, 21-18, 15-13 after being down a set and 10-Four within the second. 

“We made greater than sufficient alternatives for ourselves to win,” Claes mentioned. “Fought by way of that first, up in the long run and we allow them to again in. Everyone is sweet out right here so letting that door open just a bit and right here we’re, we misplaced.” 

Canada led 12-11 within the third set when a Sponcil serve was known as out. The U.S. challenged the decision and at first was profitable just for an additional evaluation to go Canada’s manner.  

Down 14-11, Sponcil and Claes held off two match factors earlier than dropping the third on a Wilkerson winner. 

“I believed it (Sponcils’ serve) was in,” Claes mentioned. “It sucks, however it shouldn’t have come all the way down to that third set. We did such a great job within the second then simply allow them to again in.” 

— Jeff Metcalfe 

Whereas the U.S. has just one medal up to now in athletics — a bronze from Saturday’s mixed-gender 4×400 relay  — finals are simply starting. 

In ladies’s shot put, which has its remaining at 8:35 p.m. ET, america’ Raven Saunders is a favourite after ending atop the rankings in qualifiers. An NCAA star at  Mississippi, Saunders threw 19.22 meters to place herself by way of to the finals and caught the eyes of many on social media for her distinctive facemask. 

Sunday morning stateside may also see males’s excessive soar, ladies’s triple soar and males’s 100-meter finals. Trayvon Bromell, who ran a 9.80 within the 100 on the U.S. Olympic trials, has gold-medal potential. The qualifying heats for the occasion will happen shortly behind the finals. 

Group USA’s Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes, school stars at UCLA and USC respectively, set off the spherical of 16 for girls’s seashore volleyball, the primary elimination spherical of the event. 

The younger duo is going through off in opposition to Canada’s Brandie Wilkerson and Heather Bansley at Eight p.m. ET. Neither of the U.S. nor Canada’s two groups confronted one another within the preliminaries. Sponcil and Claes received all three of their preliminary video games. 

Controversy has arisen in Tokyo over the long-standing requirement within the sport to put on bikini bottoms whereas enjoying. It isn’t the one sport on the Video games with criticized costume codes for girls. 

On the lads’s facet, motion begins at 11 p.m. ET with Phil Dalhausser and Nicholas Lucena of the U.S. in opposition to Qatar’s Ahmed Tijan and Cherif Younousse. The U.S. duo misplaced one match within the prelims in opposition to the Netherlands. 

Run into Richard Torrez Jr. within the Olympic village, and he’ll most likely present you a magic trick. He is been carrying a deck round with him to spark dialog with different athletes. 

The American tremendous heavyweight boxer, who graduated from highschool as valedictorian of his class, comes from a household of boxers. Each his father and grandfather had been boxers, and his dad even fought for the U.S. crew, although he did not make it to the Olympics. Torrez Jr. was invited to coach on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee coaching middle in 2017. 

Tyrell Biggs was the final boxer to medal for Group USA within the tremendous heavyweight division again in 1984. Torrez Jr. is one spherical away from medal rivalry having bested his opening spherical opponent on Thursday. He’ll head into the ring at 6:06 a.m. ET on Sunday for his quarterfinal bout in opposition to Cuba’s Dainier Pero. 

— Josh Peter

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