Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: highlights of the 2021 Olympics on August 6: the latest news and updates from Tokyo
Hhello everyone and welcome to our Tokyo Olympics 2020 blog live this Friday. This is our general live Olympic Games blog, where we will get the latest news and updates from all the Games. So stay with us to keep up to date with everything that is going on.
Latest news and updates from the Tokyo Olympics
5:30 p.m. CEST: Allyson Felix wins 10th Olympic medal record
Allyson Felix finished third in the 400 meters on Friday to win her 10th career medal and become the most decorated woman in Olympic track history.
Felix, 35, a mainstay of American athletics, started in the outside lane and edged Jamaica’s Stephanie Ann McPherson to take third place by 0.15 seconds.
5:00 p.m. CEST: Italy wins 4×100 relay gold
Italy won the men’s 4×100-meter relay to give Marcell Jacobs his second Tokyo Games gold.
Jacobs won the men’s 100-meter title last Sunday at the first post-Usain Bolt-era Olympics and was part of the team that won the sprint relay with a national record of 37.50 seconds.
3:00 p.m. CEST: Mexico wins bronze in football
Mexico beat Japan 3-1 on Friday to win bronze in football at Tokyo 2020. The Habs were three goals ahead on time, with goals from Francisco Cordova, Johan Vazquez and Ernesto Vega putting the game off. of any reasonable doubt. Japan closed the gap in the 78th minute thanks to Kaoru Mitoma, via an assist from Take Kubo, but it was too little too late.
The victory secured Mexico’s second Olympic football medal.
2:00 p.m. CEST: Prekovic wins gold in karate
Jovana Prekovic won a gold medal in karate – in the -61 kg category – after beating China’s Yin Xiaoyan. The Serbian was world champion in 2018, as well as European champion earlier this year.
11:45 am CEST: Belarusian scandal continues
Two Belarusian team coaches pulled from the Olympics, four days after trying to send a sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back in their country.
The International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that it had canceled and withdrawn the credentials of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich.
“Both coaches were asked to leave the Olympic Village immediately and did so,” said the IOC.
11:15 am CEST: Palmisano enters the history of Italy
Antonella Palmisano made Italian history on Friday, having won the Olympic women’s 20km walk in just under an hour and a half. It is the first time in history that Italy has won gold in this particular event.
Colombian Sandra Lorena Arenas finished second for silver, while Liu Hong of China took bronze.
11:00 a.m. CEST: Biles receives the hero’s welcome
Simone Biles was mobbed by fans and the media as she returned home to Dallas, Texas on Thursday after her experience at the Tokyo Olympics. In Tokyo, Biles won silver and bronze, but had a tough Olympics after pulling out of a number of events on mental health grounds after starting to suffer from the ‘twisties’.