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Jamaican gold medallist Hansle Parchment tracks down woman who…

SKY NEWSParchment went back to find the woman and handed her the Olympic gold medal he may not have won were it not for her kindnes An Olympic champion from Jamaica tracked down the woman who gave him a taxi fare after he was in danger of missing his race in Tokyo - and she's now in line for a free trip to the island. Jamaica's Hansle Parchment won gold in the 110m hurdles but caught the bus to the wrong place for
Athletics-Thompson-Herah completes sprint double-double

Athletics-Thompson-Herah completes sprint double-double

Elaine Thompson-Herah completed a second successive Olympic sprint double on Tuesday when she won 200 metres gold in a blistering 21.53, the second-fastest time in history. The Jamaican controlled the race from the start and was a clear winner, but 18-year-old Christine Mboma of Namibia produced an astonishing final 30 metres to make up four places and take silver in 21.81. Thompson-Herah, 29, ran 21.66 to win her semi-final. But, on a warm and humid evening at the Olympic Stadium, she was able
Many 'twisties' and turns, but Simone Biles exits Games a champion

Many ‘twisties’ and turns, but Simone Biles exits Games…

TOKYO, Aug 4 - Simone Biles was always expected to make headlines at the Tokyo Olympics. The U.S. gymnast did just that, and more - but not in a way anyone would have ever expected. While Biles did not rewrite the Olympic record book as planned, she did leave an indelible mark on the Tokyo Games, changing the narrative from winning medals to championing athlete mental health and well-being. Suddenly everyday conversation revolved around the "the twisties", a type of mental block where
Singapore beat France in women’s table tennis team event, to face favourites China in quarter-finals

Singapore beat France in women’s table tennis team event,…

TOKYO: Singapore’s women’s table tennis team have progressed to the quarter-finals at the Tokyo Olympics after they beat France 3-0 on Monday (Aug 2). They will next face defending champions China, who swept past Austria on Sunday. Singapore got off to a strong start in the round of 16 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium after Lin Ye and Yu Mengyu combined to win their doubles match 3-0. World number 9 Feng Tianwei followed that up with a 3-2 victory over Prithika Pavade stretch
Medvedev battles heat to stay on track for Djokovic Olympic showdown

Medvedev battles heat to stay on track for Djokovic…

TOKYO: Daniil Medvedev struggled with the heat in Tokyo on Wednesday (Jul 28) before reaching the Olympic quarter-finals, staying on course for a heavyweight clash with Novak Djokovic. Second seed Medvedev defeated Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to set up a last-eight meeting with Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain at Ariake Tennis Park. Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Medvedev, who had urged organisers to delay start times after his opening match, again found the temperatures testing as the extreme weather policy once more
'My best caddie': Chinese Taipei golfer enlists wife for Olympic bid

‘My best caddie’: Chinese Taipei golfer enlists wife for…

TOKYO: Chinese Taipei golfer CT Pan has found an ingenious way around the "no family" rule at the spectator-free Tokyo Olympics - he employs his wife as his caddie. Pan, who has enjoyed one win on the United States PGA Tour in 2019, said on Wednesday (Jul 28) that his wife Michelle Lin could be key to a podium finish when the men's event starts at Kasumigaseki Country Club on Thursday. "Since this is the biggest event in my life, and for the
The swimming world records most at risk in Tokyo

The swimming world records most at risk in Tokyo

TOKYO: : Michael Phelps' 23 Olympic swimming gold medals is a record that may never be beaten but the Tokyo pool could still see the world's best push the boundaries of human performance to new heights. The number of records from 2008-09, when now-banned bodysuits ruled the pool, has dwindled but some look likely to remain out of reach for years to come. Others, however, are vulnerable. Phelps, now retired, told Reuters last December that disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic meant records
US tennis teen Gauff to miss Olympics with COVID-19 positive

US tennis teen Gauff to miss Olympics with COVID-19…

WASHINGTON: American teen tennis star Coco Gauff will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19, she announced on Sunday (Jul 18). Gauff, coming off a run to the fourth round at Wimbledon, tweeted her sadness at missing out on "a dream come true" at age 17. "I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and won't be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo," Gauff tweeted. "It has always been a dream
Djokovic says he will play Tokyo Olympics

Djokovic says he will play Tokyo Olympics

PARIS: World number one Novak Djokovic said on Thursday (Jul 15) he will play at the Tokyo Olympics, paving the way for the first Golden Grand Slam by a male player. "I booked my flight for Tokyo and will proudly be joining #TeamSerbia for the Olympics," tweeted Djokovic. The Serb has already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this year and needs just Olympic gold and the US Open to become the first man to sweep the Golden Grand Slam.
Canada's Andreescu withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

Canada’s Andreescu withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

LONDON: Canada's Bianca Andreescu has decided not to compete at the Tokyo Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the former US Open champion said on Monday (Jul 12). Andreescu is the latest big-name player to opt out of the Jul 23-Aug 8 Games. Rafa Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, Serena Williams and Simona Halep have already announced their decisions to skip the pandemic-delayed Olympics. "I have been dreaming of representing Canada at the Olympics since I was a little girl," world
Petition against Tokyo Olympics with 350,000 signatures submitted to organizers

Petition against Tokyo Olympics with 350,000 signatures submitted to…

A petition calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics which garnered 350,000 signatures in nine days was submitted to organisers on Friday, reflecting growing public opposition to the event as a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections sweeps Japan. "Stop Tokyo Olympics" campaign organiser Kenji Utsunomiya said the global festival of sport - already postponed from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic - should take place only when Japan can welcome visitors and athletes wholeheartedly. "We are not in that situation and therefore
'New butterfly queen' boosts China's Olympic hopes

‘New butterfly queen’ boosts China’s Olympic hopes

SHANGHAI: Chinese media hailed Zhang Yufei as "the new butterfly queen" after she soared at the national swimming championships, firing a warning of intent with the Tokyo Olympics under three months away. The 23-year-old walked off with five gold medals and a silver after the action - which doubled as Olympic trials - concluded on Saturday (May 8) in the coastal city of Qingdao. She clocked 2:05.44 in the women's 200m butterfly, easily the fastest time in the world this year, and also
Anti-Olympics campaign gains traction online in Japan

Anti-Olympics campaign gains traction online in Japan

An online petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled has garnered almost 200,000 signatures in the past few days, as public concerns mount over holding the Games in a pandemic. With less than three months to go before the start of the summer Olympics, already postponed for a year due to the coronavirus, questions still remain over how Tokyo can hold the global event and keep volunteers, athletes, officials and the Japanese public safe from COVID-19. In two days since its
Myanmar swimmer ditches Olympic dream to protest junta violence

Myanmar swimmer ditches Olympic dream to protest junta violence

BANGKOK: A Myanmar swimmer has abandoned his dream of competing at the Tokyo Olympics in protest at the junta ruling his homeland, saying that taking part would be "propaganda" for the regime. Win Htet Oo is one of Myanmar's top swimmers but in early April, the 26-year-old said he was no longer interested in going to Tokyo. "To accept the MOC (Myanmar Olympic Committee) as it is currently led is to recognise the legitimacy of a murderous regime," he wrote in a statement
Australia says 'not safe' to compete at Tokyo Olympics diving test

Australia says ‘not safe’ to compete at Tokyo Olympics…

SYDNEY: Australia's diving team said it was "not safe" to travel to Japan as they withdrew from a Tokyo Olympics test event on Friday (Apr 23) just three months before the pandemic-postponed Games begin. The Diving World Cup was set to take place from May 1 to 6 in the Japanese capital. But with the Japanese government due to impose new virus states of emergency in Tokyo and three other regions on Friday, Diving Australia said they had concluded it would "not be

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India women’s hockey core group to…

The 25-member Olympic core group will undergo mandatory quarantine before the commencement of training. New Delhi: The Indian women hockey's core group will return to the national camp in Bengaluru on Sunday to restart the preparations for the Tokyo Games after a 10-day break. The 25-member Olympic core group will undergo mandatory quarantine before the commencement of training. In January, the team toured Argentina where it played seven matches against the home country's junior, B team and the senior side, ranked number two
Tokyo Olympics must be 'reconsidered' due to Japan's failure to contain pandemic - report

Tokyo Olympics must be ‘reconsidered’ due to Japan’s failure…

Japan's inability to contain the COVID-19 pandemic means that plans to hold the Olympics in Tokyo should be reconsidered, health experts wrote in a commentary. The 2020 Games, already delayed by one year, are due to begin in fewer than 100 days, even as Japan expands quasi-emergency measures to halt a fourth wave of infections. Japan has exhibited "poor performance" in containing virus transmission, along with limited testing capacity and a slow vaccination rollout, according to the commentary published in the British Medical
Semenya open to 5,000m qualification bid for Tokyo Olympics

Semenya open to 5,000m qualification bid for Tokyo Olympics

Caster Semenya retained her 5,000m title at the South African Athletics Championships on Thursday (Apr 15) and confirmed she would not be attempting to qualify for the 200m at the Tokyo Games. The double Olympic 800m champion cannot compete over her favoured distance having refused to abide by a World Athletics ruling that athletes with differences in sexual development competing in races ranging from 400m to a mile must reduce their naturally high levels of testosterone. She has taken that fight to the
Olympics 'difficult' after COVID-19 spikes, warns Japan medical group

Olympics ‘difficult’ after COVID-19 spikes, warns Japan medical group

TOKYO: Holding the postponed Tokyo Olympics this summer will be "really difficult" given a spike in COVID-19 infections across Japan, the head of the Tokyo Medical Association has warned. Haruo Ozaki sounded the alarm as rising daily cases prompt new coronavirus restrictions in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan. "If infections spread further, in reality it would be difficult to hold the Olympics in its regular form with athletes coming from various countries, even if the Games are held with no spectators," the Sports

North Korea pulls out of Tokyo Olympics, citing coronavirus…

With the Games just months away, the regime’s sports ministry says it wants to protect athletes from the ‘global health crisis’. North Korea’s sports ministry said on Tuesday that it will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics this year to protect its athletes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made at a meeting of North Korea’s Olympic committee, including its sports minister Kim Il guk, on 25 March the ministry said on its website, called Joson Sports. “The committee decided not to join the