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Gymnast Biles quits over mental health, Hungarian swimmer wins despite ripped trunks: Olympics News
Updated 02:08, 29-Jul-2021
Sun Lan

·  Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has withdrawn from the gymnastics individual all-around final to "focus on her mental health." A statement from USA Gymnastics confirmed the decision: "We wholeheartedly support Simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her wellbeing."

· Dutch athletes in hotel quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 successfully protested over a lack of fresh air in their rooms, winning 15 minutes a day at an open window. Six team members demonstrated in the hotel lobby over what taekwondo fighter Reshmie Oogink described as an "Olympic jail."

· There was a third gold medal in the diving for China. Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi won the men's 3-meter synchronized springboard with their flawless performance. China earlier won gold in the women's 10-meter synchro and women's 3-meter synchro. 

· Kristof Milak of Hungary set a new Olympic swimming record in the men's 200-meter butterfly but says he could have gone even faster if he hadn't torn his trunks. Milak won by almost two body lengths and despite winning gold said the incident 10 minutes before the race had disrupted his concentration.

· The tiny Pacific Island of Fiji completed a successful defence of its rugby sevens title beating New Zealand 27-12 in the final. The players are looking forward to being reunited with their families for the first time in nearly five months due to lockdown and quarantine rules. 

· Shi Zhiyong of China set a world record and won his second gold medal in weightlifting in the men's under-73kg category. Shi lifted 166kg in the snatch and 198kg in the clean and jerk for a total 364kg. That was one kilogram more than his previous record.

· Romania's women's double sculls pair Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis won the first rowing gold medal of the Games 24 hours later than expected after tropical storms forced the schedule to be changed.

·  Tom Dean, James Guy, 18-year-old Matthew Richards and Duncan Scott clinched another swimming gold for Great Britain in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay. It was the first time a British quartet has won the event since it made its debut more than a century ago. 

·  Lasha Bekauri won Georgia's first gold medal of the Games beating Eduard Trippel of Germany in the judo under 90kg final. The athlete's head physician burst into tears of relief having helped the judoka back from a shoulder injury last year.

 

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China's quadruple sculls team celebrate with their gold medals. /Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters

China's quadruple sculls team celebrate with their gold medals. /Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters

Zongyuan Wang and Siyi Xie of China celebrate after winning the gold medal for a flawless performance in the Men's 3m Springboard Synchro./Aleksandra Szmigiel/Reuters

Zongyuan Wang and Siyi Xie of China celebrate after winning the gold medal for a flawless performance in the Men's 3m Springboard Synchro./Aleksandra Szmigiel/Reuters

Lasha Bekauri of Georgia celebrates with his coach after winning Judo gold. /Annegret Hilse/Reuters

Lasha Bekauri of Georgia celebrates with his coach after winning Judo gold. /Annegret Hilse/Reuters

Fiji players celebrate after retaining their Olympic title in the Men's Rugby Sevens. /Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Fiji players celebrate after retaining their Olympic title in the Men's Rugby Sevens. /Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Aldo Montano of Italy in action against Oh Sanguk of the Republic of Korea, who went on to win gold. /Carl Recine/Reuters

Aldo Montano of Italy in action against Oh Sanguk of the Republic of Korea, who went on to win gold. /Carl Recine/Reuters

GOLD MEDALISTS

3x3 BASKETBALL

Men: Latvia

Women: U.S.

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

Men's All-Around: Daiki Hashimoto (Japan)

CYCLING: ROAD

Men's Individual Time Trial: Primoz Roglic (Slovenia)

Women's Individual Time Trial: Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands)

DIVING

Men's Synchronized 3m Springboard: Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi (China)

EQUESTRIAN

Dressage Individual: Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (Germany)

FENCING

Men's Sabre Team: Republic of Korea

JUDO

Women - 70kg: Chizuru Arai (Japan)

Men - 90kg: Lasha Bekauri (Georgia)

ROWING

Women's Double Sculls: Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis (Romania)

Men's Double Sculls: Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias (France)

Women's Four: Australia

Men's Four: Australia

Women's Quadruple Sculls: China

Men's Quadruple Sculls: The Netherlands

RUGBY SEVENS

Men: Fiji

SWIMMING

Women's 200m Freestyle: Ariarne Titmus (Australia)

Women's 1,500m Freestyle: Katie Ledecky (U.S.)

Women's 200m Individual Medley: Yui Ohashi (Japan)

Men's 200m Butterfly: Kristof Milak (Hungary)

Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay: Great Britain

WEIGHTLIFTING

Men's 73kg: Shi Zhiyong (China)

 

MEDAL EVENTS ON THURSDAY

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

Women's all-around

CANOE SLALOM

Women's C1

FENCING

Women's Foil - Team

JUDO

Women - 78kg

Men - 100kg

ROWING

Women's Pair

Men's Pair

Lightweight Women's Double Sculls

Lightweight Men's Double Sculls

SHOOTING

Trap Men

Trap Women

Men

SWIMMING

Women's 200m Butterfly

Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

Men's 100m Freestyle

Men's 800m Freestyle

Men's 200m Breaststroke

TABLE TENNIS

Women's Singles

Source(s): AP ,Reuters

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