Latest Olympics: Superstar surfers dethroned at games in Tokyo | Sports news


TOKYO (AP) – The latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under severe restrictions after a year of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic:

Two superstar surfers were dethroned at the Olympics, where their sport premieres.

Japanese hometown hero Kanoa Igarashi landed an incredible 360 ​​degree reverse on the beach he grew up on. The almost perfect maneuver got him flying over the water for seven seconds and scored a 9.33, enough to beat Brazilian Gabriel Medina, the world’s best surfer.

Bianca Buitendag from South Africa again decided to wait the clock to get another big surprise, this time against the American phenomenon Caroline Marks who just couldn’t catch a good enough wave.

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In the final are Igarashi and the dominant Brazilian Italo Ferreira and Buitendag against the American Carissa Moore, the reigning world champion.

The US women lost in their last pool game in 3-on-3 basketball with 20:18 against Japan.

Despite the defeat, the Americans go into the knockout round as top seed after setting a 6-1 record over four days. The semifinals and medal games for the sport’s Olympic debut are scheduled for Wednesday.

With a score of 17 points on Tuesday, Japanese rider Mio Shinozaki made a 2-pointer to finally give her team the lead.

Serbia’s men went 6-0 into the semi-finals on Tuesday and secured a place in the semi-finals.

The US men did not qualify for the tournament.

Japan’s tennis superstar was eliminated from the Tokyo Olympics.

Naomi Osaka lost in the third round of the Tokyo tournament against former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova from the Czech Republic 6: 1, 6: 4.

Second-placed Osaka, who was born in Japan and grew up in the USA, struggled with her otherwise reliable basic strokes.

The 42nd Vondrousova produced a string of drop shot winners and other sly shots that got Osaka out of their comfort zone.

Osaka won their first two games in straight sets after a two-month mental hiatus. But the conditions were different on Tuesday with the roof closed because it was raining outside.

Naomi Osaka lost the first set of her Olympic tennis match in the third round against Marketa Vondrousova from the Czech Republic.

Vondrousova won 6-1 against the host nation’s superstar.

Osaka won their first two games in straight sets after a two-month mental hiatus. But the conditions are different on Tuesday with the roof closed because it is raining outside.

Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games on Friday.

The 42nd Vondrousova was the runner-up in the 2019 French Open.

The U.S. women’s volleyball team has inflicted the second consecutive loss on reigning gold medalist China.

The Americans won a tight first set 29-27 on their fourth setpoint before winning the last two sets 25-22 and 25-21. They improve to 2-0 in Tokyo after beating France in the opener. The US won bronze in 2016 and is aiming for its first gold medal in the sport.

China are still trying to win their first set of this tournament after being swept away by Turkey in the opener. The Chinese went 2-3 in the pool game in 2016 before rallying to win the gold.

Jordan Thompson led the Americans with a game high of 34 points.

Pang Wei and Jiang Ranxin increased China’s medal win in shooting, defeating Russians Artem Chernousov and Vitalina Batsarashkina to win gold on the 10-meter air pistol mixed team.

Pang and Jiang won the gold medal match in 16 to 14 rounds, each winning their second medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Pang and Jiang each took bronze in the individual 10-meter air pistol.

China has won seven medals, including two gold medals, in eight shooting competitions.

Medals are presented on a tray due to COVID-19 protocols, so Pang and Jiang took the medals from the presenter’s tray and put them around their necks.

The Ukrainians Oleh Omelchuk and Olena Kostevych defeated the Serbs Zorana Arunovic and Damir Mikec in the game for the bronze medal.

A typhoon brings wind, rain and cooler temperatures to the Tokyo Games.

Archery, rowing and sailing have adjusted their Tuesday schedules, but so far no other sports have had to make changes.

In the United States, the typhoon is just a medium-degree tropical storm. And it was actually a boon for surfers getting big waves for their final day of competition.

It’s a great change from the first three days of the Games, when the athletes braised in great heat. An archery competitor collapsed from heat stroke, and tennis players and skateboarders have complained that the heat was affecting their performance.

Brazilian men and American women lead the final day of competition in surfing, which is making its Olympic debut.

After the quarter-finals, the Brazilians Gabriel Medina and Italo Ferreira will meet the Japanese hometown hero Kanoa Igarashi and the Australian Owen Wright.

In the women’s semifinals, US champion Carissa Moore and Japanese Amuro Tsuzuki will meet. The young US phenomenon Caroline Marks will compete against Bianca Buitendag from South Africa.

Moore finally seems to have gained a foothold after struggling to gain momentum on a humble beach vacation unlike the big waves back home in Hawaii for the first two days.

She predicted yesterday that her teammate Marks, who grew up in Florida, would be the woman to beat.

The finals will take place late Tuesday, weather permitting.

Alaska has an Olympic champion in swimming.

17-year-old high school girl Lydia Jacoby gave the US a win in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, beating teammate and defending champion Lilly King.

Jacoby became the first swimmer in the state to ever join the U.S. Olympic swimming team.

Now she returns to Anchorage with a gold medal and wins in 1 minute, 4.95 seconds.

The South African Tatjana Schoenmaker took silver in 1: 05.22, while King gave the Americans another medal with bronze in 1: 05.54.

The American men lost a backstroke in the Olympic pool for the first time in 1992.

Russian athletes took the first two places in the 100-meter back, with Evgeny Rylov taking the gold medal in 51.98 seconds and teammate Kliment Kolesnikov taking the silver medal in 52.00 seconds. The reigning Olympic champion, the American Ryan Murphy, took bronze in 52.19.

It was the first US men’s Olympic defeat since the 1992 Barcelona Games. They have won gold 12 times in the last six Olympics, including Murphy’s 100- and 200-meter back swing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

But the streak eventually ended at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.

Kaylee McKeown has given the Australians another swimming gold medal.

McKeown reinforced her status as the world record holder in the women’s 100-meter back with a winning time of 57.47 seconds. That’s just under the mark it set of 57.45 this year.

Silver went to the Canadian Kylie Masse with 57.72, while the former world record holder Regan Smith from the USA went for bronze with 58.05.

At the Olympic Games, Australia has not had a single women’s title since 2008. Now they have two, with McKeown’s gold coming after Ariarne Titmus’ win on Monday in the 400 freestyle.

Great Britain won 1-2 in the men’s 200m freestyle at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.

Tom Dean took gold in 1 minute 44.22 seconds, while teammate Duncan Scott took silver in 1: 44.26. Bronze went to the Brazilian Fernando Scheffer in 1: 44.66.

The American Kieran Smith settled for sixth place after taking bronze in the 400 free round.

Defending champion Sun Yang was banned from the Tokyo Olympics for a doping violation. He is serving a four-year suspension but could return for the 2024 Paris Games.

The American “A-Team” of April Ross and Alix Klineman has guaranteed at least one more beach volleyball match at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The US women beat Spain on Tuesday morning 21:13, 21:16 for their second win in a row. With one more game in the preliminary round, they can’t do any worse than a three-way tie for the first, which would be broken during a lucky loser match after the round robin.

Ross, three-time Olympian who has already won silver and bronze, and first-time Klineman will play against the Dutch team of Sanne Keizer and Madelein Meppelink on Friday.

Flora Duffy won the Women’s Olympic Triathlon, winning Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medal and the first ever medal since 1976.

Duffy is a two-time former world champion in the triathlon series. She is competing in her fourth Olympic Games and is one of only two athletes to represent Bermuda in Tokyo.

The start of the race was postponed by 15 minutes due to the storm conditions around Tokyo Bay. Duffy pumped her arms above her head as she finished the swim, bike, and run course in 1 hour 55:36 minutes.

33-year-old Duffy had never finished eighth in her previous three Olympic triathlons. Bermuda had not won a medal at the Olympic Games since boxer Clarence Hill won bronze in heavyweight boxing in Montreal.

The British Georgia Taylor-Brown won the silver medal and the American Katie Zaferes won bronze.

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