Wrestling-American Steveson wins men’s freestyle super heavyweight gold
American Gable Steveson won gold in men’s freestyle super heavyweight wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili took the silver while Iran’s Amir Zare and Turkey’s Taha Akgul claimed the bronze medals.
Athletics-Simply ‘amazing’ Felix claims record 10th medal
She may have one more race to go but American Allyson Felix has already clinched an Olympic sendoff worthy of her astonishing career.
She won a record 10th Olympic medal on Friday after finishing third in the 400 metres, becoming the most decorated woman in track and field history as she surpassed Merlene Ottey in the all-time Olympic medal table in her final individual Olympic race.
Basketball-U.S. women to go for seventh straight gold v hosts Japan
Team USA have earned a chance to win a seventh straight gold medal in Olympic women’s basketball and will face host nation Japan, making their first ever appearance in a medal match.
Following the U.S. men’s resounding win in the semis, the American women on Friday booked a trip to the finals with a 79-59 drubbing of Serbia at the Saitama Super Arena.
Volleyball-U.S. set up final with Brazil by beating Serbia
The U.S. women’s volleyball team defeated world champions and Rio silver medallists Serbia in straight sets on Friday to reach the Olympic final where they face Brazil, who beat South Korea.
The United States, who took bronze in 2016, won 25-19 25-15 25-23 at Ariake Arena, with opposite Andrea Drews scoring 17 points and outside hitter Jordan Larson 15.
Cycling-Kenny seals historic fifth gold, Lavreysen sprints to glory
Track supremo Laura Kenny had warned against counting her out after a rare taste of defeat earlier this week and she proved as good as her word to become the most decorated female Olympic cyclist in history on Friday.
Shrugging off Britain’s shock loss by Germany in their usually dominant team pursuit, the 29-year-old joined trusty team mate Katie Archibald to destroy the field in the first women’s madison event held at an Olympics.
Beach volleyball-U.S. Ross, Klineman win gold in Tokyo Games
April Ross and Alix Klineman from the United States won the gold medal in the women’s beach volleyball by defeating Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy in the final on Friday.
The silver medal was awarded to Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy, and the bronze medal went to Swiss duo Anouk Verge-Depre and Joana Heidrich.
Karate-From rags-to-medal, Torres dedicates win to immigrant parents
When Ariel Torres was 11, he stood with a collection jar at a traffic light, day in and day out, striking karate poses as his father stood next to him holding a sign that read ‘Donations for Karate Competition’.
His family, who left Cuba for the United States when Torres was four, couldn’t afford the trip to the national karate championships that he wanted to compete in. But Torres’s parents didn’t want to disappoint their son, who never asked for much knowing that money was tight.
Soccer-Sinclair finally claims soccer gold for Canada
After two bronze medals in 2012 and 2016, Christine Sinclair finally got her hands on Olympic gold when Canada beat Sweden 3-2 on penalties at the Tokyo Games after Friday’s final ended 1-1 following extra time.
After going a goal down in the first half, the grit of the 38-year-old Sinclair and the Canadians saw them through against a Swedish side that seemed superior until they came undone in the shoot-out.
Athletics-On-fire Italy storm to astonishing sprint relay gold
Filippo Tortu ran a breathtaking final leg on Friday, as Italy added to an unprecedentedly rich Olympic harvest in athletics in Tokyo by pipping Britain by one-hundredth of a second for a shock 4×100 metre relay gold.
Friday’s race was one of the most open in years, missing the U.S. team that have dominated the event for decades but failed to make the final following a ragged run that saw them finish sixth in their semi-final.
Table Tennis-Dominant China take men’s team gold
China’s men took team gold on Friday, brushing Germany aside 3-0 in the final to put the seal on a dominant Olympic table tennis campaign.
Up against the world’s top three paddlers in Fan Zhendong, Ma Long and Xu Xin, the German team were always facing an uphill struggle, and China’s Xu and Ma steamrollered their opponents 3-0 in the opening doubles match.
Athletics-Jamaican women underline sprint dominance with big relay win
Fuelled by the three individual 100 metre medallists, Jamaica surged to an emphatic win in the women’s 4x100m relay on Friday, posting a national record 41.02 seconds to finish well clear of the United States and Britain.
Elaine Thompson-Herah, who now has all three available sprint golds at Tokyo, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson delivered again, after Briana Williams had done her job on the opening leg.
Climbing-Dominant Garnbret clinches first women’s climbing gold for Slovenia
Slovenian champion Janja Garnbret claimed the first gold medal in women’s climbing on Friday, solidifying her dominance in the field, as the sport’s debut appearance at the Olympic Games drew to a close.
Japan’s Miho Nonaka claimed silver, while compatriot Akiyo Noguchi took home the bronze in her final appearance as a competitive climber.
Athletics-Kenya’s Kipyegon retains 1500m gold, ends Hassan’s treble dream
Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon retained her title in the women’s 1,500 metres on Friday as she denied Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan her dream of winning an unprecedented Olympic treble.
Hassan had to settle for bronze as Britain’s Laura Muir took silver at the Olympic Stadium.