Olympics Live: Latest Results and Medal Count in Tokyo

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We’re closing in on the end of the these Olympics and the standings of many countries are starting to come into focus. I’m not going to pretend to know what’s going to happen in the medal count, since that’s in the hands of our judges and statisticians. But I am going to look at how the medals are broken down by country.

With only a few days to go before the start of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the competition has been going strong in sports such as athletics, boxing, cycling and taekwondo. One of the oldest athletic events, the marathon, has begun. The marathon was introduced at the 1896 games in Athens. Since then, the distance of 26 miles 385 yards—or 42.195 kilometers—has remained unchanged.. Read more about olympic medals by country 2020 and let us know what you think.

Tokyo time is 7:41 p.m. on August 6th.

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Against Serbia, Breanna Stewart of the United States of America of America of America of America of America of America of America of America of America scored 12 points. Credit… The New York Times/Hiroko Masuike

TOKYO, JAPAN — During the Olympic competition, the United States women’s basketball team had a number of advantages, including a group of W.N.B.A. players who seem to have a lot of synergy.

One of the most significant factors may be that many of them have played in foreign leagues during the off-season or are currently doing so for lucrative contracts, making their opponents less acquainted than they would otherwise be.

Brittney Griner stated as much after leading the team to a 79-59 semifinal victory against Serbia, giving the Americans their 54th straight Olympic victory and 11th participation in the gold medal game, which will be played on Sunday.

“I have played many players of team Serbia abroad after playing nine years in the W.N.B.A., playing overseas, and knowing the guys,” said Griner, who is a member of the Phoenix Mercury and has played in China and Russia. “I can play well simply having that confidence and familiarity.”

That was a bit of an exaggeration. She finished the game with 15 points and 12 rebounds. The US was unbeatable, as they had been throughout the tournament, with to Chelsea Gray’s 14 points and Breanna Stewart’s 12.

The US has trampled through Nigeria, Japan, France, and Australia in a quarterfinal game, all by comfortable scores.

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The United States women are expected to win their eighth gold medal, and opponents have yet to find a way to stop their dynamic attack and defense. They have the most points, assists, and field goal % in the tournament, as well as the most star power, with players like Bird, A’ja Wilson, and Diana Taurasi.

Wilson said that the United States has been concentrating on strengthening its defense.

She said, “That comes from simply playing with each other and trusting the next tier of protection to be there.”

“We’re really beginning to tighten up on our defenders and our teams, and we’re really meshing together,” she said.

As the team continues to dominate, the pressure to fulfill the expectations of a seventh straight gold medal may be building. Is that energizing them?

With 15 points, Brittney Griner topped the American squad. Credit… The New York Times/Hiroko Masuike

“This is precisely where we want to be, so everything is on the line right now,” Stewart said. “We’re going to do all we can to bring home a gold medal.”

Nonetheless, she believes that the pressure to achieve the target may detract from an Olympic experience that is already constrained by pandemic procedures and laws.

“Right now, there’s so much pressure, like it’s seven straight overall, and things like that, that you lose track of what’s really going on and appreciate being at the Olympics,” Stewart said.

Serbia, which is now rated eighth in the world, was not seen as a doormat. They are the defending EuroBasket winners after a comeback victory against China in the quarterfinals; they are known for a gritty, if not spectacular, offense and a strong defense. With 13.5 points per game, Jelena Brooks leads the squad in scoring.

With 15 points and two rebounds, Yvonne Anderson, a U.S.-born athlete with Serbian citizenship, led Serbia beat the United States.

By defeating Australia, which is rated No. 2 in the world, the United States may have already pushed aside its toughest opponent in this tournament. Japan is rated tenth in the world, whereas France is ranked fifth.

The Americans, on the other hand, who are rated first — if that is necessary — have vowed to be ready for either France or Japan.

“The winning team will be more aggressive, but we have to battle through it,” Sylvia Fowles said. “At this moment, we’re completely focused on the job at hand. “All we care about is winning the gold.”

The Most Recent Medal Count

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30 35 27 92

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34 24 17 75

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16 23 22 61

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17 18 19 54

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22 10 15 47

The Canadian women’s soccer team after defeating the United States on Monday to advance to the gold medal match against Sweden on Friday.

The Canadian women’s soccer team advanced to the gold medal match against Sweden on Friday after beating the United States on Monday. Credit… The New York Times/Emily Rhyne

An action-packed Friday evening in Tokyo (Friday morning in the United States) includes broadcast coverage of the culmination of the women’s soccer tournament and the men’s bronze medal game. In a busy track and field schedule, the sprinter Allyson Felix will try to match or surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated American track and field athlete. All times are Eastern and are subject to network changes.

SOCCER At 1:30 a.m., NBCSN will broadcast a replay of the women’s bronze medal game between the United States and Australia. On USA, Telemundo, and Universo, the men’s bronze medal game between Mexico and Japan will begin at 5 a.m. Then, at 8 a.m., Canada and Sweden will compete for the gold medal in the women’s event on USA.

WATER POLO At 2:30 a.m., Greece and Hungary will compete in a men’s semifinal encounter. On CNBC, to be precise.

FIELD AND TRACK NBCSN will broadcast the women’s 20-kilometer race walk beginning at 3:30 a.m. Felix’s quest for a 10th Olympic gold in the women’s 400-meter final (8:35 a.m.) will be covered later on NBCOlympics.com, as will finals in the women’s 4x100-meter relay (9:30 a.m.), the women’s 1,500 meters (8:50 a.m.), the men’s 5,000 meters (8 a.m.), the men’s 4x100-meter relay (9:50 a. (7:50 a.m.). At 7:25 a.m., NBCOlympics.com will broadcast Round 1 of the men’s 4x400-meter relay.

DIVING The men’s platform finals will be shown on USA till 4:30 a.m.

GYMNASTICS RHYTHMIC At 4:30 a.m., USA will broadcast the qualifying round.

HANDBALL On NBCSN at 5:15 a.m., France will play Sweden in a women’s semifinal.

WRESTLING Medal matches in the 74- and 125-kilogram classes of men’s freestyle and the 53-kilogram class of women’s freestyle, as well as semifinal matches in three other categories, begin at 5:15 a.m. on the Olympic Channel. On the Olympic Channel, a repeat will begin at 9 a.m.

BASKETBALL On NBCSN at 7 a.m., Japan and France will compete in a women’s semifinal.

The women’s Madison finals, as well as the men’s and women’s sprints, will be shown on USA beginning at 7 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL On NBCSN at 9 a.m., Brazil and South Korea will compete in a women’s semifinal.

HOCKEY ON THE FIELD At 10 a.m., USA will broadcast the women’s gold medal game between the Netherlands and Argentina.

April Ross, left, and Alix Klineman of the United States won the gold medal match against Australia on Friday.

The United States’ April Ross and Alix Klineman won the gold medal match against Australia on Friday. Credit… The New York Times/David Mills

TOKYO, JAPAN — Alix Klineman of the United States won the gold medal on Friday with her partner April Ross, who earned her third Olympic medal, only four years after making the switch to beach volleyball.

On a scorching hot day at Shiokaze Park, the Americans defeated Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy of Australia, 21-15, 21-16. The Australians had an especially difficult time winning points on their serve, as an American dig, set, or spike appeared to be waiting for them at all times.

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Ross didn’t even play beach volleyball when she won her last Olympic gold with Kerri Walsh Jennings in 2016.

She was a professional indoor volleyball player who represented Italy and Brazil on an international level. In 2017, Klineman dreamt about competing in the Olympics and envisioned a career in beach volleyball. She started to research the trade.

Ross, a two-time Olympian, was on the sidelines. She recognized promise in Klineman, 31, noting a number of qualities, including her physique, work ethic, intellect, and passion.

“Alix studied the game more than anybody I’ve ever known,” Ross, 39, added. “She’d go home and watch a lot of video, and I’d think to myself, ‘Well, I’ve got to go home and watch video, too.’”

Without fans in the stands in Tokyo, it was easier to catch the pair’s enthusiasm and communication in the stadium. If there was no cheering, they would make up for it by encouraging each other even louder on their way to the gold.

“I simply can’t believe it,” Klineman remarked moments after they were named to the championship game. “It’s the most incredible sensation. You know, this is what we aspired to, and it’s what we worked for every day. But just because you work hard for it and do everything you can doesn’t guarantee that it will happen.”

They had an incredible run in the Tokyo Olympics, winning gold without dropping a set in any of their four matches, despite the oppressive heat. Klineman’s adjustment to a new sport and Ross’s wager on a new player were rewarded with supremacy.

“You need someone who is willing to work their tail off every day when you work for something like this,” Ross added. “And I had a feeling she was going to the beach to qualify for the Olympics. And I knew that was a motivating element for her to take such a risk for herself.”

“It all held up,” she remarked, raising her eyes to Klineman, who stands at 6 feet 5 inches.

Ross’ gold medal marks the conclusion of a career that was at times overshadowed by the best American beach volleyball players, Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, who won gold in 2004, 2008, and 2012, respectively.

Ross won silver with Jennifer Kessy in her maiden Olympic appearance in 2012, losing in the final against the famous pair. Ross teamed up with Walsh Jennings to win bronze in 2016 when May-Treanor retired.

She now has the whole set.

Allyson Felix shares the distinction of most decorated female Olympian in track and field with the Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey. She may achieve new milestones at the Tokyo Games.

Allyson Felix and Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey share the title of most decorated female Olympian in track and field. At the Tokyo Olympics, she has a chance to set new records. Credit… The New York Times/Hiroko Masuike

Allyson Felix’s presence seems particularly familiar, even reassuring, at a Summer Olympics when virtually nothing is recognized.

Felix is competing for a gold medal in track and field at the Summer Games.

She made her Olympic debut as an 18-year-old for the United States in the 2004 Athens Games, and she hasn’t let up since: she won one medal in Athens, two in Beijing in 2008, three in London in 2012, and three in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. She has also won 19 medals in global championships.

Felix is the most decorated female Olympian in track and field, with nine medals (six golds and three silvers). She is tied with Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey for the most medals (six golds and three silvers).

If she wins her 10th Olympic gold in the 400-meter final on Friday — or perhaps an 11th in the 4x400-meter relay on Saturday — she would equal or overtake Carl Lewis as the most decorated American athlete in track and field. (Finland’s Paavo Nurmi holds the most Olympic medals in the sport, with 12.)

There was a moment when Felix, 35, didn’t know whether he’d make it to the starting line for these Games.

Camryn, her daughter, was born in an emergency cesarean section in November 2018 while she was 32 weeks pregnant. Felix suffered from severe pre-eclampsia, putting her and her daughter’s life in jeopardy. Camryn spent weeks in the newborn critical care unit.

“There were a lot of times when I doubted myself,” Felix said after qualifying for Friday’s 400-meter final, finishing second behind Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson for automatic qualification.

Felix’s journey to the Games includes a trip to Congress and a split with her sponsor.

Her determination hasn’t waned. She came in Tokyo hungry, as she had been since her first appearance on the international stage. She is now a mother, an activist, and a businesswoman who has just launched her own shoe line, Saysh.

Mayor Takashi Kawamura of Nagoya bit the gold medal of the Japanese softball player Miu Goto during a ceremony on Wednesday.

During a ceremony on Wednesday, Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura bit the gold medal of Japanese softball player Miu Goto. Reuters/Kyodo/Reuters/Reuters/Reuters/Reuters/Reuters/Reuters/Reuters/Reuters/Reuters/Reuters/

Olympic competitors have been seen chewing their medals for years, a joyful but not completely sanitary act.

They usually bite their own medals, however. A Japanese mayor discovered the hard way that chewing on someone else’s food isn’t a good idea.

Mayor Takashi Kawamura of Nagoya apologized after biting the gold medal of Miu Goto, a member of the Japanese national softball team, during a ceremony on Wednesday as he stood in front of a backdrop promoting coronavirus safety precautions. He was immediately pilloried on social media, where some Olympians said they would be furious if it happened to them. Others just thought it was gross.

Mr. Kawamura “did not show respect and honor to the athlete, nor did he have concern for infection prevention,” Toyota said in a statement. (Goto is also a member of the company’s executive team.)

Mr. Kawamura subsequently admitted that his behavior was “very improper.”

“From the bottom of my heart, I apologize for making her and others uncomfortable and giving them problems,” he added.

According to local news sources, Mr. Kawamura went to Toyota to present an apologetic letter, but he stayed in his vehicle while his aides walked inside. According to estimates, the city of Nagoya got approximately 4,000 complaints from people condemning his actions.

Judo gold winner Naohisa Takato said on Twitter that he handled his medal with care to avoid damaging it.

He wrote, “Ms. Goto is so kind that she did not become upset.” “I would weep if I were her.”

Nao Kodaira, a gold medalist in speedskating at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, said he would have wept and “wouldn’t be able to recover for a long.”

Dawid Tomala of Poland, center, won the 50-kilometer race walk on Friday in Sapporo, Japan.

On Friday in Sapporo, Japan, Dawid Tomala of Poland won the 50-kilometer race walk. Credit… Reuters/Feline Lim

TOKYO — 50-kilometer racewalking appeals only to the truest of purists.

For more than three hours, I swung my arms and swayed my hips.

Did you think the marathon was lengthy, with 26.2 miles covered in over two hours?

Yohann Diniz of France, the current 50-kilometer racewalking world record holder, raced, um, walked the distance of roughly 31 miles in three hours 32 minutes and 33 seconds in 2014. By contrast, the more frequent 20-kilometer race walk is a sprint.

The 50-kilometer race on Friday morning local time was bittersweet for the few courageous enthusiasts hooked on the event.

At the Olympics, it was the last iteration of the race. Yes, the 50-kilometer race is going out with a bang and will not return for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

The Olympic committee has determined that the race is incompatible with the organization’s declared goal of gender equality. It is the only Olympic event for which there is no comparable female counterpart. Rather of adding a women’s race, the International Olympic Committee will create an unnamed mixed-team racewalking event.

“We are working with the International Olympic Committee on a Race Walk Mixed Team event, but there is still a long way to go to develop a new structure that will work for athletics and satisfy the I.O.C.’s requirements for the Olympic Games,” said Loic Malroux, a spokesperson for World Athletics.

At the Tokyo Olympics, Massimo Stano of Italy won the men’s 20-kilometer race walk. Credit… Agence France-Presse/Getty Images/Giuseppe Cacace

Elliott Denman is irritated by the 50-kilometer’s extinction. Denman, a journalist who competed in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics as a racewalker for the United States, expressed his displeasure at the elimination of “the longest and hardest of all events” in an email.

The event, which was first contested in 1932 at the Los Angeles Olympics and has since been featured at every Summer Olympics save the 1976 Montreal Games, seems to be too sluggish and boring for younger sports enthusiasts. The walkers also seem to be running on television, which hurts the sport.

“Unless things change dramatically down the line — and don’t get your hopes up — the Sapporo 50K winner will be the 20th and last in an incredible series,” Denman wrote. Racewalkers, he said, “loved every inch of their lengthy trips,” and “now, after all that work, they’re being advised to ‘go for a stroll.”

The event, as well as the men’s and women’s marathons, was relocated from Tokyo to Sapporo, on Hokkaido’s northern island, since it is cooler there. It started just after dawn on Friday at 5:30 a.m. local time.

Dawid Tomala of Poland won gold in 3:50:08, almost 18 minutes slower than the Olympic record, which will now remain in perpetuity.

“They helped me follow my dream,” Abderrahman Samba, who grew up in Saudi Arabia, said of Qatar, his adopted country. 

Abderrahman Samba, who grew born in Saudi Arabia, stated of Qatar, his adoptive nation, “They helped me pursue my ambition.” Credit… Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

TOKYO — Qatar has a lot of sand, but it doesn’t have a lot of beach parties. At least, not the sort of celebration that attracts bikini-clad beach volleyball players.

Despite the absence of tradition, Qatar has assembled a world-class beach volleyball squad. Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan will compete for bronze in the Olympic men’s beach volleyball tournament on Saturday, after defeating Italy, the 2016 silver medalists.

Mr. Younousse said, “Everyone now knows Qatar in beach volleyball.” “It’s marked on a map.”

Qatar has been attempting to build an athletic force capable of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as well as other high-profile sports events that the tiny Gulf state is keen to lure, with cash, coaches, and state-of-the-art training facilities.

Qatar has sent 16 athletes to Tokyo, 13 men and three women, the most of them were recruited from other nations. Athletes from Mauritania, Egypt, Sudan, and Morocco are among them. For the sake of competitiveness, many people have changed their names to Arabic names to promote Qatar. They do, however, receive incomes and possibilities that would be unthinkable in their own nations.

Abderrahman Samba, a 400-meter hurdler who finished sixth in the Tokyo finals, stated, “We are one of the finest nations to promote sports, with the government helping us to accomplish things.” “I don’t believe I can tell you all the support right now; it would take days.”

Mr. Samba grew raised in Saudi Arabia but competed for Mauritania, his parents’ native country, before becoming a Qatari contender in 2016, only a year after relocating to Qatar.

“They aided me in pursuing my dream,” he added. “They give me everything,” says the narrator.

Tariq Panja contributed to this story.

The Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya was offered asylum in Poland after resisting attempts by her coaches to force her back to her home country.

Kristina Timanovskaya, a Belarusian sprinter, was granted refuge in Poland after defying her coaches’ efforts to compel her return to Belarus. Credit… Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

TOKYO, JAPAN — Two coaches who attempted to compel an Olympic athlete to return to Belarus against her will have had their credentials revoked and have been removed from the Olympic Village, according to Games officials.

When Kristina Timanovskaya, a 24-year-old 200-meter specialist, sought refuge from the authorities at Narita International Airport, the Tokyo Games momentarily became the focus of a significant international dispute. Timanovskaya, who is currently in Poland, said she was abducted after criticizing the Belarusian sports federation’s Olympic preparations on Instagram.

The International Olympic Committee had been under fire for the sluggish pace of its inquiry until it revealed on Friday in a Twitter post that the coaches, Artur Shimak and Yuri Moisevich, had been ordered to leave the Olympic Games. “They will be given a chance to be heard,” the post stated, adding that the inquiry was still ongoing.

In her film, Timanovskaya said that her coaches had entered her for a race she hadn’t prepared for, the 4x400-meter relay, since they hadn’t conducted enough antidoping tests on other competitors.

Timanovskaya identified Moisevich, the head coach of the Belarusian national team, and Shimak, the deputy director of the Belarusian Republican Track and Field Training Center, as key actors in the effort to remove her from Tokyo in an interview with The New York Times this week.

She said the two guys came to her Olympic Village room to urge her to retract her accusations in her Instagram post and return home. They claimed that the order came from higher-ups.

“Put aside your pride,” Moisevich can be heard saying on a partial recording Timanovskaya made of the conversation. “Your pride will tell you: ‘Don’t do it. You’ve got to be kidding.’ And it will start pulling you into the devil’s vortex and twisting you.”

“Unfortunately, that’s how suicide cases end up,” he says.

On the tape, Timanovskaya can be heard crying. At other moments, she seems rebellious, as if she doesn’t think she’ll be able to continue her athletic career if she gives in and returns home.

The oldest son of Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, the strongman leader who has ruled Belarus for 27 years, is the head of the Belarus Olympic committee. He has consistently tried to suppress any opposition, including a violent crackdown that started a year ago after a contested presidential election. The crackdown also targeted a number of athletes, prompting the International Olympic Committee to ban the Lukashenkos from competing in the Tokyo Olympics in December.

Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Friday that another 29 individuals linked to the Games had tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to organizers, at least 387 individuals with Olympic credentials have tested positive in Tokyo since July 1, including 32 competitors. The majority of those infected are Japanese citizens, including contractors and those who work at Olympic sites.

While the virus has been prevented from derailing the Games by a carefully managed bubble, illnesses are spreading throughout Japan. On Thursday, health authorities recorded 5,042 new cases in Tokyo and 14,211 cases nationally, both day highs.

Athletes who have been found to be infected with the coronavirus

Positive tests are anticipated with daily testing procedures, according to scientists, even among the vaccinated. Some competitors who tested positive have remained anonymous, while others who tested positive were subsequently cleared to compete in the Games.

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The U.S. team entered a mostly empty Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony.

During the opening ceremony, the US team entered a largely empty Olympic Stadium. Credit… The New York Times/David Mills

The coronavirus epidemic has been the biggest obstacle for NBCUniversal in its management of the Tokyo Olympics broadcast, which spent more than $1 billion to broadcast 7,000 hours of programming over two broadcast networks, six cable channels, and a nascent streaming platform, Peacock.

The numbers have been disappointing, averaging 16.8 million people each night until Tuesday, a significant decrease from the 29 million who watched the Rio Olympics on the same day in 2016. According to four people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss negotiations, NBCUniversal has offered to compensate for the lower-than-expected television audience by providing free advertisements to some companies that purchased commercial time during the Games.

The opening ceremony had a somber tone to it. A parade of competitors walked into a largely empty Tokyo Olympic Stadium, all wearing masks to guard against the spread of Covid-19 as a new strain raged. With just under 17 million people, the live morning show and prime-time rerun earned the lowest ratings for an opening ceremony in 33 years. On July 25, a little more than 20 million people tuned in, which was a new high.

The absence or early exits of popular athletes from some events, including the gymnast Simone Biles, the runner Sha’Carri Richardson, the tennis champion Naomi Osaka and the basketball star LeBron James, further dimmed expectations. And in a constant reminder of the coronavirus, on-air correspondents have been masked as they keep their distance from athletes.

Jen Chaney, a television reviewer for Vulture, stated, “We look to the Olympics as an escape, as this joyful, uplifting event, and definitely there have been moments like that.” “But, above anything, witnessing this year has shown the scars we’re coping with.”

No other sports event can match the scope or the interest of the Olympics . The Games bring together nearly every country in the world, and the competition is intense. The winning country is awarded the right to host the next Summer Olympics in Tokyo , Japan . Here’s a look at the medal count so far.. Read more about olympics live results and let us know what you think.

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