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Emma McKeon gasped with excitement after winning gold in the Olympic women's 100m freestyle on Friday as Australia's women continued their golden run with a fifth title in the Tokyo pool. McKeon, who had already bagged gold in the 4x100 freestyle relay and bronzes in the 100 butterfly and 4x200 relay, said having the gold medal around her neck was what she came for. "I've never won an Olympics or worlds individual title," said McKeon.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 ― A Polish influencer sold her love online for US$250,000 (RM1.058 million) as an NFT (non-fungible token), Insider reported. Marta Rentel sold her digital love on July 13 to...
PETALING JAYA, July 30 ― Singaporean cyclist Michael Lim has been hailed a hero after “escorting” a young pangolin up a road curb from the main road. Lim, who posted a video on a Facebook group...
Chicago Bears tight end Jake Butt retired from the NFL, saying in a lengthy statement Thursday that he had lost passion for the game. The 26-year-old Butt played collegiately at Michigan and rehabbed to return from six knee surgeries, which he said in a social media post sapped his desire to be on the field. Butt was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 2017 draft, but spent his rookie season on injured reserve recovering from a torn ACL in his final game at Michigan.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 ― A Greek table tennis commentator has been fired for mocking South Korean players’ eyes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Veteran journalist Dimosthenis Karmiris said that...
The East Malaysian state of Sarawak is expecting to see the return of local travel by the end of 2021. Meanwhile, they hope to also establish ‘green travel bubbles’ with neighbouring countries next year. (Joshua Stitt/Unsplash) Sarawak is among Malaysia’s states making headway in its COVID-19 vaccination programme, expecting to reach herd immunity by August, allowing them to move in to Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan. Thanks to this, the state is expected to reopen for domestic tourism lat
Bethany Shriever of Britain ended Mariana Pajon’s bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal, pulling away from the Colombian to win BMX racing Friday at the Tokyo Games. Dutch rider Merel Smulders took bronze. Pajon became the first rider to win two BMX racing gold medals with her victory at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has walked back on a decision to end a key military deal with the United States, his defence secretary said Friday during a visit by Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin.
Colombian Mariana Pajon's long reign as queen of women's BMX racing was ended by Britain's Bethany Shriever on an accident-marred day at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. American favourite Connor Fields, like Pajon the reigning champion in the high-octane event, was taken to hospital after a horrible crash in his semi-final in the men's event. With Fiels unable to take his place in the final at the Ariake Urban Sports Park, Dutchman Niek Kimmann won gold.
Norway's double world champion Karsten Warholm and his closest rival American Rai Benjamin cruised through the men's 400 metres hurdles heats on Friday to stay on course for one of the most highly-anticipated rivalries on track at the Tokyo Olympics. Warholm shaved off Kevin Young's 29-year-old world record in the event by eight hundredths of a second this month when he ran in 46.70 in front of his home fans at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo. That was probably in reaction to Benjamin's amazing run at the U.S. Olympic Trials a few days earlier when the 24-year-old American went within a whisker of Young's mark with a time of 46.83.
Attorneys are asking the Biden administration to release from immigration custody a Chinese democracy advocate who could be deported to his homeland to face what they say are false charges — despite the lack of an extradition treaty between the United States and China. Human rights advocates say this is one of a handful of cases in which China has used the Interpol “red notice” system to try to force the return of fugitives from the United States. Under this system, a member country of the international police consortium can ask other countries to arrest and return fugitives living abroad.
Three men were separately charged for operating unlicensed KTV outlets which they also failed to keep closed.
Broadcasters will not be taking home any gold medals for how many people have watched the Tokyo Olympic Games so far. In several major markets around the world, the TV audience has fallen since 2016, as viewing becomes more fragmented and athletes compete in Japan when audiences are mostly asleep in the United States and Europe. Ratings data from the opening ceremony and first few nights of events indicate that the Tokyo Games are currently the least watched Olympics in recent history across Europe and in the United States.
Japanese kayaker Kazuya Adachi is taking on European domination of canoeing with a bespoke boat built by race car engineers who had never designed a kayak before and did not bother looking at one before they started. "We don't really know how Adachi's boat compares with other kayaks because we haven't examined any others," said Takuya Yura, the founder of Mooncraft, a company that builds streamlined racing cars from moulded carbon composite panels. Like the sport, canoe and kayak design is mostly European, with makers such as Vajda in Slovakia building most boats used by the world's top paddlers.
Jamaica's history-chasing Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce safely negotiated the first round of the 100m to start the opening day of the athletics at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
Bucking Tokyo Olympic protocols, Michael Andrew walked through an interview room without a mask.
A Singaporean woman climbed up to the balcony of another room while serving her Stay-Home Notice in a hotel.
TOKYO (Reuters) -The United States claimed a surprise 14-12 victory over fancied Australia in the women’s Olympic Rugby Sevens on Friday to take top spot in Pool C and set the defending champions on a collision course with Fiji in the quarter-finals. The end of the morning session was delayed by 90 minutes due to lightning around the Tokyo Stadium, but eventually the quarter-final line-up was completed as the United States meet Britain, New Zealand are up against the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and France tackle China.
Introducing a digital euro would represent a "fundamental shift" in the Eurozone's financial architecture, Governor Gabriel Makhlouf noted.
An electric Emma McKeon blazed to the women's Olympic 100m freestyle title Friday as flying South African Tatjana Schoenmaker smashed the long-standing women's 200m breaststroke world record.