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China's butterfly prospect Zhang Yufei is one of their top gold medal hopes at the Tokyo Games, with the 23-year old likely to mark a new era for Chinese swimmers after Olympic champion Sun Yang was banned https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/chinese-swimmer-suns-doping-ban-reduced-four-years-will-miss-tokyo-games-2021-06-22 for four years over doping violations. Zhang delivered a blistering performance in the 100 metres butterfly heats on Saturday where she tied for first place with Australia's Emma McKeon in 55.82 seconds, just shy of her entry time of 55.62 which ranked her number one going into the Games. Xuzhou-born Zhang is China's most promising contender for a place on the podium in the women's butterfly as she prepares for the semi-finals on Sunday ahead of the finals on Monday.
Over 100 years ago, a small strip of Manhattan Beach, Calif., was one of the few places on the West Coast that welcomed people of color who wanted to go to the beach. That was stripped away by agitated white residents who didn’t want to see Black people in their area. Today, the land could soon be returned to the original family who provided this safe oasis for Black beachgoers. Yahoo News’ Garin Flowers investigates.
A Spanish swimmer shared her anguish at being forced to leave her breastfeeding child at home.
The heat and humidity in Tokyo was becoming a major factor on day one of action across the outdoor events taking place in the Japanese capital.
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev - the world's top two men's tennis players - led calls to Tokyo Olympic organisers on Saturday to move matches to the late afternoon for the rest of the competition to save players from the stifling conditions. World No. 2 Medvedev suggested moving all matches to the evening and found support from Serbia's top-ranked Djokovic. "I agree with him 100%," Djokovic said after finishing off his first-round match on the Centre Court of Ariake Tennis Park in an hour.
A group of friends on vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, witnessed a bear break into a car belonging to one of the group on July 10.A TikTok video, by Joseph Deel, shows the bear investigating the car. Separate footage shows the bear inside the vehicle.Speaking to Storyful, Deel said he ultimately had to abandon the car at the location, after first shooing the bear from the vehicle.“Insurance took two days to get a tow truck to my car," he said. “In that time looters broke into my car via a back window and stole my catalytic converter, battery, and exhaust manifold. Insurance cut my car as a loss and totalled it.” Credit: Joseph Deel via Storyful
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (24 July) reported 130 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 64,054.
Airline flights were canceled in eastern China and cargo ships were ordered out of the area Saturday as Typhoon In-fa churned toward the mainland after dumping rain on Taiwan. In-fa was forecast to hit the coast of Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, on Sunday afternoon or evening, the provincial weather department announced. The storm had sustained winds of 155 kph (95 mph) with gusts up to 191 kph (120 mph) as it moved northwest away from Taiwan, the island’s weather bureau reported.
China shut down ports and railways on Saturday as it braced for Typhoon In-Fa as parts of the country struggled to recover from devastating floods earlier this week.
Not even Alexander Hendrickx knew he could score like that. The Belgium defender knocked in three goals during a five-minute stretch late in the third quarter Saturday to help his team beat the Netherlands 3-1 in the men’s Olympic field hockey tournament. “Maybe in the youths, but definitely not in the Belgian national team,” Hendrickx said of his goal-scoring outburst.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan suffered an opening session blow on Saturday when their gold medal hope Daiya Seto failed to qualify for the men's 400 metres medley final after finishing ninth in the heats. The 27-year-old Seto, the world champion and top ranked in the event, was the bronze medallist in Rio five years ago and favourite to win gold in Sunday's final before his shock exit. "I miscalculated and didn't put everything into the race like I did in Rio," Seto said.
The Olympics handed out 37 medals in Day 1. None of them went to Americans.
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Japan's Kohei Uchimura, one of the most decorated gymnasts in the sport's history, fell during a routine on Saturday, likely ending his legendary Olympic run.
Judoka Naohisa Takato won Japan's first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday with victory in the men's 60kg final at the iconic Nippon Budokan.
China's Wang Shuang scored four goals including a late penalty as the Asian side grabbed a 4-4 draw with Zambia in the Olympics women's soccer tournament at Rifu's Miyagi Stadium on Saturday after Babra Banda netted her second hat-trick in as many games. Zambia, thrashed 10-3 by the Netherlands in their Group F opener, found themselves down 3-0 after first-half strikes by Wang and in real danger of another big defeat, but responded through a Banda penalty and Racheal Kundananji's goal.
Hosts Japan began their men's volleyball campaign with a straight sets win over Venezuela while Italy fought back from two sets down to seal a remarkable victory against Canada in their Pool A openers at an empty Ariake Arena on Saturday. Japan's Yuki Ishikawa (15 points) and 19-year-old Ran Takahashi (11 points) led from the front with a barrage of spikes while Akihiro Yamauchi was in inspired form at the net to seal a 25-21 25-20 25-15 victory. At 16-16 in the opening set, Yamauchi made three blocks on consecutive points to give Japan the lead.
Djokovic continued pursuit of his "Golden Slam" by dominating his opponent, who has an interesting story in his own right.
An San and teenager Kim Je Deok paired up to lead South Korea to a gold medal in the Olympic debut of archery’s mixed team event at the Tokyo Games. On a sizzling Saturday at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field, they held off Gabriela Schloesser and Steve Wijler of the Netherlands by a tally of 5-3 to bring home yet another archery gold for South Korea. The country has now captured 14 of 17 gold medals in archery team competitions since the current format was introduced to the Olympics in 1988.
Fridolina Rolfo scored a pair of goals and Sweden won its second straight match in the group stage of the women's Olympic soccer tournament with a 4-2 victory over Australia on Saturday. Sweden, sitting atop Group G, opened the Tokyo Games with a 3-0 victory over the United States. Rolfo scored on a cross from Sofia Jakobsson to give Sweden the early lead against the Matlidas in the 20th minute.