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The great pool rivalry between Australia and the U.S. passed to a new generation on Monday when a 20-year-old known as "Terminator" hunted down the U.S. dominator https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/swimming-titmus-beats-ledecky-re-peaty-gold-britain-2021-07-26 of women's distance swimming in a dramatic 400m freestyle final in Tokyo. Australian Ariarne Titmus clawed back Stanford graduate Katie Ledecky's early lead to win gold, delaying the American's quest for the three more gold medals that would make her the most successful female Olympic swimmer of all time. "I can't believe it, I'm trying to contain my emotions," said Titmus, who praised her rival for raising the bar in the sport.
Australia's Ariarne Titmus drew first blood in her Olympic showdown with American Katie Ledecky on Monday after her brilliantly timed swim secured a famous victory in the 400m freestyle at the Tokyo Games. The rivalry between the pair caught fire at the 2019 World Championships when Titmus stunned an unwell Ledecky to win the 400 freestyle title. Ledecky, a five-times Olympic gold medal winner, grabbed an early lead and held it until the 350m mark when the 20-year-old Titmus edged ahead and never looked back.
TOKYO, July 26 — A lack of form is not deterring Malaysian golfer Gavin Green from dreaming of winning an Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 medal when the men’s golf competition begins at Kasumigaseki...
Malaysia's parliament convened Monday for the first time this year after being suspended under a coronavirus emergency, but critics have slammed the session as a sham that will not truly test the embattled premier's support.
Serbia notched a thumping victory over host nation Japan on Monday to remain undefeated in the Olympic men's 3x3 basketball tournament. The top-seeded Serbian squad, led by Dusan Domovic Bulut, improved to 5-0 in the round-robin stage of the sport's Olympic debut. Japan slid to 1-4 after several narrow losses in the tournament, now in its third day at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.
Young couples and families pose for glamour shots as the sun lowers over Alexei Cazac's sprawling field of lavender outside the capital of Moldova.
Despite officials carrying posters asking fans not to gather along the race course, many turned out for a chance to watch international athletes ride past."I got a day off at my company and came here to see if I'm able to have a glimpse of the competition somewhere," said Hisashi Onitsuka."We're outdoors so it won't get overcrowded. I think the risk of getting infected is extremely low, almost equal to zero," said Masao Kitada.The race started early on Monday to make the most out of the morning's relatively cool temperatures.The women's race takes place on Tuesday.
Cryptocurrency is gaining recognition and acceptance by Singaporeans, according to a survey commissioned by Independent Reserve.
The United States earned the final spot in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals on Sunday with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Jamaica at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday his country’s navy can launch an “unpreventable strike” if needed.His warning comes just weeks after a British warship sailed through waters off Crimea, angering Moscow.Putin addressed the crowd at a navy parade in St Petersburg on Sunday, "The Russian Navy has everything they need for the guaranteed defence of the motherland and our national interests. We are capable of detecting any underwater, above-water, or airborne enemy and, if required, carry out an unpreventable strike against it."Putin’s speech follows an incident in the Black Sea in June.Russia said it fired warning shots and had dropped bombs in the path of a British warship to chase it out of the Crimea peninsula.Britain rejected Russia’s account of the incident.Instead, the UK said Russia fired during a pre-announced “gunnery exercise” and no bombs had been dropped.Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, and the Kremlin says the warship entered its territorial waters, but Britain and most of the world say the waters belong to Ukraine.
Japanese teenager Momiji Nishiya won the gold medal in the women's street skateboarding competition on Monday, adding to the host nation's gold haul at the event. Rayssa Leal of Brazil won silver and Funa Nakayama of Japan clinched the bronze. All three medalists are in their teens, with Nishiya and Leal both 13.
The Americans add a gold and a silver in the pool on Sunday and softball walks off again.
A Venezuelan soldier takes cover behind an armored vehicle. For 48 hours he has ducked flying bullets.
Without her contact lenses, Margaret MacNeil could not see who won gold in the women's 100m butterfly on Monday but the Canadian said she had a good feeling about it when she heard her name being called after a tight finish at the Tokyo pool. The 21-year old gasped in shock as she squinted at the timing board, which showed her in top spot with a time of 55.59, ahead of favourites Zhang Yufei of China (55.64) and Australia's Emma McKeon (55.72). Both Zhang and McKeon had faster times than MacNeil going into the final, with the Canadian racing from the seventh lane.
Asian shares were mixed on Monday after stocks rallied to records on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above the 35,000 level for the first time. Tokyo advanced after a 4-day weekend as the Olympic Games began, a year late. Benchmarks fell in Hong Kong and Shanghai but rose in Sydney.
Nearly 200 nations start online negotiations Monday to validate a UN science report that will anchor autumn summits charged with preventing climate catastrophe on a planetary scale.
It was the start of a steamy Friday two Augusts ago when Jason Whisler settled in for a working breakfast at the Coffee Ranch restaurant in the Texas Panhandle city of Borger. Borger's computer system had been hacked. Across Texas, similar scenes played out in nearly two dozen communities hit by a cyberattack officials ultimately tied to a Russia-based criminal syndicate.
Japan's Momiji Nishiya became one of the youngest individual Olympic champions in history when she won the inaugural women's skateboarding gold at the age of 13 years and 330 days on Monday.
Japan's Naomi Osaka sent out an ominous message to competitors at the Tokyo Games on Monday, sweeping past 50th-ranked Viktorija Golubic 6-3 6-2 to book a place in the third round. Winning Olympic gold on home soil would be the icing on the cake though Osaka said she was determined not to look too far ahead. Osaka had not played a match since withdrawing after the first round at the French Open in May, amid controversy over her decision to skip mandatory press conferences during the tournament in a bid to protect her mental health.
More than half of Tokyo's households watched the Olympics opening ceremony live on television -- the second-highest figure since the 1964 Tokyo Games, a survey showed on Monday.