Olympics Latest: Injured BMX rider Fields out of hospital

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TOKYO (AP) — The Latest connected the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking spot nether dense restrictions aft a year’s hold due to the fact that of the coronavirus pandemic:


BMX rider Connor Fields was released from St. Luke’s International Hospital successful Tokyo connected Thursday, 5 days aft a horrific clang successful his semifinal contention astatine the Tokyo Olympics near him with a encephalon bleed and different injuries.

Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, the main aesculapian serviceman for the U.S. Olympic Committee, said successful a connection that Fields volition beryllium capable to instrumentality to his location successful Henderson, Nevada, to statesman his rehabilitation.

The 28-year-old Fields had already qualified for the finals past Friday based connected his archetypal 2 semifinal heats erstwhile the gross dropped for the last one. He was flanked by riders connected each broadside of him arsenic helium landed hard connected a leap into the archetypal turn. The interaction with the crushed was terrible enough, but Fields besides was deed astatine precocious velocity by 2 different riders.

He remained motionless portion the contention concluded. Medical unit past rushed retired to be to Fields, who yet was loaded onto a stretcher and taken to the infirmary successful an ambulance.

Fields sustained a encephalon hemorrhage successful the crash, and portion the Olympic neurosurgeon was connected standby successful lawsuit country was needed to relieve unit connected his brain, a follow-up CT scan taken the adjacent greeting showed nary further injuries.

Fields besides had breached ribs and a collapsed lung from the crash.



Germany’s Florian Wellbrock has added a golden medal successful marathon swimming to his bronze medal astatine the pool, winning the men’s 10-kilometer contention astatine Tokyo Bay.

Wellbrock raced retired to an aboriginal pb and was up beforehand astir of the mode connected different sweltering greeting successful Tokyo. Even with the contention starting astatine 6:30 a.m. section time, the somesthesia was already 81 degrees (27.2 Celsius) with 80 percent humidity, making it consciousness similar adjacent to 90 degrees.

The stifling conditions seemingly got to France’s David Aubry, who dropped retired of the contention with little than 2 laps to spell and was carried disconnected the platform connected a stretcher. There’s nary connection yet connected his condition.

Britain’s Hector Pardoe besides failed to finish.

Wellbrock pulled distant connected the last thigh to triumph by a dominating 25.3 seconds, finishing successful 1 hour, 48 minutes, 33.7 seconds. He besides won a bronze successful the 1,500-meter freestyle connected the past time of swimming astatine the pool.

The metallic went to Hungary’s Kristof Rasovsky successful 1:48.59.0, portion Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri picked up the bronze successful 1:49.01.1. The Italian was metallic medalist successful the 800 freestyle astatine the pool.

Defending Olympic marathon champion Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands finished seventh, portion American Jordan Wilimovsky was 10th.


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