Olympics Latest: Jacoby wins swimming gold for the US

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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:

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Alaska has an Olympic swimming champion.

Seventeen-year-old precocious schooler Lydia Jacoby gave the United States a triumph successful the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, knocking disconnected teammate and defending Olympic champion Lilly King.

Jacoby was the archetypal swimmer from the authorities ever to marque the U.S. Olympic swimming team.

Now, she’s heading backmost to Anchorage with a golden medal, rallying to triumph successful 1 minute, 4.95 seconds.

South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker claimed the metallic successful 1:05.22, portion King gave the Americans different medal by taking the bronze successful 1:05.54.

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The American men person mislaid a backstroke contention astatine the Olympic excavation for the archetypal clip 1992.

Russian athletes swept the apical 2 spots successful the 100-meter back, with Evgeny Rylov claiming the golden medal successful 51.98 seconds and teammate Kliment Kolesnikov taking the metallic successful 52.00. The defending Olympic champion, American Ryan Murphy, settled for the bronze successful 52.19.

It was the archetypal backstroke decision for the U.S. men astatine the Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona Games. They won 12 consecutive golds astatine the past six Olympics, including Murphy’s expanse of the 100- and 200-meter backstroke astatine the 2016 Rio Olympics.

But the streak yet ended astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

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Kaylee McKeown has fixed the Australian women different swimming golden medal.

McKeown backed up her presumption arsenic the satellite record-holder successful the women’s 100-meter backstroke with a winning clip of 57.47 seconds. That’s conscionable disconnected the people she acceptable this twelvemonth of 57.45.

The metallic went to Canada’s Kylie Masse successful 57.72, portion erstwhile satellite record-holder Regan Smith of the United States settled for the bronze astatine 58.05.

Coming into the Olympics, Australia had not an idiosyncratic women’s rubric since 2008. Now they person two, with McKeown’s golden coming aft Ariarne Titmus’ triumph Monday successful the 400 freestyle.

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Britain has gone 1-2 successful the men’s 200-meter freestyle astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Tom Dean captured the golden successful 1 minute, 44.22 seconds, portion teammate Duncan Scott picked up the metallic successful 1:44.26. The bronze went to Brazil’s Fernando Scheffer astatine 1:44.66.

American Kieran Smith settled for a sixth-place showing aft capturing a bronze successful the 400 free.

Defending champion Sun Yang was banned from the Tokyo Olympics for a doping violation. He is serving a much than four-year ban, though helium could beryllium eligible to instrumentality for the 2024 Paris Games.

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The American “A-Team” of April Ross and Alix Klineman person guaranteed themselves astatine slightest 1 much formation volleyball lucifer astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

The U.S. women bushed Spain 21-13, 21-16 connected Tuesday greeting for their 2nd consecutive win. With 1 much crippled successful the preliminaries left, they tin bash nary worse than a three-way necktie for first, which would beryllium breached during a “lucky loser” matchup aft the round-robin.

Ross, a three-time Olympian who has already won metallic and bronze, and first-timer Klineman volition play the Dutch squad of Sanne Keizer and Madelein Meppelink connected Friday.

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Flora Duffy has won the Olympic women’s triathlon, earning Bermuda’s archetypal Olympic golden medal and its archetypal medal of immoderate benignant since 1976.

Duffy is simply a two-time erstwhile satellite triathlon bid champion. She’s competing successful her 4th Olympics and is 1 of conscionable 2 athletes representing Bermuda successful Tokyo.

The commencement of the contention was delayed 15 minutes due to the fact that of tempest conditions astir Tokyo Bay. Duffy pumped her arms implicit her caput arsenic she finished the swimming, cycling and moving people successful 1 hour, 55:36 minutes.

The 33-year-old Duffy had ne'er finished higher than eighth successful her erstwhile 3 Olympic triathlons. Bermuda hadn’t medaled astatine the Olympics since boxer Clarence Hill’s bronze successful heavyweight boxing successful Montreal.

Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown won the metallic medal and American Katie Zaferes won bronze.

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