Olympics Latest: Norway’s Blummenfelt wins men’s triathalon

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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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MEDAL ALERT

Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt has won the men’s triathlon successful a clip of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 4 seconds, 11 seconds up of Britain’s Alex Yee.

New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde was third.

Blummenfelt is the archetypal Norwegian to medal successful triathlon, which combines swimming, cycling and running. He finished 13th successful the Rio Games successful 2016.

Blummenfelt was successful 5th aft the 1,500-meter aquatics and 40-kilometer cycling legs of the contention earlier surging to the triumph successful the last stage.

Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee, who won metallic successful Rio and bronze successful London successful 2012, finished sixth.

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Defending champion Fiji has opened the men’s Olympic rugby sevens contention with a 24-19 comeback triumph implicit Japan.

The highly favored Fijians scored successful the opening 30 seconds of the tournament, with Jiuta Wainiqolo posting the archetypal points aft Japan failed to power the shot from the kickoff.

The Fijians went adjacent to doubling the pb but Wainiqolo’s attempted one-handed pickup disconnected the crushed resulted successful Japan skipper Chihito Matsui moving three-quarters of the tract to equalize for the hosts.

The Fijians regained the pb but, aft the half-time siren sounded, Japan’s Fiji-born Lote Tuqiri crossed to springiness the hosts a astonishing 14-12 pb astatine the break.

Japan, a astonishment semifinalist erstwhile rugby sevens made its Olympic debut successful 2016, extended the borderline to 7 points aboriginal successful the 2nd fractional earlier Fiji responded with 2 tries and had 1 disallowed aft the full-time siren to clinch the win.

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