Olympics Latest: Ohashi wins swimming gold for Japan

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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

Yui Ohashi has fixed Japan its archetypal swimming golden medal astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

With a dazzling breaststroke leg, Ohashi romped to triumph successful the women’s 400-meter idiosyncratic medley, touching archetypal successful 4 minutes, 32.08 seconds.

Her show made up for the disappointment of the erstwhile night, erstwhile golden medal favourite Daiya Seto didn’t beforehand to the last of the men’s 400 idiosyncratic medley.

The United States continued to heap up medals, with Emma Weyant taking metallic and Hali Flickinger the bronze. The Americans person earned 5 of a imaginable 9 medals from the archetypal 3 swimming finals, including a golden by Chase Kalisz successful the men’s 400 idiosyncratic medley.

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MORE ON THE TOKYO GAMES:

— Katie Ledecky makes archetypal Tokyo Games quality successful the 400-meter freestyle

— Simone Biles makes her archetypal quality for Team USA

— Surfing and skateboarding, 2 of 4 caller Olympic sports, get underway

— An Iranian exile defector will look an Iranian successful taekwondo

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MEDAL ALERT

Swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia was the astonishment victor successful the men’s 400-meter freestyle astatine the Tokyo Games.

Australia’s Jack McLoughlin settled for metallic aft starring overmuch of the race, and Kieran Smith grabbed different Olympic medal for the Americans.

It is the 3rd swimming medal for the U.S. aft Chase Kalisz won the archetypal American medal of the Tokyo Games, taking golden Sunday successful the men’s 400-meter idiosyncratic medley.

Jay Litherland won the metallic connected the aforesaid race, rallying connected the freestyle limb to instrumentality the silver.

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MEDAL ALERT

Chase Kalisz has won the archetypal American medal of the Tokyo Games, taking golden Sunday successful the men’s 400-meter idiosyncratic medley.

Jay Litherland made it a 1-2 decorativeness for the powerhouse U.S. team, rallying connected the freestyle limb to instrumentality the silver. Brendon Smith of Australia claimed the bronze.

Kalisz, a protege and erstwhile grooming spouse of Olympic large Michael Phelps, touched archetypal successful 4 minutes, 9.42 seconds.

Litherland was adjacent successful 4:10.28, conscionable up of Smith (4:10.38).

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Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman person cruised to a straight-set triumph implicit China successful their Olympic formation volleyball opener.

Ross is making her 3rd quality successful the Summer Games with her 3rd antithetic partner. She’s already won a metallic medal and a bronze. Klineman is making her Olympic debut. They’re among the favorites for the golden medal successful Tokyo.

The Americans won the archetypal acceptable 21-17 and past took the 2nd 21-19 implicit Xue Chen and Wang Xinxin.

Ross and Klineman play Spain connected Tuesday.

The American men’s squad of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne play their archetypal lucifer connected Sunday night. Bourne was a precocious substitute aft Gibb’s archetypal partner, Taylor Crabb, tested affirmative for COVID-19 erstwhile helium arrived successful Japan. They’ll look Italy.

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