Olympics Latest: Slovakia wins gold in women’s trap shooting

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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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Slovakia’s Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova has acceptable an Olympic grounds successful women’s trap to contradict the United States a third-straight shotgun golden medal astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

Rehak Stefecekova deed 43 of 50 targets connected a breezy time astatine Asaka Shooting Range, beating American Kayle Browning.

Alessandro Perilli took bronze to gain the archetypal medal successful San Marino’s 61-year Olympic history.

Americans Vincent Hancock and Amber English opened the shotgun events by sweeping skeet connected Tuesday.

A 37-year-old constabulary officer, Rehak Stefecekova took metallic astatine the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games, and missed Rio successful 2016 owed to the commencement of her son.

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The IOC’s aesculapian manager says COVID-19 cases astatine the Tokyo Games are not burdening the city’s aesculapian system.

Officials accidental that from July 1 done Wednesday, 198 radical accredited for the Tokyo Games person tested affirmative for COVID-19, including 23 athletes. Three of the caller cases from Wednesday were athletes staying successful the Olympic Village.

Olympic organizers accidental 2 radical among the 198 are receiving infirmary treatment. Neither of those 2 cases is severe.

Medical Director Richard Budgett says attraction for athletes is being provided by their ain squad aesculapian unit and a polyclinic astatine the village.

He says he’s assured “the Olympics are being tally without really affecting that indispensable secondary attraction and infirmary provision” for residents of Japan.

Tokyo, meanwhile, reported 3,177 caller coronavirus cases connected Wednesday, mounting an all-time precocious and exceeding 3,000 for the archetypal time.

Experts accidental Tokyo’s surge is being propelled by the new, much contagious delta variant of the virus. There is nary grounds of the illness being transmitted from Olympics participants to the wide public.

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American world-champion rod vaulter Sam Kendricks volition miss the Olympics aft investigating affirmative for COVID-19.

Kendricks’ dada posted connected societal media that his lad had nary symptoms but was informed portion successful Tokyo that helium tested affirmative and was retired of the competition.

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed the quality and said Kendricks has been placed successful isolation astatine a hotel. He is being supported by the USOPC and USA Track and Field.

Kendricks won the bronze medal astatine the 2016 Olympics and took golden astatine the past 2 satellite championships. He holds the American grounds astatine 19 feet, 10 ½ inches (6.06 meters).

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China has amazed the U.S. and Australia with a world-record show successful the women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

Katie Ledecky took the anchor limb for the Americans successful 3rd place, astir 2 seconds down the Chinese and besides trailing the Aussies.

Ledecky passed Australia’s Leah Neale and closed the spread important connected China’s Li Bingjie, but couldn’t rather drawback her astatine the end.

Li touched successful 7 minutes, 40.33 seconds, denying some Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus different golden medal. After winning some the 200 and 400 escaped idiosyncratic titles, Titmus led disconnected for Australia successful the relay.

The Americans claimed metallic successful 7:40.73, portion Australia took the bronze successful 7:41.29. It was the 2nd swimming satellite grounds of the Tokyo Games — successful fact, each 3 medalists broke the erstwhile people of 7:41.50 acceptable by the Aussies astatine the 2019 satellite championships.

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Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena are moving connected successful the Olympic formation volleyball tournament.

The Americans bushed Julian Azaad and Nicolas Capogrosso of Argentina 21-19, 18-21, 15-6 to amended to 2-1 successful the round-robin. That’s bully for astatine slightest 1 much lucifer successful Tokyo.

In all, the American teams are 8-1 successful the preliminary stage. Three different teams inactive person 1 lucifer to play.

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USA Climbing caput manager Josh Larsen has returned to the United States owed to the decease of his father.

Meg Coyne, nationalist teams manager and adjunct coach, volition temporarily measurement into Larson’s role.

Sport climbing is making its Olympic debut astatine the Tokyo Games. Qualification rounds statesman connected Aug. 3 with the men. The women qualifying the pursuing day.

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Reigning BMX racing golden medalists Mariana Pajon of Columbia and Connor Fields of the United States person moved connected to the semifinals astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

Pajon is the lone BMX rider to gain 2 Olympic golden medals. She won each 3 of her qualifying rounds to decorativeness with 3 points. Her apical challenger, American Alise Willoughby, besides won her 3 qualifying runs.

Fields, golden medalist astatine the 2016 Rio Olympics, won 2 qualifying heats and finished 2nd successful another. France’s Joris Daudet and Sylvain Andre won each 3 of their heats.

Former satellite champion Niek Kimmann of the Netherlands won 2 heats to suffice aft colliding with a contention steward who had wandered onto the people during a grooming tally connected Monday.

The apical 4 riders from each of 2 semifinals volition determination connected to Friday’s finals.

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Simone Biles has expressed her gratitude connected societal media for the enactment she has received since dropping retired of the women’s squad gymnastics last astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

She withdrew aft the archetypal rotation, vault, due to the fact that she said wasn’t successful the close headspace to compete.

A time later, she gave up her accidental to support her all-around title.

The astir decorated gymnast ever said successful a tweet, “the outpouring emotion & enactment I’ve received has made maine recognize I’m much than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I ne'er genuinely believed before.”

Biles inactive has not decided if she volition vie successful the idiosyncratic events.

The women’s all-around contention is Thursday nighttime Tokyo time, portion idiosyncratic events commencement Sunday.

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Living up to the hype, American swimmer Caeleb Dressel has claimed the archetypal idiosyncratic Olympic golden medal of his career.

Dressel held disconnected the defending Olympic champion, Australia’s Kyle Chalmers, with a furious sprint to the wall. The winning clip was an Olympic grounds of 47.02 seconds.

Dressel bushed Chalmers by a specified six-hundredths of a second, leaving the 2016 victor with a metallic medal this time. The bronze was claimed by Russia’s Kliment Kolesenikov.

The archetypal 3 golden medals of Dressel’s vocation were each successful the relays.

Now, he’s got 1 earned each by himself.

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China has claimed its archetypal golden medal astatine the Olympic pool.

Zhang Yufei turned successful a dominating show to triumph the women’s 200-meter butterfly with an Olympic-record clip of 2 minutes, 3.86 seconds. She was much than a assemblage magnitude up of the brace of Americans, Regan Smith and Hali Flickinger.

The U.S. swimmers dueled backmost and distant for the silver, with Smith pulling up astatine the extremity to interaction successful 2:05.30. Flickinger earned the bronze successful 2:05.65.

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Italian tennis subordinate Fabio Fognini has apologized for yelling astatine himself with a homophobic slur during a nonaccomplishment astatine the Tokyo Games.

Fognini utilized the violative Italian connection repeatedly during the three-set decision to Russian jock Daniil Medvedev successful the 3rd circular connected Wednesday.

Fognini writes successful an Instagram story that the highly blistery conditions “affected his head” and that helium “used a truly anserine look toward myself.”

He adds that “obviously I didn’t privation to offend anyone’s feelings” and that “I emotion the LGBT assemblage and I apologize for the nonsense that I fto out.”

The Instagram communicative was written connected a rainbow background.

The often volatile Fognini was kicked retired of the U.S. Open doubles tourney successful 2017 for vulgarly insulting the seat umpire during his first-round nonaccomplishment successful singles.

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Izaac Stubblety-Cook of Australia has won the 200-meter breaststroke astatine the Olympic excavation successful Tokyo.

Stubblety-Cook rallied connected the last thigh to walk Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands, who went retired accelerated and tried to clasp on. The winning clip was an Olympic grounds of 2 minutes, 6.38 seconds arsenic the Aussies captured their 5th golden of the swimming competition, matching the almighty American team.

Kamminga was nether world-record gait done the archetypal 150 meters, but helium faded to the metallic successful 2:07.01. The bronze went to Finland’s Matti Mattsson successful 2:07.24.

American Nic Fink finished fifth.

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Bobby Finke of the United States has captured golden successful the debut of the men’s 800-meter swimming freestyle lawsuit astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri grabbed the metallic aft starring astir of the race, portion the bronze went to Mykhailo Romachuk of Ukraine.

It was a thrilling finish. Germany’s Florian Wellbrock grabbed the pb from Paltrinieri connected the last flip, with Finke lurking backmost successful fourth. But the American turned connected a dazzling burst of velocity astatine the extremity of the 16-lap race, passing each 3 swimmers up of him to instrumentality the gold.

Finke’s winning clip was 7 minutes, 41.87 seconds, conscionable 0.24 up of Paltrinieri. Romachuk finished successful 7:42.33, knocking Wellbrock backmost to fourth.

The men’s 800 freestyle was added to the Olympic programme for the Tokyo Games, marking the archetypal clip that approximate region was contested by the men since determination was an 880-yard contention astatine the 1904 St. Louis Games.

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Italy’s Valentina Rodini and Federica Cesarini person surged implicit the last 50 meters to snatch the golden medal successful the women’s lightweight treble sculls.

The Dutch squad of Marieke Keiser and Ilse Paulis had led astir the full contention but collapsed to the bronze medal successful the last 20 meters arsenic the French squad of Laura Tarantola and Claire Bove won silver.

The Dutch squad astir slipped retired of the medals entirely, and lone took the podium by 0.01 seconds up of Great Britain.

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American formation volleyball players Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil dispatched Kenya successful conscionable 25 minutes, the fastest women’s lucifer since the Olympics adopted their existent format.

The U.S. brace bushed Brackcides Khadambi and Gaudencia Makokha 21-8, 21-6 to amended to 2-0 and astir surely clinch a spot successful the knockout circular of 16. They person 1 lucifer remaining, against Brazil connected Saturday.

The lucifer was the fastest since the planetary volleyball federation adopted the rally scoring and best-of-three sets format successful 2002.

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Ireland’s duo of Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan held disconnected a precocious complaint from Germany’s Jonathan Rommelmann and Jason Osborne to triumph the golden medal successful men’s lightweight treble sculls.

The Irish vessel looked unafraid done the archetypal 1,000 meters earlier the Germans closed the spread with 500 to spell and threatened to propulsion even.

A precocious surge implicit the last 200 meters sent the Irish to the triumph by 0.86 seconds.

Italy’s Stefano Oppo and Pietro Ruta won bronze.

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New Zealand’s Grace Pendergrast and Kerri Gowler person won golden successful the rowing women’s pair.

The Kiwi duo won the satellite title successful 2019 and were favored to drawback triumph successful Tokyo. They are conscionable the 3rd non-European squad to triumph the Olympic lawsuit and the archetypal since 1996.

Russia’s Vasilisia Stepanova and Elena Oriabinskaia surged past Canada’s Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens implicit the last 300 meters to instrumentality the metallic medal. Canada won bronze.

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Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic person dominated the men’s brace successful Olympic rowing, cruising to triumph successful a contention they led from the start.

The Croatians were the dense favorites. They won treble sculls successful 2016, past switched vessel disciplines and won 2 satellite championships earlier claiming different Olympic golden medal. They are the archetypal men to triumph Olympic golden successful some treble sculls and the expanse pairs.

Romania’s duo of Marius Cozmiuc and Ciprian Tudosas won silver. Denmark’s Frederic Vystavel and Joachim Sutton won bronze.

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(The point connected the women’s 4x200m relay has been corrected to amusement that it was the 2nd swimming satellite grounds of the Games, not the first.)

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