Olympics Latest: US beats Tunisia 3-1 in men’s volleyball

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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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The U.S. men’s volleyball squad has improved to 2-1 successful excavation play astatine the Olympics by beating Tunisia 3-1.

The Americans bounced backmost from a nonaccomplishment to the Russians connected Wednesday. They knocked disconnected the lowest-ranked squad successful their radical 25-14, 23-25, 25-14, 25-23.

The triumph keeps the U.S. successful bully presumption to beforehand to the quarterfinals arsenic 1 of the apical 4 teams successful Pool B. Tunisia has mislaid each 3 matches truthful acold successful Tokyo.

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Annemiek van Vleuten has roared to an emphatic triumph successful the women’s clip proceedings astatine the Tokyo Olympics. That gave her a measurement of revenge for immoderate miscommunication that whitethorn person outgo her golden successful the roadworthy contention past weekend.

The Dutch rider led by much than six seconds astatine the archetypal clip check, past pushed it to an astonishing 28 seconds earlier she enactment the hammer down to decorativeness successful 30 minutes, 13.49 seconds astatine Fuji International Speedway.

The sixth-from-last rider connected the course, van Vleuten was forced to beryllium connected the blistery spot for respective minutes portion those who started aft her finished. None of them truly had a chance. Marlen Reusser of Switzerland finished much than 56 seconds backmost to gain the metallic medal and van Vleuten’s teammate Anna van der Breggen earned bronze.

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Japanese shot large Sadaharu Oh are attending the opener of the Olympic shot tourney and were connected the tract for the ceremonial archetypal transportation successful Fukushima.

They were joined by Tokyo Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto and World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari arsenic a precocious schoolhouse shot subordinate from the portion threw retired the archetypal transportation — a afloat windup from atop the rubber.

Bach, wearing agleam achromatic gloves connected some hands, fist bumped the 14-year-old earlier Team Japan took the tract for its crippled against the Dominican Republic.

It’s the lone Olympic shot crippled being held successful Fukushima, which was devastated by an earthquake and an ensuing tsunami and atomic mishap successful 2011. The remainder of the tourney volition beryllium held astatine Yokohama Baseball Stadium successful Tokyo.

Baseball was restored to the Olympic slate this twelvemonth for the archetypal clip since 2008. The athletics volition beryllium dropped again for the 2024 Games successful Paris but is expected to again beryllium played successful Los Angeles successful 2028.

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Britain has won the men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay astatine the Olympics for the archetypal clip since 1908, but conscionable missed a satellite record.

With a powerhouse radical that included the 1-2 finishers successful the 200 freestyle, Britain blew distant the tract successful 6 minutes, 58.58 seconds. That was conscionable disconnected the satellite grounds acceptable by the Americans (6:58.55) astatine the 2009 satellite championships.

The 200-meter golden medalist, Tom Dean, led disconnected for the British. James Guy and Matthew Richards took the mediate legs earlier 200-meter metallic medalist Duncan Scott swam the anchor leg. It was the archetypal British golden successful the lawsuit since it made its debut astatine the archetypal London Games.

Russia claimed the metallic successful 7:01.81, portion Australia took the bronze successful 7:01.84.

The four-time defending champion Americans finished 4th — the archetypal clip they’ve failed to triumph a medal successful the lawsuit different than the boycotted 1980 Moscow Games.

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Katie Ledecky has yet collected her archetypal golden medal of the Tokyo Games.

Ledecky has won the 1,500-meter freestyle, which made its Olympic debut for women this year. That helped the American prima marque up for what has truthful acold been the worst showing of her Olympic career.

About an hr aft finishing 5th successful the 200-meter freestyle, Ledecky held disconnected teammate Erica Sullivan to triumph the metric mile successful 15 minutes, 37.34 seconds.

Sullivan claimed the metallic successful 15:41.41, portion Germany’s Sarah Kohler grabbed the bronze successful 15:42.91.

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Japanese swimmer Yui Ohashi has swept the women’s idiosyncratic medley astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

Ohashi rallied to triumph the 200-meter medley, beating Americans Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass. Ohashi had antecedently won the 400-meter idiosyncratic medley.

The winning clip was 2 minutes, 8.52 seconds. Walsh took the metallic successful 2:08.65, portion the bronze went to Douglass successful 2:09.04.

Defending Olympic champion and satellite record-holder Katinka Hosszu of Hungary finished seventh. She was the oldest swimmer successful the last astatine property 32.

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China has wrapped a record-setting archetypal time of rowing finals by smashing the satellite grounds successful women’s quadruple sculls and winning gold.

The Chinese vessel finished successful 6 minutes, 0.13 seconds and shaved astir 2 seconds disconnected the erstwhile people acceptable by the Netherlands successful 2014. The contention was ne'er close. Poland won metallic much than 6 seconds down the Chinese. Australia won bronze for that country’s 4th medal of the day.

Windy conditions produced a beardown tailwind for the rowers astatine Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway, and caller satellite oregon Olympic records were acceptable successful each of Wednesday’s six medal races.

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Kristof Milak of Hungary has romped to a dominating triumph successful the men’s 200-meter butterfly astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Milak won the the golden by astir 2 assemblage lengths, backing up his presumption arsenic 1 of the biggest favorites astatine the Olympic pool. He touched successful 1 minute, 51.25 seconds — immoderate 2 1/2 seconds up of the metallic medalist, Japan’s Tomoru Honda, who finished successful 1:53.73.

The bronze went to Italy’s Federico Burdisso successful 1:54.45.

South African prima Chad le Clos finished fifth. He won the 200 alert astatine the 2012 London Olympics, upsetting Michael Phelps, but was nary lucifer for the Hungarian star.

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The Netherlands person acceptable a caller satellite grounds successful men’s quadruple sculls with a sprint implicit the last 500 meters to triumph the golden medal.

Their clip of 5 minutes, 32.03 seconds bushed the erstwhile people of 5:32.26 acceptable by Ukraine astatine the 2014 satellite championships.

The Dutch vessel was 4th aft the archetypal 500 meters but had closed to 2nd by the adjacent marker. A precocious propulsion overtook Great Britain for the lead.

Great Britain past held disconnected a precocious complaint by Australia to triumph silver. Australia’s bronze was the country’s 3rd medal of the time aft winning golden successful men’s and women’s four.

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Ariarne Titmus has beaten Katie Ledecky again astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Ledecky didn’t adjacent triumph a medal — the archetypal clip that’s ever happened to her astatine the Olympics.

Titmus gave the Australian women their 3rd idiosyncratic swimming golden with a triumph successful the 200-meter freestyle. Titmus acceptable an Olympic grounds of 1 minute, 53.50 seconds to marque it 2-for-2 against the American star, pursuing up a thrilling triumph successful the 400m freestyle.

In the longer race, Titmus conserved her vigor implicit the archetypal fractional of the race, past rallied to walk Ledecky with the second-fastest show successful history. Ledecky wasn’t adjacent adjacent successful the 200, making the archetypal flip successful seventh spot and ne'er getting higher than her fifth-place showing astatine the end. She finished successful 1:55.21 — astir 2 seconds down the winner.

Ledecky is facing a grueling greeting that besides includes the last of the 1,500 free. She’s a large favourite for golden successful that race, which is caller to the women’s programme this year.

Italy’s Federica Pellegrini of Italy finished seventh successful her 5th and last Olympics. She won the golden successful 2008 and is inactive the world-record holder.

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Australia has doubled its haul of Olympic rowing golden medals arsenic the men’s 4 charged to triumph moments aft the Aussie women claimed their gold.

Australia had bolted to the beforehand by the 500-meter people and ne'er were challenged for the pb to scope successful the decorativeness enactment arsenic Romania fought a precocious surge by Italy to assertion the metallic medal. Australia’s clip of 5 minutes, 42.76 acceptable a caller Olympic record.

Italy won bronze.

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Australia’s women’s 4 acceptable a caller Olympic-best clip to triumph the golden medal successful windy conditions astatine Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway.

The Australian vessel led astatine each marker but had to combat disconnected the Netherlands implicit the past 50 meters to triumph successful 6 minutes, 15.37 seconds, conscionable .34 seconds up of the Dutch boat.

Ireland took bronze much than 5 seconds back.

The windy conditions pushing rowers astatine the waterpark saw Olympic champion times rapidly autumn arsenic the archetypal 3 races each saw caller standards set.

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The French squad of Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias has held disconnected a precocious complaint from the Netherlands implicit the last 50 meters to triumph the men’s treble sculls by 0.2 seconds successful Olympic grounds clip of 6 minutes, 33 seconds.

China made a beardown determination retired of the commencement earlier falling backmost adjacent with the French and the Netherlands. The Dutch vessel of Melvin Twellarr and Stef Broenink concisely held the pb astatine 1,500 meters.

Boucheron and Androdias rapidly reeled successful the Dutch with a almighty propulsion that was bully capable to clasp disconnected a precocious complaint astatine the decorativeness line.

China Zhiyu Liu and Liang Zhang finished 3rd for bronze.

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New U.S. formation volleyball partners Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne volition person immoderate much clip astatine the Olympics to get to cognize 1 another.

The Americans had ne'er played unneurotic earlier their archetypal lucifer successful Tokyo connected Sunday. They bushed Switzerland 21-19, 23-21 connected Wednesday to amended to 2-0 successful the round-robin. They person 1 much lucifer remaining, against Qatar connected Friday night.

Gibb qualified for the Tokyo Games with Taylor Crabb arsenic his partner. But Crabb tested affirmative for COVID-19 and withdrew, allowing Gibb to regenerate him. Bourne was connected the third-place U.S. squad successful the qualifying race; each state is constricted to a maximum of 2 spots.

Two wins should beryllium capable to enactment the Americans successful the knockout round. At worst, it would enactment permission them successful a three-way necktie for archetypal and springiness them a tiebreaker match.

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Romania’s Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis person won the archetypal rowing golden medal of the Tokyo Games, successful women’s treble sculls.

They bolted from the commencement and ne'er fto up successful a dominating performance.

The rowing medal events had been delayed for a time due to the fact that of atrocious upwind forecasts amid a tropical storm.

Once backmost connected the water, the Romanians were ne'er challenged and led by 2 vessel lengths with conscionable 500 meters to go. Bodnar and Radis are some conscionable 22. Their sprint to triumph near the lone combat for the metallic medal, wherever New Zealand’s Brooke Donohue and Hannah Osborne edged the Dutch vessel of Roos de Jong and Lisa Scheenaard.

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