TOKYO (AP) — The Newest on the Tokyo Olympics, that are happening beneath heavy restrictions after a yr’s delay due to the coronavirus pandemic:
The Worldwide Browsing Affiliation has confirmed a last-minute alternate: Carlos Munoz, who will surf for Costa Rica as the game makes its Olympic debut.
Munoz replaces Frederico Morais of Portugal, who introduced Friday that he had examined optimistic for COVID-19 and wouldn’t journey to Japan whereas he quarantines at dwelling.
Munoz’s affirmation comes on the final minute potential, because the affiliation had set the three p.m. Saturday Tokyo time because the deadline for alternates to be accepted.
Surfers qualify by title as people by way of world event rankings, although every nation can solely have two surfers per gender.
The primary alternate for Morais’ spot was Italian Angelo Bonomelli, who will not take part, although the affiliation didn’t say why. Munoz was the subsequent male surfer eligible.
The eight-day shortboard browsing competitors interval begins Sunday at Tsurigasaki seashore.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and French President Emmanuel Macron have met in Tokyo because the Olympics get underway.
They welcomed the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as “a strong image of world unity” for a victory over COVID-19, in keeping with a joint assertion launched by the Japanese international ministry.
Macron attended the opening ceremony of the pandemic-delayed Olympics to characterize France, the host nation for 2024.
They’ve additionally agreed to share Japan’s experiences for the 2024 video games, which will likely be held in Paris.
Japan has struggled to stability virus measures and preparation for the Olympics amid rising public concern concerning the well being dangers of holding the video games.
Suga and Macron additionally agreed to cooperate in a variety of areas together with protection, local weather change and the financial system.
Ecuador gained its first biking medal as Richard Carapaz took gold within the Olympic street race.
Embracing his nickname of “The Locomotive,” Carapaz rode away from American breakaway buddy Brandon McNulty as they approached the end at Fuji Worldwide Speedway.
He slapped his handlebars in celebration as he crossed the road, the place he was greeted by one of many few crowds allowed on the Olympics.
The chasing group rounded the nook in sight of him on the end line, then performed a sport of cat-and-mouse for the opposite two medals. Belgian star Wout van Aert wound up edging Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia in a photograph end.
An San and teenager Kim Je Deok have paired as much as lead South Korea to a gold medal within the Olympic debut of archery’s blended workforce occasion on the Tokyo Video games.
On a scorching Saturday on the Yumenoshima Park Archery Area, they held off Gabriela Schloesser and Steve Wijler of the Netherlands by a tally of 5-3 to carry dwelling yet one more archery gold for South Korea. The nation has now captured 14 of 17 gold medals in archery workforce competitions because the present format was launched to the Olympics in 1988.
What’s extra, it was the twenty fourth Olympic gold medal for South Korea’s archery program, matching quick monitor pace skating for many by the nation in a selected sport.
Alejandra Valencia and Luis Alvarez mixed for Mexico and knocked off Yasemin Anagoz and Mete Gazoz of Turkey to earn the bronze medal.
Warmth and humidity are rapidly turning into a serious difficulty for gamers on the Olympic tennis event in Tokyo.
The temperature soared to 91 degrees F (33 levels C) and the warmth index made it really feel like 100 F (38 C).
French Open finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova says she wasn’t feeling nice, though she nonetheless routed Sara Errani of Italy 6-0, 6-1.
Mona Barthel struggled with 10 double-faults in a loss to Iga Swiatek as a searing solar made it practically inconceivable to see the ball as soon as she tossed it.
Second-seeded Daniil Medvedev, who additionally competes for ROC on the Tokyo Video games, referred to as it “a number of the worst” warmth he has performed in after eliminating Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.
“I’m not going to lie. However it’s important to play,” Medvedev mentioned. “That’s the Olympics, you go for the medal. You aren’t right here to cry concerning the warmth.”
Medvedev urged that organizers transfer all matches to the night to keep away from the warmth of the day.
Novak Djokovic’s bid for a Golden Slam is alive and nicely following a routine 6-2, 6-2 win over 139th-ranked Hugo Dellien of Bolivia within the opening spherical of the Tokyo tennis event.
The highest-ranked Serb is trying to develop into the primary man to win all 4 main tennis tournaments and an Olympic singles gold medal in the identical yr.
Steffi Graf was the one tennis participant to perform the Golden Slam in 1988.
Djokovic’s subsequent opponent will likely be Forty eighth-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany.
Struff eradicated Thiago Monteiro of Brazil 6-3, 6-4.
The youngest desk tennis participant in Olympics historical past is out of the Tokyo Video games.
Hend Zaza of Syria misplaced in straight units to Liu Jia, a 39-year-old from Austria, in a preliminary match Saturday.
The 12-year-old informed Olympics.com that she was happy along with her efficiency and discovered from the loss — and he or she’s hoping for one more shot on the subsequent Olympics, in Paris.
Zaza is from Hama, which has been closely broken by warfare.
She is the youngest athlete on the Tokyo Video games.
Javad Foroughi has develop into the oldest Iranian athlete to win an Olympic medal, incomes gold in males’s 10-meter air pistol.
Foroughi set an Olympic report with 244.8 factors, ending 6.9 forward of silver medalist Damir Mikec of Serbia. China’s Pang Wei, the 2008 gold medalist, took bronze.
The 41-year-old Foroughi surpasses Iranian weightlifter Mahmoud Namdjou, who was 38 when he took bronze on the 1956 Melbourne Video games.
Foroughi, ranked fourth on the earth, certified fifth and instantly jumped to the lead within the finals with a sequence of pictures within the 10-ring. He led Mikec by 4.2 factors getting into the ultimate two pictures and celebrated by waving his towel earlier than kneeling on it to wish.
Hou Zhihui has gained China’s second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a commanding displaying within the ladies’s 49-kilogram weightlifting class.
Hou lifted a complete 210kg, 3kg in need of her world report, to take gold forward of Indian lifter Chanu Saikhom Mirabai on 202. It was India’s first Olympic silver in weightlifting.
Indonesia took bronze as Windy Cantika Aisah lifted a complete of 194kg.
Jourdan Delacruz of america was third after the snatch portion of the competition however failed on all three or her lifts within the clear and jerk.
Two-time Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura’s Olympic profession is over.
The 32-year-old Japanese gymnast, thought of by many the best of all time, fell during qualifying on high bar and won’t advance to the occasion finals.
Uchimura, the 2012 and 2016 all-around gold medalist, was halfway by means of his set when he peeled off whereas doing an advanced connection. He picked himself up and completed his routine, drilling his dismount.
His rating of 13.866 positioned him outdoors of the highest eight, that means he is not going to make the finals. Uchimura competed as a person, that means he is not going to be a part of the workforce remaining on Monday.
Uchimura waved to the judges and acquired a spherical of applause contained in the largely empty Ariake Gymnastics Centre earlier than rapidly exiting the competitors ground.
Tokyo organizers say the overall of Olympics-related COVID-19 instances in Japan is now 127, with one athlete added to the tally.
German bicycle owner Simon Geschke’s optimistic check was introduced Friday, in the future forward earlier than the lads’s street race. That’s a signature occasion on the primary full day of competitors at any Summer time Video games.
Athletes account for 14 of the 127 instances in Japan since July 1. Among the many new optimistic exams are 14 video games contractors who stay in Japan.
Dutch workforce officers mentioned Saturday that rower Finn Florijn examined optimistic for COVID-19 and is out of the Video games. Two different Dutch athletes beforehand examined optimistic. Florijn’s optimistic check will not present up within the official tally of instances till Sunday.
China has sprinted to the lead in men’s gymnastics qualifying, placing on a clinic contained in the practically empty Ariake Gymnastics Centre because it goals to return to the highest of the game.
China complete of 262.061 — fueled by 4 sensible units on parallel bars — edged out Russia’s 261.945 within the first of three qualifying subdivisions.
China is trying to bounce again after slipping to bronze in Rio de Janeiro 5 years in the past and coming in second to the Russians on the 2019 world championships.
Reigning world champion Nikita Nagornyy of Russia has grabbed the early lead in all-around qualifying, placing collectively a gentle 87.897, simply forward of China’s Xiao Ruoteng and Solar Wei.
Russian Artur Dalaloyan additionally assured himself of a spot in subsequent week’s all-around finals with a complete of 85.597, outstanding contemplating that Dalaloyan is competing on a surgically repaired left Achilles torn on the European championships in April.
The French Olympic Committee says a number of the medical and assist employees for its males’s basketball workforce have been compelled into quarantine on the Tokyo Video games as a result of a passenger aboard their flight to Japan examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
The committee didn’t say what number of employees members are affected as potential contact instances. It mentioned they’ve been in isolation since July 19, unable to work with the athletes. It mentioned all the employees members’ exams up to now have been detrimental.
Dutch workforce officers say rower Finn Florijn has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and is out of the Video games. The opposite members of the workforce who’re thought of shut contacts can keep, however might want to modify to separate transportation and consuming and sleeping preparations.
The 21-year-old son of former Olympic gold medalist rower Ronald Florijn was competing in single sculls and had completed fourth in his warmth on Friday. He was scheduled to row once more Saturday within the repechage earlier than optimistic check outcomes late Friday ended his Video games.
“I used to be hopeful to enhance within the rematch. Now it’s over right away. I can’t actually say far more about it,” Florijn mentioned.
Florijn is the fourth member of the Dutch workforce or employees to check optimistic for COVID-19. The workforce mentioned earlier this week that taekwondo athlete Reshmie Oogink and a rowing workforce employees member examined optimistic and skateboarder Sweet Jacobs introduced on Instagram that she had examined optimistic.
Chef de Mission of TeamNL Pieter van den Hoogenband says the workforce is doing all the things it will probably to curb extra optimistic exams.
The ban on followers for the Summer time Olympics doesn’t lengthen previous Tokyo, and meaning hundreds of biking followers have turned up at Fuji Worldwide Speedway to await the end of the lads’s street race.
The power constructed within the Nineteen Sixties however extensively renovated through the years has a grandstand capability of twenty-two,000 individuals. And with 50 p.c capability limitations because of COVID-19, meaning as much as 11,000 will be capable to see the end.
Their eagerness to see the Olympics after a yr delay was clear by the best way followers turned out early Saturday. They confirmed up practically seven hours earlier than riders had been anticipated to achieve the ending circuits, and the format of the speedway meant they’d be spending all that point within the solar on a steamy day two hours southwest of Tokyo.
China’s Yang Qian has won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in ladies’s 10-meter air rifle.
Yang overtook Anastasiia Galashina when the Russian missed the middle two rings for an 8.9 on her remaining shot.
Yang had a 9.8 on her remaining shot and completed with an Olympic report 251.8. Galashina completed at 251.1.
Switzerland’s Nina Christen took bronze.
An Algerian judo athlete will likely be despatched dwelling from the Tokyo Olympics after he withdrew from the competition to keep away from probably going through an Israeli opponent.
Fethi Nourine and his coach, Amar Benikhlef, informed Algerian media they had been withdrawing to keep away from a potential second-round matchup with Israel’s Tohar Butbul within the males’s 73 kg division on Monday. Nourine was to face Sudan’s Mohamed Abdalrasool within the opening spherical, with the winner going through Butbul, the fifth seed.
The Worldwide Judo Federation’s govt committee has quickly suspended Nourine and Benikhlef, who’re more likely to face sanctions past the Olympics, which started Saturday. The Algerian Olympic committee then withdrew each males’s accreditation and made plans to ship them dwelling.
The IJF mentioned Nourine’s place was “in complete opposition to the philosophy of the Worldwide Judo Federation. The IJF has a strict non-discrimination coverage, selling solidarity as a key precept, bolstered by the values of judo.”
Nourine and Benikhlef attribute their stance to their political assist for Palestinians.
Two Georgian tennis gamers have been barred from the Tokyo Olympics after officers of their dwelling nation informed them they had been entered for the Video games however by no means really despatched the paperwork.
The Court docket of Arbitration for Sport dominated that it needed to flip away doubles gamers Oksana Kalashnikova and Ekaterine Gorgodze as a result of they had been by no means formally entered for the video games, despite the fact that Georgia’s Olympic committee “knowledgeable the candidates that their software had been submitted.”
And not using a formal entry for the Olympics, the court docket dominated that the “consequence, nonetheless unlucky for the 2 athletes, can solely be the dismissal of their petition.”
Australia is with out bicycle owner Rohan Dennis for the lads’s Olympic street race, although it’s not due to a optimistic check for COVID-19.
Dennis selected to skip the race, which is happening on a brutal course by means of searing warmth that hardly fits his skillset, in order that he can focus as a substitute on subsequent week’s time trial.
Dennis, who has gained phases in every of the three Grand Excursions, can be among the best on the earth within the race in opposition to the clock. He’s a two-time time trial world champion, helped Australia win workforce pursuit silver on the 2012 London Video games and is a former world hour-record holder.
He was in medal competition on the Rio Video games within the time trial, however he had a mechanical difficulty that required a motorcycle change and took him out of the operating.
The whole Spanish biking workforce has been cleared for the lads’s street race hours earlier than the beginning, ending a irritating interval of limbo following a optimistic COVID-19 check involving a workforce masseuse.
Alejandro Valverde, Gorka Izagirre, Ion Izagirre, Omar Fraile and Jesus Herrada had been thought of shut contacts of the masseuse, however all returned detrimental check outcomes that allowed them to make the beginning at Musashinonomori Park on Saturday.
Spain has one of many strongest groups within the males’s street race, which can end at Fuji Worldwide Speedway. Valverde, Fraile and Ion Izagirre particularly have skillsets which might be completely fitted to the mountainous course.
The very first match of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament has been canceled as a result of a Czech participant examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Markéta Sluková examined optimistic earlier this week, knocking her and accomplice Barbora Hermannova out of the Tokyo Video games.
The Czechs had been alleged to be taking part in a workforce from the host nation that might have been making its Olympic debut. As a substitute, the Japanese pair of Megumi Murakami and Miki Ishii earned the victory by default.
Sluková is one in all a minimum of three members of the Czech workforce who’ve examined optimistic since their arrival in Japan, together with males’s seashore volleyball participant Ondřej Perušič.
The workforce has mentioned it’s investigating if the outbreak of COVID-19 is linked to its constitution flight to Tokyo.
German bicycle owner Simon Geschke has been dominated out of the lads’s street race after testing optimistic for the coronavirus.
The German workforce says Geschke initially examined optimistic Friday and his outcome was confirmed by one other check later within the day.
Germany says fellow riders Nikias Arndt and Maximilian Schachmann are cleared to race Saturday. The fourth rider on the workforce, Emanuel Buchmann, was Geschke’s roommate and was ready in a single day on the results of one other PCR check for the virus. Staff employees examined detrimental.
Geschke was a stage winner on the Tour de France in 2015.
The German street race workforce resides in a resort and never within the Olympic Village.
Geschke says he adopted the hygiene guidelines on the Olympics. He provides that “I really feel high quality bodily however emotionally it’s a extremely horrible day for me.”