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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday
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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday

Twenty gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold. Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Rings: Liu Yang, China Women’s Floor Exercise: Jade Carey, United States Men’s Vault: Shin Jea-hwan, South Korea Athletics Men’s Long Jump: Miltiadis Tentoglou, Greece Women’s 100m Hurdles: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Puerto Rico Women’s Discus Throw: Valarie Allman, United States…MORE

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first ​out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift
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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first ​out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first ​out transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the Olympics on Monday as she failed to register a lift in the women’s super-heavyweight +87kg category. Hubbard’s three failed attempts in the snatch — one at 120kg and two at 125kg — saw her exit the…MORE

Megan Rapinoe: ‘It sucks,’ says forward as USWNT beaten by Canada in semifinals at Tokyo 2020
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Megan Rapinoe: ‘It sucks,’ says forward as USWNT beaten by Canada in semifinals at Tokyo 2020

The United States Women’s National Team narrowly lost to Canada 1-0 in the Olympic semifinals in Japan on Monday, ending the world champion’s bid for the gold medal. Jessie Fleming’s second-half penalty decided the game as Canada defeated the US for the first time in 20 years. The USWNT was aiming to become the first…MORE

Simone Biles: US gymnast to take part in Tuesday’s balance beam final at Tokyo 2020
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Simone Biles: US gymnast to take part in Tuesday’s balance beam final at Tokyo 2020

Team USA gymnast Simone Biles will take part in Tuesday’s balance beam final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, USA Gymnastics has confirmed. Biles — considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all time — participated in the Olympic gymnastic qualifications on July 25 and then in the US’s vault rotation in the women’s team final…MORE

Katie Ledecky says she ‘never would have imagined’ her Olympic swimming success
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Katie Ledecky says she ‘never would have imagined’ her Olympic swimming success

With her Tokyo Olympics drawn to a close, American swimmer Katie Ledecky can start to unwind. “I did have a hamburger after I was done — that tasted good,” she says about a celebratory meal that was more than deserved. Ledecky won 1500m and 800m freestyle golds in Tokyo and silvers in the 400m freestyle…MORE

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarusian Olympic sprinter who refused to board flight home
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Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarusian Olympic sprinter who refused to board flight home

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya received a humanitarian visa from Poland on Monday, hours after she refused to board a flight out of Japan saying she was being forced to return to her native country against her will and that she feared arrest. Poland’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marcin Przydacz, announced on Twitter that Timanovskaya…MORE

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