imageU.S.runner Allyson Felix won her 10th Olympic track and field medal Friday night in Tokyo, matching Carl Lewis’s U.S.record.Felix, 35, took bronze in the women’s 400-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics, her first as a mother, giving her 10 medals across five Games dating back to 2004.She would have a chance to break Lewis’s record for U.S.track and field athletes if she is chosen to run in the women’s 4×400-meter relay final Saturday.Follow along for live updates from the Games.Highlights from Tokyo Canada defeated Sweden, 3-2 in penalty kicks, to win its first Olympic gold medal in women’s soccer.Julia Grosso tallied the winning kick when her shot bounded off Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl’s right arm and into the net.After taking a 2-1 lead in the shootout, Sweden saw three consecutive penalty kicks either saved or missed.

Canada also failed to convert three straight in the shootout, with two saved and one hitting the post.Canada’s Deanne Rose converted her fifth-round attempt to even the shootout at two apiece, and after Jonna Andersson’s shot was saved by Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe, Grosso ended things to give Canada the gold medal after two straight bronze finishes.Stina Blackstenius gave Sweden a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute before Jessie Fleming evened the score with a penalty kick goal in the 67th.North American teams won three of the six medals awarded at this year’s Olympics:

Italy stunned the Olympic track and field meet Friday, as anchor Filippo Tortu ran down Great Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake at the finish line to win the country’s first men’s 4×100-meter gold medal and its first Olympic medal of any type in the race since 1948.Italy finished the race in 37.50, just 0.01 of a second ahead of Great Britain.Canada took bronze.Italy now has five gold medals at this year’s Olympic track and field meet — in this relay, the men’s 100 meters, the men’s and women’s 20-km walk, and the men’s high jump — tied atop the table with the United States.The United States did not qualify for the men’s 4×100-meter final after finishing sixth in its qualifying heat Thursday.

It was the first Olympic 4×100-meter relay final since 2008 to not feature a team of American men.

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Jamaica dislodged the United States from its place atop the women’s 4×100-meter medal podium Friday, easily winning the final in a time of 41.02 seconds.The United States took silver, 0.43 of a second behind, while Great Britain took third, its second straight bronze medal in the event.The race underwent a lengthy review after it ended to determine whether Jamaica’s lead runner, Briana Williams, stepped out of her lane while making the handoff to Elaine Thompson-Herah.But officials determined no foul was committed and Jamaica won its first gold medal in the event since 2004.The Americans had won the last two gold medals in the event.Thompson-Herah now has gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4×100 at these Olympics, becoming the first woman to pull off that triple since Florence Griffith Joyner in 1988.

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China’s Liu Shiying took home the gold in the javelin throw Friday night in Tokyo with a distance of 66.34 meters (217 feet 7.8 inches), a season best for her.

Liu reached the medal-winning distance on her opening throw, and no one else in the field could top it through the next five-plus rounds.Maria Andrejczyk of Poland won silver after coming up just short at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games with a fourth-place finish, and Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Barber took the bronze.

Maggie Malone, the lone American in the field, finished 10th.Liu earned silver at the world championships in 2019 with a distance of 65.88 (216-1.7).She saved her best for Tokyo, earning her first Olympic medal and China’s second gold in track and field.

TOKYO — Netherlands runner Sifan Hassan fell short in her historic treble bid on Saturday night, earning a bronze medal after fading on the final lap of the 1,500-meter final.Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon won her second straight gold medal in the event with an Olympic record time of 3 minutes 53.11 seconds.Britain’s Laura Muir won the silver in 3:54.50.Hassan finished in 3:55.86.The 28-year-old Hassan is making history at these Olympics for just competing in the 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000-meter races, and her goal of winning a gold medal in each picked up steam when she won the 5,000-meter final on Monday.She couldn’t keep up with Kipyegon on the final lap Friday and was eventually passed by Muir, too.Hassan had pulled off a remarkable feat just to get to the final; in Monday’s preliminary heats, she stumbled to the track near the start of the final lap after failing to hurdle a runner who had fallen in front of her.

But she got to her feet and still outran the field to win the heat, then followed by holding off Muir to win the semifinal.Hassan will close her Olympics with the 10,000-meter race on Saturday.

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Key update Allyson Felix takes bronze to match U.S.record with 10th track and field medal By Adam Kilgore 8:53 a.m.Link copied link

TOKYO — Allyson Felix took bronze in the women’s 400 meters Friday, giving her a 10th Olympic medal in the final individual race of her Olympic career and tying her with Carl Lewis for the most all-time in U.S.track and field.At 35, in her fifth and final Olympics and her first as a mother, Felix earned the crowning achievement of a legendary career.Bahamian Shanaue Miller-Uibo won gold in 48.36 seconds, blowing away the rest of the field.Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic won silver, and U.S.champion Quanera Hayes finished seventh.Wearing a necklace with a pendant in the shape of the Olympic rings, Felix bolted out of the blocks in Lane 9, furthest up the track.

She stayed in front of the field until Miller-Uibo caught her at the halfway mark.With everyone in pursuit, Felix held them off with a fearless kick.She crossed in 49.46 seconds, almost half a second better than her best time since giving birth to her daughter, Camryn, in 2018.Felix entered as both one of the most decorated runners in history and an underdog to win a medal.Six of the seven women lined up alongside Felix had run faster in 2021 than her best time this year of 49.89 seconds, which she clocked in Wednesday night’s semifinal.Felix could still earn one more medal if she chooses to run in the 4×400-meter relay final Saturday night.Her participation could form a dreamy lineup with 800 meters gold medalist Athing Mu and 400-meter hurdlers Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad , who won gold and silver this week and have both held the world record this year.“She literally is the greatest of all time,” Kendall Ellis said Thursday night after she ran a leg of the 4×400 relay that won its semifinal heat.“You can’t deny that.”

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Ariel Torres of the United States edged Venezuela’s Antonio Diaz on Friday to win the country’s first medal in Olympic karate, a new sport at this year’s Tokyo Games.Torres scored 26.72 points in the bronze medal match of the kata discipline, in which athletes demonstrate offensive and defensive moves against a virtual opponent and judges award points for stance, technique, transitional movement, timing, correct breathing, focus and conformance (70 percent of the score) and strength, speed and balance (30 percent of the score).Torres, 23, was born in Cuba but came to Florida at the age of 4.He began practicing karate at a young age after a doctor recommended martial arts to help with his hyperactivity.“I loved the unity of all the kids, punching together, kicking together, screaming together, doing push-ups,” Torres told the Miami Herald last month.“I wanted to be better and that eventually ..

.gave birth to the competitive side in me.”Japan’s Ryo Kiyuna won gold over Spain’s Damian Quintero.Turkey’s Ali Sofuoglu earned the other kata bronze medal (two are awarded).The Tokyo Games might be karate’s lone Olympic moment.It will not be featured at the 2024 Paris Olympics, and its status for Los Angeles in 2028 has yet to be determined.

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei took home his first Olympic gold medal in the 5,000-meter final with a time of 12 minutes 58:15 seconds.

Cheptegei, the world record holder in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, took silver in the 10,000 meters earlier this week.Mohammed Ahmed of Canada earned a silver medal, and Paul Chelimo of the United States won bronze in a tight finish, stumbling over the line and falling on his chest after beating out Kenya’s Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli.Chelimo took silver at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.Cheptegei said earlier this week that he was happy with his silver medal in the 10,000 but disappointed that he didn’t win gold.He’ll be much happier with this performance, in which he led the pack for most the race and pulled away late.

American freestyle wrestler Gable Steveson won gold in his 125 kilogram match against Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili on Friday night with a stunning takedown at the buzzer to win, 10-8.It was Steveson’s first Olympic medal.He was a top college wrestler at the University of Minnesota.Petriashvili is a three-time world champion who won bronze at the 2016 Olympics.

The dynastic U.S.men’s 4×400-meter relay team advanced to Saturday night’s final in impressive fashion.The quartet of Trevor Stewart, Randolph Ross, Bryce Deadmon and Vernon Norwood won its heat in 2 minutes 57.77 seconds.The runners had none of the handoff issues of their 4×100 brethren , perhaps in part because Stewart and Ross also ran together on the North Carolina A&T 4×400 team that in June won the NCAA championship.

Then again, Ross said afterward that he and Stewart had never passed the baton before, as they did after Stewart’s first leg.

Ross seized the lead from Botswana in the second leg, and it only grew from there.Botswana finished second in the Americans’ heat, with Poland winning the other semifinal.The other finalists will be Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands.After the U.S.4×100 relay team missed the final with a botched exchange and American men did not win an individual sprinting gold medal for the first time, the 4×400 relay could salvage a measure of redemption for U.S.men’s sprinting at the Tokyo Games.The Americans have historically dominated the 4×400.They own three of the past four golds in the event, including 2016.

In the 23 4×400 relays the United States has entered, it owns 17 gold medals and three silvers.

The women’s marathon, originally scheduled for 7 a.m.Saturday, will now start an hour earlier because of expected high temperatures.“Athletes’ health and well-being are the organisers’ top priorities,” Tokyo organizers said in an email to reporters.

“Having taken advice from World Athletic’s medical team and reviewed all other considerations, World Athletics (WA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee had a series of discussions today and confirmed the schedule change.”Unlike most of the Olympic events, which took place in Tokyo, the marathon will be run in Sapporo.Local organizers hoped to keep the race in Tokyo, but the IOC pushed to move it because of concerns about high temperatures.Team USA will be represented by Aliphine Tuliamuk and Molly Seidel, who are making their first Olympic appearances, and Sally Kipyego, who will be making her second.

Key update U.S.women’s basketball won’t accept anything less than gold By Ava Wallace 7:06 a.m.

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SAITAMA, Japan — Brittney Griner leaned on the guard rail keeping her approximately three feet from reporters Friday, her voice quiet and serious as she spoke about the current U.S.women’s basketball team’s duty to those who built the program into a dynasty.Unfortunately for her, Diana Taurasi was not in the mood for quiet or serious after her team overwhelmed Serbia, 79-59, in the Olympic semifinals.Taurasi, 39, bumped Griner from behind, just as the 30-year-old Griner was getting to the part about “not letting the older ones down.”“Especially not the old ones like Diana!” Griner yelled after her teammate.“Last dance, baby!” Taurasi shouted back as she rounded the corner.Such is the balance the U.S.women’s basketball team carries into Sunday’s gold medal game at Saitama Super Arena.The Americans’ victory over Serbia was their 54th consecutive win in the Olympics, setting up a game that could continue a gold medal streak that began in 1996, when current coach Dawn Staley played point guard.That’s the business part of the task at hand.

Kyle Dake wins wrestling bronze By Les Carpenter 7:03 a.m.

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American freestyle wrestler Kyle Dake won a 74 kilogram bronze medal on Friday night, beating Italy’s Frank Chamizo Marquez, 5-0, on Friday night.Dake, who won the 2018 and 2019 world championships at 79 kilograms, lost his second match of these Olympics on Thursday but came back to win a repechage match on Friday morning to get to the bronze medal match.Other than his loss, which came on technical superiority, he did not give up a point in his other three matches.

A sumo wrestler statue has been removed from the equestrian course at the Tokyo Games.Yes, you read that right.During the qualifying rounds of the individual jumping competition Tuesday, a few riders said they thought the statue, located near the 10th obstacle of 14, distracted the horses and had an effect on their scores .The statue was facing away from the riders and horses as they came around a sharp turn, but some riders said the statue looked realistic.So organizers removed it before the start of the team competition Friday night, in addition to some cherry trees located on the course.It’s common for the jumping course to be altered in between individual and team stages, and now the fences include a life-sized samurai and jumbo-size sushi..

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