Rebeca Andrade Wins Brazil’s First-Ever Olympic Gold in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Rebeca Andrade made history after becoming the first Brazilian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in artistic gymnastics on Aug. 1. Andrade won the vault finals with a score of 15.083, earning Brazil’s first-ever gold medal and the second …

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Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas Sets New World Record in Women’s Triple Jump

Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas set a new world record in women’s triple jump after winning gold in the Olympic event last Aug. 1. On her sixth and final jump, Rojas jumped 15.67 meters, breaking the world record set by Ukrainian Inessa …

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Jamaican Sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah Breaks 33-Year-Old Olympic Record in Women’s 100 Meters

Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah broke the Olympic record in women’s 100 meters that American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner set 33 years ago. Thompson-Herah finished the 100-meter final in 10.61 seconds last July 31, beating the Griffith Joyner’s, widely known as …

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New Zealand’s Dame Valerie Adams Makes History with Fourth Olympic Shot Put Medal

Dame Valerie Adams of New Zealand became the first woman to win medals at four Olympics in a single field event after taking the bronze in the women’s shot put final on Aug. 1. Adams won bronze in the final …

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Qatari, Italian High Jumpers Share Olympic Gold

Qatari Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italian Gianmarco Tamberi agreed to share the Olympic gold in the men’s high jump final on Aug. 1, marking the first joint Olympic podium in the athletics since 1912. Both Barshim and Tamberi finished the …

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American Bobby Finke Wins First-Ever Olympic Gold in 800-Meter Freestyle

American Bobby Finke won the first-ever gold in the Olympic debut of the 800-meter freestyle final on July 29. Finke, a first-time Olympian, finished the race at a time of seven minutes and 41.87 seconds, becoming the first American to …

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China Sets World Record in Women’s 4×200-Meter Freestyle Relay

China set a new world record after winning the Tokyo Olympic gold in the women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay on July 29. The Chinese swimming team comprised of Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan, Zhang Yufei, and Li Bingjie finished the relay event …

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Australian Izaac Stubblety-Cook Sets New Olympic Record in Men’s 200-Meter Breaststroke

Australian Stubblety-Cook set a new Olympic record as he took the gold in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke final at the Tokyo Aquatics Center on July 29. Stubblety-Cook finished the race in two minutes and 6.38 seconds, breaking the previous record …

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American Swimmer Caeleb Dressel Sets Olympic Record in Men’s 100-Meter Freestyle

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel set a new Olympic record on July 29 after finishing first place in the men’s 100-meter freestyle in 47.02 seconds at the Tokyo Games. Dressel broke the long-standing record of 47.05 seconds set by Australian Eamon …

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Rowers Paul O’Donovan, Fintan McCarthy Win Ireland’s First Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold

Rowers Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secured Ireland’s first Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medal after winning the men’s lightweight double sculls final on July 29. O’Donovan and McCarthy finished the rowing event at the Sea Forest Waterway at Tokyo Harbor …

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