Local hero Yuto Horigome earned Japan’s third Olympic gold medal of Tokyo 2020 as he became the first Olympic skateboarding champion.
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Pavlos Kontides, who earned Cyprus its first Olympic medal at the London 2012 Games when he took silver in the men’s laser, will seek to take a further step up the podium as his event gets underway tomorrow on the first day of the Tokyo 2020 sailing competition.
Multiple champion Nyjah Huston of the United States and Japan’s world champion Horigome Yuto will be the main focus of attention when skateboarding makes its Olympic debut tomorrow at the Ariake Urban Sports Park here.
South Korea's An San and Kim Je Deok, 20 and 17 respectively, won the first Olympic archery mixed team gold here by a 5-3 scoreline after a dramatic final set against the more experienced Dutch pairing of Gabrielle Schloesser and Steve Wijler.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, has praised the service provided to the Games by timekeepers Omega.
After claiming six golds - and 10 medals in total - across five different Olympic Games, going back to Barcelona 1992, dressage competitor Isabell Werth of Germany is coming back for more.
Having won the men's Olympic volleyball title on home soil in Rio five years ago, defending champions Brazil are determined that their fifth consecutive medal will be another golden one.
Men’s world number one Kento Momota is aiming to win Japan's first Olympic Games badminton singles title at Tokyo 2020 despite a troubled preparation for his debut on the sport’s biggest stage.
China will be looking to continue its storied success in table tennis at Tokyo 2020, having won 28 of the 32 available gold medals since the sport's introduction to the Olympics at the 1988 Seoul Games.
Simone Biles of the United States promises to be one of the stars of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where she will be seeking to add to the four artistic gymnastics gold medals she won at Rio 2016 when competition starts at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre here on Sunday (July 25).
Britain’s rowing ambitions rise again as Australia, United States and New Zealand muster medal hopes
Britain will seek to top the Olympic rowing medals table for the first time since 1912 with a 45-strong team that includes returning double gold medallist Helen Glover.
The newly-built, 15,000 capacity Aquatics Centre will not see any spectators but it seems certain to witness a succession of United States victories for Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel.
Seventeen-year-old Je Deok Kim of South Korea, the youngest archer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is gunning for gold after topping the men’s individual recurve qualifying with a score of 688 points.
A Russian archer fainted during the women’s individual ranking round at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field as temperatures rose to around 33 degrees Celsius.
Morinari Watanabe, chairman of the Boxing Task Force (BTF) charged with supervising the sport at Tokyo 2020, sounded a stark warning today on the eve of competition.