Judoka Hifumi Abe defeated Vazha Margvelashvili of Georgia in the men's under 66 kilogram final on Sunday, completing a podium sweep for the host nation after his younger sister Uta claimed gold earlier in the day at the Tokyo Olympics.
Yuto Horigome won gold in the first-ever Olympic skateboarding competition on Sunday, the 22-year-old Japanese scoring 37.18 points in the men's street final to write his name in the history books.
Japan's Yui Ohashi won swimming gold in the women's 400-meter individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, the host country's first medal of the games in the sport.
Men's golf world No. 1 Jon Rahm of Spain and No. 6 Bryson DeChambeau of the United States will both miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the coronavirus, their respective countries said.
The first COVID-19 infection of an athlete at the Tokyo Olympics after competing has been confirmed, games organizers said Sunday, amid public concerns about the further spread of the coronavirus.
The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it has relaxed COVID-19 protocols at the Tokyo Olympics to allow medalists to take off their masks for up to 30 seconds on the podium to be photographed.
MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS
- Yuto Horigome proved Sunday that he will prevail no matter how intense the pressure, the 22-year-old Tokyoite shaking off sub-par runs in the Olympic skateboard street final to lay down the four must-land tricks that won him gold.
- Japan's Kento Momota marked his Olympic debut on Sunday with a convincing 2-0 win over American Timothy Lam in the men's badminton singles. Nozomi Okuhara, who earned bronze at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, also got off to a winning start in the women's singles, overcoming early struggles to defeat Germany's Yvonne Li 2-0.
- Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka says she has reaped the benefits of her high-profile mental health break, the time away putting her in a good place for her Olympic gold medal chase.
- Defending champion Japan booked its spot in the Olympic softball gold medal game against the United States with a 1-0 group stage win over Canada on Sunday.
- A player on the Dominican Republic's Olympic baseball team was suspended for three months and dropped from the roster after testing positive for cannabis, the Dominican Olympic Committee said Saturday.
- Japanese world No. 2 Naomi Osaka made a perfect start to her Olympic career Sunday with a 6-1, 6-4 win over China's Zheng Saisai in the Tokyo Games women's singles tennis competition.
- Big-hitting U.S. golfer Bryson DeChambeau has tested positive for the coronavirus before leaving the United States for the Tokyo Olympics, USA Golf said Saturday night, ruling him out of the games.
- Eighteen-year-old world No. 4 Tomokazu Harimoto is hoping to do what many would consider near impossible: end China's 13-year Olympic men's singles table tennis reign by claiming Japan's first gold in the sport.
- A 59-year-old man from Nagoya has been arrested after scattering flyers protesting the Tokyo Olympics from a running subway train in the central Japan city, police said Sunday.
- Returning Olympians who know the agony of just losing out on a medal and youthful exuberance will spearhead Japan's challenge in the Sevens tournament as the Tokyo 2020 hosts look to show the sport really has taken off here following the success of Rugby World Cup 2019.
- With a family gold rush in their sights, siblings Hifumi and Uta Abe will bid for judo glory at the Tokyo Games on Sunday.
- Japan's Daiya Seto, a gold medal favorite in the men's 400-meter individual medley, failed to qualify for the event's final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
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