Yukiko Ueno pitched Japan's women to the Tokyo Olympics softball championship in a 2-0 victory over arch-rival the United States in Tuesday's gold medal game.
Tokyo reported a record 2,848 daily coronavirus infections on Tuesday, four days after the opening of the Olympics, with health experts warning that the worst is yet to come.
Judoka Takanori Nagase defeated Mongolia's Saeid Mollaei in the men's 81 kilogram final Tuesday, snatching the gold medal for Japan at the Tokyo Olympics.
Russian gymnasts won the women's team event on Tuesday beating the two-time defending champions the United States competing in most of the event without superstar Simone Biles due to a "medical issue," while hosts Japan finished fifth.
Gold medal favorite Naomi Osaka was knocked out of the Tokyo Games women's singles tennis tournament by Czech Marketa Vondrousova on Tuesday, ending the Japanese world No. 2's Olympics.
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U.S. gymnastics star Simone Biles pulled out of the women's team final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday due to a "medical issue," USA Gymnastics said.
- Tomokazu Harimoto became the latest Japanese medal contender to crash out of the Tokyo Games on Tuesday when the 18-year-old world No. 4 was eliminated in the round of 16 of the men's singles table tennis competition.
- Japan clinched a berth in the Tokyo Olympic women's football quarterfinals Tuesday after substitute Mina Tanaka struck late to give Asako Takakura's side a 1-0 win over Chile.
- Kanoa Igarashi missed his chance to win the first surfing gold medal in Olympic history on Tuesday, but he walked away with silver after being beaten by powerful Brazilian Italo Ferreira in a men's final that was moved forward due to an approaching typhoon.
- A typhoon remains on course to make landfall in northeast Japan on Tuesday or early Wednesday, the weather agency said, but Tokyo Olympics organizers said soccer events scheduled in the region would go ahead as scheduled.
- The upside of the painful setback Naomi Osaka suffered Tuesday when she was knocked out of the Tokyo Games, an Olympics to which she will be forever associated due to her prominent opening ceremony role, is that it leaves the young achiever something to chase.
- Japan's Mikiko Andoh earned her first Olympic medal, taking the women's 59-kilogram weightlifting bronze medal at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday.
Seven more people related to the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for COVID-19, including two athletes from overseas, bringing the total since the start of this month to 155, games organizers said Tuesday.
- Host Japan crashed out of medal contention in the Tokyo Olympics men's rugby sevens after receiving a 36-12 group stage thumping at the hands of Canada on Tuesday morning.
- With their activities outside competition venues severely restricted under coronavirus protocols, Olympic and Paralympic athletes will have few chances to enjoy the sights of their host city. But organizers have made sure that they will at least get a taste of it.
- Japanese top seeds Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota suffered their first loss of the women's badminton doubles competition at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday, going down 2-1 to Indonesia's Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu in their final group-stage match.
- Flora Duffy claimed a first-ever Olympic gold medal for Bermuda by winning a typhoon-stricken women's triathlon event at the Tokyo Olympics early Tuesday.
- Newly-crowned table tennis mixed doubles champion Mima Ito launched her bid for a second medal at the Tokyo Games with a comfortable 4-1 win over Portugal's Yu Fu in the women's singles on Tuesday.
- A crunch time Maki Takada three-point play and a key Moeko Nagaoka jumper from deep delivered Japan a win in the first game of the Tokyo Olympics women's basketball competition Tuesday, the hosts defeating France 74-70 in a thriller.
- Japan's Tokyo Olympic 400-meter individual medley gold medalist Yui Ohashi kept her hopes of an IM double alive when she won through to the women's 200 IM final on Tuesday.
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