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Warholm crushes world record in fast, fast Olympic hurdles

Aug. 02, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Karsten Warholm of Norway obliterated his own world record in the Olympic 400-meter hurdles Tuesday, finishing in 45.94 to break the old mark by .76. One of the most anticipated races on the program more than lived up to the hype. ...

Olympics Latest: Warholm sets world record, wins 400 hurdles

Aug. 02, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: MEDAL ALERT Karsten Warholm of Norway has beat his own world record to win the 400-meter...

EXPLAINER: Why track cycling records are falling at Olympics

Aug. 02, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

IZU, Japan (AP) — Everybody expected records to fall when the track cycling program began at the Tokyo Olympics, but nobody expected the German women's pursuit squad to shatter the mark held by the two-time and defending gold medalists from Britain. Or the Chinese to lower their team sprint...

Karsten Warholm sets world record and wins gold medal in men's 400-meter hurdles at Tokyo Olympics.

Aug. 02, 2021 23:28 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Karsten Warholm sets world record and wins gold medal in men's 400-meter hurdles at Tokyo Olympics.

Asian markets lower on virus worries after Wall Street slips

Aug. 02, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Tuesday as jitters about the fast spread of the coronavirus's delta variant dented enthusiasm about strong corporate profits. Investors looked ahead to U.S. jobs data due out this week for signs of the...

Third-timer, Old-timer: Ross still strong on Olympic beach

Aug. 02, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings missed out on her bid to qualify for a sixth trip to the Summer Games. Fortysomething four-time Olympians Phil Dalhausser and Jake Gibb both retired after getting knocked out in Tokyo. Defending Olympic champion...

Doncic, Slovenia move into Olympic basketball semifinals

Aug. 02, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Luka Doncic and Slovenia need one win for a medal in their Olympic basketball debut. Wins are all Doncic ever gets when he wears his country's uniform. Doncic had 20 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and Slovenia beat...

Clean, repeat: At Tokyo Games, virus is Olympians' chief foe

Aug. 02, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Holding each other tighter than lovers, the wrestlers smear each other with sweat, spittle and — when they inadvertently cut each other — sometimes blood. Lungs heaving, mouths agape, they huff and puff into each others' flushed faces. On their glistening bodies, it's...

Olympic volunteers strive to share stories of 3/11 disaster

Aug. 02, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

RIFU, Japan (AP) — Atsushi Muramatsu's handmade flyers are the size of a business card, written in several languages. “Welcome to Miyagi Stadium," one reads. "The gymnasium next door was the largest morgue for tsunami victims.” Over a decade after the massive...

Poland grants visa to Belarus Olympian who fears for safety

Aug. 02, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Poland granted a visa Monday to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter who said she feared for her safety and that her team’s officials tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist. ...