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Texas-born Italian sprints from unknown to Bolt’s successor

Aug. 01, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt. On one of the most unusual nights the sport has ever seen, fans, experts, and even the racers themselves needed a lineup card. ...

Olympics Latest: Belarus runner says team forcing departure

Aug. 01, 2021 10:27 AM 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: ___ Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to...

Milestone medals in pool, surprising winner in 100M dash

Aug. 01, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel and Emma McKeon earned milestone medals at the Olympic pool before Italian runner Marcell Jacobs was the surprising winner of the race to determine the fastest man in the world. Jacobs crossed the line in 9.80 seconds on Sunday to bring the...

Yulimar Rojas sets world record in triple jump and wins gold medal at Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 01, 2021 08:42 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Yulimar Rojas sets world record in triple jump and wins gold medal at Tokyo Olympics.