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Australia's Jessica Fox wins first women's canoe slalom gold

Jul. 29, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Australia’s Jessica Fox made Olympic history Thursday as the first gold medalist in women’s canoe slalom at the Tokyo Games. Fox made the last run of the final and crushed it, beating rival and silver medalist Mallory Franklin of Britain with a winning...

Olympics Latest: Fox wins women's canoe slalom gold

Jul. 29, 2021 04:04 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT Australia’s Jessica Fox has made Olympic history at the...

From the Emperor on down: Memories of the '64 Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 29, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — From Emperor Naurhito on down, every Japanese of a certain age remembers the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Even younger Japanese connect through parents or aunts and uncles who stored old photos, told stories, or recalled getting a television set for the first time to watch the Games. ...

Craziness: Hassan considers running triple at Olympics

Jul. 29, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sifan Hassan's schedule on the Olympic track looks more like a list of punishments drawn up by a very angry physical education teacher. Six distance races in eight days, consisting of three 1,500-meter runs, two 5,000s, and a 10,000 to top it off. Run two...

Double gold: China's Zhang becomes a breakout star at pool

Jul. 29, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Zhang Yufei had a much busier morning than she was expecting at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. It was worth the effort. She left with a pair of gold medals and a couple of records, too. Zhang started off Thursday with a...

Sneaking a peek: Fans find creative ways to glimpse Olympics

Jul. 29, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

MISHIMA, Japan (AP) — The soon-to-be Olympic champion was in what cyclists derisively call “the pain cave,” empty lungs searing and legs feeling like dead weight. The climb he was on seemed interminable, the evil gradient sending him straight into the sky. Hardly...

Dolson's Diary: Olympics end with gold medal, meeting Yao

Jul. 29, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

I woke up this morning and looked over to the table and saw my gold medal and I just smiled. As a young girl I watched and dreamed of being in the Olympics and winning a gold medal, but this is far beyond what I ever imagined. Starting with how much heavier the medal is...

Living up to the hype: Dressel wins 1st individual gold

Jul. 29, 2021 01:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel climbed atop the lane rope, a look of wonder in his eyes. He gazed all around the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, eager to soak up every last moment of something he’s never done before. Win an individual gold medal at the Olympics. ...

Croatian brothers take Olympic rowing gold in men's pair

Jul. 29, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic had won their country's first Olympic rowing gold medal in men's double sculls in Rio de Janeiro when they figured, “Hey, let's try a new boat.” The sweep pair looked pretty good. Two oars instead of four,...

Olympic Stadium opens in Tokyo for start of track and field

Jul. 29, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Track and Field begins competition on Day 6 of the Tokyo Games and four medal events will be decided in the pool in Thursday's coverage of the Olympics. The gymnastics women’s all-around competition will go on without defending gold medalist Simone...