Latest Sam Kendricks News

'We did it': Crouser's gold a tribute to his fallen grandpa

Aug. 05, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ryan Crouser wrote the note and brought it to the stadium just in case. “Grandpa. We did it. 2020 Olympic champion!” it said. The world's best shot putter had a feeling he'd win. After he did just that on Thursday, he pulled out...

Olympics Latest: US mixed relay team reinstated after appeal

Jul. 30, 2021 12:03 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: ___ The U.S. Olympic mixed relay team has been reinstated after originally being disqualified...

Olympics Latest: US women's volleyball reaches quarterfinals

Jul. 29, 2021 11:10 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: ___ The U.S. women’s volleyball team won its third straight match at the Olympics and is...

Big day for Dressel, Chinese in pool, Lee in gymnastics

Jul. 29, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel got his first individual gold medal, the Chinese women put together a record-setting relay and American Sunisa Lee won the women's all-around gymnastics gold. After the biggest action of the day session on Day 6 of the Tokyo Olympics came at...

US pole vaulter's positive test sends Aussies into isolation

Jul. 29, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The fragile nature of an Olympics during the pandemic came into sharp focus Thursday when the entire Australian track team spent time in a brief quarantine after American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks pulled out of the Tokyo Games because of a positive COVID-19 test. ...