Discus thrower Valarie Allman won the first track and field gold medal for the United States at the Tokyo Games. Allman’s winning throw went 68.98 meters (226 feet, 3 inches) to hold off Kristin Pudenz of Germany in a competition that was delayed by rain. Yaime Perez of Cuba captured the bronze.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico won gold in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, powering ahead of American Keni Harrison. Camacho-Quinn finished in 12.37 seconds for a .15 second win over the world-record holder, Harrison. Jamaica’s Megan Tapper finished third. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, competes under its own flag at the Olympics.
American gymnast Jade Carey won the gold medal in the women’s floor exercise final Monday at the Tokyo Olympics. According to USA Gymnastics, the 21-year-old Carey, who qualified for Team USA as an individual, finished in first place with a score of 14.366. Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari won silver with a 14.2 score, while Japan’s Mai Murakami and Angelina Melnikova, of the Russian Olympic Committee, tied for bronze with a 14.166 score.
American gymnast Sunisa Lee added a bronze medal to her growing collection of hardware, which already includes silver and gold from this year’s Olympic Games. Lee won the bronze for her performance Sunday on the uneven bars.
MyKayla Skinner, whose departure from the Tokyo Olympics was pushed back after Simone Biles withdrew from the competition, will take home some hardware when she does leave Japan. Skinner won the silver medal in vault with a score of 14.916. Rebeca Andrade, of Brazil, won the gold with a 15.083 score. Yeo Seo-jeong, of South Korea, won bronze with a 14.733 score.
Dressel, 24, collected his fifth gold medal of the Tokyo Games on Sunday as part of the men’s 4x100 medley relay, The Associated Press reported. The United States has never lost the event at the Olympics.
Zhu Xueying edged teammate Liu Lingling for gold in the women's trampoline finals at the Tokyo Olympics. Zhu’s score of 56.635 was just enough to top Liu’s total of 56.350. Bryony Page of Great Britain earned the bronze after taking silver in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
American gymnast Sunisa Lee captured the women’s all-around gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. Her total of 57.433 points was just enough to top Brazil's Rebeca Andrade, who won silver. Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova won bronze.
Simone Biles, widely considered the greatest gymnast of all time, has withdrawn from the individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Fellow American Jade Carey, who placed ninth in the qualifying round, will take Biles’ place in the all-around, USA Gymnastics said in a statement. Teammate Sunisa Lee, who secured a spot in the all-around final after posting the third-highest score in qualifying, also will compete.