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The 22-year-old went from making the finals by less than a point to winning a medal by less than a point.
Take a look at some of the incredible Olympic imagery from the talented photographers on the ground in Japan.
Canada warned its citizens on Thursday that Hong Kong authorities can prevent people leaving the city under a new law that has raised fears of Chinese mainland-style exit bans.
President Joe Biden may have averted a flood of evictions and solved a growing political problem when his administration reinstated a temporary ban on evictions because of the COVID-19 crisis. The new eviction moratorium announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could run into opposition at the Supreme Court, where one justice in late June warned the administration not to act further without explicit congressional approval. Landlords from Alabama whose bid to lift the earlier pause on evictions failed returned to federal court in Washington late Wednesday, asking for an order that would allow evictions to resume.
Quan Hongchan of China advanced to the women's 10 metre platform diving finals in first place after a series of strong dives at the Tokyo Games on Thursday, while her compatriot Chen Yuxi came a close second. Quan, 14, is the youngest athlete of the Chinese team at the Tokyo Games. After finishing second in the preliminaries on Wednesday, Quan took an early lead in the semi-finals, performing an impressive dive and earning 85.50 points in the first round.
The Rio 2016 medalist defend their titles in the Tokyo Games.
Ryan Crouser broke his own Olympic record on his way to defending his shot put title Thursday on a hot day in Tokyo. On his last attempt, Crouser went 23.30 meters (76 feet, 5½ inches) to earn the first track and field gold medal for the American men at the Tokyo Games. U.S. teammate Joe Kovacs finished second and Tomas Walsh of New Zealand was third.
Google co-founder Larry Page was allowed into New Zealand despite its closed border, officials confirmed Thursday, reportedly seeking hospital treatment for one of his children.
Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah prompted a rare climbdown from social media giant Facebook after being banned for posting footage of her own victory at the Tokyo Olympics.
India won the bronze medal after a thrilling 5-4 victory over Germany at the Tokyo Games on Thursday, giving the country its first Olympic hockey medal in more than forty years. Germany took an early lead in the goal-rich match through a second-minute goal by Timur Oruz, and posed a threat to eight-time Olympic hockey champions India in the first quarter. After Simranjeet Singh equalised with a backhand shot for India, Germany kept their cool, scoring two goals to take a 3-1 lead in the second quarter.
For the fourth straight Olympics, the U.S. men’s 4x100-meter relay team failed to medal in an event America used to own. As usual, a botched baton pass was the culprit.
The United States 4x100m relay squad suffered another Olympic disappointment on Thursday, failing to reach the final after finishing sixth in their heat.
Japan's Hiromu Inada is watching the Tokyo Olympics hoping to pick up some tips from the athletes before he competes in next year's Ironman world championship, at the age of 90.
THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 warns the public against inappropriate use of medical grade oxygen as inappropriate use of it can lead to oxygen toxicity or lung damage.Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH 7 director,
Australia will provide one-off cash payments of US$60,000 to many Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families as children, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday, to redress what he described as a "shameful" period in the nation's history.
Authorities urged people to leave Greenville, California, warning of imminent danger from the Dixie Fire as the blaze moved into the town and burned structures on August 4.The Plumas County Sheriff said at 4:30 pm local time that residents in Greenville were in imminent danger and must leave.“Our town’s going, going, gone,” Teresa J Clark says in these videos posted to Facebook showing fires close to buildings in Greenville.Social media videos taken in Greenville showed buildings destroyed by the fire.Cal Fire said the Dixie Fire was very active and wind gusts had helped the blaze spot ahead of containment lines. Fire crews were engaged in structure protection in Greenville. The wildfire was over 278,000 acres and considered 35 percent contained. Credit: Teresa J Clark via Storyful
C.S. Satheesha spells out "A-P-P-L-E" into his phone as he teaches remotely from the only place he can get a signal -- a treehouse in his back garden in southern India.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Ryan Crouser of the United States retained his title as he won gold in the men's shot put in Tokyo on Thursday, breaking his own Olympic record three times in the final and finishing with a mark of 23.30 metres. He set the previous record of 22.52m at the Rio Games five years ago when he won the title. His compatriot Joe Kovacs took silver and Tomas Walsh of New Zealand claimed bronze with a season's best mark of 22.47.
A primary teacher swam carefully through jellyfish-infested waters whilst diving off the coast of Rossnowlagh Beach in Donegal, Ireland.Conor Bradley was making a video about underwater habitats when he encountered the massive volume of jellyfish on July 20. He recorded a video that shows himself slowly manoeuvring among the marine creatures.“Mad, I’ve gotta get out,” Bradley says in the video as he floats on the surface of the ocean to take a breath.Bradley wrote in a YouTube caption that the jellyfish bloom was very rare at Rossnowlagh beach. “What an incredible experience,” he wrote.Bradley told Storyful that he was a primary teacher based in Qatar. He started recording videos for his students as his school swapped to virtual learning after the lockdown due to COVID-19 last year.He created an educational YouTube channel, Mr. Bradley – Learning Made Fun , last September. Credit: Conor Bradley via Storyful
At the conclusion of the elimination rounds, it seemed clear the contest for the gold medal would be - as widely expected - between Japan's Kiyou Shimizu and Spain's Sandra Sanchez. The first of the three-day tournament also includes the "kumite" sparring discipline in the men's -67kg and women's -55kg categories.