The eyes of fans at the Olympics turned to Simone Biles, who was unable to complete the tests due to a medical problem. Do not miss our most complete summary of the day in Tokyo 2020
The day in Tokyo 2020 was marked by the medical problem that prevented Simone Biles from finishing the team event in artistic gymnastics, a discipline in which the United States took the silver. The elimination of Naomi Osaka and the scandal in which Luka Doncic is involved, are topics that also attracted attention.
Biles’ medical problem grabbed Russia’s gold in the all-around
Simone Biles, one of the main figures of Tokyo 2020, sought her first gold medal. However, a medical problem prevented the American gymnast from completing the all-around trials.
Biles participated in the horse jumping, but after the test it was perceived that she was treated for an apparent injury. Moments later USA Gymnastics reported that Simone withdrew from the competition due to a medical problem.
The competition went to the Russian Olympic Committee with a total score of 169,528. The United States and Simone Biles took silver after 166,096, while bronze went to Great Britain with 164,096.
Doncic is caught at an alleged alcoholic party in the Olympic Village
Luka Doncic is under scrutiny. Cristina Ouviña, a basketball player from Spain, published a series of stories on her Instagram in which the Dallas Mavericks star, and other members of the Slovenian national team, were seen in a room of what apparently in the Olympic Village, where there were bottles of alcohol on the tables, in addition to the fact that those present did not have masks, nor did they comply with the appropriate distance. However, so far the date and place of said meeting is unknown.
The scandal gripped the Slovenian national team and Luka Doncic just a day after they had appeared on the Tokyo 2020 court with a 118-100 victory against Argentina, a duel in which the Dallas Mavericks player ended with 48 points
Osaka eliminated in the round of 16
Naomi Osaka, the one in charge of lighting the cauldron in Tokyo 2020 and who started as a favorite for gold in tennis, was eliminated in the round of 16. The Japanese, ranked second in the WTA ranking, fell to Czech Marketa Vondrousova, 42 in the world, 6-1, 6-4.
Osaka was one of the favorites to claim the gold medal, a tag that increased after the elimination of Australian Ashleigh Barty in the first round against Sara Sorribes of Spain. However, the person in charge of lighting the cauldron is no longer in competition.
British who beat Covid-19 twice won the gold medal in Tokyo 2020
Tom Dean was one of the stars of the day. The British swimmer contracted Covid-19 on two occasions prior to Tokyo 2020, which called into question his participation in the Olympic Games. However, before the forecasts Dean overcame the coronavirus, the aftermath of the disease and hung the gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle test.
Surf gave its first medal in the history of the Olympic Games
Brazilian Italo Ferreira will go down in history as the first surfing gold medalist at the Olympics. Ferreira beat Kania Igarashi, from Japan, in the final and became the first athlete to occupy the top of the podium in that discipline.
Switzerland made history in Olympic cycling
The Swiss Jolanda Neff, Sina Frei and Linda Indergand made history with their one, two and three in the mountain biking event. Switzerland took the podium in this discipline, something that had not been seen since cycling entered the program of the Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996.