Sydney McLaughlin took the spotlight when he broke a record in the 400m hurdles on an Olympic day that had great stories
The day at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics left Japan as the first runner-up in baseball, in addition to Sydney McLaughlin’s new record in the 400-meter hurdles, as well as the impressive run of the United States women’s basketball team. However, he also highlighted the youth podium left by skateboarding,
Japan is the first finalist in baseball and the second semi-final was defined
The clash of powers in baseball between Japan and South Korea was for the local ninth, which prevailed 5-2, making it the first runner-up at Tokyo 2020. South Korea will face the United States in the second semifinal, from where the second team that will go for gold will come out, while the loser will face the Dominican Republic for bronze.
McLaughlin won gold and set new world record
Sydney McLaughlin, United States sprinter, broke the world record in the 400m hurdles. The American crossed the line in 51.46 seconds, surpassing the mark that she had set of 51.9 during the knockout tests in that country in July.
Youth podium in skateboarding
The new Olympic sport handed out medals and did so on a youth podium in the park event. Japan took the gold and silver medal. First place went to 19-year-old Sakura Yosozumi, and in second place was 12-year-old Kokona Hiraki. The bronze went to the British Sky Brown, 13 years old.
The United States qualified for the finals of women’s basketball
The United States women’s basketball team reached 53 games without losing in the Olympic Games, a streak that began in Barcelona 1992, and they reached the semifinals of Tokyo 2020, after they beat Austria 79-55. The Americans will look to extend their brand and advance to the final next Thursday against Serbia.
Arlen López gives the second gold to Cuba in Tokyo 2020
López gave Cuba the first gold medal in boxing, the second gold medal for his country so far in Tokyo 2020. Arlen beat Briton Benjamin Whittaker in the light heavyweight final to climb to the top of the podium in the Kokugikan Arena.
Heptathlete rejects wheelchair and finished his test injured
One of the best scenes of the day was given by the British Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the 200-meter test of the heptathlon. Johnson-Thompson, one of the favorites for gold, suffered an injury in full competition so she was lying on the plaid. The medical staff entered to help her, but the athlete refused the wheelchair, rejoined to finish the race with apparent pain. However, in the end it was marked as a disqualification.