America’s 49-year Olympic nightmare has taken a recent twist with information that Bryson DeChambeau has been dominated out with COVID-19.
The 2020 US Open champion examined optimistic throughout his remaining test previous to travelling to Tokyo, within the newest blow for an American crew that went and not using a medal on day one for the primary time since 1972.
DeChambeau will likely be changed by former Masters champion and golf villain Patrick Reed.
“I’m deeply dissatisfied not to have the ability to compete within the Olympics for Group USA,” DeChambeau stated in a press release.
ANDY MURRAY WITHDRAWS
Andy Murray is out of the lads’s single attract Tokyo.
Murray is the lads’s two-time defending Olympic champion, defeating Roger Federer in London and Juan Martín del Potro in Rio.
Felix Auger-Aliassime, the Canadian who dumped Nick Kyrgios from Wimbledon, will now face Aussie Max Purcell within the first spherical.
AMERICANS FUME AT BAD START
It’s 49 years since Group USA kicked off the video games with out one thing shiny.
The New York Put up lamented: “This isn’t the form of historical past the USA needed to set.”
Failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee used it as a chance to ship a scorching tackle what he perceives to be politicising of those Video games as athletes proceed to point out solidarity in opposition to racism.
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DEBUT SPORT DIVIDES FANS
Geelong celebrity Patrick Dangerfield isn‘t actually feeling 3 on 3 basketball.
The “playground sport” has made its debut at these Summer season Video games and relying on whom you ask, it‘s both horrible or revolutionary.
Dangerfield requested why netball nonetheless couldn‘t get a run.
Some thought the game was ridiculous and foolish.
Others… loved it? Onerous to say.
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UNDER-FIRE CHAMPS BOUNCE BACK
America bounced again from their embarrassing opening defeat by Sweden within the Tokyo Olympics ladies’s soccer competitors, thrashing New Zealand 6-1 on Saturday, whereas Britain and the Swedes reached the quarter-finals.
The beforehand all-conquering People had seen a 44-match unbeaten run ended by a 3-0 loss to Sweden on Wednesday, however with captain Megan Rapinoe restored to the beginning line-up, they romped to victory to place their marketing campaign again on observe.
They face Australia in Kashima on Tuesday, understanding three factors would ensure that of a quarter-final place.
First-half objectives from Rose Lavelle and Lindsey Horan put Vlatko Andonovski’s facet two objectives forward on the break earlier than New Zealand defender Abby Erceg’s 63rd-minute personal purpose.
Betsy Hassett received the Kiwis on the scoresheet with 18 minutes remaining, however the reigning world champions introduced on the firepower of Christen Press and Alex Morgan late on.
Press and Morgan, who’ve now scored 175 worldwide objectives between them, each discovered the web and one other personal purpose, this time from Catherine Bott, added additional gloss to the scoreline.
The thumping win leaves the US in second place in Group G behind Sweden, who booked a last-eight spot with a dramatic 4-2 success in opposition to Australia.
TOKYO DAY 2 MEDALS ON OFFER (All occasions EST)
Swimming (from 11:30am)
Capturing (12:15pm): Ladies’s 10m Air Pistol
Skateboarding (1:25pm): Males’s Avenue
Biking (2pm): Ladies’s Street Race
Diving (4pm): Ladies’s 3m Springboard Synchro
Capturing (4:30pm): Males’s 10m Air Rifle
Weightlifting (4:50pm): Males’s 61kg
Archery (5:15pm): Ladies’s Group
Judo (from 7:08pm): Ladies’s 52kg, Males’s 66kg
Fencing (from 8:50pm): Ladies’s Particular person Foil
Weightlifting (8:50pm): Males’s 67kg
Fencing (from 9:20pm): Males’s Particular person Epee
Taekwondo (from 9:30pm): Ladies’s Featherweight 49-57kg, Males’s Featherweight 58-68kg