TOKYO (AP) — The Newest on the Tokyo Olympics, that are happening beneath heavy restrictions after a 12 months’s delay due to the coronavirus pandemic:
The Olympic archery schedule has been altered for Tuesday because of anticipated excessive wind and rain from a forecasted storm.
The morning periods involving first- and second-round matches are formally delayed till midday native time on the Yumenoshima Park Archery Subject. However the afternoon session has been postponed.
The plan is to make up the matches Wednesday and Thursday. The person finals for the women and men on the Tokyo Video games are nonetheless scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
It’s the primary time the Olympic archery scheduled has been majorly influenced by climate, based on World Archery. On the 2008 Beijing Video games, there was an hour delay.
Maggie MacNeil has captured Canada’s first gold medal on the pool with a victory within the ladies’s 100-meter butterfly.
The reigning world champion touched first in 55.59 seconds, edging out China’s Zhang Yufei (55.64) for the highest spot. Australia’s Emma McKeon took the bronze in 55.72, beating American teenager Torri Huske by one-hundredth of a second.
Huske went out quick, as is her type, and gave the impression to be near the entrance with about 10 meters to go. However she pale on her closing strokes and simply missed a spot on the rostrum.
The U.S. crew was denied a medal for the primary time within the swimming competitors.
Defending champion and world-record holder Sarah Sjöström of Sweden was seventh.
NBC says an estimated 17 million individuals in the US watched the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics, down 36% from the kickoff to the Rio de Janeiro Video games 5 years in the past.
Nielsen says the 17 million consists of individuals who watched the ceremony reside on NBC or on-line when it aired Friday morning and those that noticed an edited model on NBC in prime time that evening.
NBC was unable to interrupt down how many individuals watched reside and what number of noticed the prime-time model. The 26.7 million who noticed the Rio opening ceremony included each tv and on-line viewership.
9 years in the past, when the Summer time Olympics had been held in London, the opening ceremony drew a record-setting U.S. viewers of 40.7 million individuals.
It’s tough to inform how a lot the sluggish begin to the Tokyo Video games displays decreased curiosity within the Olympics, which had been delayed a 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or profound modifications in how Individuals watch tv. With the explosion of streaming as a substitute, scores for reside tv have dropped sharply over the previous 5 years.
Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt has received the boys’s triathlon in a time of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 4 seconds, 11 seconds forward of Britain’s Alex Yee.
New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde was third.
Blummenfelt is the primary Norwegian to medal in triathlon, which mixes swimming, biking and working. He completed thirteenth within the Rio Video games in 2016.
Blummenfelt was in fifth after the 1,500-meter swim and 40-kilometer biking legs of the race earlier than surging to the win within the closing stage.
Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee, who received silver in Rio and bronze in London in 2012, completed sixth.
Defending champion Fiji has opened the boys’s Olympic rugby sevens competitors with a 24-19 comeback win over Japan.
The extremely favored Fijians scored within the opening 30 seconds of the event, with Jiuta Wainiqolo posting the primary factors after Japan failed to manage the ball from the kickoff.
The Fijians went near doubling the lead however Wainiqolo’s tried one-handed pickup off the bottom resulted in Japan captain Chihito Matsui working three-quarters of the sector to equalize for the hosts.
The Fijians regained the lead however, after the half-time siren sounded, Japan’s Fiji-born Lote Tuqiri crossed to offer the hosts a shocking 14-12 lead on the break.
Japan, a shock semifinalist when rugby sevens made its Olympic debut in 2016, prolonged the margin to seven factors early within the second half earlier than Fiji responded with two tries and had one disallowed after the full-time siren to clinch the win.
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