Japan dug more gold on Monday as the mood towards the delayed Tokyo Olympic Stadium seemed to change, and local fans challenged the organizers to get a view of the Games.
13-year-old Momiji Nishiya of color took gold in street skateboarding – new to the Olympics here in Tokyo – while in one of the sporting events, “Terminator” won. She sought out a ruler to light a fire in the abyss. .
In a shock at the navy, four-time British Olympicist Tom Daley and new diving partner Matty Lee claimed a landslide victory in the men’s 10-meter men’s equalizer to finish the Chinese gold race at the event.
Chinese divers won the last four Olympics.
Ariarne Titmus lived up to the nickname “Terminator” by recapturing the lead from American Katie Ledecky to win the 400-meter frame final and pouring gasoline on a fierce Australian-USA. pool competition.
“I can’t believe it, I’m trying to control my emotions,” said Titmus, who praised his opponent for raising the bar in the game. “I thanked him, I wouldn’t be here without him. He set this amazing level.”
The USA team claimed victory in the men’s 4x100m race, while Adam Peaty roared with pride after becoming the first British swimmer to defend the Olympic and gold crown in the 100m breast race.
The high-level swimming finals, held this morning in Tokyo to reach the first-time American spectators, were held at an empty water station and spectators were banned because of COVID-19 restrictions.
A huge fan cheer, however, was heard around the world as a video clip of Titmus coach Dean Boxall shaking his head and playing in the suburbs became a priority for NBC commenters. And it spread, making it an instant Games.
Some locals defied the organizers and gathered for a triathlon course, taking advantage of the rare opportunity to see the competition live lively during the Games affected by the tragedy.
“I think the risk of infection is very low, almost zero,” said Masao Kitada, a 35-year-old donor standing on the side of the road. “Tokyo’s games are very special so I can’t miss this opportunity.”
Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt won gold in an outdoor triathlon course on Odaiba Island in Tokyo Bay.
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Organizers reported 16 new cases of coronavirus linked to the Olympics on Monday, bringing the total to 148.
Support for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has dropped nine points to 34%, the lowest since he took office, a vote on Monday, as concerns over COVID-19 dampened his hopes that the Tokyo Olympics will increase its score ahead of the annual election. this.
But the Japanese media was full of Olympic success.
Yomiuri Shimbun magazine, one of the world’s largest newspapers in terms of circulation, circulated images of gold medalist Abe Abe in judo, swimmer Yui Ohashi and skateboarder Yuto Horigome with the word “Gold” under each of their names.
School skater girl Nishiya is sure to lead the magazines and decorate the front pages now.
“I broke down in tears because I was happier,” Nishiya said, explaining when she discovered she had won gold.
Her victory put Japan on the medal table with six gold medals, as well as China and America.
Naomi Osaka looked good to add a home course later to the Games when she graduated in the third round, beating Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland, 50, 6-3 6-2.
“ It would really mean a lot to me ,You really know to win gold here, but I know it’s a process,” She said.