Saturday, in the Tokyo Olympics, the U.S. women’s 4X400 metre relay team took first place and brought home the gold medal.
Jamaica Won the Bronze Medal, and Poland came in Second.
The quartet of Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu, and Allyson Felix easily won the gold medal with a time of 3:16.85, continuing the United States’ domination in the event.
Allyson Felix, an American, won the gold medal, becoming her the most decorated female Olympian in track and field history and the most decorated American track and field Olympian of all time. After winning bronze in the women’s 400-meter dash on Friday night, she established a new record for most medals won in a single event.
The 35-Year-Old Felix Made Her Olympic Debut in 2004 in Athens.
Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya finished the women’s marathon with a time of 2 hours, 27 minutes, and 20 seconds on Saturday, despite the extreme heat and humidity conditions.
Kenyan compatriot Brigid Kosgei won silver in 2 hours, 27 minutes, and 36 seconds. Timed at 2 hours, 27 minutes, and 46 seconds, American Molly Seidel finished in third place.
The women’s marathon at the Olympics began an hour earlier than scheduled, at 6 a.m. local time, in an effort to avoid high temperatures and humidity.
At the start of the race, however, the weather was clear, with a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity of about 82%. As the race came to a close, the thermometer read nearly 30 degrees Celsius.
Fifteen of the 88 competitors didn’t make it to the finish line in Sopporo, a coastal city some 1,100 kilometres north of Tokyo.
It was expected that Kosgei, the current world record holder, and Ruth Chepngetich, the current world champion, both of Kenya, would take home the gold on Saturday. Chepngetich did not manage to reach the end of the race.
At About the 40-Kilometer Mark, Jepchirchir Made Her Attack on Kosgei.
“Wow, I thought, this is it, this is where my life is going to work out. For this reason, I raced at a high clip, confident that I would come out on top “Says Jepchirchir. “I’m overjoyed that Kenya placed first and second. The people and government of Kenya have been quite supportive, and that makes me and my loved ones very pleased.”
The U.S. men’s basketball team beat France 87-82 on Saturday afternoon, winning their fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal and their 16th overall.
Kevin Durant, an American who plays for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, scored 29 points.
The United States had been eliminated from the Olympics after France’s opening round victory.
On Saturday, Israel’s all-around rhythmic gymnast won the gold medal, ending Russia’s more than two decades-long reign as the sport’s undisputed champion.
Although she made a mistake in her final ribbon routine, Linoy Ashram still managed to win the competition with 107.800 points, just 0.150 points ahead of Russian three-time world champion Dina Averina.
Nelly Korda’s victory by one stroke in the women’s category on Saturday gave the United States a clean sweep of the gold medals in the Olympic golf tournament. After a tiebreaker with New Zealand’s bronze medalist Lydia Ko, Japan’s Mone Inami took home silver.
A U.S. man, Xander Schauffele, took first place in the men’s category on Sunday.
There was a 1-1 draw in regulation time, and Canada’s women’s soccer team eventually prevailed 3-2 in penalty kicks to claim a victory over Sweden.
With their victory, Canada finally had a gold medal to show for women’s soccer.
The match was played at 9 p.m. local time to avoid the sweltering conditions in Yokohama. When Friday night’s game commenced, temperatures were still at 28 degrees Celsius, and humidity was at 78%.