USA at Tokyo Olympics 2021 live updates: Caeleb Dressel gold and OR in 50m, medal count, results, today 31 July – AS English

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Tokyo Olympic Games Day 9 live

Coming up / In progress

31 July

Golf: final round – 6:30 p.m.

Swimming: Men’s 50m freestyle, Women’s 50m freestyle, Men’s 1500m freestyle, Women’s 4 x 100m medley relay, Men’s 4 x 100m medley relay – 9:30 p.m.

Boxing: Men’s semifinals – welterweight, light heavyweight – 11 p.m.

1 August

Gymnastics finals – Men’s floor exercise, Women’s vault, Men’s pommel horse, Women’s uneven bars  – 4:30 a.m.

Greco-Roman wrestling: Men’s semifinals – 5:15 a.m.

Track and field: Men’s high jump, Women’s triple jump, Men’s 100m – 6:10 a.m.

Track and field: Men’s long jump, Women’s 100m hurdles, Women’s discus, Men’s 3000m steeplechase, Women’s 5000m – 9:20 p.m.

Water polo: Men’s preliminary round – USA vs. Greece 10:30 p.m.

Medals at stake (25)

Artistic gymnastics: men’s floor, women’s vault, men’s pommel horse, women’s uneven bars

Athletics: women’s shot put, men’s high jump, women’s triple jump, men’s 100m

Badminton: women’s singles

Cycling: women’s BMX freestyle, men’s BMX freestyle

Diving: women’s 3m springboard

Fencing: men’s team foil

Golf: men

Sailing: laser radial women, laser men

Swimming: men’s 50m free, women’s 50m free, men’s 1500m free, women’s 4x100m medley relay, men’s 4x100m medley relay

Tennis: men’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles

Weightlifting: women’s 76kg


– USA sets world record in 4×100 medley

– Dressel goes gold in 50m free and 4×100 medley

– Leaders underway in men’s golf final round

– Thompson-Herah sets new Olympic record in women’s 100m

– McKeon doubles down with golds in 50m free and 4×100 medley

Asher-Smith pulls out of 200m event due to hamstring tear

Simone Biles withdraws from vault and uneven bars finals

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Gong takes gold in women’s shot put

China’s Gong Lijiao takes home the gold in the women’s shot put final, with a distance of 20.58. USA’s Raven Saunders finishes with silver with a throw of 19.79 and Valarie Adams gets bronze with 19.62 meters.

Team USA, doing what Team USA does

Dressel in rare air

Caeleb Dressel joins an elite list of swimmers that have taken home five gold medals in an Olympic Games.

Martin takes gold in BMX freestyle part final

Aussie Logan Martin finished off a spectacular opening run posting a 93.3, and winning the gold medal. Daniel Dehrs (VEN) and Declan Brooks (GB) finshed second and third

Biles out on floor event

Simone Biles has officially withdrawn from the floor event final. Biles continutes to struggle with mental health issues, and will wait to decide if she will compete in the beam event in the coming days.

Fantastic Four

It was a photo finish in the men’s 4×100 medley. The US team set the world record, but Great Britain were less than 0.9 seconds away from gold. They settle for silver and Italy finishes with bronze.

The United States win gold and set a new world record in the 4x100m medley!!!

The men’s 4×100 medley is underway!!! USA leading after the first 100m

Quick start for Schauffele

Xander Schauffele (USA) is -2 through two holes at Kasumigaseki Country Club, stretching his lead to three strokes above Hideki Matsuyama (JPN). The American seems locked in for the final round

Charlotte Worthington gave Great Britain thier ninth gold medal of these Olympic games.

An incredible run gives Worthington the gols after just edging out Hannah Roberts.

The Golden Girls do it again

What a race, and what a finish for the Aussies to take the gold and the Olympic record.

Drama in the pool, Aussies take the gold

What a finish by Kate Campbell and the Aussies in the 4×100 medely.  Campbell beat Abby Weitzell to the wall by 0.13 seconds, and set an Olympic record with a 3:51.60 run.

The women’s 4x100m medley is underway!!

GB’s Worthington BMX freesyle park gold medalist

Charlotte Worthington (GB) has won the BMX freestyle park finals, but posting an incredible 97.50 in a fantastic second run. Hannah Roberts (USA) gets silver and Nikita Duccaroz (SUI) finishes with Bronze.

800m and 1500m for Finke

Booby Finke has dominated the long distance categories in Tokyo.

Finke gets his second gold

Bobby Finke takes the gold in the 1500m freestyle!!! He turned it on in the final 50 meters to blow past the silver medal winner Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR) and Florian Wellbrock (GER). FInk swam the last 50 meters in 25.78

Dressel 4 golds already

Caeleb Dressel is a perfect four of four in his Olympic campaign after winning gold in the 50m free finals. He had already won two other individual golds in the 100m butterfly and the 100m free, and he got the gold in the 4×100 freestyle relay. He’s got a chance to make it 5 of 5 in the 4×100 medley. Dressel is the fastest man in water in Tokyo

McKeon going for third gold, sixth medal

It’s now time for the women’s 50m free final. Emma McKeon is one of the favorites, but the women’s medal swim is expected to be much tighter than the men’s. She’s got five medals already, two of them gold in 100m freestyle, and in the 4x100m freestyle relay

Dressel grabs the gold

Caeleb Dressel (USA) gets the gold in the 50m free, and sets and Olympic record completeing the race in 21.07!!!!!!! He’s got the 100m and 50m double this Olympics.

Who will take gold in golf’s final day at Tokyo 2020?

The leaders are about an hour away from teeing off in the final round, with Xander Schauffele (USA) leading Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) and the rest of the pack at -14.

Morning full of BMX freestyle finals

The women’s BMX freestyle park final is underway from Tokyo. The men’s final will follow at the conclusion of the women’s medal round. Oasis front man Liam Gallagher is obviously a fan

Another gold for Dressel?

Caeleb Dressel is the odds on favorite to take the 50m free in the Men’s finals coming up in about 20 minutes.

Canada on to quarters in women’s volleyball

Canada has completed the comeback after dropping the first set to USA in the opening match of the round of 16. The US side led by 5 points in the second set but Wilkerson and Bansley (CAN) battled all the way back to move on to the quarters.

Melissa Gonzalez’s hubby watching from training camp

This is one of the scenes of these Olympic Games, Detroit LIons QB watching his wife Melissa Gonzalez qualify for the semis in the 400m hurdles.

Comeback for Canada

Canada made a big comeback against USA in the second set of the women’s beach volleyball Round of 16. We are off to a third and deciding set in the opener of the knockout round.

Swimming finals coming up soon

We are just about an hour away from the start of the Men’s and Women’s 50m free finals in swimming. Also featured on today’s swimming slate, Men’s 1500m free and :Men;s and Women’s 4x100m medley.

Women’s shot put first up for medal chance in Day 9

Our first medal event of the day has started, as the women’s shot put final has begun. Two of the favorites will be the featured on this early monring in Tokyo, GONG Lijiao (CHN) and Valerie Adams (NZL) will both be eyeing a spot on the podium.

Walsh drops out of welterweight semis

Heartbreaking stuff for Irishman Aidan Walsh, who had to withdraw in the welterweight semifinals in Men’s Boxing. An ankle injury forced Walsh into the decision, which puts Pat McCormack in the final on Tuesday.

Women’s Beach volleyball underway

The women’s beach volleyball round of 16 is underway, the first of eight matches between today and towmorrow is USA vs Canada.

Early action getting underway

Men’s fencing, women’s beach volleyball, men’s handball, and men’s volleyball are set to get underway with in the next 20 minutes as we are just getting ramped up in Day 9.

Spain vs Slovenia top the men’s basketball slate

One of the event of the day will take place just after 5pm in Japan when Spain and Slovenia tip off what could be a medal match in the not so distant future.

Golf and Equestrian for an early breakfast from Tokyo

Equestrian is the other event starting off this early morning with the Indivual and Team eventing events already underway.

Xander Schaufele will tee off just after 11 am JST, 10 pm ET.

The final round is underway from Kasumigaseki Country Clum

Xander holding off home town Hideki and rest of pack going into final round

Xander Schauffele leads the pack after 54 holes at -14. After coming tying an Olympic record with a -8 (63) in the second round, the American leads by a stroke, with home town hero Hideki Matsuyama trailing by just a stroke. Brit Paul Casey and Mexican Carlos Ortiz sit right behind at -12.

Day 8 medal count

The medal count after Day 8 from Tokyo

Plenty of hardware to be handed out today

Here’s a look at all of today’s events with medal events labeled by the icon to the event. Medals will be handed out in artistic gymnastics, athletics, badminton, BMX freestyle, diving, fencing, golf, swimming, tennis and weightlifting.

What awaits us to start off this Saturday from Tokyo

Day 9 will kick off with early action from Kasumigaseki Country Club, as we enter the final round of the four day tournament is Men’s golf. Women’s beach volleyball will be one of the next events to kick off this morning in Tokyo as the North American derby will get us underway when Canada face the U.S. to begin today’s Round of 16 action at 9 am in Tokyo, 8 pm ET.

The preliminary round of men’s handball will also continue around the same time as beach volleyball starts. Briefly after that we will have you covered with everything happening from the pool as medal day in the Men’s and Women’s 4x100m medley relay and 50m freestyle get underway at 8:30 pm ET.

Men’s field hockey will start simultaneously with Germany and Argentina kicking off the quarterfinal day. That will carry us into the late morning and early afternoon events on a very busy day that will feature one of the main evens, the Men’s 100m medal round from Tokyo.

Day 8: all the golds

Americans Katie Ledecky (800m freestyle) and Caeleb Dressel (100m butterfly) shone for the stars and stripes. But here are the rest of Saturday’s golden performers:


Men’s Individual: Mete Gazoz, Turkey


Men’s Discus Throw: Daniel Stahl, Sweden

4x400m Relay Mixed: Poland

Women’s 100m: Elaine Thompson-Herah, Jamaica


Men’s Doubles: Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin, Chinese Taipei


Women’s Sabre Team: Russian Olympic Committee


Mixed Team: France

Rugby Sevens

Women’s: New Zealand


Women’s Windsurfer-RS:X: Lu Yunxiu, China

Men’s Windsurfer-RS:X: Kiran Badloe, Netherlands


Trap Mixed Team: Fatima Galvez/Alberto Fernandez, Spain

Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions: Nina Christen, Switzerland


Men’s 100m Butterfly: Caeleb Dressel, United States

Women’s 200m Backstroke: Kaylee McKeown, Australia

Women’s 800m Freestyle: Katie Ledecky, United States

Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay: Great Britain


Women’s Singles: Belinda Bencic, Switzerland

Trampoline Gymnastics

Men’s: Ivan Litvinovich, Belarus


Mixed Relay: Great Britain


Men’s 81 kg: Lyu Xiaojun, China

Men’s 96 kg: Fares El-Bakh, Qatar


USA at Tokyo Olympics 2021 live updates: Women´s 100m final, USA Basketball, medal count, results, today 31 July

The Women’s 100m was, for many, the highlight of Day 8, where we saw Elaine Thomson-Hera set a new Olympic record of 10.61 seconds, in what was a Jamaican one-two-three.

It was, of course, another very busy day in Japan and here’s how we took you through it.

Tokyo Olympics Day 9 live updates: welcome

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 9 of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where we see more of the most popular events at the Japan National Stadium, those of track and field.

In total, Day 9 will see 25 gold medals won and that includes one of the highlights of the Games, the Men’s 100m sprint.

Stay with us throughout the day or pop back and forth to check out how things are progressing. We’ll make sure we’re on top of the action for you…