September 28, 2021

As soon as Bermuda won its first gold medal in the Olympic spotlight

History-pursuing gymnastics superstar Simon Byles is heading for his first gold medal at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday when Flora Duffy won the Olympic title for Little Bermuda for the first time.

Home favorite Naomi Osaka is also in action as she pursues her challenge to win a tennis gold medal for Japan, who topped the medal table on the fourth day of the Tokyo Games.

Organizers are anxiously monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Neptune, which is expected to land in northeastern Japan during the day, forcing roaching and archery to be rescheduled.

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Naomi Osaka is the favorite for the Olympic women’s singles title. Photo: AFP / Giuseppe CACACE

They are ready to win gold medals for the first time in the Olympic surfing competition after the final day was brought forward due to a storm on the last day.

Triath Late Duffy won the first gold medal of the day in the women’s event, making Bermuda the smallest region or country in terms of population – about 70,000 – to win a gold medal at the Summer Games. ۔

Katie Zafrez of the United States won the bronze medal with a time of 1hr 55 minutes 36 seconds to come home more than a minute ahead of Georgia Taylor Brown of the United Kingdom.

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Gymnastics star Simon Byles is part of the US team heading to the Olympic gold medal at the women’s team event. Photo: AFP / Luke Venus

The morning’s focus will be on pool events, including the men’s 100-meter backstroke, featuring US world record holder and defending champion Ryan Murphy.

Later, all eyes will be on the boilers at the Eric Gymnastics Center as the 24-year-old four-time Olympic champion seeks to erase the memory of an uncertainly bad qualifying event.

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Bermuda’s Flora Duffy celebrates gold medal in women’s triathlon at Tokyo Olympics Photo: AFP / Lok Venice

In the women’s team on Sunday, Byles made mistakes on the floor and in the vault, and other Americans followed suit as they posted the highest score of the day at a World Championship or Olympics for the first time since 2010. Had failed

“I really feel like sometimes the world weighs on my shoulders,” Byles admitted in an Instagram post on Monday, acknowledging the pressure.

With gymnastics at sports and spectators appearing at most events to protect the Japanese people from the corona virus, the Biles have no rush to encourage it.

But it would be a huge shock if she failed to win a fifth gold in equalizing or exceeding the record set by Soviet great Larissa Latinina for nine gymnastics titles.

Osaka, one of the sports faces after lighting the beans at the opening ceremony, will face French Open finalist Markita Vandrosova of the Czech Republic in the third round.

As the competition between the swimming superpowers between the United States and Australia intensified, the great American Katie Ledke had to reach the semi-finals of the 200 meters in the morning before attempting to return to the finals of the 1500 meters on Wednesday.

Ledke appeared briefly in the first part of her medal fight in Tokyo when she was defeated by Australian arch-rival Erin Tatmus in the 400m freestyle on Monday. Ladki is also swimming 800m freestyle and possibly a relay.

Japan won three gold medals on Monday, taking a total of eight places, one ahead of the United States and two from China.

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