September 20, 2021

Byles delays Tokyo gold bid, Jamaicans fight on track again.

Simon Byles will bid for her long-awaited individual gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, taking the center stage on the men’s 400m hurdles and the women’s 200m final track.

American superstar gymnast Biles, who won four gold medals in Rio five years ago, says she is struggling with a “twist”, a condition where gymnasts lose the ability to adapt to the middle air. ۔

He won the silver medal for Team USA after a vault from last week’s team competition final, saying he feared for his mental health.

The 19-time world champion later withdrew from the four-way final and three of the four finalists, the floor, the vault and the uneven bars.

But the last women in the Boys Games will return to the beam in the final, and all eyes will be on how she handles the pressure.

Simon Byles.
USA’s Simon Byles (C) is happy with the sidelines after coming out of the team’s final Photo: AFP / Lok Venus

Although not her strongest tool, the 24-year-old is a three-time Beam World Champion and won an Olympic bronze medal in 2016.

Victory will be one of the stories of the great comeback, in which the Boilers documented their mental health struggles during the games in regular social media posts.

The Bulls arrived in Tokyo with five gold medals, the equivalent of an Olympic record for a female nine-time Olympian.

The Olympic Stadium is also gearing up for a dramatic day, with a possible world record bid.

Norwegian star Carsten Warholm, who broke the 29-year-old world record earlier this year, will renew his feud with Roy Benjamin of the United States in the 400-meter hurdles final to close the morning session.

“I’m excited for the final,” said Benjamin, who won silver behind Warholm at the 2019 World Championships in Doha.

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Jamaica’s Ellen Thompson Diamond beats compatriot Shelley Ann Fraser Price in 100m

“It’s nice to go, but it’s not done.”

Another world record holder, Sweden’s Armand Duplants, is a favorite for the men’s pool vault final, losing some of its luster after world champion Sam Kendricks withdrew after a positive shiny Cowade 19 Test.

The athletics schedule is coming to an end with the promise of a thrilling women’s 200m final.

Jamaica’s Ellen Thompson Diamond and Shelley Ann Fraser Price will once again face off when the former refused to beat his compatriot to a record 100 meters while defending his title on Saturday.

Fraser Price, who won the silver medal in 2012, said, “I just have to go out and run the best race I can, run and hopefully I’m good enough to stand on the podium. I put it in position. “

Thomson Diamond, who recorded a lizard of 21.66 seconds in Monday’s semifinals, and Fraser Price could be challenged by 2016 400m champion Shone Miller Yubo, climbing American star Gabby Thomas and Namibian teenager Kristin Emboma.

“I came here just to experiment,” said 18-year-old Emboma, who was not allowed to run the 400 meters because of his high testosterone levels.

“I hope I have a good time and get a medal. I do my best.”

Elsewhere, Britain’s Jason Kenny will try to win his seventh Olympic gold medal in the men’s track cycling team sprint final.

There are also gold medals in boxing, canoeing, diving, sailing, weightlifting and wrestling.

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