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Olympia 2021 today: That was day two in Tokyo


The Abe siblings are celebrating hosts Japan with judo double gold. The German team won bronze twice and US tournament Simone Biles reached for six medals. Here is the Olympics overview.

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US gymnast Simone Biles


Natacha Pisarenko / dpa

Gold medals were awarded in 18 competitions on the second day of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

German athletes have not yet been able to secure a victory, but neighbor Austria can celebrate a sensational victory in the women's bike road race.

The German footballers disappointed, while the archers and synchronized swimmers cheered.

Yuto Horigome is the name of the first ever Olympic champion in skateboarding.

Olympic debut for skateboarders

First deeply disappointed, then spectacularly to victory: World champion

Yuto Horigome became

the first skateboard Olympic champion in history in his hometown of Tokyo.

The 22-year-old won the street final with 37.18 points, the Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler finished second, Jagger Eaton (USA) took bronze.

US star Nyjah Huston, on the other hand, fell short of expectations despite a good starting position and had to be content with seventh place.

First, the athletes completed two 45-second runs in the Ariake Urban Sports Park in the port of Tokyo.

Here Horigome had serious problems and was only in fourth place with a large gap to world number one Huston.

Horigome threw his board in the corner out of frustration.

But the tide turned in favor of the local hero for the individual tricks on the rails.

Horigome put on a sensational air show and received a rating of over 9.00 in four out of five attempts.

His near-perfect slides and grinds over the bars catapulted him to the top, also because Huston only made one of his five jumps.

On Monday (from 2.00 a.m. / ZDF and Eurosport) the decision will be made by women.

First German medals

The water jumpers won the first German medal at these games: European champions

Lena Hentschel and Tina Punzel

won bronze in

synchronized jumping from the three-meter board


For the duo it is the greatest success in their career to date.

Punzel was also at the 2016 Games in Rio.

There the now 25-year-old finished seventh in synchronized jumping from the three.

She is also a four-time European champion.

Medal number two went to the German archers.

Lisa Unruh, Michelle Kroppen and Charline Schwarz

prevailed in the team competition in a duel for third place 5: 1 against Belarus and thus won the second German medal in Japan.

The last time a German women's team won a medal was in Sydney in 2000.

Double gold for the Abe siblings

The siblings

Uta and Hifumi Abe brought

Japan Olympic double gold in judo.

21-year-old Uta Abe won the Olympics in the up to 52 kilogram class, and a little later her two-year-old brother Hifumi triumphed in the 66 kilogram category.

With a total of 42 Olympic gold medals, Japan is by far the most successful nation in judo.

At the 2018 World Championships in Baku, both had won the title on the same day.

“I couldn't have made it this far without my older brother.

I don't even know if I would have learned judo at all without him, ”Uta Abe had said before the Summer Games.

In her Olympic final she defeated the French world number two Amandine Buchard in extra time through Ippon.

Hifumi Abe had only secured the last place in Japan's judo team for the Olympics at the last minute.

In his final battle he won against the Georgian Wascha Margwelaschwili by Waza-ari.

Strange decision in the road race for women cyclists

At the Olympic road race, there is no radio link, as is usually the case, between the team leader and the cyclists.

This could have led to the fact that the top drivers completely missed the fact that they

disappeared from the radar

with the Austrian

Anna Kiesenhofer


The 30-year-old drove sensationally first across the finish line, while the following riders thought they were still fighting for gold.

Annemiek van Vleuten was happy about the supposed gold medal at the finish - only then did she find out that Kiesenhofer had triumphed.

German footballer with trembling victory

After the 2: 4 (0: 3) against Brazil, which was embarrassing in the first half, the German Olympic footballers also disappointed in their second appearance.

Against outsiders Saudi Arabia, the team of coach Stefan Kuntz came to a happy 3: 2 (2: 1).

Nadiem Amiri (11th minute) and Ragnar Ache (43rd) had put Germany in the lead twice, Sami Al-Naji (30th and 50th) each equalized.

After Amos Pieper was sent off because of an emergency brake (67th), the DFB team had to contest the final phase outnumbered, but after a cross from captain Max Kruse, Felix Uduokhai (75th) managed to score the winning goal.

Simone Biles gymnastics for six medals

Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles has a chance of winning six gold medals at these Olympic Games.

The American is in the finals on the uneven bars and qualified for the medal fights on the balance beam, on the floor, in the all-around and in the jump.

In addition, she competes for gold with the US team.

If Biles wins all of her finals, she could get six gold medals.

In Rio de Janeiro 2016, Biles won four.

Short and sweet


German hockey women

scored a respectable success

: against Great Britain, five years ago in Rio Olympic champions, the German team turned a 0-1 deficit to a 2-1 victory in the first group game.

The day before, the German hockey men had won 7-1 against Canada - a pretty successful start to the Olympic Games for the DHB.

This also applies to tennis star

Alexander Zverev

, who moved into the second round with a 6: 1, 6: 3 against Lu Hyen-sun from Taiwan.

Ashleigh Barty

, on the other hand, learned that even the first hurdle can become a stumbling block


The world number one and Wimbledon winner surprisingly lost to the Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Taekwondo fighter

Kimia Alizadeh

narrowly missed a refugee's first Olympic medal in Tokyo.

The athlete from the 29-strong refugee team was defeated 6: 8 in the class up to 57 kg in the battle for bronze to the Turkish Vice European Champion Hatice Kübra Ilgün.


German basketball players

gave up victory in the opening game in the last quarter.

Henrik Rödl's team had to admit defeat to Italy 82:92 (43:46) and missed the first step towards the quarter-finals.

The best German thrower in front of empty stands in the Super Arena was Maodo Lo with 24 points.

In preliminary group B, Germany will meet Nigeria on Wednesday (3:00 a.m. / CEST) and then on Saturday against Australia, fourth in the World Cup.

mfu / sid / dpa

Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2021-07-25

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