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Olympia 2021 today: That was day three in Tokyo


Host Japan dominates the premiere of the skateboarding competitions. Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus beats Katie Ledecky. And: The German gymnasts set an example. Here is the Olympics overview.

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Mima Ito won gold in table tennis mixed


On the third day, 21 gold medals were awarded in Tokyo.

The German team could not secure any of them, but won bronze for the third time.

The slalom canoeist Sideris Tasiadis was missing in the canoe single

5.45 seconds to gold.

Only 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya prevailed in the street discipline and ensured that hosts Japan also won the second gold medal at the Olympic skateboard premiere.

In the 400 meter freestyle, Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus was surprisingly ahead in the end.

Laura Ludwig and her partner Margareta Kozuch have reached the beach volleyball round of 16.

Skateboard nation Japan

The day before, Yuto Horigome had secured the title of the first ever Olympic champion in skateboarding, and today the host country won the second skateboarding decision.

And this story is special: when she was only 13,

Momiji Nishiya

won gold in the street discipline.

Bronze also went to a Japanese woman, 16-year-old

Funa Nakayama


In general, the second skateboard decision in Tokyo was shaped by young athletes.

Silver also went to a 13-year-old, the Brazilian

Rayssa Leal


Had she prevailed, she would have broken the record set by US swimmer Marjorie Gestring in 1936 and, at 13 years and 116 days, would have become the youngest ever gold medal winner.

Gold for Japan in the table tennis mixed competition

Another premiere, another success for the host: There was also a Japanese triumph in the new table tennis mixed competition.

Jun Mizutani



Ito brought

Japan the eighth gold in Tokyo with their victory - with a sensational victory over the world champion duo Xu Xin / Liu Shiwen from China.

Since the 2008 home games in Beijing, the Chinese had won every table tennis decision.

Third day, third German medal

Slalom canoeist Sideris Tasiadis was

5.45 seconds



The 31-year-old had to admit defeat to Benjamin Savsek from Slovenia and Lukas Rohan from the Czech Republic and won the third German bronze medal in these games in the Canadier-One.

Tasiadis remained flawless for a long time, but then had problems at gate 19 on his final drive and lost a lot of time there.

The other German medals had won the day before the water divers Lena Hentschel and Tina Punzel from the three-meter board as well as the archers around Lisa Unruh.

German gymnasts set standards

The German gymnasts will not win a team medal in Tokyo.

Elisabeth Seitz

, Kim Bui, Sarah Voss and Pauline Schäfer

were 1.5 points short of


the final of the top eight on Tuesday evening.

Nevertheless, they left a lasting impression.

The four started in full-body suits that did not stop at the hips, as is customary in gymnastics.

The body remained covered up to the ankles.

They had already competed at the European Championships in April and had set an example against the sexualization of women in sport.

Now they repeated their action on the largest stage in sport.

They received encouragement from other athletes.

"I applaud them," said gymnast Julie Erichsen from Norway.

"I think it's really cool that they have the courage to stand in such a large arena and show women from all over the world that you can wear what you want."

Titmus ends Ledecky's winning streak

Katie Ledecky had never lost a race at the Olympics.

Experts had thought it possible in advance that Ariarne Titmus could compete with the swimming superstar in Tokyo.

And in fact, the 20-year-old Australian achieved a surprising triumph over the 400 meter freestyle: Titmus won gold.

After 200 meters it still looked as if Ledecky could confidently continue her decade-long dominance in these games as well, she was almost a whole length ahead at the attack after 200 meters.

At 300 meters the two opponents were already tied, on the last meters Titmus was able to gain the decisive advantage.

With 3: 56.69 minutes she was almost seven tenths of a second ahead of Ledecky (3: 57.36).

Setback for German hockey men

There are easier tasks than playing against world champions Belgium in the Olympic tournament.

Nevertheless, the German hockey players did not blame the opponent's class for their bankruptcy, but rather their own weaknesses.

Coach Kais Al-Saadi's team fell behind with two goals early on, failed to catch up and lost 3-1 in the end.

It was a completely different game than the comparatively loose 7-1 at the start against Canada.

How strong the German team really is will be shown in the further group matches against the top teams from the Netherlands and Great Britain as well as outsiders South Africa.

Four teams from this group will advance to the quarter-finals.

German handball players with first victory at the Olympics

The DHB team had a failed start against Spain, in the second game the German handball players now won 33:25 (14:13) against Argentina.

Germany's captain Uwe Gensheimer saw the red card in his 200th international match because he hit Argentina's goalkeeper Juan Bar on the head.

However, he will be back in the next game against France on Wednesday.

Short and sweet

Kristian Blummenfelt

is an Olympic triathlon champion. The Norwegian needed 1:45:04 hours for the Olympic triathlon distance: 1.5 kilometers swimming, 40 kilometers cycling and ten kilometers running. It got off to a curious start in Tokyo Bay. The competition had to be restarted because a boat prevented some of the athletes from jumping into the water. One Australian even broke his nose in the incident.

The two German starters, Jonas Schomburg and Justus Nieschlag, finished well behind in 38th and 40th. Starting triathlete Jan Frodeno was not represented in the competition. Blummenfelt wants to compete with the 39-year-old in the future. The Norwegian is 27 years old, just like Frodeno when he won the Olympic Games in China in 2008. For Norway it is the first ever gold medal at the Olympics since 2012.

Jan-Lennard Struff


not contest

tennis star

Novak Djoković for

Olympic gold. The German number two lost against the world number one from Serbia 4: 6, 3: 6. Djoković could be the first professional to win the men's Golden Slam - all four major titles plus the Olympic victory. But he still lacks Olympic gold and the title at the US Open. This feat was only achieved once in the history of tennis when Steffi Graf won all the major titles in 1988.

Beach volleyball Olympic champion

Laura Ludwig

and her partner

Margareta Kozuch have reached

the round of 16.

The duo won the second group game against the Japanese Megumi Murakami / Miki Ishii 2-0 (21:17, 22:20).

Second place in group F is safe.

Top favorite

Mathieu van der Poel

criticized the course setting after his fall in the Olympic mountain bike race.

The Dutchman complained on Monday that a ramp on the track in Izu near Tokyo had been removed before the race.

The 26-year-old had a serious fall at that point and later had to give up.

tip / dpa / sid

Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2021-07-26

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