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Olympics today: That was day seven in Tokyo


Bronze, silver - and the prospect of gold. The seventh day of the competition was a success from a German point of view. And: The first Olympic athletics champion from Tokyo is called Selemon Barega. The Olympic overview.

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Selemon Barega from Ethiopia is happy about the first gold in athletics at these games


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On the seventh day of the competition, the German medal collection grew.

The noble metal of the eighth row gleams silver, that of slalom canoeist Hannes Aigner bronze - as well as that of Dimitrij Ovtcharov, who was able to fend off four match balls in his captivating table tennis game.

There could be gold for tennis professional Alexander Zverev.

The German managed a surprise win in the semifinals against the Serbian number one in the world, Novak Djokovic.

The mood, however, was clouded by shot putter Christina Schwanitz and high jumper Mateusz Przybylko.

The first gold in athletics went to Ethiopia;

The Olympic premiere in BMX riding is overshadowed by serious falls - and the US swimmer Murphy expresses doping allegations.

Totally pumped out to rudder silver

After nine years, the Germany eight wanted to win gold again at the Olympics, but after a long period of dominance it was not enough for the parade boat in the Olympic final.

For the German Rowing Association, silver is another setback.

Previously, only the lightweight double sculls Jonathan Rommelmann and Jason Osborne had won silver on Thursday.

Gold hope Oliver Zeidler surprisingly failed in the single semifinals, but won his B final today.

Joy, frustration and a surprise on the first day of athletics

The German discus throwers Daniel Jasinski and Clemens Prüfer made it into the final, while high jumper Mateusz Przybylko was eliminated.

Christina Schwanitz was particularly frustrated.

The ex-world champion missed - unlike Sara Gambetta - the shot put final.

Tokyo's first Olympic athletics champion is called Selemon Barega - and that's a surprise.

The 21-year-old Ethiopian had the greatest power reserves on the last lap at around 30 degrees and high humidity and sprinted away over 10,000 meters world champion and top favorite Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) and won gold after 27: 43.22 minutes.

World record holder Cheptegei (27: 43.63) had to be satisfied with silver, bronze went to Jacob Kiplimo (27: 43.88) and thus also to Uganda.

The tears that nobody should see

Alexander Zverev is sure to have Olympic silver.

Germany's best tennis player won the semifinals against the Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic in 2:03 hours 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 1.

Hopefully nobody saw the tears he had shed, he said afterwards.

He will be the favorite in the final against the Russian surprise finalist Karen Chatschanow on Sunday and will be the first German Olympic champion in men's singles.

The last Olympic individual medal was won by Tommy Haas with silver 21 years ago.

Ovtcharov does it again dramatically

As with his semi-final defeat, Dimitrij Ovtcharov offered an exciting game.

The German table tennis professional won the »small final« in the individual after seven sets against Lin Yun-ju from Taiwan, thus winning Olympic bronze for the second time in his career.

Overall, it was the fifth Olympic medal for Ovtcharov after silver (2008) and two bronze medals (2012, 2016) with the German team.

  • Read more about Dimitrij Ovtcharov and his rollercoaster of emotions here: The happy ending

Historic days for the German Canoe Association end with bronze

Slalom canoeist Hannes Aigner achieved the best German performance in 49 years.

The 32-year-old paddled to Olympic bronze in a single kayak.

  • Read more about the man who paddled to the goal with cramps: The border crosser

Short and sweet

Even before the game against the Netherlands, the quarter-finals for the German hockey men were certain - the 4: 4 between South Africa and Canada ensured that.

A little later, the team of national coach Kais al Saadi was on the field itself and won 3-1 against strong Dutchmen.

The goals were scored by Niklas Wellen (10th minute), Constantin Staib (41st) and Timm Herzbruch (54th).

Argentina is now waiting in the quarter-finals.

They might have made it on their own, but now the German hockey men have a little earlier certainty: Due to the 4: 4 between South Africa and Canada, the team of national coach Kais al Saadi is independent of the outcome of the game against vice world champions Netherlands on Friday evening ( Local time) can no longer be displaced from the first four places in preliminary group B and thus in the quarter-finals.

A dangerous premiere: two serious falls overshadowed the first Olympic BMX races.

In the semifinals, Rio Olympic champion Connor Fields from the USA and Australian Saya Sakakibara were seriously injured.

  • Read more here: Head first on the floor

A top team defeated, the knockout phase in view: led by an outstanding team of goalkeepers, the German handball players have set course for the Olympic quarter-finals.

The team of national coach Alfred Gislason defeated the European Championship third Norway with 28:23 (14:11) and celebrated their second victory in the fourth game.

The French judo star Teddy Riner was overthrown in what may be his last big appearance.

The heavyweight record world champion lost to world number one Tamerlan Baschajew in the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament and missed his third gold with his first defeat at a major championship in eleven years and the first at the Olympics since 2008.

Doping discussions caused a sensation after the Olympic final over 200 meters back.

American silver winner Ryan Murphy expressed doubts about the cleanliness of his sport.

"It is a great mental burden on me all year round to know that I am swimming in a race that is probably not clean, and it is," said the 26-year-old on doping concerns.

mas / dpa / sid

Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2021-07-30

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