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Olympia 2021 today: That was day eight in Tokyo

2021-07-31T15:01:26.576Z

Two Swedes excelled in the discus throw. The mixed judo team won the only German medal. And: The German mixed relay went down in the final over 4 x 400 meters. Here is the Olympics overview.



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Gold and silver for the Swedish discus throwers: Daniel Stahl (left), Simon Pettersson

Photo: BEN STANSALL / AFP

The only question before the start over 100 meters was which Jamaican would win the Olympic gold.

In the end it was Elaine Thompson-Herah with a new Olympic record.

Silver and bronze also went to Jamaica.

The Olympic discus champion came from Germany since 2008.

But especially the competition from Sweden was too strong for Daniel Jasinski and Clemens Prüfer.

With third place, the German judo relay ensured that the German athletes did not go away empty-handed on the eighth day of the competition.

The German 4x400m mixed relay also had a chance of winning a medal.

A fall when handing over the baton broke the dream.

The fastest woman in the world right now

Elaine Thompson-Herah has won the eagerly awaited Olympic 100 meter final.

She prevailed against her Jamaican compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.74) and Shericka Jackson (10.76) in an Olympic record time of 10.61 seconds.

The German sprinters Tatjana Pinto and Alexandra Burghardt were eliminated in the semifinals.

Two new doping cases

The Nigerian world-class sprinter Blessing Okagbare, who was one of the best sprinters in the preliminary stages, did not start at the 100 meter final.

The 32-year-old was tested positive for human growth hormone during a training check on July 19 and was suspended.

Another African sprinter, Mark Odhiambo, has been withdrawn from circulation because of a prohibited substance in a doping test.

The Kenyan was banned shortly before the 100 meter advance.

As the International Testing Agency announced, the anabolic steroid methasterone had been found.

"Team D" wins bronze again

The German judoka Sebastian Seidl, Anna-Maria Wagner, Johannes Frey, Giovanna Scoccimarro, Katharina Menz, Dominic Ressel, Eduard Trippel, Igor Wandtke, Jasmin Grabowski, Martyna Trajdos, Karl-Richard Frey and Theresa Stoll were very happy after the victory in the »small final« at the Olympic premiere of the mixed team competition.

They won 4-2 against the Netherlands and took bronze.

It was the only German medal from the eighth day of competition.

The world records tumble in the swimming pool

On the penultimate day of the pool swimmers' competition, there were two world records in the Tokyo Aquatics Center: the American Caeleb Dressel won over 100 meters butterfly in a new world record of 49.45 seconds ahead of the Hungarian Kristof Milak and won his third Tokyo gold medal.

Around an hour later, Dressel clearly missed fourth with the 4x100 meter mixed layer relay in fifth place.

Great Britain around Adam Peaty won in 3: 37.58 minutes and set a new world record.

It was the fifth world record in the Olympic basin in Tokyo.

German basketball players move into the quarter-finals thanks to the USA

This was last achieved 29 years ago: Because the record Olympic champions USA defeated the Czech Republic 119-84 (47-43) in their final group game on Saturday, Germany is in the last eight on Tuesday.

Hours earlier, the team of national coach Henrik Rödl had lost its last preliminary round game 76:89 (40:44) against Australia and was therefore dependent on help.

Djokovic loses bronze match, rages - and gets out of the tournament

It is probably the hardest 24 hours in Novak Djokovic's life as an athlete.

One day after his semi-final defeat against Germany's number one Alexander Zverev, the world number one was also defeated by Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 4: 6, 7: 6 (8: 6), 3: 6 and missed the bronze medal in the individual.

During the game, he threw a bat in the stands and thundered another against the net post.

A little later, the Serb canceled his participation in the mixed bronze match due to a shoulder injury.

The Australians Ashleigh Barty and John Peer thus won the precious metal.

  • Read more about Djokovic's outbreak here

Sweden dominates in the men's discus

The discus of the reigning world champion Daniel Stahl flew high and far.

With 68.90 meters he prevailed ahead of his compatriot Simon Pettersson (67.39).

Bronze went to the Austrian Lukas Weißhaidinger (67.07).

Daniel Jasinski's discus flew similarly high, but much less far.

Five years after the surprise bronze medal in Rio, the German discus thrower clearly missed another Olympic coup.

The 31-year-old Wattenscheider did not get past tenth place with 62.44 meters.

For Olympic debutant Clemens Prüfer (Potsdam), the final was also finished after three laps with eleventh place and 61.75 meters.

For the first time since 2008, the Olympic discus champion is not from Germany.

At that time the Estonian Gerd Kanter had won in Beijing, in 2012 the now retired Robert Harting won in London, four years later his brother Christoph won in Rio.

Short and sweet

The athletes' village of track cyclists near Izu has caused annoyance among German athletes.

“It's very dreary, the rooms are small and the accommodations are underground.

Unfortunately, no effort was made to make our village Olympic in any way.

Nothing is decorated here, ”complained the four-time Olympic participant Maximilian Levy.

The village has “something of a youth hostel, but with a rustic charm”.

Gold in sight for eventing rider young: With an excellent performance in dressage, the three-time eventing Olympic champion has become the top favorite for individual gold.

If Jung can maintain the level on Sunday with his horse Chipmunk, he will become the first eventing rider ever to become an individual Olympic champion for the third time - one after the other.

Archer Florian Unruh missed the longed-for medal in the individual competition.

The 28-year-old lost 4-6 in the quarter-finals against Mauro Nespoli from Italy.

In the final Nespoli lost to the Turkish Mete Gazoz.

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Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2021-07-31

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