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Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir won by 16 seconds in the women’s marathon. Credit: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir pulled away late in the race to win the women’s marathon gold medal.
On Saturday morning, Jepchirchir was part of a big group of runners that stayed together until the end. She went on to beat off another Kenyan runner, world record holder Brigid Kosgei, for the silver medal, and Molly Seidel of the United States of America of America of America of America for the bronze.
In 2 hours 27 minutes 20 seconds, Jepchirchir won by 16 seconds.
The event was relocated to Sapporo, 500 miles north of Tokyo, in 2019 in a fruitless effort to avoid the suffocating heat and humidity that has engulfed the Summer Games.
Seidel, who was competing in just her third marathon, took bronze in 2:27:36. She was the third American woman to win an Olympic marathon medal. At the 1984 Los Angeles Games, Joan Benoit Samuelson won the first race, while Deena Kastor earned bronze at the 2004 Athens Games.
The marathon was pushed forward one hour to 6 a.m. only hours before the start. to help Hokkaido, the northern Japanese island where Sapporo is located, cope with the impacts of a record heat wave. However, at 78 degrees Fahrenheit and 82 percent humidity, it was sweltering.
Many of the runners started the marathon with caps and sunglasses, cautiously looking for little pockets of shade. Fifteen of the 88 contestants withdrew.
The winning time was the second slowest of the ten women’s Olympic marathons, but on Saturday, timing was irrelevant. It was crucial to stay alive. Winning was crucial.
According to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, ice baths for Olympic runners were put up at first aid and recovery facilities within Odori Park in Sapporo, where the marathon started and finished. Along the route, fourteen water supply stations were put up, nine of which were stocked with bags of crushed ice. According to the publication, ambulances will be following the runners throughout the marathon.
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The track schedule has both 4×400-meter relays, which are always a highlight, as well as the men’s 1,500-meter (metric mile) and women’s 10,000-meter (and high jump) events. Credit… The New York Times’ James Hill
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The men’s basketball team of the United States will compete for the gold medal against France, whom it lost to earlier in the tournament.
When the United States takes on Japan, the only team it has lost to in these Olympics, at 6 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, it will be attempting to win just its second gold medal in baseball.
Both 4×400-meter relays, as well as the men’s 1,500 meters (metric mile) and women’s 10,000 meters and high jump, are on the track schedule. All of these events take place in the evening of Tokyo, in the morning of the United States.
On Saturday morning in Sapporo, Japan, Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir won the women’s marathon. Molly Seidel of the United States took up a surprising bronze medal in just her third marathon.
On Saturday, the US women’s water polo team competes for gold against Spain.
The women’s golf competition concludes, with American Nelly Korda in contention for a gold medal. In the afternoons and evenings of Tokyo, team competitions in artistic swimming and rhythmic gymnastics began.
The United States’ Damian Lillard plays against Spain in the quarterfinals. Credit… The New York Times/Hiroko Masuike
TOKYO, JAPAN — On Saturday, the men’s basketball tournament in Tokyo draws to a conclusion with a gold medal game between the United States and France in the morning (on NBC; watch our live coverage) and a third-place showdown between Australia and Slovenia later in the day (7 a.m. Eastern on USA).
The Americans, who have won three consecutive gold medals in the event since 2008, were defeated by France in the tournament opener, prompting concerns about the team’s readiness for these Games. It didn’t help that they had a string of poor performances, including two defeats, in a series of warm-up games leading up to their trip to Tokyo.
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But they’ve become better with each game after then. The issue is whether they have made enough progress in such a short period to win the title.
The Americans are still favorites to win their 16th gold medal in men’s basketball, despite their defeat in the first game.
Kevin Durant, who became the country’s lifetime top scorer in Olympic competition throughout the event and has looked dominating in the team’s past two games, has been a major part of their recent confidence boost. He is leading the squad with 19 points per game after scoring just 10 points in the defeat against France. Coming off the bench, Jayson Tatum has averaged 14.4 points per game, while Jrue Holliday has averaged 12.
Despite the Americans’ offensive brilliance, it will be their collective defense that will determine the outcome. France, like almost every other team the Americans have played, attempted to intimidate the Americans’ smaller lineups with size and muscle. On both sides of the ball, rebounding will be important.
With a 90-89 triumph over Slovenia, the French team — whose greatest men’s basketball achievements are silver medals from 1948 and 2000 — squeaked into the championship game, relying on a last-second block by Nicolas Batum on Klemen Prepelic’s layup attempt to secure the victory.
Rudy Gobert, France’s seven-foot-one center, has been a key contributor in the lane. In the game against Slovenia, he had 9 points, 16 rebounds, and 4 blocks, and the French will undoubtedly want to establish his presence early and frequently in the championship game.
In the clubs’ first encounter, Evan Fournier, who signed with the Knicks last week, erupted for 28 points against the United States. Following the game, the American players complimented the French team’s offensive performance, which they attributed to years of consistency in the program. The game puts the well-trained French against the highly gifted Americans in certain ways.
TOKYO — Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas dominated the 400 meters on Friday night, while Allyson Felix of the United States earned a record 10th Olympic gold in third place.
Italy beat Britain in the last stride of the men’s 4×100 relay to win. The Jamaican team, which included all three medalists from the 100 meters, won gold in the women’s event.
Faith Kipyegon of Kenya defeated Sifan Hassan’s attempt for a 1,500-5,000-10,000 triple in the women’s 1,500; Hassan finished third. Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei won the physical men’s 5,000 meters, with American Paul Chelimo coming in third.
The gold medalists in beach volleyball were Alix Klineman and April Ross of the United States, giving Ross a complete set of medals in the sport.
In semifinal matches, the US women’s volleyball and basketball teams both defeated Serbia. 3-0 was the final volleyball score. 79-59 was the final score in basketball.
Gable Steveson of the United States won the highest weight class in freestyle wrestling, taking out Georgia’s Geno Petriashvili with just seconds remaining.
Canada won its first gold medal in women’s soccer in a shootout against Sweden.
Saturday’s track and field events feature the women’s 10,000 meter dash and the men’s 1,500 meter dash. Credit… The New York Times’ James Hill
On Saturday, the Tokyo Olympics’ second-to-last day concludes with the gold medal battle in men’s soccer, as well as gold medals in women’s golf, men’s volleyball and beach volleyball, men’s platform diving, women’s water polo, and more. All timings are in Eastern time and are subject to change due to network issues.
The final round of women’s stroke play will be shown on the Golf Channel until 3 a.m. On the Golf Channel, a replay will begin at 6:30 a.m.
VOLLEYBALL At 12:30 a.m. on USA, Argentina and Brazil compete for the men’s bronze medal. The men’s gold medal match between France and the Russian Olympic Committee will air on NBC at 8:15 a.m., with a repeat on USA at 1:40 p.m.
The women’s 61-kilogram kumite (elimination rounds at 1 a.m., semifinals at 6:20 a.m., gold medal fight at 6:55 a.m.) and men’s 75-kilogram kumite (elimination rounds at 1 a.m., semifinals at 6:20 a.m., gold medal match at 6:55 a.m.) will be shown on NBCOly (elimination rounds at 3:50 a.m., semifinals at 6:37 a.m., gold medal bout at 7:05 a.m.).
VOLLEYBALL ON THE BEACH On NBC, delayed coverage of the men’s gold medal match between Norway’s Anders Mol and Christian Sorum and Russia’s Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovskiy will begin at 1:05 a.m.
HANDBALL At 1:30 a.m., NBCSN will broadcast a replay of a women’s semifinal game. Egypt and Spain face off in a delayed telecast of the men’s bronze medal game on NBCSN at 5 a.m. The men’s gold medal game between France and Denmark airs on NBC at 8 a.m., with a repeat on USA at 12:30 p.m.
DIVING On USA, the final round of the men’s 10-meter platform competition will begin at 2:30 a.m.
POLO DE WATER The bronze medal match between Hungary and the Russian Olympic Committee will air on CNBC at 2:45 a.m., followed by the gold medal match between the United States and Spain at 3:30 a.m. on USA.
BASKETBALL Serbia and France will compete for the bronze medal in the women’s event at 3 a.m. ET on CNBC. The men’s bronze medal game pits Slovenia against Australia at 7 a.m. on USA.
CYCLING On NBCOlympics.com, the men’s Madison final begins at 3:55 a.m.
GYMNASTICS RHYTHMIC At 5 a.m., USA will broadcast the individual all-around final.
WRESTLING At 5:45 a.m., the Olympic Channel will broadcast repechage and medal bouts in the 65- and 97-kilogram men’s freestyle categories, as well as the 50-kilogram women’s freestyle category. A repeat will be shown on the Olympic Channel at 9 a.m.
BASEBALL At 6 a.m. on NBCSN, the United States will compete in their national game versus Japan for the gold medal.
EQUESTRIAN The final of the team jumping competition begins at 6 a.m. NBC will feature some coverage in their multisport broadcast beginning at 8 a.m., and NBCSN will have a repeat at 10:30 a.m. on NBCOlympics.com.
SOCCER Telemundo will broadcast the men’s gold medal match between Brazil and Spain at 6:30 a.m. Starting at 10 a.m., USA will broadcast the game on a delayed basis.
SWIMMING IN AN ARTISTIC MANNER On NBCOlympics.com, the team free routine final will begin at 6:30 a.m.; NBC will feature some coverage in its multisport broadcast beginning at 8 a.m., and NBCSN will show a repeat at 9:30 a.m.
FIELD AND TRACK Finals in the women’s high jump (6:35 a.m.), women’s 10,000 meters (6:45 a.m.), men’s javelin throw (7 a.m.), men’s 1,500 meters (7:40 a.m.), women’s 4×400-meter relay (8:30 a.m.), and men’s 4×400-meter relay (8:30 a.m.) will be broadcast on NBCOlympics.com (8:50 a.m.). Beginning at 8 a.m., NBC will feature some coverage in its multisport program.
At 9 a.m., the men’s and women’s 500-meter kayak fours, the men’s 1,000-meter single canoe, and the women’s 500-meter double canoe finals will be replayed. NBCSN is airing it.
PENTATHLON IN THE MODERN ERA The laser run, the last event of the men’s competition, will be shown on NBCSN on a delayed basis at 12:30 p.m.
In the 400 meters, Michael Cherry finished fourth. Credit… The New York Times/Alexandra Garcia
TOKYO, JAPAN — The outcomes of the Americans’ efforts at the Tokyo Olympics may be the envy of the world, but they fall short of their previous high standards. For the first time since 2008, the United States Olympic team is in risk of losing the gold medal race in a Summer Olympics.
Based on the final rounds of competition until Sunday, it is on track to earn approximately 106 medals, putting it on pace with the London Games in 2012, when it won 104 medals. In 2016, the team earned a record 121 medals in Rio de Janeiro, with 46 of them being gold, two less than the Chinese achieved in Beijing in 2008.
The responsibility for the deficit may be assigned to a variety of people. In Rio, the track team won 32 medals, but only had 22 going into the final night. The men’s speed events, which have long been their bread and butter, have not yielded a gold medal for the United States.
The two-time reigning World Cup champion United States women’s soccer team had to settle for a bronze medal. Simone Biles, the best gymnast of all time, sat out the most of the competition due to emotional stress. For the first time since 2008, American rowers failed to reach the Olympic podium.
With the United States’ supremacy eroding, many other nations, most notably Japan and China, have risen to prominence.
With 51 medals as of Friday night, Japan has surpassed its Rio total of 41 medals, including 12 gold. It has 24 gold in these Games. China’s Olympic sports machine has returned after an eight-year hiatus: The Chinese have a chance to win the gold medal race for the first time since 2008. They have 36 golds against the United States’ 31.
After winning gold and silver in their Olympic competitions, Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte rejoiced. Credit… Getty Images/Jeff Pachoud/Agence France-Presse
Bethany Shriever won the gold medal in the women’s BMX racing final in a sport where she was not even expected to make it to the final. Last week’s victory was Britain’s first Olympic gold in the sport.
It wasn’t only that Shriever, who was competing against Colombia’s Mariana Pajon, the two-time reigning Olympic champion, was an improbable finalist, much alone a gold medalist. Shriever may not have made it to Tokyo without some assistance from a GoFundMe campaign she started in 2017.
She said, “The odds would be extremely, very low.”
Shriever, 22, grew up in the British Cycling program, developing her talents in a sport where she was often the lone female on the track, something she noticed very immediately.
“I would very much be training with boys,” she said. Boys’ races always had a much larger number of participants than girls’ races, especially as she progressed to larger competitions.
Shriever’s breakthrough came at the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina, when she won the junior world championship. Shriever, on the other hand, began to doubt her future in BMX after just a few months. Following the 2016 Rio Olympics, UK Sport, the government agency that invests in Olympic and Paralympic sports in the United Kingdom, stated that it will solely support the men’s BMX program in their trip to Tokyo.
“It was asking questions like, ‘Why haven’t we been given the same opportunities as the men?’” Shriever remembered how he felt at the moment. “I wanted to get to the top and be able to support myself doing this.”
Shriever chose to remain at home with her family in Essex and work part-time as a teaching assistant for youngsters. She worked three days a week and then immediately went to the track or the gym. “There were times when I couldn’t put everything into training because I was so tired from work,” she said, adding that her boss was accommodating with her schedule, giving her partial days or enabling her to take time off for contests. Her parents took her to the races in a limo.
Shriever realized she needed a better option when the Olympic cycle started in 2019, if she wanted to collect enough points to qualify for Tokyo. She estimated the cost of hiring a coach and competing in different events before launching a GoFundMe campaign for 50,000 pounds ($70,000). She was able to gather almost 20,000 pounds, which she said was quickly spent due to two events in Australia.
About starting a GoFundMe, she stated, “That choice opened a lot of eyes that I did need assistance and that I did had the ability to participate in the Games.”
Shriever has returned to the British Cycling program by the middle of the summer of 2019. With the assistance of a British Cycling coach and a push from the program, she was able to convince UK Sport to reinvest in disciplines whose funding had been slashed.
Shriever won all three of her heats and then the final in Tokyo, shouting as she crossed the finish line on her bike. Shriever will compete in the 2021 UCI BMX World Championships in Papendal, Holland, in two weeks for another first-place result.
Shriever is the only woman on her six-member racing team, which includes Kye Whyte, who won silver in the men’s race and was on hand to see her make history. Charlotte Worthington earned gold in the BMX women’s freestyle, an event that made its debut in Tokyo, in addition to Shriever and Whyte’s medals.
Women have gone a long way in BMX, according to Shriever, with more becoming engaged despite the challenges women face in obtaining equal chances to males. She admitted that there is still work to be done, but she is optimistic about the future.
“We are definitely moving in the right direction,” Shriever added.
At the Tokyo Olympics this week, karate made its debut as a recognized Olympic sport, with 120 men and women from all around the globe competing for medals.
The Japanese organizers were successful in getting karate included as a medal sport, up from its appearance as a demonstration sport at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Two-thirds of the athletes compete in the kumite part of the program, which pits two fighters against one other in an attempt to earn points by hitting and kicking their opponents.
The remaining third will participate in kata, which entails performing the fundamentals of karate against an imagined opponent, one of the most traditional elements of the martial art that purists like.
Unfortunately for karate enthusiasts, the Paris Games in 2024 will not feature karate. But, at least for a few days, it will be on the world’s largest stage.
On Friday, Julia Grosso is a model and actress. of Canada scored against Sweden. Credit… Getty Images/Atsushi Tomura
After a 1-1 draw in Yokohama, Canada, a tenacious squad with an aging star, a solid defense, and a desire for more after successive bronze medals, earned its first gold medal in women’s soccer on Friday by beating Sweden in a penalty shootout, 3-2.
Julia Grosso sealed Canada’s win by converting her team’s sixth attempt in a shootout that saw more misses (seven) than makes (three) (five). Her teammates rushed forward from the midfield line where they had been watching and buried her in a mound of red at the top of the penalty area as her strike went in off Sweden goalie Hedvig Lindahl.
“I honestly can’t believe what just happened,” Sinclair, a 38-year-old striker and captain for Canada, said. “We had a goal to come in here and alter the color of the medal for the past 40 days, and we arrived on top of the podium.”
Despite the shootout, Sweden’s players fell to the ground, several in tears, after taking an early lead on a goal by Stina Blackstenius in the 34th minute and creating much more opportunities to score in regular and extra time. Sweden fell in the final for the second consecutive Olympics after winning all of its games in Japan until Friday.
Lindahl stated, “I’m trying not to feel it, to wake up from this terrible dream.” “Congratulations to Canada on a strong defense. We couldn’t afford to lose that gold.”
Canada had previously finished third in both Olympic games, but got to the final for the first time on Monday by defeating its neighbor and rival, the United States, in the semifinals.
After a video review determined that Sweden defender Amanda Ilestedt had fouled Sinclair, Canada tied the game in the 67th minute on a penalty kick by midfielder Jessie Fleming is a character in the novel Jessie Fleming.
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Sweden pushed hard for the victory before the final whistle and in extra time, and it even had a chance to win the gold medal in the shootout, but Caroline Seger’s fifth effort went over the crossbar.
After Deanne Rose scored and Stephanie Labbe made a save, Grosso strolled to the spot and scored the game-winning goal.
Fleming’s penalty shot in the second half was her second crucial goal for Canada this week; in the semifinals, she scored the lone goal on a penalty kick in a 1-0 win against the United States. The US went on to win bronze by defeating Australia.
Sinclair, one of Canada’s most accomplished and renowned athletes, won her first major international title with Canada’s win against Sweden. Quinn, who began the final as an openly transgender and nonbinary athlete, became the first openly transgender and nonbinary athlete to win an Olympic gold.
Mexico won the bronze medal in the men’s tournament, defeating host Japan 3-1. On Saturday, the men’s gold medal match will pit Brazil against Spain.
On Friday, the Americans celebrated their win against Serbia in a repeat of a 2016 Games quarterfinal they lost. Credit… Associated Press/Manu Fernandez
In the women’s volleyball semifinal, the United States defeated a strong Serbian squad in straight sets to get to the gold medal game.
The victory, which came by scores of 25-19, 25-15, and 25-23, gave both pleasure and comfort to the Americans, who had fallen to the Serbs in the semifinals of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro five years earlier. That defeat was particularly painful since the US team had been doing so well at those Olympics, with a gold medal in sight.
The loss in the semifinal match was “an absolute soul crusher,” according to Karch Kiraly, the US team’s coach, since it was the Americans’ first setback in Rio and was so close: it came down to the fifth set, which the Serbs won 15-13.
When Japan takes on Brazil in the gold medal match on Sunday, the squad in Tokyo will have an opportunity to make up for their defeat. Kiraly said the US would be prepared for anything and any team, in part because it has spent so much time focusing on team bonding during the coronavirus epidemic.
Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich of Switzerland play beach volleyball. Credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times
In near-90-degree heat, triathlon participants are collapsing. A tennis player tells an umpire that he may die while sweating excessively.
As global average temperatures increase, experts predict that more cities, like Tokyo, would struggle to host the Olympics during the summer months. In recent years, Paris, which will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, has been plagued by fatal heat waves. The 2028 games will be held in Los Angeles at the height of wildfire season.
In 2016, a study published in the Lancet medical journal offered a peek into the future. According to a group of experts, under the worst-case emissions scenario, if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced in the next decades, just 33 of 645 large cities in the Northern Hemisphere would be able to host the Olympics in July and August in a climate safe for athletes by 2085. The majority of the cities were in Western Europe, with just two in Asia.
Tord Kjellstrom, an environmental and occupational health scientist who oversaw the team’s data analysis, conducted a similar analysis for The New York Times using a more moderate emissions scenario, assuming that the world’s nations will take sufficient action to stabilize global warming emissions by 2100. Even yet, he discovered that just 41 cities, or less than one out of every ten large cities in the Northern Hemisphere, would be able to host the event securely.
“Temperatures are rising wherever you look,” he added. “As a result, it’s insane. It’s a terrible idea to have these Olympic Games going during the warmest months of the year.”
A lot of assumptions were made by the researchers. They utilized the wet-bulb globe temperature, or WBGT, which is a mix of temperature, humidity, heat radiation, and wind to assess heat stress. They chose a WBGT of 26 degrees Celsius, or approximately 79 degrees Fahrenheit, as a low-risk limit for the marathon, since it is the most taxing endurance event. They also looked at a WBGT “high risk” scenario at 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
They looked at cities with populations of more than 600,000 people, which was the lowest limit for postwar Olympic host cities. They also left out the Southern Hemisphere, where July and August are typically colder; Brisbane is hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics, which will begin in July, the city’s coolest month of the year. (Of course, during their own summer months, many cities in the Southern Hemisphere experience more severe heat and humidity.)
Jennifer Vanos, an associate professor at Arizona State University who has researched the effects of high heat on athletes, warned that making long-term forecasts was difficult, but referred to new research that suggests worst-case situations are improbable. Furthermore, she said that the dangers presented by heat and humidity differed by sport. (In certain sports, like as short sprints, athletes may even benefit from the heat.)
Nonetheless, “most cities that will host Summer Olympics would have to plan for heat,” she added. “And we have to be ready to relocate a host city if it is going to be potentially dangerously hot, or if it is going to be coping with something like wildfires.”
The summer heat has given a new dimension to the environment issues around the Olympics. Summer heat has been a source of worry since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but more recently, worries have centered on the Winter Olympics, which have been impacted by rising temperatures and a lack of snow.
Tokyo organizers have been chastised for stating in their winning proposal that the city has “many days of warm and bright weather” in the summer, which they said was “an excellent environment for athletes to perform at their best.”
Shuhei Nomura, an associate professor of health policy and management at Keio University, believes that many individuals have been deceived. Nonetheless, he added, Tokyo most certainly averted a worse disaster by excluding most spectators, sparing people from having to suffer in the heat. “We’d have been in a lot of trouble.”
The International Olympic Committee could, of course, relocate the Games to a milder season. The Olympic committee has mandated that prospective cities hold the Summer Games between July 15 and August 31, barring “extraordinary circumstances,” since the Sydney Games were held in late September to low viewership.
Moving outdoor endurance events to cooler locales, as Tokyo organizers did with this weekend’s marathon races in Sapporo, may also become essential, according to experts. The heat island effect, which is caused by concrete structures and city streets trapping heat, may be alleviated by relocating.
“One of the concerns we’ve made to the International Olympic Committee is that they should significantly tighten the climate criteria for towns bidding for the Games,” said Daniel Scott, a professor at the University of Waterloo’s Department of Geography and Environmental Management.
“Risks are omnipresent, particularly around the mid-July to mid-August period.”
The date has been changed to August 6, 2021.
The year Paris had its warmest day on record was incorrectly reported in an earlier version of this article. It was in July of next year, not this year.
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