Maria Andrejczyk: Javelin star auctions off Tokyo 2020 silver medal to help fund boys £280,000 surgery

Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk has auctioned off her Tokyo 2020 silver medal to help fund heart surgery for an eight-month-old boy. Andrejczyk, who came fourth at Rio 2016, recovered from bone cancer following a diagnosis in 2018, and went on to claim silver at the recent Olympic Games in Japan. The 25-year-old wanted to help a stranger following her […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Simone Biles set to compete in beam final for Team USA

Simone Biles will compete in Tuesday’s balance beam final at the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics has announced. The 24-year-old has not competed since she withdrew early in the women’s team final last week, citing a desire to protect her mental health. However, Biles has been confirmed on the official start-list as the third of eight finalists. Simone Biles withdraws from […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Laura Muir excited for 1500m semi-final after comfortable heat

Team GB’s Laura Muir warned she is saving her best for last after successfully launching her bid for 1500m Olympic glory with qualification for the semi-finals. The Scot clocked four minutes 3.89 seconds in Tokyo on Monday to safely progress into the next round on Wednesday. Muir, the European champion, came second in her heat behind Canada’s Gabriela DeBues-Stafford and […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Charlotte Worthington wins BMX gold; Declan Brooks claims bronze

Charlotte Worthington landed a 360 backflip to win BMX Freestyle Park gold, while Declan Brooks won bronze in the men’s event to continue Team GB’s medal rush. Britain’s Charlotte Worthington put on a show in BMX freestyle’s Olympic debut, leading the first 360 backflip in women’s competition to win gold for Great Britain in Tokyo. And in the men’s competition […]

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Tokyo 2020: Sunisa Lee wins gold in women's gymnastics all-around as Simone Biles cheers on 18-year-old pal from crowd

SUNISA LEE'S star performance in the women's all-around gymnastics meant the Olympic gold medal was won againby the United States – despite Simone Biles' absence. Biles, the pre-Olympics favourite, pulled out of the competition, citing ongoing mental health concerns, leaving the way for Lee to pick up the mantle to win in Tokyo. A silver medal winner in the team […]

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Tokyo 2020: Pole vault favourite Sam Kendricks OUT after positive Covid test and entire Aussie athletics team isolating

AMERICAN ATHLETE Sam Kendricks is out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19 – one of the biggest name casualties of these troubled Games. The two-time reigning world pole vault champion will not represent the United States in Japan after he provided a positive sample. The 2016 Olympic bronze medallist’s father and co-coach Scott Kendricks revealed the situation […]

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ICYMI: Team USA wins first-ever womens 3×3 hoops gold, Simone Biles withdraws from all-around, plus more from Tokyo Olympics

Were you not entertained? The Tokyo Olympics rolled on Wednesday with opportunities for redemption and, of course, more gold medals. After a jam-packed Tuesday night that saw swimmer Katie Ledecky win her first gold of the Games — and her sixth career gold (GOAT things) — and U.S. men’s basketball bounce back in a big way with a 54-point win […]

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Olympics 2021 live updates: Katie Ledecky takes fifth in 200 free, U.S. mens hoops looks to bounce back, plus more from Tokyo

Are you not entertained? The Tokyo Olympics roll on Tuesday night with opportunities for redemption and, of course, more gold medals. After a jam-packed morning that saw a Simone Biles-less Team USA earn a hard-fought second-place finish behind the Russian Olympic Committee in the women’s gymnastics team final and USA softball claim silver after a loss to Japan in the […]

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