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Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history
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Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history

Nobody was speaking about Anna Kiesenhofer ahead of the Tokyo 2020 women’s road race, but they certainly are now. The Austrian rider was considered a novice compared to her competitors, notably defending champion Anna van der Breggen, former Olympic bronze medalist Elisa Longo Borghini, Britain’s Lizzie Deignan, Germany’s Lisa Brennauer and former world title champion…MORE

Pink is offering to pay the Norwegian women’s beach handball team’s fine for wearing shorts
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Pink is offering to pay the Norwegian women’s beach handball team’s fine for wearing shorts

Singer-songwriter Pink has offered to pay fines handed out to the Norwegian women’s beach handball team after they refused to wear bikini bottoms while competing. Last week, the European Handball Federation (EHF) fined the team a total of €1,500 (around $1,765), asserting that the women competed in “improper clothing” by wearing shorts like their male…MORE

Germany’s gymnasts wear body-covering unitards, rejecting ‘sexualization’ of sport
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Germany’s gymnasts wear body-covering unitards, rejecting ‘sexualization’ of sport

The German women’s gymnastics team has forgone bikini-cut unitards in favor of full-body versions at the Tokyo Olympics, in what the German Gymnastics Federation has branded a statement against “sexualization.” The suits, which the team wore in their qualifications at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, cover the legs to the ankle and are in…MORE

US men’s basketball team defeated by France for first Olympic loss since 2004
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US men’s basketball team defeated by France for first Olympic loss since 2004

France beat the US men’s basketball team 83-76 at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, ending Team USA’s 25-game Olympic winning streak that dates back to 2004. Team USA had an eight-point lead with four minutes left in the game, but the French team mounted a 16-2 run, highlighted by leading scorer Evan Fournier’s go-ahead 3-pointer…MORE

Kimia Alizadeh: Iranian defector from Olympic Refugee Team stuns two-time Olympic taekwondo champion
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Kimia Alizadeh: Iranian defector from Olympic Refugee Team stuns two-time Olympic taekwondo champion

An Iranian taekwondo athlete competing for the Refugee Olympic Team made her mark at Tokyo 2020 after she defeated two-time Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones. Kimia Alizadeh beat Team Great Britain’s Jones 16-12 on Sunday in the women’s -57kg taekwondo round of 16. She then overcame China’s Lijun Zhou in the quarterfinals before losing to…MORE

Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday
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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday

Eighteen athletes won gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Here’s a breakdown of who clinched gold: Archery Women’s Team: Republic of Korea Cycling Women’s Road Race: Anna Kiesenhofer, Austria Diving Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard: China Fencing Women’s Foil Individual: Lee Kiefer, USA Men’s Epee Individual: Romain Cannone, France Judo Women’s -52kg: Uta…MORE

Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the line and thought she’d won cycling gold. She hadn’t
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Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the line and thought she’d won cycling gold. She hadn’t

Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten threw her arms up in the air, her face a picture of ecstasy and joy. That’s what you do when you think you’ve won Olympic gold — except she hadn’t. That honor went to Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer, who capitalized on her rival’s confusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic women’s road…MORE

Naomi Osaka ‘refreshed and happy’ as she kicks off her Olympic campaign with dominant victory against Saisai Zheng
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Naomi Osaka ‘refreshed and happy’ as she kicks off her Olympic campaign with dominant victory against Saisai Zheng

These are early days for the Tokyo Olympics, but Naomi Osaka is quickly emerging as the headline act. Two days after lighting the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony — a moment she called “the greatest athletic achievement and honor” of her life — Osaka took to the tennis court for her first game in almost…MORE

USA wins first Tokyo Olympics medals with gold, silver finish in men’s 400-meter individual medley
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USA wins first Tokyo Olympics medals with gold, silver finish in men’s 400-meter individual medley

The United States has won its first medals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland finished first and second in the Men’s 400-meter Individual Medley. Chase Kalisz won gold with a time of 4:09.42, while Litherland finished just behind him with a time of 4:10:28. Brendon Smith of Australia won bronze…MORE

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