The Olympic Games are coming to a close in Tokyo, with the final day of competition on Sunday.
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Tokyo time is 7:49 a.m. on July 31.
Here’s what you should be aware of:
The 5,000-meter race is contested by women. Men and women will race against one other for the first time in Olympic track and field on Saturday. Credit… The New York Times/Alexandra Garcia
TOKYO — Saturday is the first day of the Olympics’ new mixed-gender competitions. A 4×400 mixed relay will be held on the track, while a 4×100 freestyle mixed relay will be held in the pool. A triathlon relay, as well as team judo and trap shooting sports, will be held.
Katie Ledecky will compete in the 800 freestyle, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Japan time, 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, on Friday night. Ariarne Titmus of Australia, her nemesis, will meet her again, but this time at a distance that obviously advantages Ledecky. Caeleb Dressel also has another opportunity to win gold in the 100 butterfly.
At 9:50 p.m. Tokyo time, 8:50 a.m. Eastern, gold medals will be presented in the men’s discus and the women’s 100 meters. The Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won gold in 2008 and 2012 and bronze in 2016, will try for gold number three.
Women’s rugby sevens, men’s trampoline, and wind surfing events are also on the gold medal list.
TOKYO, JAPAN — After a 2-2 draw in their quarterfinal on Friday night, the United States women’s soccer team beat the Netherlands on penalties. On Monday, there will be a semifinal versus Canada.
Novak Djokovic’s quest for a Golden Slam was terminated with a shock defeat to Alexander Zverev of Germany in tennis. Selemon Barega of Ethiopia won the inaugural track final, the men’s 10,000 meters.
Ryan Murphy earned silver in the men’s 200-meter backstroke, but he created a controversy by implying that the event, which was won by Russia’s Evgeny Rylov, was contaminated by doping.
The US men’s and women’s eights both finished fourth, marking the first time since 1908 that the US did not earn a rowing medal.
In his BMX semifinal, reigning gold winner Connor Fields of the United States was in great position when he clipped the wheel of the racer in front of him and went down in a horrific three-bike collision. Fields was treated by medical staff for many minutes before being removed off the track on a stretcher and transported to a hospital.
Teddy Riner of France, a renowned heavyweight judoka, was denied a third consecutive gold medal, although he did earn bronze.
With an 86-69 win against Japan, the US women’s basketball team moved to 2-0. A’ja Wilson led the team with 20 points. Britain defeated the women’s rugby team 21-12 in the quarterfinals.
With a perfect 3-0 record, April Ross and Alix Klineman won their beach volleyball group and progressed to the round of 16.
On Friday, Ryan Murphy of the United States competed in the men’s 200-meter backstroke final. Credit… The New York Times/Hiroko Masuike
Ryan Murphy of the United States earned a silver medal in the men’s 200-meter backstroke and then created a stir in his post-race press conference when he questioned if his race, which was won by a Russian, was drug-free, considering Russia’s history of doping in sports.
“I don’t know whether it was 100 percent clean,” Murphy said, “and that’s because of previous events.”
Evgeny Rylov won with a time of 1 minute 53.27 seconds, which is an Olympic record. On the second bend, Rylov seized command of the race, stretching his advantage to a half-second at the halfway point and finishing roughly a half-body length ahead of Murphy, the previous Olympic champion in the event.
Rylov won by 0.88 of a second, but Murphy got into the debate afterward over whether Russian athletes should be allowed to participate in the Games, given the country’s history of state-sponsored doping. Russia’s athletes are participating in Tokyo as representatives of the Russian Olympic Committee, and all of those who were permitted to compete had to pass a stringent screening procedure.
Nonetheless, Murphy questioned whether or not his race had been devoid of doping. He avoided explicitly accusing Rylov, who was sitting four feet to his left, of cheating, instead referring to Russia’s doping past in general.
Rylov decided not to respond to Murphy’s remarks, instead stating that he was a supporter of clean sports and that he had fulfilled all of the protocols necessary to compete in the Olympics. Murphy later emphasized that he was not making a direct allegation, but he stood firm in his assertions.
He said, “I need to be clear.” “I’m not trying to make any accusations here. Evgeny and Luke both deserve congrats. They both performed an outstanding job. They’re both exceptional swimmers. They both put in a lot of work and have excellent technique.”
Luke Greenbank of the United Kingdom, the bronze medallist in the event, adopted the same position as Murphy. Afterward, he added, “It’s upsetting knowing there’s a state-sponsored doping program going on and not enough being done to confront it.”
The remarks were rejected by the Russian Olympic Committee as bad sportsmanship. In a tweet, it stated, “How severely our wins unnerve our colleagues.” “Here we go again — the same music box is playing the same old tune about Russian doping. Someone is twisting the handle with care.”
After colliding in the semifinals, Connor Fields of the United States was taken to the hospital. Credit… The New York Times/Chang W. Lee
TOKYO, JAPAN — When BMX racing at the Olympics started on Monday with a training run accident involving a top cyclist and a marshal who strayed onto the track, it was maybe an alarming omen, or perhaps just a typical one.
A Japanese rider toppled over her handlebars in the opening heat of the race on Thursday, terminating her Olympic experience in less than a minute and sending her home with a fractured collarbone.
Friday, the day the medals were given out, started with a torrential rain, which seemed appropriate given how dramatic BMX is. The track was slippery with water, which further added to the risk. Reasonable minds postponed the start and sent workmen with brooms and dryers onto the paved serpentine track of rollers and high-banked bends.
However, there was something more revealing just off the track: five teams of medics, each equipped with a stretcher, were strewn around the course. Three ambulances were motionless behind the big scoreboard.
The sport’s inherent risk — part of its appeal and part of the reason it’s at the Olympics — was highlighted during the semifinals, when Connor Fields of the United States, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games gold champion, crashed on the first turn of a semifinal heat. Two following cyclists collided with him in a split second.
After many minutes of motionlessness, Fields was taken off the track. His jersey had been torn by the accident, and he had road rash on his hip and shoulder. The race was postponed for approximately 30 minutes as he was transported to an ambulance and then driven away.
Dr. Jon Finnoff, the American team’s senior medical officer, stated via a U.S.A. BMX spokesperson, “We can report that Connor Fields is awake, stable, and awaiting additional medical assessment.” “As further information regarding his health becomes available, we will share it.”
BMX is part of the increasing X Games-ification of the Olympics, which is always looking for sports that will appeal to younger audiences in ways that modern pentathlon or dressage, for example, do not. For Tokyo, the freestyle discipline of BMX was introduced, as well as skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing.
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