The 2020 Summer Olympics, which were delayed a year by the covid-19 pandemic, are underway in Tokyo. While Japan is 13 hours ahead of the US East Coast, you can catch some live events and NBC broadcasts tonight.
Here, some of the events we are seeing tonight:
– Beach volleyball : April Ross and Alix Klineman from the US team will face Liliana Fernandez and Elsa Baquerizo from Spain. The events air at 8pm ET in the US and are also streamed live.
– Swimming : Ryan Murphy (men’s 100m backstroke) and Lilly King (women’s 100m breaststroke) are competing. The swim finals begin at 9:30 pm ET on NBC and on live broadcasts.
-Surf: Both men’s and women’s surfing competitions enter the quarterfinals (subject to change according to wave conditions). The quarter-finals and semi-finals begin at 6 p.m. ET. Live broadcasts will be as follows: men’s quarterfinals at 6 pm ET, women’s quarterfinals at 8:20 pm ET, men’s semifinals at 10:45 pm ET, and women’s semifinals at 12 am ET.
– Girls Basketball : Watch Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Breanna Stewart. The United States women’s basketball team is the favorite to win a seventh consecutive gold medal in Tokyo. Heading into Tuesday morning, you can watch the game between the United States and Nigeria at 12:40 am ET in the United States.
Argentine fencer receives marriage proposal after losing his fight
Argentine fencer María Belén Pérez Maurice missed her chance to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. But after their match, her boyfriend had a surprise.
The 36-year-old fencer will leave the Olympics with a ring, after accepting a surprise marriage proposal from her coach and partner.
Pérez Maurice was in the middle of his post-match interview, following her 15-12 loss to Hungarian Anna Marton in the women’s singles saber, when Lucas Guillermo Saucedo proposed with a large handwritten note that read “Do you want to marry me? “.
In the images that were shared on the Internet, she is seen as she turns around, sees the message and screams before quickly accepting the marriage proposal of her partner of 17 years, who got down on her knees. The couple hugged and shared a kiss.
“They (the press) told me to turn around, and he had the letter. I forgot everything. I was like ‘oh my God,'” Pérez Maurice told reporters.
“We are very happy. We are very good partners. Of course, we have fights, but we enjoy each other. We love each other very much and we want to spend our lives together.”
Daughter of the president of the Russian Olympic Committee wins gold in fencing
Sofia Pozdniakova, daughter of the president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Stanislav Pozdniakov, secured the gold medal in the women’s individual saber fencing competition on Monday.
Two-time world champion Pozdniakova, who was making her Olympic debut, defeated her teammate Sofya Velikaya 15-11 in the final.
For Velikaya, 36, it was her third Olympic silver medal after finishing runner-up at London 2012 and Rio 2016.
Pozdniakova follows in the footsteps of her father Stanislav, who previously won 4 Olympic gold medals in saber competitions: 3 in the team competition in Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, respectively, and 1 in the individual competition in Atlanta 1996 .
Pozdniakov was appointed president of the Russian Olympic Committee in May 2018.
Remember : due to a World Anti-Doping Agency ban for non-compliance with doping rules, Russian athletes do not compete under their country’s name, flag and national anthem at major international sporting events until December 16, 2022 They are officially recognized as members of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).
Japan surprises China by winning historic mixed Olympic table tennis gold
Japan’s mixed doubles pair Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito claimed their country’s first Olympic table tennis gold medal with a dramatic victory over China’s Xu Xin and Liu Shinwen on Monday.
It was the first time the mixed doubles event had been played at the Olympics and Monday’s final did not fail to disappoint.
Mizutani and Ito came back from 2 sets against to win 4-3, securing the final set 11-6.
The pair’s victory ended years of incredible Chinese dominance in the sport.
China had won every Olympic title in table tennis since South Korea’s Ryu Seung-min triumphed in the men’s singles competition at the 2004 Athens Games.
Mizutani and Ito’s victory sees Japan finish Monday at the top of the Olympic medal table with eight gold medals, one more than the United States.
They took the 21 gold medals this Monday
The Olympics are in full swing in Tokyo, with 21 gold medals won on Monday. You can keep track of the medal count here.
All winners on Monday:
– Men’s team: Korea Republic
– Men’s team: Russian Olympic Committee (ROC)
– Male Canoe: Benjamin Savsek, Slovenia
Cycling Mountain bike
– Men’s cross-country: Thomas Pidcock, Great Britain
– 10m Synchronized Platform, Men: Great Britain
10 m synchronized platform
– Men: Great Britain
Women’s individual saber
– Sofia Pozdniakova, Republic of China
Men’s individual foil
– Cheung Ka Long, Hong Kong, China
Women’s -57kg: Nora Gjakova, Kosovo
Men’s -73kg: Shohei Ono, Japan
– Female skeet: Amber English, United States
– Male skeet: Vincent Hancock, United States
– Women’s Street: Momiji Nishiya, Japan
– Women’s 100m Butterfly: Margaret MacNeil, Canada
– Men’s 100m Breaststroke: Adam Peaty, Great Britain
– Women’s 400m Freestyle: Ariarne Titmus, Australia
– Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay: United States
– Mixed doubles: Jun Mizutani / Mima Ito, Japan
Women’s -67kg: Matea Jelic, Croatia
Men’s -80kg: Maksim Khramtcov, ROC
– Men’s Singles: Krisitan Blummenfelt, Norway
– Women’s 55kg: Hidilyn Diaz, Philippines
Olympic champion Tom Daley hopes his gold medal can bring “hope” to the LGBT community
Team Great Britain’s Tom Daley ended his long wait to top an Olympic podium after winning the men’s 10-meter synchronized diving competition with teammate Matty Lee on Monday.
In December 2013, Daley disclosed his sexual orientation on YouTube and almost eight years later, the Brit says he is proud of the LGBT representation he has witnessed at the Games.
“When I was a kid, I felt like a stranger and I felt different. And I felt like I was never going to be anything, because who I was was not what society wanted me to be,” he said.
“Being able to see LGBT people performing at the Olympics I hope [that] can give hope to young children,” he said, adding that he hopes they “can see that no matter who you are, where you come from, you can become Olympic champion, because I did it. “
Daley’s husband, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, posted a video on Instagram of him screaming and celebrating the victory from Canada as they watched the event live from afar. The couple have a three-year-old son.
In comments after the event, Daley said he also felt like he had grown since he became a husband and father.
“My husband told me that my story was not finished and that my son … needed to be there to see me win an Olympic gold medal,” she said.
Russian Olympic Committee wins gold in men’s gymnastics
The Russian Olympic Committee has achieved the gold medal in men’s general gymnastics.
Nikita Nagornyy, Denis Abliazin and Artur Dalaloyan and David Belyavskiy together scored a total of 262,500, which is the highest mark.
Japan claimed silver with a total of 262,397 and China took the bronze medal with a score of 261,894.
What is the Russian Olympic Committee?
Due to a World Anti-Doping Agency ban for doping violations, Russian athletes will not compete under their country’s name, flag and national anthem at major international sporting events until December 16, 2022. They are officially recognized as members. of the ROC, an abbreviation for Russian Olympic Committee.
Hong Kong fencing athlete wins gold medal, city’s first in 25 years
Hong Kong fencing athlete Edgar Cheung won the city’s first semi-autonomous gold medal at the Olympics in 25 years, beating Italian Daniele Garozzo in the men’s foil final.
Cheung beat Garozzo, who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, by 15-11 this Monday night Tokyo local time, becoming the first fencing athlete from Hong Kong to win an Olympic medal.
Speaking to the media after the victory, Cheung said that he still couldn’t believe his victory.
“We must persist and we must not give up easily,” he said. “I want to thank all the people of Hong Kong for their support,” he added.
Hong Kong has won two Olympic Games gold medals, the first of which was won by windsurfer Lee Lai-shan in 1996.
German gymnasts wear uniform against “sexualization”
The German women’s gymnastics team decided to forgo bikini-cut uniforms and opted for full-body versions at the Tokyo Olympics, in what the German Gymnastics Federation has called a statement against “sexualization.”