Amber English, from the United States, celebrates her gold medal in shooting (Credit: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP via Getty Images)
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 decision of German gymnasts at the Olympics against “sexualization” in sport.
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.”