Katie Ledecky took home the Olympic gold medal in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle swimming race Tuesday evening, becoming the first female swimmer to win the newly added division. Team USA's Erica Sullivan won silver.
Of note: The Tokyo Games mark the first time that the long-distance race has been open to women, and Ledecky paid tribute to her predecessors after the race. "I just think of all the great U.S. swimmers who didn’t have a chance to swim that event," she said on NBC.
🚨: Katie Ledecky wins gold in first women's 1500m freestyle
🤸🏾♀️: Simone Biles pulls out of gymnastics team finals, citing her mental health
🎾: "This one sucks more than the others," Naomi Osaka says on upset loss
⚽️: USA women's soccer ties Australia, propelling them to the quarterfinals
🏊♀️: Teen swimmer Lydia Jacoby wins first U.S. women's Tokyo Games gold
👟: World Athletics president supports reviewing marijuana rules in doping
🏄♀️: American Carissa Moore wins first-ever women's Olympic gold in surfing
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick sent a lengthy letter to employees late on Tuesday, listing steps the company will take to address widespread allegations of sexist and discriminatory conduct at the "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft" gaming company.
Why it matters: This was the most comprehensive message from the company, and a softer one than had been sent by Kotick's PR people and a top executive last week.