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Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse won Olympic gold in the men's 200-meter final on Wednesday, followed by Americans Kenny Bednarek and Noah Lyles, who took the silver and bronze respectively.
Why it matters: The men's 200m had been dominated by Jamaica the last few years with running legend, Usain Bolt, taking back-to-back-to-back golds. But with a retired Bolt out of the race, Canada and the U.S. looked to claim the top spot.
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🛹: 2 teens and girl, 12, sweep board at women's park skateboarding
🥇: Sydney McLaughlin breaks own world record to win gold in 400m hurdles
📈: Simone Biles' exit brings global attention to mental health
🦠: Greece's artistic swimming team to miss Olympics after COVID outbreak
🏃🏾♂️: Tampa teen phenom Erriyon Knighton eyes gold in Tokyo
🛫: Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya departs Tokyo for Vienna
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A 17-year-old fleet-footed phenom from Florida had quite the morning yesterday — well, evening in Tokyo — if you hadn’t heard.
Driving the news: Erriyon Knighton, a rising senior at Hillsborough High and the youngest Olympian to race for the U.S. in 57 years, secured a spot in today’s 200-meter final by coasting to victory with a semifinal time of 20.02 seconds.
Greece's entire 12-woman artistic swimming team is out of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among the group.
Driving the news: Tokyo Games organizers confirmed Wednesday that five members of the Greek team had tested positive for the virus and that their teammates were considered close contacts.
TOKYO — Two teenagers and a 12-year-old girl swept the podium for the inaugural women's park skateboarding event on Wednesday, with Japanese 19-year-old Sakura Yosozumi clinching gold.
Why it matters: While Yosozumi won with her high-flying acrobatics amid the brutal midday heat, her 60.09 was only a point ahead of 12-year-old Kokona Hiraki, also of Japan. Hiraki and 13-year-old British bronze medalist Sky Brown are among the youngest Olympic medalists of all time.
U.S. hurdler Sydney McLaughlin clinched an Olympic gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles final at the 2020 Tokyo Games — breaking her own world record to finishing in 51.46 seconds on Wednesday morning local time.
The big picture: McLaughlin edged into silver teammate Dalilah Muhammad, who was defending her own gold from the 2016 Rio Games. The Netherlands' Femke Bol took Bronze.
Three men, three countries and 46 seconds. That's all it took Tuesday morning in Tokyo for the men's 400-meter hurdles final to set the Olympics ablaze.
What happened: Norway's Karsten Warholm, just one month removed from breaking a 29-year-old world record, rewrote history with one of the most jaw-dropping races ever.
Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told AP on Tuesday that officials from her country made it clear that she "would definitely face some form of punishment" if she returned home.
State of play: Tsimanouskaya plans to seek refuge in Europe after claiming that she was taken to the Tokyo airport against her will after criticizing Belarusian coaches. Poland granted her a humanitarian visa on Monday.
What she's saying: "They made it clear that upon return home I would definitely face some form of punishment,” Tsimanouskaya told AP in an interview. "There were also thinly disguised hints that more would await me."
Catch up quick: Tsimanouskaya, who was set to race in the 200-meter heats and the 4x400 relay, criticized "the negligence of our coaches" on Instagram, prompting her removal, according to the athlete.