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Chase Kalisz of Team United States celebrates after winning the Men's 400m Individual Medley Final on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Swimmer Chase Kalisz became on Sunday the first Team USA Olympian to win gold at the Tokyo Games.

The big picture: The Rio 2016 silver medalist's winning time in the men's 400 meters Individual Medley Final was 4 minutes 9.42 seconds. His teammate Jay Litherland took silver .86 seconds later.

  • Kieran Smith then grabbed a third medal for the U.S. when he won bronze in the 400m freestyle.
  • In the women's 400m individual medley race, Emma Weyant won silver and Hali Flickinger snatched bronze. Japanese swimmer Yui Ohashi won the race.
  • In the women's 400m freestyle relay, Erika Brown, Abbey Weitzeil, Natalie Hinds and Simone Manuel won bronze for the U.S. Australia won gold and Canada bronze.

Of note: Jagger Eaton added to the U.S. medals haul when he won bronze in the inaugural street skateboarding final.

  • Japan's Yuto Horigome won the event's first ever gold medal, while Brazil's Kelvin Hoefler won silver.
  • Fellow American Nyjah Huston, considered by many as the world's best contest street skater of all time, was hotly tipped to win but placed seventh after falling on his last four tricks.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Sep 5, 2021 - Sports

U.S. beats China for Paralympics gold in women's sitting volleyball

Team USA's Alexis Shifflett serves the ball during the Tokyo Paralympic Games women's sitting volleyball pool match against Rwanda in Chiba, Japan, on Aug. 28. Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Team USA won gold in the Tokyo Paralympic Games women's sitting volleyball final on Sunday morning local time.

The big picture: The defending champions beat China 3-1 in the final. After the event was added to the Paralympics in 2004, China won the first three golds. The Americans' win took the U.S. Paralympic medals tally to 103, including 36 golds.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of China's previous wins in the event.

Kendall Baker, author of Sports
5 mins ago - Sports

College football gone mad

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

In the span of two days, the head coaches of two of the biggest college football programs in America have jumped ship, wooed by even greater challenges — and the almighty dollar.

Driving the news: Lincoln Riley is ditching Oklahoma for USC in a deal reportedly worth $110 million. LSU poached Brian Kelly from Notre Dame with a reported 10-year, $100 million contract.

Biden administration makes first move on data privacy

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Biden administration is launching its first big effort on privacy policy by looking at how data privacy issues affect civil rights.

Why it matters: An administration perspective on privacy policy could be key in developing a long-awaited national privacy law by putting the White House stamp on how to regulate privacy.