World, Tokyo Olympics 2020: Live News And Results

World, Tokyo Olympics 2020: Live News And Results

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Live news and results

Anastasija Zolotic is the first American woman to win Olympic gold in Taekwondo

7/25/2021 5:28:00 PM

Anastasija Zolotic is the first American woman to win Olympic gold in Taekwondo

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are underway after the Games were delayed for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow here for the latest news on the Summer Olympics.

Stefanos Tsitsipas hopes to emulate gold medal-winning grandfatherFrom CNN's Matias GrezGreece's Stefanos Tsitsipas returns a shot to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber during their tennis match on July 25. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty ImagesGreek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, who won a gold medal the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.

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Sergei Salnikov, Tsitsipas' paternal grandfather, was a footballer and part of the Soviet Union national team that was crowned Olympic champion 65 years ago.“I never had the opportunity to meet him," Tsitsipas said of Salnikov, who passed away in 1984.

"My mom told me stories of his career and how he got it [gold] ... he kind of inspires me in a way. I know what kind of athlete he was, with all the achievements and all the trophies. I’m proud of him.“It’s something good, a legacy that is being carried on in the family. I’m happy to be the next in the family to be competing at the Olympics.”

Tsitsipas came through a tough opening round match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, winning 6-3 3-6 6-3 to become the first Greek man to win a singles match at the Olympics since 1924.“I’m happy with the way the game evolved," he said."I got the game back into my hands, especially after having such a poor first set.”

Players are banned from receiving on-court coaching at matches, something Tsitsipas doesn't agree with.“Many people say it’s an individual sport and we should be finding solutions on our own, but you have Formula One and other individual sports that get not just coaching, but loads of coaching," he argued.

“I see no reason to have a specific time during a match when you can have your coach come and coach you.“There are so many people watching [tennis matches]. Sometimes I feel anyone can hire anyone and coach you without the umpire knowing. Things like this can happen, trust me.”

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Naomi Osaka Lit the Olympic Cauldron at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening CeremonyTennis star Naomi Osaka made a surprise appearance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday to light the Olympic cauldron.

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Judo-Judoka Tonaki one bout from Japan's first Tokyo 2020 goldJapanese judoka Funa Tonaki reached the final in her 48kg class on Saturday, leaving her just one bout away from winning her country's first Tokyo 2020 gold medal later in the day. 👍👏

Judo-Judoka Takato wins Japan's first Tokyo 2020 goldNaohisa Takato delivered the first gold medal of the Tokyo Games for a host nation desperate for Olympic glory by winning the men's 60 kg judo, a sport fittingly born in Japan 140 years ago. Daming career, johnarielrojas. This headline really confuse a lot of ppl, I guess. Was it necessary to put '-Judoka' in the headline that's limited number of words and represent the contents of the story ?

At Least 100 U.S. Athletes Unvaccinated As Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Kick OffAbout 100 athletes in the U.S. Olympic delegation have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s chief medical officer Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, hours before the opening ceremony began in Tokyo. Cancel them The best choice I've made this year was investing in cryptocurrency and forex trading and earning from home. With the help of Brandonkaren11 I've been earning weekly I've never regretted this decision , They shouldn’t have been allowed to compete unvaccinated. It’s selfish, and unacceptable, to put others at risk.

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadiumTOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games. nice What a joke. It's just such a depressing scene