Olympics 2021 highlights: News and updates from Tokyo 5 August


Olympics 2021: Hello everybody and welcome to our Tokyo 2020 Olympics live blog this Wednesday. This is a special general Olympics live blog, where we’ll have the latest news from across the Games! So stay with us as long as you want so that no detail gets missed out on.

Tokyo Olympics latest news and updates

17:30 CEST: That’s all, folks!

That’s everything for today. We will be back tomorrow for my coverage from the Tokyo Olympics. Check out how the nations are doing in the medal table.

16:30 CEST: Steven Gardiner wins the men’s 400m race

The men’s 400m race saw the Bahamas’ Steven Gardiner win gold with a time of 43.85. Colombia’s Anthony Zambrano came in second, with Grenada’s Kirani James crossing the line in third.

15:00 CEST: Doncic’s Slovenia won’t play in Olympic final

At 22 years old, Luka Doncic’s international record was already the stuff of legends. With 16-0 in games he has played internationally with Slovenia and a spotless record against opponents like France until Thursday night when Les Bleus handed him his first loss to book their place in the Olympic final versus USA. Nicolas Batum made an awe inspiring block that left all Slovenian players on the floor as they failed to take advantage of what could have been incredible opportunity for them had it not been blocked by one man: Mr. Nicolas Batum from France!

Luka Dončić came into Thursday’s semi-final match up with beloved French team at 18 – 0 in international competitions after being matched head-tohead

14:00 CEST: Dahiya secures silver for India

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Ram Nath Kovind, the president of India, has congratulated Ravi Dahiya for his silver medal in the men’s freestyle 57kg wrestling. This comes one day after Dahiya was bitten during his victory against Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev.

13:00 CEST: Spain’s Sandra Sanchez wins gold

Spanish karateka Sandra Sanchez has secured gold for her country after beating Japan’s Kiyou Shimizu in the women’s kata.

12:00 CEST: USA win medal in women’s football

The US women’s national team might not be playing in the Olympic final, as was their pre-tournament target, but they beat Australia 4-3 to win Olympic bronze.

11:00 CEST: USA into basketball final

Kevin Durant hit game-winning three pointers and clutch free throws to lead the USA into their fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

10:00 CEST: India end 41-year wait for a medal

India’s hockey team came away with the bronze medal in hockey at the Tokyo Olympics, which brings to an end their 41-year wait for a medal. India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, sent out a congratulatory tweet to the players.

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