The Olympic Games in Tokyo will be from July 30 to Aug 8. There will be 43 individual medal events, but the ROC team will consist of 10 athletes competing in men’s and women’s 20km race walk, high jump, pole vault, hammer throw, decathlon and 110m hurdles. Even though the amount of medals is less than other countries have, the Japanese team stands a good chance of winning one.
Athletics is a major sport. There will be 48 medal events in Tokyo, the most medal-winning sport of the Olympics. It can’t be too hard to keep track of them all, as long as you have this timetable handy.
A young woman from Kenya named Fait Kipyegon won an event at the Olympics called the 1,500M. She ran it in 3.53.11, which is a very fast time that set an Olympic record! The runner-up woman, Laura Muir of Great Britain (3.55.86), also had a good race and finished second place. Siffan Hassan from Holland (3.54:50) was also one of the top three women who finished third in this event at the Olympics!
- Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) 3:53.11
- Laura Muir (Great Britain) – 3:54.50
- Siphan Hassan (Netherlands) – 3:55.86
Other African wins
Athlete Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands won the 1500m race at the Tokyo Olympics. This was surprising because on the first lap she bumped into her Ethiopian rival and fell down, but she got up and continued running. She finished with 4:05:17. Hassan also competes for medals in 5000m and 10,000m races.