One of the winners on day 11 in the Olympic games in Tokyo was Carsten Warholm. He won gold in the 400 meter hurdles. He beat the world record by finishing in 45.94 hundredths of a second, and USA’s Rye Benjamin was second, and Brazil’s Alyson Dos Santos took bronze.
Malaika Mihambo won the long jump at the Olympics. She jumped 7 metres in her last try. Brittney Reese got silver. Ese Brume from Nigeria finished on the third step of the podium.
The German women’s cycling team won another gold medal. They beat the Britons in the final race of the team pursuit and broke the world record. Bronze went to USA cyclists. Balint Kopas won the men’s kayak single sculls repechage. His teammate Adam Varga got silver. Fernando Pimenta of Portugal got bronze.
Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell are Olympic champions. They won the 49th FX class. Martina Grael and Kaena Kunz won gold medals at the Tokyo Games in women’s sailing. China holds first place, with 52 medals, followed by the USA and Japan with 48 medals each. Russia is in fifth place with 52 medals too.
Best result in qualification
The best result in men’s triple jump qualifying was shown by Pedro Pichardo. He is a two-time World Championships medallist. Nelson Evora won an Olympic medal and also could not overcome the qualifying. Fabrice Zango, a World Championships bronze medallist, had to be the last finalist in this event, jumping 16.83 m.
There are many favorites in the 1500 meter race. The Kenyans, the Americans, and some Norwegians are all in the semi-finals. Two New Zealanders have qualified for the next round as well.
In the javelin throw, two-time Olympic champion Barbora Špotáková of Czech Republic did not qualify. The best result of 65.24m was posted by junior European champion Maria Andreiczyk of Poland. None of the men’s sprinters beat 20 seconds in the 200 m qualifying heat. Kenneth Bednarek from USA had the best time, 20.01 seconds and got in to the next round . Mariledy Paulino from Dominican Republic ran 50.06 seconds and got really close to beating Allison Felix’s time (Allison is 6 times an Olympic champion).