Such It’s not that easy to keep track of things at the Olympic Games. At the end of the day in Tokyo, we therefore provide an overview of what was going on. Here we show you the highlights of the day – from a German and international point of view.
The judokas finished third in the Olympic premiere of the mixed team competition. There are no more German medals at the start of the second Olympic weekend in Tokyo. There is good news for professional cyclist Simon Geschke. And the fastest woman in the world is from Jamaica.
Third medal for the judoka
With a 4: 2 over the Netherlands, the mixed team gave the German Judo Association (DJB) the third medal at the end of the fights in Tokyo. After the crucial point by Sebastian Seidl, there was no stopping it. “We won this medal thanks to our team spirit,” said world champion Anna-Maria Wagner, who had already won an individual bronze – and was simply declared a “Super Hero” by Seidl. Wagner had injured his elbow in an individual, but still intervened in the battle for bronze.
Köhler disappoints in the swimming pool
Swimmer Sarah Köhler clearly missed a podium position three days after bronze over 1500 meters over the 800 meter distance in 8: 24.56 minutes as seventh. The American Katie Ledecky became Olympic champion. “I didn’t come with you from the start,” said Koehler.
Dressel with world record
US star Caeleb Dressel won gold over the 100 meter butterfly in a world record time on the penultimate day of the pool swimming competition. Dressel prevailed in the Tokyo Aquatics Center in 49.45 seconds ahead of the Hungarian Kristof Milak and the Swiss Noe Ponti. The 24-year-old exceptional athlete undercut his own 2019 world record by five hundredths of a second. The mixed medley relay from Great Britain set the fifth swimming world record in Tokyo.
Just in time for their career highlight, the beach volleyball players Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler are in top shape again. And in top form too. “If they stay clear in the pear”, judged London Olympic champion Julius Brink on the ARD microphone about the World Cup runner-up in 2019, then “there is a medal in it”. After the easy 2-0 win against the Japanese Yusuke Ishijima / Katsuhiro Shiratori, Thole / Wickler will face the fourth in the world rankings Jacob Gibb and Tri Bourne (USA) in the round of 16 on Monday (3:00 p.m. CEST).
Basketball players are in the quarterfinals
At the presentation of the US team around NBA superstar Kevin Durant, captain Robin Benzing and his teammates took out their cell phones. In the end, it was not so much the spectacle of the US basketball players that the Germans liked, but rather the bare result – 119: 84 against the Czech Republic, means: Germany is in the quarter-finals – for the first time since Barcelona in 1992. The 76:89 of the DBB selection in the last group game against Australia did not matter.
The fastest woman in the world
– Sometime in the distant past (1988) Florence Griffith-Joyner, known as Flo-Jo, ran the world record over the 100 m – 10.49. 33 years later, Elaine Thompson-Herah came closer to her than any woman before: At 0.6 m / s headwind, she repeated her victory at the Olympics in Rio in 10.61 seconds, i.e. with the second-best time ever run. She clearly won ahead of her two teammates Shelly-Ann Fraser Price (10.74), who was the first woman to win gold over the 100 m for the third time, and Shericka Jackson (10.76).
Drama um Mixed-Staffel
Start, no start, protest – and in the end a fall: The German mixed relay over the stadium circuit ended a curious day with a lot of bad luck. Poland meanwhile is writing Olympic history. The other German athletes also fell short of their possibilities on Saturday.
Djokovic remains without a medal
Novak Djokovic fought, smashed his bat and fought off match point after match point with his last bit of strength. And yet he snuck out of the Ariake Coliseum one more time, frustrated. The Tour Dominator didn’t even get bronze as a consolation prize, in the small final he was defeated by the Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 4: 6, 7: 6 (8: 6), 3: 6. He did not appear at all in the mixed match for bronze because of a shoulder injury.
Doping sinner caught
With the Corona, you could almost have forgotten that there is another ugly virus called doping. In fact, top sprinter Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria / growth hormone) and sprinter Mark Odhiambo (Kenya / steroid) were caught – and temporarily banned. If someone dope at the Olympics, it was like driving “in the car drunk past the police station,” said ARD doping expert Hajo Seppelt.
Gifts can go home
Simon Geschke is finally allowed to go home. After two negative corona tests, the professional cyclist’s Olympic quarantine ends prematurely. So far, he is the only German athlete who tested positive for Corona at the Olympics.
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