Thankfully the spotlight these days is on Tokyo Olympics and Egypt is in the news, not for political developments, but for its gains on the football pitch (Egypt beat Australia to join Brazil in quarter-finals,” July 29, Gulf Today). It is indeed a great
China won the mixed doubles the previous day and had hopes of pulling off a golden badminton sweep in Tokyo, after a spotty performance at the Rio Games in Brazil. In 2012, at London Games, China won all 5 badminton gold medals.
Hassan Al Noobi produced an impressive performance in the preliminary heats of the 100 metres competition as UAE’s 2020 Tokyo Games campaign ended on Saturday.
Weightlifter Fares ElBakh shattered two Games records in Tokyo as he became Qatar’s first Olympic champion in history on Saturday.
Riding high on Tyla Nathan-Wong’s wonderful performance New Zealand defeated France 26-12 to claim Olympic women’s rugby sevens gold on Saturday.
Caeleb Dressel set a new 100m butterfly world record to grab his third gold medal in Tokyo Saturday, as Katie Ledecky reinforced her dominance of distance swimming with a third Olympic 800m freestyle title.
Chinese trampoline gymnast Dong Dong narrowly missed out on gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday but became the first athlete in the sport to win four medals at four Games.
Jacobs became the first Italian in history to be crowned champion in the blue riband event of the Olympic track and field programme after powering home in a blistering 9.80sec.
Emma McKeon, who has pocketed four golds in Tokyo, swam the butterfly leg as part of Australia's 'Awesome Foursome' in the medley relay, with Cate Campbell's superb final leg pushing the United States into silver.
Belinda Bencic became the first Swiss woman to win the Olympic singles title on Saturday with a battling victory over Czech Marketa Vondrousova, after an angry Novak Djokovic lost his cool and missed out on a medal.