Team USA Came Home With 113 Medals, Including 39 Gold Medals, & New 17 World Records At The Tokyo Olympics
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A summer Olympic Games like no other ended Sunday, August 8, 2021, in Tokyo with a closing ceremony that was also unique. TODAY senior international correspondent Keir Simmons reports for TODAY from Tokyo, in the video published on August 9, 2021, “Closing Ceremony Wraps Olympics With US 1st In Gold And Medal Count“, below:
To see an incredible moment from the Closing Ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, a mesmerizing, swirling light display forms the iconic Olympic Rings, in the video published on August 8, 2021, “The Olympic Rings blaze to life during the Closing Ceremony | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports“, please click HERE.
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The smaller than normal ceremony due to COVID restrictions highlighted the more than 200 nations that participated. The two weeks of action also put a focus on mental health in which Simon Biles explained on a video call with President Biden. Jamie Yuccas reports from Tokyo, in the video published on August 8, 2021, “Tokyo Olympics officially come to a close“, please click HERE.
Team USA won 113 medals, including 39 gold medals, at the Tokyo Olympics. Take a look at all the medal winners, in the video published on August 8, 2021, “Tokyo Olympics: Here Are All The Medals Won By Team USA“, below:
Relive all the world records set in Tokyo as we wrap up another memorable edition of the Summer Games, in the video published on August 8, 2021, “All 17 world records DEMOLISHED at the Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports“, click HERE.
Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela set a new world record in the women’s triple jump. – On August 1, Rojas jumped 15.67 meters, breaking the record of 15.50 set by Inessa Kravets of Ukraine in 1995, in the video published on August 5, 2021, “ALL WORLD RECORDS Broken at the Tokyo Olympics as of August 5, 2021 (More Details in Description)“, below:
Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela set a new world record in the women’s triple jump. – On August 1, Rojas jumped 15.67 meters, breaking the record of 15.50 set by Inessa Kravets of Ukraine in 1995. Karsten Warholm was stunned when he broke his own world record in the men’s 400-meter hurdles. -On August 3, just a month after breaking a 29-year-old record with a time of 46.70 seconds, Warholm broke his own record with a new, faster time of 45.94 seconds. Three world records in women’s track cycling team pursuit were broken in one day, with Germany ultimately setting the record and winning gold. – Germany and Great Britain battled each other in the qualifying- and first-round races, each besting the world record, until Germany came out on top with a time of 4:04.242 on August 3. China’s Zhong Tianshi and Bao Shanju set a world record in women’s team sprint. – Zhong Tianshi and Bao Shanju of Team China set the record in their first round against Lithuana, with a time of 31.804 Team Italy set a new world record in the men’s team pursuit qualifying. – Italy posted a record-breaking time of 3:42.307 American swimmer Caeleb Dressel broke his own world record in the men’s 100-meter butterfly final. – Dressel earned the third of his five gold medals of the Tokyo Olympics with a time of 49.45 seconds. Team USA finished the men’s 4×100-meter medley relay in world-record time. – The United States has never lost the men’s 4×100 medley relay. In the women’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay, Australia set a new world record. – Emma Mckeon, Meg Harris, and sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell beat the world record by 0.36 seconds, setting a new record of 3:29.69. China set a new world record in the women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay. – Junxuan Yang, Muhan Tang, Yufei Zhang, and Bingjie Li finished the race with a time of 7:40.33, besting favorites US and Australia and beating the world record. Shi Zhiyong of China broke his own world record in men’s 73kg weightlifting. – Zhiyong broke his world record by 1 kilogram, lifting a total of 364 kilograms (802.48 pounds).
In the video published on August 8, 2021, “For The MOST AMAZING Closing Ceremonies“, below:
In the video published on July 21, 2021, “‘At the end of the day, we’re all humans’: Asian-American Olympian Yul Moldauer speaks out on racism“, below:
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