OLYMPICS

The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan has secured her first Olympic Gold in the women’s 5000m in Tokyo tonight! Her victory comes after the double World Champion announced a few days ago that she would be attempting to triple at this year’s Olympic Games. 
Nijel Amos has been reinstated and placed into the start-list for the final of the men's 800m on Wednesday night. Amos fell in the semi-final and it was assumed his Olympic campaign was finished.
Even before the men’s 100m final, traditionally the most anticipated event of the Olympic Games, this was a thrilling night of athletics. In the minutes before the world’s fastest men took to the track for their showdown on Sunday (1), Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas had destroyed the 26-year-old triple jump world...
Yulimar Rojas saved her best for last in the triple jump at the Tokyo Olympic Games, sailing out to a world record of 15.67m* to land Venezuela’s first Olympic title in athletics. The two-time world champion opened with an Olympic record of 15.41m (1.1m/s) but struggled to match that with...
Now we have three men with a great opportunity. Jeff Riseley has, at the age of 34, come into form at just the right time to qualify, after years of injury and indifferent form. He ran well for 4th in his heat in 1.45.41, coming home hard and passing a former world champ, Pierre-Ambroise Bosse. 
West Australian Peter Bol has broken the Australian 800m record at the Tokyo Olympics. Running in heat 1, Bol sat in second for most of the race, and finished strong crossing the line also in second.  Easing up over the line, Bol still managed to break the Australian 800m record clocking 1:44.13.  Not hard to see Bol dipping significantly under 1:44.00 in either the semi-final or final.
The first day of action in Tokyo. Flash recap below from day 1, session 1.
Women's 400m hurdling has seen a fantastic turnaround in the last few months, and American Sydney McLaughlin has been at the forefront. The 21-year-old became the first woman ever to run the 400-metre hurdles in under 52 seconds with a time of 51.90, inevitably landing her the National title at Hayward Field.
Australia’s Olympic Track and Field team has been plunged into isolation after an athlete was potentially exposed to COVID-19. It has been reported that the test is connected to team USA.
Former Olympic gold medallist Taoufik Makhloufi has pulled out of the Tokyo Games due to a knee injury. The 33-year-old was a medal hope in Japan after winning 800m and 1500m silvers at the 2016 Rio Olympics and 1500m silver at the 2019 Doha world championships. He is the 2012 1500m Olympic champion.
                   

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