In the final of the men’s basketball tournament on Saturday, it came as no surprise that Allison Felix and first Indian Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra reached the final with their 4th Olympic medal (87-82) against the United States against France (87-82). In athletics, javelin, Tokyo marked sports and history.
Despite its NBA stars and unparalleled record, the USA USA no longer picks up any rivals from the top, even when France have suffered two defeats in their last two encounters: the World Cup quarter-finals two years ago at the Tokyo Olympics as a group stage and another. If they had started racing on diesel before going into steamroller mode, and had knocked Spain and Australia out naked in the quarterfinals, this time the Americans would not have expected much against the Blues. Kevin Durant, who chained the baskets at all levels, gave the USA team wings and guided them to the right path. With his 29 points, Durant, though brilliant after returning from the locker room, definitely created the French fold, with two players playing in the NBA, Rudy Cobert and Evan Fornier (16 points each). For Durand, this is the third Olympic title after London and Rio. At the age of 72, it was the title of Greg Popovich, who added Olympic gold to the five rings of the NBA Champion who won with the San Antonio Spurs.
In golf, the world’s n ° 1, American Nellie Corda, 23, was crowned Olympic champion on Saturday. The youngest daughter of former Czech tennis player Peter Korda, who was leading from the second round, did not win the final, beating Japan’s Mone Inami and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko.
Some expected the spear to be the highlight of the last athletic night of this Olympics at the Olympic Stadium, but Neeraj Chopra pulled it off. At 87.58m in his first attempt, he won India’s first gold medal in athletics and 10th in all its history in all sports. Allison Felix, with her teammates in the 4 x 400m relay, hated competition and placed 35th 11th medal the next day for her 3rd place in the 400m run. Athletics, behind Carl Lewis and Finnish Pao Nermi (12 medals between 1920 and 1928). Dutchman Sifan Hassan, already named bronze in the 5,000m and 1,500m, added 10,000m to his record, beating Bahrain’s Calcutta Kesahokne in the sprint. So Hassan did not expect a hat-trick, but at the age of 28 he won three medals in a total of six races in the long distance and medium distance. According to the Russian Maria Lacitskane, who competes under the neutral flag, she won the Olympic high jump title for her first participation in the Olympics, after three consecutive World Championship titles. Lazitskane climbed 2.04m ahead of Australian Nikola McDermott (2.02m) and Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahusik (2.00m).
On Saturday evening, Japan defeated the United States, which had invented baseball, one of the most beautiful Olympic titles in terms of its population, as the king sport for many Japanese (2-0). Finally, at the end of the night and in the stalemate extension, Brazil won the men’s soccer match against Spain in 2016 and without stars (2-1).
In the final of the men’s basketball tournament on Saturday, it came as no surprise that Allison Felix and first Indian Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra reached the final with their 4th Olympic medal (87-82) against the United States against France (87-82). In athletics, javelin, Tokyo marked sports and history. Despite its NBA stars and unparalleled record, Team USA …
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