Tokyo Olympics

Dressel Attains a Second Gold as Fiji Clinches Rugby Gold Against New Zealand

Calaeb Dressel is excelling in the Olympic swimming pool. He is an American athlete who upheld the American pride, unlike several peers in various disciplines. Nonetheless, he showcased his prowess by securing the 100m freestyle title, outperforming Kyle Chalmers to clinch the gold medal. With this triumph, he now boasts two gold medals, with the first coming from his victory in the 4X100 relay. In the men’s Rugby 7’s, Fiji, the reigning champions, successfully defended their title by defeating traditional foes New Zealand.

 

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They took an early lead only for the All-Blacks to mount a comeback, but they eventually surged ahead in the second half with some remarkable and flamboyant ball control to secure a second consecutive gold medal. The men’s golf tournament has commenced with a surprising leader, Austrian Sepp Straka, shooting -8 par and leading several lesser-known players at the top of the scoreboard. On the basketball court, Luka Doncic and his Slovenia team continued their winning streak, dominating hosts Japan 116-81. Doncic scored 25 points (supported by Goran Dragic’s 24) in the victory. In the debut 3×3 basketball matches, the women’s gold medal was claimed by the USA following an 18-15 victory over Russia. Similarly, Latvia achieved the same feat in the men’s division, defeating the Russian team 21-18. Currently, the United States leads with 37 total medals, followed by China with 29 and Russia with 26. China and Japan are currently tied for the most gold medals at 14 each.

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