(WorldKings.org) Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italian Gianmarco Tamberi both won gold in the Olympic high jump. Both men cleared a jump of 2.37 meters but failed to clear the next bar. Rather than a jump-off, both agreed to split gold and jumped into each other's arms to celebrate.
(worldkings,org) Lydia Jacoby, 17, won the first gold medal for the U.S. women’s swimming team at the Tokyo Olympics with her upset win in the 100-meter breaststroke. Jacoby became one of the youngest American swimmers to win an Olympic gold medal and the first-ever Alaskan swimmer to win Olympic gold.
(worldkings.org) U.S. surfer Carissa Moore is the first woman to ever win a gold medal in her sport at the Olympics.
(Worldkings.org) Naohisa Takato savored the silence. It was not that he did not miss hearing the cheers of the crowd, it was just that the lack of spectators at these Olympic Games allowed him to pick on other things while he competed.