August 1 Tokyo 2020 Olympics news and results

By Ben Morse, Joshua Berlinger and Adam Renton, CNN

Updated 12:01 a.m. ET, August 2, 2021
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11:23 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021

Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn wins women's 100 meter hurdles gold

From CNN's Kevin Dotson

Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn celebrates after winning the gold in the 100 meter hurdles final on Monday.
Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn celebrates after winning the gold in the 100 meter hurdles final on Monday. (Martin Meissner/AP)

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico has won the women’s 100 meter hurdles gold medal in Tokyo with a time of 12.37 seconds.

Camacho-Quinn claims Puerto Rico’s first medal of these Games. It’s the country’s second-ever Olympic track and field medal, and its first gold medal in a track and field event. She also becomes just the second woman from Puerto Rico to win an Olympic medal. 

Team USA's Kendra Harrison earned silver with a time of 12.52 and Jamaica's Megan Tapper claimed bronze in 12.55.

11:09 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021

Greece's Miltiadis Tentoglou wins men's long jump gold at the Tokyo Olympics

From CNN's Kevin Dotson

Greece's Miltiadis Tentoglou competes in the long jump final on Monday.
Greece's Miltiadis Tentoglou competes in the long jump final on Monday. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece has won the men’s long jump gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a jump of 8.41 meters.

Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria also jumped 8.41 meters, but Tentoglou won by a tiebreaker with a longer second-best jump of 8.15 meters compared to Echevarria’s 8.09. 

This is Greece’s first ever medal in the men’s long jump and the country’s second medal —both gold — in these Games.

Echevarria takes the silver medal and fellow Cuban Maykel Masso won bronze by jumping 8.21 meters.

10:48 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021

Covid-19 cases linked to the Games rise to 281

From CNN's Chandler Thornton

The number of Covid-19 cases linked to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has risen to 281, according to Games organizers on Monday.

The 17 new cases reported Monday were identified as contractors, Games-related personnel, volunteers and one member of the media.

None of the new cases were reported from Tokyo's Olympic Village, keeping the total reported from the village at 28.

Games organizers maintain that the Olympics are not behind the recent surge in cases in Tokyo and Japan, which have seen multiple days of their highest increase of new cases in the past week.

10:34 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021

Sifan Hassan fell during her 1,500 meter heat — and still managed to finished first

Dutch runner Sifan Hassan and Kenya's Edinah Jebitok trip and fall during a 1500 meter heat on August 2.
Dutch runner Sifan Hassan and Kenya's Edinah Jebitok trip and fall during a 1500 meter heat on August 2. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Dutch runner Sifan Hassan began her bid for an unprecedented distance triple crown on Monday, and it got off to a wild start.

With a lap to go in Hassan's 1,500 meter heat, the runner in front of her tripped and fell. Hassan then fell over her, and it looked like her attempt to make history was in peril.

Kenyan runner Edinah Jebitok falls, tripping Sifan Hassan during a 1500 meter heat on Monday.
Kenyan runner Edinah Jebitok falls, tripping Sifan Hassan during a 1500 meter heat on Monday. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)

But Hassan was able to quickly get back up and start running. Then she turned on the jets.

As the heat drew to its close, she had surpassed most of the field. By the final leg, she was, somehow, back in contention.

Sifan Hassan crosses the line to finish first during a 1500 meter heat on Monday.
Sifan Hassan crosses the line to finish first during a 1500 meter heat on Monday. (Phil Noble/Reuters)

In the final steps, Hassan surged ahead and managed to win the heat in a photo finish. She ran the 1500 meters — just under a mile — in 4:05.17, despite falling midway through.

Hassan will go for her first gold medal tonight in Tokyo in the women's 5,000 meter final.

Sifan Hassan smiles after finishing a 1500 meter heat on Monday.
Sifan Hassan smiles after finishing a 1500 meter heat on Monday. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)

8:49 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021

Kanoa Igarashi says the Olympics are helping bring Japan together

From CNN's Coy Wire in Tokyo

Silver medal-winning surfer Kanoa Igarashi is one of the faces of the 2020 Olympics, his image splashed across Japanese newspapers and on gift bags at souvenir shops.

Igarashi said he didn't realize how sporting events can bring people together "until this week."

"Sport just brings everyone together" he said.

Watch his conversation with CNN's Coy Wire:

10:19 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021

The Refugee Olympic Team feels more relevant than ever

From CNN's George Ramsay in Tokyo

The Refugee Olympic Team, established by the International Olympic Committee, is comprised of athletes from 11 different countries, living and training in 13 host countries.

This year, with the Games taking place amid the Covid-19 pandemic, their stories and their inclusion in the Olympic movement feel more relevant than ever, according to Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

"We've all shared hardship and deprivation and separation from loved ones; we've all lived through a sort of collective exile," Grandi tells CNN Sport.
"All these young men and women, in addition to Covid, have behind them a history of deprivation, separation from loved ones, real, physical exile. Somehow they carried a double symbolism in that entrance in the Olympic Stadium (for the Opening Ceremony of the Games)."

Read more about the Refugee Olympic Team here:

3:58 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021

Belarusian sprinter in Tokyo: "I am afraid that I might be jailed in Belarus"

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya is seen at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, on August 1. 
Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya is seen at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, on August 1.  (Issei Kato/Reuters)

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya said she fears arrest if she returns to her home country, in an interview with Belarusian sports news site Tribuna on Sunday.

Timanovskaya is currently in limbo in Tokyo after what she described as an attempt to forcibly return her to Minsk.

“I am afraid that I might be jailed in Belarus,” she said, speaking from Tokyo’s Haneda airport. “I am not afraid of being fired or kicked out of the national team. I'm concerned about my safety. And I think that at the moment it is not safe for me in Belarus. I didn't do anything, but they deprived me of the right to participate in the 200 meter race and wanted to send me home.”

Timanovskaya did not detail exactly what she feared she would be jailed over, but her fear of reprisal comes after she spoke out against national sporting authorities.

In an Instagram post on July 30, she said that she had been included on a list to compete in the 4x400 meter relay without her consent.

Timanovskaya told Tribuna that she was “outraged” and that doing so was “a complete disrespect” because it is a distance she had never competed in before. After recording a video on Instagram venting her frustrations, she said that “they [team officials] started calling me with threats and demanding to delete the video if I want to go ahead in sports."

"At first, I refused to delete it for a long time, but then I did it, so that they stop calling me," she said in the video.

Timanovskaya told the news site that an official from her national team went to her room on Sunday afternoon and told her to report to the airport in a matter of hours. After that, she said a psychologist came to speak with her in a way she described as “nonsense.”

She said she deliberately packed her belongings slowly while she was checked on every 10 minutes to see if she was ready to leave, and in the meantime, she corresponded with her husband and relatives.

“We thought about what to do, where to apply. We decided that I would come to the airport, and then I would go to the police. That is what I finally did,” she told Tribuna.

She said Yuri Moisevich, the head coach of the national athletics team, told her that “this issue is no longer at the level of the federation [of athletics], neither at the level of the Ministry of Sports, but at a higher level. That I should be eliminated from the Olympics, returned home, because I am in the way of the team performing.”

In response to a statement from the Belarusian National Olympic Committee alleging that she was withdrawn from the competition due to doctors’ evaluation of her “emotional and psychological state,” she said: “No doctors came up to me. No one examined me.”

She added: “I have a good psychological state, even despite the fact that such a situation was going on. I am holding up normally, I have no health problems, no traumas, no mental issues. I was ready to run.”

 

7:46 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021

Katie Ledecky cements her status as Olympic legend

From CNN's Coy Wire and Homero De La Fuente

US swimmer Katie Ledecky competes in the 800m freestyle final on July 31.
US swimmer Katie Ledecky competes in the 800m freestyle final on July 31. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Katie Ledecky added two gold and two silver medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to seal her legendary status as she became the only US Olympian in history with six individual golds.

Ledecky sat down with CNN to talk about her path to the games and what she’s looking forward to when she gets back home.

“I’m just going to enjoy spending time with my family and friends and telling them all the stories and can’t wait to get back to the U.S and just give them a big hug,” said Ledecky. 

The 10-time Olympic medallist, who became the fourth swimmer in history to win gold in an individual discipline in three-straight Olympics, also talked about how she deals with the stress that comes with her success.

“I try to just stay focused on my own goals and try not to let expectations get to me too much, swimming is not the only thing I enjoy doing, I’m passionate about other things as well,” Ledecky says. “There’s so much more to life than swimming and the Olympics and the people around me remind me of that.”

 

Watch here:

11:15 a.m. ET, August 1, 2021

Sunday saw 26 gold medals awarded at the Tokyo Olympics

China's Chen Yufei holds her singles badminton gold medal on August 1.
China's Chen Yufei holds her singles badminton gold medal on August 1. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

Italy took home two gold medals in a thrilling day of track and field, with Gianmarco Tamberi winning in men's high jump and Lamont Marcell Jacobs edging out the competition to earn the country's first ever men's 100m crown.

Here is a full list of the gold medal winners from Sunday:

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Men's Floor Exercise: Artem Dolgopyat, Israel
  • Women's Vault: Rebeca Andrade, Brazil
  • Men's Pommel Horse: Max Whitlock, Great Britain
  • Women's Uneven Bars: Nina Derwael, Belgium

Athletics

  • Women's Shot Put: Gong Lijiao, China
  • Men's High Jump: Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi, Italy
  • Women's Triple Jump: Yulimar Rojas, Venezuela
  • Men's 100m: Lamont Marcell Jacobs, Italy

Badminton

  • Women's Singles: Chen Yufei, China

Cycling BMX Freestyle

  • Women's Park: Charlotte Worthington, Great Britain
  • Men's Park: Logan Martin, Australia

Diving

  • Women's 3m Springboard: Shi Tingmao, China

Fencing

  • Men's Foil Team: France

Golf

  • Men's Individual Stroke Play: Xander Schauffele, United States

Sailing

  • Men's One Person Dinghy-Laser: Matt Wearn, Australia
  • Women's One Person Dinghy-Laser Radial: Anne-Marie Rindom, Denmark

Swimming

  • Men's 50m Freestyle: Caeleb Dressel, United States
  • Women's 50m Freestyle: Emma McKeon, Australia
  • Men's 1500m Freestyle: Robert Finke, United States
  • Women's 4 X 100m Medley Relay: Australia
  • Men's 4 X 100m Medley Relay: United States

Tennis

  • Women's Doubles: Barbora Krejcikova/Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic
  • Men's Singles: Alexander Zverev, Germany
  • Mixed Doubles: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Andrey Rublev, Russian Olympic Committee

Weightlifting

  • Women's 76kg: Neisi Patricia Dajomes Barrera, Ecuador