August 2 Tokyo 2020 Olympics news and results

By Joshua Berlinger, Aditi Sangal and Adam Renton, CNN

Updated 12:01 a.m. ET, August 3, 2021
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9:31 p.m. ET, August 2, 2021

Denmark's Viktor Axelsen made history with his badminton gold

From CNN's May Lee

Denmark's Viktor Axelsen waves to the crowd during a medal ceremony on Monday.
Denmark's Viktor Axelsen waves to the crowd during a medal ceremony on Monday. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

Denmark's Viktor Axelsen made history in Tokyo on Monday, becoming the first player from outside of Asia to win Olympic gold in men's singles badminton in more than 20 years.

Axelsen's fellow Dane Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen, who took gold at the Atlanta Games in 1996, was the last non-Asian winner.

Here's who has taken gold in the event since:

  • 2000: Ji Xinpeng, China
  • 2004: Taufik Hidayat, Indonesia
  • 2008: Lin Dan, China
  • 2012: Lin Dan, China
  • 2016: Chen Long, China

Axelsen won bronze in the event at Rio 2016.

6:29 p.m. ET, August 2, 2021

The words you'll need to know to watch these new Olympic sports 

From CNN's Neelam Bohra and Radhika Marya

The Tokyo Olympics have marked the return of fan-favorite events like swimming and gymnastics. But viewers also are being treated to a number of sports — such as karate, skateboarding and sport climbing — new to the Games.

And to better understand and enjoy these sports, casual viewers may need to learn some new sports terms.

Here are some of those sports terms:

Sport climbing: Three types of sport climbing events will take place in Tokyospeed climbing, where two climbers compete to make it to the top of a wall first; lead climbing, where athletes climb as high as they possibly can within a specified time, and bouldering, where climbers follow fixed routes within a specified time. Common phrases you might hear mentioned across the three events include:

  • Problem: A climber's term for a bouldering route.
  • Crux: The crux of a climbing route is considered its most difficult section.
  • Crimp: A small climbing hold, done by wrapping the thumb over the index finger in a kind of pinching motion.
  • Bridging: A climber in a corner might spread their legs so that each foot touches a separate wall. A bridge refers to a climber's legs, and bridging refers to the act of balancing by doing the splits.
  • Dyno: Short for dynamic, it describes a difficult move that involves jumping between holds and breaking contact with the wall completely.
  • Deadpoint: The moment in a dynamic move where the climber grabs a hold while moving between upwards acceleration and falling back down to the ground.
  • Flag: Sticking a leg out against a wall for balance.
  • Smearing: A climbing move that employs the wall, rather than holds, on a route. It involves smearing a foot down a wall to gain momentum in the absence of a foothold.
  • Pumped: A sign that a climber is weakened or in pain. It refers to bulging forearms that are pumped full of blood during a more grueling climb.

Skateboarding: This sport is new to this year's Olympics. The men and women's street events were held last week, with the park events taking place this week. Unlike street skating, where skaters navigate stairs, handrails, benches and other obstacles typically found in urban streetscapes, the park events feature riders tackling a hollowed-out course of curves and bowl-shaped ramps. Here are some key skateboarding terms to keep in mind, according to the San Francisco Exploratorium's skateboard science glossary.

  • Deck: The flat part of the skateboard a rider stands on.
  • Bail: When a skateboarder falls or decides in mid-air to not land a trick.
  • Bank: Any kind of incline used for a trick.
  • Fakie: Skating backwards.
  • Goofy-footed: Riding with the right foot at the front of the board (instead of the left foot, which is more common).
  • Grind: Scraping the board's axles on any kind of railing or curve.
  • Ollie: A jump that starts with the rider tapping the tail of the board on the ground. It's the basis of most tricks in skateboarding.
  • Kickflip: A variation of the Ollie where the skater kicks the board into a spin before landing on it.
  • Noseslide: Sliding the underside of the nose end of the board across the edge or lip of an obstacle.
  • Tailslide: Sliding the underside of the board's tail end across the edge of an obstacle.

Read more sports terms here.

1:57 p.m. ET, August 2, 2021

Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn gushes after Daddy Yankee praises her historic Olympic win

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico celebrates as she finishes first in the 100-meter hurdles final on August 2.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico celebrates as she finishes first in the 100-meter hurdles final on August 2. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, the country's second woman to win an Olympic medal, has much to celebrate today — not only did she win gold in the 100 meter hurdles, she also got a shoutout from reggaeton star Daddy Yankee.

"Congratulations on that gold medal. Thank you for representing our island so highly. Worthy representation!" Daddy Yankee said in an Instagram post, which was translated from Spanish.

Daddy Yankee's surprising mention stunned Camacho-Quinn, who tweeted, "Do yall understand how that feels?"

Camacho-Quinn won the women's 100 meter hurdles, with a time of 12.37 seconds. 

She claimed Puerto Rico’s first medal of these Olympics. It’s the country’s second-ever Olympic track and field medal, and its first gold medal in a track and field event.  

11:48 a.m. ET, August 2, 2021

China headlines Monday's Olympic gold medal winners

Cuba's Luis Orta Sanchez celebrates winning gold in the Greco-Roman 60-kilogram final on August 2.
Cuba's Luis Orta Sanchez celebrates winning gold in the Greco-Roman 60-kilogram final on August 2. Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Monday saw a blitz of Chinese success as the country won five of 20 gold medals up for grabs, including men's rings, women's team cycling sprint and both weightlifting finals of the day.

Here are the latest winners of gold at this year's Olympics:

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Men's Rings: Liu Yang, China
  • Women's Floor Exercise: Jade Carey, United States
  • Men's Vault: Shin Jea-hwan, South Korea

Track and Field

  • Men's Long Jump: Miltiadis Tentoglou, Greece
  • Women's 100-meter Hurdles: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Puerto Rico
  • Women's Discus Throw: Valarie Allman, United States
  • Men's 3000-meter Steeplechase: Soufiane El Bakkali, Morocco
  • Women's 5000 meters: Sifan Hassan, Netherlands

Badminton

  • Women's Doubles: Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu, Indonesia
  • Men's Singles: Viktor Axelsen, Denmark

Cycling

  • Women's Team Sprint: China

Equestrian

  • Eventing Jumping Team: Great Britain
  • Eventing Individual Jumping: Julia Krajewski, Germany

Shooting

  • Men's 25-meter Rapid Fire Pistol: Jean Quiquampoix, France
  • Men's 50-meter Rifle 3 Positions: Zhang Changhong, China 

Weightlifting

  • Women's 87kg: Wang Zhouyu, China
  • Women's +87kg: Li Wenwen, China

Wrestling

  • Men's Greco-Roman 60kg: Luis Orta Sanchez, Cuba
  • Men's Greco-Roman 130kg: Mijain Lopez Nunez, Cuba
  • Women's Freestyle 76kg: Aline Rotter Focken, Germany
10:47 a.m. ET, August 2, 2021

History-making Turkish athlete hopes Olympics medal will ease wildfire pain

From CNN’s Aleks Klosok

Turkey's Yasemin Adar celebrates after defeating Kyrgyzstan's Aiperi Medet Kyzy for the bronze in the 76kg freestyle wrestling match on August 2.
Turkey's Yasemin Adar celebrates after defeating Kyrgyzstan's Aiperi Medet Kyzy for the bronze in the 76kg freestyle wrestling match on August 2. Aaron Favila/AP

Turkey’s Yasemin Adar said she hoped her medal success at the Tokyo Games would bring “a glimpse of hope” to people back home currently experiencing serious wildfires.

Adar became her country’s first woman Olympic medalist in wrestling on Monday after winning bronze in the women’s freestyle 76kg category.

“I am thrilled that it’s the first for Turkey, and as a Turkish woman, I am very proud. I am very excited, very honored to be representing my country, and it means a lot more because our country is going through some rough times with the wildfires in many cities,” Adar said in comments posted by Tokyo 2020.

For the second straight day, more than 1,100 people have been evacuated by sea from the tourist hotspot of Bodrum to escape Turkey’s forest fires burning along the Mediterranean coast.

The death toll has increased to at least eight people killed on Sunday, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.

According to the Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Ministry, 111 fires have started across the country since July 28. Six fires are still burning in three different cities, the ministry said.

“My tears are a mixture of joy and sadness because of what is going on in Turkey. My biggest happiness is to give Turkish people a glimpse of hope and happiness with my medal,” Adar added.

You can read more about the wildfires here.

10:08 a.m. ET, August 2, 2021

American Valarie Allman wins women's discus gold in Olympic debut

From CNN's Wayne Sterling

American Valarie Allman celebrates after winning gold in the discus throw on August 2.
American Valarie Allman celebrates after winning gold in the discus throw on August 2. David J. Phillip/AP

In her Olympic debut, American Valarie Allman won the gold medal in women's discus at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 68.98 meters on her first attempt.

This is the first gold in this Olympics for US Track and Field.

The US secures its 22nd gold medal of the Summer Games and the nation's 64th overall.

Germany's Kristin Pudenz threw a personal best 66.86 meters to take silver and Cuba's Yaime Perez earned bronze with 65.72 meters.

9:55 a.m. ET, August 2, 2021

Olympic records tumble as China’s Li Wenwen wins gold with a dominant display in weightlifting

From CNN’s Aleks Klosok

China's Li Wenwen celebrates during the +87-kilogram weightlifting event on August 2.
China's Li Wenwen celebrates during the +87-kilogram weightlifting event on August 2. Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images

China’s Li Wenwen posted a series of new Olympic records on the way to a dominant gold in the +87kg weightlifting category on Monday.

The 21-year-old set an Olympic record in the snatch (140kg) and clean and jerk (180kg) to post a new Olympic record total of 320kg.

Emily Campbell became the first British woman to win an Olympic weightlifting medal with silver, posting a total of 283kg, with United States’ Sarah Robles taking bronze with a total of 282kg.

10:01 a.m. ET, August 2, 2021

"Without coffee, I would never be Olympic champion": Sifan Hassan completes first step of quest for unprecedented treble

From CNN's Matias Grez in London

Sifan Hassan of Netherlands reacts as she wins gold in the 5000-meter final on August 2.
Sifan Hassan of Netherlands reacts as she wins gold in the 5000-meter final on August 2. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Sifan Hassan obliterated the rest of the field to win gold in the women's 5000 meter final and complete the first leg of her historic treble attempt.

The Dutch runner is aiming to become the first athlete in Olympic history to win the 1500 meter, 5000 meter and 10000 meter gold at a single Games.

Hassan broke away from her competitors on the final lap and never looked like she was in trouble, finishing almost two seconds ahead of Kenya's Hellen Obiri in second to claim her first Olympic title.

Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay clinched the bronze medal.

Hassan also becomes the first Dutchwoman to win an Olympic medal in a long distance event.

It's been an action-packed day for Hassan, who fell earlier on Monday in the 1500 meter heats and had to make up more than 20 meters on the field before eventually winning the race.

"I can't believe it. I used all my energy this morning and I was kind of tired," she said after winning gold. "I couldn't believe what happened. It was terrible when I tripped.

"I felt terrible afterwards and I never thought I am going to be Olympic champion.

"It has been an amazing day. When I fell down and had to jump up, I felt like I was using so much energy. I couldn't believe the feelings in my legs. All the energy seemed to leave me.

Before the race here, I didn't even care. I was so tired. Without coffee, I would never be Olympic champion. I needed all the caffeine.

"I was so scared I wasn't going to do it."

9:37 a.m. ET, August 2, 2021

Morocco's Soufiane El Bakkali wins men's 3000 meters steeplechase gold

From CNN's Wayne Sterling

Morocco's Soufiane El Bakkali celebrates winning gold in the 3000-meter steeplechase on August 2.
Morocco's Soufiane El Bakkali celebrates winning gold in the 3000-meter steeplechase on August 2. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali won the men's 3000-meter steeplechase gold in 8:08.90 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. El Bakkali finished fourth in this competition at the 2016 Rio Games

The 25-year-old becomes the second man to win an Olympic medal for Morocco in this competition – after Ali Ezzine won bronze in 2000.

Ethiopia's Lamecha Girma took silver and Kenyan Benjamin Kigen earned bronze. 

Kenya was looking to win the men's 3000m steeplechase for the 10th straight time.