August 4 Tokyo 2020 Olympics news and results

By Joshua Berlinger, Aditi Sangal and Adam Renton, CNN

Updated 12:02 a.m. ET, August 5, 2021
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12:02 a.m. ET, August 5, 2021

Portugal's Pedro Pichardo takes gold in men's triple jump

Pedro Pichardo of Portugal competes in the triple jump final on August 5.
Pedro Pichardo of Portugal competes in the triple jump final on August 5. David J. Phillip/AP

Portugal's Pedro Pichardo won gold in the men's triple jump final.

Pichardo's 17.98 meter jump is a new national record. China's Zhu Yaming jumped a personal best 17.57 meters to win silver.

Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango won bronze in 17.47 to claim his country's first-ever Olympic medal.

American Will Claye, who won silver in this event at the 2012 London Games and 2016 Rio Games, missed out on the podium by 3 centimeters.

This post has been updated to correct Hugues Fabrice Zango's nationality.

12:02 a.m. ET, August 5, 2021

American Ryan Crouser takes gold again in men's shot put

American Ryan Crouser competes in the shot put final on August 5.
American Ryan Crouser competes in the shot put final on August 5. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Ryan Crouser has won the gold medal in shot put, smashing his own Olympic record that he set at the Rio 2016 Games in the process.

Crouser threw 23.30 meters, just 0.07 meters short of the world record he set in June. He set the previous Olympic record at Rio 2016 with a 22.52 meter throw.

Fellow American Joe Kovacs took silver and New Zealand's Tomas Walsh claimed bronze.

All three men claimed the same medals in the event five in Rio five years ago.

11:32 p.m. ET, August 4, 2021

Jamaica's Hansle Parchment wins gold in men’s 110m hurdles, defeating USA's Grant Holloway

From CNN's Seamus Fagan

Jamaica's Hansle Parchment, center, celebrates winning the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles alongside silver medalist Grant Holloway of the United States and bronze medalist Ronald Levy of Jamaica on August 5.
Jamaica's Hansle Parchment, center, celebrates winning the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles alongside silver medalist Grant Holloway of the United States and bronze medalist Ronald Levy of Jamaica on August 5. Francisco Seco/AP

Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment upset American Grant Holloway to win the men’s 110 meters hurdles at the Tokyo 2020 Games, earning gold with a time of 13.04 seconds.

Parchment, a bronze medalist at London 2012, becomes the eighth athlete to win two Olympic medals in this event.

Holloway, who was the favorite to win gold, narrowly took silver with a time of 13.09. Jamaica’s Ronald Levy clinched bronze in 13.10.

Jamaica is now the second nation to win the 110 meters hurdles in two successive Olympics.

11:25 p.m. ET, August 4, 2021

US men's 4x100 meters relay Olympic medal drought continues — 17 years and counting

From CNN's Jill Martin

The United States' Cravon Gillespie reacts after finishing sixth in a 4x100-meter relay heat on August 5.
The United States' Cravon Gillespie reacts after finishing sixth in a 4x100-meter relay heat on August 5. Francisco Seco/AP

The United States has won the men's 4x100 meters relay a record 15 times at the Olympic Games — but not since 2000 in Sydney. And the American men haven’t medaled in this event since winning silver in Athens in 2004.

That drought will continue. The Americans finished sixth in their heat Thursday and did not qualify for the final, extending their longest run ever without an Olympic medal in this event. 

The US men failed to finish the race in 2008 and were disqualified at the past two Olympic Games (2012 and 2016).

Jamaica, anchored by Usain Bolt, took gold in the event at Rio 2016.

11:05 p.m. ET, August 4, 2021

Games organizers report highest daily increase in Covid-19 cases linked to Tokyo Olympics

From CNN's Chandler Thornton

Tokyo 2020 organizers reported 31 new coronavirus cases linked to the Olympics on Thursday. This is the highest number of daily new infections linked to Games, bringing the total to 358.

One new athlete and resident of Tokyo's Olympic Village tested positive and was identified as another member of Greece's artistic swimming team. Six of its members have now tested positive for the virus, including one team official, according to the Hellenic Olympic Committee.

There have been 33 cases reported from the village as of Thursday. 

The Games is in its 13th day of official competition.

9:53 p.m. ET, August 4, 2021

Karate makes its debut at the Olympics

Judges watch North Macedonia's Puliksenija Jovanoska competes in the kata event of karate competition on August 5.
Judges watch North Macedonia's Puliksenija Jovanoska competes in the kata event of karate competition on August 5. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

Karate has made its Olympic debut in the country where it was invented.

The Olympics' first karate competition began Thursday morning in Tokyo at the Nippon Budokan. Karatekas will compete in two disciplines: kata, a choreographed demonstration of karate forms and moves against an imaginary opponent, and fighting, which is called kumite, for different weight classes.

Karate competition will continue through Saturday.

11:07 p.m. ET, August 4, 2021

Australia's Kieran Woolley knocks over cameraman during skateboard run

Kieran Woolley of Australia crashes into a cameraman during a park skateboarding preliminary round on August 5.
Kieran Woolley of Australia crashes into a cameraman during a park skateboarding preliminary round on August 5. Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Athletes aren't the only people putting their bodies on the line at this year's Tokyo Olympics.

Australia’s Kieran Woolley was spotted accidentally skating into a cameraman during his first qualifying heat in men's park. The cameraman appeared uninjured after Woolley checked on him.

Woolley scored a 82.69 during the heat.

The men's park final is expected to begin at 12:30 p.m. Tokyo time.

Woolley checks on the cameraman after the collision.
Woolley checks on the cameraman after the collision. Danielle Parhizkaran/USA TODAY Sports/Imagn

8:30 p.m. ET, August 4, 2021

Germany's Wellbrock and Italy's Paltrinieri join list of athletes to medal in swimming and marathon swimming 

From CNN’s Seamus Fagan

Germany's Florian Wellbrock and Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri pose for photos with their gold and bronze medals for the 10-kilometer swimming event on August 5.
Germany's Florian Wellbrock and Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri pose for photos with their gold and bronze medals for the 10-kilometer swimming event on August 5. Oliver Weiken/picture alliance via Getty Images

Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri have become the second and third athletes in Olympic history to medal in both swimming and marathon swimming at a single Olympic Games.

Wellbrock, a bronze medalist in the men’s 1,500 meter freestyle, won gold in the men’s marathon swimming 10 kilometers event, the Olympics’ longest swim, by upwards of 25 seconds, with a time of 1:48:33.7.

The German swimmer also becomes the first male marathon swimmer to win an Olympic medal as the reigning world champion in the event.

Paltrinieri, a silver medalist in the 800 meter freestyle, took bronze in 1:49:01.1. The Italian swimmer becomes the first Italian man to claim an Olympic medal in marathon swimming.

Hungary’s Kristof Rasovszky earned silver in 1:48:59.0.

8:02 p.m. ET, August 4, 2021

US BMX racer Connor Fields will be released from hospital in Tokyo following brain hemorrhage

From CNN's Jillian Martin

France's Romain Mahieu and the United States' Connor Fields crash during a BMX semifinal heat on July 30.
France's Romain Mahieu and the United States' Connor Fields crash during a BMX semifinal heat on July 30. Francois Nel/Getty Images

Olympic US BMX racer Connor Fields, who crashed in the third run of the men’s semifinals on Friday and sustained a brain hemorrhage, will be released from St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo on Thursday, according to Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, chief medical officer for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

Fields has been under the care of the USOPC, USA Cycling and local physicians, according to a release from USA Cycling.

He will return home to Henderson, Nevada, to start his rehabilitation and will be with family and friends, the release said.