August 6 Tokyo 2020 Olympics news and results

By Joshua Berlinger, Aditi Sangal, Ben Morse, Ben Church and Adam Renton, CNN

Updated 12:01 a.m. ET, August 7, 2021
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10:25 a.m. ET, August 6, 2021

China’s Liu Shiying wins javelin gold with first throw

From CNN’s Aleks Klosok

China's Liu Shiying competes in the javelin throw final on August 6.
China's Liu Shiying competes in the javelin throw final on August 6. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Liu Shiying is the new women’s Olympic javelin champion after her first attempt in Friday’s final was enough to secure the gold medal.

The 27-year-old, who threw a season’s best 66.34 meters, adds the Olympic title to her Asian Games gold and 2019 World Championship silver medal.

China have now won 36 gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

 "It means a lot to me and my country. I want to thank everyone, my team, my country and also my parents," Liu said. “2020 was a very difficult year for me because of the injury and of the pandemic, but I got all the support and encouragement from all of them," she added.

She also said she was "very satisfied" with her performance.

"The most difficult thing for me was to have a breakthrough on my mind, although I improved my technique. But I didn’t have the opportunity to perform and get a better form (before)," she said.

Poland’s Maria Andrejczyk won silver with a throw of 64.61 meters with Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Barber taking bronze with 64.56m, her best performance of the season.

10:05 a.m. ET, August 6, 2021

Elaine Thompson-Herah wins third gold in Tokyo as Jamaica seals women's 4 x 100 meter title

From CNN’s Aleks Klosok

From left, Jamaica's Shericka Jackson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Briana Williams and Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrate after winning the gold medal in the 4 x 100-meter relay on August 6.
From left, Jamaica's Shericka Jackson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Briana Williams and Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrate after winning the gold medal in the 4 x 100-meter relay on August 6. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Elaine Thompson-Herah won her third gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Jamaica set a new national record to win the women’s 4 x 100 meter title on Friday. 

Friday’s gold is Thompson-Herah’s fifth gold medal overall – the only woman to win more is American Allyson Felix with six golds.

The Jamaica quartet of Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, Shericka Jackson and Briana Williams posted a time of 41.02 seconds.

Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Shericka Jackson finished 1-2-3 in the women’s 100 meter final last Saturday.

With gold, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce become just the fourth female athlete to win at least eight Olympic medals. 

The United States, who had been bidding to win gold in this event for a third consecutive time, ran a season’s best time of 41.45 to claim silver.

Great Britain won bronze in 41.88 seconds.

9:50 a.m. ET, August 6, 2021

Friday is the hottest day in Tokyo of the year

From CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward

South Korea's Kim Sunwoo, left, cools her head with an ice pack during the modern pentathlon on August 6.
South Korea's Kim Sunwoo, left, cools her head with an ice pack during the modern pentathlon on August 6. (Marijan Murat/Picture Alliance/Getty Images)

Tokyo reached 34.8° C — or 94.6° F — on Friday, the hottest day of the Olympics so far and the hottest day of the year.

The heat combined with oppressive humidity yielded a heat index over 40° C, which is 104° F, through the afternoon.  

This year's average high temperature during the games has been 33° C, or 91° F, two degrees above the average temperature for this time of the year — and, notably, two degrees above what the average max temperature would have been if the games were held on schedule last year.

9:26 a.m. ET, August 6, 2021

Janja Garnbret becomes first Olympic women's sport climbing champion

From CNN's Ben Church in London

Slovenia's Janja Garnbret competes in the sport climbing combined final on August 6.
Slovenia's Janja Garnbret competes in the sport climbing combined final on August 6. (Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Janja Garnbret became the first women's sport climbing Olympic champion after dominating the all-around competition on Friday.

The Slovenian, 22, was the hot favorite as the sport made its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 and she certainly didn't disappoint.

After a steady start in the speed climbing leg, she was the runaway winner in both the bouldering and lead disciplines.

Japan's Miho Nonaka and Akiyo Noguchi took silver and bronze respectively but neither could get close to Garnbret, who cemented herself as the best female climber in the world.

Garnbret spoke to CNN Sport ahead of the Games as she prepared for her first Olympics. Read more HERE.

9:25 a.m. ET, August 6, 2021

Allyson Felix is now the most decorated woman in Olympic track and field history

USA's Allyson Felix reacts after winning the bronze medal in the 400m on August 6.
USA's Allyson Felix reacts after winning the bronze medal in the 400m on August 6. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

With a bronze medal win in the 400 meter race, Allyson Felix has become the most decorated female track and field Olympian.

Felix has 10 medals across 5 Olympic games, matching Carl Lewis' US record.

She ran a 49.46, her second-fastest time ever. That was 0.05 seconds faster than the time she ran to win silver in Rio 2016.

The road to Tokyo has not been easy. Felix is an Olympic veteran used to pristine training conditions, but the last year has been very different. She trained on empty soccer fields and beaches.

Felix’s two-year-old daughter Camryn has also made a few appearances on the track as the Olympian has juggled motherhood and training.

“Having a young daughter at home, that’s a whole new world,” she told CNN previously. “It’s given me a different motivation.”

9:11 a.m. ET, August 6, 2021

Faith Kipyegon retains women's 1,500 meters title with Olympic record run

By CNN's Ben Morse in London

Kenya's Faith Kipyegon wins the gold medal in the women's 1,500 meters on August 6.
Kenya's Faith Kipyegon wins the gold medal in the women's 1,500 meters on August 6. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Faith Kipyegon of Kenya retained her women's 1,500 meters Olympic title with a blistering Olympic record run on Friday.

The Kenyan runner finished with a time of 3:53.11, a wide margin ahead of Team GB's Laura Muir in second.

Sifan Hassan took bronze for the Netherlands.

Kipyegon, who won gold in the 1500m at the 2016 Rio Olympics, also won gold in the event at the 2017 World Championships.

Hassan won the 5,000 meters at the Tokyo 2020 Games, making her the first Dutchwoman with an Olympic medal in a long-distance event.

8:52 a.m. ET, August 6, 2021

World record holder Joshua Cheptegei wins 5,000 meter gold

From CNN’s Aleks Klosok in London

Joshua Cheptegei of Team Uganda leads the field in the men's 5000 meter final on August 6.
Joshua Cheptegei of Team Uganda leads the field in the men's 5000 meter final on August 6. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei came from behind to win gold in the men’s 5,000 meter on Friday.

The world record holder became the first ever athlete to win the race having finished runner up in the 10,000 meter event.

The 24-year-old secured the silver medal position in the 10,000 meter event last Friday, finishing runner up to Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega.

Great Britain’s Mo Farah had been the defending champion in both the 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter events but failed to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed captured the silver medal with American Paul Chelimo snatched bronze ahead of Kenya's Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli.

5:57 p.m. ET, August 6, 2021

Shaunae Miller-Uibo retains gold in women's 400m as Allyson Felix gets 10th Olympic medal

From CNN's Ben Morse in London

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Team Bahamas reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 400 meter final on August 6.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Team Bahamas reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's 400 meter final on August 6. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas retained the women's 400 meter title in impressive fashion, as Team USA's Allyson Felix won bronze -- the 10th Olympic medal of her career.

With those ten medals, Felix passes Jamaican Merlene Ottey-Page for the most career Olympic medals by a female track athlete.

Silver went to Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic.

Coming into the final, the starting eight were as impressive as we've seen, with Felix -- an Olympic legend -- and reigning champion Miller-Uibo headlining the group.

After an even first 200 meters, Miller-Uibo turned on the style.

An extremely strong back half of the race propelled her far in front of Paulino in second, allowing her to cruise over the line with a time of 48.36.

Paulino set a national record of 49.20, while Felix finished with a time of 49.46.

Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified the country Shaunae Miller-Uibo's was representing. Miller-Uibo was representing the Bahamas.

8:44 a.m. ET, August 6, 2021

Greece pulls off major upset over Hungary to make first-ever water polo final

By CNN's Homero De la Fuente in Atlanta

An overview shows Hungary's Viktor Nagy conceding a goal to Greece during the men's water polo semi-final match on August 6.
An overview shows Hungary's Viktor Nagy conceding a goal to Greece during the men's water polo semi-final match on August 6. Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images

It was a battle of David vs. Goliath as underdog Greece did the unlikely and beat nine-time gold-medal winner Hungary in the semifinal match of the men's water polo. 

The Greeks, who are ranked second in the world, came into the match with four wins and one draw so far at the Olympics, with one of those coming against Hungary in the Group A preliminary matches. 

Hungary, who won three-straight medals between 2000 and 2008, had a chance for revenge but never led in the semifinal, eventually losing 6-9. 

Greece are now guaranteed their first-ever medal in water polo. It faces Serbia in the gold medal match on Sunday.

"History has been written,” said Greece's Konstantinos Genidounias. "The only thing that remains to be seen is if it's going to be in gold letters or silver letters.”