August 7 Tokyo 2020 Olympics news and results

By John Sinnott, Ben Church, George Ramsay, Sana Noor Haq, Joshua Berlinger, Brett McKeehan and Adrienne Vogt, CNN

Updated 12:01 a.m. ET, August 8, 2021
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10:29 a.m. ET, August 7, 2021

Jessica Springsteen wins silver medal after "wild" equestrian team jumping final

Jessica Springsteen of Team USA rides horse Don Juan Van De Donkhoeve during the Jumping Team Final at the Equestrian Park on the fifteenth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on August 7, in Tokyo.
Jessica Springsteen of Team USA rides horse Don Juan Van De Donkhoeve during the Jumping Team Final at the Equestrian Park on the fifteenth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on August 7, in Tokyo. Mike Egerton/PA Images/Getty Images

Talk about "born to jump." Jessica Springsteen — the daughter of American rock star Bruce — helped her team nab silver in the team jumping final at Equestrian Park at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Saturday.

The 29-year-old Springsteen said she called her family after medaling alongside her teammates Laura Kraut and McLain Ward.

“I FaceTimed them really quick. They were all screaming, I don’t think we understood anything," she said.
“Just saw their team USA gear; there was just lots of shouting. I couldn’t make a lot out but I know that they’re so excited.”

Sweden won gold in the jump-off, and Springsteen said the experience was "wild."

"You definitely start to get the jitters," she said. "But it was also super exciting. My horse jumped it beautifully. And we really gave it our all out there.”

10:56 a.m. ET, August 7, 2021

ROC's Abdulrashid Sadulaev wins gold in men's wrestling 97kg freestyle

 Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev competes against Kyle Snyder of Team United States during the Men's Freestyle 97kg Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on August 7, in Tokyo.
 Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev competes against Kyle Snyder of Team United States during the Men's Freestyle 97kg Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on August 7, in Tokyo. Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Russian Olympic Committee's Abdulrashid Sadulaev beat USA's Kyle Frederick Snyder on Saturday to win the gold medal in the men's wrestling 97kg freestyle event. 

Nicknamed "The Russian Tank," this is the second Olympic gold for the 25-year-old. He also won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Snyder became a double Olympic medalist as well by winning the silver medal, and Italy's Abraham de Jesus Conyedo Ruano won bronze.

9:42 a.m. ET, August 7, 2021

Japan beats US to win first-ever gold medal in baseball

Team Japan celebrate with their manager Atsunori Inaba after the gold medal baseball game against the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on August 7,  in Yokohama, Japan.
Team Japan celebrate with their manager Atsunori Inaba after the gold medal baseball game against the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on August 7, in Yokohama, Japan. Sue Ogrocki/AP

Japan won its first ever Olympic gold medal in baseball after shutting out the United States 2-0 at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on Saturday.

Japan is the first host nation to win gold in baseball at the Olympic Games and the second host to medal in the sport. US won bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

The US claimed its fourth Olympic baseball medal after winning silver. 

This was the first Olympic gold medal game between the two nations.

Dominican Republic took bronze after defeating South Korea 10-6.

11:39 a.m. ET, August 7, 2021

India wins first Olympic gold medal in men’s javelin

From CNN's Hannah Ritchie and Sana Noor Haq

Neeraj Chopra of India reacts while competing in the javelin throw final on Saturday.
Neeraj Chopra of India reacts while competing in the javelin throw final on Saturday. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

India took home its first gold medal for the Tokyo 2020 Games, after Neeraj Chopra won the men's javelin on Saturday.

Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely, both from the Czech Republic, won the silver and bronze medals. 

Chopra won the event with a throw of 87.58m. 

"In athletics, it is the first time we have gold, so it's a proud moment for me and my country," the 23-year-old Chopra told reporters.
"In the qualification round, I threw very well so I knew I could do better in the final. I didn't know it would be gold but I am very happy," he added.

India has now taken home seven medals in total at Tokyo 2020: one gold, two silver and four bronze. 

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, general secretary of India's opposition Indian National Congress party, congratulated Chopra on his victory.

11:42 a.m. ET, August 7, 2021

Allyson Felix becomes most decorated US track and field athlete in Olympics history

From CNN's Hannah Ritchie

American Allyson Felix reacts after winning gold in the 4x400 meter relay final on Saturday.
American Allyson Felix reacts after winning gold in the 4x400 meter relay final on Saturday. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Team USA's Allyson Felix won her 11th Olympic medal and seventh gold, becoming the most decorated US track and field athlete in Olympics history, after the United States won gold in the women’s 400m sprint relay Saturday.

Felix overtook sprint legend Carl Lewis' haul of 10 medals. She remains one short of Finland's Paavo Nurmi all-time track and field record of 12 medals.

The US team of Felix, Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu stormed away to the win, with Poland taking home the silver with a national record and Jamaica securing the bronze.

"The first was a very, very long time ago [in Athens 2004] when everything was new," the 35-year-old Felix told reporters. "And this one everything is different but in a good way. I am so pleased it was running with these amazing women."

Clarification: This post has been updated to reflect that Felix is the most decorated US track and field athlete.

9:23 a.m. ET, August 7, 2021

Germany's modern pentathlon coach disqualified from Olympics for hitting horse

From CNN's Gawon Bae, Hannah Ritchie and Ben Church

Annika Schleu of Germany, seen on the horse, Saint Boy, as the horse refuses to jump during the women's modern pentathlon on August 6, in Tokyo.
Annika Schleu of Germany, seen on the horse, Saint Boy, as the horse refuses to jump during the women's modern pentathlon on August 6, in Tokyo. Marijan Murat/dpa/Getty Images

Germany's modern pentathlon coach Kim Raisner has been disqualified from Tokyo 2020 for hitting a horse, the Modern Pentathlon Federation (UIPM) said in a statement on Saturday.

The incident occurred as Raisner was trying to assist German modern pentathlete Annika Schleu on Friday, ahead of her show jumping round in the women's event.

Schleu was seen visibly struggling to control Saint Boy, the horse she had been randomly assigned to jump with.

Athletes only have 20 minutes to bond with their horse before competing.

Raisner could be heard on TV telling Schleu to hit the horse to get Saint Boy to behave. Raisner was then seen hitting the horse once above his back leg. 

"The UIPM Executive Board has given a black card to the Germany team coach Kim Raisner, disqualifying her from the remainder of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games," the UIPM said.

"The EB reviewed video footage that showed Ms Raisner appearing to strike the horse Saint Boy, ridden by Annika Schleu (GER), with her fist during the Riding discipline of the Women's Modern Pentathlon competition."

Read more about it HERE.

9:20 a.m. ET, August 7, 2021

ROC's Svetlana Romashina captures seventh career gold medal after artistic swimming team win

From CNN's Wayne Sterling

Svetlana Romashina of the Russian Olympic Committee, center, celebrates victory with her teammates after they won gold in the team artistic swimming final.
Svetlana Romashina of the Russian Olympic Committee, center, celebrates victory with her teammates after they won gold in the team artistic swimming final. Alexey Filippov/Sputnik via AP

Svetlana Romashina claime her seventh Olympic gold medal after the Russian Olympic Committee won the women's artistic swimming team free routine with a total score of 196.0979 points.

The 31-year-old becomes the seventh woman to win at least seven gold medals in a summer sport at the Olympic Games.

Romashina is also the fourth athlete to win at least seven Olympic gold medals without ever claiming silver or bronze, after track and field athletes Usain Bolt of Jamaica (eight) and the USA's Ray Ewry (eight) and swimmer Caeleb Dressel (seven).  

China finished with 193.5310 to take silver and Ukraine had 190.3018 to claim bronze.

9:42 a.m. ET, August 7, 2021

Tokyo reports more than 4,500 new coronavirus cases

From Arthur Syin in Tokyo and Hannah Ritchie in London

Tokyo reported 4,566 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. 

It’s the fourth day in a row that Tokyo has reported over 4,000 new daily infections. 

The cumulative total of Covid-19 cases in Japan surpassed the 1 million mark on Friday, with cases now totaling 1,002,287.

Tokyo 2020 reported 22 new Covid-19 cases linked to the Olympic Games Saturday, increasing the total number of cases from the Games up to 409 since July 1.

The Tokyo metropolitan area is currently under a state of emergency, which will stay in place until August 31. 

9:45 a.m. ET, August 7, 2021

Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen takes gold in men's 1500m, setting a new Olympic record

From CNN's Hannah Ritchie

Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway reacts after winning gold in the 1500 meter final on Saturday.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway reacts after winning gold in the 1500 meter final on Saturday. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m on Saturday, setting Olympic and European records with a time of 3.28.32. 

Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya won silver and Josh Kerr of Great Britain took home bronze.

Ingebrigtsen’s victory marks the first time a European has won gold in the event since Spain’s Fermin Cacho in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Cheruiyot had been leading the race and was the pace setter for most of the event, with Ingebrigtsen trailing close behind. 

The 20-year-old Norwegian overtook Cheruiyot during the final lap to claim gold and set the new Olympic record.