BMX rider Niek Kimmann with a crash

Ende of gold dreams for contender Alexander Bachmann in Taekwondo, disappointment for triathlete Laura Lindemann on the running track, and the German athletes did not fire accurately enough in the shooting either. On the fourth day of the final at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, there was no reason to cheer for Germany’s team in the first decisions. For this Alaska celebrates the first swimming gold.

Swim: The only 17 year old breaststroke swimmer Lydia Jacoby surprisingly won Olympic gold over 100 meters. The American prevailed over the South African Tatjana Schoenmaker and her compatriot and top favorite Lilly King. The British Tom Dean won the men’s 200 meter freestyle. The Australian Kaylee McKeown won the women’s 100 meter back in an Olympic record time of 57.47. In the men’s category, the Russian Evgeny Rylow won ahead of Kliment Kolesnikow, who is also from Russia. From a German point of view, Isabel Gose and Annika Bruhn failed in the semifinals of the 200 meter freestyle.

Taekwondo: Alexander Bachmann has lost his first fight and has to bury his gold dream. The Stuttgart was defeated in the round of 16 in the weight class over 80 kilograms to Kazakh Ruslan Schaparow with 7:11. The 27-year-old now has to hope that his opponent will reach the final. Then he should start again in the hope round and would still have the chance for bronze.

Triathlon: Laura Lindemann clearly missed a medal in the end. After a promising start, the third place in the 2020 World Cup crossed the finish line in eighth place and was 2:48 minutes behind Bermuda’s first Olympic champion Flora Duffy. Silver went to the British world champion Georgia Taylor-Brown, bronze went to the American Katie Zaferes. The second German starter Anabel Knoll from Ingolstadt finished 31st. The Ukrainian Julija Jelistratowa was excluded because of suspected doping.

Boxing: Heavyweight boxer Ammar Riad Abduljabbar from Hamburg has reached the quarter-finals at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In the weight class up to 91 kilograms, the 25-year-old defeated the Peruvian Jose Maria Lucar Jaimes unanimously on points. In the quarter-finals, the athlete who immigrated to Germany from Iraq will now face World and European Champion Muslim Gadschimagomedow from Russia on July 30th.

Shoot: Carina Wimmer and Christian Reitz were eliminated in the mixed with the air pistol in the qualification. With 571 rings, the 25-year-old Olympic debutante and the experienced Rio Olympic champion with the rapid-fire pistol only made it to twelfth place in the elimination – only the best eight teams made it through to the next round. China grabbed the first Olympic gold in this competition.

Corona: Two other athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus. A total of seven other new infections were found around the summer games, the organizers said. The number of positive tests relating to the games since recording began on July 1 has risen to 155.

BMX: The Dutchman Niek Kimmann collided violently with a marshal during training for the Olympic BMX race. The medalist was driving at high speed down the second straight of Tokyo’s Ariake Urban Sports Park when an official crossed the lane. A video of the crash was shared thousands of times on Twitter. “My knee is a little painful, but I’ll do my best. I hope the official is fine, ”tweeted the former world champion. Kimmann started his first BMX race on Thursday. German participants are not at the start.



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