Tokyo Olympics 2020

Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands lifts her cycle to celebrate her victory in women’s individual time trial event final at the Fuji International Speedway in Shizuoka. The 38-year-old three-time world champion ended her Olympic drought with a commanding win yesterday. Photo: REUTERS
Ireland’s Fintan Mc Carthy and Paul O’donovan pose after winning the lightweight men’s double sculls final at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo yesterday. Ireland delivered a gutsy performance as Rio silver medallist O’Donovan and team mate McCarthy broke away from Germany heading into the home stretch to claim gold in 6:06.43. It was Ireland’s first Olympic gold since 2012 and its first-ever in the sport. PHOTO: REUTERS
Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova of Slovakia celebrates after winning women’s trap gold at the Asaka Shooting Range with silver medalist Kayle Browning of the United States and bronze medalist Alessandra Perilli of San Marino. A silver medallist at the Beijing and London Games, 37-year-old Stefecekova had hit all 125 targets to storm into the final, where she shot 43 out of 50, one more than American Kayle Browning, who settled for the silver. Alessandra Perilli was justified in celebrating her bronze as if it were gold, having won San Marino’s first ever Olympic medal in Tokyo. PHOTO: REUTERS
Fiji players pray and celebrate following their win over New Zealand in the final of rugby sevens yesterday. The Fijians maintained their dominance of the Olympic event with a comprehensive 27-12 win, retaining the title they won in Rio five years ago. Argentina claimed the bronze with a 17-12 victory over Britain. Photo: TWITTER
Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic was in tears after beating Kazakh Elena Rybakina 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3 in a topsy-turvy semi-final. The victory will ensure a tennis medal for Switzerland for the fourth Olympic Games in a row, while Bencic will have a chance to be the first woman to win singles gold for the country. PHOTO: REUTERS