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#tokyo 2020

# tokyo-2020 - Last year 2021

Ireland's Aidan Walsh presented with Olympic bronze medal
# Bittersweet
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# Bittersweet

Ireland's Aidan Walsh presented with Olympic bronze medal

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:20 PM 7,509 Views 3 Comments

The 24-year-old made it to the presentation on crutches today.

Simone Biles caps remarkable return with Olympic bronze in beam final
# Call It A Comeback
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# Call It A Comeback

Simone Biles caps remarkable return with Olympic bronze in beam final

Aug 3rd 2021, 11:15 AM 32,471 Views 44 Comments

The American was back competing after withdrawing early in the women’s team final last week, citing a desire to protect her mental health.

Jessica Springsteen hoping to boss Tokyo Equestrian Park on Olympic debut
# Born To Run
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# Born To Run

Jessica Springsteen hoping to boss Tokyo Equestrian Park on Olympic debut

Aug 3rd 2021, 7:07 AM 7,360 Views 5 Comments

The American showjumper is the daughter of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa.

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington becomes Ireland's latest medalist in Tokyo
# Update
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# Update

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington becomes Ireland's latest medalist in Tokyo

Aug 3rd 2021, 6:20 AM 48,634 Views 18 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you were sleeping…

Warholm storms to world record in hurdles epic, Mihambo takes long jump gold
# Sensational
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# Sensational

Warholm storms to world record in hurdles epic, Mihambo takes long jump gold

Aug 3rd 2021, 5:11 AM 7,971 Views 4 Comments

The 25-year-old recorded an incredible time of 45.94 seconds.

Kellie Harrington wins quarter-final to secure Olympic bronze medal
# Hakuna Matata
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# Hakuna Matata

Kellie Harrington wins quarter-final to secure Olympic bronze medal

Aug 3rd 2021, 4:58 AM 29,029 Views 12 Comments

The Dubliner was too strong for Algeria’s Imane Khelif.

Leon Reid through to 200m semi-finals but disappointment for Marcus Lawler
# Mixed Fortunes
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# Mixed Fortunes

Leon Reid through to 200m semi-finals but disappointment for Marcus Lawler

Aug 3rd 2021, 4:09 AM 7,792 Views 0 Comments

The two Irish sprinters were out in the 200m heats this morning.

'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics
# Emotional
From The42
# Emotional

'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics

Aug 2nd 2021, 5:19 PM 68,241 Views 12 Comments

Walsh drafted Walker into Ireland’s High Performance Unit as a 17-year-old in 2012, but trained Duke Ragan to victory over the Irishman in Tokyo.

Transgender weightlifter Hubbard out of Olympic final
# Early Exit
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# Early Exit

Transgender weightlifter Hubbard out of Olympic final

Aug 2nd 2021, 2:28 PM 18,406 Views 16 Comments

The 43-year-old New Zealander made history in becoming the first female transgender Olympian.

Sifan Hassan on course for unprecedented treble as she secures 5,000m gold
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

Sifan Hassan on course for unprecedented treble as she secures 5,000m gold

Aug 2nd 2021, 2:23 PM 8,156 Views 3 Comments

The Dutch runner is also aiming for gold in the 1500m and 10,000m events.

Top-15 finish for Austin O'Connor in individual eventing final as Team Ireland finish eighth
# Mixed Fortunes
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# Mixed Fortunes

Top-15 finish for Austin O'Connor in individual eventing final as Team Ireland finish eighth

Updated Aug 2nd 2021, 2:13 PM 4,788 Views 0 Comments

O’Connor was the only member of the Irish team to make the final.

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter

Updated Aug 2nd 2021, 1:35 PM 119,235 Views 53 Comments

Runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to seek political asylum in Poland.

'It sucks' - Canada shock USA to reach Olympic women's football final
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

'It sucks' - Canada shock USA to reach Olympic women's football final

Aug 2nd 2021, 12:31 PM 16,473 Views 14 Comments

Defeat ended the Americans’ 36-match unbeaten run against Canada.

Simone Biles to return for tomorrow's beam final at the Olympic Games
# Return
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# Return

Simone Biles to return for tomorrow's beam final at the Olympic Games

Updated Aug 2nd 2021, 11:43 AM 35,904 Views 58 Comments

The American has withdrawn from the all-around final and three of the four apparatus finals, but will make another appearance in Tokyo.

Irish diver Oliver Dingley bows out in Tokyo
# Hard Going
From The42
# Hard Going

Irish diver Oliver Dingley bows out in Tokyo

Aug 2nd 2021, 9:42 AM 5,092 Views 3 Comments

The Irish diver’s form deserted him at the Aquatics Centre as he scored 335 overall.

Olympic Breakfast: Irish heartbreak and Dutch miracle comeback on the track
# No Joy
From The42
# No Joy

Olympic Breakfast: Irish heartbreak and Dutch miracle comeback on the track

Aug 2nd 2021, 6:39 AM 56,763 Views 16 Comments

Three Irish athletes were eliminated in the heats on Monday morning.

Hassan keeps Olympic treble hopes alive after remarkable comeback
# From The Depths Of Hell
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# From The Depths Of Hell

Hassan keeps Olympic treble hopes alive after remarkable comeback

Aug 2nd 2021, 5:29 AM 8,258 Views 1 Comment

The 28-year-old 1500 and 10,000m world champion recovered despite falling to the ground during the race.

Phil Healy runs season's best time but misses out on semi-finals
# Tough Luck
From The42
# Tough Luck

Phil Healy runs season's best time but misses out on semi-finals

Aug 2nd 2021, 4:22 AM 6,913 Views 1 Comment

The Cork native crossed the line with a time of 23.21.

US shot putter Saunders in first Olympic podium protest
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

US shot putter Saunders in first Olympic podium protest

Aug 2nd 2021, 3:14 AM 13,242 Views 4 Comments

The 25-year-old African-American athlete crossed her arms in an “X” gesture during Sunday’s medal ceremony.

'I picked up a little bit of a niggle. I wonder did that take my edge off'
# Frustration
From The42
# Frustration

'I picked up a little bit of a niggle. I wonder did that take my edge off'

Aug 2nd 2021, 3:01 AM 8,215 Views 1 Comment

Ciara Mageean did not qualify for the semi-finals of the women’s 1,500 metres.

Disappointment for Team Ireland as Mageean and Healy fail to qualify for 1500m semi-finals
# Heartbreak
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# Heartbreak

Disappointment for Team Ireland as Mageean and Healy fail to qualify for 1500m semi-finals

Aug 2nd 2021, 2:27 AM 4,696 Views 0 Comments

It was a disheartening morning on the track for Team Ireland.

In pics: Emotional scenes as Ireland's Olympic rowing heroes return home
# Picture Perfect
From The42
# Picture Perfect

In pics: Emotional scenes as Ireland's Olympic rowing heroes return home

Aug 1st 2021, 9:54 PM 10,797 Views 3 Comments

What a day!

'There had been four female Irish Olympian medallists and we doubled that number in one race'
# History Makers
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# History Makers

'There had been four female Irish Olympian medallists and we doubled that number in one race'

Aug 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 7,418 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s bronze-medal wining rowers have returned home.

'The world will see him crowned, just not today' - McClenaghan's time will come after Olympic heartbreak
# Class
From The42
# Class

'The world will see him crowned, just not today' - McClenaghan's time will come after Olympic heartbreak

Aug 1st 2021, 5:25 PM 6,442 Views 6 Comments

‘It feels like the beginning of something very special,’ says the 22-year-old, with his ‘head held higher than ever’.

Appeal fails as Thomas Barr falls short of Olympic final spot in 400m hurdles
# Unlucky
From The42
# Unlucky

Appeal fails as Thomas Barr falls short of Olympic final spot in 400m hurdles

Updated Aug 1st 2021, 3:36 PM 64,517 Views 16 Comments

Ireland had lodged an objection against Italy’s Alessandro Sibilio.

'There’s nothing special about us and a lot of hard work can get you there'
# Golden Boys
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# Golden Boys

'There’s nothing special about us and a lot of hard work can get you there'

Aug 1st 2021, 3:09 PM 46,535 Views 12 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy retuned home today after their stunning Olympic success.

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs storms to victory in 100m Olympic final
# Rapid
From The42
# Rapid

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs storms to victory in 100m Olympic final

Aug 1st 2021, 2:32 PM 12,075 Views 5 Comments

The Texas-born sprinter clocked 9.80 seconds in Tokyo to clinch the title.

Barshim and Tamberi on a high in rare Olympic athletics share of gold
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Barshim and Tamberi on a high in rare Olympic athletics share of gold

Aug 1st 2021, 2:29 PM 37,785 Views 12 Comments

It is the first time since 1912 that an Olympic track and field event gold has been shared.

Bingtian runs Asian record to book 100m final spot while US medal hopeful bows out
# Onwards
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# Onwards

Bingtian runs Asian record to book 100m final spot while US medal hopeful bows out

Aug 1st 2021, 12:18 PM 7,114 Views 4 Comments

Su Bingtian shattered his previous best to progress to the final.

'I'll come back a better gymnast and a better man' - Devastation for Rhys McClenaghan in pommel horse final
# Heartbreak
From The42
# Heartbreak

'I'll come back a better gymnast and a better man' - Devastation for Rhys McClenaghan in pommel horse final

Updated Aug 1st 2021, 11:32 AM 50,263 Views 34 Comments

The Irishman fell during his routine, finishing seventh and missing out on a medal.

Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history
# Swimming
From The42
# Swimming

Dressel wins fifth gold as McKeon makes Olympic history

Aug 1st 2021, 11:25 AM 10,390 Views 2 Comments

The American machine earned the title of world’s fastest swimmer.

French boxer stages sit-in protest after Olympic 'injustice'
# Aggrieved
From The42
# Aggrieved

French boxer stages sit-in protest after Olympic 'injustice'

Aug 1st 2021, 10:56 AM 18,861 Views 0 Comments

Mourad Aliev was disqualified in the second round against Britain’s Frazer Clarke for an alleged headbutt.

Simone Biles withdraws from women's floor final
# Out
From The42
# Out

Simone Biles withdraws from women's floor final

Aug 1st 2021, 10:50 AM 5,247 Views 13 Comments

Biles’ return to the Games is looking increasingly unlikely.

Mixed results for Ireland's eventing team after challenging cross-country phase
# In The Saddle
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# In The Saddle

Mixed results for Ireland's eventing team after challenging cross-country phase

Aug 1st 2021, 10:36 AM 2,963 Views 1 Comment

Ireland are in eighth place overall.

Rory McIlroy agonisingly misses out on Olympic bronze medal in marathon play-off
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Rory McIlroy agonisingly misses out on Olympic bronze medal in marathon play-off

Updated Aug 1st 2021, 9:50 AM 51,832 Views 38 Comments

The Irishman was knocked out on the third hole of a dramatic shoot-out in Tokyo.

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy beaten in dramatic medal play-off on anything but a super Sunday for Team Ireland
# Overnight
From The42
# Overnight

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy beaten in dramatic medal play-off on anything but a super Sunday for Team Ireland

Updated Aug 1st 2021, 9:25 AM 65,719 Views 31 Comments

Catch up on what you missed overnight in Tokyo.

Disappointment for Irish duo in steeplechase
# Missing Out
From The42
# Missing Out

Disappointment for Irish duo in steeplechase

Aug 1st 2021, 8:36 AM 6,018 Views 2 Comments

Michelle Finn and Eilish Flanagan both missed out on the final of the women’s 3,000m steeplechase.

Kurt Walker narrowly beaten by American opponent in medal fight
# So Close
From The42
# So Close

Kurt Walker narrowly beaten by American opponent in medal fight

Aug 1st 2021, 7:12 AM 9,003 Views 5 Comments

Walker narrowly lost his quarter-final to American Duke Reagan.

Aidan Walsh forced to withdraw from Olympic semi-final due to injury
# Cruel Blow
From The42
# Cruel Blow

Aidan Walsh forced to withdraw from Olympic semi-final due to injury

Jul 31st 2021, 11:43 PM 60,506 Views 54 Comments

The Belfast boxer will still return home with a bronze medal.

'I was told I would need surgery. It would be three or four months until I walk again'
# Misfortune
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# Misfortune

'I was told I would need surgery. It would be three or four months until I walk again'

Jul 31st 2021, 5:32 PM 11,028 Views 0 Comments

Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith opened up about her heartbreaking injury after her exit from the Olympics 100m.