With complete dominance in skateboarding, Japan overtook China to emerge the leader in gold medal tally in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Japan leads the table with 8 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze at the end of Day 3.
The United States advanced to the second position winning a total of 7 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronze medals.
China is placed third with 6 golds, 5 silver and 7 bronze.
Hidilyn Diaz has become the first Olympic gold medalist from the Philippines after winning the women’s 55-kilogram weightlifting category.
World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets to reach the third round in men’s tennis.
At the age of 13, Japan’s Momiji Nishiya made history by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women’s street skateboarding. She beat Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, also 13, and Japan’s 16-year-old Nakayama Funa to gold, making it the youngest individual podium in the history of the Olympic Games.
The host nation made a clean sweep of golds in the street event, which was introduced for the first time at this edition of Olympic Games, after Yuto Horigome won the men’s competition.
Tunisia’s Ahmed Hafnaoui shocked the swimming world by winning gold in the 400m freestyle.
Japan’s Ono Shohei proved he is king of the men’s judo 73kg class after adding another Olympic title in this category. The three-time world champion and reigning Olympic champion, who has not been beaten in international competition since 2015, defeated Georgia’s Lasha Shavdatuashvili in a tough bout.
Team United States retained the gold medal in the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay final. The U.S. team, comprised of Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowen Becker and Zach Apple, held off a spirited fight from Italy to win 10th Olympic gold in men’s 4x100m freestyle relay.
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