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    China's Lu Yunxiu wins women's windsurfer RS: X gold at Tokyo Olympics

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    China's Lu Yunxiu celebrates after winning the Women's Windsurfer RS:X final during the Sailing events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Enoshima, Japan, July 31, 2021. [Photo/IC]
    "TOKYO - China's Lu Yunxiu claimed the women's windsurfer RS:X gold at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour after the medal race here on Saturday.

    Despite a third-place finish that got Lu six points, the 24-year-old emerged winner of the 13 races with 36 net points.

    Charline Picon of France and Emma Wilson of Britain tied at 38 net points, and Picon took silver thanks to a top finish over Wilson in the medal race."

    China's Lu Yunxiu wins women's windsurfer RS: X gold at Tokyo Olympics - Chinadaily.com.cn

    "It was a full circle moment for People's Republic of China as LU Yunxiu won the last RS:X women's Olympic gold in Enoshima; Charline Picon won silver for France with Team GB's Emma Wilson clinching bronze

    People's Republic of China's LU Yunxiu has won the last windsurfing RS:X Olympic gold medal after finishing first overall at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    It was a full circle moment for People's Republic of China RS:X windsurfers - YIN Jian won the first Olympic gold medal of the event back at Beijing 2008. The discipline not feature at Paris 2024 and will be replaced by foil.

    With the top three; Lu, France's Charline Picon and Great Britain's Emma Wilson all guaranteed a medal after breaking away from the rest of the pack, the medal race determined which colour each of the three would finish with.

    As the race got underway Lu (first) had a four point margin on Wilson (second) and six points on Picon (third).

    In light but humid hot conditions near Enoshima, Picon managed to shake off her younger competitors after the third mark. The Rio 2016 gold medallist threw everything she could at the race to defend her title but with Lu lifting herself from fifth to third, it was enough to secure the Chinese athlete gold.

    "It's the team that won, this medal is for our teamwork," Lu said. "The medal race was tough, not only that we didn't have much wind, but also the struggle in myself, within me, about whether I could overcome and believe in myself that I could win."

    The result meant that China would be the first nation to claim their third Olympic medals in the event after Yin (Beijing 2008 - gold) and CHEN Peina (Rio 2016 - silver). No other NOC has claimed multiple Olympic medals in this event.

    "I believe this medal is also just the start for windsurfing in China, there will be more medals," Lu said. "We already have many remarkable windsurfers in China, and this medal will inspire more people to take up the sport."


    Picon crossing the line first in the medal race was enough to lift her to the silver medal position.

    Wilson became the second Brit to win bronze in the RS:X event (men's or women's). The 22-year-old had just missed out on the medals at recent World and European Championships, fourth and fifth respectively, so to land on the podium at the Olympic Games was an exciting achievement.

    I've come fourth so many times it means so much to finally get on the podium and to do it at the Olympics is great," Wilson told Team GB.

    My mum (a two-time Olympian) has been a big influence but there are so many other people too, my coaches and my training partners. This medal is not just for me but for everyone else."

    LU Yunxiu wins last women's windsurfing RS:X Olympic title
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    The Golf is nip and tuck with the last few holes in play now.

    I was wondering if Rory Sabbatini had changed nationality but apparently his wife is Slovakian so he's representing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    This is how to do a post game interview. Well done Ruby Tui.
    A truly impressive individual.

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    Schaufelle (USA) won the Gold in the Golf, Sabbatini the Silver.

    Now there's a seven way playoff for the Bronze; Casey and McIlroy are in it.

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    Charlotte Worthington(GB) beat the nailed-on favourite Hannah Roberts (USA) in the BMX Freestyle.

    Normally I would say whoop de doo at this sport, but I have to say the acrobatics she performed were amazing, and she left the American girl under so much pressure she choked at the start of her final run.

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    Who do you think might have cut the live broadcast before this one?



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    Golf: Casey fell at the first hurdle on the 18th in the Bronze playoff, McIlroy still in the five remaining.

    Off to the 10th.

    There is a big lake in the way. I would find that with unerring accuracy.

    Added:

    All five got par, so on we go.
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    And then there were two:

    It's between Morikawa (USA) and Pan (Taiwan)

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    The Taiwanese golfer gets Bronze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Whittaker looks like he's going to bring that gold back to Darlaston.

    McCormack and Clarke won as well - Clarke on a disqualification after repeated head butts from his French opponent.

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    Tokyo Olympics highlights Sunday: Australia celebrates best single day in history, Emma McKeon breaks multiple records


    History was made today as the team in Tokyo claimed more gold medals for Australia in a single day than ever before.

    Emma McKeon led the way with a gold in the women's 50m freestyle, then jumped back in the pool with the rest of the relay team to clinch gold in the 4x100m medley relay.

    Matt Wearn held command over the seas to win gold in the men's laser sailing event.

    And back on land, Logan Martin won the first-ever men's gold for the new freestyle BMX event.


    Tokyo Olympics highlights Sunday: Australia celebrates best single day in history, Emma McKeon breaks multiple records - ABC News





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    Sat, 31 July 2021, 4:57 am

    Emma McKeon has equalled the Australian record of nine Olympic career medals with a bronze in the 4x100-metres mixed relay in Tokyo.

    McKeon joins Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones as the only Australians with nine medals in their Olympic career.


    You would think at 27 she has more in her.

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    TOKYO — There is a new fastest man in the world.
    Marcell Jacobs of Italy sprinted to Olympic gold in the men’s 100-meter dash on Sunday, finishing in 9.80 seconds. Jacobs, 26, was born in El Paso before moving to Italy with his mother as a young child.
    Fred Kerley of the United States finished second in 9.84 seconds, and Andre De Grasse of Canada was third (9.89).



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