American ‘Activist Athlete’ who shunned flag and blasted anthem over slaves’ ‘blood being slain’ fails to medal at Tokyo Olympics

Follow RT on Gwen Berry, the hammer throw hopeful who faced the stands rather than the American flag while holding up a protest shirt and claimed the US national anthem “speaks to slaves” of “our blood being slain”, has failed to win a medal. Two-time Olympian Berry had promised to “represent…

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‘That’s greatness’: Sure-footed Simone Biles forgets troubles to win bronze for USA in final gymnastics showdown of Tokyo Olympics

Follow RT on Troubled American gymnastics superstar Simone Biles produced a superb performance on her surprise return for the balance beam final at the Olympic Games, earning bronze behind Chinese teenagers Chenchen Guan and Tang Xijing. A four-time gold medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, out-of-sorts Biles shocked the world…

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Hat-trick heroine: Magnificent Melnikova bags bronze in the floor exercise as gymnastics star takes third medal of Tokyo Olympics

Follow RT on Super-supple sensation Angelina Melnikova has secured a hat-trick of medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, winning a bronze in the floor exercise gymnastics competition under the Russian Olympic Committee banner. Melnikova achieved the feat with a result of 14.166 points, while another ROC representative, Viktoriia Listunova,…

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‘A real hero’: Imam Khataev loses to British boxer at Tokyo Olympics as Chechen chief Kadyrov blames ‘controversial refereeing’

Follow RT on Ramzan Kadyrov has hailed knockout artist Imam Khataev after the product of his fight club saw his Olympic Games campaign end against Briton Ben Whittaker, with the protege of heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua winning on points. Hard-hitting Khataev, who scored an eye-catching knockout win over Spain’s Gazimagomed…

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‘Queen of the track’ is 1st doping casualty of Tokyo Olympics after landing provisional suspension for growth hormone on race day

Follow RT on 100m star Blessing Okagbare will not be challenging the likes of British record holder Dina Asher-Smith in the semifinals at the Olympics on Saturday, with doping chiefs handing her a provisional suspension over a growth hormone. Self-declared “queen of the track” Okagbare was due to race for a…

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Epic win: Fencing star Korobeynikova beats two-time Euro queen for bronze at Tokyo Olympics as champ Deriglazova earns silver

Follow RT on Larisa Korobeynikova beat 2018 World Champion Alice Volpi in a thrilling Tokyo Olympics fencing bronze medal blockbuster, while defending champion Inna Deriglazova narrowly lost in a tight final against American Lee Kiefer. On the verge of ending her strong campaign without a podium finish, 34-year-old Korobeynikova won…

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More medals for Russians: Top taekwondo talents Tatiana Minina and Mikhail Artamonov earn silver and bronze at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Follow RT on A day after Mikhail Artamonov claimed bronze in the men’s 58kg category on Saturday, Tatiana Minina has taken silver in the women’s 57kg competion to cap a strong weekend for Russian taekwondo athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A bantamweight silver medalist at the World Championships in…

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Algerian athlete who withdrew from Tokyo Olympics to avoid clash with Israeli faces action from judo bosses over ‘discrimination’

Follow RT on An Algerian judoka who withdrew from the Olympics because his political support for Palestine meant he did not want the prospect of facing an Israeli has been suspended, with judo chiefs citing discrimination and “principles”. Judo star Fethi Nourine pulled out of the men’s 73kg event to dodge…

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Chinese shooter Qian Yang narrowly beats Russia’s Anastasiia Galashina & sets Olympic RECORD in battle for first Tokyo gold medal

Follow RT on China’s Yang Qian has won the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition just ahead of Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina, bagging the first gold medal up for grabs in Tokyo, while the bronze went to Switzerland’s Nina Christen. The Chinese shooter set a new Olympic record of 251.8 points,…

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Covid blow: Russia’s European champion swimmer Ilya Borodin OUT of Tokyo Olympics following positive test

Follow RT on Russia’s Ilya Borodin, winner of gold in the 400 meter medley at the 2021 European Championships, says he has “accepted the situation” after being told he won’t be competing in Tokyo after testing positive for Covid-19. Russian Olympics Committee President Stanislav Pozdnyakov confirmed that Borodin will be absent…

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Female athletes urged to boycott Tokyo Olympics as New Zealand accused of ‘cheating’ after trans weightlifter selected for Games

Follow RT on New Zealand has been accused of undermining female athletics after tapping trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, with some even describing the decision as outright cheating. The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) CEO Kereyn Smith said that Hubbard met the requirements to…

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