The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

0
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard competes in weightlifting on Monday, August 2. She is the first openly transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the Olympics.

Seth Wenig/AP

Updated 0203 GMT (1003 HKT) August 3, 2021

New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard competes in weightlifting on Monday, August 2. She is the first openly transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the Olympics.

Seth Wenig/AP

It’s the final week of the Tokyo Olympics, and these Games have been filled with amazing performances and some unexpected results.

On Monday, the US women’s soccer team — the reigning World Cup champion — was upset 1-0 by Canada in the semifinals. Canada will play Sweden in Friday’s final, while the United States will face Australia for the bronze.

In gymnastics, American Jade Carey won gold in the floor exercise. It is her first medal of these Games.

And New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard made history Monday when she became the first openly transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the modern Olympics.

On Tuesday, US gymnast Simone Biles will be returning to competition when she takes part in the balance beam final. Biles had pulled out of several events over the past week, citing mental health concerns. Specifically, she said she had “the twisties,” a mental block in gymnastics where competitors lose track of their positioning midair.

Here are the most compelling photos we’ve seen from these Olympics so far.

FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS

 

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! Vigour Times is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment
Enable Notifications OK No thanks