The stars on day 6 of the Olympics 2020 2 double gold winners Australia’s Ariarne Titmus wins women’s 200m freestyle for the second gold medal of the Games, and Japan has a new swimming star in Ohashi Yui who wins the women’s 200m individual medley final, her second gold of Tokyo 2020.
Team USA’s Katie Ledecky bounces back from 200m freestyle disappointment to storm to first ever 1500m freestyle Olympic title
Highlights of Day 6, Olympics 2020 at Tokyo
- Wang/Xie (CHN) win men’s 3m synchro gold
- Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around final
- Andy Murray & Joe Salisbury knocked out
- Ledecky reacts to gold
- Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) wins W road time trial gold
- GBR win M 4×200 free relay
- Ledecky (USA) wins W 1500m free
- Ohashi (JPN) wins W 200 IM
- CHN win women’s quad sculls in WB time
- Milak (HUN) wins M 200 fly
Simone Biles is out of the individual all-around final. After her withdrawal during the women’s team final last night for mental health reasons, Simone Biles (USA) has also pulled out of the individual all-around final.
MEDAL MOMENTS : OLYMPICS 2020 DAY 6
Double gold in the pool for Japan’s OHASHI Yui
Ledecky gets her gold in USA 1-2
For the first time here at Tokyo 2020, Katie Ledecky will stand on the top step of the podium.
Ledecky is the hot favorite in this race and for good reason, she has most of the best times of all time in this event. Ledecky is comfortably out to a big lead but as they turn with 200m left, Sarah Kohler in lane 7 appears to be catching Ledecky!
Three laps to go and Ledecky’s lead is down to just 3.5 seconds, with Erica Sullivan (USA) turning in second and Kohler third.
Ledecky is not having this all her own way! The bell rings – 100 m to go. Ledecky turns in the lead but with only a 2.88-second lead. Can she hold on?
Her teammate Sullivan is pushing hard. Kohler is close with her. Ledecky turns in the lead.