Tokyo, Aug 6 (EFE).- Three days after finishing last in the Tokyo 2020 women’s 200 meters final, Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo ran ahead to first place in the 400m to successfully defend her Rio 2016 gold medal with a 48.36 seconds mark.
Cuban boxer Julio La Cruz won the gold medal in the heavyweight category by unanimous decision against Russian athlete Muslim Gadzhimagomedov.
The Cuban fighter, accustomed to marrying sports and politics, celebrated with a military salute to honour the memory of the country’s revolutionary figure Fidel Castro, as he told the media.
The first ever Olympic medal in the kata discipline of men’s karate went to the martial art’s motherland, as Japan’s Ryo Kiyuna overcame Spain’s Damian Quintero with an impressive physical exhibition worth 28.78 points in the performance of the “Ohan Dai” kata.
Polish climber Aleksandra Miroslaw broke the world record in women’s speed climbing, ascending the 15-meter-high wall in 6.84 seconds, but was unable to climb onto the podium, having fallen short in the final ranking over her performance in other trials.
Canada won its sixth gold medal of the Games after beating Sweden on penalties in the women’s soccer final.
After the match ended 1-1 in 90 minutes and a goalless extra-time period, the Canadians edged a dramatic penalty shootout in which Sweden missed two decisive kicks that could have bagged the gold for the Scandinavians. EFE