Each day, ABC News will give you a roundup of key Olympic moments from the day’s events in Tokyo, happening 13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. After a 12-month delay, the unprecedented 2020 Summer Olympics is taking place without fans or spectators and under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Simone Biles finishes Tokyo Games with a bronze medal
After previously withdrawing from the team all-around and individual events, Simone Biles rejoined the competition and won the bronze medal in the individual balance beam competition. Biles ended her Olympic events by completing a solid routine, one that did not include any twists and had one minor balance check. Biles is now tied with Shannon Miller as the most decorated U.S. Olympic gymnast with seven medals.
Teammate Sunisa Lee, who won the gold medal in the individual all-around, did not place in the balance beam event.
U.S. men’s basketball advances to semifinals
The U.S. men’s basketball team defeated Spain 95-81, advancing to the semifinals against the winner of the game between Australia and Argentina. The effort was led by Kevin Durant with 29 points. Team USA is looking to continue its streak of winning a medal in every Olympic Games since competing in 1936.
COVID-19 cases at Tokyo Olympics rise to 299
There were 18 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, including one athlete who was staying at the Olympic Village at the time of the positive test. The total now stands at 299, according to data released by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.
The surrounding city of Tokyo reported 3,709 new cases on Tuesday, a seven-day average increase of 189.3%, according to data from the Tokyo metropolitan government.
USA wins gold in women’s 800m, 400m hurdle world record obliterated
Athing Mu won the gold medal in the women’s 800m race, the second gold for the United States in athletics so far in the 2020 Olympics. Team USA’s Brittany Reese and Chris Nilsen won silver medals in long jump and pole vault respectively, and both Gabrielle Thomas and Raevyn Rogers brought home bronze medals to round out the United States’ best finishes today.
Norway’s Karsten Warholm took home the gold in the men’s 400m hurdles but also finished with a new world record of 45.94 seconds. He broke the previous record by .76 seconds.
Belarusian sprinter wants team officials investigated
Belarusian Olympian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who was removed from competing and escorted to the airport after she criticized her country’s Olympic officials, told The Associated Press that she wants those responsible to be punished.
Tsimanouskaya was granted a humanitarian visa from Poland after she refused to board the flight and asked airport police for help. She said she feared for her safety upon her return to Belarus.
“They made it clear that upon return home I would definitely face some form of punishment,” Tsimanouskaya told the AP. “There were also thinly disguised hints that more would await me.”
Tsimanouskaya plans to leave the Polish embassy in Tokyo and fly to Poland later this week.
Sport climbing makes its Olympic debut
Sport climbing in the Tokyo Games began with two of the three disciplines: The men’s combined bouldering qualifier and the men’s combined lead qualifier. This is the first time sport climbing has been featured in the Olympics and consists of bouldering, lead and speed disciplines.
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