Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge wins men’s marathon at Tokyo

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Kenya’s long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge reasserted himself as one of the all-time greats of the sport. Kipchoge won the men’s marathon on the final day of the 2020 Olympic Games – his second straight gold medal in the event.

The Kenyan successfully defended the title he won in Rio in 2016 and he did it in some style – clocking a time of two hours eight minutes 38 seconds, coming in one minute and 20 seconds ahead of Abdi Nageeye of the Netherlands who took silver.

Belgium’s Bashir Abdi won bronze.

Kipchoge is now one of only three athletes to win back-to-back gold medals on the Olympic stage.

The world record holder has also now won four Olympic medals overall, having also taken silver in the 5000 meters in 2008 and bronze in 2004.

South Africa’s Elroy Gelant finished in 34th position – more than eight minutes behind the winner.

Women’s basketball

Team USA extended a historic run of championships in Olympic women’s basketball winning the gold against hosts team Japan.

The Americans secured their seventh-straight gold with a 90-75 victory – their 55th straight win in Olympic game matches and their ninth championship since 1976.

Rhythmic gymnastics

Bulgaria’s perfect coordination helped them bag gold in the rhythmic gymnastics group event, ending a Russian winning streak that stretched back to the Sydney Games in 2000.

The Russian Olympic Committee claimed silver, while Italy won the bronze.

Rio 2016 champions Serbia won their second consecutive Olympic gold medal in men’s water polo, beating Greece 13-10 in a thrilling final.

The Greek team had to settle for silver, their first podium finish in men’s water polo, while Hungary claimed the bronze medal in the oldest team sport at the Olympics after defeating Spain 9-5.