Olympics 2020 day 2 ... China race to 3 Gold. Australia and USA didn't trouble the scorer ... day 17 Gold China 38, USA 38, Japan 27, Australia 17

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Australia, Japan, and China are stealing Uncle Sam's thunder and stealing Uncle Sam's gold.

Australia now at 10x gold.

Australian athletes make history with the most gold during the first week of the Olympics
By Cody Atkinson and Sean Lawson
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Four female swimmer on the medal podium after winning gold in the 4x100m relay

The 4x100m women’s freestyle team was the first to claim gold for Australia in record-breaking time. (

So far at Tokyo, the colour of the Olympics for Australia has been gold.
The first week of the Games has put Australia in a better place than ever at the Olympics.
Coming off the back of a Rio Olympics that delivered just eight gold medals in total, the delayed Tokyo Olympics has provided Australian fans with an early deluge of gold not experienced before — nine gold medals to be exact.
Australia is also guaranteed to add a 10th with Matthew Wearn having already sealed gold in the men's laser sailing.
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The rush started on day two of the Tokyo Games, with gold going to the women's 4x100m freestyle relay team. Since then, Australia has won gold on six consecutive days in the pool — a record for the country.
Ariarne Titmus has been the early star, with two individual gold medals and a relay bronze, with a chance for a fourth medal in the 800m freestyle on Sunday. Titmus and Emma McKeon are the first Australian dual gold medallists at one Olympics since Beijing 2008. ...
 

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"New Zealand women's rugby sevens put to bed the ghost of Rio 2016 where they lost to Australia in the final. Seven of the team that were in that final are back in Tokyo and have but have put that right by winning gold against France.

Tries from Michaela Blyde, Gayle Broughton, Stacey Fluhler, and Tyla Nathan-Wong lead the Kiwis to a 26–12 win.

Caroline Drouin and Anne-Cecile Ciofani scored consolation tries for France.

In the bronze medal match Fiji beat Team GB 21–12 to clinch the third Olympic medal in their history, all in this sport."
 

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Australia equals its second-best Olympic performance ever equalling the 1956 Melbourne Olympics 13 gold. Another 3 gold will equal the best ever which was the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
 

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Australia equals its second-best Olympic performance ever equalling the 1956 Melbourne Olympics 13 gold. Another 3 gold will equal the best ever which was the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
ABC's showing 12 gold to Australia
 

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Organised sport bores me to tears. All the money to let some spoiled brats strut the world stage—what would that have paid for in research into COVID19 or fusion power? Fucking waste of money!
 

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Organised sport bores me to tears. All the money to let some spoiled brats strut the world stage—what would that have paid for in research into COVID19 or fusion power? Fucking waste of money!

it's no more a waste of money than supporting the arts.
 

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Australian sprinter Rohan Browning looks a medal chance in the 100 m and is currently the 5th fastest in heats.

https://au.sports.yahoo.com/olympics-athletics-2021-rohan-browning-stuns-world-100m-205128928.html

Aussie young gun Rohan Browning shocked the athletics world at the Olympics on Saturday night after winning his 100m heat with a personal best time.

Browning clocked an incredible time of 10.01 seconds on Saturday night to move into second spot on the Australian all-time list.

The only Aussie sprinter to have gone faster is Patrick Johnson, who ran 9.93 back in 2003.

Browning burst out of the blocks in lane one and never looked like being beaten.

The 23-year-old from Sydney left the likes of 2011 world champion Yohan Blake from Jamaica trailing in his wake.

And vowing to go even faster, Browning is gunning for "finals and beyond".

"There's more to pull out of myself. I can definitely be pushed a bit more," Browning said after booking his place in the semi-final.

"It's the one thing I've probably been lacking on the Australian circuit. I've been patient this year.

"I've just been training and racing in Australia and I've been dying for a bit of world-class competition.

"It feels good to take a few scalps early on. I've wanted to get him (Blake) for a long time. All the world's best guys are on my hit-list.

"When you're in lane one, you don't get a personalised introduction and I was definitely trying to harness a bit of that underdog spirit today.

"I doubt any of these guys would have any idea who I am."

Canada's Andre de Grasse topped the time sheets with 9.91, with Browning equal-fifth fastest qualifier for Sunday's semis.

And the Aussie upstart is putting no limits on what he can achieve if he gets through to the final late on Sunday evening.

"Without a doubt - finals and beyond," he said.

"There were a lot of media pundits writing up really well-meaning stories about how great it would be for me to make a final.


"But I've never been here to just to make the final.

"No matter what the bookies say, or the pundits or the punters, I hope there are a few more believers tonight.

"I'm taking it round by round but hopefully I've put a few people on notice now."

No Australian man has qualified for an Olympic 100m final since Hec Hogan won bronze in Melbourne in 1956.

There was a huge scare for pre-race favourite Trayvon Bromell from the US, with the man tipped to take up Usain Bolt's mantle only scraping into the semis after finishing fourth in his heat in 10.05.
 

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Australia's 2020 Olympics swim team was the most successful Australian swim team performance in Olympic history.

Women swimmers carried Australia on their backs.

https://au.sports.yahoo.com/olympics-2021-aussie-swimmers-clinch-best-campaign-ever-030454395.html

'Incredible': Aussie swimmers clinch best Olympics campaign ever

Emma McKeon
Sam Goodwin
Sam Goodwin·Sports Editor
Sun, 1 August 2021, 10:04 am·4-min read

Cate Campbell has clinched Australia's most successful swimming campaign in Olympic Games history, securing our ninth gold medal in the pool in Tokyo.

Campbell produced an incredible anchor swim in the 4x100m medley relay to secure gold for Australia.

The victory by Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon and Campbell makes Australia's Tokyo swim team the nation's most successful in Olympic history.

The ninth swimming gold medal surpassed the previous record of eight set at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne.

They also won 21 medals overall - one more than the previous benchmark from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Australia won Sunday's medley relay in three minutes 51.60 seconds, with the United States (3:51.73) taking the silver medal and Canada (3:52.60) the bronze.

It gave Campbell her second gold of the Games and fourth in her Olympic career.

The Australians were second behind the United States for the initial three legs, before Campbell produced a sizzling last freestyle leg of 52.11 seconds to overtake the Americans and held on in a desperate final five metres.

Her gold medal-clinching swim had fans around the country in awe.
 

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China has moved up to 29 gold, 7 ahead of USA on 22.

Uncle Sam could be short on gold today.
 
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China has increased its lead in gold to 8. China 32 v USA 24. China has almost equalled USA's total medal numbers as well.

Japan has had its best ever Olympics with 18 gold.

The USA could be headed for its worst olympic gold medal tally in 50+ years.

The UK is on the verge of moving ahead of Australia in gold. They already lead Australia in total medals.
 
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Australia has equalled its best-ever Olympics in terms of gold medals, 17 in Athens 2004 and has jumped ahead of UK again.
 

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Japan has had an outstanding Olympics smashing their previous best efforts.

China has done well and could end with the most gold.

Australia has also done well and could have done better.

There will be criticism in the USA about US Olympic performance as it reflects US decline and China's rise.
 

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The USA is snapping at China's heels in the gold medal count.

The USA has a few opportunities in the remaining events to overtake China.
 
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