American swimmer Lilly King has taken a thinly veiled swipe at the Russian Olympic Committee after their president claimed his team's Tokyo medals are the "best answer" to critics who questioned why they were allowed to compete following doping scandals."There are a lot of people here that should not be here," said breaststroker King, who won two silver and a bronze in Tokyo.
Rising sprint star Rohan Browning insists the best is yet to come after coming up just short in his bid to become the first Australian man in 65 years to contest an Olympic 100m final.The 23-year-old Sydneysider was left to rue a slow start after finishing fifth in 10.
Australian slalom canoeist Daniel Watkins is recovering in hotel quarantine after being hospitalised following a medical episode on his flight home from the Tokyo Olympics.Watkins returned to Sydney on Saturday morning, but was taken straight to hospital.
After ending Novak Djokovic's golden slam dream at Tokyo, world No.5 Alexander Zverev has backed up to thrash Russia's Karen Khachanov and become Germany's first men's singles Olympic champion.
Australia has shone in the pool, on the open water and at the skate park to make history at the Tokyo Olympics.When sailor Matt Wearn clinched his win in the Laser class on Sunday afternoon, it became the first time Australia had won four Olympic gold medals in one day.
It's the adjective you least want to have applied to yourself during the COVID pandemic but the "infectious" energy of Bradman Best has sparked new life into Newcastle's NRL finals hopes.After back-to-back defeats left their 2021 top eight hopes in jeopardy, Best returned from an ankle injury to play a key role in the Knights' 34-24 NRL over Canberra on Sunday.
Australia's men's 470 crew can craft their own unassailable slice of Olympic sailing history on Monday, having revelled in gold medallist Matt Wearn's dominance that reduced his Laser medal race into a ceremonial victory lap.Wearn only needed to complete the final race to win his nation's record-breaking fourth gold on the 10th day of the Tokyo Games, having built an unsurpassable 22-point overall lead on Friday.
Australian Sergei Evglevski admits nerves took over at the start of his first Olympics, having finished 19th in the opening qualification stage of the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol in Tokyo.Evglevski, who has a chance to replicate the success of his mother and six-time Olympian Lalita Yauhleuskaya by reaching the six-shooter final, will return to the Asaka range for the second half of qualifying on Monday.
Reigning two-time world champion Gong Lijiao has produced a career-best throw of 20.58 metres to win the women's shot put gold medal as New Zealand great Valerie Adams completed her record fifth Olympic final with bronze.
American gymnastics star Simone Biles has withdrawn from the floor exercise final at Tokyo and will make a decision later this week on her remaining event.Biles shocked the world when she pulled out of the team finals on Tuesday, citing mental health issues.
Logan Martin hopes his historic Olympic gold medal helps put him on-side with the neighbours back home.Two years after he built a scaled-down skate park in his backyard, the 27-year-old from the Gold Coast hinterland dominated as BMX freestyle made a riveting Games debut.
Emma McKeon is the most successful female Olympic athlete at a single Games after Australia's swimmers put triumphant touches on a record-breaking campaign.McKeon on Sunday won gold in the 50-metres freestyle and 4x100m medley relay with Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges and Cate Campbell.
Great Britain cyclist Charlotte Worthington has stunned women's BMX freestyle with a 360 backflip as her sport revelled in a triumphant Olympics debut.Worthington and American great Hannah Roberts headlined a pulsating women's final on Sunday at Ariake Sports Park as Australian Natalya Diehm finished fifth.
Caeleb Dressel may have left the Tokyo Olympic pool with five gold but the American superstar has described his Games experience as "terrifying".Dressel added two more gold to his tally on Sunday's swimming finale, dominating the men's 50m freestyle to win by nearly half a second before chiming into the US' world record breaking men's 4x100m medley relay team victory.
Newcastle will accept their fate and cop a four-day turnaround into Thursday night's clash with Brisbane after the NRL stuck to the schedule for next weekend.Each club is guaranteed a minimum of five-day turnarounds in the collective bargaining agreement, aimed at limiting injuries and protecting players' welfare.
Novak Djokovic has vowed to come back stronger after he suffered one final day of Olympic heartbreak in Tokyo.1 will leave the Japanese capital without a medal after losing out to Pablo Carreno Busta in a hard-fought battle for singles bronze on Saturday and then pulling out of his mixed doubles final alongside Nina Stojanovic citing a left shoulder injury.
Belinda Bencic has become Switzerland's first female Olympic gold medallist in tennis with victory over Marketa Vondrousova continuing her dream week in Tokyo.And the new 24-year-old champion has dedicated her triumph to her country's great tennis heroes Roger Federer and Martina Hingis, who never managed to win a singles gold.
Teddy Riner has become the first man to win five medals in Olympic judo after helping France claim gold in the sport's inaugural mixed team event at the Tokyo Games.France beat hosts Japan 4-1 in the final, with Clarisse Agbegnenou earning a second gold at the Games, and Axel Clerget, Guillaume Chaine, Sarah Leonie Cysique and Romane Diko the other team members along with Riner.
Age isn't weighing Lyu Xiaojun down.The 37-year-old Chinese weightlifter became the oldest man to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport on Saturday after a tense finish in the men's 81kg category.
Port Adelaide are confident next week's Showdown against Adelaide will be played at Adelaide Oval, despite Australia's COVID-19 outbreak wreaking more havoc on the AFL's fixturing.The announcement on Saturday of a three-day lockdown in south-east Queensland forced the AFL to shift three round 20 matches out of the sate.
Australia are celebrating an early gold rush at the Tokyo Olympics.They have eclipsed their previous best opening week Games gold medal haul of eight won in Sydney and Athens, with nine achieved in Tokyo at the close of competition on Friday.
BMX freestyle world champion Logan Martin is well-placed to break Australian cycling's gold medal drought at the Olympics.The 27-year-old was outstanding in Saturday's seeding rounds as his sport made its Games debut.
The daughter of elite swimmers who owned a pool school, Emma McKeon's childhood fate was decided."Playing in the pool," says McKeon, who now shares Australia's record for most Olympic medals, nine, with Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones.
Turkish archer Mete Gazoz has ended the Tokyo Olympics campaign of two Australians en route to a gold medal.Gazoz outclassed Taylor Worth 7-1 to advance to the quarter-finals on Saturday morning, extinguishing Australia's hopes of a medal in the sport at these Games.