Track and field in review: Felix wins medal No. 11, 400m hurdles records obliterated
The Tokyo Olympic Games saw five-time Olympian Allyson Felix win two medals to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated U.S. track and field athlete in history; two extraordinary 400m hurdles world record-breaking finals; a women's sprint triple, completing the first double-double; and much, much more.
2020 Olympics in Tokyo: Ledecky, Dressel star for US; Flo Jo’s record goes down
Dressel captured his third gold medal of the Tokyo Games with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly. That ended his bid for a Golden Slam, which is winning all four Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold in the same year. GOLDEN FOR BENCICBelinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women’s tennis gold medal in singles, and she might not be done. Bencic also is in the women’s doubles gold medal match on Sunday. OH SO CLOSEXander Schauffele is 18 holes away from a gold medal, and the podium still feels a long way off.mlive.com
Abrahamson: Night magic — 10.61, and FloJo's Olympic mark from the 1980s is no more
Elaine Thompson-Herah, the Rio 2016 champ, ran 10.61, the second-fastest time ever, an Olympic record, one-hundredth of a second faster than the famed Florence Griffith-Joyner, who had run 10.62 at the 1988 Games in Seoul. FloJo still holds the world record, 10.49, also set in 1988.