Tokyo (CNN)As soon as the gun sounds at the start of his first Olympic 5,000-meter race, Jamal Mohammed knows his nerves will disappear.

“It’s always like that,” Mohammed told CNN Sport. “You can’t really stay nervous after the gun goes; you just focus on running and following others.”In the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics, Mohammed has been taking his preparation for the 5,000-meter heats on Tuesday one step at a time. Sometimes, however, he pauses to reflect on where he’s come from and where he is now. In 2010, Mohammed left the Sudanese province of Darfur for Israel, undertaking a three-day journey that meant crossing the unforgiving landscape of Egypt’s Sinai Desert on foot. After his father was killed by the Janjaweed, the government-back militia operating in Sudan, he had been forced to work from a young age to support his family. Now settled in Tel Aviv, Israel, Mohammed has built a new life and a career in running. Read MoreHaving joined the Alley Runners, a club specifically designed to support the city’s disadvantaged communities, seven years ago, on Tuesday he faces the biggest race of his life in Tokyo where he will compete for the Refugee Olympic Team.Mohammed competes in the men's 5,000-meter heats at the 2019 World Athletics Championship.Mohammed competes in the men's 5,000-meter heats at the 2019 World Athletics Championship.Mohammed competes in the men’s 5,000-meter heats at the 2019 World Athletics Championship.At the Rio Olympics, where the refugee team debuted in 2016, 10 athletes competed under the Olympic flag. In Tokyo, the team has grown to 29 athletes competing across 12 different sports.”I’m going to compete for 80 million people around the world who left their countries to go to find a better place for them and help them achieve their goals,” Mohammed tells CNN Sport.

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“There are a lot of reasons why refugees left their countries. It makes me so proud to represent these people and let them know anything is possible. They are also able to achieve their goals. Anything can come true one day.”Mohammed’s preparation for the Olympics over the past month has involved a two-week training camp at altitude in Italy and 10 days in Doha, Qatar, to convene with the Refugee Olympic Team. Since the start of last week, he’s been based at the Olympic Village in Tokyo, completing the final training sessions before his race. Syrian refugee swimmer 'representing millions'Syrian refugee swimmer 'representing millions'Syrian refugee swimmer 'representing millions'JUST WATCHEDSyrian refugee swimmer ‘representing millions’ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Syrian refugee swimmer ‘representing millions’ 03:27A ‘politicized’ issueThe Refugee Olympic Team, established by the International Olympic Committee, is comprised of athletes from 11 different countries, living and training in 13 host countries. This year, with the Games taking place amid the Covid-19 pandemic, their stories and their inclusion in the Olympic movement feel more relevant than ever, according to Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).”We’ve all shared hardship and deprivation and separation from loved ones; we’ve all lived through a sort of collective exile,” Grandi tells CNN Sport.”All these young men and women, in addition to Covid, have behind them a history of deprivation, separation from loved ones, real, physical exile. Somehow they carried a double symbolism in that entrance in the Olympic Stadium (for the Opening Ceremony of the Games).”The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe best photos from the Tokyo Olympics Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsItalian sprinter Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins the 100-meter final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday, August 1.Italian sprinter Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins the 100-meter final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday, August 1. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsItalian sprinter Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins the 100-meter final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday, August 1.Hide Caption 1 of 211Dutch runner Sifan Hassan celebrates after winning <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_7420134ef52384301a9248b1d162bb5f" target="_blank">her 1,500-meter heat</a> on Monday, August 2. Hassan won despite falling down at the beginning of the last lap. She tripped over another runner but got up and raced past the field.Dutch runner Sifan Hassan celebrates after winning <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_7420134ef52384301a9248b1d162bb5f" target="_blank">her 1,500-meter heat</a> on Monday, August 2. Hassan won despite falling down at the beginning of the last lap. She tripped over another runner but got up and raced past the field. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsDutch runner Sifan Hassan celebrates after winning her 1,500-meter heat on Monday, August 2. Hassan won despite falling down at the beginning of the last lap. She tripped over another runner but got up and raced past the field.Hide Caption 2 of 211Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn leads the field on her way to a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles on August 2.Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn leads the field on her way to a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles on August 2. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsPuerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn leads the field on her way to a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles on August 2.Hide Caption 3 of 211Polish table-tennis player Natalia Partyka, who was born without a right hand and forearm, eyes the ball during a doubles match on August 2. In the foreground is South Korea's Choi Hyo-joo. Partyka has competed in both the Olympics and the Paralympics.Polish table-tennis player Natalia Partyka, who was born without a right hand and forearm, eyes the ball during a doubles match on August 2. In the foreground is South Korea's Choi Hyo-joo. Partyka has competed in both the Olympics and the Paralympics. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsPolish table-tennis player Natalia Partyka, who was born without a right hand and forearm, eyes the ball during a doubles match on August 2. In the foreground is South Korea’s Choi Hyo-joo. Partyka has competed in both the Olympics and the Paralympics.Hide Caption 4 of 211Greece's Miltiadis Tentoglou competes in the long jump on August 2. Both he and Cuba's Juan Miguel Echevarria had a top jump of 8.41 meters, but <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_e020f618747e2ab11a985a7728bfc2e8" target="_blank">Tentoglou won the gold medal</a> because his second-best jump was longer than Echevarria's.Greece's Miltiadis Tentoglou competes in the long jump on August 2. Both he and Cuba's Juan Miguel Echevarria had a top jump of 8.41 meters, but <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_e020f618747e2ab11a985a7728bfc2e8" target="_blank">Tentoglou won the gold medal</a> because his second-best jump was longer than Echevarria's. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsGreece’s Miltiadis Tentoglou competes in the long jump on August 2. Both he and Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria had a top jump of 8.41 meters, but Tentoglou won the gold medal because his second-best jump was longer than Echevarria’s.Hide Caption 5 of 211Spain's Lara Gonzalez throws the ball as Russian handball player Daria Dmitrieva blocks her during a match on August 2.Spain's Lara Gonzalez throws the ball as Russian handball player Daria Dmitrieva blocks her during a match on August 2. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSpain’s Lara Gonzalez throws the ball as Russian handball player Daria Dmitrieva blocks her during a match on August 2.Hide Caption 6 of 211Chile's Humberto Mansilla competes in hammer throw qualifications on August 2.Chile's Humberto Mansilla competes in hammer throw qualifications on August 2. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsChile’s Humberto Mansilla competes in hammer throw qualifications on August 2.Hide Caption 7 of 211From left, the United States' Caeleb Dressel, Brazil's Bruno Fratus, Great Britain's Benjamin Proud and Italy's Lorenzo Zazzeri swim the 50-meter freestyle final on Sunday, August 1. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_c226c17ea9aa7f2579e8e24284aa494f" target="_blank">Dressel went on to win</a> with an Olympic record time of 21.07 seconds.From left, the United States' Caeleb Dressel, Brazil's Bruno Fratus, Great Britain's Benjamin Proud and Italy's Lorenzo Zazzeri swim the 50-meter freestyle final on Sunday, August 1. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_c226c17ea9aa7f2579e8e24284aa494f" target="_blank">Dressel went on to win</a> with an Olympic record time of 21.07 seconds. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrom left, the United States’ Caeleb Dressel, Brazil’s Bruno Fratus, Great Britain’s Benjamin Proud and Italy’s Lorenzo Zazzeri swim the 50-meter freestyle final on Sunday, August 1. Dressel went on to win with an Olympic record time of 21.07 seconds.Hide Caption 8 of 211British diver Tom Daley, who has a whole <a href="https://www.instagram.com/madewithlovebytomdaley/" target="_blank">Instagram account</a> devoted to his hobby of knitting and crochet, works on a new creation while watching the women's 3-meter springboard final on August 1. On his Instagram Stories, he revealed he was making a "jumper," or sweater, for a French bulldog. Daley <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/sport/tom-daley-matty-lee-diving-olympic-gold-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">picked up the hobby</a> during the pandemic.British diver Tom Daley, who has a whole <a href="https://www.instagram.com/madewithlovebytomdaley/" target="_blank">Instagram account</a> devoted to his hobby of knitting and crochet, works on a new creation while watching the women's 3-meter springboard final on August 1. On his Instagram Stories, he revealed he was making a "jumper," or sweater, for a French bulldog. Daley <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/sport/tom-daley-matty-lee-diving-olympic-gold-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">picked up the hobby</a> during the pandemic. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBritish diver Tom Daley, who has a whole Instagram account devoted to his hobby of knitting and crochet, works on a new creation while watching the women’s 3-meter springboard final on August 1. On his Instagram Stories, he revealed he was making a “jumper,” or sweater, for a French bulldog. Daley picked up the hobby during the pandemic.Hide Caption 9 of 211Brazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_81ebfce1a9943387db3fea815ae110da" target="_blank">won gold in the vault</a> on August 1. Earlier in these Olympics, she won silver in the individual all-around.Brazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_81ebfce1a9943387db3fea815ae110da" target="_blank">won gold in the vault</a> on August 1. Earlier in these Olympics, she won silver in the individual all-around. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBrazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade won gold in the vault on August 1. Earlier in these Olympics, she won silver in the individual all-around.Hide Caption 10 of 211Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_2399c259ddcbd7c3811fb5fc9da62c03" target="_blank">winning his gold-medal tennis match</a> on August 1. He defeated Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1.Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_2399c259ddcbd7c3811fb5fc9da62c03" target="_blank">winning his gold-medal tennis match</a> on August 1. He defeated Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsGermany’s Alexander Zverev reacts after winning his gold-medal tennis match on August 1. He defeated Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1.Hide Caption 11 of 211The United States' Isaiah Jewett, left, and Botswana's Nijel Amos help each other to their feet after falling during an 800-meter semifinal on August 1. They embraced and went on to finish the race together. The United States' Isaiah Jewett, left, and Botswana's Nijel Amos help each other to their feet after falling during an 800-meter semifinal on August 1. They embraced and went on to finish the race together. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe United States’ Isaiah Jewett, left, and Botswana’s Nijel Amos help each other to their feet after falling during an 800-meter semifinal on August 1. They embraced and went on to finish the race together. Hide Caption 12 of 211Field hockey players from Spain warm up before their match against Belgium on August 1.Field hockey players from Spain warm up before their match against Belgium on August 1. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsField hockey players from Spain warm up before their match against Belgium on August 1.Hide Caption 13 of 211During the medal ceremony for the women's shot put, the United States' Raven Saunders lifted her arms above her head and made an X with her wrists. When the silver medalist was asked what the gesture meant, she explained that "it's the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet." Saunders has been outspoken in the past about <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/sport/raven-saunders-olympics-shot-put-spt-intl-cmd/index.html" target="_blank">her desire to destigmatize mental health.</a> "Shout out to all my Black people. Shout out to all my LGBTQ community. Shout out to all my people dealing with mental health," she said. "At the end of the day, we understand it's bigger than us and it's bigger than the powers that be." Joining Saunders on the podium were China's Gong Lijiao, center, and New Zealand's Valerie Adams. It is Gong's third Olympic medal and her first gold.During the medal ceremony for the women's shot put, the United States' Raven Saunders lifted her arms above her head and made an X with her wrists. When the silver medalist was asked what the gesture meant, she explained that "it's the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet." Saunders has been outspoken in the past about <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/sport/raven-saunders-olympics-shot-put-spt-intl-cmd/index.html" target="_blank">her desire to destigmatize mental health.</a> "Shout out to all my Black people. Shout out to all my LGBTQ community. Shout out to all my people dealing with mental health," she said. "At the end of the day, we understand it's bigger than us and it's bigger than the powers that be." Joining Saunders on the podium were China's Gong Lijiao, center, and New Zealand's Valerie Adams. It is Gong's third Olympic medal and her first gold. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsDuring the medal ceremony for the women’s shot put, the United States’ Raven Saunders lifted her arms above her head and made an X with her wrists. When the silver medalist was asked what the gesture meant, she explained that “it’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.” Saunders has been outspoken in the past about her desire to destigmatize mental health. “Shout out to all my Black people. Shout out to all my LGBTQ community. Shout out to all my people dealing with mental health,” she said. “At the end of the day, we understand it’s bigger than us and it’s bigger than the powers that be.” Joining Saunders on the podium were China’s Gong Lijiao, center, and New Zealand’s Valerie Adams. It is Gong’s third Olympic medal and her first gold.Hide Caption 14 of 211China's Fan Yilin competes in the uneven bars final on August 1.China's Fan Yilin competes in the uneven bars final on August 1. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsChina’s Fan Yilin competes in the uneven bars final on August 1.Hide Caption 15 of 211Dutch sailor Kiran Badloe jumps into the water to celebrate after winning gold in the men's RS:X category on August 1.Dutch sailor Kiran Badloe jumps into the water to celebrate after winning gold in the men's RS:X category on August 1. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsDutch sailor Kiran Badloe jumps into the water to celebrate after winning gold in the men’s RS:X category on August 1.Hide Caption 16 of 211Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_2505806e001df14d45588ce165a9747a" target="_blank">setting a new world record in the triple jump</a> on August 1. On her last jump of the night, she jumped 15.67 meters, breaking a record that had stood since 1995. It is Rojas' first Olympic gold medal.Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_2505806e001df14d45588ce165a9747a" target="_blank">setting a new world record in the triple jump</a> on August 1. On her last jump of the night, she jumped 15.67 meters, breaking a record that had stood since 1995. It is Rojas' first Olympic gold medal. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsVenezuela’s Yulimar Rojas celebrates after setting a new world record in the triple jump on August 1. On her last jump of the night, she jumped 15.67 meters, breaking a record that had stood since 1995. It is Rojas’ first Olympic gold medal.Hide Caption 17 of 211French boxer Mourad Aliev refused to leave the ring after he was disqualified in his bout against Frazer Clarke on August 1. His protest lasted about an hour. He was disqualified for what the referee determined was an intentional headbutt.French boxer Mourad Aliev refused to leave the ring after he was disqualified in his bout against Frazer Clarke on August 1. His protest lasted about an hour. He was disqualified for what the referee determined was an intentional headbutt. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrench boxer Mourad Aliev refused to leave the ring after he was disqualified in his bout against Frazer Clarke on August 1. His protest lasted about an hour. He was disqualified for what the referee determined was an intentional headbutt.Hide Caption 18 of 211Australian swimmer Emma McKeon dives into the pool at the start of the 50-meter freestyle final on August 1. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_a446974be9f9f42dd484d438fdc1f426" target="_blank">She won her third gold in Tokyo</a> and set an Olympic record time of 23.81 seconds.Australian swimmer Emma McKeon dives into the pool at the start of the 50-meter freestyle final on August 1. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_a446974be9f9f42dd484d438fdc1f426" target="_blank">She won her third gold in Tokyo</a> and set an Olympic record time of 23.81 seconds. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAustralian swimmer Emma McKeon dives into the pool at the start of the 50-meter freestyle final on August 1. She won her third gold in Tokyo and set an Olympic record time of 23.81 seconds.Hide Caption 19 of 211The United States' Raven Saunders competes in the shot put on August 1. Saunders, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_49dcfff65c83baeeee7adb5ad0c3dc67" target="_blank">who stood out with her eye-catching mask and her green and purple hair,</a> won the silver.The United States' Raven Saunders competes in the shot put on August 1. Saunders, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_49dcfff65c83baeeee7adb5ad0c3dc67" target="_blank">who stood out with her eye-catching mask and her green and purple hair,</a> won the silver. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe United States’ Raven Saunders competes in the shot put on August 1. Saunders, who stood out with her eye-catching mask and her green and purple hair, won the silver.Hide Caption 20 of 211Georgia's Iakobi Kajaia, left, takes on Russian Sergei Semenov in a Greco-Roman wrestling quarterfinal on August 1. Kajaia won the match.Georgia's Iakobi Kajaia, left, takes on Russian Sergei Semenov in a Greco-Roman wrestling quarterfinal on August 1. Kajaia won the match. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsGeorgia’s Iakobi Kajaia, left, takes on Russian Sergei Semenov in a Greco-Roman wrestling quarterfinal on August 1. Kajaia won the match.Hide Caption 21 of 211Divers warm up ahead of the women's 3-meter springboard finals on August 1.Divers warm up ahead of the women's 3-meter springboard finals on August 1. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsDivers warm up ahead of the women’s 3-meter springboard finals on August 1.Hide Caption 22 of 211Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, left, and Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi embrace after they both won gold in the high jump on August 1. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_86532abc405785d7c29b0fda0e27cdce" target="_blank">They agreed to share the medal</a> after they both cleared 2.37 meters but failed to clear 2.39.Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, left, and Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi embrace after they both won gold in the high jump on August 1. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_86532abc405785d7c29b0fda0e27cdce" target="_blank">They agreed to share the medal</a> after they both cleared 2.37 meters but failed to clear 2.39. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsQatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim, left, and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi embrace after they both won gold in the high jump on August 1. They agreed to share the medal after they both cleared 2.37 meters but failed to clear 2.39.Hide Caption 23 of 211From left, Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri, the United States' Bobby Finke, Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk, Germany's Florian Wellbrock and Great Britain's Daniel Jervis race the 1,500-meter freestyle on August 1. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_fd9cb74d1f4403d6a096f915c2eeb0dd" target="_blank">Finke won the gold</a> after racing down Romanchuk and Wellbrock in the final 50 meters. Finke also won gold in the 800-meter freestyle earlier in these Olympics.From left, Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri, the United States' Bobby Finke, Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk, Germany's Florian Wellbrock and Great Britain's Daniel Jervis race the 1,500-meter freestyle on August 1. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_fd9cb74d1f4403d6a096f915c2eeb0dd" target="_blank">Finke won the gold</a> after racing down Romanchuk and Wellbrock in the final 50 meters. Finke also won gold in the 800-meter freestyle earlier in these Olympics. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrom left, Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri, the United States’ Bobby Finke, Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk, Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Great Britain’s Daniel Jervis race the 1,500-meter freestyle on August 1. Finke won the gold after racing down Romanchuk and Wellbrock in the final 50 meters. Finke also won gold in the 800-meter freestyle earlier in these Olympics.Hide Caption 24 of 211US golfer Xander Schauffele hits a tee shot during the third round on Saturday, July 31. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_59d1594d965ff40e9283eb85afbefd2c" target="_blank">He went on to win gold,</a> holding off Slovakia's Rory Sabbatini by one stroke.US golfer Xander Schauffele hits a tee shot during the third round on Saturday, July 31. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_59d1594d965ff40e9283eb85afbefd2c" target="_blank">He went on to win gold,</a> holding off Slovakia's Rory Sabbatini by one stroke. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS golfer Xander Schauffele hits a tee shot during the third round on Saturday, July 31. He went on to win gold, holding off Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini by one stroke.Hide Caption 25 of 211Members of the Dominican Republic's volleyball team line up before a match against Kenya on July 31.Members of the Dominican Republic's volleyball team line up before a match against Kenya on July 31. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsMembers of the Dominican Republic’s volleyball team line up before a match against Kenya on July 31.Hide Caption 26 of 211Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_fad429aba3c7d06c0e4de7fd7b3973ba" target="_blank">winning gold in the 100-meter dash</a> on July 31. She set an Olympic record time of 10.61 seconds as she defended her title from 2016.Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_fad429aba3c7d06c0e4de7fd7b3973ba" target="_blank">winning gold in the 100-meter dash</a> on July 31. She set an Olympic record time of 10.61 seconds as she defended her title from 2016. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrates after winning gold in the 100-meter dash on July 31. She set an Olympic record time of 10.61 seconds as she defended her title from 2016.Hide Caption 27 of 211Jamaica dominated the 100 meters, winning all three medals. Behind Thompson-Herah were Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson. Fraser-Pryce won this event in 2008 and 2012.Jamaica dominated the 100 meters, winning all three medals. Behind Thompson-Herah were Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson. Fraser-Pryce won this event in 2008 and 2012. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJamaica dominated the 100 meters, winning all three medals. Behind Thompson-Herah were Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson. Fraser-Pryce won this event in 2008 and 2012.Hide Caption 28 of 211Switzerland's Belinda Bencic serves to the Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova during the gold-medal tennis match on July 31. Bencic won 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.Switzerland's Belinda Bencic serves to the Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova during the gold-medal tennis match on July 31. Bencic won 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSwitzerland’s Belinda Bencic serves to the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova during the gold-medal tennis match on July 31. Bencic won 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.Hide Caption 29 of 211Poland won <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_0ca9ae0e1fbae06e5f1ca145f2e28674" target="_blank">the Olympics' first-ever mixed relay in the 4x400 meters.</a> From left are Kajetan Duszynski, Natalia Kaczmarek, Justyna Swiety-Ersetic and Karol Zalewski.Poland won <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_0ca9ae0e1fbae06e5f1ca145f2e28674" target="_blank">the Olympics' first-ever mixed relay in the 4x400 meters.</a> From left are Kajetan Duszynski, Natalia Kaczmarek, Justyna Swiety-Ersetic and Karol Zalewski. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsPoland won the Olympics’ first-ever mixed relay in the 4×400 meters. From left are Kajetan Duszynski, Natalia Kaczmarek, Justyna Swiety-Ersetic and Karol Zalewski.Hide Caption 30 of 211Members of France's track cycling team train inside the Izu Velodrome on July 31.Members of France's track cycling team train inside the Izu Velodrome on July 31. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsMembers of France’s track cycling team train inside the Izu Velodrome on July 31.Hide Caption 31 of 211US diver Hailey Hernandez competes in the 3-meter springboard on July 31.US diver Hailey Hernandez competes in the 3-meter springboard on July 31. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS diver Hailey Hernandez competes in the 3-meter springboard on July 31.Hide Caption 32 of 211Japan's Shoichiro Mukai, left, and Germany's Eduard Trippel compete in team judo on July 31.Japan's Shoichiro Mukai, left, and Germany's Eduard Trippel compete in team judo on July 31. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapan’s Shoichiro Mukai, left, and Germany’s Eduard Trippel compete in team judo on July 31.Hide Caption 33 of 211American swimmer Caeleb Dressel competes in the 100-meter butterfly on July 31. He finished in 49.45 seconds, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-30-21-spt/h_4199d75e43fa3fccdfcca6cb47520ebf" target="_blank">winning gold and breaking his own world record in the process.</a>American swimmer Caeleb Dressel competes in the 100-meter butterfly on July 31. He finished in 49.45 seconds, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-30-21-spt/h_4199d75e43fa3fccdfcca6cb47520ebf" target="_blank">winning gold and breaking his own world record in the process.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican swimmer Caeleb Dressel competes in the 100-meter butterfly on July 31. He finished in 49.45 seconds, winning gold and breaking his own world record in the process.Hide Caption 34 of 211Russian fencers celebrate after winning gold in the team sabre event on July 31.Russian fencers celebrate after winning gold in the team sabre event on July 31. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsRussian fencers celebrate after winning gold in the team sabre event on July 31.Hide Caption 35 of 211Sweden's Armand "Mondo" Duplantis competes in the pole vault on July 31. He holds the world record in the event.Sweden's Armand "Mondo" Duplantis competes in the pole vault on July 31. He holds the world record in the event. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSweden’s Armand “Mondo” Duplantis competes in the pole vault on July 31. He holds the world record in the event.Hide Caption 36 of 211Dutch field hockey players run from sprinklers after pre-match warmups on July 31.Dutch field hockey players run from sprinklers after pre-match warmups on July 31. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsDutch field hockey players run from sprinklers after pre-match warmups on July 31.Hide Caption 37 of 211Kenya's Mercy Moim spikes the ball during a volleyball match against the Dominican Republic on July 31.Kenya's Mercy Moim spikes the ball during a volleyball match against the Dominican Republic on July 31. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsKenya’s Mercy Moim spikes the ball during a volleyball match against the Dominican Republic on July 31.Hide Caption 38 of 211Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreño Busta celebrates after he defeated Serbia's Novak Djokovic to win bronze on July 31.Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreño Busta celebrates after he defeated Serbia's Novak Djokovic to win bronze on July 31. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSpanish tennis player Pablo Carreño Busta celebrates after he defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to win bronze on July 31.Hide Caption 39 of 211Members of New Zealand's rugby team hug after defeating France <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_c290ab55510bd8ce401aa12537d8b410" target="_blank">to win gold</a> on July 31.Members of New Zealand's rugby team hug after defeating France <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_c290ab55510bd8ce401aa12537d8b410" target="_blank">to win gold</a> on July 31. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsMembers of New Zealand’s rugby team hug after defeating France to win gold on July 31.Hide Caption 40 of 211US swimmer Simone Manuel leaves the pool after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_2c9984424e5cc46191c70c46ea5da190" target="_blank">failing to qualify for the 50-meter freestyle final</a> on July 31. In 2016, Manuel became the first African American woman to ever win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming. US swimmer Simone Manuel leaves the pool after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-31-21-spt/h_2c9984424e5cc46191c70c46ea5da190" target="_blank">failing to qualify for the 50-meter freestyle final</a> on July 31. In 2016, Manuel became the first African American woman to ever win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS swimmer Simone Manuel leaves the pool after failing to qualify for the 50-meter freestyle final on July 31. In 2016, Manuel became the first African American woman to ever win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming. Hide Caption 41 of 211The United States' Katie Ledecky leads Australia's Ariarne Titmus during the 800-meter freestyle on July 31. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-30-21-spt/h_54e2fe78b366440913795bbeafb5f449" target="_blank">Ledecky won the event for the third straight Olympics.</a> Titmus took the silver.The United States' Katie Ledecky leads Australia's Ariarne Titmus during the 800-meter freestyle on July 31. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-30-21-spt/h_54e2fe78b366440913795bbeafb5f449" target="_blank">Ledecky won the event for the third straight Olympics.</a> Titmus took the silver. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe United States’ Katie Ledecky leads Australia’s Ariarne Titmus during the 800-meter freestyle on July 31. Ledecky won the event for the third straight Olympics. Titmus took the silver.Hide Caption 42 of 211The United States' Kendra Harrison races a 100-meter hurdles heat on July 31.The United States' Kendra Harrison races a 100-meter hurdles heat on July 31. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe United States’ Kendra Harrison races a 100-meter hurdles heat on July 31.Hide Caption 43 of 211Team Israel celebrates winning the bronze in the judo mixed-team event on July 31. France won the gold and Japan won the silver.Team Israel celebrates winning the bronze in the judo mixed-team event on July 31. France won the gold and Japan won the silver. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsTeam Israel celebrates winning the bronze in the judo mixed-team event on July 31. France won the gold and Japan won the silver.Hide Caption 44 of 211Lydia Jacoby's <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-30-21-spt/h_0c78cc31ccb8107279f316ba09d06600" target="_blank">goggles fell off</a> while the American was competing in the mixed 4x100-meter medley relay on July 31. The US team finished fifth in the event. Great Britain won the gold.Lydia Jacoby's <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-30-21-spt/h_0c78cc31ccb8107279f316ba09d06600" target="_blank">goggles fell off</a> while the American was competing in the mixed 4x100-meter medley relay on July 31. The US team finished fifth in the event. Great Britain won the gold. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsLydia Jacoby’s goggles fell off while the American was competing in the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay on July 31. The US team finished fifth in the event. Great Britain won the gold.Hide Caption 45 of 211Great Britain's Charlotte Worthington competes in BMX freestyle on July 31. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_eb8e9933ba3a3896d7a5f838985b580e" target="_blank">She would go on to win gold.</a>Great Britain's Charlotte Worthington competes in BMX freestyle on July 31. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-08-01-21-spt/h_eb8e9933ba3a3896d7a5f838985b580e" target="_blank">She would go on to win gold.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsGreat Britain’s Charlotte Worthington competes in BMX freestyle on July 31. She would go on to win gold.Hide Caption 46 of 211Great Britain's Jessica Learmonth competes in the mixed relay triathlon on July 31. Great Britain won gold in the event, which was the first of its kind in Olympics history.Great Britain's Jessica Learmonth competes in the mixed relay triathlon on July 31. Great Britain won gold in the event, which was the first of its kind in Olympics history. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsGreat Britain’s Jessica Learmonth competes in the mixed relay triathlon on July 31. Great Britain won gold in the event, which was the first of its kind in Olympics history.Hide Caption 47 of 211The world's top-ranked tennis player, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, reacts during his semifinal match against Germany's Alexander Zverev on Friday, July 30. Zverev won 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, ending Djokovic's <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-30-21-spt/h_9febcc9aa1b72eb9df5e9c8a6b60d055" target="_blank">quest for a "Golden Slam."</a> Djokovic has already won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year. He was looking to add an Olympic gold and then a US Open title later in the year. The only person in history to win all five in one calendar year was Steffi Graf in 1988. The world's top-ranked tennis player, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, reacts during his semifinal match against Germany's Alexander Zverev on Friday, July 30. Zverev won 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, ending Djokovic's <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-30-21-spt/h_9febcc9aa1b72eb9df5e9c8a6b60d055" target="_blank">quest for a "Golden Slam."</a> Djokovic has already won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year. He was looking to add an Olympic gold and then a US Open title later in the year. The only person in history to win all five in one calendar year was Steffi Graf in 1988. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe world’s top-ranked tennis player, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, reacts during his semifinal match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev on Friday, July 30. Zverev won 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, ending Djokovic’s quest for a “Golden Slam.” Djokovic has already won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year. He was looking to add an Olympic gold and then a US Open title later in the year. The only person in history to win all five in one calendar year was Steffi Graf in 1988. Hide Caption 48 of 211US players celebrate after they defeated the Netherlands in a penalty shootout July 30 to advance to the semifinals in women's football.US players celebrate after they defeated the Netherlands in a penalty shootout July 30 to advance to the semifinals in women's football. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS players celebrate after they defeated the Netherlands in a penalty shootout July 30 to advance to the semifinals in women’s football.Hide Caption 49 of 211Swimmers compete in the 1,500-meter freestyle on July 30.Swimmers compete in the 1,500-meter freestyle on July 30. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSwimmers compete in the 1,500-meter freestyle on July 30.Hide Caption 50 of 211A robot shoots a free throw during halftime of a women's basketball game between Belgium and Puerto Rico on July 30. A robot shoots a free throw during halftime of a women's basketball game between Belgium and Puerto Rico on July 30. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA robot shoots a free throw during halftime of a women’s basketball game between Belgium and Puerto Rico on July 30. Hide Caption 51 of 211Dominican baseball players Gustavo Nunez, left, and Julio Rodriguez collide as Rodriguez catches a ball during their 1-0 win over Mexico on July 30.Dominican baseball players Gustavo Nunez, left, and Julio Rodriguez collide as Rodriguez catches a ball during their 1-0 win over Mexico on July 30. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsDominican baseball players Gustavo Nunez, left, and Julio Rodriguez collide as Rodriguez catches a ball during their 1-0 win over Mexico on July 30.Hide Caption 52 of 211Ethiopia's Selemon Barega <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/30/sport/selemon-barega-tokyo-olympics-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">won the 10,000 meters</a> on July 30 after a thrilling sprint on the final lap.Ethiopia's Selemon Barega <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/30/sport/selemon-barega-tokyo-olympics-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">won the 10,000 meters</a> on July 30 after a thrilling sprint on the final lap. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsEthiopia’s Selemon Barega won the 10,000 meters on July 30 after a thrilling sprint on the final lap.Hide Caption 53 of 211Australian diver Esther Qin competes in the 3-meter springboard event on July 30.Australian diver Esther Qin competes in the 3-meter springboard event on July 30. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAustralian diver Esther Qin competes in the 3-meter springboard event on July 30.Hide Caption 54 of 211Athletes compete in the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-30-21-spt/h_14b192fc6e9c5e50db92d60028d2a1d4" target="_blank">Olympic debut</a> of the 4x400-meter mixed relay on July 30. Athletes compete in the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-30-21-spt/h_14b192fc6e9c5e50db92d60028d2a1d4" target="_blank">Olympic debut</a> of the 4x400-meter mixed relay on July 30. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAthletes compete in the Olympic debut of the 4×400-meter mixed relay on July 30. Hide Caption 55 of 211Lea Yanitsas, a goalkeeper for Australia's water polo team, tries to block a shot during a match against Spain on July 30.Lea Yanitsas, a goalkeeper for Australia's water polo team, tries to block a shot during a match against Spain on July 30. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsLea Yanitsas, a goalkeeper for Australia’s water polo team, tries to block a shot during a match against Spain on July 30.Hide Caption 56 of 211Russian rugby player Anna Baranchuk reaches for the ball during a match against New Zealand on July 30.Russian rugby player Anna Baranchuk reaches for the ball during a match against New Zealand on July 30. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsRussian rugby player Anna Baranchuk reaches for the ball during a match against New Zealand on July 30.Hide Caption 57 of 211Morocco's Mohamed Tindouft falls while competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on July 30.Morocco's Mohamed Tindouft falls while competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on July 30. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsMorocco’s Mohamed Tindouft falls while competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on July 30.Hide Caption 58 of 211South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker is congratulated by some of her fellow competitors — from left, American Lilly King, American Annie Lazor and South African Kaylene Corbett — after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-29-21-spt/h_5fc36626ed162977a9a007f5febace8b" target="_blank">winning gold in the 200-meter breaststroke</a> on July 30. She broke the world record, finishing with a time of 2:18.95.South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker is congratulated by some of her fellow competitors — from left, American Lilly King, American Annie Lazor and South African Kaylene Corbett — after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-29-21-spt/h_5fc36626ed162977a9a007f5febace8b" target="_blank">winning gold in the 200-meter breaststroke</a> on July 30. She broke the world record, finishing with a time of 2:18.95. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSouth African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker is congratulated by some of her fellow competitors — from left, American Lilly King, American Annie Lazor and South African Kaylene Corbett — after winning gold in the 200-meter breaststroke on July 30. She broke the world record, finishing with a time of 2:18.95.Hide Caption 59 of 211US gymnast Sunisa "Suni" Lee competes on the balance beam during the individual all-around final on Thursday, July 29.<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/sport/sunisa-lee-tokyo-olympics-gymnastics-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank"> Lee is the fifth straight American to win gold in the event</a> going back to the 2004 Olympics.US gymnast Sunisa "Suni" Lee competes on the balance beam during the individual all-around final on Thursday, July 29.<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/sport/sunisa-lee-tokyo-olympics-gymnastics-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank"> Lee is the fifth straight American to win gold in the event</a> going back to the 2004 Olympics. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS gymnast Sunisa “Suni” Lee competes on the balance beam during the individual all-around final on Thursday, July 29. Lee is the fifth straight American to win gold in the event going back to the 2004 Olympics.Hide Caption 60 of 211The Czech Republic's Jiri Prskavec reacts after winning gold in the kayak final on July 30. The Czech Republic's Jiri Prskavec reacts after winning gold in the kayak final on July 30. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe Czech Republic’s Jiri Prskavec reacts after winning gold in the kayak final on July 30. Hide Caption 61 of 211Australia's Saya Sakakibara receives medical attention after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-29-21-spt/h_d55cb6c29fe4a772ffb248a71eb69844" target="_blank">a crash in the BMX racing semifinal</a> on July 30. She was leading the race when she went down. American BMX racer Connor Fields was also injured in a semifinal race.Australia's Saya Sakakibara receives medical attention after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-29-21-spt/h_d55cb6c29fe4a772ffb248a71eb69844" target="_blank">a crash in the BMX racing semifinal</a> on July 30. She was leading the race when she went down. American BMX racer Connor Fields was also injured in a semifinal race. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAustralia’s Saya Sakakibara receives medical attention after a crash in the BMX racing semifinal on July 30. She was leading the race when she went down. American BMX racer Connor Fields was also injured in a semifinal race.Hide Caption 62 of 211Indonesian badminton players Apriyani Rahayu and Greysia Polii react after winning their quarterfinal match on July 29.Indonesian badminton players Apriyani Rahayu and Greysia Polii react after winning their quarterfinal match on July 29. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsIndonesian badminton players Apriyani Rahayu and Greysia Polii react after winning their quarterfinal match on July 29.Hide Caption 63 of 211From left, US gymnasts Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles and MyKayla Skinner cheer for teammate Suni Lee after her gold-medal performance on July 29. Biles, the defending champion, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/sport/simone-biles-gymnastics-tokyo-2020-mental-health-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">withdrew from the event</a> because of mental-health concerns. <em>Correction: This caption has been updated to include Grace McCallum, who was previously misidentified by Getty Images.</em>From left, US gymnasts Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles and MyKayla Skinner cheer for teammate Suni Lee after her gold-medal performance on July 29. Biles, the defending champion, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/sport/simone-biles-gymnastics-tokyo-2020-mental-health-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">withdrew from the event</a> because of mental-health concerns. <em>Correction: This caption has been updated to include Grace McCallum, who was previously misidentified by Getty Images.</em> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrom left, US gymnasts Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles and MyKayla Skinner cheer for teammate Suni Lee after her gold-medal performance on July 29. Biles, the defending champion, withdrew from the event because of mental-health concerns. Correction: This caption has been updated to include Grace McCallum, who was previously misidentified by Getty Images.Hide Caption 64 of 211British field hockey players prepare to defend a penalty corner during a match against the Netherlands on July 29.British field hockey players prepare to defend a penalty corner during a match against the Netherlands on July 29. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBritish field hockey players prepare to defend a penalty corner during a match against the Netherlands on July 29.Hide Caption 65 of 211American swimmer Caeleb Dressel, top, competes in the 100-meter freestyle final on July 29. With an <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-28-21-spt/h_63baf0a0f201fe751bcbe93b78f86bc7" target="_blank">Olympic record time</a> of 47.02 seconds, he won his fourth career gold medal and his second in Tokyo. He won the race by just .06 seconds.American swimmer Caeleb Dressel, top, competes in the 100-meter freestyle final on July 29. With an <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-28-21-spt/h_63baf0a0f201fe751bcbe93b78f86bc7" target="_blank">Olympic record time</a> of 47.02 seconds, he won his fourth career gold medal and his second in Tokyo. He won the race by just .06 seconds. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican swimmer Caeleb Dressel, top, competes in the 100-meter freestyle final on July 29. With an Olympic record time of 47.02 seconds, he won his fourth career gold medal and his second in Tokyo. He won the race by just .06 seconds.Hide Caption 66 of 211American gymnast Suni Lee takes a selfie with silver medalist Rebeca Andrade, center, and bronze medalist Angelina Melnikova after winning the individual all-around on July 29. Andrade is the first Brazilian to ever medal in women's gymnastics. Melnikova is Russian.American gymnast Suni Lee takes a selfie with silver medalist Rebeca Andrade, center, and bronze medalist Angelina Melnikova after winning the individual all-around on July 29. Andrade is the first Brazilian to ever medal in women's gymnastics. Melnikova is Russian. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican gymnast Suni Lee takes a selfie with silver medalist Rebeca Andrade, center, and bronze medalist Angelina Melnikova after winning the individual all-around on July 29. Andrade is the first Brazilian to ever medal in women’s gymnastics. Melnikova is Russian.Hide Caption 67 of 211Tunisia's Mohamed Hammed picks an arrow during archery competition on July 29.Tunisia's Mohamed Hammed picks an arrow during archery competition on July 29. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsTunisia’s Mohamed Hammed picks an arrow during archery competition on July 29.Hide Caption 68 of 211US beach volleyball player Sarah Sponcil stretches out for a ball during a match on July 29.US beach volleyball player Sarah Sponcil stretches out for a ball during a match on July 29. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS beach volleyball player Sarah Sponcil stretches out for a ball during a match on July 29.Hide Caption 69 of 211US swimmer Katie McLaughlin places a silver medal around the neck of teammate Katie Ledecky after the 4x200-meter freestyle relay on July 29. The International Olympic Committee created a contactless medal ceremony, asking athletes to put their medals on themselves. Some athletes have been <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-29-21-spt/h_f28d5e8948c5b62f6965c00dcfd35a2f" target="_blank">putting the medal on their teammates.</a>US swimmer Katie McLaughlin places a silver medal around the neck of teammate Katie Ledecky after the 4x200-meter freestyle relay on July 29. The International Olympic Committee created a contactless medal ceremony, asking athletes to put their medals on themselves. Some athletes have been <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-29-21-spt/h_f28d5e8948c5b62f6965c00dcfd35a2f" target="_blank">putting the medal on their teammates.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS swimmer Katie McLaughlin places a silver medal around the neck of teammate Katie Ledecky after the 4×200-meter freestyle relay on July 29. The International Olympic Committee created a contactless medal ceremony, asking athletes to put their medals on themselves. Some athletes have been putting the medal on their teammates.Hide Caption 70 of 211Canadian fencer Eleanor Harvey, left, competes against France's Ysaora Thibus in a foil team quarterfinal on July 29.Canadian fencer Eleanor Harvey, left, competes against France's Ysaora Thibus in a foil team quarterfinal on July 29. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsCanadian fencer Eleanor Harvey, left, competes against France’s Ysaora Thibus in a foil team quarterfinal on July 29.Hide Caption 71 of 211Italy's Cristina Chirichella serves the ball during a match against Argentina on July 29.Italy's Cristina Chirichella serves the ball during a match against Argentina on July 29. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsItaly’s Cristina Chirichella serves the ball during a match against Argentina on July 29.Hide Caption 72 of 211Brazil's Bruna de Paula is defended by  Spain's Lara González Ortega during a preliminary round handball match on July 29.Brazil's Bruna de Paula is defended by  Spain's Lara González Ortega during a preliminary round handball match on July 29. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBrazil’s Bruna de Paula is defended by Spain’s Lara González Ortega during a preliminary round handball match on July 29.Hide Caption 73 of 211Japanese golfer Rikuya Hoshino tees off to start his first round on July 29. The Olympic golf is taking place at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan.Japanese golfer Rikuya Hoshino tees off to start his first round on July 29. The Olympic golf is taking place at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapanese golfer Rikuya Hoshino tees off to start his first round on July 29. The Olympic golf is taking place at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan.Hide Caption 74 of 211From left, the United States' Bobby Finke, Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk and Germany's Florian Wellbrock dive in the water at the start of the 800-meter freestyle final on July 29. Finke won gold after a late rally.From left, the United States' Bobby Finke, Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk and Germany's Florian Wellbrock dive in the water at the start of the 800-meter freestyle final on July 29. Finke won gold after a late rally. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrom left, the United States’ Bobby Finke, Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk and Germany’s Florian Wellbrock dive in the water at the start of the 800-meter freestyle final on July 29. Finke won gold after a late rally.Hide Caption 75 of 211China's Sun Yingsha waits for a serve from Japan's Mima Ito during a table-tennis semifinal on July 29. Sun won to advance to the final.China's Sun Yingsha waits for a serve from Japan's Mima Ito during a table-tennis semifinal on July 29. Sun won to advance to the final. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsChina’s Sun Yingsha waits for a serve from Japan’s Mima Ito during a table-tennis semifinal on July 29. Sun won to advance to the final.Hide Caption 76 of 211BMX racers compete in the women's quarterfinals on July 29.BMX racers compete in the women's quarterfinals on July 29. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBMX racers compete in the women’s quarterfinals on July 29.Hide Caption 77 of 211Spain's Cristina Ouviña, center, is defended by a group of Serbian players during a preliminary round basketball game on July 29.Spain's Cristina Ouviña, center, is defended by a group of Serbian players during a preliminary round basketball game on July 29. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSpain’s Cristina Ouviña, center, is defended by a group of Serbian players during a preliminary round basketball game on July 29.Hide Caption 78 of 211Japanese badminton player Arisa Higashino, top, hits a shot toward China's Huang Dongping in a mixed-doubles semifinal on July 29.Japanese badminton player Arisa Higashino, top, hits a shot toward China's Huang Dongping in a mixed-doubles semifinal on July 29. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapanese badminton player Arisa Higashino, top, hits a shot toward China’s Huang Dongping in a mixed-doubles semifinal on July 29.Hide Caption 79 of 211US swimmer Katie Ledecky celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_86106ef469b0352fbf88fceea5aa405a" target="_blank">crushing the field in the 1,500-meter freestyle</a> on Wednesday, July 28. It was her sixth career gold medal and her eighth Olympic medal in all.US swimmer Katie Ledecky celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_86106ef469b0352fbf88fceea5aa405a" target="_blank">crushing the field in the 1,500-meter freestyle</a> on Wednesday, July 28. It was her sixth career gold medal and her eighth Olympic medal in all. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS swimmer Katie Ledecky celebrates after crushing the field in the 1,500-meter freestyle on Wednesday, July 28. It was her sixth career gold medal and her eighth Olympic medal in all.Hide Caption 80 of 211Ledecky led the field for most of the 1,500-meter freestyle, and she finished the race more than four seconds ahead of silver medalist Erica Sullivan, a fellow American.Ledecky led the field for most of the 1,500-meter freestyle, and she finished the race more than four seconds ahead of silver medalist Erica Sullivan, a fellow American. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsLedecky led the field for most of the 1,500-meter freestyle, and she finished the race more than four seconds ahead of silver medalist Erica Sullivan, a fellow American.Hide Caption 81 of 211Japanese gymnast Daiki Hashimoto competes during the individual all-around on July 28. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-28-21-spt/h_2d7ccf6cf360f0a4dcb7e60b18f7e8ad" target="_blank">Hashimoto won the gold.</a>Japanese gymnast Daiki Hashimoto competes during the individual all-around on July 28. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-28-21-spt/h_2d7ccf6cf360f0a4dcb7e60b18f7e8ad" target="_blank">Hashimoto won the gold.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapanese gymnast Daiki Hashimoto competes during the individual all-around on July 28. Hashimoto won the gold.Hide Caption 82 of 211Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev receives medical treatment during his third-round singles match on July 28. Midway through the match, the Russian — known for his dry humor and sarcasm — approached the chair umpire <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-28-21-spt/h_b0563c9d42927603e030f93c22bb2492" target="_blank">to ask what would happen if he died.</a> Medvedev went on to win the match over Italy's Fabio Fognini.Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev receives medical treatment during his third-round singles match on July 28. Midway through the match, the Russian — known for his dry humor and sarcasm — approached the chair umpire <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-28-21-spt/h_b0563c9d42927603e030f93c22bb2492" target="_blank">to ask what would happen if he died.</a> Medvedev went on to win the match over Italy's Fabio Fognini. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsRussian tennis player Daniil Medvedev receives medical treatment during his third-round singles match on July 28. Midway through the match, the Russian — known for his dry humor and sarcasm — approached the chair umpire to ask what would happen if he died. Medvedev went on to win the match over Italy’s Fabio Fognini.Hide Caption 83 of 211Poland's Lukasz Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski compete in the 49er sailing competition on July 28.Poland's Lukasz Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski compete in the 49er sailing competition on July 28. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsPoland’s Lukasz Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski compete in the 49er sailing competition on July 28.Hide Caption 84 of 211Serbia's Dusan Domovic Bulut, left, competes for the ball with Belgium's Rafael Bogaerts, center, and Thibaut Vervoort during a 3-on-3 basketball game on July 28. Serbia won the game for a bronze medal.Serbia's Dusan Domovic Bulut, left, competes for the ball with Belgium's Rafael Bogaerts, center, and Thibaut Vervoort during a 3-on-3 basketball game on July 28. Serbia won the game for a bronze medal. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSerbia’s Dusan Domovic Bulut, left, competes for the ball with Belgium’s Rafael Bogaerts, center, and Thibaut Vervoort during a 3-on-3 basketball game on July 28. Serbia won the game for a bronze medal.Hide Caption 85 of 211American divers Michael Hixon, left, and Andrew Capobianco compete in the synchronized 3-meter springboard event on July 28. They won silver. China's Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi won gold.American divers Michael Hixon, left, and Andrew Capobianco compete in the synchronized 3-meter springboard event on July 28. They won silver. China's Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi won gold. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican divers Michael Hixon, left, and Andrew Capobianco compete in the synchronized 3-meter springboard event on July 28. They won silver. China’s Wang Zongyuan and Xie Siyi won gold.Hide Caption 86 of 211From left, Jacquelyn Young, Stefanie Dolson, Kelsey Plum and Allisha Gray celebrate after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-28-21-spt/h_8aba5e07f9b1531a79bd7533f8c4ecc8" target="_blank">they won gold in 3-on-3 basketball</a> on July 28. This was the first year that 3-on-3 was an Olympic event.From left, Jacquelyn Young, Stefanie Dolson, Kelsey Plum and Allisha Gray celebrate after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-28-21-spt/h_8aba5e07f9b1531a79bd7533f8c4ecc8" target="_blank">they won gold in 3-on-3 basketball</a> on July 28. This was the first year that 3-on-3 was an Olympic event. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrom left, Jacquelyn Young, Stefanie Dolson, Kelsey Plum and Allisha Gray celebrate after they won gold in 3-on-3 basketball on July 28. This was the first year that 3-on-3 was an Olympic event.Hide Caption 87 of 211Swiss cyclist Marlen Reusser competes in the time trial event on July 28.Swiss cyclist Marlen Reusser competes in the time trial event on July 28. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSwiss cyclist Marlen Reusser competes in the time trial event on July 28.Hide Caption 88 of 211Fiji players celebrate after winning gold in rugby sevens on July 28.Fiji players celebrate after winning gold in rugby sevens on July 28. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFiji players celebrate after winning gold in rugby sevens on July 28.Hide Caption 89 of 211Kazakhstan's Bekzad Nurdauletov gets hit by Russian boxer Imam Khataev during their light-heavyweight match on July 28. Khataev won 4-1.Kazakhstan's Bekzad Nurdauletov gets hit by Russian boxer Imam Khataev during their light-heavyweight match on July 28. Khataev won 4-1. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsKazakhstan’s Bekzad Nurdauletov gets hit by Russian boxer Imam Khataev during their light-heavyweight match on July 28. Khataev won 4-1.Hide Caption 90 of 211Chinese weightlifter Shi Zhiyong celebrates July 28 after winning gold in the 73-kilogram weight class. He lifted 166 kilograms in the snatch and 198 kilograms in the clean-and-jerk, setting <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-28-21-spt/h_377e9649c19957df713a660d039f1d4e" target="_blank">a new world record total of 364 kilograms.</a>Chinese weightlifter Shi Zhiyong celebrates July 28 after winning gold in the 73-kilogram weight class. He lifted 166 kilograms in the snatch and 198 kilograms in the clean-and-jerk, setting <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-28-21-spt/h_377e9649c19957df713a660d039f1d4e" target="_blank">a new world record total of 364 kilograms.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsChinese weightlifter Shi Zhiyong celebrates July 28 after winning gold in the 73-kilogram weight class. He lifted 166 kilograms in the snatch and 198 kilograms in the clean-and-jerk, setting a new world record total of 364 kilograms.Hide Caption 91 of 211Japan's baseball players celebrate a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Dominican Republic on July 28. It was the first baseball game of these Olympics.Japan's baseball players celebrate a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Dominican Republic on July 28. It was the first baseball game of these Olympics. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapan’s baseball players celebrate a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Dominican Republic on July 28. It was the first baseball game of these Olympics.Hide Caption 92 of 211Japan's Megumi Murakami competes in a beach volleyball match on July 28. Japan's Megumi Murakami competes in a beach volleyball match on July 28. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapan’s Megumi Murakami competes in a beach volleyball match on July 28. Hide Caption 93 of 211A crowd watches equestrian action on July 28.A crowd watches equestrian action on July 28. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA crowd watches equestrian action on July 28.Hide Caption 94 of 211Australia's Ariarne Titmus swims her way to gold in the 200-meter freestyle on July 28. She also <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_2678ef626f78848939865d4d3a7abd69" target="_blank">set a new Olympic record,</a> finishing in 1:53.50. It is her second gold of these Olympics, as she also won the 400-meter freestyle.Australia's Ariarne Titmus swims her way to gold in the 200-meter freestyle on July 28. She also <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_2678ef626f78848939865d4d3a7abd69" target="_blank">set a new Olympic record,</a> finishing in 1:53.50. It is her second gold of these Olympics, as she also won the 400-meter freestyle. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAustralia’s Ariarne Titmus swims her way to gold in the 200-meter freestyle on July 28. She also set a new Olympic record, finishing in 1:53.50. It is her second gold of these Olympics, as she also won the 400-meter freestyle.Hide Caption 95 of 211Egyptian fencer Ziad Elsissy celebrates a team sabre win on July 28.Egyptian fencer Ziad Elsissy celebrates a team sabre win on July 28. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsEgyptian fencer Ziad Elsissy celebrates a team sabre win on July 28.Hide Caption 96 of 211US gymnast Simone Biles wears her warm-up gear after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/sport/simone-biles-tokyo-2020-olympics/index.html" target="_blank">she pulled out of the team all-around competition</a> on Tuesday, July 27. Biles withdrew after stumbling on the vault, Team USA's first apparatus of the night. She cited mental-health concerns for her withdrawal. "I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being," she told reporters.US gymnast Simone Biles wears her warm-up gear after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/sport/simone-biles-tokyo-2020-olympics/index.html" target="_blank">she pulled out of the team all-around competition</a> on Tuesday, July 27. Biles withdrew after stumbling on the vault, Team USA's first apparatus of the night. She cited mental-health concerns for her withdrawal. "I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being," she told reporters. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS gymnast Simone Biles wears her warm-up gear after she pulled out of the team all-around competition on Tuesday, July 27. Biles withdrew after stumbling on the vault, Team USA’s first apparatus of the night. She cited mental-health concerns for her withdrawal. “I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardize my health and well-being,” she told reporters.Hide Caption 97 of 211A tattoo of the Olympic rings is seen on the back of South African swimmer Brad Tandy on July 27. Many of this year's athletes <a href="https://www.cnn.com/style/article/olympics-tokyo-tattoos-trnd-spt/index.html" target="_blank">are sporting a wide range of ink.</a>A tattoo of the Olympic rings is seen on the back of South African swimmer Brad Tandy on July 27. Many of this year's athletes <a href="https://www.cnn.com/style/article/olympics-tokyo-tattoos-trnd-spt/index.html" target="_blank">are sporting a wide range of ink.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA tattoo of the Olympic rings is seen on the back of South African swimmer Brad Tandy on July 27. Many of this year’s athletes are sporting a wide range of ink.Hide Caption 98 of 211A man sits among rows of empty seats as he watches table tennis at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on July 27.A man sits among rows of empty seats as he watches table tennis at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA man sits among rows of empty seats as he watches table tennis at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on July 27.Hide Caption 99 of 211US gymnast Simone Biles performs on the vault during the team all-around event on July 27. She stumbled on the landing and <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/sport/simone-biles-tokyo-2020-olympics/index.html" target="_blank">withdrew right after that,</a> saying she wasn't in the right frame of mind to compete. "It just sucks when you're fighting with your own head," she told reporters.US gymnast Simone Biles performs on the vault during the team all-around event on July 27. She stumbled on the landing and <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/sport/simone-biles-tokyo-2020-olympics/index.html" target="_blank">withdrew right after that,</a> saying she wasn't in the right frame of mind to compete. "It just sucks when you're fighting with your own head," she told reporters. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS gymnast Simone Biles performs on the vault during the team all-around event on July 27. She stumbled on the landing and withdrew right after that, saying she wasn’t in the right frame of mind to compete. “It just sucks when you’re fighting with your own head,” she told reporters.Hide Caption 100 of 211An underwater view shows the United States' Delaney Schnell, left, and Jessica Parratto after a dive in the the synchronized 10-meter platform event on July 27.An underwater view shows the United States' Delaney Schnell, left, and Jessica Parratto after a dive in the the synchronized 10-meter platform event on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAn underwater view shows the United States’ Delaney Schnell, left, and Jessica Parratto after a dive in the the synchronized 10-meter platform event on July 27.Hide Caption 101 of 211Turkish archer Yasemin Anagoz competes on July 27.Turkish archer Yasemin Anagoz competes on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsTurkish archer Yasemin Anagoz competes on July 27.Hide Caption 102 of 211French slalom canoeist Marie-Zélia Lafont competes in the K-1 semifinal on July 27.French slalom canoeist Marie-Zélia Lafont competes in the K-1 semifinal on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrench slalom canoeist Marie-Zélia Lafont competes in the K-1 semifinal on July 27.Hide Caption 103 of 211Japan's softball team celebrates with head coach Reika Utsugi after winning the gold-medal game against the United States on July 27. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_13b9a6c62c003209afe550b465f7ab7e" target="_blank">Japan won 2-0.</a>Japan's softball team celebrates with head coach Reika Utsugi after winning the gold-medal game against the United States on July 27. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_13b9a6c62c003209afe550b465f7ab7e" target="_blank">Japan won 2-0.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapan’s softball team celebrates with head coach Reika Utsugi after winning the gold-medal game against the United States on July 27. Japan won 2-0.Hide Caption 104 of 211Russian gymnast Viktoria Listunova performs on the balance beam during the team all-around competition on July 27. She <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_8916e07951f273460cfa89cee9100a9a" target="_blank">won the gold medal</a> along with her teammates Vladislava Urazova, Angelina Melnikova and Lilia Akhaimova. Russian athletes at these Olympics are officially recognized as members of ROC, an abbreviation of the Russian Olympic Committee. That's because in 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/sport/what-is-roc-olympics-explainer-spt-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">banned Russia</a> from all international sporting competitions, including the Olympics, for doping non-compliance. Russian athletes can't compete under their country's name, flag and national anthem until December 2022.Russian gymnast Viktoria Listunova performs on the balance beam during the team all-around competition on July 27. She <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_8916e07951f273460cfa89cee9100a9a" target="_blank">won the gold medal</a> along with her teammates Vladislava Urazova, Angelina Melnikova and Lilia Akhaimova. Russian athletes at these Olympics are officially recognized as members of ROC, an abbreviation of the Russian Olympic Committee. That's because in 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/sport/what-is-roc-olympics-explainer-spt-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">banned Russia</a> from all international sporting competitions, including the Olympics, for doping non-compliance. Russian athletes can't compete under their country's name, flag and national anthem until December 2022. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsRussian gymnast Viktoria Listunova performs on the balance beam during the team all-around competition on July 27. She won the gold medal along with her teammates Vladislava Urazova, Angelina Melnikova and Lilia Akhaimova. Russian athletes at these Olympics are officially recognized as members of ROC, an abbreviation of the Russian Olympic Committee. That’s because in 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia from all international sporting competitions, including the Olympics, for doping non-compliance. Russian athletes can’t compete under their country’s name, flag and national anthem until December 2022.Hide Caption 105 of 211German table-tennis player Timo Boll serves during a match on July 27.German table-tennis player Timo Boll serves during a match on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsGerman table-tennis player Timo Boll serves during a match on July 27.Hide Caption 106 of 211Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun reacts after winning gold in the 59-kilogram category on July 27.Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun reacts after winning gold in the 59-kilogram category on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsTaiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun reacts after winning gold in the 59-kilogram category on July 27.Hide Caption 107 of 211A man in Yokohama, Japan, walks past the Olympic rings lit up at dusk on July 27.A man in Yokohama, Japan, walks past the Olympic rings lit up at dusk on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA man in Yokohama, Japan, walks past the Olympic rings lit up at dusk on July 27.Hide Caption 108 of 211The United States' Carissa Moore celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_fef4a80c23cb5ec5e96752ab3be966f2" target="_blank">she won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in surfing</a> on July 27.The United States' Carissa Moore celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_fef4a80c23cb5ec5e96752ab3be966f2" target="_blank">she won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in surfing</a> on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe United States’ Carissa Moore celebrates after she won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in surfing on July 27.Hide Caption 109 of 211American Regan Smith swims the final of the women's 100-meter backstroke on July 27. She won the bronze.American Regan Smith swims the final of the women's 100-meter backstroke on July 27. She won the bronze. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican Regan Smith swims the final of the women’s 100-meter backstroke on July 27. She won the bronze.Hide Caption 110 of 211American Haleigh Washington, left, spikes the ball during a volleyball match against China on July 27. The United States won in straight sets, 29-27, 25-22, 25-21.American Haleigh Washington, left, spikes the ball during a volleyball match against China on July 27. The United States won in straight sets, 29-27, 25-22, 25-21. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican Haleigh Washington, left, spikes the ball during a volleyball match against China on July 27. The United States won in straight sets, 29-27, 25-22, 25-21.Hide Caption 111 of 211Norway's Helene Naess and Marie Ronningen compete in the 49erFX sailing competition on July 27.Norway's Helene Naess and Marie Ronningen compete in the 49erFX sailing competition on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsNorway’s Helene Naess and Marie Ronningen compete in the 49erFX sailing competition on July 27.Hide Caption 112 of 211US diver Jessica Parratto cries after she and teammate Delaney Schnell won a silver medal in <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_b02acea3373d34c2ca2446b234d2e4e4" target="_blank">the synchronized 10-meter platform event</a> on July 27.US diver Jessica Parratto cries after she and teammate Delaney Schnell won a silver medal in <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_b02acea3373d34c2ca2446b234d2e4e4" target="_blank">the synchronized 10-meter platform event</a> on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS diver Jessica Parratto cries after she and teammate Delaney Schnell won a silver medal in the synchronized 10-meter platform event on July 27.Hide Caption 113 of 211Estonian fencer Katrina Lehis, left, squares off against Italy's Mara Navarria in the team epée semifinals on July 27.Estonian fencer Katrina Lehis, left, squares off against Italy's Mara Navarria in the team epée semifinals on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsEstonian fencer Katrina Lehis, left, squares off against Italy’s Mara Navarria in the team epée semifinals on July 27.Hide Caption 114 of 211Russian swimmer Evgeny Rylov wears a cat-themed mask as he waits to receive his gold medal on July 27. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_ca80c586169141bbb5c36a560e96b1cf" target="_blank">Rylov won the 100-meter backstroke.</a>Russian swimmer Evgeny Rylov wears a cat-themed mask as he waits to receive his gold medal on July 27. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_ca80c586169141bbb5c36a560e96b1cf" target="_blank">Rylov won the 100-meter backstroke.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsRussian swimmer Evgeny Rylov wears a cat-themed mask as he waits to receive his gold medal on July 27. Rylov won the 100-meter backstroke.Hide Caption 115 of 211Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira competes in the gold-medal final on July 27. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_8117e314543b1baab05b86ab651ffe12" target="_blank">He won gold despite his board breaking on his first wave.</a>Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira competes in the gold-medal final on July 27. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-27-21-spt/h_8117e314543b1baab05b86ab651ffe12" target="_blank">He won gold despite his board breaking on his first wave.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBrazilian surfer Italo Ferreira competes in the gold-medal final on July 27. He won gold despite his board breaking on his first wave.Hide Caption 116 of 211Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka reacts during <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/tennis/naomi-osaka-loses-olympics-3rd-round-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">her third-round loss</a> to the Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova on July 27. Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony, had 32 unforced errors in the match. It's the first time she has lost in a hard-court tournament since the 2020 Australian Open.Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka reacts during <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/tennis/naomi-osaka-loses-olympics-3rd-round-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">her third-round loss</a> to the Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova on July 27. Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony, had 32 unforced errors in the match. It's the first time she has lost in a hard-court tournament since the 2020 Australian Open. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapanese tennis star Naomi Osaka reacts during her third-round loss to the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova on July 27. Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony, had 32 unforced errors in the match. It’s the first time she has lost in a hard-court tournament since the 2020 Australian Open.Hide Caption 117 of 211Lydia Jacoby, left, is congratulated by fellow American swimmer Lilly King after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_8b08f43fae7fd1862ec3443ea9a91f9c" target="_blank">winning the 100-meter breaststroke</a> on July 27. Jacoby, 17, is the first-ever Olympic swimmer from Alaska, and she was not expected to win the event. King, a race favorite who won the event at the 2016 Olympics, finished with the bronze this time.Lydia Jacoby, left, is congratulated by fellow American swimmer Lilly King after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_8b08f43fae7fd1862ec3443ea9a91f9c" target="_blank">winning the 100-meter breaststroke</a> on July 27. Jacoby, 17, is the first-ever Olympic swimmer from Alaska, and she was not expected to win the event. King, a race favorite who won the event at the 2016 Olympics, finished with the bronze this time. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsLydia Jacoby, left, is congratulated by fellow American swimmer Lilly King after winning the 100-meter breaststroke on July 27. Jacoby, 17, is the first-ever Olympic swimmer from Alaska, and she was not expected to win the event. King, a race favorite who won the event at the 2016 Olympics, finished with the bronze this time.Hide Caption 118 of 211Brazil's Ana Paula Rodrigues Belo attempts to shoot during a handball match against Hungary on July 27.Brazil's Ana Paula Rodrigues Belo attempts to shoot during a handball match against Hungary on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBrazil’s Ana Paula Rodrigues Belo attempts to shoot during a handball match against Hungary on July 27.Hide Caption 119 of 211Bermuda's Flora Duffy celebrates after she won <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_0ec1b5b43d5f069ead593b41c5652ef1" target="_blank">gold in the triathlon</a> on July 27. It's the first-ever Olympic gold medal for an athlete representing Bermuda.Bermuda's Flora Duffy celebrates after she won <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_0ec1b5b43d5f069ead593b41c5652ef1" target="_blank">gold in the triathlon</a> on July 27. It's the first-ever Olympic gold medal for an athlete representing Bermuda. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBermuda’s Flora Duffy celebrates after she won gold in the triathlon on July 27. It’s the first-ever Olympic gold medal for an athlete representing Bermuda.Hide Caption 120 of 211From left, Hungary's Katinka Hosszú, the United States' Alex Walsh and China's Yu Yiting take part in a semifinal race for the 200-meter individual medley on July 27. Walsh won the race.From left, Hungary's Katinka Hosszú, the United States' Alex Walsh and China's Yu Yiting take part in a semifinal race for the 200-meter individual medley on July 27. Walsh won the race. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrom left, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszú, the United States’ Alex Walsh and China’s Yu Yiting take part in a semifinal race for the 200-meter individual medley on July 27. Walsh won the race.Hide Caption 121 of 211France's Endy Miyem is defended by Japan's Himawari Akaho during a basketball game on July 27. Japan defeated France 74-70.France's Endy Miyem is defended by Japan's Himawari Akaho during a basketball game on July 27. Japan defeated France 74-70. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrance’s Endy Miyem is defended by Japan’s Himawari Akaho during a basketball game on July 27. Japan defeated France 74-70.Hide Caption 122 of 211Russian swimmer Evgeny Rylov celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_ca80c586169141bbb5c36a560e96b1cf" target="_blank">winning the 100-meter backstroke</a> on July 27. His countryman Kliment Kolesnikov won the silver.Russian swimmer Evgeny Rylov celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_ca80c586169141bbb5c36a560e96b1cf" target="_blank">winning the 100-meter backstroke</a> on July 27. His countryman Kliment Kolesnikov won the silver. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsRussian swimmer Evgeny Rylov celebrates after winning the 100-meter backstroke on July 27. His countryman Kliment Kolesnikov won the silver.Hide Caption 123 of 211Members of the media are pictured in the foreground as Indonesia's Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, bottom left, and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo play a badminton match against Taiwan's Lee Yang, top left, and Wang Chi-lin on July 27.Members of the media are pictured in the foreground as Indonesia's Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, bottom left, and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo play a badminton match against Taiwan's Lee Yang, top left, and Wang Chi-lin on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsMembers of the media are pictured in the foreground as Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, bottom left, and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo play a badminton match against Taiwan’s Lee Yang, top left, and Wang Chi-lin on July 27.Hide Caption 124 of 211South Korean fencer Kang Young-mi, right, is congratulated by her teammates after they defeated the United States in the epée quarterfinals on July 27.South Korean fencer Kang Young-mi, right, is congratulated by her teammates after they defeated the United States in the epée quarterfinals on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSouth Korean fencer Kang Young-mi, right, is congratulated by her teammates after they defeated the United States in the epée quarterfinals on July 27.Hide Caption 125 of 211US water polo player Johnny Hooper takes a shot during the team's 20-3 win over South Africa on July 27.US water polo player Johnny Hooper takes a shot during the team's 20-3 win over South Africa on July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS water polo player Johnny Hooper takes a shot during the team’s 20-3 win over South Africa on July 27.Hide Caption 126 of 211From left, Russian gymnasts David Belyavskiy, Artur Dalaloyan, Nikita Nagornyy and Denis Ablyazin react after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_f0e07d44e4025e1ec45ea08b3ff18719" target="_blank">winning gold in the team all-around</a> on Monday, July 26.From left, Russian gymnasts David Belyavskiy, Artur Dalaloyan, Nikita Nagornyy and Denis Ablyazin react after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_f0e07d44e4025e1ec45ea08b3ff18719" target="_blank">winning gold in the team all-around</a> on Monday, July 26. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrom left, Russian gymnasts David Belyavskiy, Artur Dalaloyan, Nikita Nagornyy and Denis Ablyazin react after winning gold in the team all-around on Monday, July 26.Hide Caption 127 of 211Japanese table-tennis players Jun Mizutani, left, and Mima Ito celebrate <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_321ddbea93f900e73308f3c94c4b6015" target="_blank">their dramatic victory</a> over China in the mixed-doubles final on July 26. Mizutani and Ito came back from two sets down to win 4-3, clinching the final set 11-6. The win ended years of Chinese dominance in the sport. China had won every Olympic title in table tennis since South Korea's Ryu Seung-min triumphed in the men's singles competition at the 2004 Athens Games.Japanese table-tennis players Jun Mizutani, left, and Mima Ito celebrate <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_321ddbea93f900e73308f3c94c4b6015" target="_blank">their dramatic victory</a> over China in the mixed-doubles final on July 26. Mizutani and Ito came back from two sets down to win 4-3, clinching the final set 11-6. The win ended years of Chinese dominance in the sport. China had won every Olympic title in table tennis since South Korea's Ryu Seung-min triumphed in the men's singles competition at the 2004 Athens Games. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapanese table-tennis players Jun Mizutani, left, and Mima Ito celebrate their dramatic victory over China in the mixed-doubles final on July 26. Mizutani and Ito came back from two sets down to win 4-3, clinching the final set 11-6. The win ended years of Chinese dominance in the sport. China had won every Olympic title in table tennis since South Korea’s Ryu Seung-min triumphed in the men’s singles competition at the 2004 Athens Games.Hide Caption 128 of 211The Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz reacts after winning the 55-kilogram weightlifting competition on July 26. It's her country's <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_2d6ab10499b245fa129318ece8b8e5ef" target="_blank">first-ever Olympic gold medal.</a> Prior to Diaz's gold, the Philippines had claimed three silvers and seven bronzes. Diaz won one of the silvers in the 2016 Olympics.The Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz reacts after winning the 55-kilogram weightlifting competition on July 26. It's her country's <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_2d6ab10499b245fa129318ece8b8e5ef" target="_blank">first-ever Olympic gold medal.</a> Prior to Diaz's gold, the Philippines had claimed three silvers and seven bronzes. Diaz won one of the silvers in the 2016 Olympics. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz reacts after winning the 55-kilogram weightlifting competition on July 26. It’s her country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal. Prior to Diaz’s gold, the Philippines had claimed three silvers and seven bronzes. Diaz won one of the silvers in the 2016 Olympics.Hide Caption 129 of 211The sun sets in Tokyo on July 26 as Belgium plays the Netherlands in a men's 3-on-3 basketball game. The event is making its Olympic debut this year.The sun sets in Tokyo on July 26 as Belgium plays the Netherlands in a men's 3-on-3 basketball game. The event is making its Olympic debut this year. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe sun sets in Tokyo on July 26 as Belgium plays the Netherlands in a men’s 3-on-3 basketball game. The event is making its Olympic debut this year.Hide Caption 130 of 211Volunteers sit in mostly empty stands during archery competition on July 26.Volunteers sit in mostly empty stands during archery competition on July 26. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsVolunteers sit in mostly empty stands during archery competition on July 26.Hide Caption 131 of 211The Czech Republic's Lukas Rohan competes in a canoeing semifinal on July 26.The Czech Republic's Lukas Rohan competes in a canoeing semifinal on July 26. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe Czech Republic’s Lukas Rohan competes in a canoeing semifinal on July 26.Hide Caption 132 of 211Fencers Sofia Pozdniakova and Sofya Velikaya, both representing the Russian Olympic Committee, compete against each other in the individual sabre final on July 26. Pozdniakova, a two-time world champion and daughter of Russian Olympic Committee President Stanislav Pozdniakov, defeated Velikaya 15-11.Fencers Sofia Pozdniakova and Sofya Velikaya, both representing the Russian Olympic Committee, compete against each other in the individual sabre final on July 26. Pozdniakova, a two-time world champion and daughter of Russian Olympic Committee President Stanislav Pozdniakov, defeated Velikaya 15-11. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFencers Sofia Pozdniakova and Sofya Velikaya, both representing the Russian Olympic Committee, compete against each other in the individual sabre final on July 26. Pozdniakova, a two-time world champion and daughter of Russian Olympic Committee President Stanislav Pozdniakov, defeated Velikaya 15-11.Hide Caption 133 of 211Spain's Adrian Gavira Collado waits for a serve during a beach volleyball match on July 26.Spain's Adrian Gavira Collado waits for a serve during a beach volleyball match on July 26. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSpain’s Adrian Gavira Collado waits for a serve during a beach volleyball match on July 26.Hide Caption 134 of 211Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung looks at his gold medal after beating Italy's Daniele Garozzo in the men's foil final on July 26. It was <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_49e87856e0c333e6f009a513d4e01e57" target="_blank">Hong Kong's first gold</a> at the Summer Olympics in 25 years.Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung looks at his gold medal after beating Italy's Daniele Garozzo in the men's foil final on July 26. It was <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_49e87856e0c333e6f009a513d4e01e57" target="_blank">Hong Kong's first gold</a> at the Summer Olympics in 25 years. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsHong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung looks at his gold medal after beating Italy’s Daniele Garozzo in the men’s foil final on July 26. It was Hong Kong’s first gold at the Summer Olympics in 25 years.Hide Caption 135 of 211Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus edges the United States' Katie Ledecky <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_0a7792e857fef154a53104963ec8a53d" target="_blank">to win the 400-meter freestyle</a> on July 26. It's the first Olympic medal for Titmus, the defending world champion in the event. Ledecky won the event at the 2016 Olympics, where she set a world record that still stands today.Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus edges the United States' Katie Ledecky <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_0a7792e857fef154a53104963ec8a53d" target="_blank">to win the 400-meter freestyle</a> on July 26. It's the first Olympic medal for Titmus, the defending world champion in the event. Ledecky won the event at the 2016 Olympics, where she set a world record that still stands today. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAustralian swimmer Ariarne Titmus edges the United States’ Katie Ledecky to win the 400-meter freestyle on July 26. It’s the first Olympic medal for Titmus, the defending world champion in the event. Ledecky won the event at the 2016 Olympics, where she set a world record that still stands today.Hide Caption 136 of 211Three US swimmers — from right, Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni and Bowen Becker — celebrate after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_a2676f178c57545842ef135c0601906e" target="_blank">winning the 4x100-meter freestyle relay</a> on July 26. Not pictured is teammate Zach Apple, who swam the anchor leg.Three US swimmers — from right, Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni and Bowen Becker — celebrate after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_a2676f178c57545842ef135c0601906e" target="_blank">winning the 4x100-meter freestyle relay</a> on July 26. Not pictured is teammate Zach Apple, who swam the anchor leg. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThree US swimmers — from right, Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni and Bowen Becker — celebrate after winning the 4×100-meter freestyle relay on July 26. Not pictured is teammate Zach Apple, who swam the anchor leg.Hide Caption 137 of 211Japanese skateboarder Momiji Nishiya grinds a rail during the women's street competition on July 26. The 13-year-old <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_6946ceefadd9040136faf87fdbcd8852" target="_blank">won gold in the new event,</a> a day after fellow Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome won gold on the men's side. She is one of the youngest gold-medal winners in Olympic history. She is just months older than the current female record-holder, American diver Marjorie Gestring, who was 13 years and 267 days old when she won gold at the Berlin Games in 1936.Japanese skateboarder Momiji Nishiya grinds a rail during the women's street competition on July 26. The 13-year-old <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-26-21-spt/h_6946ceefadd9040136faf87fdbcd8852" target="_blank">won gold in the new event,</a> a day after fellow Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome won gold on the men's side. She is one of the youngest gold-medal winners in Olympic history. She is just months older than the current female record-holder, American diver Marjorie Gestring, who was 13 years and 267 days old when she won gold at the Berlin Games in 1936. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapanese skateboarder Momiji Nishiya grinds a rail during the women’s street competition on July 26. The 13-year-old won gold in the new event, a day after fellow Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome won gold on the men’s side. She is one of the youngest gold-medal winners in Olympic history. She is just months older than the current female record-holder, American diver Marjorie Gestring, who was 13 years and 267 days old when she won gold at the Berlin Games in 1936.Hide Caption 138 of 211Iran's Meisam Salehi spikes the ball during a volleyball match against Venezuela on July 26.Iran's Meisam Salehi spikes the ball during a volleyball match against Venezuela on July 26. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsIran’s Meisam Salehi spikes the ball during a volleyball match against Venezuela on July 26.Hide Caption 139 of 211British divers Tom Daley, left, and Matty Lee compete in the synchronized 10-meter platform event on July 26. They won the gold.British divers Tom Daley, left, and Matty Lee compete in the synchronized 10-meter platform event on July 26. They won the gold. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBritish divers Tom Daley, left, and Matty Lee compete in the synchronized 10-meter platform event on July 26. They won the gold.Hide Caption 140 of 211Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt lies on the ground wrapped in finish-line tape after he won the triathlon on July 26. On the right, silver medalist Alex Yee of Great Britain hugs bronze medalist Hayden Wilde of New Zealand.Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt lies on the ground wrapped in finish-line tape after he won the triathlon on July 26. On the right, silver medalist Alex Yee of Great Britain hugs bronze medalist Hayden Wilde of New Zealand. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsNorway’s Kristian Blummenfelt lies on the ground wrapped in finish-line tape after he won the triathlon on July 26. On the right, silver medalist Alex Yee of Great Britain hugs bronze medalist Hayden Wilde of New Zealand.Hide Caption 141 of 211Norway's Richard Andre Ordemann is kicked in the face by Jordan's Saleh Elsharabaty during a taekwondo bout on July 26. Elsharabaty won 5-4.Norway's Richard Andre Ordemann is kicked in the face by Jordan's Saleh Elsharabaty during a taekwondo bout on July 26. Elsharabaty won 5-4. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsNorway’s Richard Andre Ordemann is kicked in the face by Jordan’s Saleh Elsharabaty during a taekwondo bout on July 26. Elsharabaty won 5-4.Hide Caption 142 of 211The US softball team celebrates its 2-1 win over Japan on July 26. The two teams will meet again in the gold-medal game July 27.The US softball team celebrates its 2-1 win over Japan on July 26. The two teams will meet again in the gold-medal game July 27. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe US softball team celebrates its 2-1 win over Japan on July 26. The two teams will meet again in the gold-medal game July 27.Hide Caption 143 of 211Eldric Sella Rodriguez, a middleweight boxer with the Refugee Olympic Team, lies on the ground after being knocked down by the Dominican Republic's Euri Cedeno Martinez on July 26. The fight was stopped in the first round, and Cedeno Martinez was declared the winner.Eldric Sella Rodriguez, a middleweight boxer with the Refugee Olympic Team, lies on the ground after being knocked down by the Dominican Republic's Euri Cedeno Martinez on July 26. The fight was stopped in the first round, and Cedeno Martinez was declared the winner. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsEldric Sella Rodriguez, a middleweight boxer with the Refugee Olympic Team, lies on the ground after being knocked down by the Dominican Republic’s Euri Cedeno Martinez on July 26. The fight was stopped in the first round, and Cedeno Martinez was declared the winner.Hide Caption 144 of 211Athletes dive into the water at the start of the men's triathlon on July 26. A broadcast boat prevented all swimmers from starting, <a href="https://www.nbcolympics.com/news/mens-triathlon-kicks-bizarre-false-start-first-olympic-history" target="_blank">forcing a restart.</a> It was the first-ever call of its kind in an Olympic triathlon.Athletes dive into the water at the start of the men's triathlon on July 26. A broadcast boat prevented all swimmers from starting, <a href="https://www.nbcolympics.com/news/mens-triathlon-kicks-bizarre-false-start-first-olympic-history" target="_blank">forcing a restart.</a> It was the first-ever call of its kind in an Olympic triathlon. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAthletes dive into the water at the start of the men’s triathlon on July 26. A broadcast boat prevented all swimmers from starting, forcing a restart. It was the first-ever call of its kind in an Olympic triathlon.Hide Caption 145 of 211Japan's Hifumi Abe celebrates after winning gold in judo on Sunday, July 25.Japan's Hifumi Abe celebrates after winning gold in judo on Sunday, July 25. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapan’s Hifumi Abe celebrates after winning gold in judo on Sunday, July 25.Hide Caption 146 of 211The Tokyo 2020 logo is reflected in the backboard as France's Evan Fournier rises for a shot on July 25. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_a157087079778afeb7aea72e8d599708" target="_blank">France upset the United States</a> 83-76 in what was both teams' opening games. The US team hadn't lost an Olympic game since 2004.The Tokyo 2020 logo is reflected in the backboard as France's Evan Fournier rises for a shot on July 25. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_a157087079778afeb7aea72e8d599708" target="_blank">France upset the United States</a> 83-76 in what was both teams' opening games. The US team hadn't lost an Olympic game since 2004. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe Tokyo 2020 logo is reflected in the backboard as France’s Evan Fournier rises for a shot on July 25. France upset the United States 83-76 in what was both teams’ opening games. The US team hadn’t lost an Olympic game since 2004.Hide Caption 147 of 211Chinese weightlifter Chen Lijun celebrates on July 25. He won gold in his 67-kilogram weight class after lifting 187 kilograms — an Olympic record — in the clean-and-jerk. His total lift of 332 kilograms edged Colombia's Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano by one kilogram.Chinese weightlifter Chen Lijun celebrates on July 25. He won gold in his 67-kilogram weight class after lifting 187 kilograms — an Olympic record — in the clean-and-jerk. His total lift of 332 kilograms edged Colombia's Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano by one kilogram. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsChinese weightlifter Chen Lijun celebrates on July 25. He won gold in his 67-kilogram weight class after lifting 187 kilograms — an Olympic record — in the clean-and-jerk. His total lift of 332 kilograms edged Colombia’s Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano by one kilogram.Hide Caption 148 of 211Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten celebrates after completing the road race on July 25. She <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/sport/anna-kiesenhofer-annemiek-van-vleuten-tokyo-2020-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">thought she had won</a> the gold medal, not realizing that Austria's Anna Kiesenhofer had broken away from the pack and finished first. Cyclists race without earpieces at the Olympics, and that played a part in her confusion, she said. But she was still "really proud" of her silver medal.Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten celebrates after completing the road race on July 25. She <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/sport/anna-kiesenhofer-annemiek-van-vleuten-tokyo-2020-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">thought she had won</a> the gold medal, not realizing that Austria's Anna Kiesenhofer had broken away from the pack and finished first. Cyclists race without earpieces at the Olympics, and that played a part in her confusion, she said. But she was still "really proud" of her silver medal. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsDutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten celebrates after completing the road race on July 25. She thought she had won the gold medal, not realizing that Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer had broken away from the pack and finished first. Cyclists race without earpieces at the Olympics, and that played a part in her confusion, she said. But she was still “really proud” of her silver medal.Hide Caption 149 of 211US equestrian Adrienne Lyle rides Salvino in the dressage competition on July 25.US equestrian Adrienne Lyle rides Salvino in the dressage competition on July 25. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS equestrian Adrienne Lyle rides Salvino in the dressage competition on July 25.Hide Caption 150 of 211Great Britain's Adam Peaty competes in a semifinal of the 100-meter breaststroke on July 25. Peaty, the world-record holder in the event, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_b65390879a4243d82bb18001152511c3" target="_blank">went on to win gold in the final.</a> He also won the event at the 2016 Olympics.Great Britain's Adam Peaty competes in a semifinal of the 100-meter breaststroke on July 25. Peaty, the world-record holder in the event, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_b65390879a4243d82bb18001152511c3" target="_blank">went on to win gold in the final.</a> He also won the event at the 2016 Olympics. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsGreat Britain’s Adam Peaty competes in a semifinal of the 100-meter breaststroke on July 25. Peaty, the world-record holder in the event, went on to win gold in the final. He also won the event at the 2016 Olympics.Hide Caption 151 of 211US gymnast Simone Biles stumbles on a balance beam dismount during the qualification event on July 25. She still qualified for the event finals, and the United States <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_fa065b586bab1321ad9e8ea5da343c94" target="_blank">finished second in qualification for the all-around.</a> "Obviously, there are little things we need to work on, so we'll go back and practice and work on that just so we can do our best performance at team finals (on Tuesday), because that's what matters," Biles said.US gymnast Simone Biles stumbles on a balance beam dismount during the qualification event on July 25. She still qualified for the event finals, and the United States <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_fa065b586bab1321ad9e8ea5da343c94" target="_blank">finished second in qualification for the all-around.</a> "Obviously, there are little things we need to work on, so we'll go back and practice and work on that just so we can do our best performance at team finals (on Tuesday), because that's what matters," Biles said. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS gymnast Simone Biles stumbles on a balance beam dismount during the qualification event on July 25. She still qualified for the event finals, and the United States finished second in qualification for the all-around. “Obviously, there are little things we need to work on, so we’ll go back and practice and work on that just so we can do our best performance at team finals (on Tuesday), because that’s what matters,” Biles said.Hide Caption 152 of 211American Anastasija Zolotic celebrates after <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_267d4d19709477d7666e338a9f160bbb" target="_blank">winning gold in taekwondo</a> on July 25. She is the first US woman to win Olympic gold in the event.American Anastasija Zolotic celebrates after <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_267d4d19709477d7666e338a9f160bbb" target="_blank">winning gold in taekwondo</a> on July 25. She is the first US woman to win Olympic gold in the event. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican Anastasija Zolotic celebrates after winning gold in taekwondo on July 25. She is the first US woman to win Olympic gold in the event.Hide Caption 153 of 211Staff members prepare for judo competition at the Budokan arena in Tokyo.Staff members prepare for judo competition at the Budokan arena in Tokyo. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsStaff members prepare for judo competition at the Budokan arena in Tokyo.Hide Caption 154 of 211Spanish judoka Alberto Gaitero Martin is bandaged during his bout against Ukraine's Georgii Zantaraia on July 25.Spanish judoka Alberto Gaitero Martin is bandaged during his bout against Ukraine's Georgii Zantaraia on July 25. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSpanish judoka Alberto Gaitero Martin is bandaged during his bout against Ukraine’s Georgii Zantaraia on July 25.Hide Caption 155 of 211China's Zhang Changning spikes the ball in a preliminary-round volleyball match against Turkey on July 25.China's Zhang Changning spikes the ball in a preliminary-round volleyball match against Turkey on July 25. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsChina’s Zhang Changning spikes the ball in a preliminary-round volleyball match against Turkey on July 25.Hide Caption 156 of 211Mexico's Dallas Escobedo warms up before a softball game against Italy on July 25. Softball is back at the Olympics for the first time since 2008.Mexico's Dallas Escobedo warms up before a softball game against Italy on July 25. Softball is back at the Olympics for the first time since 2008. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsMexico’s Dallas Escobedo warms up before a softball game against Italy on July 25. Softball is back at the Olympics for the first time since 2008.Hide Caption 157 of 211American gymnast Simone Biles performs on the vault during the qualification round on July 25. The team all-around final is Tuesday, and the Americans will look to defend the gold they won at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.American gymnast Simone Biles performs on the vault during the qualification round on July 25. The team all-around final is Tuesday, and the Americans will look to defend the gold they won at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican gymnast Simone Biles performs on the vault during the qualification round on July 25. The team all-around final is Tuesday, and the Americans will look to defend the gold they won at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.Hide Caption 158 of 211American swimmer Chase Kalisz celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-24-21-spt/h_c0d4c27f23d71040fdc15b662e33cae2" target="_blank">winning gold in the 400-meter individual medley</a> on July 25. It was the first medal for the United States in this year's Olympics.American swimmer Chase Kalisz celebrates after <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-24-21-spt/h_c0d4c27f23d71040fdc15b662e33cae2" target="_blank">winning gold in the 400-meter individual medley</a> on July 25. It was the first medal for the United States in this year's Olympics. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican swimmer Chase Kalisz celebrates after winning gold in the 400-meter individual medley on July 25. It was the first medal for the United States in this year’s Olympics.Hide Caption 159 of 211Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira rides a wave during an early heat on July 25. This is the first year that surfing is in the Olympics.Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira rides a wave during an early heat on July 25. This is the first year that surfing is in the Olympics. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBrazilian surfer Italo Ferreira rides a wave during an early heat on July 25. This is the first year that surfing is in the Olympics.Hide Caption 160 of 211Japan's Naomi Osaka hits a forehand during her first-round match against China's Zheng Saisai on July 25. Osaka won 6-1, 6-4.Japan's Naomi Osaka hits a forehand during her first-round match against China's Zheng Saisai on July 25. Osaka won 6-1, 6-4. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapan’s Naomi Osaka hits a forehand during her first-round match against China’s Zheng Saisai on July 25. Osaka won 6-1, 6-4.Hide Caption 161 of 211Kimia Alizadeh, a taekwondo athlete representing the Olympic Refugee Team, kicks Iran's Nahid Kiyani Chandeh during her first match on July 25. Alizadeh was born in Iran and became the country's first female athlete to win an Olympic medal when she won bronze at the 2016 Games. But <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/03/sport/kimia-alizadeh-tokyo-olympics-iran-white-flag-refugee-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">she defected last year</a> amid searing criticism of the regime in Tehran. Alizadeh defeated Chandeh 18-9.Kimia Alizadeh, a taekwondo athlete representing the Olympic Refugee Team, kicks Iran's Nahid Kiyani Chandeh during her first match on July 25. Alizadeh was born in Iran and became the country's first female athlete to win an Olympic medal when she won bronze at the 2016 Games. But <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/03/sport/kimia-alizadeh-tokyo-olympics-iran-white-flag-refugee-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">she defected last year</a> amid searing criticism of the regime in Tehran. Alizadeh defeated Chandeh 18-9. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsKimia Alizadeh, a taekwondo athlete representing the Olympic Refugee Team, kicks Iran’s Nahid Kiyani Chandeh during her first match on July 25. Alizadeh was born in Iran and became the country’s first female athlete to win an Olympic medal when she won bronze at the 2016 Games. But she defected last year amid searing criticism of the regime in Tehran. Alizadeh defeated Chandeh 18-9.Hide Caption 162 of 211Marina Nekrasova, a gymnast from Azerbaijan, competes on the uneven bars during the qualification round on July 25.Marina Nekrasova, a gymnast from Azerbaijan, competes on the uneven bars during the qualification round on July 25. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsMarina Nekrasova, a gymnast from Azerbaijan, competes on the uneven bars during the qualification round on July 25.Hide Caption 163 of 211Italy's Alessandro Velotto moves the ball during a water polo match against South Africa on July 25.Italy's Alessandro Velotto moves the ball during a water polo match against South Africa on July 25. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsItaly’s Alessandro Velotto moves the ball during a water polo match against South Africa on July 25.Hide Caption 164 of 211Japan's Yuto Horigome competes in street skateboarding on July 25. Horigome went on to win <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_73a2a2d298ed1769881ee10c0f45f302" target="_blank">the first-ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding.</a>Japan's Yuto Horigome competes in street skateboarding on July 25. Horigome went on to win <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_73a2a2d298ed1769881ee10c0f45f302" target="_blank">the first-ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapan’s Yuto Horigome competes in street skateboarding on July 25. Horigome went on to win the first-ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding.Hide Caption 165 of 211Hungarian fencer Flora Pasztor, left, competes against Algeria's Meriem Mebarki on July 25.Hungarian fencer Flora Pasztor, left, competes against Algeria's Meriem Mebarki on July 25. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsHungarian fencer Flora Pasztor, left, competes against Algeria’s Meriem Mebarki on July 25.Hide Caption 166 of 211Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty, the world's top-ranked player who won Wimbledon earlier this month, reacts during her <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_875b23b20b49f797a713d5a76988e298" target="_blank">first-round loss </a>to Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo on July 25. Sorribes Tormo won 6-4, 6-3.Australian tennis star Ashleigh Barty, the world's top-ranked player who won Wimbledon earlier this month, reacts during her <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_875b23b20b49f797a713d5a76988e298" target="_blank">first-round loss </a>to Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo on July 25. Sorribes Tormo won 6-4, 6-3. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAustralian tennis star Ashleigh Barty, the world’s top-ranked player who won Wimbledon earlier this month, reacts during her first-round loss to Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo on July 25. Sorribes Tormo won 6-4, 6-3.Hide Caption 167 of 211Australian swimmers celebrate together after they won gold in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay on July 25. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_7aa039b673c272d5a51721733bf985a6" target="_blank">They also set a new world record (3:29.69).</a> Clockwise from left are Meg Harris, Emma McKeon, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell.Australian swimmers celebrate together after they won gold in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay on July 25. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/h_7aa039b673c272d5a51721733bf985a6" target="_blank">They also set a new world record (3:29.69).</a> Clockwise from left are Meg Harris, Emma McKeon, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAustralian swimmers celebrate together after they won gold in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay on July 25. They also set a new world record (3:29.69). Clockwise from left are Meg Harris, Emma McKeon, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell.Hide Caption 168 of 211German beach-volleyball players Julia Sude and Karla Borger play Switzerland's Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich in an empty Shiokaze Park on Saturday, July 24.German beach-volleyball players Julia Sude and Karla Borger play Switzerland's Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich in an empty Shiokaze Park on Saturday, July 24. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsGerman beach-volleyball players Julia Sude and Karla Borger play Switzerland’s Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich in an empty Shiokaze Park on Saturday, July 24.Hide Caption 169 of 211Hend Zaza, the youngest Olympian this summer, competes in table tennis on July 24. The 12-year-old Syrian was knocked out in the preliminary round, losing 4-0 to Austrian Jia Liu.Hend Zaza, the youngest Olympian this summer, competes in table tennis on July 24. The 12-year-old Syrian was knocked out in the preliminary round, losing 4-0 to Austrian Jia Liu. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsHend Zaza, the youngest Olympian this summer, competes in table tennis on July 24. The 12-year-old Syrian was knocked out in the preliminary round, losing 4-0 to Austrian Jia Liu.Hide Caption 170 of 211Fans wait at the finish of the men's cycling road race on July 24. The Fuji International Speedway, in Oyama, Japan, is one of the five Olympic venues open to fans this year.Fans wait at the finish of the men's cycling road race on July 24. The Fuji International Speedway, in Oyama, Japan, is one of the five Olympic venues open to fans this year. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFans wait at the finish of the men’s cycling road race on July 24. The Fuji International Speedway, in Oyama, Japan, is one of the five Olympic venues open to fans this year.Hide Caption 171 of 211Nigerian gymnast Uche Eke competes on the horizontal bar on July 24.Nigerian gymnast Uche Eke competes on the horizontal bar on July 24. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsNigerian gymnast Uche Eke competes on the horizontal bar on July 24.Hide Caption 172 of 211Chinese fencer Sun Yiwen celebrates with her coach Hugues Obry after winning gold in the épée on July 24.Chinese fencer Sun Yiwen celebrates with her coach Hugues Obry after winning gold in the épée on July 24. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsChinese fencer Sun Yiwen celebrates with her coach Hugues Obry after winning gold in the épée on July 24.Hide Caption 173 of 211Chinese weightlifter Hou Zhihui competes on July 24. She <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-24-21-spt/h_7eef141d1b789bd62d1b4ad4e61a7fd5" target="_blank">set an Olympic record</a> in her 49-kilogram weight class, lifting 94 kilograms in the snatch round and 116 kilograms in the clean-and-jerk.Chinese weightlifter Hou Zhihui competes on July 24. She <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-24-21-spt/h_7eef141d1b789bd62d1b4ad4e61a7fd5" target="_blank">set an Olympic record</a> in her 49-kilogram weight class, lifting 94 kilograms in the snatch round and 116 kilograms in the clean-and-jerk. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsChinese weightlifter Hou Zhihui competes on July 24. She set an Olympic record in her 49-kilogram weight class, lifting 94 kilograms in the snatch round and 116 kilograms in the clean-and-jerk.Hide Caption 174 of 211China's Yang Qian, the first gold-medal winner of these Olympics, celebrates on July 24. She finished first in the 10-meter air rifle.China's Yang Qian, the first gold-medal winner of these Olympics, celebrates on July 24. She finished first in the 10-meter air rifle. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsChina’s Yang Qian, the first gold-medal winner of these Olympics, celebrates on July 24. She finished first in the 10-meter air rifle.Hide Caption 175 of 211Badminton players compete amid rows of empty seats on July 24.Badminton players compete amid rows of empty seats on July 24. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBadminton players compete amid rows of empty seats on July 24.Hide Caption 176 of 211A staff member picks up the mouthguard of Great Britain's Peter McGrail during a boxing match on July 24.A staff member picks up the mouthguard of Great Britain's Peter McGrail during a boxing match on July 24. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA staff member picks up the mouthguard of Great Britain’s Peter McGrail during a boxing match on July 24.Hide Caption 177 of 211Cyclists compete in the men's road race on July 24. <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-24-21-spt/h_865e6f42d17b1c92f727d4660ae7fa9a" target="_blank">Ecuador's Richard Carapaz</a> won the race after breaking away in the final 10 kilometers.Cyclists compete in the men's road race on July 24. <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-24-21-spt/h_865e6f42d17b1c92f727d4660ae7fa9a" target="_blank">Ecuador's Richard Carapaz</a> won the race after breaking away in the final 10 kilometers. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsCyclists compete in the men’s road race on July 24. Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz won the race after breaking away in the final 10 kilometers.Hide Caption 178 of 211During a break in his first-round match, Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-24-21-spt/h_06c4710f105dc100190c38cdf84b6a2a" target="_blank">cools down</a> with a mobile air conditioner and a towel with ice cubes. "It was some of the worst (heat) I've ever had," he said after he beat Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik.During a break in his first-round match, Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-24-21-spt/h_06c4710f105dc100190c38cdf84b6a2a" target="_blank">cools down</a> with a mobile air conditioner and a towel with ice cubes. "It was some of the worst (heat) I've ever had," he said after he beat Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsDuring a break in his first-round match, Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev cools down with a mobile air conditioner and a towel with ice cubes. “It was some of the worst (heat) I’ve ever had,” he said after he beat Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik.Hide Caption 179 of 211Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic cauldron at the end of the opening ceremony on Friday, July 23.Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic cauldron at the end of the opening ceremony on Friday, July 23. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic cauldron at the end of the opening ceremony on Friday, July 23.Hide Caption 180 of 211Fireworks go off after Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron.Fireworks go off after Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFireworks go off after Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron.Hide Caption 181 of 211An overhead view of Osaka lighting the cauldron. The cauldron was designed in the shape of a cherry blossom.An overhead view of Osaka lighting the cauldron. The cauldron was designed in the shape of a cherry blossom. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAn overhead view of Osaka lighting the cauldron. The cauldron was designed in the shape of a cherry blossom.Hide Caption 182 of 211The Olympic flag is raised near the end of the opening ceremony.The Olympic flag is raised near the end of the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe Olympic flag is raised near the end of the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 183 of 211Live performers pose as the triathlon pictogram during the opening ceremony. There are 50 sports taking place this year in the Tokyo Olympics, and all of their <a href="https://olympics.com/en/news/tokyo-2020-unveils-games-pictograms" target="_blank">pictograms</a> were acted out by the performers.Live performers pose as the triathlon pictogram during the opening ceremony. There are 50 sports taking place this year in the Tokyo Olympics, and all of their <a href="https://olympics.com/en/news/tokyo-2020-unveils-games-pictograms" target="_blank">pictograms</a> were acted out by the performers. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsLive performers pose as the triathlon pictogram during the opening ceremony. There are 50 sports taking place this year in the Tokyo Olympics, and all of their pictograms were acted out by the performers.Hide Caption 184 of 211Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, makes a speech during the opening ceremony. At left is Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee.Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, makes a speech during the opening ceremony. At left is Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsSeiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, makes a speech during the opening ceremony. At left is Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee.Hide Caption 185 of 211Japanese jazz composer Hiromi Uehara plays the piano during the opening ceremony.Japanese jazz composer Hiromi Uehara plays the piano during the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapanese jazz composer Hiromi Uehara plays the piano during the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 186 of 211The Olympic flag is carried toward the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony.The Olympic flag is carried toward the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe Olympic flag is carried toward the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 187 of 211Japan's Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech and formally opens the Olympic Games.Japan's Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech and formally opens the Olympic Games. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJapan’s Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech and formally opens the Olympic Games.Hide Caption 188 of 211Members of the Refugee Olympic Team march during the parade of nations.Members of the Refugee Olympic Team march during the parade of nations. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsMembers of the Refugee Olympic Team march during the parade of nations.Hide Caption 189 of 211Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua made headlines for going shirtless at the 2016 and 2018 opening ceremonies, and he was at it again in Tokyo. He will be competing in taekwondo.Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua made headlines for going shirtless at the 2016 and 2018 opening ceremonies, and he was at it again in Tokyo. He will be competing in taekwondo. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsTongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua made headlines for going shirtless at the 2016 and 2018 opening ceremonies, and he was at it again in Tokyo. He will be competing in taekwondo.Hide Caption 190 of 211Athletes from the United States march during the customary parade of nations.Athletes from the United States march during the customary parade of nations. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAthletes from the United States march during the customary parade of nations.Hide Caption 191 of 211During one portion of the opening ceremony, there were 1,800 drones flying over the stadium to form a globe in the night sky. As the glowing drones soared over the stadium, performers sang "Imagine" by John Lennon.During one portion of the opening ceremony, there were 1,800 drones flying over the stadium to form a globe in the night sky. As the glowing drones soared over the stadium, performers sang "Imagine" by John Lennon. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsDuring one portion of the opening ceremony, there were 1,800 drones flying over the stadium to form a globe in the night sky. As the glowing drones soared over the stadium, performers sang “Imagine” by John Lennon.Hide Caption 192 of 211Athletes from various nations sit during the opening ceremony.Athletes from various nations sit during the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAthletes from various nations sit during the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 193 of 211Athletes from Team Norway take part in the parade of nations.Athletes from Team Norway take part in the parade of nations. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAthletes from Team Norway take part in the parade of nations.Hide Caption 194 of 211The Olympic teams from every country watch performers on stage.The Olympic teams from every country watch performers on stage. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe Olympic teams from every country watch performers on stage.Hide Caption 195 of 211US athletes hold an American flag during the parade of nations.US athletes hold an American flag during the parade of nations. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsUS athletes hold an American flag during the parade of nations.Hide Caption 196 of 211Russian athletes pose for a photo during the opening ceremony.Russian athletes pose for a photo during the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsRussian athletes pose for a photo during the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 197 of 211A police officer is seen in the mostly empty stadium on July 23. Organizers said that for the opening ceremony, only 950 VIPs would be present in a stadium that can seat nearly 70,000 people.A police officer is seen in the mostly empty stadium on July 23. Organizers said that for the opening ceremony, only 950 VIPs would be present in a stadium that can seat nearly 70,000 people. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA police officer is seen in the mostly empty stadium on July 23. Organizers said that for the opening ceremony, only 950 VIPs would be present in a stadium that can seat nearly 70,000 people.Hide Caption 198 of 211French athletes march during the opening ceremony.French athletes march during the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsFrench athletes march during the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 199 of 211A member of Egypt's delegation enters the stadium during the parade of nations.A member of Egypt's delegation enters the stadium during the parade of nations. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA member of Egypt’s delegation enters the stadium during the parade of nations.Hide Caption 200 of 211British flag-bearers Hannah Mills and Mohamed Sbihi lead out the team during the opening ceremony's parade of nations. Sbihi, a rower, made history as Great Britain's first Muslim flag-bearer.British flag-bearers Hannah Mills and Mohamed Sbihi lead out the team during the opening ceremony's parade of nations. Sbihi, a rower, made history as Great Britain's first Muslim flag-bearer. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsBritish flag-bearers Hannah Mills and Mohamed Sbihi lead out the team during the opening ceremony’s parade of nations. Sbihi, a rower, made history as Great Britain’s first Muslim flag-bearer.Hide Caption 201 of 211Greece's athletes march into the stadium to kick off the parade of nations.Greece's athletes march into the stadium to kick off the parade of nations. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsGreece’s athletes march into the stadium to kick off the parade of nations.Hide Caption 202 of 211Dancers take part in the start of the opening ceremony.Dancers take part in the start of the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsDancers take part in the start of the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 203 of 211People perform during the opening ceremony.People perform during the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsPeople perform during the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 204 of 211The Japanese flag is carried during the opening ceremony. After the Japanese National Anthem was sung, a moment of silence was called to remember the global victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.The Japanese flag is carried during the opening ceremony. After the Japanese National Anthem was sung, a moment of silence was called to remember the global victims of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe Japanese flag is carried during the opening ceremony. After the Japanese National Anthem was sung, a moment of silence was called to remember the global victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.Hide Caption 205 of 211A performer acts during the opening ceremony.A performer acts during the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA performer acts during the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 206 of 211The start of the ceremony reflected the isolated training that many athletes had to do during the pandemic.The start of the ceremony reflected the isolated training that many athletes had to do during the pandemic. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsThe start of the ceremony reflected the isolated training that many athletes had to do during the pandemic.Hide Caption 207 of 211Jill Biden, the first lady of the United States, takes part in a moment of silence during the opening ceremony.Jill Biden, the first lady of the United States, takes part in a moment of silence during the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsJill Biden, the first lady of the United States, takes part in a moment of silence during the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 208 of 211A lone performer is seen during the start of the opening ceremony.A lone performer is seen during the start of the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA lone performer is seen during the start of the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 209 of 211A police officer gestures toward a small group of people who were protesting the Olympics outside the National Stadium on July 23. A significant portion of the Japanese public <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/sport/tokyo-olympics-preview-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">opposes holding the Olympics in the middle of a pandemic.</a>A police officer gestures toward a small group of people who were protesting the Olympics outside the National Stadium on July 23. A significant portion of the Japanese public <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/sport/tokyo-olympics-preview-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">opposes holding the Olympics in the middle of a pandemic.</a> Photos: The best photos from the Tokyo OlympicsA police officer gestures toward a small group of people who were protesting the Olympics outside the National Stadium on July 23. A significant portion of the Japanese public opposes holding the Olympics in the middle of a pandemic.Hide Caption 210 of 211Fireworks explode over the stadium as the opening ceremony got underway.Fireworks explode over the stadium as the opening ceremony got underway. 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Humanitarian organizations say that pushbacks at borders in countries such as Greece, an absence of sea rescues in the Mediterranean, and unhealthy quarantine arrangements have created huge challenges. Restrictions on movement, as well as the closure of transport routes and processing centers, have made travel harder and more dangerous. “The refugee issue, the migration issue, the issue of people on the move out of different necessities has become so politicized, so manipulated by unscrupulous politicians,” says Grandi.”And very often, these people move because they flee from war, from persecution. And in the case of migrants, which is a different group of people, they flee because of very hard necessity. “All these people have been portrayed wrongly as people that come to threaten affluent societies, steal jobs, weaken values, bring insecurity — in a very negative way.25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo Olympics25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo Olympics Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican gymnast Simone Biles is the defending Olympic champion in the individual all-around, and if the high-flying 24-year-old wins in Tokyo she will be the first woman to repeat since Vera Caslavska in 1968. Many consider Biles to be the greatest gymnast of all time. Over the past few years, she has astounded us with never-before-seen moves; there are now four original skills that are named after her. And earlier this year she became the first woman <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/us/simone-biles-yurchenko-double-pike-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">to land the Yurchenko double pike vault in competition.</a>American gymnast Simone Biles is the defending Olympic champion in the individual all-around, and if the high-flying 24-year-old wins in Tokyo she will be the first woman to repeat since Vera Caslavska in 1968. Many consider Biles to be the greatest gymnast of all time. Over the past few years, she has astounded us with never-before-seen moves; there are now four original skills that are named after her. And earlier this year she became the first woman <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/us/simone-biles-yurchenko-double-pike-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">to land the Yurchenko double pike vault in competition.</a> Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsAmerican gymnast Simone Biles is the defending Olympic champion in the individual all-around, and if the high-flying 24-year-old wins in Tokyo she will be the first woman to repeat since Vera Caslavska in 1968. Many consider Biles to be the greatest gymnast of all time. Over the past few years, she has astounded us with never-before-seen moves; there are now four original skills that are named after her. And earlier this year she became the first woman to land the Yurchenko double pike vault in competition.Hide Caption 1 of 24<strong>Naomi Osaka (Japan):</strong> Osaka, one of the biggest stars in tennis, recently made headlines when she <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/31/tennis/naomi-osaka-french-open-withdraw-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">withdrew from the French Open,</a> citing her mental health. The four-time major winner also sat out Wimbledon. But the 23-year-old will be competing in her home country for the Olympics.<strong>Naomi Osaka (Japan):</strong> Osaka, one of the biggest stars in tennis, recently made headlines when she <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/31/tennis/naomi-osaka-french-open-withdraw-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">withdrew from the French Open,</a> citing her mental health. The four-time major winner also sat out Wimbledon. But the 23-year-old will be competing in her home country for the Olympics. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsNaomi Osaka (Japan): Osaka, one of the biggest stars in tennis, recently made headlines when she withdrew from the French Open, citing her mental health. The four-time major winner also sat out Wimbledon. But the 23-year-old will be competing in her home country for the Olympics.Hide Caption 2 of 24<strong>Katie Ledecky (United States):</strong> Ledecky was one of the biggest stars of 2016, winning five Olympic golds and setting two world records — one in the 400-meter freestyle and one in the 800-meter freestyle. She was the first swimmer since 1968 to win the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyles at the same Olympics, and she will be looking to defend all of those titles in Tokyo. She will also be favored in the 1,500-meter freestyle, which is making its debut this year on the women's side. Ledecky, 24, has broken 14 world records during her illustrious career.<strong>Katie Ledecky (United States):</strong> Ledecky was one of the biggest stars of 2016, winning five Olympic golds and setting two world records — one in the 400-meter freestyle and one in the 800-meter freestyle. She was the first swimmer since 1968 to win the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyles at the same Olympics, and she will be looking to defend all of those titles in Tokyo. She will also be favored in the 1,500-meter freestyle, which is making its debut this year on the women's side. Ledecky, 24, has broken 14 world records during her illustrious career. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsKatie Ledecky (United States): Ledecky was one of the biggest stars of 2016, winning five Olympic golds and setting two world records — one in the 400-meter freestyle and one in the 800-meter freestyle. She was the first swimmer since 1968 to win the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyles at the same Olympics, and she will be looking to defend all of those titles in Tokyo. She will also be favored in the 1,500-meter freestyle, which is making its debut this year on the women’s side. Ledecky, 24, has broken 14 world records during her illustrious career.Hide Caption 3 of 24<strong>Nyjah Huston (United States):</strong> Skateboarding makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo, and Huston is one of the sport's icons. The 26-year-old, who has nearly 5 million followers on Instagram, has won three of the last four world titles in the street category. He's also won the most street medals in X Games history.<strong>Nyjah Huston (United States):</strong> Skateboarding makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo, and Huston is one of the sport's icons. The 26-year-old, who has nearly 5 million followers on Instagram, has won three of the last four world titles in the street category. He's also won the most street medals in X Games history. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsNyjah Huston (United States): Skateboarding makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo, and Huston is one of the sport’s icons. The 26-year-old, who has nearly 5 million followers on Instagram, has won three of the last four world titles in the street category. He’s also won the most street medals in X Games history.Hide Caption 4 of 24<strong>Noah Lyles (United States):</strong> Lyles, center, is the current world champion in the 200 meters and many people's favorite to win the event at the Olympics, which Usain Bolt won in each of the past three Games. Bolt's retirement also opens the door for a new 100-meter champion. Lyles, 23, was expected to compete in that event, too, but he finished seventh at the US Olympic trials and failed to qualify. The winner of that race, Trayvon Bromell, is now among the favorites there.<strong>Noah Lyles (United States):</strong> Lyles, center, is the current world champion in the 200 meters and many people's favorite to win the event at the Olympics, which Usain Bolt won in each of the past three Games. Bolt's retirement also opens the door for a new 100-meter champion. Lyles, 23, was expected to compete in that event, too, but he finished seventh at the US Olympic trials and failed to qualify. The winner of that race, Trayvon Bromell, is now among the favorites there. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsNoah Lyles (United States): Lyles, center, is the current world champion in the 200 meters and many people’s favorite to win the event at the Olympics, which Usain Bolt won in each of the past three Games. Bolt’s retirement also opens the door for a new 100-meter champion. Lyles, 23, was expected to compete in that event, too, but he finished seventh at the US Olympic trials and failed to qualify. The winner of that race, Trayvon Bromell, is now among the favorites there.Hide Caption 5 of 24<strong>Stephanie Gilmore (Australia):</strong> Surfing makes its Olympic debut this year, and the highly decorated Gilmore will be one of the favorites on the women's side. The 33-year-old has won more world titles — seven — than any of her competitors. She'll be looking to beat out American Carissa Moore, the current world champ.<strong>Stephanie Gilmore (Australia):</strong> Surfing makes its Olympic debut this year, and the highly decorated Gilmore will be one of the favorites on the women's side. The 33-year-old has won more world titles — seven — than any of her competitors. She'll be looking to beat out American Carissa Moore, the current world champ. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsStephanie Gilmore (Australia): Surfing makes its Olympic debut this year, and the highly decorated Gilmore will be one of the favorites on the women’s side. The 33-year-old has won more world titles — seven — than any of her competitors. She’ll be looking to beat out American Carissa Moore, the current world champ.Hide Caption 6 of 24<strong>Laurel Hubbard (New Zealand):</strong> Hubbard will be <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/australia/laurel-hubbard-olympics-transgender-intl-hnk-spt/index.html" target="_blank">the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics.</a> Hubbard, 43, competed in men's weightlifting competitions before transitioning in 2013. She has been eligible to compete in the Olympics since 2015, when the International Olympic Committee issued new guidelines that allow any transgender athlete to compete as a woman provided their testosterone levels are below 10 nanomoles per liter for at least 12 months before their first competition, according to Reuters.<strong>Laurel Hubbard (New Zealand):</strong> Hubbard will be <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/australia/laurel-hubbard-olympics-transgender-intl-hnk-spt/index.html" target="_blank">the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics.</a> Hubbard, 43, competed in men's weightlifting competitions before transitioning in 2013. She has been eligible to compete in the Olympics since 2015, when the International Olympic Committee issued new guidelines that allow any transgender athlete to compete as a woman provided their testosterone levels are below 10 nanomoles per liter for at least 12 months before their first competition, according to Reuters. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsLaurel Hubbard (New Zealand): Hubbard will be the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics. Hubbard, 43, competed in men’s weightlifting competitions before transitioning in 2013. She has been eligible to compete in the Olympics since 2015, when the International Olympic Committee issued new guidelines that allow any transgender athlete to compete as a woman provided their testosterone levels are below 10 nanomoles per liter for at least 12 months before their first competition, according to Reuters.Hide Caption 7 of 24<strong>Allyson Felix (United States):</strong> Felix kisses her daughter, Camryn, at the US Olympic trials in June. Felix, 35, is the only female track-and-field athlete to win six Olympic gold medals, and she also has three silvers. If she wins a medal in Tokyo, she would stand alone as the most decorated female track star in Olympic history. Over the past few years, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/sport/allyson-felix-road-to-tokyo-cmd-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Felix has been an advocate for change,</a> whether it be taking part in Black Lives Matter protests or standing up for maternal protections in contracts. This is her fifth Olympic Games.<strong>Allyson Felix (United States):</strong> Felix kisses her daughter, Camryn, at the US Olympic trials in June. Felix, 35, is the only female track-and-field athlete to win six Olympic gold medals, and she also has three silvers. If she wins a medal in Tokyo, she would stand alone as the most decorated female track star in Olympic history. Over the past few years, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/sport/allyson-felix-road-to-tokyo-cmd-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Felix has been an advocate for change,</a> whether it be taking part in Black Lives Matter protests or standing up for maternal protections in contracts. This is her fifth Olympic Games. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsAllyson Felix (United States): Felix kisses her daughter, Camryn, at the US Olympic trials in June. Felix, 35, is the only female track-and-field athlete to win six Olympic gold medals, and she also has three silvers. If she wins a medal in Tokyo, she would stand alone as the most decorated female track star in Olympic history. Over the past few years, Felix has been an advocate for change, whether it be taking part in Black Lives Matter protests or standing up for maternal protections in contracts. This is her fifth Olympic Games.Hide Caption 8 of 24<strong>Caeleb Dressel (United States):</strong> Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, has called it a career. But Dressel might be the next big thing in men's swimming. The 24-year-old has already got two Olympic gold medals, and he's the world-record holder in the 100-meter butterfly. He'll be racing in that event as well as the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter freestyle.<strong>Caeleb Dressel (United States):</strong> Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, has called it a career. But Dressel might be the next big thing in men's swimming. The 24-year-old has already got two Olympic gold medals, and he's the world-record holder in the 100-meter butterfly. He'll be racing in that event as well as the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter freestyle. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsCaeleb Dressel (United States): Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, has called it a career. But Dressel might be the next big thing in men’s swimming. The 24-year-old has already got two Olympic gold medals, and he’s the world-record holder in the 100-meter butterfly. He’ll be racing in that event as well as the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter freestyle.Hide Caption 9 of 24<strong>Janja Garnbret (Slovenia):</strong> Sport climbing is one of four sports making their Olympic debut this year, and Garnbret, 22, is <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/03/sport/janja-garnbret-climbing-olympics-tokyo-cmd-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">one of the best sport climbers on the planet.</a> The 2019 World Cup champion is heavily favored to win gold.<strong>Janja Garnbret (Slovenia):</strong> Sport climbing is one of four sports making their Olympic debut this year, and Garnbret, 22, is <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/03/sport/janja-garnbret-climbing-olympics-tokyo-cmd-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">one of the best sport climbers on the planet.</a> The 2019 World Cup champion is heavily favored to win gold. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsJanja Garnbret (Slovenia): Sport climbing is one of four sports making their Olympic debut this year, and Garnbret, 22, is one of the best sport climbers on the planet. The 2019 World Cup champion is heavily favored to win gold.Hide Caption 10 of 24<strong>Shi Tingmao (China):</strong> China's diving teams have been dominating Olympic competitions since 1984, taking home 40 gold medals out of a possible 56. Shi, 29, won two golds in 2016 and will look to add to that tally before calling it a career. She's owned the 3-meter springboard events since 2015, rarely losing an event.<strong>Shi Tingmao (China):</strong> China's diving teams have been dominating Olympic competitions since 1984, taking home 40 gold medals out of a possible 56. Shi, 29, won two golds in 2016 and will look to add to that tally before calling it a career. She's owned the 3-meter springboard events since 2015, rarely losing an event. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsShi Tingmao (China): China’s diving teams have been dominating Olympic competitions since 1984, taking home 40 gold medals out of a possible 56. Shi, 29, won two golds in 2016 and will look to add to that tally before calling it a career. She’s owned the 3-meter springboard events since 2015, rarely losing an event.Hide Caption 11 of 24<strong>Sky Brown (Great Britain):</strong> The 13-year-old skateboarder lives up to her name, soaring through the air when she competes in the park event. Sky, Britain's youngest-ever summer Olympian, is ranked third in the world in park skateboarding. Her Olympic qualification finished an inspiring comeback story: Last year, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/sport/sky-brown-injury-fall-skateboarding-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">she fractured her skull and broke bones in her left hand</a> after falling from a ramp during training. Sky also was born in Japan. Her mother is Japanese and her father is British.<strong>Sky Brown (Great Britain):</strong> The 13-year-old skateboarder lives up to her name, soaring through the air when she competes in the park event. Sky, Britain's youngest-ever summer Olympian, is ranked third in the world in park skateboarding. Her Olympic qualification finished an inspiring comeback story: Last year, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/sport/sky-brown-injury-fall-skateboarding-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">she fractured her skull and broke bones in her left hand</a> after falling from a ramp during training. Sky also was born in Japan. Her mother is Japanese and her father is British. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsSky Brown (Great Britain): The 13-year-old skateboarder lives up to her name, soaring through the air when she competes in the park event. Sky, Britain’s youngest-ever summer Olympian, is ranked third in the world in park skateboarding. Her Olympic qualification finished an inspiring comeback story: Last year, she fractured her skull and broke bones in her left hand after falling from a ramp during training. Sky also was born in Japan. Her mother is Japanese and her father is British.Hide Caption 12 of 24<strong>Simone Manuel (United States):</strong> Manuel made history in 2016 when she became <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2016/08/12/opinions/olympic-swimmer-simone-manuel-jones/index.html" target="_blank">the first African American woman to win gold in an individual swimming event.</a> She won't be able to defend her crown in the 100-meter freestyle, as she wasn't able to qualify this time around, but she will be competing in the 50-meter freestyle. The 24-year-old also medaled in two relays in 2016.<strong>Simone Manuel (United States):</strong> Manuel made history in 2016 when she became <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2016/08/12/opinions/olympic-swimmer-simone-manuel-jones/index.html" target="_blank">the first African American woman to win gold in an individual swimming event.</a> She won't be able to defend her crown in the 100-meter freestyle, as she wasn't able to qualify this time around, but she will be competing in the 50-meter freestyle. The 24-year-old also medaled in two relays in 2016. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsSimone Manuel (United States): Manuel made history in 2016 when she became the first African American woman to win gold in an individual swimming event. She won’t be able to defend her crown in the 100-meter freestyle, as she wasn’t able to qualify this time around, but she will be competing in the 50-meter freestyle. The 24-year-old also medaled in two relays in 2016.Hide Caption 13 of 24<strong>Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya):</strong> Kipchoge, the only person to <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/12/sport/eliud-kipchoge-marathon-vienna-intl/index.html" target="_blank">complete a marathon in under two hours,</a> is a legend in the sport. The 36-year-old won Olympic gold in 2016 and is one of the favorites to win in Tokyo. <strong>Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya):</strong> Kipchoge, the only person to <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/12/sport/eliud-kipchoge-marathon-vienna-intl/index.html" target="_blank">complete a marathon in under two hours,</a> is a legend in the sport. The 36-year-old won Olympic gold in 2016 and is one of the favorites to win in Tokyo. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsEliud Kipchoge (Kenya): Kipchoge, the only person to complete a marathon in under two hours, is a legend in the sport. The 36-year-old won Olympic gold in 2016 and is one of the favorites to win in Tokyo. Hide Caption 14 of 24<strong>Hend Zaza (Syria):</strong> At 12 years old, Zaza is expected to be the youngest Olympian in Tokyo — and the fifth-youngest person ever to compete in the Olympics. The table-tennis player actually qualified in February 2020 when she was just 11. Because of the country's civil war, she hasn't been able to enter many tournaments, her coach has said.<strong>Hend Zaza (Syria):</strong> At 12 years old, Zaza is expected to be the youngest Olympian in Tokyo — and the fifth-youngest person ever to compete in the Olympics. The table-tennis player actually qualified in February 2020 when she was just 11. Because of the country's civil war, she hasn't been able to enter many tournaments, her coach has said. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsHend Zaza (Syria): At 12 years old, Zaza is expected to be the youngest Olympian in Tokyo — and the fifth-youngest person ever to compete in the Olympics. The table-tennis player actually qualified in February 2020 when she was just 11. Because of the country’s civil war, she hasn’t been able to enter many tournaments, her coach has said.Hide Caption 15 of 24<strong>Zhu Ting (China):</strong> Zhu is the captain of China's indoor volleyball team, which won Olympic gold five years ago in Rio de Janeiro. The 6-foot-6 outside hitter is 26 years old, but she's already considered one of the greatest volleyball players of all time.<strong>Zhu Ting (China):</strong> Zhu is the captain of China's indoor volleyball team, which won Olympic gold five years ago in Rio de Janeiro. The 6-foot-6 outside hitter is 26 years old, but she's already considered one of the greatest volleyball players of all time. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsZhu Ting (China): Zhu is the captain of China’s indoor volleyball team, which won Olympic gold five years ago in Rio de Janeiro. The 6-foot-6 outside hitter is 26 years old, but she’s already considered one of the greatest volleyball players of all time.Hide Caption 16 of 24<strong>Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica):</strong> Fraser-Pryce, right, is looking to become the first woman to win the 100-meter dash at three different Olympics. The 5-foot-1 "Pocket Rocket" finished third in 2016 after winning gold in 2008 and 2012, but she rebounded <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/30/sport/doha-world-championships-shelly-ann-fraser-pryce-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">to win the event at the 2019 World Championships.</a> And in June, she clocked a time of 10.63 seconds, which is the second-fastest 100 time ever for a woman. If the 34-year-old wins gold in Tokyo, she would be the oldest person to win an individual Olympic sprint.<strong>Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica):</strong> Fraser-Pryce, right, is looking to become the first woman to win the 100-meter dash at three different Olympics. The 5-foot-1 "Pocket Rocket" finished third in 2016 after winning gold in 2008 and 2012, but she rebounded <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/30/sport/doha-world-championships-shelly-ann-fraser-pryce-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">to win the event at the 2019 World Championships.</a> And in June, she clocked a time of 10.63 seconds, which is the second-fastest 100 time ever for a woman. If the 34-year-old wins gold in Tokyo, she would be the oldest person to win an individual Olympic sprint. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica): Fraser-Pryce, right, is looking to become the first woman to win the 100-meter dash at three different Olympics. The 5-foot-1 “Pocket Rocket” finished third in 2016 after winning gold in 2008 and 2012, but she rebounded to win the event at the 2019 World Championships. And in June, she clocked a time of 10.63 seconds, which is the second-fastest 100 time ever for a woman. If the 34-year-old wins gold in Tokyo, she would be the oldest person to win an individual Olympic sprint.Hide Caption 17 of 24<strong>Ryo Kiyuna (Japan):</strong> Kiyuna is from the island of Okinawa, which is considered the birthplace of karate, and he is one of the favorites to win gold as the sport appears at the Olympics for the first time. The 31-year-old competes in the kata event, which is a solo discipline where the athletes demonstrate various forms. <strong>Ryo Kiyuna (Japan):</strong> Kiyuna is from the island of Okinawa, which is considered the birthplace of karate, and he is one of the favorites to win gold as the sport appears at the Olympics for the first time. The 31-year-old competes in the kata event, which is a solo discipline where the athletes demonstrate various forms. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsRyo Kiyuna (Japan): Kiyuna is from the island of Okinawa, which is considered the birthplace of karate, and he is one of the favorites to win gold as the sport appears at the Olympics for the first time. The 31-year-old competes in the kata event, which is a solo discipline where the athletes demonstrate various forms. Hide Caption 18 of 24<strong>Kevin Durant (United States):</strong> Team USA has dominated men's basketball since 1992, when NBA players were first allowed to play and the "Dream Team" became a global phenomenon. The Americans have won the last three gold medals and six of the last seven — only coming up short in 2004. Durant, 32, is one of two returning players from the team that won in 2016, and he'll be looked to for leadership and scoring. Durant led the team in scoring in 2016, and he averaged 34.3 points in the NBA playoffs this year.<strong>Kevin Durant (United States):</strong> Team USA has dominated men's basketball since 1992, when NBA players were first allowed to play and the "Dream Team" became a global phenomenon. The Americans have won the last three gold medals and six of the last seven — only coming up short in 2004. Durant, 32, is one of two returning players from the team that won in 2016, and he'll be looked to for leadership and scoring. Durant led the team in scoring in 2016, and he averaged 34.3 points in the NBA playoffs this year. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsKevin Durant (United States): Team USA has dominated men’s basketball since 1992, when NBA players were first allowed to play and the “Dream Team” became a global phenomenon. The Americans have won the last three gold medals and six of the last seven — only coming up short in 2004. Durant, 32, is one of two returning players from the team that won in 2016, and he’ll be looked to for leadership and scoring. Durant led the team in scoring in 2016, and he averaged 34.3 points in the NBA playoffs this year.Hide Caption 19 of 24<strong>Masahiro Tanaka (Japan):</strong> For the first time since 2008, baseball is back at the Olympics. Unfortunately, baseball-crazy Japan will not be able to cheer on the national team in person, as <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/08/asia/japan-state-of-emergency-olympics-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">all Olympic spectators have been banned because of Covid-19.</a> Tanaka, a former New York Yankee who made two All-Star teams, now plays professionally in Japan with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. The 32-year-old is one of the most well-known names on a team that includes pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, shortstop Hayato Sakamato and outfielder Seiyka Suzuki. Major League Baseball players are not competing in Tokyo.<strong>Masahiro Tanaka (Japan):</strong> For the first time since 2008, baseball is back at the Olympics. Unfortunately, baseball-crazy Japan will not be able to cheer on the national team in person, as <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/08/asia/japan-state-of-emergency-olympics-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">all Olympic spectators have been banned because of Covid-19.</a> Tanaka, a former New York Yankee who made two All-Star teams, now plays professionally in Japan with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. The 32-year-old is one of the most well-known names on a team that includes pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, shortstop Hayato Sakamato and outfielder Seiyka Suzuki. Major League Baseball players are not competing in Tokyo. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsMasahiro Tanaka (Japan): For the first time since 2008, baseball is back at the Olympics. Unfortunately, baseball-crazy Japan will not be able to cheer on the national team in person, as all Olympic spectators have been banned because of Covid-19. Tanaka, a former New York Yankee who made two All-Star teams, now plays professionally in Japan with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. The 32-year-old is one of the most well-known names on a team that includes pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, shortstop Hayato Sakamato and outfielder Seiyka Suzuki. Major League Baseball players are not competing in Tokyo.Hide Caption 20 of 24<strong>Ariarne Titmus (Australia):</strong> The biggest threat to Katie Ledecky's dominance in the pool could be Titmus, a 20-year Australian nicknamed the "Terminator." Titmus defeated Ledecky in the 400-meter freestyle two years ago at the World Championships. Ledecky was battling a stomach virus at the time, but Titmus has only gotten better since then. She nearly broke Ledecky's 400-meter world record in June, finishing just .44 seconds off the pace.<strong>Ariarne Titmus (Australia):</strong> The biggest threat to Katie Ledecky's dominance in the pool could be Titmus, a 20-year Australian nicknamed the "Terminator." Titmus defeated Ledecky in the 400-meter freestyle two years ago at the World Championships. Ledecky was battling a stomach virus at the time, but Titmus has only gotten better since then. She nearly broke Ledecky's 400-meter world record in June, finishing just .44 seconds off the pace. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsAriarne Titmus (Australia): The biggest threat to Katie Ledecky’s dominance in the pool could be Titmus, a 20-year Australian nicknamed the “Terminator.” Titmus defeated Ledecky in the 400-meter freestyle two years ago at the World Championships. Ledecky was battling a stomach virus at the time, but Titmus has only gotten better since then. She nearly broke Ledecky’s 400-meter world record in June, finishing just .44 seconds off the pace.Hide Caption 21 of 24<strong>Megan Rapinoe (United States):</strong> The US women's soccer team is packed with superstars, including Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. But it's impossible to take your eyes off Rapinoe, who scored the game-winning goal in the 2019 World Cup final and was named the tournament's best player. The 36-year-old has also been an <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/24/politics/megan-rapinoe-equal-pay-day-congress-testimony/index.html" target="_blank">outspoken advocate</a> for equality and inclusivity.<strong>Megan Rapinoe (United States):</strong> The US women's soccer team is packed with superstars, including Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. But it's impossible to take your eyes off Rapinoe, who scored the game-winning goal in the 2019 World Cup final and was named the tournament's best player. The 36-year-old has also been an <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/24/politics/megan-rapinoe-equal-pay-day-congress-testimony/index.html" target="_blank">outspoken advocate</a> for equality and inclusivity. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsMegan Rapinoe (United States): The US women’s soccer team is packed with superstars, including Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. But it’s impossible to take your eyes off Rapinoe, who scored the game-winning goal in the 2019 World Cup final and was named the tournament’s best player. The 36-year-old has also been an outspoken advocate for equality and inclusivity.Hide Caption 22 of 24<strong>Karsten Warholm (Norway):</strong> Warholm <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/02/sport/karsten-warholm-breaks-world-record-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">broke a 29-year-old world record this summer</a> when he finished the 400-meter hurdles in 46.70 seconds. It was the longest-standing record in men's track. Warholm, 25, has dominated the event over the last few years, winning the last two world titles.<strong>Karsten Warholm (Norway):</strong> Warholm <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/02/sport/karsten-warholm-breaks-world-record-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">broke a 29-year-old world record this summer</a> when he finished the 400-meter hurdles in 46.70 seconds. It was the longest-standing record in men's track. Warholm, 25, has dominated the event over the last few years, winning the last two world titles. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsKarsten Warholm (Norway): Warholm broke a 29-year-old world record this summer when he finished the 400-meter hurdles in 46.70 seconds. It was the longest-standing record in men’s track. Warholm, 25, has dominated the event over the last few years, winning the last two world titles.Hide Caption 23 of 24<strong>Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird (United States):</strong> If the US women's basketball team wins gold — as it has in every Olympics since 1996 — then Taurasi, left, and Bird will become the first basketball players of any gender to win five Olympic gold medals. The two guards are two of the greatest women's basketball players of all time. Taurasi, 39, is the WNBA's all-time leading scorer. Bird, 40, is the league's all-time leader in assists.<strong>Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird (United States):</strong> If the US women's basketball team wins gold — as it has in every Olympics since 1996 — then Taurasi, left, and Bird will become the first basketball players of any gender to win five Olympic gold medals. The two guards are two of the greatest women's basketball players of all time. Taurasi, 39, is the WNBA's all-time leading scorer. Bird, 40, is the league's all-time leader in assists. Photos: 25 athletes to watch in the Tokyo OlympicsDiana Taurasi and Sue Bird (United States): If the US women’s basketball team wins gold — as it has in every Olympics since 1996 — then Taurasi, left, and Bird will become the first basketball players of any gender to win five Olympic gold medals. The two guards are two of the greatest women’s basketball players of all time. Taurasi, 39, is the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer. Bird, 40, is the league’s all-time leader in assists.Hide Caption 24 of 2401 oly athletes to watch tokyo04 oly athletes to watch tokyo02 oly athletes to watch tokyo19 oly athletes to watch tokyo08 oly athletes to watch tokyo07 oly athletes to watch tokyo RESTRICTED06 oly athletes to watch tokyo03 oly athletes to watch tokyo16 oly athletes to watch tokyo09 oly athletes to watch tokyo 18 oly athletes to watch tokyo RESTRICTED10 oly athletes to watch tokyo12 oly athletes to watch tokyo13 oly athletes to watch tokyo14 oly athletes to watch tokyo21 oly athletes to watch tokyo RESTRICTED20 oly athletes to watch tokyo15 oly athletes to watch tokyo RESTRICTED26 oly athletes to watch tokyo25 oly athletes to watch tokyo RESTRICTED05 oly athletes to watch tokyo22 oly athletes to watch tokyo 17 oly athletes to watch tokyo RESTRICTED24 oly athletes to watch tokyo “Refugees bring enormous contributions, help build nations, help make economies more prosperous, bring diversity to societies. I think we need to look at it in this way. And this is the deepest and most important message of this team.”The Refugee Olympic Team is yet to win its first Olympic medal. Kimia Alizadeh, who previously competed for Iran, came the closest after winning her first three taekwondo fights in Tokyo. She then lost her next two, including the bronze medal fight. “It would be an incredible message of achievement, of hope in the future for millions and millions,” says Grandi of what a medal would mean for one of the team’s athletes. “There are 82.4 million refugees and displaced people around the world; this is their team, too.”Even without a medal, the very presence of these athletes’ at the Olympics — and the journeys they have taken to get here — is enough to inspire. Mohammed has his own goals for the Games: run a time of 13:30 in the 5,000 meters and qualify for the final. “It’s like a dream come true (to be here),” he says. “I’m just waiting for event day to pull on my kit and give it all my best. I’m really feeling good.”

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