Pictures of the Olympic Games: gymnastics, swimming, surf stories


Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky of the United States reacts after swimming in a wave in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo / Martin Meissner)

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Katie Ledecky finished a busy day at the Tokyo Olympics, qualifying the fastest in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle and 200-meter freestyle. Earlier, she won a silver medal in the 400 freestyle. The Stanford graduate swam 2,100 meters in total on Monday.

“I’m going to sleep well tonight,” she told reporters.

American Katy Ledecky, center, swims for silver in the 400-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)
Katie Ledecky of the United States swims in a heat during the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo / Matthias Schrader)

Ledecky had an equally busy schedule at the US Olympic Trials last month, although she was lucky enough to sleep after the 400 freestyle because qualifying for the 200 and 1500 was held the next morning.

You can read more about Ledecky’s busy day here:

No doubt this time, the Terminator Titmus takes down Katie Ledecky in 400 free

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 26: Samuel Mikulak of Team USA competes in pommel horse in the men’s final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Center on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan . (Photo by Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

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The Newport Beach-born athlete’s last performance in a gymnastics team event did not go exactly as planned. An untimely slip during the 28-year-old’s performance ended any chance of resisting Great Britain in an attempt to preserve a fourth place finish for the United States. Despite this mistake, he ended on an optimistic note.

“We have a really strong future for the United States team,” Mikulak, who is retiring after the Games, told reporters. “I know these guys are going to go (increase their difficulty) and then all of a sudden when I get to Paris (in 2024) I know these guys are going to go for it trying to get on that medal podium. . So I’m delighted with what they are all going to do with this experience to grow.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 26: Samuel Mikulak of Team USA competes on parallel bars during the men’s team final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Center on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

Read more about Mikulak’s performance here:

Mikulak makes his last appearance on the men’s gymnastics team; The United States takes 5th place

Kolohe Andino of the United States maneuvers on a wave during the third round of the men’s surf competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, at Tsurigasaki Beach in Ichinomiya, Japan. (AP Photo / Francisco Seco)

Kolohe Andino

The winners of surfing‘s historic debut could be determined by the end of the night of Monday, July 26, with three Orange County surfers still looking for a podium spot, OC Register reported.

Andino de San Clemente and his teammate Caroline Marks, who lives in the same city, are still in contention for an Olympic gold medal.

Kolohe Andino of the United States maneuvers on a wave during warm-up before his heat in men’s surf at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, at Tsurigasaki Beach in Ichinomiya, Japan. (AP Photo / Francisco Seco)

Monday’s events also included men’s archery, men’s badminton, men’s boxing, diving, fencing, men’s gymnastics, men’s mountain biking, rowing, rugby, softball, tennis. table, taekwondo, women’s street skating, women’s swimming, volleyball and women’s water polo.

Jack Williams of the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Monday, July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino)
Estonian Kristin Kuuba faces Peruvian Daniela Macias in their women’s singles group stage badminton match at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Monday July 26, 2021 (AP Photo / Markus Schreiber )
CHIBA, JAPAN – JULY 26: Anna Marton of the Hungary team (left) faces Manon Brunet of the France team (right) in the fight for the individual bronze medal in the women’s saber on the third day of the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020 at Makuhari Messe on July 26, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Elsa / Getty Images)
South Korean Kim Hyun-soo is tackled by Australia’s Samu Kerevi during his men’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Monday, July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo / Shuji Kajiyama)
The United States in white caps defends against China in their women’s water polo match at the Tatsumi Water Polo Center in Tokyo on July 26, 2021, during the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (Hiroko Masuike / The New York Times)
Alexis Sablone of the United States competes in the women’s street skateboarding final at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo / Ben Curtis)
Haleigh Washington of the United States (left) points the ball during the Women’s Pool B preliminary round volleyball match between China and the United States during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. – points the ball (Photo by Antonin THUILLIER / AFP) (Photo by ANTONIN THUILLIER / AFP via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 26: Brody Malone of Team USA competes in pommel horse in the Men’s Team Final on Day 3 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Center on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo , Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith / Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 26: Lily Zhang of Team USA in action during her Women’s Singles Second Round match on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan . (Photo by Steph Chambers / Getty Images)
CHOFU, JAPAN – JULY 26: Heo Kwanghee of Team South Korea faces Timothy Lam of Team United States in a Group A men’s singles match on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Musashino Forest Sport Plaza on July 26, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang / Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 27: Team USA celebrates after beating Team China in Women’s Preliminary – Pool B Volleyball on Day 4 of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai / Getty Images)
Filipino Hidilyn Diaz reacts after placing first in the women’s 55kg weightlifting competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. Diaz won the first gold medal of the Philippines at the Summer Olympics. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO / AFP via Getty Images)
U.S. gold medalist Lydia Jacoby poses with her medal after the women’s 100m breaststroke final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatic Center in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP) (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN / AFP via Getty Images)

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