The third official day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics features more action in the pool as the American swimmers – including Katie Ledecky and Torri Huske – look to build on their record-breaking performance from opening day on Sunday.
After being ruled out of any medals on Day 1, Team USA bounced back with 10 medals, including four gold.
Monday’s action will be marked by men’s team competitions in gymnastics and archery, as well as medal events in men’s and women’s fencing. Meanwhile, Olympic organizers are keeping a close watch on the weather as a tropical storm named Nepartak hits Japan and could impact several events.
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A broadcast boat delays the start of the triathlon
The men’s individual triathlon got off to a chaotic start when half the field entered the water before the other half could, as a broadcast boat blocked their entry into Tokyo Bay (temp. water around 29 degrees Celsius Monday morning).
Triathletes already in the water for the 1,500-meter swim thought the race of their lives was underway. They swam vigorously until the speedboat and kayak organizers caught up with them and got in the way. On their return to the starting pontoon, the race started off without a hitch. No athlete was injured by the boat.
–Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY
BLAINE, Minn. – Patrick Reed had finished the third round of the 3M Open on Saturday when he learned he would represent the United States in the men’s golf competition at the Summer Games in Tokyo after Bryson DeChambeau tested positive for COVID -19 and was forced to withdraw.
According to COVID protocols, Reed started testing on Saturday night and must pass the tests on Sunday, then at least 24 hours later on Monday to be able to play. Reed said he was returning home to Texas and performing tests there on Sunday and Monday.
If both tests turn out negative, it will fly from Houston to San Francisco on Tuesday morning, then from Golden City to Tokyo, arriving Wednesday afternoon. Reed, who finished tied for 11th at the Rio 2016 Summer Games, would join Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and Xander Sc Chaudele in the US squad.
– Steve DiMeglio, Golfweek