Tokyo Olympics Week One Recap: Minnesotans Take Home Olympic Medals

Lynn Imbier

For each Gov. Walz: Happy Sunisa Lee Working day! The 18-12 months-previous Hmong American from St. Paul arrived via when Simone Biles could not contend to provide house the gold in the women’s gymnastics person all-all around, after earning silver in the group all-all around along with her teammate from […]

For each Gov. Walz: Happy Sunisa Lee Working day! The 18-12 months-previous Hmong American from St. Paul arrived via when Simone Biles could not contend to provide house the gold in the women’s gymnastics person all-all around, after earning silver in the group all-all around along with her teammate from Isanti, Grace McCallum. In her first Olympics, Lee has come to be the first Hmong American to contend in the Olympics and acquire a gold medal. Lee is also a powerful contender to acquire gold in the uneven bars, wherever she has performed the most tough schedule of everyone else at the Olympics so far.

What’s subsequent:

  • Sunday, Aug. 1: Women’s Vault Last, Women’s Uneven Bars Last
  • Monday, Aug. two: Women’s Flooring Training Last
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3: Women’s Harmony Beam Last

Gopher alumni Bowen Becker claimed the gold medal for the U.S. as component of the 4×100 men’s freestyle relay group. Becker took up the 3rd leg of the race which he accomplished in forty seven.forty four. Becker’s teammate, Zach Apple, anchored the relay resulting in the American’s successful time of 3:08.9. This is the 3rd-quickest time in background for the men’s 4x100m. 

Lakeville native Regan Smith broke an Olympic file during the semifinal of the women’s 100m backstroke on Sunday. But it wasn’t sufficient to receive her gold, coming out with the bronze in the final. In the 200m butterfly she ended with a silver medal—China’s Zhang Yufei gained gold and established a new Olympic file.

In the meantime, the former Gopher gymnast Shane Wiskus and the men’s gymnastics group arrived fifth in the group gymnastics final. Shoreview’s Lara Dallman-Weiss also did not medal in sailing.

Even with coming into as a reigning environment champion, St. Cloud native Alise Willoughby crashed in two semifinal heats in BMX racing, reducing her from competing in the finals. The Roseville native Mason Ferlic arrived in eighth spot in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase race.

Coming up:

  • Minneapolis native Joe Klecker competes in the men’s 10000m race later on now, July thirty.
  • Edina’s Jordan Thompson competes with the women’s group in volleyball later on now versus Russia and faces Italy in the preliminary rounds on Sunday, Aug. 1.
  • Lynx players Sylvia Fowles and Napheesa Collier on the women’s basketball group experience off versus France on Sunday, Aug. 1 just before the finals subsequent 7 days.
  • Gopher wrestler Gable Steveson’s freestyle a hundred twenty five-kilogram bodyweight class match for the gold is Sunday, Aug. 1.
  • Farmington’s Sgt. Patrick Sunderman competes in the men’s 50m rifle capturing competitiveness, Monday, Aug. two.
  • Rosemount native Payton Otterdahl’s shot put final is Tuesday, Aug. 3.
  • Shoreview’s Kyra Condie is building her Olympic debut in the new climbing sport subsequent 7 days, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 4.

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