Hell anchor the United States in the 4x100 mixed medley relay, a new Olympic event featuring two men and two women. Over to you, @_OlivierGiroud_! They are the first swimming medals won by Hong Kong. Americans Rhyan White and Phoebe Bacon finished fourth and fifth.

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File), Emily Seebohm, of Australia, swims in the women's 200-meter backstroke finalat the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

She finished 15th in the 50 free preliminaries.

American Sunisa Lee won gold in that event. PAY ATTENTION: Click See First under the Following tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed! Dressel led right from the start and held off Hungarys Kristof Milak to win in 49.45 seconds, breaking the mark of 49.50 that he set two years ago at the 2019 world championships. Drogba will promote WHOs top tips on how physical activity can lead to a healthier and happier life and highlight the value of sports, particularly for youth. Dressels victory came in the first of three races on his morning schedule.

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The teenager was born in Canberra, Australia, before moving to Kazan, Russia to live on a FINA swimming scholarship program designed for promising athletes. Ive actually had a few conversations with her, and shes just so inspiring.

She works so hard.. She continues to be evaluated daily to determine whether she'll compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam.

The 17-year-old posted the new personal best of 59.74 seconds on Wednesday at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

He hopes to do his Masters in International Media Studies. She confessed that she already had an interaction with Manuel and she was inspired by her talk and work ethics.

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Habibat lived in Canberra, Australia before moving to Kazan after earning a Fina scholarship. When 18-year-old Torri Huske passed off to Dressel after the butterfly leg, the Americans were more than 7 seconds behind the leaders in last place.

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong), Simone Manuel, of United States, leaves the pool after a women's 50-meter freestyle semifinal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. MyKayla Skinner, who had the fourth highest score in vault during qualifications, will compete in vault finals for the U.S. alongside Jade Carey, who finished with the second highest score. (AP Photo/David Goldman), Kathleen Ledecky, of United States, swims in the women's 800-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. She also decided not to compete in the all-around. The Australian women have claimed another gold at the Olympic pool. Sparta announced that Okoye has joined on a two-year contract explaining details in a message on their, Read More Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye joins Sparta Rotterdam (video)Continue, Advertisement Anthony Joshua to stay with Matchroom boxing for the rest of his career There is news about heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua. Ogunbanwo alsogot Nigeria its second victory of the games, after winning heat one of womens 100m freestyle in the swimming event. Only the top eight advance. She is the first Nigerian woman to go under the one-minute mark surpassing Ngozi Monus long-standing record of 1:15 m achieved during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Advertisement A statement by Matchroom CEO Eddie Hearn said, LOYALTY!! (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong), File-This July 27, 2021, file photo shows Simone Biles, of the United States, waiting to perform on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. He posted the top qualifying time of 21.42 seconds, sending him to Sundays final with a chance to win another gold.

The silver went to Canadas Kylie Masse in 2:05.42, with another Australian, Emily Seebohm, claiming the bronze in 2:06.17. Habibat Ogunbanwo is Nigerias sole representative in swimming, the 17-year-old Russia-based swimmer will compete in the womens 100-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics. American Caeleb Dressel has won his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly. Today is a, Read More Anthony Joshua to stay with Matchroom boxing for the rest of his careerContinue, Advertisement The World Health Organisation has announced football legend Didier Drogba from Cte dIvoire as its new Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Dressel turned in the fastest time, but it wasnt nearly enough to chase down all the teams ahead of him. Your email address will not be published.

Habibat Ogunbawo said she is inspired by two black athletes in the sport: African American gold medalist Simone Manuel and Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson. The U.S. team will consist of Ryan Murphy, Lydia Jacoby, Torri Huske and Dressel, with the Americans swapping out all of their swimmers who competed in the preliminaries. As the only team with a man swimming the final leg, the Americans will be facing a deficit going into the last 100 meters. It was her first appearance in an Olympic tournament as she recorded a time of 59.74sec to break the national record in Heat 1. Advertisement The Nigerian goalkeeper joins Sparta Rotterdam from German side Fortuna Dsseldorf. #SEVCHE, Read More See what Chelsea fans are saying about Giroud after 4 goals against SevillaContinue, Advertisement Asisat Oshoala scores 2 goals as Barcelona Femeni beat Montpellier 3-0 in friendly (video) Super Falcons of Nigeria forward Asisat Oshola scored two goals as Barcelona Femeni beat Montpellier 3-0 in friendly played in the evening of Sunday, August 3rd. Never miss important updates! Great Britain has won gold in the triathlon mixed relay, making it the winningest national team in the history of the sport. Hong Kong was cheering her on, excited to see success for the first time at the Olympic pool. Advertisement The star of the game was French international Olivier Giroud who scored all four goals. She failed to make the U.S. team in the 100 free, leaving the 50 as her only individual event. Ledecky led all the way in a race she hasnt lost since 2010. ROC, Italy and China are going with the traditional order of two men and then two women. She was due to run in the semifinals of the womens 100 meters at the Olympics on Saturday. Nonetheless, Ogunbanwon emerged as the first Nigerian woman ever to finish this event in less than one minute. She revealed that many people felt she wouldnt do well at swimming because of her religious background: When I actually started swimming a lot of Muslim people would come up to my dad and say Oh, I dont think she should swim, it doesnt really align with our faith that much.. She represented Nigeria in two events at the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships held in Hangzhou, China, and at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships held in Gwangju, South Korea. Thats the biggest obstacle I faced, in terms of the backlash, in terms of competitive swimming, and how that aligns with modesty in Islam..

Biles was the defending Olympic champion in the vault. Her coach, Rick Bishop, said the injury first bothered her during the 100 free, but she kept going. Ledecky finished the Tokyo Games with two golds, two silvers and a fifth-place finish in the 200 free. Ogunbanwo had earlier broken the 200meters national record back in May when she returned a time of 2:13.17sec. Kaylee McKeown completed a sweep of the backstroke events with a victory in the 200-meter butterfly. This time, her preparations were hampered by overtraining syndrome. Hong Kongs rising star Siobhn Haughey has withdrawn from the semifinals of the 50-meter freestyle at the Olympics because of a hip injury.

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one? Habibat Abiola Ogunbanwo got to the finish line first in the women's 100metres freestyle in the swimming event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

She lost her first two individual matchups with Titmus, but finally beat her in the 800. The bronze went to Italys Simona Quadarella in 8:18.35. Hell be the only man to swim the anchor freestyle leg, which means hell surely dive into the pool with a hefty deficit to make up on the women anchoring for the other seven teams. PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'Naija Football Fan Zone'. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko), Kelly Claes, left, of the United States, and teammate Sarah Sponcil mug for the camera as they celebrate winning a women's beach volleyball match against Brazil at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

The AIU says it was only informed of the finding on Friday, after Okagbare had already run in the 100-meter heats at the Tokyo Games. Coach Mike Brown's men lost the first lap of the match with just three points - with the Germans beating them 24-21 in the first 10 minutes.

Taylor-Brown and Yee both also medaled in the individual contests earlier in the week, bringing home silver in the womens and mens events, respectively. Advertisement Anthony Joshua has revealed that he has signed with Matchroom boxing for the rest of his career. D'Tigers put up a really good fight from the first to the third quarter but let down their guards in the fourth and this defeat leaves their chances of making it to the next round very slim. Ogunbanwos time ranked 48th but as a teenager and participating in her 1st Olympic games, the future is surely bright if the right effort is channelled at her development and exposure. The American swimmers were fifth, ending Caeleb Dressels bid to win six gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics. The U.S. women won silver there. The 16-year-old started swimming at the age of 11 and she will be one of the youngest Olympians at the Tokyo Olympics. However, Ogunbanwo failed to qualify into the semi-finals as her time was ranked 48th after all six Heat have been conducted. James Guy, of Britain, and teammate Adam Peaty celebrate winning the gold medal in the mixed 4x100-meter medley relay final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

A new national record has been set in swimming by 17-year old, Abiola Ogunbanwon, representing Team Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

USA Gymnastics says Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the Olympic event finals in the vault and uneven bars.

She won her heat in the womens 100 metres freestyle ahead of Andela Antunovic of Montenegro who came second while Gaurika Singh of Nepal came third. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull), Blessing Okagbare, of Nigeria, wins a heat in the women's 100-meter run at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Abiola Ogunbanwo is only the 10th Nigerian to take part in swimming at the Olympic Games. More AP Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/2020-tokyo-olympics and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports. Ogunbanwo won heat 1 of the womens 100m Freestyle, finishing strongly and swimming to a new Personal Best time of 59.74s. The American swimmer failed to advance from the semifinals of the 50-meter freestyle.

Click See First under the Following tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed! His hopes were snuffed out before he even dove in the pool. But she was pushed hard by Australian rival Ariarne Titmus, who claimed the silver in 8:13.83. Abiola Ogunbanwo has become the first Nigerian woman to finish the womens 100 meters freestyle in swimming under one minute. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); REWIND: In 2019, Atiku warned FG against excessive borrowing, Atiku has reached out to me to persuade Wike for discussion, says Ortom, FULL LIST: Oshoala wins CAF women award for record 5th time, N109bn fraud: EFCC to arraign Idris, suspended accountant-general, on Friday, 100m poor Nigerians make up my political structure, says Peter Obi, Obi Cubana: How to make your wife love you forever, Reps consider bill to extend validity of JAMB results to four years, Stakeholders not carried along reps ask BPE to halt privatisation of integrated power plants, UNICEF: 1.7m children in north-east Nigeria at risk of acute malnutrition.

The bronze went to Switzerlands Noe Ponti.

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended after a positive test for human growth hormone. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris), Siobhan Bernadette Haughey, of Hong Kong, poses after winning the silver medal in the women's 100-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.

Her winning time was 2 minutes, 4.68 seconds.

And Dressel still has one more race to go on the next-to-last day of swimming.

The feat, however, could not get her a place in the semi-finals meant for the best 16 swimmers after she finished in an overall ranking of 48th place when the six heats were concluded.

So thats definitely something that I had to overcome throughout the years and take the leap. Our Spectrum News app is the most convenient way to get the stories that matter to you. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Biles said she was putting her mental health first when she withdrew from the gymnastics team event after one rotation. Its the latest example of sponsors praising athletes who are increasingly open about mental health issues.

Oshoala, Read More Asisat Oshoala scores 2 goals as Barcelona Femeni beat Montpellier 3-0 in friendly (video)Continue, Your email address will not be published. Katie Ledecky has closed out her Tokyo Olympics with another gold medal. TOKYO (AP) The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a years delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Britain has claimed swimming gold in the new 4x100m mixed medley relay with a world record of 3 minutes, 37.58 seconds.

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