The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games , Officially referred to as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad , occurred from July 23 to August 8, 2021 in Tokyo , Japan . The International Olympic Committee picked Tokyo, among the cities that had actually been proposed to commemorate the September 7, 2013, throughout the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee kept in Buenos Aires ( Argentina ).
They are the 2nd Olympic Games to be kept in Tokyo. The initial occurred in 1964 in the Shōwa age , when Hirohito was Emperor of Japan , grandpa of the existing Emperor Naruhito . The 2020s are the initial video games kept in the Reiwa age . On January 24, 2014, it was developed the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and also Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
In the initial circumstances, the occasion was mosting likely to occur in between July 24 and also August 9, 2020, yet because of the COVID-19 pandemic that created the desertion of Australia and also Canada , on March 24, 2020 the Prime Minister Japan's Shinzo Abe and also IOC President Thomas Bach consented to hold off the occasion while maintaining the name “Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games”. A week later on introduced the brand-new days in between July 23 and also August 8, 2021.
That since the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games did not have viewers since the Japanese authorities chose to keep the hygienic constraints because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Olympic reasonable seasoned excellent minutes within the sporting activities locations with globe and also Olympic documents and also accomplishments never seen before .
Talking about the American Allyson Felix is synonymous with triumph on the slopes, since she added a bronze in the 400 meter dash at these Olympic Games in the women's category; tenth Olympic medal in the record of the North American woman who lived her fifth Olympic Games since Athens 2004 when she participated for the first time. The runner stopped the clock at 49.46, the second best record of her career, and also also tied Carl Lewis with ten Olympic medals in speed disciplines.
Caeleb Dressel, the King of Tokyo 2020, for his five medals
Dressel seems to be the natural heir of Michael Phelps, since at 24 years of age he won five medals, but the most impressive thing is that they were all gold. The American won the 100-meter freestyle in the pool, along with another gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly; Same result for the 50-meter freestyle competition, as well as the pair of golds in relays, one in men's 4×100 medley and another in 4×100 freestyle. But the fight with Phelps looks complicated, as the former swimmer reached 23 gold medals, three silvers and only two bronzes in his entire sports career within the Olympic Games, although Caleb does not care about that because in Tokyo 2020 he was the king of portas in the world.
Ariarne Titmus: four medals and a world record
Australian Titmus accomplished the unexpected by unleashing the madness in the women's 200m freestyle after breaking the world record with a time of 1: 53: 50. But it didn't end there because she snatched another gold in the 400-meter freestyle to become the fastest athlete in the water in her division. Although he still reached a silver in the 800 meters freestyle and a bronze in the 4×200 freestyle relay, thus becoming one of the figures in Japan.
Emma McKeon broke four world documents
Australian Titmus accomplished the unexpected by unleashing the madness in the women's 200m freestyle after breaking the world record with a time of 1: 53: 50. But it didn't end there because she snatched another gold in the 400-meter freestyle to become the fastest athlete in the water in her division. Although he still reached a silver in the 800 meters freestyle and a bronze in the 4×200 freestyle relay, thus becoming one of the figures in Japan.Emma McKeon broke four world records
Karsten Warholm and the controversy of super sneakers
Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated areas in each Olympic competition is the athletics disciplines and Warholm is an example of the human capacity to break limits as the Norwegian not only won gold, but also broke his own world record by setting 45.94 in the 400 meters in obstacle course to add his first Olympic medal. It should be noted that he himself had the world record since the first of July last when he broke the previous time that was in force since 1992, so it took almost a couple of months for the athlete to exceed his mark by .76 seconds.The problem is that a few days ago the controversy arose that some world records were broken both by the athletes' shoes that supposedly give them a push like the track that would, in theory, have special material to help in every trip.
Sydney McLaughlin: the first woman to arrive before 52 seconds
The women could not be left behind, while in the men's 400m hurdles Warholm broke a world record, Sidney Mclaughlin also knocked down the same mark but in the women's category by setting a time of 51.46 and thus taking the Olympic gold to territory U.S.
Yulimar Rojas takes out the breed in Latin America with a new record
Latin American athletes did not have one of their best participations in the Olympic Games, since in the medal table they appear until the last places, although the Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas monopolized the attention in triple jump by breaking the world record with 15.67 meters to hang the Olympic gold , an achievement that she finally has on her track record after the silver she won in Rio 2016, but unlike five years ago, in Tokyo 2020 she arrived as the favorite and endorsed her title with the world record.
Shi Zhiyong is the strongest man in the world
China dominated the medal table from start to finish, but one of its best athletes is Shi Zhiyong, who lifted 364 kilos in weightlifting, one kilo more than the record he owned, in order to prevent someone else from taking the gold from him in the category of weightlifting. 73 kilos in the male branch. After winning and setting a new record, the Asian man let out a happy howl because he knew he had just made history.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: the “rocket-mom”
Four times world champion in Berlin 2009, Moscow 2013, Beijing 2015 and Doha 2019, plus another pair of gold medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, Shelly-Ann arrived in Tokyo as the favorite to top the podium in the 100 meter dash, although in the end she was second behind her compatriot Thompson , but above the other Jamaican Jackson. Although he did not win, he did achieve a gold in the 4×100 meter relay team to add one more Olympic medal to his account . She is even known by her nickname that was born after being part of a campaign in favor of family mothers.
Elaine Thompson-Herah: the fastest woman in history
Jamaica filled the podium in the women's 100 meters, but Thompson's attention was taken by a difficult mark to break with 10.61 seconds. He was also the mainstay of the Jamaican team in the women's 4×100 meters and even won another gold metal in the 200 meters , to be one of the figures in Tokyo 2020.
Tokyo 2020, the best Olympic Games in Ecuador
Richard Carapaz, Neisi Dajomes and Tamara Salazar wrote their names in the Olympic history of Ecuador
Tokyo 2020 lowered the curtain and with that the Ecuadorian delegation closed its best performance in the Olympic Games, after winning two gold and one silver medals.
Richard Carapaz (cycling), Neisi Dajomes and Tamara Salazar (weightlifting) already accompany legend Jefferson Pérez in Ecuadorian Olympic history.
Before Tokyo 2020, Pérez was the only athlete to have raised the flag of this South American country to a podium at the Games . In Atlanta 1996 he accomplished the greatest feat of all by hanging the gold in the 20-kilometer march. In the following two editions, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, he was one step away from repeating the feat, with fourth places. The athlete returned to the podium 12 years after his feat, and was silver in Beijing 2008.
Thirteen years later, Pérez has won company in this select group, thanks to the fact that, in Tokyo 2020, the Ecuadorian delegation has performed its best historical performance in the Olympic Games.
Carapaz began to write the epic. Just six days after taking the podium in the Tour de France , the cyclist showed his qualities as a climber and won the gold in the road modality .
Days later, the Ecuadorian weightlifting reached glory. Dajomes, who had not yet been born when Pérez achieved what was then unprecedented, bathed in gold by crowning herself as the 76 kg category champion.
Dajomes, 23, was the first female athlete from Ecuador to win an Olympic medal, but not the last. Just 24 hours later, Salazar joined, with silver in the 87 kg category.
After the Japanese event, both were received as heroines at home, by an Ecuadorian people who will never ever forget Tokyo 2020, its ideal Olympic Games.