Lee Wins Gymnastics Gold, Schauffele Makes His Move

Jonathan Grant | July 30th, 2021

When it was announced that Simone Biles would not be taking part in the individual all-around Gymnastics event at the Olympics, it left a big void. But where there is a void, there is an opportunity, and someone was going to get the chance to win a Gold Medal. For the fifth consecutive Games, it was an American that stood on the top step of the podium as Suni Lee won to join Biles, Gabby Douglas, Nastia Liukin, and Carly Patterson in the history books.

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In the pool, history was made by Australia’s Emma McKeon as she blazed to a Gold Medal in the 100m freestyle with a record time. Russia Evgeny Rylov was impressed to win his second backstroke gold, winning the 200m over American Ryan Murphy. In the women’s table tennis final, the gold medal was going to go to China either way. Chen Meng beat her teammate Sun Yingsha to lay claim to that honor. And finally, on the golf course, American Xander Schauffele made his move in round two, taking the lead at -11 after shooting -8 on Friday in Tokyo. He leads Mexican Carlos Ortiz by one, but there is still a ton of golf to played and plenty of time for new contenders to rise up and challenge for the medal places.

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