WATCH LIVE: Canoe/kayak, sailing, shooting and tennis

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The men’s canoe double slalom and women’s kayak single slalom competitions are scheduled for Thursday, with medals being awarded in both events during the afternoon session. In the women’s kayak single American Ashlee Nee has hopes of winning a medal in a field that includes Australia’s Jessica Fox, who’s looking to improve upon the silver medal she won in London four years ago.

WATCH LIVE: Men’s canoe double slalom, women’s kayak single slalom — 11:30 a.m. Eastern

As for the men’s canoe double slalom the American team of Devin McEwan and Casey Eichfeld look to medal in a field headlined by France’s Gauthier Klauss and Matthieu Peche, the reigning world champions in the C2 slalom.

WATCH LIVE: Sailing, Men’s 470 and men’s Finn — 12 p.m. Eastern

Like tennis, sailing had some weather issues to deal with Wednesday but ultimately many of those races were able to run. Thursday features another full schedule that includes men’s 470 and men’s Finn races, and there are also women’s 470 and RS:X races to be run. Great Britain’s Giles Scott, a big favorite to win gold, will be racing in the men’s Finn and Americans Annie Haegar and Briana Provancha will look to move closer to a medal in the women’s 470 after performing well on the first day of the competition.

WATCH LIVE: Women’s 50 meter rifle, three positions final — 11 a.m. Eastern

Having already won a gold medal in these Olympics, American Ginny Thrasher is back in competition as the women’s 50 meter air rifle (three positions) competition will be held Thursday. Du Li of China, Croatia’s Snjezana Pejcic and Germany’s Barbara Engleder are all expected to contend, with Du Li finishing second behind Thrasher in the 10 meter air rifle competition.

WATCH LIVE: Tennis competitions, day six — 10 a.m.

No tennis was played Wednesday, with rain forcing the cancellation of all 26 scheduled matches. Among those scheduled to compete Thursday are Spain’s Rafael Nadal, Great Britain’s Andy Murray and Americans Madison Keys and Steve Johnson. Venus Williams, who was eliminated in the first round of both the women’s singles and women’s doubles competitions, will look to advance in the mixed doubles tournament with partner Rajeev Ram.

Olympian Derrick Mein ends U.S. men’s trap drought at shotgun worlds

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Tokyo Olympian Derrick Mein became the first U.S. male shooter to win a world title in the trap event since 1966, prevailing at the world shotgun championships in Osijek, Croatia, on Wednesday.

Mein, who grew up on a small farm in Southeast Kansas, hunting deer and quail, nearly squandered a place in the final when he missed his last three shots in the semifinal round after hitting his first 22. He rallied in a sudden-death shoot-off for the last spot in the final by hitting all five of his targets.

He hit 33 of 34 targets in the final to win by two over Brit Nathan Hales with one round to spare.

The last U.S. man to win an Olympic trap title was Donald Haldeman in 1976.

Mein, 37, was 24th in his Olympic debut in Tokyo (and placed 13th with Kayle Browning in the mixed-gender team event).

The U.S. swept the Tokyo golds in the other shotgun event — skeet — with Vincent Hancock and Amber English. Browning took silver in women’s trap.

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Mo Farah withdraws before London Marathon

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British track legend Mo Farah withdrew before Sunday’s London Marathon, citing a right hip injury before what would have been his first 26.2-mile race in nearly two years.

Farah, who swept the 2012 and 2016 Olympic track titles at 5000m and 10,000m, said he hoped “to be back out there” next April, when the London Marathon returns to its traditional month after COVID moved it to the fall for three consecutive years. Farah turns 40 on March 23.

“I’ve been training really hard over the past few months and I’d got myself back into good shape and was feeling pretty optimistic about being able to put in a good performance,” in London, Farah said in a press release. “However, over the past 10 days I’ve been feeling pain and tightness in my right hip. I’ve had extensive physio and treatment and done everything I can to be on the start line, but it hasn’t improved enough to compete on Sunday.”

Farah switched from the track to the marathon after the 2017 World Championships and won the 2018 Chicago Marathon in a then-European record time of 2:05:11. Belgium’s Bashir Abdi now holds the record at 2:03:36.

Farah returned to the track in a failed bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, then shifted back to the roads.

Sunday’s London Marathon men’s race is headlined by Ethiopians Kenenisa Bekele and Birhanu Legese, the second- and third-fastest marathoners in history.

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