Jamaica’s Thompson takes gold in women’s 100, USA’s Bowie 2nd

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Jamaica’s streak of Olympic gold medals in the women’s 100 meter sprint was extended to three Saturday night, but who won the gold is what came as a surprise.

Elaine Thompson took gold in 10.71 seconds in what was a dominant performance, even with seven of the eight runners finishing in fewer than 11 seconds for the first time in the Olympic history of the event. Fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price, who took gold in both 2008 and 2012, took the bronze with American Tori Bowie taking silver with a time of 10.83 seconds. Fraser-Pryce finished in 10.86 seconds.

WATCH: Thompson wins gold, Bowie silver in women’s 100

American English Gardner finished seventh with a time of 10.94 seconds.

What’s interesting about Thompson’s race is that her reaction time off the starting block was timed at 0.157 seconds, second-slowest in the field. But she made up for that slow start in a big way, removing any doubt who the fastest woman in the world is by the final ten meters of the race.

Thompson will now look to pull off the double with the 200 meters, but she’ll have her hands full with the likes of Bowie and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands in that event.

Wimbledon reverses ban on Russia, Belarus tennis players

Wimbledon Russia

Russian and Belarusian players will be able to compete at Wimbledon as neutral athletes after the All England Club on Friday reversed its ban from last year.

The players must comply with “appropriate conditions,” including not expressing support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

They also must not receive funding “from the Russian and/or Belarusian states (including sponsorship from companies operated or controlled by the states) in relation to their participation in The Championships,” the All England Club said in a statement.

Other tennis tournaments have allowed Russian and Belarusian players to compete as neutral athletes.

“We also consider alignment between the Grand Slams to be increasingly important in the current tennis environment,” the club said. “There was a strong and very disappointing reaction from some governing bodies in tennis to the position taken by the All England Club and the LTA last year with consequences which, if continued, would be damaging to the interests of players, fans, The Championships and British tennis.”

This year’s Wimbledon tournament will start on July 3. The women’s final is scheduled for July 15 and the men’s final on July 16.

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2023 World Junior Gymnastics Championships live stream schedule

World Junior Gymnastics Championships

The world junior gymnastics championships individual finals stream live on the International Gymnastics Federation YouTube channel from Friday through Sunday.

Already this week, Japan swept the men’s and women’s team titles in Antalya, Turkey. The U.S. women took silver.

The U.S. women in Friday’s all-around final are Izzy Stassi (qualified fourth) and Jayla Hang (qualified 22nd). The U.S. men in Friday’s all-around final are Kai Uemura (qualified 11th) and David Shamah (qualified 14th).

Americans also advanced to four of this weekend’s apparatus finals: women’s vault (Stassi, Hang), uneven bars (Hezly Rivera) and floor exercise (Rivera, Hang) and men’s still rings (Uemura).

Gymnastics added a biennial junior worlds starting in 2019. The 2021 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Women ages 14 or 15 and men ages 15 through 18 compete.

The U.S. team in 2019 included future senior world team members Skye Blakely, Kayla DiCello and Konnor McClain.

2023 World Junior Gymnastics Championships Live Stream Schedule

Day Competition Time (ET) Platform
Friday Men’s All-Around 7:30 a.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK
Women’s All-Around 12 p.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK
Saturday Apparatus Finals 7 a.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK
Sunday Apparatus Finals 7 a.m. FIG YouTube | LIVE STREAM LINK

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