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Dutch Runner Who Fell During Her Race Went On To Win Gold. She's Aiming For 2 More

It's undeniable: Sifan Hassan is killing it. Hassan, a long-distance runner representing the Netherlands at this year's Olympic Games, was powering through the last lap of the women's 1,500 meter heat on Monday when a nightmare situation came true: a runner ahead of her tripped, prompting a domino effect. Hassan tried and failed to jump over a fallen runner and then fell down herself. She was undeterred; she got back up and, now suddenly in last place, went on to pass 11 runners to finish first.
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Tom Daley Is Knitting His Way Through The Tokyo Olympics

If watching Olympic competitions has been sparking a bit of anxiety, you might want to turn to knitting — British diver Tom Daley certainly has. Photos of Daley knitting what appears to be a pink-purple-blue pouch of sorts were posted all over social media Sunday, when the athlete sat in the stands watching the women's springboard diving event in Tokyo. As of Monday morning, it appears Daley is working on another project, using white yarn.
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U.S. Gymnast Jade Carey Takes Gold In The Olympic Floor Exercise Final

TOKYO — U.S. gymnast Jade Carey has won gold — her first Olympic medal — in the individual floor exercise final at the Tokyo Olympics. Carey, a 21-year-old from Arizona, became the sole U.S. competitor in this event after Simone Biles withdrew to focus on her mental health. Carey pulled off a complicated tumbling routine with a high degree of difficulty, scoring a 14.366.
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The Japanese Public Begins To Embrace The Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO — In the year leading up to the delayed Summer Olympics, public opinion polls in Japan showed people overwhelmingly against holding the Games in the country. Some feared it would spread the coronavirus. Others complained about the high costs. There are still some small occasional protests. But now that Olympics are underway and Team Japan is doing well, people here seem excited.