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2021 Olympics medal count, Aug. 4: Which athletes and countries have the most medals?

The United States has continued to pile up medals and build their lead over the People’s Republic of China at the top of the 2021 Olympics medal count leaderboard. A gold medal (and a new world record) for Sydney McLaughlin in the 400m hurdles, along with four other track and field medals today, helped the United States expand its lead on the People’s Republic of China at the top of the 2021 Olympics medal count leaderboard.
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Olympic 2021 Medal Count: Final Tally, Winners from Day 12 Early Events

The track and field medal events at the Tokyo Olympics have produced some of the most memorable moments of the Games. On Day 12, the United States' Sydney McLaughlin became the latest runner to drop a world-record time. McLaughlin bested her own world record in the women's 400-meter hurdles. Canada's...
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Tokyo Olympics: Encinitas teen finishes 6th in women’s skateboarding event

ENCINITAS — 17-year-old Encinitas resident Bryce Wettstein finished in sixth place Tuesday night in the first-ever women’s park skateboarding events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. However, few could say Wettstein did not have the most fun during the event. The eighth-ranked women’s skater in the world, Wettstein finished with...

FreightWaves Classics: Inventor of first practical internal combustion engine is largely unknown

Nicolas Carnot, a mechanical engineer in the French Army, as well as a military scientist and physicist, is often labeled as the “father of thermodynamics.” At the age of 27 Carnot published a book, Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire (Paris, 1824). In his book Carnot wrote the first “successful theory of the maximum efficiency of heat engines,” as well as outlining the idea of the internal combustion engine. In doing so, he began the discipline of thermodynamics. Carnot’s writing attracted little attention during his lifetime; however, it was later the foundation for the second law of thermodynamics and the definition of entropy, which were developed by Rudolf Clausius and Lord Kelvin.

Here's who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday

Seventeen gold medals were won. Here's a breakdown of who's taking home the gold. Women's 400m Hurdles: Sydney McLaughlin, United States. Women's 3000m Steeplechase: Peruth Chemutai, Uganda. Men's Hammer Throw: Wojciech Nowicki, Poland. Men's 800m: Emmanuel Korir, Kenya. Men's 200m: Andre de Grasse, Canada. Boxing. Men's Light Heavy: Arlen Lopez,...
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Olympics roundup: Americans 1-2 in women's 400m hurdles

Sydney McLaughlin of New Jersey broke her own world record as American women finished 1-2 in the women's 400-meter hurdles at the Olympics in Tokyo on Wednesday. McLaughlin clocked a time of 51.46 in the dazzling race, edging teammate Dalilah Muhammad (51.58) and Femke Bol of the Netherlands (52.03). Muhammad's time also bested the world record mark of 51.90 that McLaughlin set in June at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
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Team GB's Ben Maher praises 'phenomenal' Explosion W after winning Olympic gold

Great Britain’s Ben Maher believes he has a “once in a lifetime bond” with his horse Explosion W, after blowing away the competition to win Olympic gold on Wednesday. The Team GB star came first in the individual showjumping event at Tokyo’s Equestrian Park and was quick to praise his horse following the success.
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Video: Katarina Johnson-Thompson Finishes 200m Olympic Heptathlon Heat After Injury

Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson turned a disappointing injury during a 200-meter heat of the women's heptathlon at the Tokyo Olympics into a moment of personal triumph. A calf injury caused Johnson-Thompson to fall on the track, but she waved off medical attention to cross the finish line. "Unfortunately Katarina Johnson-Thompson...

4 of the 6 women's skateboarding Olympic medalists are 13-years-old or younger

Welp, the two skateboarding events added to the Olympics this year have wrapped up for the women's teams, and the results are historic in more ways than one. Japan's Kokona Hiraki, age 12, just won the silver medal in women's park skateboarding, making her Japan's youngest Olympic medalist ever. Great Britain's Sky Brown, who was 12 when she qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and is now 13, won the bronze, making her Great Britain's youngest medalist ever. And those two medal wins mean that two-thirds of the six medalists in the two women's skateboarding events are age 13 or younger. (The gold and silver medalists in women's street skateboarding, Japan's Momiji Nishiya and Brazil's Rayssa Leal, are also 13.)