Merrit Kennedy

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Caeleb Dressel Breaks His Own World Record In 100-Meter Butterfly At The Olympics

Friday, July 30, 2021

The 24-year-old led for the entire two-lap sprint and clocked it in 49.45 seconds. After winning, he celebrated with his closest competitor, Kristof Milak from Hungary.

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Simone Biles Withdraws From The Vault And Uneven Bars Finals At The Olympics

Friday, July 30, 2021

"After further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars," USA Gymnastics said.

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A Judo Legend Just Took Bronze After What Might Be The Biggest Upset In Judo History

Friday, July 30, 2021

French judo athlete Teddy Riner, a 6-foot-8, two-time gold medalist known as "Big Ted," has dominated his sport for a decade. It was a shock when he lost in a quarterfinal fight.

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Beats The Netherlands And Advances To Olympic Semifinals

Friday, July 30, 2021

This means they'll head to the semifinal. The U.S. is trying to become the first reigning Women's World Cup champion to win Olympic gold.

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Novak Djokovic's 'Golden Slam' Dreams Are Crushed With Olympic Semifinal Elimination

Friday, July 30, 2021

The Serbian star was beaten in the men's tennis semifinal by Germany's Alexander Zverev. It means Djokovic can't make history by winning all four major tournaments and Olympic gold in a single year.

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Defending BMX Olympic Gold Medalist Connor Fields Is Hospitalized After A Bad Crash

Friday, July 30, 2021

Fields, who took gold in BMX racing at the 2016 Olympic Games, came down wrong from a jump and suffered a horrific crash. A Team USA doctor says Fields is stable and awaiting further evaluation.

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Sunisa Lee Claims Olympic Gold And Shows U.S. Gymnastics Has More Than 1 Superstar

Thursday, July 29, 2021

This competition was initially defined by who wasn't competing. U.S. star Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time and the heavy favorite to win, pulled out to take care of her mental health.

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Everything You'd Want To Know About The Unusual Masks Worn By Team USA Athletes

Thursday, July 29, 2021

It's a bold look that has been compared to the masked Batman villain Bane — even by the Japanese organizers of the Tokyo Games. The mask is voluminous and is a nod to the host country, Japan.

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Simone Biles Now Realizes She's More Than Her Gymnastics Accomplishments

Thursday, July 29, 2021

"the outpouring love & support I've received has made me realize I'm more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before," Biles said in a tweet.

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U.S. Swimmer Caeleb Dressel Wins His First-Ever Individual Olympic Gold Medal

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The 24-year-old sprinter set an Olympic record in the blazing fast two-lap race, claiming his first-ever individual gold medal. It was a strong day in the pool for the U.S.

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U.S. Swimmer Bobby Finke Makes Epic Comeback To Win The Men's 800m Freestyle

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Bobby Finke made up almost a second and a half in the final stretch of the 16 lap race, making up time and surging past the leaders to win the event at the Tokyo Olympics.

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U.S. 3x3 Women's Basketball Takes Gold In The Sport's Olympic Debut

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The U.S. women's team took an early lead against the Russians and maintained it the entire game. The action unfolds over just 10 minutes — or the first to 21 points if that happens more quickly.

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Simone Biles Withdraws From The Individual All-Around Final At The Tokyo Olympics

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

"We wholeheartedly support Simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being," USA Gymnastics said in a statement.

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Katie Ledecky Wins Her 1st Gold In Tokyo And Reflects On The Pressure Athletes Face

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The top star of U.S. swimming hadn't had the start to the Games that she wanted. "I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me, or feel like silver or any other medal besides gold is a disappointment."

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The U.S. Will Likely Medal In 3x3 Basketball. What To Know About The New Sport

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Traditional basketball's scrappy cousin is making its Olympic debut in Tokyo, introducing the world to the dizzyingly fast, more compact play of the game of driveways and public parks.

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Simone Biles Says She Pulled Out Of Gymnastics Finals Due To Mental Health Concerns

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

"I tried to go out here and have fun," the U.S. superstar said, "but once I came out here, I was like, 'no, mental is not there, so I just need to let the girls do it and focus on myself.'"

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Bermuda Wins Summer Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That

Monday, July 26, 2021

Flora Duffy is one of two Bermudian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. The remote set of islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is more than 600 miles from the closest land mass.

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The Flowers For Olympic Medalists Carry Deep Meaning In Japan

Monday, July 26, 2021

The elements of the bouquet carry a deeper story, and they are years in the making. They're meant to symbolize the country rising from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

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After Just 3 Practices, U.S. Beach Volleyballers Notch A Big Win In Tokyo

Monday, July 26, 2021

When a U.S. beach volleyball player tested positive for coronavirus, his teammate needed to find another partner before their first Olympic match. So far, it's working.

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U.S. Swimmer Katie Ledecky Takes Silver In Her First Final In Tokyo

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Australia's Ariarne Titmus narrowly edged her out of gold in the 400 meter freestyle final. Ledecky, the biggest star of U.S. swimming, has a fierce rivalry with Titmus.

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