TOKYO – The Tokyo Olympics kicked off last week, and the gold medal competition is heating up, especially between China, Japan and the US, Chen Yuxi and Chinese Zhang Jiaqi won a gold medal on Tuesday in the women’s synchronized 10m platform diving. while American Lydia Jacoby on Tuesday took the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke. Taiwanese Kuo Hsing-Chun also won a gold medal in weightlifting up to 59 kilograms.
Thai Panipak “Tennis” Wongpattanakit won gold in taekwondo, the first of the Games for a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Filipina Hidilyn Diaz followed that suit on Monday in a competition in lifting weights up to 55 kilograms, making her the first gold medal in her country at the Olympics in gold.
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Number of medals (since July 27)
* Russia does not play officially at the Games after the doping ban, but some of its athletes participate as individuals under the umbrella of the Russian Olympic Committee.