QUOTE OF THE DAY AT TOKYO 2020
Selemon Barega: “It’s very well known that we have been winners for the 10,000m competition. Since Kenenisa won the last time, we have been unable to achieve a gold medal. I am very proud. It means a lot to me.”
RESULT OF THE DAY
Marie-Josee Ta Lou equalling the African record of 10.78 to qualify fastest for the women’s 100m semifinal, the fastest ever 100m women heat time at the Olympic Games.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
No medal for Yomif Kejelcha in the men’s 10,000m; British record-holder Eilish McColgan exiting in the 5000m heats. Fedrick Dacres, Christina Schwanitz, Daniel Thomas-Dodd and Senni Salminen failed to qualify.
WL/OR/ER POL mixed 4x400m 3:10.44. Best heat time ever in men steeple, best Olympic heat time women 5000m, best non-qualifying time at Olympics at steeple and best non-qualifying time ever in women 5000m.