Olympics 2021 updates - Allyson Felix will race for gold, Sydney McLaughlin breaks own world record

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What events is Sydney Mclaughlin running in the Olympics?

Sydney McLaughlin of Team United States competes in the Women's 400-m hurdles semifinals on day 10 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 02, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. TIMESydney McLaughlin Is the 400-m Hurdles World Record Holder. But Her Journey Is Just Beginning

What religion is Sydney Mclaughlin?

Committed Christian Sydney McLaughlin Breaks Her Own Record At Tokyo Olympics. TOKYO (AP) — Sydney McLaughlin broke her world record Wednesday and won the Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold, finishing in 51.46 seconds in yet another close victory over U.S. teammate Dalilah Muhammad. klove.comCommitted Christian Sydney McLaughlin Breaks Her Own Record At Tokyo Olympics

Who won the women's 400?

Sydney McLaughlin of the United States wins the women's 400-meter hurdles final at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. NPRU.S. Takes Olympic Gold And Silver In The Fastest Women's 400-Meter Hurdles Ever

Why was Anna Cockrell disqualified in 400m hurdles?

It was revealed that Cockrell committed a violation by running into the wrong lane. ... The violation was confirmed by NBC after the live broadcast of the event had finished. Sydney McLaughlin won the gold medal with a world record time of 51.46 seconds. NBC Sports ChicagoWhy Anna Cockrell Was Disqualified From Women's 400m Hurdles Final

Clarissa Saunders, the mother of Olympic shot-put silver medalist Raven Saunders, died on Tuesday, Raven confirmed on social media.

According to the Charleston Post and CourierClarissa Saunders died in Orlando, where she was attending Tokyo 2020 watch parties for the families of Team USA athletes. Raven won the silver medal in shot put on Sunday.

She was in attendance with her second daughter, Tanzania, Johnson said. No cause of death was disclosed. 

Raven took to Twitter on Tuesday morning, writing, "Hoping [sic] off social media for a while to take care of my mental and my family. My mama was a great woman and will forever live through me. My number one guardian angel I will always and forever love you."

USA Track and Field and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee issued a joint statement Tuesday, offering condolences to Raven and her family on Tuesday.

"Her mother leaves behind an incredible legacy in her daughter for who we are so proud and grateful to call our teammate," they wrote. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Saunders family during this difficult time."

After Saunders took home the silver, she was seen on the Olympic stand with her arms raised and crossed to form an "X." When asked what it meant she responded, “It’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.”

"Shout out to all my Black people. Shout out to all my LGBTQ community," Saunders later said, according to NBC News. "Shout out to all my people dealing with mental health."

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5 to Watch: NJ's McLaughlin Wins Gold; US Women's BBall, Volleyball Advance

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On the court, the U.S. women’s basketball team kept its impressive Olympic winning streak going. And, the U.S. women’s volleyball team — with plenty of Penn State connections — got closer to a medal.

Sydney McLaughlin is golden.

The 21-year-old track star beat fellow American Dalilah Muhammad in a highly anticipated women’s 400m hurdles final at the Olympic Stadium Tuesday night.

McLaughlin bested her own world record with a time of 51.46 to win gold. Muhammad also beat McLaughlin’s previous world record with a time of 51.58, but it was only enough for her to earn silver.

Femke Bol of the Netherlands came in third at 52.03 seconds.

McLaughlin entered the race as the world record holder in the event, while Muhammad came in as the defending Olympic champion.

McLaughlin set the previous world record time of 51.90 against Muhammad at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June and also posted a better time than Muhammad in the semifinal round in Tokyo.

Track and field turned around and had another session that began at 5:30 a.m. ET on Thursday.

Team USA’s Allyson Felix will attempt to win another medal in the women’s 400m final. The 35-year-old mother finished second in her heat to automatically qualify for the race. Felix crossed the finish line in 49.89 seconds.

She is already proving to everyone that age is just a number, finishing first in the third heat of Round 1 on Monday in 50.84 seconds.

Quanera Hayes started off strong in the first heat of the semifinals but tired out over the last 250 meters. She finished with a time of 49.81 seconds. American Madeline Jonathas finished fourth in the second heat with a time of 50.51 seconds.

American Courtney Frerichs won her first Olympic medal in the 3000m steeplechase. After taking the lead for most of the race, she was passed on the final lap by Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai.

She finished in 9:04.79, and Chemutai finished in 9:01.45.Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng won bronze in 9:05.39.

American Valerie Constien finished in 12th, and reigning Olympic bronze medalist Emma Coburn finished 14th after falling on the final water jump.

The morning wrapped up with a North America showdown in the men’s 200m.

With Usain Bolt not in the field, it was wide open for Americans Noah Lyles, Kenneth Benarek and teen Erriyon Knighton. It was Canada’s Andre de Grasse who would take home gold, with Bednarek winning silver and bronze for Lyles.

For a team that has won six straight gold medals and more than 50 consecutive games, playing from behind is unfamiliar and unexpected territory.

Yet, after the first quarter in all three games during pool play, the mighty U.S. women’s basketball team found itself in that very territory: trailing.

That changed on Wednesday as the U.S. jumped out to an early lead en route to a 79-55 rout of Australia in its quarterfinal matchup at the Tokyo Olympics. The fast start helped secure a spot in the Final Four as Team USA extended its winning streak to 53 games and put itself within two victories of a seventh straight gold medal.

The U.S. advances to the semifinals to face Serbia, which defeated China 77-70 in the quarterfinals, on Friday at 12:40 a.m. ET.

Despite being without setter Jordyn Poulter and opposite hitter Jordan Thompson, the United States women’s volleyball team handled the Domincan Republic with relative ease, winning 3-0 in the quarterfinal matchup. 

The U.S. team now will play in the semifinals, where they can punch their ticket to the gold medal game. It’s the United States’ fourth straight Olympic semifinal appearance.

The U.S. — which features Penn State alums Micha Hancock and Haleigh Washington — will face the winner of Serbia and Italy in the semifinals. The United States came from down 2-1 to defeat Italy 3-2 in the last match of group play. 

That match will take place Friday, Aug. 6 at 8 a.m. ET. 

The first round of the women’s golf tournament is in the books and Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom is on top of the leaderboard by one stroke, while Team USA’s Nelly Korda and India’s Aditi Ashok are tied for second.

Korda entered the Olympic tournament as the world’s top-ranked golfer and finished four under par and one stroke behind Sagstrom.

Japan won its third straight gold to kick off the inaugural Olympic skateboarding competition.

Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi won the first ever Olympic gold medal in women’s park skateboarding on Wednesday in Tokyo. Yosozumi, 19, was the oldest medal-winner by more than six years. Japanese teammate Cocona Hiraki, 12, took silver with a 59.04; she scored a 58.05 on her first run, 59.04 on her second, and 5.70 on her third.

Sky Brown, who turned 13 less than a month ago, took the bronze with a 54.04. 

World No. 1 Misugu Okamoto, 15, qualified first out of prelims but missed the podium in the final, finishing fourth. Her highest run score was a 53.58.

American Bryce Wettstein advanced to the final but teammates Brighton Zeuner and Jordyn Barratt missed out, finishing in 11th and 12th in prelims, respectively. Wettstein finished sixth with a 44.50 on her first run.

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Boeing’s Starliner flight was postponed. What happens now?

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Starliner capsules are hoping to carry astronauts to space and back by the end of the year; Phil Keating reports from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

When Boeing Co. will attempt to launch its Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station remains unclear after its engineers detected a problem with valves on a propulsion system on the vehicle.

The launch of the aerospace giant’s Starliner capsule was scheduled for Aug. 3, but officials decided to postpone the flight because some valves on a Starliner propulsion system weren’t properly configured, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Officials had said they could try to fly the vehicle to the space station on Aug. 4, but later nixed that possibility, saying engineers needed time to assess what happened with the valves.

The CST-100 Starliner was slated to deliver more than 400 pounds of NASA cargo and crew supplies, and bring back material including oxygen tanks. A mannequin named Rosie the Rocketeer was also expected to be on board.

NASA plans to live stream the Starliner launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida when the flight occurs.

NASA has said the Starliner mission is expected to run five to 10 days in all. The Starliner is expected to return to Earth at a facility in the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

The flight was postponed because of an issue with some valves in a vehicle’s propulsion system, the company and NASA said.

Boeing said its engineers conducting prelaunch checks of the Starliner initially detected the issue after electrical storms on Monday near the launch site.

Boeing and NASA have completed multiple reviews and tests ahead of the latest launch. Working under a fixed-price contract with NASA, Boeing took a $410 million charge to pay for the second test mission, and will ferry the cargo to and from the space station for free.

Before the Starliner can carry astronauts to the space station, Boeing needs to complete the test flight without crew members on board. A second Starliner capsule has been meant to carry astronauts to the space station as early as November, if the testing goes as planned and NASA certifies the Starliner. The reusable spacecraft is designed to fly 10 times and can be refurbished in six months.

Boeing is one of the world’s largest space companies, with analysts estimating annual revenue of around $6 billion from the business last year. It has already helped refurbish the International Space Station this year and builds a range of satellites.

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American Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin 'grateful to be able to represent my country'

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American sprinters Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad finished 1-2 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.

McLaughlin came from behind to run down Muhammad after the very last hurdle. She clocked in at 51.46 – breaking a world record. Muhammad finished with a 51.58, which also broke the original world record but finished behind the 21-year-old New Jersey native.

"Just trusting the process. Giving the glory to God. That’s all. This season, hard work and dedication and just really grateful to be able to represent my country and to have this opportunity," she said.

Muhammad had defied the odds coming into the Olympics. She battled coronavirus twice and suffered a hamstring injury but is still managing to leave Tokyo with a medal.

"It definitely was a journey just filled with so many ups and downs. So just thankful to God for getting me to this point. … Just so thankful, so thankful to end on a silver medal for the USA," she said.

Muhammad won a gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles in the 2016 Rio Games as well as gold in the same event in the 2019 World Championships.

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