American swimmer Caeleb Dressel joins Michael Phelps in elite club and storms the history books, tragedy strikes for the Swiss cross country team… and JuVaughn Harrison completes an unusual track and field double
Records fell, underdogs triumphed and Britain kept the medals coming on Sunday as the Tokyo Olympics reached their ninth day.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs delivered a shocking gold in the men’s 100m final on a strong day for Italy, while Team GB’s Charlotte Worthington put in a stunning performance, taking victory in BMX freestyle during the event’s Olympic debut .
There was a lot more drama elsewhere, and Sports post rounded up some of the other standout moments you may have missed from day nine…
The Olympics reached their ninth day and had a lot of drama, but what did you miss?
Dressel storms history books
American Caeleb Dressel became just the fourth male swimmer to win five golds in one Olympics, and Australia’s Emma McKeon became the first woman to earn seven medals in the pool.
Dressel won the 50m freestyle to secure his third individual title, before helping America beat Team GB in the men’s 4x100m medley to win its second relay gold.
He joins a club with compatriots Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi.
McKeon also won the women’s 50-meter freestyle and individual medley, winning four golds and three bronzes. She is only the second woman in a sport to receive seven gongs in one Games.
Caeleb Dressel took his fifth Olympic gold and joined an elite club of American swimmers
Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas broke the women’s triple jump world record that had stood since 1995 when she jumped 15.67 m and won gold.
The previous record was 15.50m and was held by Ukrainian Inessa Kravets.
Swiss horse Jet Set has died after an accident in the cross-country portion of the three-day eventing.
A Swiss Olympic statement read: “A tragic accident has occurred. When landing after the fifth final jump, Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel, suffered a severely torn ligament on his right front leg.
Due to the seriousness of the injury and the associated pain, the horse had to be put to sleep shortly afterwards.’
Swiss horse Jet Set has unfortunately been put to sleep after an accident in the cross country
No time to rest
JuVaughn Harrison would complete an unusual double overnight as he competed in the long jump final just hours after finishing seventh in the high jump.
The 22-year-old from Alabama became the first American to compete in both disciplines in the Olympics since 1912, when Jim Thorpe finished fourth in the high jump and seventh in the long jump.
The gold medal in the high jump was shared, with Gianmarco Tamberi from Italy and Mutaz Barshim from Qatar finishing jointly at the top. After recording perfect records, both failed three times in clearing 2.39m.
JuVaughn Harrison had a busy day in athletics after competing in two events on Sunday
Hours after finishing seventh in the high jump, Harrison was back in the long jump
Giant killer makes Germans dizzy
Alexander Zverev became the first German to win gold in men’s tennis after a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Karen Khachanov.
The 24-year-old, who ended Novak Djokovic’s Olympic dream in the semifinals, broke the serve early in the first set and never looked back.
The gold in the women’s doubles went to Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova from the Czech Republic, who defeated the Swiss duo Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic 7-5, 6-1.
Alexander Zverev took tennis gold and won after beating Novak Djokovic in the semifinals
Over and out
Great Britain’s men are out of hockey, losing 3-1 to India in the quarter-finals.
The women will compete against Spain for a place in the semi-finals.