30.07.2021, 17:59

Olympics: ROK archer An San secures historic third gold in Tokyo

Olympics: ROK archer An San secures historic third gold in Tokyo

An San is the first athlete of Tokyo 2020 to win three gold medals. (Photo: Getty Images)   

An San has become the first athlete from the Republic of Korea to become a triple gold medallist at a Summer Olympics after winning the women's individual event at the Yumenoshima Park Archery Field on July 30.

Defeating ROC's Elena Ospova by a set score of 6-5 after a tense shoot-off in the final, the 20-year-old became the first athlete of Tokyo 2020 to win three gold medals. Earlier in the Games, An also took gold in both the women's team and mixed team events.

The win means the Republic of Korea continue their dominance in the women's individual event, winning at nine of the last 10 Olympic Games.

In the bronze medal match, Italy's Lucilla Boari beat USA's Mackenzie Brown on a set score of 7-1. She became the first Italian woman to win a medal in archery at the Olympic Games.

Judo: Two golds in two Olympic Games in two different weight classes for Lukas Krpalek

Marcus Daniell of Team New Zealand and Michael Venus of Team New Zealand celebrate victory against Tennys Sandgren of Team USA and Austin Krajicek of Team USA in their Men's Doubles Bronze Medal match on July 30. (Photo: Getty Images)

New Zealand's Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell have created history by winning their nation’s first Olympic Tennis medal with a 7-6 6-2 win over American's Austin Krajicek and Tennys Sandgren in the Men’s Bronze Medal match in Tokyo on July 30.

The last time New Zealand won a medal in tennis at an Olympic Games was at Stockholm 1912 when Anthony Wilding won bronze, but he was competing for Australasia. New Zealand and Australia competed alongside each other until the 1920 Olympic Games.

Tennis: Zverev ends Djokovic’s quest for the 'Golden Slam'

Alexander Zverev of Team Germany celebrates victory after his Men's Singles Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Team Serbia at Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo, Japan on July 30, 2021. (Photo: Getty Images)

There will be no 'Golden Slam' for world No.1 Novak Djokovic as the the top-ranked tennis player from Serbia was stunned in the men's tennis singles semi-finals on Friday (30 July) at Tokyo 2020, falling to No.4 seed Alexander Zverev of Germany 1-6 6-3 6-1.

Djokovic was chasing the 'Golden Slam' - winning all four majors and Olympic gold in one year - having captured the first three majors of the 2021 season. He'll now play for bronze on the weekend. His best Olympic result was previously bronze - at Beijing 2008.

Zverev will face No.12 Karen Khachanov of the ROC in the men's final after Khachanov beat Pablo Carreno Busta in the other semi.

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