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Sports Chasing Gold: Katie Ledecky leaves Tokyo with four medals, Team USA headed for podium in baseball

03:24  01 august  2021
03:24  01 august  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

Medal predictions for events at the Tokyo Olympics

  Medal predictions for events at the Tokyo Olympics TOKYO — Olympic medal predictions by AP beat writers: ___ ARCHERY Mixed Team Gold: South Korea Silver: India Bronze: United States Men’s Individual Gold: Brady Ellison, United States Silver: Kim Woojin, South Korea Bronze: Mauro Nespoli, Italy Women’s Individual Gold: Kang Chae Young, South Korea Silver: Deepika Kumari, India Bronze: An San, South Korea Men’s Team Gold: South Korea Silver: China Bronze: United States Women’s Team Gold: South Korea Silver: Taiwan Bronze: Mexico ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS Team Final Men Gold: ROC Silver: China Bronze: Japan Women Gold: United States Silver: ROC Bronze: China All-Around Men Gold: Nikita Nagornyy, ROC Silver: Sun Wei, China Bronze: Daiki H

Katie Ledecky is done in Tokyo, but Olympic fans haven't seen the last of her yet.

July 31: Katie Ledecky celebrates her gold medal during the medals ceremony for the women's 800-meter freestyle. Ledecky finished her Tokyo Olympics with four medals: Two gold and two silver. © Rob Schumacher, USA TODAY Sports July 31: Katie Ledecky celebrates her gold medal during the medals ceremony for the women's 800-meter freestyle. Ledecky finished her Tokyo Olympics with four medals: Two gold and two silver.

The 24-year-old completed a three-peat of the 800-meter freestyle when she won gold with a time of 8:12.57. It was her last race in Tokyo.

Ledecky now has six gold medals between her three Olympic appearances, the most of any female swimmer. She won a total of four medals in Tokyo: gold in the 800 and 1500m free; silver in the 400m free and 4x200m free relay.

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She's planning on competing for a spot on Team USA again for Paris 2024, and maybe even LA 2028. So don't be sad because her Tokyo run is over, smile because it happened and will probably happen again.

Other swimming storylines from Saturday (try saying that three times fast) include Caeleb Dressel capturing another individual gold medal and breaking his own world record in the 100m fly, and Simone Manuel failing to make it past the semifinals in the 50m freestyle.


Video: Katie Ledecky has her sights set on Paris Olympics in 2024, possibly Los Angeles in 2028 (USA TODAY)

On the podium: Team USA baseball is guaranteed a medal after beating South Korea 4-2 Saturday. They'll face Japan on Monday in the semifinals, and Olympic workers from the host country were happy to share their thoughts on Japanese MLB star Shohei Ohtani. The U.S. finished second in the first Olympic mixed triathlon relay, and the mixed 4x400 team that was originally disqualified during semifinals won bronze. Here's a full list of Team USA's medals.

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Athletes out of competition: USA Gymnastics announced Saturday that Simone Biles will not compete in the vault and uneven bars event finals, which start Sunday. International tennis star Novak Djokovic failed to medal in men's singles. The father of BMX racer Connor Fields said the Olympian suffered a brain hemorrhage and other injuries in his crash Friday.

a man holding a racket on a court: Novak Djokovic reacts after his loss to Pablo Carreno Busta. © Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports Novak Djokovic reacts after his loss to Pablo Carreno Busta.

Taking a stand: U.S. men's epee team members took a stand against teammate Alen Hadzic, who's accused of sexual assault, by wearing pink facemasks Friday. Oh, and other Olympians are still wary of Russia — ahem, the ROC — and it's become Twitter beef.

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Here's what to watch on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, including potential Canadian gold medals in decathlon and canoe.De Grasse's victory gave Canada its first Olympic gold on the track since Donovan Bailey won the 100m and anchored the 4x100m relay team to gold in Atlanta a quarter century ago. It's also Canada's first Olympic title in the 200 since Percy Williams in 1928.

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