Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Poland’s Dawid Tomala wins final ever 50km race walk as Allyson Felix eyes history
Day 14 of the Tokyo Olympic games had an early start with the 50km men’s race walk, which got underway before the heat of the day developed in Japan.
Round three of the women’s individual stroke play golf competition is also continuing at Kasumigaseki Country Club, where American Nell Korda held an overnight lead at 13 under par.
The games will also see the final of the women’s soccer competition, with Sweden taking on Canada for the gold medal.
In the Olympic stadium, Allyson Felix will go for a 10th Olympic medal, and seventh gold, in the 400m.
Felix Felix is tied with Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey as the most decorated female Olympian in track and field history, and with a 10th medal she would also tie Carl Lewis as the most successful American athlete.
She has a chance to own that title outright as she also goes in the 4x400m relay, with the final happening on Saturday.
Also aiming for gold are the top American beach volleyball team of April Ross and Alix Klineman, who will take on the Australian team for the title.
And on the basketball court the Team USA women’s team will take on Serbia for a place in the gold medal match.
Poland’s Dawid Tomala wins final ever Olympic 50km race walk
Tomala took control of the race around the half-way mark and held on to beat Germany’s Jonathan Hilbert who won silver, and Canada’s Evan Dunfee who took bronze.
His winning time was 3:50.08.
Allyson Felix eyes history in final of 400m
She headed to Tokyo looking for her fifth Olympics and needs just one medal to become the most decorated female athlete in Olympic track and field history.
And in passing Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey, Allyson Felix would also tie Carl Lewis for the most ever medals by an American track and field athlete.
Felix runs in the final of the 400m final at the Olympic stadium on Friday 6 August at 8.35am ET, and could have a chance to move past Lewis in the 4x400m relay final on Saturday, if the US qualify.
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