The decorated pool star earned his second gold medal of the Tokyo Games, the first coming in the men’s 4x100 freestyle relay.
Shiga Prefecture’s aquatic sensation won the down-to-the-wire race, while Tomoru Honda claimed the silver medal in the men’s 200-meter butterfly.
Takanori Nagase won the under-81-kg division title in judo, becoming the first Japanese to do so since Makoto Takimoto at the 2000 Sydney Games.
The Summer Games are in full swing the week of July 26, and the heat is up.
Surfing is among four new sports added to the Olympic program for the Tokyo Games. The others are sport climbing, skateboarding and karate.
Though Japan’s 4x100-meter women’s freestyle squad didn’t reach the final, Ikee refused to point the finger at her teammates in post-race comments.
The first-time Olympian picked up the pace as the race progressed and held off two American challengers down the stretch.
"I have experienced the low of lows when I wasn't doing well. So I am not as disappointed as I expected." ーUchimura
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