Each day, ABC News will give you a roundup of key Olympic moments from the day’s events in Tokyo, happening 13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. After a 12-month delay, the unprecedented 2020 Summer Olympics is taking place without fans or spectators and under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky bring home the gold, make history
Rising superstar Caeleb Dressel dominated the field in the Men's 100m butterfly, setting a new world record of 49.45 seconds. Meanwhile, established super star Katie Ledecky won the 800m freestyle yesterday and with it became the first female swimmer to win six individual gold medals in the Olympics. The wins were each their third gold medal at the 2020 Games, Dressel now has four total Olympic gold medals for his career while Ledecky has now won seven.
Simone Biles withdraws from individual vault and uneven bars finals
U.S. gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of the individual finals competitions for vault and uneven bars after withdrawing from individual all-around finals earlier this week. "She will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam,” USA gymnastics said in a statement.
Team USA’s MyKayla Skinner, who finished with the fourth-highest score during qualifications, will replace Biles.
COVID-19 cases at Tokyo Olympics rise to 246, cases in Tokyo area set new record high
There were 21 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 among people at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, all from games concerned personnel or Olympic contractors. The total now stands at 246, according to data released by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.
The surrounding city of Tokyo reported 4,058 new cases on Saturday, a 7-day average increase of 217.0%, according to data released by the Tokyo metropolitan government.
Djokovic leaves Olympics empty-handed after withdrawal from bronze medal match
What could have been a historic Olympics for Serbia's Novak Djokovic has resulted in frustration and injury. Djokovic's dreams of achieving a Golden Slam were dashed after a loss to Alexander Zverev yesterday, and the world's top-ranked tennis player lost again today in the bronze medal match to Pablo Carreño Busta, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.
Afterward, Djokovic was due back on court for his bronze medal match in mixed-doubles but withdrew from the match citing a left-shoulder injury, according to The Associated Press.
BMX freestyle makes Olympic Debut
The 2020 Olympic Games has been a monumental moment in the history of action sports. Not only have surfing and skateboarding made it to the world’s largest stage, but the cycling discipline has also expanded to include BMX freestyle for the first time. Preliminary rounds were held today, with Team USA's Hannah Roberts topping the women's division in the park competition. The finals in are park scheduled for tomorrow’s events.
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Sarah Jessica Parker has broken her silence about the death of "Sex and the City" co-star Willie Garson. In an Instagram post Friday, Parker wrote that the loss has been "unbearable." Garson, who played Stanford Blatch on the HBO series and subsequent films, died of pancreatic cancer on Sept. 21.
Nearly 11 months after Joe Biden was elected president, the GOP-led review of Arizona's Maricopa County ballots has found no substantial deviation from the vote count reported by the county that helped clinch the win for Biden. The review's count was within a "few hundred" of the county's total, according to Republican Senate President Karen Fann. Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan reported that former President Donald Trump had 261 fewer votes than the county’s official canvass gave him, while Biden had 99 more.
Linda Evangelista recently posted on social media about what she called her suffering after undergoing a cosmetic procedure. The supermodel said in an Instagram post: "To my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my peers' careers have been thriving, the reason is that I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq's CoolSculpting procedure which did the opposite of what it promised." Now, the iconic supermodel, who became a household name during the early '90s, is suing Zeltiq Aesthetics, the maker of CoolSculpting for $50 million, alleging that the procedure caused her disfigurement, pain and suffering, severe emotional distress and that she sustained economic losses as it rendered her "unemployable."
After more than a week of growing controversy, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed Friday that the migrant camp formed in Del Rio, Texas, has been cleared out -- but he said that more than 17,400 migrants -- mostly Haitians -- remain in the United States. "As of this morning, there are no longer any migrants in the camp, underneath the Del Rio International Bridge," Mayorkas said at a White House briefing Friday afternoon. Photos showed the once sprawling and squalid encampment emptied and the area bulldozed -- but the political problem the migrants pose has not gone away.
After taking care of two sets of twins for years, one Ohio couple officially adopted all four children on Sept. 9 of this year. Karen and Tobias Thompson, both 55, took in Karen’s niece and nephew, Wilnya and William, twins who are now 14, just a year after their 2014 wedding. After the couple received their foster license in 2017, they then took in William and Wilnya’s younger sisters, Sharnia and Sharleathea, also twins, who are now 9.
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Friday to resolve a sanctions violation case that has kept her detained in Canada since late 2018. Meng appeared by video in Brooklyn federal court where Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kessler said the deferred prosecution agreement expires in December 2022, four years after her arrest by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States.
The House on Friday passed a bill to uphold abortion rights for women, taking swift action in response to a new Texas law that bans nearly all abortions in the state. The final tally was 218-211 with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the vote. The House bill has little chance of becoming law and is largely symbolic given Republican opposition in the Senate.
Vice President Kamala Harris' interview on "The View" on Friday was delayed after two co-hosts tested positive for COVID-19. Harris, who was supposed to appear in-studio with the co-hosts of the show, instead appeared remotely from another room after Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin were said to have tested positive. Speaking with the two remaining co-hosts, Joy Behar and Sara Haines, the vice president said the treatment of Haitian migrants on the southwest U.S. border was "horrible and deeply troubling."
When Prince Harry attended meetings in New York City Thursday with his wife, Duchess Meghan, eagle-eyed observers noticed a very sweet detail on his briefcase. Harry, 37, carried a briefcase monogrammed with the words "Archie's Papa," a reference to the 2-year-old son, Archie, he shares with Meghan. The Sussexes are also the new parents of a daughter, Lilibet, nicknamed Lili, who was born in June.
Beyoncé is letting fans know she sees no problem with growing older and neither should they. The singer openly celebrated her age in a heartfelt letter expressing why she recently welcomed her 40th birthday with open arms. On her official website, the 28-time Grammy winner shared a handwritten note thanking those who helped celebrate her milestone birthday, which is Sept. 4.
President Joe Biden on Friday harshly criticized the action of some Border Patrol agents, mounted on horseback, who confronted Haitian migrants crossing the border into Texas, calling their actions "horrible." "It's outrageous, I promise you, those people will pay," Biden said. Biden's blunt statements came as the situation and the agents' conduct are still under investigation and the agents have been placed on administrative duties.
Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies dipped in value on Friday after China declared all transactions involving these digital currencies "illegal." China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, issued a statement on Friday saying that use of these virtual currencies is disrupting economic order and linked to money laundering, fraud and other illicit activities.
The report by mortgage giant Freddie Mac shows that 15.4% of appraisals in Latino neighborhoods and 12.5% in Black neighborhoods are valued less than the property's contract price. As Black or Latino populations grow, the total of undervalued appraisals also rose, the study said. Researchers accounted for many of the potential factors that could lead to a low home appraisal -- the home's structure, the neighborhood's features.
One person was killed and 14 others were hurt in a shooting at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tennessee, near Memphis, authorities said. Authorities identified the suspected gunman Friday as UK Thang, 29, a third-party vendor for Kroger. Collierville Police Department Chief Dale Lane said in a press briefing Friday that a total of 15 people were shot, including 70-year-old Olivia King who died from her wounds, and are in stable condition.
When Darius Rucker first announced that he was focusing on a career in country music, after years spent fronting the band, Hootie & the Blowfish, it wasn't an easy transition. "When I came to Nashville 14 years ago, I was going into the radio stations and being told that they didn't think it was going to work because I was African American," the artist recently shared in an interview with The Tennessean. Now, Rucker has numerous chart-topping country singles to his credit.
The full cast of the long-awaited "Super Mario Bros." movie has been revealed! "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt will be voicing the iconic Nintendo hero, Mario. Pratt reacted to the casting news and shared his memories of the popular video game series by confessing he used to steal quarters out of a wishing well to play it at the arcade.
"Sex and the City" star Willie Garson died unexpectedly this week at age 57, but a cause of death was not immediately given. It was confirmed Thursday in his obituary, published in The New York Times, that the actor died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Garson, who was known for playing Stanford Blatch on "Sex and the City" and Mozzie on "White Collar," was mourned by his former co-stars, including Kristin Davis, Chris Noth, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Matt Bomer, Chad Lowe and many others.
"Controlling Britney Spears," the latest offering from the team behind "Framing Britney Spears," will explore the conservatorship that has governed the pop star's life since 2008. The documentary, which will be available to stream at 10 p.m., is based on a New York Times investigation into Spears' conservatorship and will examine how it has impacted her life for the past 13 years. "Framing Britney Spears," which was released on Hulu in February, documented the singer's legal battle over the conservatorship and explored the media's treatment of her at the height of her fame.
A new study found that children whose mothers experienced depression during and soon after pregnancy are more likely to experience depression themselves. While experts said more research is needed on the subject, they emphasized that this new finding reinforces the urgent need to identify and treat depression among pregnant women -- not just for their sake, but potentially for the sake of their child as well. "It's definitely been proven that there's genetic linkage for psychiatric disorders," Dr. Gabrielle Shapiro, a child psychiatrist from the American Psychological Association, told ABC News.
As temperatures around the world continue to warm at alarming rates, individuals are asking themselves what lifestyle changes they can make to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, the U.S. consumes the second-largest amount of beef per person, just behind Australia, Gidon Eshel, research professor of environmental physics at Bard College, told ABC News.