At the end of Day 3, track and field at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, EME News highlight the result of the day, surprises, medals, points and quote of the day.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Gianmarco Tamberi: “I put my life on this. I just wanted it too much. I never stopped dreaming it could happen and tonight it happened for real.” First-ever tie for the gold medal in the high jump at Olympics men or women.
RESULT OF THE DAY
Yulimar Rojas breaking the world triple jump record with 15.67m in the last round of the final by a huge 17 cm. World record nr. 227 at the Olympic Games per Richard Hymans statistics. First gold medal for Venezuela at Olympics in athletics.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
US champion and World leader Trayvon Bromell exiting in the 100m semifinals; Marcell Jacobs storming to the Olympic 100m title and improving from 9.95 to 9.94 NR in heats to 9.84 ER in the semifinal and then 9.80 ER in the final.
MEDALS (17 countries)
ITA 2-0-0, JAM 1-1-1, SWE 1-0-0, CHN, ETH, POL, QAT, VEN 1-0-0
POINTS (33 countries)
USA 35, JAM 29, SWE 17, ITA 16, CHN 15, ETH 14
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medal)
Hussein Makke, Hans Uurike, Adrian Laidlaw, Marcello Magnani, Alberto Suarez, Jose Hermens, Daniel Wessfeldt and Gianmarco Tamberi is not having an official agent.
Yes (1): Elaine Herah-Thompson, No (1): Caterine Ibarguen, other already ending events did not have defenders competing.
1 WR (Rojas), 4 OR (4×400 mixed Poland heats+finals), Thompson-Herah (100m), Camacho-Quinn (100mH). 8 WL Rojas, Poland twice, Thompson-Herah, Camacho-Quinn, Gong (Shot Put) and eq Barshim, Tamberi (HJ).