At the end of Day 4, 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
“After this morning’s drama, I did not expect this either. I am really surprised; I had to run the sprint of my life,” said Sifan Hassan after completing the third race in her Olympic journey, which consists of six races possibly.
RESULT OF THE DAY
Sifan Hassan winning the Olympic 5000m title in 14:36.79 with a 57.36 last lap; super-fast times in the 400m hurdles semifinals in torrential rain (Muhammad 53.30, McLaughlin 53.03; Bol 53.91)
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Wayde Van Niekerk failed to qualify in the 400m semifinals, Shericka Jackson was eliminated in the 200m heats. Sandra Perkovic has no medal after two gold.
MEDALS (24 countries)
ITA 2-0-0, USA 1-3-1, JAM 1-1-2, ETH 1-1-1, SWE 1-1-0, other 8 countries with 1-0-0
POINTS (44 countries)
USA 56, ETH 39, JAM 38, CUB 23, KEN 20, ITA + SWE 19, NED 17
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medal)
Jos Hermens 2, Hussein Makke, Hans Uurike, Adrian Laidlaw, Marcello Magnani, Alberto Suarez, Daniel Wessfeldt, Alfons Juck, Paul Doyle, James Templeton (in memory of Andy Stubbs), Pascal Bureaux, and Gianmarco Tamberi is not having an official agent.
Yes (1): Elaine Herah-Thompson, No (1): Caterine Ibarguen, Sandra Perkovic, other already ending events did not have defenders competing.
1 WR (Rojas), 4 OR (4x400m 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).