Schoolgirl scoops gold as Japan warms to the Games

Japanese fans defy organisers to watch triathlon as hosts top the medal standings

26 July 2021 - 19:49 By Ossian Shine

Japan struck more gold on Monday to lead the medal table as sentiment towards the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics appeared to shift, and local fans defied organisers to grab a glimpse of the Games.

The hosts now have eight golds, one more than the US and two ahead of third-placed China...

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