What’s happening in Japan? August 4 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Sydney McLaughlin, of the United States, wins the women’s 400-meter hurdles final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

TOKYO, Japan (KAMR/KCIT) – The ongoing saga of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has continued with an enthralling mixture of tragedy and triumph. Here’s what to watch going into Wednesday, along with a few of our favorite highlights.

American Sydney McLaughlin obliterated her own 400m hurdles world record from U.S. Trials by nearly a half-second in 51.46, unseating defending Olympic champion teammate Dalilah Muhammad for gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson ran a personal-best 49.34 to win the third semi of the women’s 400m, finishing as the round’s top qualifier into the final; Allyson Felix took second in a season-best 49.89, advancing.

Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi took gold and Cocona Hiraki, 12, took silver in the first women’s Olympic park skateboarding final. Sky Brown, 13, took bronze.

Livestreams to watch today:

Canada’s Andre de Grasse surged in the last 50 meters to overtake reigning world champion Noah Lyles for gold in the men’s 200m final, earning his fifth Olympic medal and second of the Games after a bronze in the 100m.

Simone Biles opens up about ‘twisties’ timeline

This story is ongoing. Check back with MyHighPlains.com for updates.

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