Updated at 3:38 AM ET, Thu Aug 5, 2021
It is the last week of the Tokyo Olympics, and these Games have been filled with amazing performances and unexpected results.
Jamaican Hansle Parchment won the men’s 110-meter hurdles on Thursday, beating American Grant Holloway by 0.05 seconds. American shot putter Ryan Crouser defended his shot put crown to set an Olympic record. And Australian Keegan Palmer closed the skateboarding competition with gold in the park event.
Earlier this week, Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah became the first woman to win the 100 and 200 meters in back-to-back Olympics. And world records were broken in the men’s and women’s 400-meter hurdles, with Norway’s Karsten Warholm and American Sydney McLaughlin taking gold.
American swimmer Caeleb Dressel has won the most gold medals at these Olympics (five), and Australian swimmer Emma McKeon has won the most medals overall (seven). Only one other woman in history, Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya, won seven medals in a single Olympics.
Simone Biles and her struggles with “the twisties” dominated the headlines in gymnastics, but she bounced back to win a bronze medal on balance beam. And when she couldn’t defend her individual all-around title, her teammate Suni Lee became the fifth consecutive American to win the event.