Tokyo Olympics: USA swimmer joins Michael Phelps in elite club and JuVaughn Harrison does the double


USA swimmer Caeleb Dressel joins Michael Phelps in elite club and storms the history books, tragedy strikes for the Swiss cross country team… and JuVaughn Harrison completes an unusual athletics double

Records fell, underdogs prevailed and Great Britain kept the medals coming on Sunday as the Tokyo Olympics reached its ninth day. 

Lamont Marcell Jacobs charged to a shock gold in the men’s 100m final on a strong day for Italy, while Team GB’s Charlotte Worthington put in a stunning display to take victory in the BMX freestyle in the event’s Olympics debut.   

There was plenty more drama elsewhere, and Sportsmail have rounded-up some of the other standout moments you may have missed from day nine…

The Olympics reached its ninth day and featured plenty of drama, but what did you miss?

The Olympics reached its ninth day and featured plenty of drama, but what did you miss?

Dressel storms history books  

USA’s Caeleb Dressel became just the fourth male swimmer to win five golds in one Olympics, with Australian Emma McKeon becoming the first female to claim seven medals in the pool.

Dressel won the 50metres freestyle to secure his third individual title, before helping America beat Team GB in the men’s 4x100m medley to win his second relay gold. 

He joins a club including countrymen Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi. 

McKeon also won the 50m freestyle and women’s medley relay to make it four golds and three bronzes. She is only the second woman in any sport to get seven gongs at one Games.

Caeleb Dressel bagged his fifth gold of the Games, joining an elite club of USA swimmers

Caeleb Dressel bagged his fifth gold of the Games, joining an elite club of USA swimmers 

New lengths 

Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas broke the women’s triple jump world record that had stood since 1995 when she jumped 15.67m in winning gold. 

The previous record was 15.50m, held by Ukraine’s Inessa Kravets.

Tragedy strikes 

Swiss horse Jet Set has died after an accident in the cross country section of the three-day eventing. 

A Swiss Olympic statement read: ‘A tragic accident occurred. On landing after the fifth last jump, Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel, suffered a severe torn ligament on his right foreleg. 

Due to the severity of the injury and the associated pain, the horse had to be put to sleep shortly afterwards.’

Switzerland horse Jet Set has sadly been put to sleep after an accident in the cross country

Switzerland horse Jet Set has sadly been put to sleep after an accident in the cross country 

No time to rest 

JuVaughn Harrison was set to complete an unusual double overnight when he competed in the long jump final just hours after finishing seventh in the high jump. 

The 22-year-old from Alabama became the first American to compete in both disciplines at the Olympics since 1912, when Jim Thorpe finished fourth in the high jump and seventh in the long jump. 

The gold medal in the high jump was shared, with Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim finishing joint top. After registering perfect records both failed three times at clearing 2.39m.

JuVaughn Harrison had a busy day in the athletics after competing in two events on Sunday

JuVaughn Harrison had a busy day in the athletics after competing in two events on Sunday

Hours after he had finished seventh in the high jump, Harrison was back in long jump action

Hours after he had finished seventh in the high jump, Harrison was back in long jump action 

Giant-killer makes Germans giddy    

Alexander Zverev became the first German to win men’s tennis gold after cruising to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Karen Khachanov. 

The 24-year-old, who ended Novak Djokovic’s Olympic dream in the semi-finals, broke serve early in the first set and never looked back. 

The women’s doubles gold went to Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, who beat Swiss duo Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic 7-5, 6-1.

Alexander Zverev took tennis gold, winning after beating Novak Djokovic in the semi-final

Alexander Zverev took tennis gold, winning after beating Novak Djokovic in the semi-final

Over and out  

Great Britain’s men are out of the hockey losing 3-1 to India in the quarter-finals. 

The women take on Spain for a place in the semi-finals.

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