Maude Charron went into weightlifting "just for fun", finds training a bit boring, and had never made an international appearance at the time of the last Olympic Games in 2016.
Estonia beat South Korea 36-32 in an enthralling women’s team épée final at the Makuhari Messe Hall B in Chiba.
Germany’s experience was the decisive factor in retaining the Olympic team dressage title, yet it fell to debutant Jessica von Bredow-Werndl to perform the test which clinched gold on TSF Dalera.
Jolanda Neff led home a Swiss clean sweep in the Tokyo 2020 women's cross-country mountain bike event in Izu, with the gold medallist winning by more than a minute.
Former Sri Lanka Test batsman Mahela Jayawardene has suggested that a controversial new cricket format launched in England this month could find favour with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Revenues at World Rugby fell off a cliff last year, plunging to just £10.8 million ($14.9 million/€12.6 million) from £381.4 million ($526 million/€445.9 million) in 2019.
It was the United States' day at the Asaka Shooting Range, with gold in both men and women's skeet events.
Tom Pidcock became Britain’s first medallist in Olympic mountain bike competition after pulling clear to triumph in Izu.
Cheung Ka Long has won Hong Kong's first fencing gold, defeating 2016 Rio Olympic champion Daniele Garozzo of Italy 15-11 in the foil at Tokyo 2020.
As the impact of Norway’s first triathlon gold medal has been sinking in here, winner Kristian Blummenfelt has paid tribute to the team that helped him conquer temperatures of 29 degrees and 70 per cent humidity to win in Tokyo.
Siblings Uta and Hifumi Abe among four Japanese gold medallists on historic second day of competition at Tokyo 2020
One of the most dramatic sessions of weightlifting in living memory ended with Colombia being denied a gold medal by China, Italy claiming a first Olympic medal in the sport for 37 years, and a remarkable new talent from Pakistan having to wait an agonising 25 minutes before being off the podium.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed its extreme heat protocols have been activated at Tokyo 2020, with the possibility of suspending matches should the temperature increase further.
The President and chief executive of Teqball USA Ajay Nwosu has one eye on teqball's inclusion in the Olympics, hoping that the sport's potential introduction to Los Angeles 2028 can lead to a boost in revenue.