April Ross is beach volleyball's last woman standing with past medals
U.S. beach volleyball player April Ross - the London Games silver and Rio bronze medalist - and partner Alix Klineman defeated Germany in the women's quarterfinals on Tuesday, becoming the last woman standing with Olympic medals to her name.
EXPLAINER: Why Olympic beach volleyball players wear bikinis
No, members of women's teams are not required to wear bikinis when they play beach volleyball at the Olympics. “I have always felt like when you get somebody drawn in, however you get them into beach volleyball, they fall in love with the sport,” said American April Ross, a three-time Olympian. Beach volleyball has been one of the most popular sports at the Summer Games since it was added to the program in 1996.news.yahoo.com
Olympics Latest: Ohashi wins swimming gold for Japan
Yui Ohashi has given Japan its first swimming gold medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. With a dazzling breaststroke leg, Ohashi romped to victory in the women’s 400-meter individual medley, touching first in 4 minutes, 32.08 seconds. The Americans have earned five of a possible nine medals from the first three swimming finals, including a gold by Chase Kalisz in the men’s 400 individual medley.news.yahoo.com