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TUESDAY August 3, 2021: 'TOKYO 2020: Going For Gold!' from ZUMA Award winning Photographers in Tokyo: Daniel Anderson, Paul Kitagaki Jr, Paul Kuroda, Scott Mc Kiernan, David McIntyre and Joe McNally: After a one-year delay, the Tokyo Olympics officially began under tight Covid-19 restrictions. The first week of the Tokyo Olympics is complete and we've already seen some memorable moments. Simone Biles has performed and pulled out in dramatic fashion, then came back to medal on the balance beam. In the year leading up to the delayed Summer Olympics, public opinion polls in Japan showed people overwhelmingly against holding the Games in the country. Some feared it would spread the coronavirus. Others complained about the high costs. But now that Olympics are underway and Team Japan is doing well, people in Japan seem excited. And we're just getting started. There's plenty more sport to come at the Tokyo Olympics. Welcome to 'TOKYO 2020: Going For Gold!'
© zReportage.com Story of the Week #796: TUESDAY August 3, 2021: 'TOKYO 2020: Going For Gold!' from ZUMA Award winning Photographers in Tokyo: Daniel Anderson, Paul Kitagaki Jr, Paul Kuroda, Scott Mc Kiernan, David McIntyre and Joe McNally: After a one-year delay, the Tokyo Olympics officially began under tight Covid-19 restrictions. The first week of the Tokyo Olympics is complete and we've already seen some memorable moments. Simone Biles has performed and pulled out in dramatic fashion, then came back to medal on the balance beam. In the year leading up to the delayed Summer Olympics, public opinion polls in Japan showed people overwhelmingly against holding the Games in the country. Some feared it would spread the coronavirus. Others complained about the high costs. But now that Olympics are underway and Team Japan is doing well, people in Japan seem excited. And we're just getting started. There's plenty more sport to come at the Tokyo Olympics. Welcome to 'TOKYO 2020: Going For Gold!'
The start of the women's 100m final event which was swept by Team Jamaica's ELAINE THOMPSON-HERAH who placed first, SHELLY-ANN FRASER-PRICE in second place, and teammate SHERICKA JACKSON in third during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Olympic Stadium.
© Joe McNally via ZUMA Press Wire
Under the rising sun, USA'S GABRIELLE THOMAS during the 200m heat 4, round 1 competition in the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. Thomas qualified for the next round.
© Daniel A. Anderson/ZUMA Press Wire
ELAINE THOMPSON-HERAH of Jamaica set a new Olympic record of 10.61 seconds to win gold in the Women's 100m during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Olympics Stadium on Saturday in Tokyo.
© Paul Kitagaki Jr./ZUMA Press Wire
Bahamas' SHAUNAE MILLER-UIBO prepares to run in a heat of the Women's 200m at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Miller-Uibo qualified for the next round.
© Paul Kuroda/ZUMA Press Wire
CATHERINE IBARGUEN of Colombia competes in the Women's Triple Jump Qualifications during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Tokyo Stadium.
© Paul Kitagaki Jr./ZUMA Press Wire
HILLARY BOR of the USA leads the pack in motion at the men's 3000m Steeplechase race Round 1 Heat 3 of men's athletics during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Bor did not qualify for the finals.
© Joe McNally via ZUMA Press Wire
YULIMAR ROJAS of Venezuela reacts after her last jump in the Women's Triple Jump, winning the Gold Medal and setting a new World Record, during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.
© Paul Kitagaki Jr./ZUMA Press Wire
MAYKEL MASSO of Cuba wins the Bronze Medal in the finals of the men's Long Jump at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
© Paul Kuroda/ZUMA Press Wire
Italian high jumper GIANMARCO TAMBERI, 29, celebrates his Gold Medal (tied) high jump win during Athletics competitions in the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. Sharing the gold medal: Barshim, 30, and Tamberi, 29, celebrated a rare and unusual dual finish atop the podium where gold medals were awarded to both athletes.
© Daniel A. Anderson/ZUMA Press Wire
ELAINE THOMPSON-HERAH of Jamaica celebrates after winning the women's 100m final during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
© David McIntyre/ZUMA Press Wire
JADE CAREY of the USA wins a gold medal for individual floor exercise during artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
© Paul Kuroda/ZUMA Press Wire
USA's SUNISA LEE on the beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's All-around evening competition at the Ariake Gymnastics Center. Lee won the gold medal.
© Daniel A. Anderson/ZUMA Press Wire
With swim goggles reflecting the water, Suriname's RENZO TJON-A-JOE launches himself off the starting block during the 50m freestyle qualifying races Friday night in the Tokyo Aquatics Center.
© Daniel A. Anderson/ZUMA Press Wire
WANG SHUN of China celebrates with a fist pump after winning the gold medal at the men's 200m individual medley final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
© David McIntyre/ZUMA Press Wire
An olympic swimmer is a blur in the water during the men's 50m freestyle qualifying race Friday night in the Tokyo Aquatics Center during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
© Daniel A. Anderson/ZUMA Press Wire
LYDIA JACOBY of Team USA goggles fall off her eyes in the Mixed 4 x 100 Medley Final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Team USA finished in 5th place.
© Paul Kitagaki Jr./ZUMA Press Wire
Team USA's RYAN MURPHY, MICHAEL ANDREW, CAELEB DRESSEL and ZACH APPLE react after winning the Gold Medal and setting a World Record in the Men's 4 x 100m Medley Final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
© Paul Kitagaki Jr./ZUMA Press Wire
TINGMAO SHI of China competes in the Women's 3m Springboard Semifinal during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Shi qualified for the finals.
© Paul Kitagaki Jr./ZUMA Press Wire
DILARA URALP of Turkey competes in the women's windsurfer RS-X at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
© Paul Kuroda/ZUMA Press Wire
Finland Olympic Team's only medal winner in 2016 Rio games, is repeating as a medal winner in 2020 Tokyo games. 'Boxer Mum' aka MIRA MARJUT JOHANNA POTKONEN, 40, (blue) eventually edging out Turkey's ESRA YILDIZ, 24, in a win by points 3-2 during the quarterfinal match for Women's Light (57-60kg) Boxing at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Mira will be oldest lady boxer to win a medal.
© Scott Mc Kiernan/ZUMA Press Wire
Chinese women's wrestler, QIAN ZHOU, 32, (blue) defeats Belarus Women's wrestler VASILISA MARZALIUK, 34, (red) at Women's Freestyle Greco-Roman 76kg repechage wrestling bout at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics at the Makuhari Messe Hall. Zhou won the bout.
© Paul Kitagaki Jr./ZUMA Press Wire
LENUR TEMIROV from Ukraine (Red) wins against ELMURAT TASMURADOV from Uzbekistan during the men's Greco-Roman 60kg 1/8 final match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo. Temirov won the match and advanced to the next round.
© Joe McNally via ZUMA Press Wire
China's XIAOJUN LYU sets an Olympic record with this lift (clean and jerk) during the men's weightlifting 81kg, group A, Final at the Tokyo International Forum. Lyu went on to take the gold medal.
© Daniel A. Anderson/ZUMA Press Wire
Team New Zealand weightlifter LAUREL HUBBARD, 43, (bib 8) competing in the medal round of Women's +87kg Weightlifting during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Hubbard is the first openly transgender athletes to compete in the Olympic games. She attempted 120 kg,125kg on her second and third attempts. She did not finish.
© Daniel A. Anderson/ZUMA Press Wire
Finland's SATU MAKELA-NUMMELA competes at the Osaka Shooting Range during the Trap Women qualification. MAKELA-NUMMELA finished 14th after the day.
© Daniel A. Anderson/ZUMA Press Wire
Paul Kitagaki Jr.

Photographer and videographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. has traveled the world covering natural and human-caused disasters, documenting the lives of everyday Iraqis living under Saddam Hussein, Mexico City residents digging out of a deadly earthquake, Asian factory workers laboring for pennies to produce high-end athletic shoes for the U.S. and international athletes competing for gold at nine different Olympic Games. Kitagaki's work has been honored with dozens of photo awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, and been nominated for Emmys. He's been published in news outlets worldwide, including National Geographic, Time, Smithsonian Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Stern, People, Mother Jones, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, as well as in his home paper, The Sacramento Bee.:796



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