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Japanese Olympic gymnast suffers serious spinal injury in fall

Japan’s Hitomi Hatakeda pulled out of the women’s all-around final at the 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships after the 21-year-old suffered a serious spinal injury during a training fall, the Japan Gymnastics Association said. Hatakeda, who appeared at the Tokyo Olympics, injured her spine while training on the uneven bars on Wednesday as she fell face first while attempting a […]

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Moloney closing in on breakthrough decathlon medal

Ashley Moloney is poised to win Australia’s breakthrough medal on the track at these Olympics tonight and become the first Australian ever to win a decathlon medal. Moloney enters the last night of the decathlon in second place after an outstanding session on Thursday. Australia has never finished higher than sixth in the decathlon and has yet to win a […]

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