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TOKYO — Melissa Humana-Paredes waved to the crowd at Shiokaze Park stadium on Saturday, celebrating her and partner Sarah Pavan's first win at the Tokyo Olympics. If pressed, Humana-Paredes could probably name everyone she waved to in the stands, as there were only a dozen people watching the beach volleyball tournaments. "There was our support staff, our mission staff for Team Canada, and they've all been very supportive," said Humana-Paredes. "Even just seeing a couple of friendly faces makes
Six years ago, Aram Mahmoud fled war-torn Syria for the Netherlands, leaving behind his sister, parents and dreams of becoming a world-class badminton player. Little did he know that one day, he'd be squaring off against the world's seventh-best men's singles player at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. While Mahmoud, who began playing badminton with his sister at the age of seven, didn't win against Indonesia's Jonatan Christie, the 24-year-old is still proud of his achievement, scoring 14 points to Christie's 21 in their second match at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.
Poland's Iga Swiatek put in a clinical performance to move past Mona Barthel of Germany with a 6-2 6-2 win on her Olympic debut, as sweltering conditions in Tokyo took a toll on the players on the opening day of tennis at the Games. Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova lost only one game versus Italy's Sara Errani but this year's Roland Garros runner-up had spent enough time on Court Three under the blazing sun to feel dizzy and took a medical timeout in the second set. Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, kicked off proceedings on the Centre Court of the Ariake Tennis Park and managed to stay calm and composed to beat Barthel, formerly ranked among the world's top 25, with temperatures hovering around 33 degrees Celsius (91.4°F).
New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said that the Delhi government has given Rs 293 crore in advance to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to give salaries to its employees.
Kookaburras made to sweat in Tokyo heat but do enough to shade JapanKookaburras overcome half-time deficit to beat Japan 5-3‘We wanted to get off to a good start – we won the game’ Australia’s Daniel Beale finds the back of the net during the Pool A match against Japan on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images
Guleria said that there are a few vaccine candidates available that have been deemed safe for children. These include Pfizer, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Zydus Cadilla's ZyCoV-D shots.
Capps had a 3.897-second run at 328.78 mph in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat during the lone qualifying session of the day at Sonoma Raceway. “This race, for me, it’s a home race,” Capps said. Brittany Force led in Top Fuel, Matt Hartford in Pro Stock and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
From physical to intellectual, there are multiple pillars to consider when looking after your overall wellbeing.
Blind date: ‘He hadn’t read the social-distancing memo’Eddie, 79, human rights activist, meets Gisela, 65, teacher Eddie and Gisela: ‘We shared everything.’ Photograph: Alicia Canter/The Guardian
Team GB Tokyo 2020 Olympics 50p coin is on track to be a winning investment. Collectors likely to snap up new 50p – some London 2012 coins are worth 100 times their original value
Weatherwatch: Trinidad and Tobago – one nation, two very different islandsTobago’s flora and fauna are typically Caribbean but Trinidad’s are more like South America A rufous-breasted hermit hummingbird and a copper-rumped hummingbird in Tobago, the smaller island to the north. Photograph: Andy Rouse/NPL/Alamy
‘Be interested, be curious, hear what’s not said’: how I learned to really listen to people Being a good listener isn’t just about shutting up and not interrupting – it’s about really taking in what someone is telling you Annalisa Barbieri: ‘Put simply, it’s about paying attention.’ Photograph: Thomas Duffield/The Guardian
TV tonight: Meghan Markle at mid-life. A new documentary takes the occasion of the Duchess’ 40th birthday to delve into her past. Plus: Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel begins. Here’s what to watch this evening
How to turn shellfish shells into stock – recipeNot just any old stock: shellfish leftovers make restaurant-quality bases for everything from paella and risotto to gumbo and curry Freeze shellfish carapaces until you have enough in store to turn into an exquisite stock. Photograph: Tom Hunt/The Guardian
Sierra Leone abolishes death penalty. MPs vote unanimously for abolition, making it the 23rd African state to end capital punishment
US set for punishing temperatures as huge ‘heat dome’ to settle over country. Heatwave to next week roast areas already gripped by severe drought, plunging reservoirs and wildfires
Kingpins in Channel smuggling operation ‘living and working freely’ in the UKMigrants say the three men have evaded Home Office detection and could be laundering up to £100,000 a day each Migrants travel by inflatable boat as they reach the shore near Deal on the south-east coast of England. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
‘The air is toxic’: how an idyllic California lake became a nightmare. The shrinking Salton Sea was once a tourist destination. Now it’s home to dangerous algal blooms, endless dust and noxious air
Tim Dowling: which courgette is the evil poisoner, yellow or green?‘I’ll never eat another courgette in my life,’ the oldest says ‘It seems weird to me that people are even allowed to grow courgettes.’ Photograph: Maria_Castellanos/Getty Images/iStockphoto
Zaza’s home city of Hama was razed by the ongoing civil war in Syria but she was encouraged to take up her sport aged five as a means of escape.