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Tokyo 2020 Live Updates: Team USA Sets 400m Hurdles Record, Great Britain Gets Sailing Gold Despite Protest

Newsweek logo Newsweek 8/4/2021 Ewan Quayle
a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Team USA's catcher Mark Kolozsvary (left) and pitcher David Robertson celebrate after winning baseball 3-1 win against Team Dominican Republic at Tokyo 2020 © Yuichi Masuda/Getty Images Team USA's catcher Mark Kolozsvary (left) and pitcher David Robertson celebrate after winning baseball 3-1 win against Team Dominican Republic at Tokyo 2020

Team USA has gained a raft of medals so far on day 12 of Tokyo 2020 following impressive wins from Simone Biles and Athing Mu yesterday. The team has managed to secure both first and second place at the women's 400m hurdles final, plus gold medals in the women's basketball quarter-finals and men's baseball.

The country continues to sit top of the medal table with over 75 medals, followed by Team China and Olympic hosts Team Japan. Team GB continues its run of golds today but has caused disquiet in the sailing, with Team France lodging a protest against the country.

Controversy continues at the Games continues today, with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) demanding an explanation from Team China as to why two of their cyclists, Bao Shanju and Zhong Tianshi, wore badges that appeared to depict the country's late leader Mao Zedong.

Follow Newsweek's liveblog for all the latest Tokyo 2020 updates.

The British sailing team, which won the two-person dinghy 470 medal race overall, let Poland by which allowed them to tie with France across the finish line - but with Poland taking the silver medal. The French athletes filed a protest against the decision but their appeal was rejected.

It is not just an ordinary win for Team GB - it secures Hannah Mills' title as the most successful female Olympic sailor in history.

As Team USA continues to set records and cements its place at the top of the medal table, Newsweek brings you the latest updates from Tokyo 2020.

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