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Olympics-Fencing-Hong Kong’s Cheung claims gold in men’s foil

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CHIBA, Japan, July 26 (Reuters) – Cheung Ka Long beat defending champion Italian Daniele Garozzo to claim the Olympic men’s individual fencing title on Monday, also bringing home the first medal in the event for Hong Kong. The two attacked each other with ferocity throughout the bout, getting their foils......

Asia equities tick up, as investors look to the U.S.

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HONG KONG, July 27 (Reuters) – Asian equity markets rose cautiously Tuesday, after touching year to date lows the day before, with traders keeping at least half an eye on the United States where major companies report earnings and the Federal Reservemeets on policy this week. MSCI’s broadest index of......

Tesla comes of age at just the right time

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Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk walks next to a screen showing an image of Tesla Model 3 car during an opening ceremony for Tesla China-made Model Y program in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo – RC2ASO93VIEI MELBOURNE, July 26 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Tesla (TSLA.O) has finally joined......

Weightlifting-Diaz wins first ever Olympic gold for Philippines

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TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz became her country’s first ever Olympic gold medallist on Monday, winning the women’s 55 kg category for weightlifting at Tokyo 2020. In her fourth Olympics, the 30-year-old lifted a combined weight of 224 kg, an Olympic record. “I am 30 years old......

Schoolgirl scoops gold as Japan warms to the Games

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Schoolgirl skateboarder scoops gold for Japan Australian Ariarne Titmus wins gold, coach becomes meme Japanese fans defy organisers to watch triathlon Hosts top the medal standings TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – Japan struck more gold on Monday to lead the medals table as sentiment towards the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics appeared......

Stocks hit by China clampdown ahead of earnings-packed week

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European shares fall, Asian stocks at 2021 lows Bitcoin jumps on short covering, Amazon speculation Govt bond yields post sizeable drop Graphic: Global asset performance http://tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn Graphic: World FX rates http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) – Stock markets fell on Monday as concerns over tighter regulations in China mounted amid......

Shooting-Hancock and English win skeet golds for USA

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TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – American shooter Vincent Hancock won the men’s Olympic skeet gold for the third time in the Tokyo Games on Monday. Hancock, who had won in Beijing (2008) and London (2012), finished ahead of Jesper Hansen of Denmark, who settled for the silver, while the bronze......

Skateboarding-Golden generation: Japan’s Nishiya leads teen skater medal rush

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At 13, Momiji Nishiya becomes Japan’s youngest gold medallist Rayssa Leal, also 13, claims silver for Brazil Bronze goes to Japan’s Funa Nakayama, aged 16 2nd Japan skate gold after Yuto Horigome won men’s street event TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – Japanese 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya clinched the Olympic title in......

Chipmaker TSMC says too early to say on Germany expansion

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The logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is pictured at its headquarters, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Jan. 19, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang TAIPEI, July 26 (Reuters) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) (2330.TW) said on Monday that it was too early to say whether it will build factories in Germany......

Swimming-Canada’s MacNeil wins women’s 100m butterfly gold

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TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – Canada’s Margaret MacNeil won an Olympic gold medal on Monday in the women’s 100m butterfly, finishing in a time of 55.59. The silver medal went to China’s Zhang Yufei and Australia’s Emma McKeon took the bronze. Reporting by Martin Petty; Editing by Peter Rutherford Our......

Support for Japan’s PM Suga slides as Tokyo Games underway

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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference on Japan’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan, June 17, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – Support for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga slid nine points to 34%, its lowest......

Gymnastics-Germans opt for full-body suits to promote freedom of choice

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TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – The German women’s gymnastics team opted to wear full-body suits in qualifications at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday in a move they said was designed to promote freedom of choice andencourage women to wear what makes them feel comfortable. The team, composed of Sarah Voss,......

Fencing-US’ Kiefer, Frenchman Cannone topple favourites to take gold

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TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – US fencer Lee Kiefer clinched her first ever gold medal on Sunday in the individual women’s foil fencing event, beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova in the final. “To come out here and to feel good about your fencing is what all the athletes strive to......

Olympics Gymnastics-Simone Biles on track for six golds

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics – Artistic – Women’s Uneven Bars – Qualification – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – July 25, 2021. Simone Biles of the United States in action on the uneven bars. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – Simone Biles, the reigning Olympic all-around gymnastics champion,......

Boxing-Kom launches bid for elusive gold with hard-fought win

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TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – Indian boxing queen MC Mary Kom, a six-time world champion, launched her final bid for the missing Olympic gold with a hard-fought opening win against Dominican Republic’s Miguelina Hernandez Garcia at the Tokyo Games on Sunday. The face of the campaign to get women’s boxing......

Archery-Individual events rescheduled after bad weather forecast

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Archery – Women’s Team – Quarterfinals – Yumenoshima Archery Field, Tokyo, Japan – July 25, 2021. Volunteers prepare targets REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – Tokyo Games organisers said on Sunday that individual events in the archery had been rescheduled due to expected bad weather,......

Equestrian-Singapore out of dressage after horse suffers freak injury

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TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – Singapore was eliminated from the equestrian dressage qualifiers on Sunday after Caroline Chew’s horse Tribiani was found to be bleeding from the mouth, bringing an abrupt end to the country’s first foray into the sport at the Olympics. “It was a bit of a freak......

U.S. to stress need for ‘guardrails’ in Sherman’s talks in China

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING, July 24 (Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will tell China in upcoming talks that while Washington welcomes competition, there needs to be a level playing field and guardrails to ensure ties do not veer into conflict, U.S. officials said on Saturday. The senior officials, briefing......

Rowing-Puspure leads stellar Irish cohort on hunt for Tokyo gold

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Rowing – Women’s Single Sculls – Quarterfinal 1 – Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo, Japan – July 25, 2021. Sanita Puspure of Ireland in action REUTERS/Leah Millis TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – It’s beginning to look like third time is the charm for Sanita Puspure. The 39-year-old......

Shooting-Russian Batsarashkina follows Rio silver with Tokyo gold

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TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – Russian shooter Vitalina Batsarashkina won the women’s 10-metre pistol event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday to claim the gold medal that narrowly eluded her five years ago in Rio. Batsarashkina mounted a spectacular charge over the closing shots to win gold at the Asaka......

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