Australia's Ariarne Titmus narrowly edged her out of gold in the 400 meter freestyle final. Ledecky, the biggest star of U.S. swimming, has a fierce rivalry with Titmus.
Scores of mothers competing in the Olympics and Paralympics are speaking out about the challenges they face as working mothers in sports. Some are using their platform to make a change.
18-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui seemed stunned by the result. "I just can't accept that — it is too incredible," he said after his victory in the 400 meter freestyle event.
Yuto Horigome won the first ever Olympic Gold medal in skateboarding. He dazzled as he soared, flipped and glided in the very neighborhood in Tokyo where he grew up.
"Our beach is a God-given thing," exclaims one Sierra Leonean. "We have to make use of it!" That means walking, working out ... and lots of soccer in the sand.
A few stumbles from U.S. gymnasts – including from star Simone Biles – allowed Russia's team to take the lead. The U.S. is the heavy favorite. Russia came out one point ahead with the total team score
Team USA athletes won medals in every final swimming event of the day. 27-year-old Chase Kalisz won the only gold, in the men's 400 meter individual medley race.
Team USA scored big, rebounding after a disappointing loss to Sweden. The 6-1 win keeps alive the Americans' goal of becoming the first women's team to take Olympic gold after winning the World Cup.
World #1 Jon Rahm of Spain and #6 Bryson DeChambeau of the U.S. each tested positive for the coronavirus before leaving for Tokyo. The stunning news rocked the golf world.
It was a stunning upset. Underdog Sara Sorribes Tormo, from Spain, beat Australia's Ash Barty in straight sets. Barty won Wimbledon just two weeks ago.
Skateboarding is one of four new sports added to the Olympics this year. For skateboarders who have long loved their rebel status, performing in the mainstream Olympics is just a bit different.
Dutch rower Finn Florijn had already raced and was scheduled to compete again on Saturday when his positive test came back. "Now it's over in an instant," he said.
The Serbian tennis star is aiming for a "golden slam" — meaning winning all four major tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in a single year. No male tennis player has ever done it.
The youngest Olympian at the Tokyo games was knocked out during the women's table tennis singles preliminary round. But Syrian player Hend Zaza said she will train, get better and try again.
A 21-year-old woman from China came out on top in the 10-meter air rifle competition. Qian Yang narrowly beat out a competitor from Russia and beamed as she held up her gold medal.