July 29, Thursday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Japan’s Hashimoto Daiki won the gold medal in the men’s all-around in artistic gymnastics. The 19-year-old earned a total of 88.465 points, 0.4 points above the second-place athlete from China. This was Japan’s third consecutive gold medal for the event. Uchimura Kohei previously earned two gold medals in Rio and London.
2. Japan’s judo winning streak continued Wednesday with a sixth gold medal, making it five consecutive days with a local athlete atop the podium. Arai Chizuru beat Austria’s Michaela Polleres in the final of the women’s 70-kilogram category.
3. NHK has learned that Tokyo Games organizers are considering punishing foreign journalists who have violated anti-virus protocols. Multiple sources say European journalists who are covering the Olympics ate, drank and conversed loudly in a group at a stair landing outside their hotel early Tuesday morning.