July 27 Tokyo 2020 Olympics news and results

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6:59 a.m. ET, July 27, 2021

Heart rate of archers monitored during day of shocks in competition

Having nerves of steel is a trait Olympic athletes have to master.

And for the first time at an Olympics, TV viewers were given a glimpse of just how stressful -- or not -- elite competition can be during the archery event at Tokyo 2020.

World Archery incorporated biometric data into the television broadcast with cameras picking up the competitors' heart rates (BPM), despite inclement weather causing technical problems on site early on.

The archery competition delivered one of the shocks of this Olympics, as No. 1 seed Kim Je Deok was knocked out of contention for his third gold medal of the Summer Games.

Kim Je Deok of South Korea competes in at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field on July 27, in Tokyo.
Kim Je Deok of South Korea competes in at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field on July 27, in Tokyo. Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

In a day that was effected by the adverse weather conditions, Kim was beaten 7-3 by Florian Unruh of Germany.

“I will have lots of opportunities in the future,” the South Korean said afterwards. “I don’t feel so bad. I will have another chance.”

Kim has already won gold in the mixed team and men’s team events at Tokyo 2020.

6:52 a.m. ET, July 27, 2021

Olympic surfer Carissa Moore had to learn to "trust myself without my family here" to win gold

Gold medalist Carissa Moore, center, South Africa's Bianca Buitendag, left, Silver medalist, and Japan's Amuro Tsuzuki celebrate on the podium at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, on July 27.
Gold medalist Carissa Moore, center, South Africa's Bianca Buitendag, left, Silver medalist, and Japan's Amuro Tsuzuki celebrate on the podium at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, on July 27. Olivier Morin/Pool/AFP/Getty Images

Before she won the gold, surfer Carissa Moore said she experienced a "rollercoaster of emotions" after arriving in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics without her family.

"It’s been a crazy couple of days ... just trying to figure out the break, find my rhythm, learning how to trust myself without my family here," said the 28-year-old America after her win on Tuesday.

According to the four-time world champion and world No.1 the gold medal is "quite heavy."

"I’m very proud and honored," added Moore. "I feel super blessed, super fortunate. It’s been an incredible experience.”

Moore was born in Oahu, Hawai and it was a Hawaiian -- Duke Kahanamoku -- who was key to introducing surfing to the world.

A talented athlete, Kahanamoku was the first swimmer to win the Olympic 100m freestyle twice in a row after victory at the Antwerp 1920 Games,

"This was his dream, to have surfing in the Olympics. I hope I made him and my people proud," said Moore of Kahanamoku.

The 28-year-old said she wished that the people who supported her on her surfing journey were with her.

"I wouldn’t be where I’m today without you guys. I can’t wait to come home and celebrate. Thank you for staying up and cheering for me. It’s not only my friends and family, I have friends and family all over the world. I love you guys,” she said.

5:51 a.m. ET, July 27, 2021

Let's go back and try again: How surfer Italo Ferreira won gold after his board broke on his first wave

Italo Ferreira holds a broken board on his opening wave of the men's Gold Medal match at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach on July 27.
Italo Ferreira holds a broken board on his opening wave of the men's Gold Medal match at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach on July 27. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

The match that got Brazil's Italo Ferreira the inaugural gold medal in Olympic surfing began with his "good board" breaking on his first wave.

"That board gives me good speed, the other one is more slow," he said. "It’s super hard out there, but I knew that there was a lot of opportunities around. That’s why I started to catch a lot of waves and get scores.”

And finally, it was all about getting back up.

“I was super confident. When I broke a board, I was like, ‘let’s get on the beach and get another board, go back and try again’. And that’s what I did,” he said.

The reigning World Surf League champion described the winning moment as "one of the best days of my life for sure."

"I was so nervous at the beginning, but I just tried to surf and have fun. Because two months ago, I was busy with training and thinking and dreaming, and now I’ve got the gold medal."

“The dream came true,” he added.

5:40 a.m. ET, July 27, 2021

Switzerland completes sensational clean sweep in mountain bike event

From CNN's Aleks Klosok

Jolanda Neff approaches the finish line to win the gold medal in the cycling mountain bike women's cross-country race on July 27, 2021.
Jolanda Neff approaches the finish line to win the gold medal in the cycling mountain bike women's cross-country race on July 27, 2021. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Jolanda Neff led the way as the Swiss team won all three medals at the women’s cycling mountain bike event.

Former world champion Neff, who won the test event on the Izu circuit in 2019, put in a dominant display to land her country’s first gold medal of the Games.

“I don’t think I’ve realized it yet, but I must say so far I feel good and thought it would hurt a lot more," Neff said.
“I knew it was going to be a super tough and really hard race. It’s got really steep climbs and really tough conditions, and this morning we had a complete change of conditions again [heavy rain].
"We had one hour of training to get used to the new conditions, and I think that’s what made the difference for the Swiss team.”

Sina Frei finished in second place and Linda Indergand rounded off a memorable day for the Swiss by taking the bronze medal.

It’s the first clean sweep in a specific Olympic event for Switzerland since the men’s floor exercise in gymnastics artistic in 1936.

5:21 a.m. ET, July 27, 2021

China dominate women’s 10m synchronized platform to maintain perfect record

From CNN’s Aleks Klosok

China’s Chen Yuxi and Zhang Jiaqi compete in the 10m synchronized platform final on Tuesday, July 27.
China’s Chen Yuxi and Zhang Jiaqi compete in the 10m synchronized platform final on Tuesday, July 27. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Teenagers Chen Yuxi, 15, and Zhang Jiaqi, 17, secured a dominant gold for China in the women’s 10m synchronized platform diving on Tuesday to maintain the country’s perfect record in the event.

China has won gold in this event at every Olympics since its debut at Sydney in 2000.

The Chinese pair ended with a majestic score of 363.78, more than 50 points ahead of silver medalists Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell from the United States.

Parratto and Schnell’s medal was the US’ very first in this event.

Bronze went to Mexico’s Gabriela Agundez and Alejandra Orozco who finished on 299.70.

6:05 a.m. ET, July 27, 2021

"I’ll be back," says Mathieu van der Poel after horror crash

Mathieu van der Poel falls during the cross country mountain bike competition on Tuesday.
Mathieu van der Poel falls during the cross country mountain bike competition on Tuesday. (Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/Getty Images)

The Olympics come around every four — or five years in the case of Tokyo — for athletes, and crashing out in the opening lap of your event isn't how Mathieu van der Poel would have imagined his Games panning out.

The Netherlands rider suffered a dramatic tumble in the early stages of the cross country cycling event, ruling him out of medal contention.

In a post on his Instagram with a picture of his fall, he promised his fans that he'd be back in the saddle as quickly as possible. "I don’t know what to say, but I’ll be back," the 26-year-old said.

He went onto congratulate eventual winner Tom Pidcock, and the Team GB rider posted his own message of support to Van der Poel in the comments of the Instagram post.

"Hope you’re ok mate! We all know you’ll be back."

5:20 a.m. ET, July 27, 2021

USA’s Carissa Moore makes history by becoming inaugural women’s Olympic surfing champion

From CNN’s Aleks Klosok

USA’s Carissa Moore reacts after winning gold in the women’s surfing final on July 27.
USA’s Carissa Moore reacts after winning gold in the women’s surfing final on July 27. (Yuki Iwamura/AFP/Getty Images)

Team USA's Carissa Moore won the first ever women’s surfing gold medal in Olympics history on Tuesday, defeating South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag in the final.

The four-time world champion and world No.1 sealed a comprehensive victory to enter the Olympic history books.

Moore scored waves of 7.33 and 7.60 to surpass Buitendag’s total score of 8.46.

The 28-year-old had already endeared herself to the Japanese public ahead of the Games by delivering a thank you speech in Japanese to the city of Makinohara for hosting the pre-Olympic Games training camp.

In a press release from US Surfing, Moore said she practiced the speech all night and wanted to show her appreciation for the city hosting the team.

5:18 a.m. ET, July 27, 2021

First gold of the Games for Germany

From CNN's George Ramsay at the the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre

Ricarda Funk has just taken gold in the women's slalom K-1 final at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre and celebrates with a running jump back into the water. It’s Germany’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics.

The third-fastest qualifier, her final time of 105.50 sees her finish ahead of Spain’s Maialen Chourraut (106.63) and Australia’s Jessica Fox (106.73).

Fox was the favorite for this event having qualified for the final with the fastest time, but she picked up a second penalty at the end of her run.

Despite the empty stands, there was a good atmosphere for the final; music blared from speakers as competitors were introduced and coaching teams ran alongside the course shouting encouragement to their athletes.

Ricarda Funk celebrates during the final of the canoe slalom.
Ricarda Funk celebrates during the final of the canoe slalom. (Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images)

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5:17 a.m. ET, July 27, 2021

Tokyo adds record number of new Covid-19 cases amid Olympic Games

From CNN’s Arthur Syin and Chandler Thornton

Tokyo has reported its highest-ever increase of new Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, adding 2,848 new cases on Tuesday.

The capital’s previous daily record of new cases was reported on January 7, with 2,520 new cases, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

The record comes amid the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in its fourth day of official competition.

At least 160 Covid-19 cases have been reported as linked to the Tokyo 2020 Games as of Tuesday, according to Tokyo 2020 organizers.

The Japanese capital is currently under a state of emergency in effect until August 22.