Key moments from the Olympic Games: Day 9

Here's what you missed from Day 9 of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

August 01, 2021, 10:02 AM

Each day, ABC News will give you a roundup of key Olympic moments from the day's events in Tokyo, happening 13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time. After a 12-month delay, the unprecedented 2020 Summer Olympics is taking place without fans or spectators and under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Caeleb Dressel joins elite club with 5 gold medals

Caeleb Dressel pulled in two more gold medals today, first in the men's 50m freestyle, an all-out spring that took Dressel 21.07 seconds to complete. In the last race of the evening, Dressel led Team USA to still more glory in the 4x100m medley relay. Dressel completely swept the sprint events and has become the fifth swimmer to win at least five gold medals at one Olympic Games

Dressel's teammate Bobby Finke won his second gold medal in the men's 1500, finishing with a blazing finishing kick that has been his trademark in these Games.

PHOTO: Caeleb Dressel of the United States reacts during the race of the men's 4x100m medley relay on Aug. 1, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Caeleb Dressel of the United States reacts during the race of the men's 4x100m medley relay on Aug. 1, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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PHOTO: Winner Robert Finke of the United States of America competes in the men's 1500m Freestyle Final during the Swimming events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 1, 2021.
Winner Robert Finke of the United States of America competes in the men's 1500m Freestyle Final during the Swimming events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 1, 2021.
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Mykayla Skinner wins silver after replacing Biles, Sunisa Lee takes Bronze

Mykayla Skinner, who replaced Biles after she withdrew from the vault competition won the silver medal, just days after she announced the end of her elite gymnastics career on Instagram after failing to qualify in the finals. Simone Biles also withdrew from the floor exercise finals, but it is still to be determined if she will compete in the balance beam.

Team USA's Sunisa Lee took the bronze in the uneven bars, and now has a gold, silver and bronze medal to show for the 2020 Olympics.

PHOTO: Mykayla Skinner of the United States, performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Mykayla Skinner of the United States, performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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PHOTO: Sunisa Lee of the United States is seen in action on the uneven bars on Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo.
Sunisa Lee of the United States is seen in action on the uneven bars on Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo.
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COVID-19 cases at Tokyo Olympics rise to 264

There were 18 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, including one athlete who was at the Olympic Village at the time of the positive test. The total now stands at 264, according to data released by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.

The surrounding city of Tokyo reported 3,058 new cases on Sunday, a 7-day average increase of 213.6%, according to data released by the Tokyo metropolitan government.

PHOTO: Anti-Olympics group's members wearing protective face masks display banners during their protest march, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at Shinjuku district in Tokyo, Japan on Aug. 1, 2021.
Anti-Olympics group's members wearing protective face masks display banners during their protest march, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at Shinjuku district in Tokyo, Japan on Aug. 1, 2021.
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Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins men’s 100m sprint, USA still waiting for gold

Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs surprised everyone by blazing past the competition in the men’s 100m for the gold. Team USA’s Fred Kerley finished with the silver in the event, tying with U.S. shot putter Raven Saunders for the best finish for any U.S. athlete in the track and field events thus far.

Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela set a new world record in triple jump at 15.67m, and in an rare agreement, Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy and Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar decided to share the gold in men’s high jump instead of proceeding with a jump-off.

PHOTO: Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men's 100m final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021.
Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men's 100m final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021.
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PHOTO: Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a world record in triple jump on Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a world record in triple jump on Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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PHOTO: USA's Raven Saunders competes in the women's shot put final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021.
USA's Raven Saunders competes in the women's shot put final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021.
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Xander Schauffele takes home gold in golf

The American golfer Xander Schauffele won the gold medal in men's individual after he was tied for the lead with two holes to play. This win is even more special for Schauffele, whose mother was raised in Japan and whose grandparents are residents of Tokyo.

PHOTO: Xander Schauffele of the United States tees off on the fifth tee during the Men's Individual Stroke Play Round 4 at the Golf events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan, Aug. 1, 2021.
Xander Schauffele of the United States tees off on the fifth tee during the Men's Individual Stroke Play Round 4 at the Golf events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan, Aug. 1, 2021. Olympic Games 2020 Golf, Kawagoe, Japan - 01 Aug 2021
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Alexander Zverev wins men's tennis singles

Germany's Alexander Zverev bested both Jérémy Chardy and Novak Djokovic to make it into the finals where he defeated Karen Khachanov, 6-3, 6-1. Zverev is ranked fifth in the world by Association of Tennis Professionals, but in the 2020 Games in Tokyo he is now officially first.

PHOTO: Alexander Zverev, of Germany, reacts after winning the men's single gold medal match of the tennis competition against Karen Khachanov, of the Russian Olympic Committee, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Alexander Zverev, of Germany, reacts after winning the men's single gold medal match of the tennis competition against Karen Khachanov, of the Russian Olympic Committee, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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PHOTO: Alexandar Zverev of Germany in action during the Men's Single gold medal match during the Tennis events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Aug. 1, 2021.
Alexandar Zverev of Germany in action during the Men's Single gold medal match during the Tennis events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Aug. 1, 2021.
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1st medals given in BMX freestyle, USA's Hannah Roberts takes silver

Australian Logan Martin of the men's division and Great Britain's Charlotte Worthington of the women's won the first-ever Olympic gold medals in freestyle BMX, while Team USA's Hannah Roberts took home the silver. The aerial competition was the newest addition to the discipline of cycling, which also includes road racing, track and cross-country.

PHOTO: Charlotte Worthington of Britain competes in the women's BMX freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Charlotte Worthington of Britain competes in the women's BMX freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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Olympic tears of joy

Every Olympic Games sees a fair share of tears shed, but this year has been especially emotional -- especially for the champions. There is no shortage of hardships in a normal cycle for Olympic greats, but for the pandemic-delayed Tokyo games athletes have also battled through tropical storms, the summer heat and the deafening silence of empty stands.

Perhaps it is this combination, along with the realization of so much training and hard work, that has brought tears to the eyes of so many of the games' champions.

PHOTO: David Belyavskiy, Artur Dalaloyan, Nikita Nagornyy, and Denis Abliazin Team ROC react after winning gold in the Men's Team Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
David Belyavskiy, Artur Dalaloyan, Nikita Nagornyy, and Denis Abliazin Team ROC react after winning gold in the Men's Team Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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PHOTO: Kathleen Ledecky cries after winning the final of the women's 1500m freestyle swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 28, 2021.
Kathleen Ledecky cries after winning the final of the women's 1500m freestyle swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 28, 2021.
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PHOTO: Switzerland's Belinda Bencic celebrates after defeating Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's singles semifinal tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 29, 2021.
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic celebrates after defeating Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's singles semifinal tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 29, 2021.
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PHOTO: Bethany Shriever of Britain, who won gold in the women's, is carried by Kye Whyte of Britain, who won silver in the men's, as she reacts to winning the women's BMX Racing finals at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Bethany Shriever of Britain, who won gold in the women's, is carried by Kye Whyte of Britain, who won silver in the men's, as she reacts to winning the women's BMX Racing finals at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Ben Curtis/AP Photo
PHOTO: Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa celebrates after winning the 200m breastroke on July 30, 2021, in Tokyo.
Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa celebrates after winning the 200m breastroke on July 30, 2021, in Tokyo.
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PHOTO: Gianmarco Tamberi of Team Italy reacts after winning the gold medal in the men's High Jump on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 1, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Gianmarco Tamberi of Team Italy reacts after winning the gold medal in the men's High Jump on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 1, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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PHOTO: Hidilyn Diaz of Team Philippines competes during the Weightlifting - Women's 55kg Group A on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo International Forum on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Hidilyn Diaz of Team Philippines competes during the Weightlifting - Women's 55kg Group A on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo International Forum on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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More scenes from today's action:

PHOTO: Runners compete in the heats of the women's 3,000-meters steeplechase at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo.
Runners compete in the heats of the women's 3,000-meters steeplechase at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo.
Matthias Schrader/AP Photo
PHOTO: Ecuador's Neisi Patricia Dajomes Barrera competes in the women's 76kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021.
Ecuador's Neisi Patricia Dajomes Barrera competes in the women's 76kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021.
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PHOTO: Swimmers compete in the final of the men's 4x100m medley relay swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on August 1, 2021.
Swimmers compete in the final of the men's 4x100m medley relay swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on August 1, 2021.
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PHOTO: Benjamin Kleibrink is seen in action against Gerek Meinhardt of the United States on Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Benjamin Kleibrink is seen in action against Gerek Meinhardt of the United States on Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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PHOTO: Mourad Aliev of France sits outside the ring in protest after losing his match against Frazer Clarke of Great Britain in the Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) quarterfinal match of the Boxing events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Mourad Aliev of France sits outside the ring in protest after losing his match against Frazer Clarke of Great Britain in the Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) quarterfinal match of the Boxing events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 1, 2021.
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