Wednesday was filled with glory for Team USA at the track, and Thursday marked the first gold medal in track and field at the Tokyo Olympics for U.S. men. Ryan Crouser set an Olympic record in winning the men’s shot put, with teammate Joe Kovacs taking silver.
However, there was a disappointment as well when the men’s 4×100 relay team finished sixth in their semifinal heat and did not qualify for the final. In addition, the favorite in the men’s 110-meter hurdles — American Grant Holloway — was upset in the final. He hung on for the silver.
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