Sha’Carri Richardson remained winless since a failing drug test for marijuana invalidated her victory at the U.S. Olympic Trials, when she was unable to catch J. Oliver in the short sprint.
In the men’s 100m, Norman recorded 9.97 to edge out Marvin Bracy by a mere hundredth of a second.
Olympic finalist Ronnie Baker placed third in 10.10 seconds, and Athens 2004 champion Justin Gatlin, now 39 years old, placed fourth in 10.17 seconds.
Norman and Bracy were both faster than the previous meet record of 10.03, which was established by Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Marcell Jacobs.
J. Oliver Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Richardson made up ground after a slow start in the women’s event, but she was unable to surpass Tokyo 2020 Olympian J. Oliver.
The silver medalist in the 4x100m relay crossed the finish line first in 11.19 seconds, with her compatriot awarded the same time in second place and appearing anything but dejected thereafter.
Candace Hill and English Gardner finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 4x100m relay, with Jamaica’s Briana Williams, who ran the opening leg, being the first non-American to cross the finish line in fifth place.
Stewart McSweyn of Australia won the men’s 1500m in 3:33.49, which was another meet record. He was followed by Michal Rozmys of Poland.
Olympic bronze medalist Ronald Levy of Jamaica won the men’s 110-meter hurdles in 13.34 seconds.
Shanieka Ricketts of the United States won the triple jump competition with a leap of 14.74 metres, besting Thea Lafond of Dominica, who had a better jump of 14.57 metres.
J. Oliver Sunday Night Episode
J. Oliver began Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight by discussing the bizarre Biden-Putin summit, in which, when asked if the meeting improved U.S.-Russian relations, Putin responded with a warning from Leo Tolstoy: “There is no happiness in life. The only thing on the horizon is a mirage.”
“Wow. “That is a dark response,” J. Oliver observed. “I anticipated nothing less from a man whose face shouts, ‘I liked the Joker movie!'”
J. Oliver stated that organisers appear to be basing their choice largely on financial factors, as Japan has already spent $15.4 billion on the Games, while government audits suggest that the amount is actually double that amount.
J. Oliver highlighted that numerous guidelines have been implemented, but noted that condoms are still being distributed to athletes in the Olympic Village, but they will be advised to wait until they return home before using them.
As he mentioned, the Japanese condom industry had hoped to utilise the Olympics as a platform to promote their high-tech contraceptives.