Mondo Duplantis has a world record and a good chance at Olympic gold. But he’s endeared himself to Sweden (his mother’s home country) by buying into its culture. TOKYO — Mondo Duplantis was a high school freshman when his life changed.
A Belarusian athlete who refused orders to fly home early from the Olympics will leave Japan in the coming hours. Krystina Timanovskaya, 24, is at Tokyo's Narita airport and will fly to Warsaw after Poland granted her a humanitarian visa.
Tokyo 2020 was already set to be an Olympics like no other, but for US gymnasts Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum, stepping up when star Simone Biles withdrew from the team finals added another layer of pressure to their Games experience.