Three-times gold medallist Hoy becomes the 13th athlete in Olympic history to make it to eight Games. The 62-year-old, who made his Olympic debut in Los Angeles in 1984, will surpass rider Bill Roycroft as the oldest Australian male competitor at a Games. "I have never set out to break records on my number of Olympic Games participations," said Hoy, who along with Chris Burton and Shane Rose will compete in eventing.
Emma Coburn cruised to victory in the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon on Thursday to book her spot at the Tokyo Games, while six-times Olympic champion Allyson Felix advanced to the 200m semi-finals. Rio Games bronze medallist Coburn clocked 9:09.41 to win her seventh straight U.S. title, finishing more than two seconds ahead of Courtney Frerichs, and dedicated her win to her mother, who has stage 4 cancer.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Gwen Berry raised her fist, then thumped it against her chest two times and set off on her quest for an even bigger stage to spread her message. The hammer thrower, who forced the U.S. Olympic world into an uncomfortable conversation about raised fists, kneeling and other demonstrations at the games, finished sixth in qualifying at track and field trials Thursday. She'll be in the final Saturday competing for one of three tickets to Tokyo. “Today means a lot to me,” said the