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Today at the Olympics: Russia's women triumph over U.S. after Biles exit

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By Euronews with AP
Russian Olympic Committee's artistic gymnastics women's team, from right, Liliia Akhaimova, Viktoriia Listunova, Angelina Melnikova and Vladislava Urazova celebrate.
Russian Olympic Committee's artistic gymnastics women's team, from right, Liliia Akhaimova, Viktoriia Listunova, Angelina Melnikova and Vladislava Urazova celebrate.   -   Copyright  Natacha Pisarenko/AP
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Russia's gymnasts took gold in Tokyo on Tuesday in one of the biggest upsets of the Olympics so far.

Barred at the Olympics from using its name, flag, or anthem over a systemic doping scandal, the team hung their medals around each other's necks to the music of Russian composer Tchaikovsky.

Although the Russian team's triumph was attributed to the departure of U.S. gymnastics superstar Simone Biles - who withdrew from the tournament, citing a 'medical issue' - they won by 3.5 points, a large margin.

Here are today's results:

Women's triathlon

The first gold medal of the day went to Flora Duffy of Bermuda who won the women's triathlon.

It's the first-ever Olympic gold medal for the small island of about 64,000 inhabitants and the first medal of any kind since 1976.

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Bermuda's Flora Duffy after crossing the women's triathlon finish line to claim gold at Tokyo 2020, July 27, 2021.AP Photo/David Goldman

The 33-year-old Duffy had never finished higher than eighth in her previous three Olympic triathlons.

Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown won the silver medal and American Katie Zaferes won bronze.

Swimming

Great Britain pulled a one-two in the men's 200m freestyle with Tom Dean capturing gold and teammate Duncan Scott taking silver.

Australia got its third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics when Kaylee McKeown swam to victory in the women's 100m backstroke.

Athletes from Russia ended the US hegemony in the men's 100m backstroke with Evgeny Rylov taking gold and Kliment Kolesnikov claiming silver. American Ryan Murphy settled for the bronze. It was the first backstroke defeat for the U.S. men at the Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona Games. They won 12 straight golds at the last six Olympics.

But Lydia Jacoby, 17, quickly rallied for Team USA by taking gold in the women's 100m breaststroke event.

Shooting

China's Pang Wei and Jiang Ranxin defeated the Russian Olympic Committee's Artem Chernousov and Vitalina Batsarashkina to take gold in the 10m air pistol mixed team.

Ukrainians Oleh Omelchuk and Olena Kostevych beat Serbia’s Zorana Arunovic and Damir Mikec in the bronze medal match.

Surfing

Brazil's Italo Ferreira became the first-ever surfer to win an Olympic gold medal after beating Japan's Kanoa Igarashi in the men's final.

Australia's Owen Wright is going home with the bronze medal after defeating top-ranked Gabriel Medina from Brazil.

On the women's side, Carissa Moore, 28, won gold for Team USA

Moore is a child prodigy from Hawaii who grew up to be the youngest world champion surfer. She beat Bianca Buitendag of South Africa, who won silver. Japan’s Amuro Tsuzuki took home bronze after handily winning her heat against American Caroline Marks.

Diving

China's Chen Yuxi and Zhang Jiaqi have won the gold medal in the women's 10m synchronised event.

Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell of the U.S. took silver while Gabriela Agundez Garcia and Alejandra Orozco Loza of Mexico earned bronze.

Women's mountain biking

Swiss athletes dominated the tough course, the hardest yet of any Olympics with a vertical height difference of 150m, to claim every step of the podium.

Gold goes to Jolanda Neff, with silver and bronze going to Sina Frei and Linda Indergand respectively.

Women's K1 canoeing

Germany's Ricarda Funk takes home the gold medal. Fellow European Maialen Chourraut, from Spain, is the silver medalist. Australia's Jess Fox, the event's favourite, won the bronze.