Now that his Games are over, the American swimming star was finally able to let his guard down and begin to take in the enormity of what he accomplished.
Masato Morishita — along with other young hurlers — may not have much experience in top-level international baseball, but he’s already made an impression.
As competitors battled for the podium on the third day of Olympic athletics on Sunday, it was Tokyo's stunning heat that perhaps dished out the most pain.
“3x3 will have a huge impact on Japanese basketball in the future and there is a good chance Japan becomes a 3x3 powerhouse,” said Torsten Loibl, the director/coach of the country's teams.
Two-time gold medalist Sebastian Coe believes Japan’s reputation will emerge stronger as the troubled Olympics begin their second full week of competition.
A Masters champion looks to win a gold medal to go with his green jacket and Usain Bolt's successor in the men's 100 meters will be officially crowned on Sunday at the Games.