The 2020 Games defied an extraordinary build-up when they were postponed last year and veered close to the first cancellation since World War II.
Surmeneli, 23, makes history sealing the first-ever Olympics medal in boxing for Turkey by defeating China’s Gu Hong.
Team USA’s heavyweight runners competing in men’s events have failed to win a single gold medal at the Tokyo Games.
The International Olympic Committee said it had removed the accreditations of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich.
In the latest plot twist in the diplomatic stand-off unfolding on the sidelines of Tokyo 2020, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya boarded a flight to Vienna but is expected to head to Poland, where she has been offered a humanitarian visa.
Sydney McLaughlin broke her own 400m hurdles world record to win the gold medal in 51.46 seconds at the Tokyo Olympics.
US gymnastics star Simone Biles says winning bronze “definitely sweeter” as she celebrates her comeback after withdrawing from the all-around, vault, asymmetric bars and floor exercise finals.
A UNDP project funded by Government of Japan and carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports aims to provide training for employment and entrepreneurship and focused on social cohesion in Turkey among Turkish and Syrian youth.
Karsten Warholm of Norway shattered his own world record in the 400m hurdles in one of the most anticipated races of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Meanwhile, wrestler Riza Kayaalp won a bronze medal for Turkey in men's Greco-Roman 130 kilogram in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is set to seek asylum in Poland as "her life would be in danger if she returned to Belarus" after she criticised how her team was being managed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Turkey will wait to see who they will face in the knockout stage on Wednesday after other Pool A matches are played.
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