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Dressel Breaks Olympic Record, Team USA Wins Notable Silvers: Tokyo Olympics Day 9 in Pictures

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The ninth day of competition out of Tokyo were heavy with personal, Olympic and world records broken from the pool to the track. The USA’s own Caeleb Dressel broke an Olympic record in the men’s 50-meter freestyle, netting his fifth gold from Tokyo.

Hannah Roberts took home the first medal for Team USA in BMX freestyle with her second-place win, while Katherine Nye broke a 21-year-long dry spell for the United States with her silver-medal win in weightlifting.

Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas smashed a 26-year-long world record in triple jump, as Italy’s Lamont Jacobs became the fastest man alive with his gold-medal performance in the men’s 100m race.

See the top moments in photos.

 

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Raven Saunders of Team United States protests during the medal ceremony for the Women's Shot Put on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 1, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.(1 of 19) Raven Saunders of Team United States protests during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Shot Put on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 1, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. “It’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet,” Saunders said of her podium protest. Team USA's Xander Schauffele celebrates with his gold medal after winning the Men's Individual Stroke Golf Tournament at the Kasumigaseki Country Club on the ninth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Sunday Aug. 1, 2021.(2 of 19) Team USA’s Xander Schauffele celebrates with his gold medal after winning the Men’s Individual Stroke Golf Tournament at the Kasumigaseki Country Club on the ninth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, Aug. 1, 2021. Silver medalist Katherine Elizabeth Nye of Team United States poses with the silver medal during the medal ceremony for the Weightlifting - Women's 76kg Group A on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo International Forum on Aug. 1, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.(3 of 19) Katherine Elizabeth Nye of Team United States poses with the silver medal during the medal ceremony for the Weightlifting – Women’s 76kg Group A on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo International Forum on Aug. 1, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Nye achieved the best weightlifting result at the Olympics for the United States in 21 years.Mykayla Skinner of Team USA competes in the Women's Vault Final on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Aug. 1, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.(4 of 19) Mykayla Skinner of Team USA competes in the Women’s Vault Final on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Aug. 1, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Skinner won silver for the category.Sunisa Lee of Team USA competes in the Women's Uneven Bars Final on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.(5 of 19) Sunisa Lee of Team USA competes in the Women’s Uneven Bars Final on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Lee took home bronze for the category, netting her a gold, silver and bronze medal from the Tokyo Olympics each.Belgium's Nina Derwael competes in the artistic gymnastics women's uneven bars final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021. Derwael took home gold for the category.(6 of 19) Belgium’s Nina Derwael competes in the artistic gymnastics women’s uneven bars final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021. Derwael took home gold for the category, beating out uneven bars favorite Sunisa Lee. Lamont Jacobs of Italy, right, wins the men's the 100-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo. Team USA's Fred Kerley, left, took home silver for the event.(7 of 19) Lamont Jacobs of Italy, right, wins the men’s the 100-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo. Team USA’s Fred Kerley, left, took home silver for the event. Italy's Lamont Jacobs holds his national as he celebrates winning the men's 100m final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021.(8 of 19) Italy’s Lamont Jacobs holds his national flag as he celebrates winning the men’s 100m final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021. He became the fastest man alive with his personal best time of 9.80 seconds – .04 seconds ahead of USA’s Fred Kerley.Hannah Roberts of the United States competes in the women's BMX freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Roberts won the first-ever BMX freestyle park medal for the United States, coming in second to Charlotte Worthington of Great Britain.(9 of 19) Hannah Roberts of Team USA competes in the women’s BMX freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Roberts won the first-ever BMX freestyle park medal for the United States, coming in second to Charlotte Worthington of Great Britain for silver.Isaiah Jewett, of the United States, and Nijel Amos, right, of Botswana, shake hands after falling in the men's 800-meter semifinal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo.(10 of 19) Isaiah Jewett, of the United States, and Nijel Amos, right, of Botswana, shake hands after falling in the men’s 800-meter semifinal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo. Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas competes in the women's triple jump final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021.(11 of 19) Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas competes in the women’s triple jump final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021. Rojas smashed a 26-year-old record in triple jump, clearing 15.67 meters for her personal – and now the world – record.Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy hug, Aug. 1, 2021. The two have decided to share first place golds in high jump.(12 of 19) Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy hug, Aug. 1, 2021. The two have agreed to share first place golds in high jump, becoming co-champions instead of competing against each other in a jump-off.Swimmers start in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.(13 of 19) Swimmers start in the men’s 4×100-meter medley relay final at the 2020 Olympics, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Caeleb Dressel, of United States, right, and teammates celebrate winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.(14 of 19) Caeleb Dressel, of United States, right, and teammates celebrate winning the gold medal in the men’s 4×100-meter medley relay final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.Torri Huske, of United States, embraces teammates after winning the silver medal in the women's 4x100-meter medley relay final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.(15 of 19) Torri Huske, of United States, embraces teammates after winning the silver medal in the women’s 4×100-meter medley relay final at the 2020 Olympics, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.Robert Finke of Team United States competes in -r on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.(16 of 19) Robert Finke of Team United States competes on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.Caeleb Dressel, of United States, celebrates after winning the gold medal in a men's 50-meter freestyle fiat the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. At left Bruno Fratus, of Brazil, celebrates winning the bronze medal.(17 of 19) Caeleb Dressel, of United States, celebrates after winning the gold medal in a men’s 50-meter freestyle fiat the 2020 Olympics, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. At left Bruno Fratus, of Brazil, celebrates winning the bronze medal.Kelly Claes #1 of Team United States attempts to block the hit by Heather Bansley #1 of Team Canada during the Women's Round of 16 beach volleyball on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park on August 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.(18 of 19) Kelly Claes #1 of Team United States attempts to block the hit by Heather Bansley #1 of Team Canada during the Women’s Round of 16 beach volleyball on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park on Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.Qatar's Cherif Younousse (L) attempts a shot past USA's Philip Dalhausser in their men's beach volleyball round of 16 match between Qatar and the USA during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo on August 1, 2021.(19 of 19) Qatar’s Cherif Younousse (L) attempts a shot past USA’s Philip Dalhausser in their men’s beach volleyball round of 16 match between Qatar and the USA during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2021.