TOKYO (AP) — Selemon Barega won the first track and field gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday and claimed the 10,000-meter title back for Ethiopia after nearly a decade of dominance by Mo Farah.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Usain Bolt. The 34-year-old Bolt, retired since 2017, will watch the Tokyo Games from the comfort of his home in Jamaica as someone other than him captures the Olympic title in the 100 and 200 for the first time since 2004.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Mo Farah failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics on Friday and will not defend his 10,000-meter title.
The four-time Olympic champion missed the qualifying time in an invitational 10,000 at the British athletics championships in Manchester.