TOPSHOT - USA's Evita Griskenas competes in the individual all-around qualification of the Rhythmic Gymnastics event during Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics centre in Tokyo, on August 6, 2021. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - USA's Evita Griskenas competes in the individual all-around qualification of the Rhythmic Gymnastics event during Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics centre in Tokyo, on August 6, 2021. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)
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19 Amazing Action Shots From The Tokyo Olympics

An emotional celebration by medal-winning climbers, an intense jab to the eye and a record-breaking 400m hurdles run round out the second week of competition.

The long-awaited (and previously postponed) 2020 Tokyo Olympics have nearly come to a close. While the Games have been marred with Covid-19-related controversy and athletes are competing without fans present to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, top athletes from around the world have descended upon Tokyo to compete for the chance at a medal. Below are some moments from the second week of competition in Tokyo, Japan.

Above: USA’s Evita Griskenas competes in the individual all-around qualification of the rhythmic gymnastics event during Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Center in Tokyo, on Aug. 6.

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Kyle Blignaut of South Africa in action during the Men’s Shot Put at the Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 3.

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Mohamed Hamza of Egypt, left, and Enzo Lefort of France compete in the men’s foil team quarterfinal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Chiba, Japan, on Aug. 1.

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An underwater view shows Belarus’ Vasilina Khandoshka and Daria Kulagina compete in the preliminary for the women’s duet free artistic swimming event at the Tokyo Aquatics Center in Tokyo on Aug. 2.

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Ethan Hayter of Britain, Ed Clancy of Britain, Ethan Vernon of Britain and Oliver Wood of Britain in action at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Aug. 2.

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Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias competes in the artistic gymnastics men’s rings final on Aug. 2.

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Canada’s Pierce Lepage competes in the men’s decathlon javelin throw on Aug. 5.

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China’s Fan Zhendong competes against Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov during the men’s team final table tennis match at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Aug. 6.

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Norway’s left back Veronica Kristiansen (left) challenged Russia’s left back Polina Vedekhina during the women’s semifinal handball match between Norway and Russia at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 6.

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Silver medalist Japan’s Miho Nonaka (left), bronze medalist Japan’s Akiyo Noguchi and gold medalist Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret (right) celebrate after competing in the women’s sport climbing lead final at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo on Aug. 6.

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An underwater view shows China’s Xie Siyi after completing his dive to win the men’s 3-meter springboard diving final event on Aug. 3.

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Deepak Punia of India in action against Myles Nazem Amine of San Marino during the wrestling competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Aug. 5.

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Karsten Warholm of Norway celebrates after winning the gold medal — and breaking the world record — in the men’s 400-meter hurdles on Aug. 3.

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Gold medalist Julio Cesar La Cruz of Cuba poses for photos during the men’s heavyweight medal ceremony on Aug. 6.

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Alina Harnasko, of Belarus, performs during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualifier on Aug. 6.

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Anzhelika Terliuga of Ukraine reacts after winning against Wen Tzu-yun of Taiwan in the women’s kumite -55 kg semifinal bout for karate on Aug. 5.

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USA’s Katie Nageotte celebrates during the women’s pole vault final on Aug. 5.

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USA’s Duke Ragan (red) and Russia’s Albert Batyrgaziev fight during their men’s feather (52-57kg) boxing final bout on Aug. 5.

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Team Jamaica celebrates after winning the final of the women’s 4x100-meter relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Aug. 6.