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Special Edition: Quick Hits August 4th, 2021

August 04, 2021
Source: Loic Venance/AFP
Source: Loic Venance/AFP

🛹Skateboarding: It was another battle of the teens in last night’s park event final. British 13-year-old Sky Brown finished with a bronze, behind 12-year-old silver medalist Kokona Hiraki and 19-year-old gold medal winner Sakura Yosozumi, both of Japan. 

😷COVID-19: After a quiet few days, COVID-19’s back on its bullsh!t. The Greek artistic swimming team (aka synchronized swimming) has been ruled out of the final due to an outbreak in their team, and ROC karate athlete Anna Chernysheva has also tested positive

⚽️Soccer: The heat is (literally) on for the Canadian and Sweden women’s soccer teams. They’ve jointly petitioned the IOC to change the time of Friday’s gold medal match from 11 a.m. JST (Thursday at 10 p.m. ET) to later in the day to avoid the extreme heat.