Gold medallist pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi, a vocal proponent for postponing the Tokyo Games last year, is backing the Games to be held this July, with or without spectators. Before the International Olympic Committee and Japanese government decided to postpone the Games last year due to fears over the coronavirus pandemic, Greece's Stefanidi accused organisers of risking athletes' safety and demanded a plan B. However, Stefanidi told Kyodo News in an interview published on Sunday, that the Games should now go ahead.
Ryan Crouser smashed the world indoor shot put record at an American Track League meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Brittany Bowe returned to the top of the 1000m World Cup podium Sunday, hoping to start another speed skating win streak.