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PHOTO GALLERY

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, in photos

After a year’s postponement, the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo finally happened.

For two weeks, the world’s eyes converged on the athletes each country chose to represent them. We saw world records broken, upsets and triumphs, new sports, new faces and new rules in a competition uniquely marked by COVID-19. Now that the games are over, it’s time to look back.

Rebekka Haase prepares to start a semifinal

Rebekka Haase of Germany prepares to start a semifinal of the women's 4x100-meter relay Thursday in Tokyo.

Swimmers enter the water

Swimmers enter the water during the first heat in the men’s 4x100-meter race July 25 in Tokyo.

Elizabeth Bravo competes during the women's individual triathlon

Elizabeth Bravo of Ecuador, right, competes during the bike leg of the women's individual triathlon competition July 27 in Tokyo.

Martina Maggio performs during the women's artistic gymnastic qualifications

Martina Maggio of Italy performs during the women's artistic gymnastic qualifications July 25 in Tokyo.

Aminatou Seyni runs in her heat

Aminatou Seyni of Niger runs in her heat of the women's 200-meters Aug. 2 in Tokyo.

Ivan Litvinovich competes in the men's trampoline gymnastics final

Ivan Litvinovich of Belarus competes in the men's trampoline gymnastics final July 31 in Tokyo.

Water droplets fall down the back

Water droplets fall down the back over an Olympic rings tattoo of Townley Haas of the United States on July 25 in Tokyo.

Han Ying serves

Germany's Han Ying serves during the table tennis women's team semifinal match against China's Sun Yingsha on Wednesday in Tokyo.

Takahiro Shikine and Gerek Meinhardt compete

Takahiro Shikine of Japan, left, and Gerek Meinhardt of the United States, right, compete in the men’s Foil team bronze final Aug. 1 in Tokyo. The U.S. won the team bout.

Jack Laugher, Mohab Ishak and Evengii Kuznetsov compete

From left, Jack Laugher of Britain, Mohab Ishak of Egypt and Evgeny Kuznetsov of Russian Olympic Committee compete in the men's diving 3-meter springboard final Aug. 3 in Tokyo.

The flag of the United States is raised

The flag of the United States is raised during the medal ceremony for Caeleb Dressel after he won the men's 50-meter freestyle final Aug. 1 in Tokyo.

Rhyan Elizabeth White swims in a heat

Rhyan White of the United States swims in a heat of the women's 200-meter backstroke July 29 in Tokyo.

Darragh Kenny competes during the equestrian jumping individual final

Ireland’s Darragh Kenny, riding VDL Cartello, competes during the equestrian jumping individual final Wednesday in Tokyo.

Simone Biles performs on the vault

Simone Biles of the United States performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women’s final July 27 in Tokyo.

Athletes compete in triple and long jump

From top left, Benjamin Compaore of France, Jazmin Sawyers of Britain and Mateus De Sa of Brazil (top row), Chris Benard of the United States, Andrea Dallavalle of Italy and Tara Davis of the United States (middle row) and Yaoqing Fang of China, Pedro Pichardo of Portugal and Khaddi Sagnia of Sweden (bottom row) compete in the men's triple jump and women's long jump Aug. 3 in Tokyo.

A track official adjusts the height

A track official adjusts the height of the bar for the high jump of the heptathlon Wednesday in Tokyo.

Brooke Raboutou and Janja Garnbret sit during the speed portion

Brooke Raboutou of the United States, left, and Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret, right, sit during the speed portion of the women’s sport climbing final Friday in Tokyo.

Pursarla V. Sindhu serves

India's P.V. Sindhu serves against Taiwan's Tai Tzu-Ying during their women's singles badminton semifinal match July 31 in Tokyo.

Zachery Ziemek cools himself down

Zach Ziemek of the United States cools himself down during the decathlon pole vault Thursday in Tokyo.

Runners compete in the women's 400

Runners compete in a heat of the women's 400-meters Aug. 3 in Tokyo.

Peres Jepchirchir celebrates

Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women’s marathon Saturday in Tokyo. It was Jepchirchir’s first Olympic medal.

The USA women's soccer team celebrates its bronze medal

The U.S. women's soccer team celebrates its bronze medal Friday in Yokohama, Japan.

A diver practices

A diver practices July 31 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo.

Naryury Alexandra Perez Reveron competes in the weightlifting event

Naryury Perez of Venezuela competes in the women's 87kg weightlifting event Aug. 2 in Tokyo.

Katie Nageotte competes in the final

Katie Nageotte of the United States competes in the final of the women’s pole vault Thursday in Tokyo.

Marlyse Hourtou shoots an arrow

Chad's Marlyse Hourtou shoots an arrow during the women's individual eliminations July 29 in Tokyo.

The United States' artistic gymnastics team are introduced

The United States artistic gymnastics women’s team, from left, Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee are introduced prior to the artistic gymnastics women’s final July 27 in Tokyo.

Katie Ledecky shows her gold medal

Katie Ledecky of the United States shows her gold medal after winning the women's 800-meter freestyle final July 31 in Tokyo.

United States men's 4x100 meter freestyle relay team celebrates

The United States men’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay team, from left, Bowen Becker, Blake Pieroni and Caeleb Dressel celebrate after winning a gold medal July 26 in Tokyo. Italy took the silver medal.

Courtney Frerichs celebraties

Courtney Frerichs of United States celebrates taking silver in the final of the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase Wednesday in Tokyo. Frerichs is from Nixa, Missouri.

Nikita Nagornyy reacts

Nikita Nagornyy of Russian Olympic Committee reacts after winning a gold medal in the artistic men's team final July 26 in Tokyo.

Nyjah Huston falls during competition

Nyjah Huston of the United States falls during the men’s street skateboarding competition July 25 in Tokyo.

Allyson Felix places her gold medal around her neck

Allyson Felix of the United States places her gold medal around her neck after winning the women’s 4x400-meter relay Saturday in Tokyo. Felix has competed in five Olympics.

Caeleb Dressel talks with Ryan Murphy

Caeleb Dressel of the United States left, talks with teammate Ryan Murphy after they finished fifth in the mixed 4x100-meter medley relay July 31 in Tokyo.

  • I am an Assistant Director of Photography at the Missourian and a photojournalism graduate student at MU's School of Journalism. In the past, I've worked as an education reporter, staff photographer and photo editor. Reach me at ejrxch@umsystem.edu

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