"It's great to be given another chance to attempt the world record on Saturday, I am in good shape and mind and I hope I will remain in the same state on the race day and be able to give fast times," Kipyegon told Xinhua on Thursday.
Bratislava's talented young forward Samuel Bucek was the hero of the match, scoring the golden goal early in OT, his first of the season, after assisting on the tying goal in the second period. The team from Slovakia's capital climbed up two spots in the rankings to 7th place after the 3-2 OT victory.
Messi admitted Thursday's match did not pan out as the Albiceleste had hoped, rueing his team's lethargy early on.
"The important thing is that we won, which was our aim and what we were training for," the 22-year-old said.
"Athletics is the number one sport of the Olympic Games. We are here to let the organizing committee know, I think they already know it. We want to work very closely with them. We want these games to be hugely successful. They (the games) will come when the world is relying heavily on sport. I hope they come out of the pandemic."
Carrington came into contact with Sam Craigie on Sunday, so both players have been withdrawn from the event.
The Japanese Prime Minister has said that holding the Olympics next year is "the top priority" of his government.
The world No.53, who is also in the doubles semifinals along with Nicole Melichar, had lost just 23 games in her six matches prior to the final showdown.
"I would love to finish my career being the player with more Grand Slams. But on the other hand, I have to do my way," Nadal said. "In terms of these records, of course, that I care. I am a big fan of the history of sport in general. But let's see what's going on when we finish our careers. We keep playing."
Almost at the same time when Germany's embarrassing draw happened, police and tax authorities searched the offices and private homes of current and former officials of the country's soccer association on suspicion of serious tax evasion.
A participant takes part in the Water Sports Festival in the Dal Lake in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Oct. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)