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Djokovic about Tokyo: This gold has been the goal since the start of the season VIDEO

Djokovic will try to win the first gold medal at the Olympic Games, the only one he is missing in his rich tennis career.
He already has a medal from the Games, a bronze from Beijing, while he failed to win any medal in Rio de Janeiro with an early elimination.

Congratulations pouring in as Slovenia marks Statehood Day

Ljubljana – Congratulations to Slovenia are pouring in on Friday as the country is marking Statehood Day and the 30th anniversary of its independence. Congratulations to President Borut Pahor were sent today by the leaders of Italy, Austria, Croatia Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Japan, Belgium and Switzerland, the president’s office said.

Brazilians stage more protests against Bolsonaro

Tens of thousands of people in Brazil staged another day of protest against President Jair Bolsonaro, in particular for his chaotic handling of the pandemic, which has claimed more than 461,000 lives here.

In downtown Rio de Janeiro, some 10,000 people wearing masks marched through the streets, with some chanting "Bolsonaro genocide" or "Go away Bolsovirus."

Turkish wrestler Taha Akgül wins European championship

Olympic champion Turkish wrestler Taha Akgül on April 22 won gold in the 2021 European Championships in Warsaw.

Akgul secured his eighth European title as the 30-year-old beat his Russian opponent Sergei Kozyrev via disqualification (9-2) in men's freestyle 125-kg gold medal match.

He previously won gold in the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro.

Trstenjak wins gold at European Judo Championships, Leški bronze

Lisbon – Slovenian judoka Tina Trstenjak won gold at the European Judo Championships 2021 in the women’s 63 kg event in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday. She won against Russia’s Daria Davydova. Fellow Slovenian judoka Andreja Leški got a bronze in the same category earlier.