Members of Jamaica women’s 4 X 100 team celebrate after winning the gold medal.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) July 30, 2021 12 PM PT Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Print 1 Olympics L.A. Times photographer shares an Olympic journey: Robert Gauthier L.A. Times photographer Robert Gauthier chronicled Tokyo Olympic highs and lows, and it wasn’t always easy. But it was, he says, always fun. 2 Olympics On your mark, get set, medal: Best track-and-field photos from the Tokyo Olympics Thrills, spills and athletic artistry are on display in our top 10 photos from the track and field competitions at the Summer Games in Tokyo. 3 Olympics Photos: Bright Olympic Dos Photos of Olympic Hairdos 4 Olympics Bump, set, kill: The best volleyball photos from the Tokyo Olympics Check out photos of the competition from both the sand and hard court at the Tokyo Games. 5 Olympics Photos: Athletes get their footing as sport climbing takes hold at the Tokyo Olympics Photos: Sport climbing makes its debut at the Tokyo Olympics. 6 Olympics Top shots from the hardwood: U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams drive for gold U.S. defense swarmed against the Australians en route to 79-55 win 7 Olympics In Pictures: Back on the beam for event final, Simone Biles wins bronze medal Photo: Simone Biles returns to the competition floor — and wins the bronze medal in the balance beam. 8 Olympics Best photos from Day 17 at Tokyo Olympics Here are top photos from the closing ceremony and a few other highlights of the final day of the Tokyo Olympics. 9 Olympics Best photos from Day 16 at Tokyo Olympics Tokyo Olympic Baseball Basketball gold medal and track field. 10 Olympics Best photos from Day 15 at Tokyo Olympics Track and field, sport climbing beach volleyball and more. 11 Olympics Best photos from Day 14 at Tokyo Olympics Photos Tokyo Olympics best of USA Basketball, Track and Field, Speed Climbing and Sport Climbing 12 Olympics Best photos from Day 13 at Tokyo Olympics Best Photos of Tokyo Olympics with Beach Volleyball, Track and Field, Baseball 13 Olympics Best photos from Day 12 at Tokyo Olympics Photos of Tokyo Olympics Track and Field and Simone Biles Balance Beam 14 Olympics Best photos from Day 11 at Tokyo Olympics Best Photos of Tokyo Olympics Women National Team Soccer 15 Olympics Best photos from Day 10 at Tokyo Olympics Best Olympic Photos Los Angeles Times: BMX, swimming, wrestling, and Sunisa Lee goes for another medal. 16 Olympics Best photos from Day 9 at Tokyo Olympics Photos: Track and field and men’s water polo make up some of the visual highlights from the Tokyo Olympics 17 Olympics Best photos from Day 8 at Tokyo Olympics U,S. women edge the Netherlands, Lilly Kings earns another medal and more great shots from the Tokyo Olympics 18 Olympics Top shots from the Tokyo Olympics Photo roundup of incredible moments in softball, gymnastics, volleyball, skateboarding and more from the Tokyo Olympics. 19 Olympics Photos: Sunisa Lee celebrates gold at the Tokyo Olympics Photos of Sunisa Lee, winner of the gold medal in the women’s individual all-around final. 20 Olympics Surprises, upsets and records from the pool deck: The best swimming photos from the Tokyo Olympics Lydia Jacoby wins gold, Katie Ledecky dominates the 1,500-meter freestyle and more photos from the Tokyo Olympics. 21 Olympics Photos: Simone Biles withdraws from team competition; U.S. women gymnasts take silver U.S. gymnast Simone Biles was scratched from the team competition and the U.S. went on to finish second behind the Russian Olympic Committee team. 22 Olympics Twists, turns and big air: The best gymnastics photos from the Tokyo Olympics Photos from Suni Lee’s win and other men’s and women’s gymnastics highlights at the Tokyo Olympics. 23 Olympics Heartbreak and joy: The best softball photos from the Tokyo Olympics Host country Japan takes the gold over Team USA in softball at the Tokyo Olympics. 24 Olympics Best photos from Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics Best Olympic Photos Los Angeles Times 25 Olympics Best photos from Day 6 of Tokyo Olympics Best Olympic Photos Los Angeles Times 26 Olympics Best photos from day 5 of Tokyo Olympics 27 Olympics Best photos from Day 4 of Tokyo Olympics Best Olympic Photos Los Angeles Times 28 Olympics Best photos from Day 3 of Tokyo Olympics Dramatic photos from Day 3 of the Tokyo Olympics, including scenes of Simone Biles and the USA men’s basketball team. 29 Olympics Photos: Best images from Day 2 of Tokyo Olympics Best photos from the Tokyo Olympics, including judo and gymnastics. 30 World & Nation Photos: Tokyo Olympics officially starts with a made-for-TV opening ceremony A look at some of the biggest moments from the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony from Times photographers Robert Gauthier and Wally Skalij.