Tokyo Olympics: From shock exit of Ashleigh Barty to South Korean women winning 9th straight gold in archery

Surprise wins and misses dominated the Olympic storyline on Sunday as new champions from unlikely nations joined conventional powerhouses atop medal podiums and stars faltered.

South Korea’s dominance in archery

A contingent led by An San captured South Korea’s ninth straight women’s archery group gold medal on the Tokyo Games. The nation hasn’t misplaced because the women’s group occasion was added to the Olympic program on the 1988 Seoul Games.

Barty knocked out in opening spherical

World No 1 tennis participant Ash Barty spun out of the primary spherical with a dismal defeat to forty eighth ranked Sara Sorribes Tormo. Great Britain’s Andy Murray withdrew with an harm earlier than he began.

Ash Barty in motion

Golfing world primary John Rahm and world quantity six Bryson DeChambeau each examined optimistic for Covid-19 earlier than their departure for the Games.

Pool of desires for Ahmed Hafnaoui

Tunisia’s Ahmed Hafnaoui not solely shocked swimming superpowers together with his gold medal efficiency in the 400m freestyle – he did not fairly consider the end result himself. Australia’s Jack McLoughlin settled for silver after main a lot of the race, and Kieran Smith grabbed one other Olympic medal for the Americans.

Ahmed Hafnaoui, of Tunisia, celebrates after winning the ultimate of the lads’s 400-meter freestyle

France beat USA in basketball

The US basketball group fell to France 83-76 on Sunday because the Americans suffered their first defeat since 2004 on the Olympics.

The French had upset the US males once they final met in the 2019 FIBA World Cup quarter-finals and so they had their quantity once more on the primary day of group play on the Saitama Super Arena, powered by a game-high 28 factors from Evan Fournier.

Gold rush for Japanese siblings

Uta Abe gained Japan’s second judo gold medal, beating France’s Amandine Buchard by ippon in the women’s 52-kilogram ultimate on the Budokan.

Gold medalist Uta Abe of Japan stands in the course of the medal ceremony for women’s -52kg judo

Hifumi Abe has gained Japan’s third judo gold medal at its dwelling Olympics with an ippon victory over Georgia’s Vazha Margvelashvili. Hifumi Abe triumphed in males’s 66 kilograms.

Horigome wins skateboarding gold

The host nation bagged skateboarding’s first gold medal courtesy of Yuto Horigome.

Gold medalist Uta Abe of Japan stands in the course of the medal ceremony for women’s -52kg judo

Yuto Horigome gained the first-ever skateboarding competitors on the Olympic Games, taking gold in males’s road in the town the place he discovered to skate as a child and the place his sport is commonly frowned upon.

Mistaken Celebration

When Annemiek Van Vleuten crossed the road together with her arms in the air on the Fuji International Speedway, the Dutchwoman thought she had gained the women’s Olympic highway race.

Only just a few moments later, nevertheless, an emotional Van Vleuten realised she had completed second behind Austrian Anna Keisenhofer by a wholesome margin of one minute and 15 seconds.

New pool document in women’s 4x100M freestyle relay

Australia has set the primary swimming world document of the Tokyo Games in the women’s 4x-100-meter freestyle relay. The Aussies touched in 3 minutes, 29.69 seconds, breaking the mark 3:30.05 that they set in 2018. The winning group included sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell, who took the lead and anchor legs. They had been joined by Meg Harris and Emma McKeon.

Redemption for China’s weightlifter Chen Lijun

Chen Lijun saved China’s good document in weightlifting intact with a victory in the lads’s 67-kilogram class. Chen’s victory comes 5 years after cramps pressured him out of the competitors on the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Chen Lijun of China celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting an Olympic document in the lads’s 67kg weightlifting occasion (Courtesy: AP)

Chen lifted 187 kilograms in the clear and jerk for a complete 332 kilograms to beat Luis Javier Mosquera of Colombia by one kilogram. Chen was in the place of both winning gold or ending off the rostrum after growing weight to beat Mosquera.

China has gained all three weightlifting gold medals to date in Tokyo.

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