Osaka & Biles ; Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer won a surprise gold medal and Tunisian teenager Ahmed Hafnaoui stunned the pool on the second day of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Osaka & Biles
There were also challenges in tennis, with the dismissal of Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty, and taekwondo in which two-time British champion Jade Jones lost in the first round.
- Even his favorite Simone Biles was staggering in the gym, while golf was stolen by two leading players in a fine Covid-19 test and defending tennis champion Andy Murray out of the singles.
- But the biggest shock of the day must have been the Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten, who celebrated as he crossed the line thinking he had won gold but found out he was actually second.
- Amidst all these surprises, there was a reassuring return to action by Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka and it was all about excitement as skateboarding and surfing made their debuts at the Olympics.
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The dream wins Kiesenhofer & Hafnaoui
Hundreds of fans marched out in the sun to gather on the streets of Fuchu, on the outskirts of Tokyo, to see a glimpse of the women’s bicycle race, protesting against legal advice to avoid a rallying cry due to the epidemic.
- What they saw was shocking as 30-year-old Kiesenhofer – who is not part of a paid cycling team and played his first sport – became the first Austrian to win an Olympic road race after suffering a stroke alone.
- He was ahead of the race from the start, he was in the middle of the first pack, before traveling alone with 40km left.
- Kiesenhofer’s advantage was so great that Van Vleuten did not realize that someone had beaten him to death, and the Dutch woman first celebrated before exclaiming: “I was wrong”.
- Earlier there was a lot of outrage at the Tokyo Aquatics Center, where 18-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui finished ahead of Australian and American favorites to win the 400m freestyle.
He said he was surprised that until he made it to the finals that even though he touched the wall, he did not immediately “admit” that he had won despite dreams coming true.
New sports and new records
Japan’s Yuto Horigome won the first Olympic gold medal in skateboarding, which took victory on men’s stone slopes where he grew up introduced to the sport as a young child.
- Another new sport in these games, surfing, began, and competitors benefited from the morning swelling which gave them the strength they needed to show their game in the heat after some waves during training.
- It was an old sport but a new record as the Australian women’s team with the 4x100m freestyle relay beat their world record of 3: 29.69 in the lake, while South Korea won ninth gold in a row at the team’s rifle equestrian gold medal in the history of streak. Olympic.
Osaka & Biles launched their campaigns
The two biggest drawings of the Games were in operation on Sunday, with home favorite Osaka returning to the game for the first time in almost two months after taking a break from tennis to protect his mental health and Biles participants in the gymnastics qualifiers.
- Second seed Osaka, which was on fire at Friday’s opening ceremony, reduced China’s Saisai Zheng 6-1 6-4 but said it was “safe” to compete in home games.
- Meanwhile, the four-time Olympic champion was fined in the basement and basement – where he completely exited the competition – in a show below where the United States finished second behind the Russian Olympic Committee in qualifying for the team.
As the qualifiers continue, it looks like he will reach the final four but will miss out on an unequal final.
Golfers have decided to & photo be submitted
American Bryson DeChambeau and Spain’s Jon Rahm were knocked out of the golf tournament after discovering they had won the Covid-19.
- DeChambeau had not yet arrived in Japan, where he was to play his first Olympic game, while the world’s best Rahm was tested for health for the second time in several months.
- All aspects of the Delayed Games have been affected by the epidemic, but athletes are allowed a brief “normal” moment to get a photo opportunity on the podium.
On Sunday, the promoters said the winners could remove their masks for 30 seconds to show the smiles of the cameras, although wearing a mask is always mandatory in all areas.