Tokyo 2021 LIVE: Djokovic wins, Richard Carapaz gold medal



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Tokyo 2021 LIVE: Djokovic wins, Richard Carapaz gold medal

The XXXII Olympic Games, in Tokyo, have begun: the first medals have been awarded and the first stars have begun their Japanese adventure. Tennis: Novak Djokovic's first round Olympic match is little more than a competitive training, who in Tokyo is basically chasing the only triumph missing from his boundless collection.

The Serbian beat Boliviano Dellien with a double 6-2 in 63 minutes with 7 aces and zero break points allowed. The world number one in the second round will find Jan-Lennard Struff against whom he has only lost one set in five previous games.

Barbara Krejcikova doesn't even need to complete the first set to reach the second round as Diyas retires 5-2 of the first set in favor of the Czech tennis player. Cycling: Richard Carapaz gave Ecuador the second ever gold in its Olympic history.

Already winner of the 2019 Giro d 'Italia, he has made podiums at Vuelta and Tour de France. After 234km starting west of Tokyo and finishing at the Fuji circuit, Richard beat everyone. In second place Wout van Aert, the Belgian who had won the sprint, the time trial and the stage with the double Ventoux in the Tour.

And then the bronze went to Tadej Pogacar, the 22-year-old Slovenian two-time winner of the Tour de France. Gymnastics, bar: The all-around Olympic two-time champion Kohei Uchimura fell midway through the exercise at the bar, missing a hold, as he did on Wednesday in training.

In the weeks leading up to the Games, he had already hinted that this could be the last race. Will it really be time for retirement? Judo: Japan's first gold medal comes from judo, one of the most followed and practiced sports in the country.

In the men's category -60 kg Naohisa Takato who had already been bronze in Rio 2016 beats Yung Wei Yan from Taipei in the final. Bronze to the Kazakh Yeldos Smetov and the Frenchman Luka Mkheidze.

Tokyo 2021: Yang Qian wins the first gold medal of the Japanese Olympics!

21-years-old Chinese athlete Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games in the 10-meter rifle. The silver goes to the Russian Anastasiia Galashina, while the bronze goes to Nina Christen from Switzerland.

To reward the athletes on the podium is Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC. The final, after a great series of emotions, was won by Yang Qian with 251.8 points on the very last shot.