The Olympics are underway-and it’s a fascinating second day in Tokyo.
However, Andy Murray withdrew from the title defense of the tennis single and dropped the bomb hours before he began to play Felix Auger Aliassime.
Team GB’s women’s hockey played against Germany in the opening game of a fierce gold medal defense battle, but eventually lost 2-1.
However, Adam Peaty successfully passed the men’s 100m breaststroke final after another overwhelming victory in the pool.
And today, Jade Jones has the potential to win medals to defend the Taekwondo 57kg title.
This is what we have in the store:
- 3:50 am-Taekwondo Women’s 57 kg Jade Jones
- 5am-Women’s Road Race Cycling
- 6am TBC-Andy Murray vs Felix Auger Aliass
- 8:30 am-Egypt vs Argentina Men’s Soccer
- 9am-France vs South Africa Men’s Soccer
- 9:30 am-Brazil vs Cote d’Ivoire Men’s Soccer
- 11:30 am-Australia vs Spain Men’s Soccer
- 12.30pm-Saudi Arabia vs German Men’s Soccer
- 1:30 pm-Taekwondo Women’s 57 kg Final
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Andy Murray seems to have withdrawn from the men’s tennis singles.
Brit was set up this morning to defend his title against Felix Auger Aliassime of Canada.
However, he is now removed from today’s play order and replaced by Australian Max Purcell.
It is not yet known if he will continue his doubles campaign with Joe Salisbury.
As expected, Adam Peaty finished first in the men’s 100m breakstroke final.
Brit was dominant again, but arrived in 57.63 seconds, slightly later than his time in the heat of yesterday.
Having set all 15 of his fastest ever events, Petty will be overwhelmingly popular in tomorrow’s finals.
It also takes place at 3:12 am, so if you want to catch it live, it’s another early start.
James Wilby will advance to the men’s 100m breaststroke final and face Adam Peaty.
And Petty will be encouraged by the overwhelming victory of his main rival, Dutchman Arno Kamminga.
He took first place in 58.19 seconds.
Have some of them
This is the moment when Ahmed Hafnaui won the fifth Tunisian gold medal in Olympic history.
At the age of 18, he was an outsider in the ranks starting in Lane 8, but never gave up because he moved Australia’s Jack McLaughlin to number one.
And see what that means for his coach!
Team GB swimmer Aimee Willmott may be a little disappointed in finishing seventh in the 400m individual medley final.
Yui Ohashi won Japan’s first gold medal for her glittering performance.
After the final, Wilmot said:
“I was 10 years old, so my parents went to see me every time. It’s a pity that my parents aren’t here.
“The time wasn’t boiling, but I had to get in and do my best.”
Full Time-Team GB1 Germany 2
Team GB’s Golden Girls began with the Olympic title defense, which was defeated by Germany.
The British led the first quarter and were supposed to enter the break earlier, so they enjoyed almost complete control.
Germany was then reorganized in the second quarter and leveled through a controversial penalty stroke.
And Charlotte Stapenhorst won the match in the third quarter with a counterattack by the German clinical team.
But everything is never lost. Six to four teams will advance to the quarterfinals.
Germany will be a woman in almost every remaining match.
Goal scorer Victoria Huse was given a yellow card and a five minute penalty.
Team GB has less than six minutes left to take the draw here as the Germans defend the 2-1 lead.
It’s a pain for Max Richfield, who has won the Olympics for the second time in a row.
Brit started out as an outsider in Lane 8, but seemed to have done enough to win the bronze medal in the 400m individual medley.
However, Australia’s Brendan Smith managed to stay in third as Richfield finished fourth with Hungary’s David Veraste.
American Chase Kalisz was the winner of the race.
Incredible scene of the pool!
The men’s 400m freestyle had a big impact when Tunisia’s Ahmed Hafnaui soared home to win the gold medal.
Many thought the 18-year-old final was the biggest achievement, but the top talent had other ideas.
The teenager could hardly believe it, and finally both were crazy about it, so his coach couldn’t believe it either.
Team GB1 Germany 2
The Germans lead the equal match.
Team GB put most of the pressure on them, but couldn’t pay off many of the penalty corners.
And that led Germany to lead the withdrawal in the third quarter.
15 minutes for the British to save the game.
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The first penalty corner given to Germany.
The UK goes upstairs and loses referrals when a decision is made.
Bad news for Team GB fans, but probably better for those who just want to keep the game going.
There was good British pressure at the beginning of the third quarter, but it was the Germans who went on strike.
Another goal mouse scramble sees the British fail to force the ball home.
Then Germany collapses and within seconds Stapenhorst transforms from close range.
Half Time-Team GB1 Germany 1
Some words of choice on the German bench at the end of the first quarter had the desired effect.
Since most of the second quarter took place in half the UK, the controversial penalty stroke call gave birth to the 2016 bronze medalist equalizer.
Victoria Hughes turned, despite missing the ball.
Team GB returned to the game in the last few minutes of the second quarter, creating some opportunities that couldn’t be converted.
So far, it hasn’t been the best prosecution for a hockey video review system.
Another long referral leads to another definitive verdict and the penalty stroke is valid.
The Victoria Huse can’t connect properly to the ball, but it’s enough to send the Maddie Hinch the wrong way and pull the German level.
Team GB1 Germany 0
The Germans put pressure on the British and missed the goal line, which made them much better in the second half, but the referee demanded a penalty stroke.
Team GB asks for a review and the decision seems to be overturned, but the referee says she called based on another case.
Another long video introduction in progress …
Team GB1 Germany 0
Gold medalists are leading bronze medalists after the dominance of the first quarter in Tokyo.
Mark Hager will be happy with his team’s performance as long as he forces four penalty corners and two German green cards (meaning a two minute penalty box).
There were some very strong words among the noisy German side. Fortunately they are down one goal.
Team GB will take the lead shortly before the end of the first quarter.
Sarah Jones fires at home from close range after scrambling the goalmouth.
The pressure finally paid off to Team GB.
Don’t mention VAR
It’s a very slow video review with 2 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
The Germans asked for a review, and after waiting for a very long time, the decision is not definitive.
In other words, the penalty corner decision is valid and Germany continues to introduce.
Each team receives one video referral for each match.
And we are off!
Team GB is off to a good start as they play against Germany in women’s hockey.
The British forced three penalty corners early on, but haven’t found a breakthrough yet.
After today’s match, England will face South Africa, India, the Netherlands and Ireland.
Hole in one
Just minutes from Team GB’s first women’s hockey game, they’re trying to maintain the title.
Holly Webb was part of the team that won the gold medal at Rio 2016. Today she is the captain of the country in Tokyo.
Germany is the first to go up in a rigorous test for our Golden Girls.
Aiming for gold
Reminders of all today’s events and medals offered.
Jade Jones says anything less than the Olympics’ third gold medal is a failure for her.
She commented: “When I went to the London Olympics, it was only this 19-year-old kid who participated in the first Olympics, and no one expected anything.
“So any kind of victory was a bonus, but now anything but gold is a failure for me, and it’s difficult because everyone has a kind of lookout and everyone’s gaze thinks to me. : This third gold? “
“But all I can do is do my best. When I stand on that mat, I know the fact that I can give everything I have and raise my head and leave.”
Andy Murray overcame the odds yesterday by teaming up with Joe Salisbury to beat second-seeded Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Huguer Herbert in men’s doubles tennis.
And as he begins defending the title against Wimbledon quarter-finalist Felix Auger Aliassime, it will need to be further strengthened today.
Canadians are the ninth most popular in this first round of games in Tokyo.
Murray is already the first men’s singles double gold medalist in Olympic tennis and fans dream of an unprecedented triple in Tokyo.
Pride and Joyce
Joe Joyce defeated Carlos Takam in a heavyweight match tonight with a round 6 stop.
And later today, some of Team GB’s Olympic boxers want to take the first step on the road to stardom.
The English schedule is as follows:
- 8.27am: Benjamin Whittaker (GBR) vs. Jorge Luis Borges Palacios (COL)-Men’s Light Heavyweight
- 10.03am: Charlie-Cyan Davison (GBR) vs. Labab Shedal (MAR)-Women’s Flyweight
- 10.36am: Luke McCormack (GBR) vs. Manishkausik (IND)-Men’s Lightweight
MURR to come
Andy Murray will begin defending the Olympic title against 9th seed Felix Auger Aliassime on the second day of Tokyo 2020.
The Canadian defeated Murray with a straight set the last time he met at the US Open in September 2020.
However, Brit Murray has since won two Wimbledon wins.
He also has already won the game Mojo after teaming up with Joe Salisbury in the Men’s Doubles to defeat France in the opening round.
And after winning gold in London and Rio, Murray will do everything he can to keep winning in a row.
Andy Murray withdraws from tennis, Adam Peaty and Jade Jones defend title
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