China claimed three gold medals on the first day of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday and cyclist Richard Carapaz became just the second competitor in Ecuador’s history to top the podium, with victory in the road race.
As the troubled build-up to the pandemic-postponed Games gave way to the first full day of competition, China secured victories in shooting and weightlifting. - July 25, 2021.
USA’s Delante Marquis Johnson (red) takes a punch from Argentina’s Brian Agustin Arregui during their men’s welter (63-69kg) preliminaries boxing match during the Tokyo Olympics at the Kokugikan Arena. – AFP pic, July 25, 2021.
This picture taken with a robotic camera shows Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah reacting while competing in the women’s 49kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo Olympics at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo. – AFP pic, July 25, 2021.
Italy’s Luca Curatoli (L) competes against Romania’s Iulian Teodosiu in the men’s sabre individual qualifying bout during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. – AFP pic, July 25, 2021.
(L-R) Ron Polonsky of Israel, Tomas Peribonio Avila of Ecuador and Jose Lopes of Portugal compete in the men’s 400m individual medley heats in the wwimming events of the Tokyo Olympics at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. – EPA pic, July 25, 2021.
Iran’s Meisam Salehi serves in the men’s preliminary round pool in a volleyball match between Poland and Iran during the Tokyo Olympics at Ariake Arena. – AFP pic, July 25, 2021.
Natalia Partyka of Poland in action against Michelle Bromley of Australia in the first round of women’s table tennis at the Tokyo Olympics at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. – EPA pic, July 25, 2021.
Jenny Stene (C facing) and felllow competitors during the 10m women’s air rifle qualifying event of the Tokyo Olympics at Camp Asaka in Nerima. – EPA pic, July 25, 2021.
Japan’s Naohisa Takato (white) competes with Georgia’s Lukhumi Chkhvimiani during their judo men’s -60kg quarterfinal bout during the Tokyo Olympics at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. – AFP pic, July 25, 2021.
Omar Salim (L) of Hungary attempts a kick on Ramnarong Sawekwiharee of Thailand in their taekwondo men’s -58kg repechage at the Makuhari Messe convention centre in Chiba, Japan. – EPA pic, July 25, 2021.
Gold medallist Yang Qian of China during the medal ceremony of the women’s 10m air rifle event of the Tokyo Olympics at Camp Asaka in Nerima, Tokyo. – EPA pic, July 25, 2021.