Coco Gauff and Johanna Konta were among the tennis stars forced to withdraw.
Five years before Simone Biles was born, Oksana Chusovitina was already an Olympic gold medallist in a sport whose brightest stars often fade early, their bodies battered by years of gruelling training. At 46, the Uzbek gymnast has defied all odds to compete at her eighth Olympic Games in Tokyo but following the opening day of the women's competition, she bid a tearful farewell after failing to make the cut for the vault final. With ticket-paying fans barred from the arena due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chusovitina missed out being given a rousing farewell from thousands of cheering fans but she was nevertheless moved by the standing ovation she received on Sunday from the coaches and fellow gymnasts who hailed her extraordinary career.
Reigning Olympic champions Serbia got their title defence off to a rocky start when they were stunned 13-12 by a clinical Spain in their opening match of the men's water polo competition at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre on Sunday. Spain centre forward Alberto Munarriz Egana top scored with four goals for his team, who have resurfaced as a force to be reckoned with in the pool after finishing runners-up at the most recent World and European Championships. Spain shaded possession in a match marked by plenty of aggressive play on both sides, peppering Serbia keeper Branislav Mitrovic's goal with 25 shots before sealing a memorable win with desperate defending at the death.
Medal success for Britain on day two of the Tokyo Olympics.