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.
British & Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones is warning of a South Africa backlash after the tourists went ahead at the weekend in the test series with a well-earned 22-17 win in Cape Town. In the first of three successive tests at the Cape Town stadium, the Lions fought back after being 12-3 down at halftime to the world champions Springboks on Saturday.
Tokyo Games organisers said on Sunday that individual events in the archery had been rescheduled due to expected bad weather, with the host city bracing for a storm to roll in this week. The storm has already disrupted competition schedules this week, with Tuesday's rowing events already rescheduled for later in the week. Japan's hot, wet and unstable summer weather patterns were a persistent concern ahead of the Games, which are being held under a COVID-19 state of emergency a year after the pandemic delayed the sports extravaganza.