BBC One was facing mounting anger over its Olympics coverage on Sunday after missing live coverage of Britain's first two medal-winners. Viewers were left incandescent by the corporation posting online about Chelsie Giles winning judo bronze online while failing to show action. The moment that guaranteed a silver in Taekwondo was also omitted for home audiences due to new contract restrictions limiting the corporation to two live sports at any one time. Having failed to show Bradly Sinden in the
Mayu Ishikawa mirrored her elder brother Yuki's achievements on Sunday when she top scored in Japan's rout of Kenya but said her focus was on forging her own path at the Tokyo Olympics and not on emulating her sibling. Mayu scored 13 points in the straight sets win, a day after Yuki inspired Japan to their first victory at the Olympics in 29 years when he top-scored with 15 points in a win over Venezuela. Japan's Uta Abe and her brother Hifumi won gold medals in judo earlier on Sunday, making history as the first siblings to win gold medals on the same day, but Mayu said she is not looking that far ahead yet.
Norway began their quest for a record-equalling third Olympic gold medal in women's handball with a 39-27 victory over Asian powerhouse South Korea on Sunday, while Brazil frustrated the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in a 24-24 draw. Rio 2016 bronze medallists Norway dominated the opening half of their Group A clash - a rematch of the Barcelona 1992 final which the Koreans won for the second of their two gold medals - surging ahead 18-10 after hitting the post several times. The European champions raised their level after the break as the latest encounter between the two most decorated teams in the women's game threatened to turn into a thrashing, before South Korea staged a comeback only to fall short in the end.
Tunisia's Ahmed Hafnaoui not only stunned swimming superpowers with his gold medal performance in the 400m freestyle - he didn't quite believe the result himself. Michael Phelps hailed Hafnaoui for his "unbelievable swim," saying the 18-year-old Tunisian's shock victory was a great example of how swimming at the Tokyo Games was likely to have a series of wide open races. "The difference between these Olympics and the past, in my opinion, is that every single person in the final has a chance of winning gold – it doesn't matter if you are in lane one, eight or four, everyone is close," said Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time.