Britain were bidding for a sixth consecutive Olympic gold but came fourth in the men’s four.
High-ranking Hungary and Italy will clash in the semifinals of the men's sabre team event on Wednesday, with individual gold medallist Aron Szilagyi and Luigi Samele with silver set to face each other again on the piste. Italy, ranked third in the world, faced sixth-ranked Iran across the piste in a tense quarterfinals. In the final bout, Iranian Ali Pakdaman gained 11 points against Italian Luca Curatoli's four, tying the two teams at 44-44.
Dean, Duncan Scott, Matthew Richards and James Guy produced a superb display in Tokyo.
Annemiek van Vleuten is an Olympic champion -- it is OFFICIAL! The former time trial world champion was in a class of her own with Switzerland's Marlen Reusser the only other of the 25 starters to get within a minute of her 30:13.49. A laughing Van Vleuten joked "I'm number one right" at the finish on the picturesque racing circuit -- virtually what she said on Sunday when she crossed the line celebrating, not realising that Austrian breakaway rider Anna Kiesenhofer had beaten her by more than a minute.