Tokyo Olympics 2nd Day Updates : Goldmedal winners and covid cases
Japan has made a blazing start of the second day of the games clinching two gold medals. China tops the medal standings with five gold medals followed by japan with three and the u.s and south korea on two. Each more on the olympics as the games progress in tokyo.
The fierce contest continues to surprise not just the athletes but the fans worldwide tennis world number one ashley barney crashed out of the first round after losing to sarah sorbis tormo 6-4-6-3. Meanwhile britain andy murray withdrew from the men’s singles with a minor thigh strain. Eos golfer bryson deschambeau is also out of the competition after testing positive for covid-19.
Organizers say 10 more people related to the games contracted the virus including two athletes japan’s u2 huri gomo claimed a gold medal in the first ever olympic. Skateboarding competition earlier yui ohashi also clinched gold for the hosts after winning the women’s 400 meter individual. Medley australia beat its own world record to win the women’s four by 100 meter freestyle relay gold medal touching home in three minutes and 29 seconds.
Meanwhile russia also opened its gold account after the shooter vatalina batsara shikhena won the women’s 10 meter pistol event. There are 18 gold medal events today across archery, cycling, diving, fencing, judo, shooting skateboarding, swimming, taekwondo and weight lifting.