Andy Murray’s bid for a 3rd straight Olympic males’s singles gold medal has ended after he withdrew forward of his first match due to a thigh pressure.The 34-year-old tennis star had been resulting from tackle ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada on day two of the Video games in the present day, however was changed on the order of play by Australian Max Purcell.
Nevertheless, he’ll proceed to compete for Staff GB within the males’s doubles event with Joe Salisbury.Murray stated: “I’m actually dissatisfied at having to withdraw however the medical employees have suggested me towards taking part in in each occasions, so I’ve made the troublesome resolution to withdraw from the singles and deal with taking part in doubles with Joe.”
Adam Peaty will swim within the 100m breaststroke remaining tomorrow
However there was higher information for Staff GB swimmer Adam Peaty who powered via to the 100m breaststroke remaining with the quickest time on Sunday morning.
The 26-year-old world and Olympic champion received his semi-final comfortably in 57.63 seconds, slower than the 57.56 in Saturday’s night heats however greater than a second faster than China’s Yan Zibei. American Michael Andrew was third in that warmth, 1.36 off Peaty’s time.
Whereas method off his world document 56.88, it meant he now has the highest 16 quickest swims of all time within the occasion.
Peaty made some extent of bowing when he appeared poolside regardless of the dearth of spectators.”It is clearly very completely different to the worldwide perspective,” he stated.”Whenever you’re really right here, everybody’s so welcoming and so completely satisfied. These are the Olympic Video games, they’re the best present on earth and clearly we wish to present our mutual respect.”Additionally on Sunday:• Defending taekwondo champion Jade Jones suffered a defeat within the first spherical, however she nonetheless has an opportunity on the bronze medal later in the present day. She was overwhelmed by Refugee Staff athlete Kimia Alizadeh• Lizzie Deignan leads Britain’s hopes within the girls’s biking street race
Jade Jones misplaced within the first spherical however nonetheless has an opportunity to win the bronze medal
• British swimmers Max Litchfield and Aimee Willmott missed out within the 400m particular person medley• Australian tennis participant and Wimbledon champion Ash Barty was defeated within the first spherical by Forty eighth-ranked Spanish opponent Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 6-3• Tunisian swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui was the shock winner within the males’s 400m freestyle• Japanese swimmer Yui Ohashi received gold within the 400m particular person medley, touching first with 4mins 32.08secs
Comply with the Each day podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerIt comes as officers confirmed there had been 10 extra confirmed new coronavirus infections, together with two athletes, at Tokyo 2020, taking the whole variety of circumstances to 137 since 1 July.In the meantime, American golfer Bryson DeChambeau examined constructive for COVID-19 earlier than his departure for the Video games and can be changed within the US males’s golf workforce by Patrick Reed, USA Golf stated.DeChambeau stated: “I’m deeply dissatisfied not to have the ability to compete within the Olympics for Staff USA.
“Representing my nation means the world to me and it’s was an incredible honour to make this workforce. I want Staff USA one of the best of luck subsequent week in Tokyo.”I’ll now deal with getting wholesome, and I sit up for returning to competitors as soon as I’m cleared to take action.”Additionally, the Worldwide Olympic Committee has confirmed there can be no leisure on mask-wearing guidelines.Spokesman Mark Adams stated: “It is not a ‘good to have’, it is a ‘should to have’.”He was responding to a query about a number of swimmers eradicating their masks throughout medal ceremonies.The Olympic groups from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan had been additionally largely maskless after they paraded via the stadium at Friday’s opening ceremony, regardless of different nationwide groups masking their faces in in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.