Tokyo Olympics 2020 LIVE: Jade Jones crashes out in round of 16, Andy Murray pulls out on medical advice

Andy Murray of Team Great Britain celebrates after a point during his Men’s Doubles First Round match with Joe Salisbury of Team Great Britain

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is officially underway and day 2 sees a schedule jam-packed with events.

Among the big stories on Sunday, Japan’s Naomi Osaka will compete against China’s Zheng Saisai while Andy Murray will step on to court in the men’s tennis single against Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime. Team GB’s Jade Jones will also be competing in Taekwondo, attempting to become to first British woman to win gold medals at three Games. Given she is only 28 there could even be time for four should she triumph today in Tokyo.

Simone Biles will take to the gymnastics arena for the first time in the Games as she begins her quest for up to six medals – no female gymnast has ever five at a single Olympics. Whatever happens, she is likely to enhance her case to be the greatest of all time.

Follow all the latest news, updates and results below.

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Reigning champions Team GB opened the defence of their Olympic hockey title with a stunning 2-1 defeat against Germany.

The champions of the 2016 Rio Olympics were pegged back by Germany through a penalty by Viktoria Huse that sent goalkeeper Maddie Hinch the wrong way. Charlotte Stapenhorst fired a second goal home after Pia Maertens made the pass.

Team GB have their next match against South Africa on Monday.

Tokyo Olympics: Jade Jones out

In a continuing a run of disappointing news for British fans, two-time defending champion in women’s -57kg, Jade Jones, is out of the Taekwondo after losing her first match in the round of 16 to IOC Refugee Olympic Team athlete Kimia Alizadeh, who is herself a Rio 2016 bronze medallist.

Jade Jones (L) of Team Great Britain competes against Kimia Alizadeh Zonouzi of IOC Refugee Team during the Women’s -57kg Taekwondo Round of 16 contest on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on 25 July 2021 in Chiba, Japan

Breaking: Murray pulls out of the singles

“I am really disappointed at having to withdraw but the medical staff have advised me against playing in both events, so I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the singles and focus on playing doubles with Joe.”

Andy Murray withdraws from Tokyo Olympics tennis singles under medical advice

The two-time defending champion was due to face ninth-seeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime on centre court

Tokyo Olympics: Tunisia’s Hafnaoui takes gold in pool

Swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia is the surprise winner in the men’s 400m freestyle at the Tokyo Games. The 18-year-old touched home for gold in 3 minutes 43.36 seconds.

Australia’s Jack McLoughlin settled for silver after leading much of the race, while Kieran Smith grabbed another Olympic medal for the Americans as he secured the third spot.

Tokyo Olympics: Japan win gold in poll

Japan’s Yui Ohashi swam to victory as she touched home in 4 minutes 32.08 seconds to win gold in 400m individual medley. She took a comfortable lead over Emma Weyant and Hali Flickinger of the Team USA, right from the beginning. While Weyant won the silver, Flickinger finished third, winning the bronze.

Tokyo Olympics: First Gold for Team USA

Chase Kalisz powered to victory in the men’s 400m medley a short while ago, earning the first gold medal for Team USA. He completed the race in 4 minutes and 9.42 seconds and was closely followed by compatriot Jay Litherland, who was 0.86 seconds behind, winning silver for the team. Brendon Smith of Australia claimed the bronze.

“It means the world. This is the last thing that I really wanted to accomplish in my swimming career,” said Kalisz.

“It was something that was a dream of mine for as long as I could remember. I can’t believe it.”

It’s day two of the Olympic Games and another packed schedule in Tokyo sees some of the biggest stars compete.

Simone Biles will take to the gymnastics arena for the first time in the Games as she begins her quest for up to six medals – no female gymnast has ever five at a single Olympics. Whatever happens, she is likely to enhance her case to be the greatest of all time.

Andy Murray and Japan’s great hope Naomi Osaka take to the tennis court in their opening singles matches, while there’s the real possibility of a British gold medal in Jade Jones, the taekwondo star attempting to become to first British woman to win gold medals at three Games. Given she is only 28 there could even be time for four should she triumph today in Tokyo.

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