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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Results of first day Games: What you need to know

The first medal ceremony/courtesy BBC

China's Yang Qian has won gold in the women's 10m air rifle final, first to name in the list of the medal tally. Yang scored 251.8 in the final round to secure victory over Russia' Anastasiia Galashina, who claimed silver with Switzerland's Nina Christen winning bronze.

The second gold of the Olympics also went to China's Hou Zhihui, who won the women's 49 kg weightlifting competition after lifting a total of 210 kg – also a new Olympic record.

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won silver, lifting a total of 202 kg, giving her country its second Olympic weightlifting medal since Karnam Malleswari's bronze at the Sydney 2000 games. Indonesia's Windy CantikaAisah grabbed bronze with a total of 194 kg.

Ecuador's Richard Carapaz has won gold in the men's road race. Digging deep for the closing burst, Carapaz, 28, broke away from Brandon McNulty of the United States, with nearly six kilometres left and sprinted to the end, recording a 6:05:26 finish, comfortably ahead of the next riders. It was his first Olympic medal and second for Ecuador. Sliver went to Belgium's Wout Van Aert and bronze to Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia.

Iranian shooter Javad Foroughi won the gold medal in the men's 10-meter air pistol. He has set an Olympic record of 244.8. The silver medal has gone to Serbia's Damir Mikec, with the bronze to China's Pang Wei.

An San and teenager Kim Je Deok paired up to lead South Korea to a gold medal in the Olympic debut of archery's mixed team event at the Tokyo Games. They held off Gabriela Schloesser and Steve Wijler of the Netherlands by a tally of 5-3 to bring home yet another archery gold for South Korea. The country has now captured 14 of 17 gold medals in archery team competitions since the current format was introduced to the Olympics in 1988. Mexico earned the Bronze medal.

Distria Krasniqi beat Funa Tonaki in the women's 48-kilogram judo final on Saturday night, depriving Japan of its first gold medal in its home Olympics. Bronze medals went to Daria Bilodid of Ukraine and Urantsetseg Munkhbat of Mongolia.

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