The glamorous medal-winning phase of Tokyo 2020 kicked off with the start of today's competitions after the spectacular opening of the Summer Olympics yesterday.
At three in the morning, a number of games began, most notably table tennis, archery, handball and volleyball.
Syrian table tennis champion Hend Zaza, the youngest participant in the Olympic Games, came out of the women's singles preliminary round, losing to her Austrian competitor, Gia, by four games to no charge.
Zaza performed well in the second half, but her lack of experience did not help her return to the match, as the result of the games came 11-4, 11-9, 11-3 and 11-5.
The same was the fate of Tunisian Fadwa Al-Qarsi, who went out after losing four sets to one against Poloredini from Mongolia. Fadwa advanced in the first half 11-5 before losing the next four sets 6-11, 10-12, 6-11 and 7-11.
Ecuadorean Richard Karabes won the gold in the road race in bicycles, and Iran's Javad Foroughi won the gold of the ten-meter pistol, achieving an Olympic record after scoring 244.8 points, ahead of Serbian Damir Mix and China's Wei Pang, second and third, respectively.
Norway's Genetti Heig Dostad scored a new Olympic record in the Olympic qualifiers in the women's 10m compressed air rifle shooting competition, with 632.9 points, to top the rankings, while the Egyptian Zahra Shaaban and Algeria's Hoda Shabi came out of the qualifiers by taking the first place in 38th and second in 39th.
Despite her brilliance in qualifying, the Norwegian failed to collect one of the sparkling medals, as China's Qian Yang opened the gold medals in Tokyo 2020.
Saudi Hussain Ali Reda and Iraqi Muhammad Riyad qualified for the quarter-finals of the individual rowing competition through the supplement competitions.
Tunisian taekwondo player Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi qualified for the quarter-finals of the men's 58 kg competition by defeating Russia's Mikhail Artamonov today.
The Egyptian tennis champion, Mayar Sherif, lost luck after she lost the women's singles competition in the first round, losing to Sweden's Rebecca Petersson in two sets without a response.
In the men's volleyball competitions, the Brazilian team launched the campaign to defend its gold by defeating its Tunisian counterpart by three clean sets for the second group matches.