National hockey player Anne Schröder
Photo: John Minchillo / dpa
Ten new infections around the Summer Olympics, plus the corona infection of the US golf star Bryson DeCheambeau: The pandemic remains an issue in Tokyo.
But the second day of the competition also provided and continues to be a topic of conversation in terms of sport.
That was important
confirmed his strong form in the 400 meter freestyle final, but missed a medal by 13 hundredths of a second. In the surprise victory of the only 18-year-old Tunisian Ahmed Hafnaoui, the German took fourth place at the same time as the Austrian Felix Auböck. In the run-up, Mühlleitner had gotten into the conversation as a medal candidate: The 24-year-old was able to improve his personal best over the 400 meter freestyle by around two seconds, and he had secured his place in the final as the fastest.
German hockey women
scored a respectable success
: against Great Britain, five years ago still Olympic champion in Rio, the German team turned a 0-1 deficit to a 2-1 victory in the first group game. The day before, the German hockey men had won 7-1 against Canada - a pretty successful start to the Olympic Games for the DHB.
This also applies to tennis star
, who moved into the second round with a 6: 1, 6: 3 against Lu Hyen-sun from Taiwan.
, on the other hand, learned that even the first hurdle can become a stumbling block
The world number one and Wimbledon winner surprisingly lost to the Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.
avoided such a scenario in his own way: The Scot under the British flag withdrew from the individual competition before round one, he only competes in doubles.
That will be important
In the morning, the road race for female cyclists is in full swing (start: 6 a.m. CEST), in which
Lisa Brennauer is
hoping for a medal.
national basketball team
will also start the Olympic tournament at breakfast time in Central Europe, albeit without superstar
In the first group game, the opponent is Italy (6:40 a.m.).
The decision of the synchronized jumpers from the three-meter board will take place from 8 a.m.: European champions
are among the favorites.
Other medals in competitions with German participation are awarded to the foil fencers and the archers in the team.
A big task awaits the German tennis star
: Kohlschreiber, recently in good shape, has
with world number
four Stefanos Tsitsipas
shortly after 8 a.m.
start in the tournament.
And then there is
After the German defeat in the opening match against Brazil, coach Stefan Kuntz's team will play against Saudi Arabia on the second group match day from 1.30 p.m.
A beatable opponent who has to be beaten if the German footballers want to survive the preliminary round.