Tokyo 2020 Olympics Day 1 LIVE RESULTS: Geraint Thomas heartbreak in road race after crash, Team GB men's hockey on NOW

THE Olympics has officially BEGUN and Day 1 started in heartbreaking fashion for Team GB as Geraint Thomas crashed and eventually pulled out of the cycling road race.

The 234km race was eventually won by Ecuador's Richard Carapaz, picking up the country's second ever gold medal.

Team GB are back in action with the men's hockey from 10.30am BST, however, as they take on South Africa in Pool B.

Hege Riise's women's Team GB football side will then be after a second win on the bounce as they face hosts Japan at 11.30am.

Meanwhile it's been a mixed day in tennis for Team GB.

Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury beat second seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in straight sets in men's doubles.

But Heather Watson is out of the women's singles.


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    Team GB and South Africa go into half-time drawing 1-1.

    Sam Ward broke the deadlock in the first quarter, before Matthew Guise-Brown equalised shortly after.

    Britain will feel like this is a must win game if they wish to get out of their group.

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    Team GB boss Hege Riise has made four changes from the side that beat Chile in their women's football opener.

    Here is the starting XI for the clash against Japan.

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    Liverpool featherweight Peter McGrail, though, bowed out at the hands of impressive Thai Chatchai-Decha Butdee.

    Dubbed the "Scouse Lomachenko" McGrail, 25, failed to live up to his nickname as he was always behind against the three-time Olympian.

    Butdee won the vote of all five judges despite a desperate final round effort by McGrail.

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    Team GB men's hockey team are in action against South Africa.

    South Africa are the lowest ranked nation out of the six countries in Group B.

    Of the two groups, the top four advance into the next round.

    Team GB failed to get out of their group in Rio 2016.

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    Andy Murray claimed Naomi Osaka’s significant role in the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony was great news for the image of tennis worldwide.

    Osaka, 23, the most recognisable sportswomen in Japan, lit the Olympic cauldron on Friday night, signalling the start of these 16-day troubled Games.

    World no.2 Osaka is due to play China’s Zheng Saisai in the first round on Sunday and the locals will be watching her every move for the next week of competition.

    She was originally scheduled to play on Saturday, but that match was moved because of her opening ceremony role.

    Murray, 23, said: “I actually didn’t see that part of it, we were in bed. But obviously it’s fantastic for her, great for tennis that she was able to do that.

    “I think everyone had a bit of an idea it was going to happen when her match got moved.

    “It’s great for tennis that she is the face of the Games here and hopefully she can do well in front of – well it’s not in front of a crowd really, but on home soil.”

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    Jamie Murray has joined brother Andy into the next round of the men's doubles.

    Paired with Neal Skupski, the duo beat Argentina's Andres Molteni and Horacio Zeballos in three sets.

    After losing the opening set 7-6, the two battled back to win 6-4 in the second, before winning 13-11 in the deciding set tie break.

    The mammoth match lasted two hours and 11 minutes.

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    Team GB star Adam Yates has reflected on his ninth-placed finish in the road race.

    He told BBC Sport: "It was a really tough day but I think we did the best we could. In the end I just didn't have the legs.

    "I was cramping everywhere. First race back in a long time and I just did the best I could.

    "There was a bit of a head wind on the final straight. I think with the guys there, I was never going to win anyway.

    "I tried to go a little bit early on the other side. I'm not sure where I finished in the end but I couldn't have done much more. Good day in the office.

    "It was a tough day in general, having two guys down early. Also, I haven't raced in a long time and everyone else is coming from the Tour.

    "It wasn't the most ideal prep – but I think we can be happy. We'll come back and try again."

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    Team GB boss Mark England gave a cheeky reply when asked if BBC host and hockey star Sam Quek behaved herself at the Rio Olympics.

    Quek, 32, was part of the victorious women's hockey team in Brazil, where England was Chef de Mission for the British team.

    Once again in charge at Tokyo 2020, the 61-year-old gave a carefully-worded answer when quizzed by Dan Walker during BBC One's Olympics coverage on Saturday morning.

    Rounding off the interview, Walker, 44, asked: "You were Chef de Mission in Rio, was Sam well behaved in the village?"

    Quek laughed and insisted 'always' and, as England paused to choose his words, the presenter shot in: "Don't ask about after [the Games]…"

    The coach eventually stated: "As you know, social distancing and physical distancing are the order of the day so everybody behaves themselves."

    To which Quek remarked: "Woah, woah, woah – I was in a very happy relationship, Mark."

    Read more HERE.

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    Kariss Artingstall shot down Botswana’s Sadie Keamogetse Kenosi to give Britain’s ring team a fiery start.

    The 26-year-old Royal Artillery Gunner, the last of the 11-strong team to qualify for Tokyo, was in charge from the first bell to complete a dominating unanimous points win.

    Southpaw Artingstall unleashed a series of booming lefts as she forced her opponent, Botswana’s first woman Olympic boxer, onto the back foot.

    Kenosi was not helped by a series of equipment failures, with her laces coming undone and headguard having to be tightened.

    After taking the first round unanimously but being ordered to “just box the girl” by trainer Lee Pullen, Artingstall stepped it up in the second.

    She appeared to have floored her opponent with the final punch of another dominant round, only for it to be deemed a slip by the Kazakh referee.

    But Artingstall remained in total command as she stayed out of any trouble in the third to win all three rounds with all five judges.

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    What an incredible effort that was from Adam Yates.

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    Richard Carapaz raced home to victory with a time of six hours, five minutes and 26 seconds.

    Coming home in second place is Belgium's Wout van Aert who finished 67 seconds behind Carapaz.

    And coming home for the bronze is Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, who was narrowly pipped to the finish line by Van Aert.

    Britain's Adam Yates came close to a medal, but he ended in ninth place.

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    Richard Carapaz has won the men's road race!

    The Ecuador rider put in a fantastic race after breaking away from the leading pack in the final stages.

    His win is just his country's second gold medallist.

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    Just 3km to go!

    Ecuador's Richard Carapaz looks like he's heading for the gold medal.

    But the silver and bronze medal are up for grabs.

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    Novak Djokovic is safely into the second round of the men's tennis singles event.

    The Serbian star beat Bolivia's Hugo Dellien 6-2, 6-2.

    Djokovic boasts one Olympic medal – a bronze in 2008.

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    A Korean television channel apologised after apparently marking certain countries' arrivals at the Tokyo Olympics with unflattering stereotypes.

    Seoul-based network MBC appeared to show an image of Chernobyl as the Ukraine team entered Friday's opening ceremony, with Haiti's civil unrest also referenced.

    Following complaints online, including from a large number of unhappy Korean viewers, the channel issued an apology.

    A statement read: "In today's Opening Ceremony broadcast, inappropriate photos were used when introducing countries like Ukraine and Haiti.

    "Also, inappropriate photos and subtitles were used for other countries. We apologise to the viewers of Ukraine and other countries."

    The network later reiterated that it was 'deeply sorry' for the 'inexcusable mistake'.

    Read more HERE.

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    Team GB'S Adam Yates has latched onto the leading pack in the road race.

    There are just 21km.

    He is in a good position…

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    South Korea's mixed archery team have scooped gold.

    The pair of Kim Je Deok and An Sam beat Dutch pair Steve Wiljer and Gabriela Schloesser 5-3.

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    'ALL GOOD'

    Geraint Thomas has taken social media to tell his fans he is fine after he pulled out of the men's road race.

    The Team GB star crashed with team-mate Tao Geoghagen Hart early on in the race before getting back to his bike.

    He tweeted: "All good with me. Thanks for the messages!! Think I must have done something bad in a previous life

    "Freak crash, Tao lost his front wheel and decked it in front of me. I had nowhere to go, other than the floor as well."

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    Back to the men's road race, there now now under 30km to go.

    The leading riders are five minutes ahead of the peleton.

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    Mexico have beaten Turkey in the archery mixed teams bronze medal match.

    The team of Luis Alvarez Murillo and Alejandra Valencia beat British pair Patrick Huston and Sarah Bettles in their quarter-final tie earlier today.

    And they have now won 3-1 in sets against Turkey's Yasemin Anagoz and Mete Gazoz.

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    Great Britain have finished their qualifying for the team final.

    They are currently in fourth spot after finishing with a score of 256.594.

    Max Whitlock, 28, is in the pummel horse final while Joe Fraser is fifth in the all-round standings.

    Fraser is also fourth in the parallel bars.

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    Here's the complere rundown of all the cycling medals on offer at the Tokyo Olympics.

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    Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal is into the second round of the men's singles event.

    He has beaten Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in three sets.

    In doing so, he has become the first male Indian tennis player to reach the second round since 1996.

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    Javad Foroughi has won Iran's first medal in shooting.

    What an Olympics debut from the 41-year-old!

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    Iran's Javad Foroughi has won the gold medal in the Men's 10m air pistol.

    He has set an Olympic record of 244.8.

    The silver medal has went to Serbia's Damir Mikec, with the bronze going toChina's Pang Wei.

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