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Sunday, August 7

Rio Olympics 2016 LATEST DAY1: Adam Peaty sets new world record as Team GB finish day one without a medal

  • American Virginia Thrasher won first gold medal of Rio 2016
  • GB's Adam Peaty breaks 100m breaststroke world record in his heat
  • Belgium's Greg van Avermaet wins gold in the men's road race as Geraint Thomas crashes on the final descent, Chris Froome was off the pace
  • No medals for Team GB on day one as swimmers miss out 

No medals for Team GB on day one but plenty of positives, namely Adam Peaty's new 100m breaststroke world record.
Australia top the table after their late gold in the pool, with Hungary second also on two golds.
Olympics 2016 Live returns tomorrow with more action from Rio.
The final day one medal table



A new world record and the 4x100m freestyle gold for Australia's women
The Aussies break their own world record with the Campbell sisters Bronte and Cate leading the team home in the final tow legs.
A new world record for Australia's 4x100m freestyle women


The final standings for Peaty's semi






Peaty misses out on another world record but easily wins his semi
Has there ever been a tinge of disappointment about a race win and the second fastest time in history?
After this morning's WR only the best will do for Adam Peaty. He wins his semi-final easily but fails (if you can do such a thing) to break his own world record.
Adam Peaty won his men's 100m breaststroke semi-final




Ok for Okolie
JEFF POWELL AT RIOCENTRO: Lawrence Okolie, the Londoner who found it so difficult to pass a McDonald’s that he worked in one until he was declared clinically obese, simply pounded his way around his first opponent in the Olympic ring.
Okolie, who was serving and devouring hamburgers under that yellow sign during the London Olympics four years ago, racked up an overwhelming decision over Poland’s Igor Jakubowski.
That made it three wins out of three for Team GB on the first day of the Rio Games.
Okolie, who took up boxing more to lose 30 kilos than with any thought of Olympic glory, now finds himself in a huge second round bout on Monday night.
He faces the wonderfully skilled Cuban heavyweight Erislandy Savon, who was desperately unlucky not to be given the verdict over Anthony Joshua in the London Games.
Savon’s proven talent will make him favourite but the powerful, muscular, mobile Okolie will pesent a formidable physical challenge.
Lawrenco Okolie scored an overwhelming decision over Igor Jakubowski



Peaty a 'bit surprised' to break his own world record
The 100m breastroke star didn't know what the crowd were cheering for as he came down the final stretch:
'I mean I went out pretty fast, quite easy, came back and I heard everyone cheering and I thought what are they cheering for, there's no Brazilians in this lane?
'It feels good: 57.5 is not too shabby. It was great to get out there and enjoy the crowd and become an Olympian. My first Olympic Games and I'm just excited to race.
'I wasn't even pumped up in the call room. But as soon as I walked in, it was either fight or flight and I chose to actually get something out of it. You can either be shy of the arena or take advantage of it.
 Britain's Adam Peaty gives a thumb-up after setting a new world record
'Going down that first 50, I knew it was fast and I know I turned fast. But it wasn't until 25 metres to go and the crowd started giving roars and I thought, "there are no Brazilians in this lane, so they've got to be shouting for something". It's great, and hopefully the semi-finals will be even faster and I'll qualify for the final.'



Hoang Xuan Vinh gives Vietnam first ever gold with 10m air pistol victory
Xuan Vinh Hoang of Vietnam celebrates his country's first ever gold medal
Hoang Xuan Vinh set a new Olympic finals record score of 202.5 as he saw off Brazil's Felipe Almeida (silver) and China's Pang Wei (bronze) to win his country's first ever Olympic gold medal.

The final women's 10m air rifle leaderboard


Virginia Thrasher wins first gold medal of Rio 2016
American Virginia Thrasher, who is just 19, wins the first gold medal of this year's Olympics, pipping China's Du Li to top spot.
Virginia Thrasher wins gold



Shooting for gold
Athletes compete during the Women's 10m Air Rifle Qualification


We've had a crash
A Turkish rider is receiving medical attention after falling to the ground. No other riders fell in the collision.
Tukish rider with a crash

Some sad news to report away from the road race
US women's water polo coach Adam Krikorian has left the team to be with his family after one of his two older brothers died.
A team spokesman says he plans to return on Monday. The US play Spain in its Olympic opener on Tuesday.
Blake Krikorian died at 48 on Wednesday in the Bay Area. USA Water Polo had no further details. He was a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created Slingbox with his brother Jason.
Adam Krikorian coached the US to its first Olympic gold medal in women's water polo at London 2012. The team are well-placed to win again in Rio.


We've had another gold
Thailand's Sopita Tanasan has claimed her spot on the top of the podium in the 48kg women's weightlifting with a monster 200kg lift.
 Sopita Tanasan kisses her gold medal

Two PB's in a day for Litchfield
The confirmed final times shows Litchfield's mew PB, the Sheffield swimmer's time leads Europe and is something to build on for the 21-year-old.
The confirmed times from the 400m medley final

Venus crashes out
Kirsten Flipkens, of Belarus, collapsed on the Olympic rings after defeating Venus Williams in their Olympic tennis singles first round match.
Flipkens beat the seven-time major winner 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 at the Olympic Tennis Centre.
USA's Venus Williams is out of the women's singles
Kirsten Flipkens, of Belarus, collapses on the Olympic rings 


Can James be the Guy to give GB a first medal?
The 20-year-old from Bury goes in his less-favoured 400m frestyle and whilst he is not favourite for gold, he is contention for a podium
Team GB's James Guy

Guy finishes sixth







Miley edged out by 0.15 for bronze
No one can get near the Hungarian who finishes nearly five seconds head of America's Madeline Dirado in second. Miley loses out on bronze in the final five metres as she's touched out Spaniard Mireia Belmonte.
The 400m medley final results


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