Olympics hasn’t been kind to the top-ranked players in men’s tennis. Andre Agassi, in the 1996 Atlanta Games, was the last world’s leading man to win the the gold medal. But Novak Djokovic wasn’t expected to lose on the first round against an injury-ravaged Juan Martin del Potro.
United States claimed the first gold medal of Rio 2016 as Virginia Thrasher triumphed in the women’s 10-metre air rifle event on Saturday. The 19-year-old had flown under the radar ahead of the Games but showed impressive accuracy to claim the title by one point with an Olympic Record.
After repeated frustration on the sport’s biggest stage, Katinka Hosszu of Hungary crushed the world record in the women’s 400-metre individual medley on Saturday night to make the first Olympic gold medal of her career.