The long-awaited (and previously postponed) Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have begun. As the Games were marred by COVID-19 controversies and athletes compete without fans present to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, top athletes from around the world have descended on Tokyo to compete for a medal chance. Below are some moments from the first week of competition in Tokyo, Japan.
Above: Sho Sakai and Ken Terauchi of Japan competing in the men’s 3-meter synchronized diving competition during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics at the Tokyo Aquatic Center. Credit: Grace Hollars-USA TODAY Sports
Amya Clarke of St. Kitts and Nevis is getting ready to start in her women’s 100-meter wave at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 30 in Tokyo.
Sunisa Lee of the United States in action on balance beam in the women’s gymnastics all-around final on July 29.
Jaouad Achab (left) of Team Belgium faces Bernardo Pie of Team Dominican Republic in the round of 16 men’s 68kg taekwondo on July 25 in Chiba, Japan.
Marin Robu of Moldova competes in the men’s 73kg weightlifting event at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 28.
New Zealand versus the Russian Olympic Committee at Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on July 30. Anna Baranchuk of the Russian Olympic Committee in action in the women’s rugby sevens quarter-final.
Hisayoshi Harasawa from Japan and Lukas Krpalek from the Czech Republic compete in the men’s judo +100 kg semi-final on July 30.
Jessica Fox of Australia reacts after winning gold in the women’s canoe slalom on July 29.
Moroccan Mohamed Tindouft and Italian Ala Zoghlami in action during a men’s 3000-meter steeplechase qualifier on July 30.
Great Britain’s Sophie Mckinna competes in the women’s shot put qualifying rounds on July 30 in Tokyo.
Briton Laura Unsworth prepares for a penalty against the Netherlands in a women’s field hockey match on July 29.
Chadian Marlyse Hourtou shoots an arrow during the women’s archery individual eliminations at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 29 in Tokyo, Japan.
France’s Earvin Ngapeth strikes against Team Argentina in the men’s volleyball preliminary round on Day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on July 28.
Kelley O’Hara of the United States falls as she is tackled by Dutchman Danielle van de Donk in a women’s quarterfinal soccer match on July 30.
China’s Fan Zhendong watches the ball as he faces South Korea’s Jeoung Young-sik in the table tennis singles quarter-final on July 28.
Igor Reizlin of Team Ukraine (left) faces Romain Cannone of Team France (right) in the men’s individual fencing semi-final on July 25 in Chiba, Japan.
Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia competes in the qualifying rounds for the women’s triple jump on July 30.
Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa celebrates with Lilly King and Annie Lazor of the United States and her teammate Kaylene Corbett of South Africa, after setting a new world record in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke.
South Africa’s Kurt-Lee Arendse in action during a men’s rugby match between South Africa and Australia on July 28.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, Ajla Del Ponte of Switzerland, Nzubechi Nwokocha of Nigeria and Gina Bass of Gambia compete in the first event of the women’s 100 meters on July 30.
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