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First Olympic gold went to China - Beer missed the final

The German marksman Jolyn Beer missed the final at her first Olympic Games with an air rifle. The 27-year-old sports soldier from Neustadt am Rübenberge took 17th place in the qualification on Saturday. Only the best eight athletes shot the first medals in Tokyo on Saturday morning (local time). 

The first ever gold in the Tokyo Games went to the Chinese Qian Yang, who caught the Russian Anastasiia Galashina, who won silver, with the last shot. Bronze went to Nina Christen from Switzerland.

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Archery: German mixed eliminated

For the German archers, the Olympic premiere of the mixed competition was already over after the round of 16. Florian Unruh (Fockbek) and Michelle Kroppen (Jena) lost 2: 6 to the Mexican duo Alejandra Valencia / Luis Alvarez on Saturday.

We didn't go into the competition with the aim of medal, but to make good shots. We are sad that we couldn't really do that

said Kroppen. Unruh's wife Lisa, who won silver in singles in Rio in 2016, did not qualify for the mixed competition. The women's team competition is on Sunday, where the German women will face Taiwan in the round of 16. 

We can take away that we have to shoot bravely and not allow ourselves to be influenced by the wind

Rowing: Eighth straight to the final - Menzel is relaxed

Flag bearer candidate Annekatrin Thiele (Leipzig) and her partner Leonie Menzel (Düsseldorf) have confidently reached the semi-finals in double sculls at the Olympic rowing competitions in Tokyo. One day after Menzel's break- in in the preliminary run, the duo took second place behind the Russian boat in the hope race and thus made it to the semi-finals.

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Stephan Krüger (Frankfurt) and Marc Weber (Gießen) also reached the semi-finals (Sunday) with a sovereign victory in their repechage. 

The German flagship, the eighth, also won its preliminary run ahead of the USA and thus made it straight to the final. 

Olympic has already ended for the youngest participant

Hend Zaza's Olympic adventure lasted a full 24 minutes. The only 12-year-old lost in Tokyo in the first round of the 27-year-old Liu Jia from Austria 4-0. As young as the table tennis player from the civil war zone in Syria, no athlete has competed in summer or winter games for a long time.

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Only four Olympians have been younger than Zaza at the modern games, most recently the Romanian figure skater Beatrice Hustiu in Grenoble in 1968. The youngest participant at this time is the Greek Dimitrios Loundras, who was part of the hosts' team at the first edition in Athens in 1896 at the tender age of ten.

Osaka after flaming: "The greatest honor"

Tennis star Naomi Osaka was deeply moved by the moment the Olympic flame was lit. "Without a doubt the greatest sporting achievement and honor I will ever have in my life," wrote the winner of four Grand Slam tournaments after the opening of the Olympic Games in Tokyo on social networks. The 23-year-old had lit the fire for the Tokyo Games in the Olympic Stadium on Friday evening.

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