Rio 2016 Olympics, Day 2 Blog: Novak Djokovic stunned, Michael Phelps sets pool on fire again

Rio 2016 Olympics, Day 2 Blog: Day two of the Rio 2016 Olympics saw records tumble in the pool, medal for Kosovo and shockers on tennis courts.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 8, 2016 12:33 pm
Rio 2016 Olympics, Day 2 Blog: Michael Phelps was back in the pool and back to doing what he does best – setting incredible pace and winning medals. (Source: Reuters)

Day two at the Rio 2016 Olympics saw Michael Phelps add to his 18 gold medals with another gold in men’s 4X100m relay and an amazing turn to go with it. Records also tumbled elsewhere in the pool with Adam Peaty of Great Britain winning gold in 100m breastroke and setting another World Record in the process.

In football, Brazil again drew, this time to Iraq and again without scoring. This clearly left the locals unimpressed and there were a few jeers during the match for the hosts.

Tennis on day two was an absurd affair full of surprises on the slow courts of Brazil. Novak Djokovic lost to Juan Martin Del Potro for a second Olympic Games in a row and that too without winning a set. Also headed through the exit doors are men’s doubles number ones Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert. After Venus’ first round exit in singles, the Williams sisters lost in doubles too for their first ever Olympics lost. Serena though didn’t have problems in the singles event. Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal didn’t have problems though with wins.


Rio 2016 Olympics, Day 2: 

# On the tennis courts, an absurd day with surprises galore. The first round and day two has seen exits for top seeds in men’s singles Novak Djokovic losing to Juan Martin Del Potro, men’s doubles Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut and women’s doubles Serena and Venus Williams. Only Serena Williams could survive the carnage of the day with a straight sets win in women’s singles

# Michael Phelps has once again created magic in the swimming pool. This time in Rio de Janeiro and for now in the men’s 4X100m relay with yet another gold around his neck and headed to USA.

# Shooting action underway for Indians which you can follow live

# Men’s single sculls repechage has been delayed with strong winds. It is slated to begin at 6 PM IST now (9.30 AM local or 12.30 PM GMT)

# Action to commence very soon from Rio. What a great first day, wasn’t it? What did everyone make of it?

#Archery action is underway with Deepkia Kumari, Bombyala Devi and Laxmirani Majhi battling it out against Colombian girls… Catch the action and LIVE UPDATES


Australia’s Mack Horton wins men’s 400m freestyle

Rio Olympics Swimming

Mack Horton called Chinese swimmer Sun Yang a drug cheat, and then went out and dethroned the defending Olympic champion in the 400-meter freestyle.

Sick Venus Williams, world-weary Agnieskza Radwanska crash out in first round


Four-time gold medallist Venus Williams, suffering with a virus, slumped to her first ever opening round loss at an Olympic Games, joining jet-lagged Agnieszka Radwanska at the exit door.

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