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USWNT Rebounds With NZ Win, Youngest Olympian Eliminated, More: Tokyo Olympics Day 1 in Pictures

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For the first day of the Tokyo Olympics, the US Women’s soccer team rebounded from their disappointing loss to Sweden with a 6-1 victory against New Zealand, while Brody Malone and Sam Mikulak delivered a strong showing for the men’s gymnastics qualifiers, netting fourth place for the US. The US Women’s water polo team also dominated, coming out with a 25-4 victory against host Team Japan.

Yang Qian snagged the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics, coming in first in the women’s air rifle match for China.

See the top moments for day one of the Tokyo Olympics.

 

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United States' Lindsey Horan, second from right, celebrates after scoring a goal during a women's soccer match against New Zealand at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Saitama, Japan.United States’ Lindsey Horan, second from right, celebrates after scoring a goal during a women’s soccer match against New Zealand at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. The US Women’s National Team beat out New Zealand 6-1 on Saturday after their disappointing loss to Sweden in the Tokyo Opener.Brody Malone of Team USA competes on the horizontal bar during Men's Qualification on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.Brody Malone of Team United States competes on the horizontal bar during Men’s Qualification on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Malone and Samuel Mikulak will lead Team USA in the teams finals qualifiers for men’s gymnastics.Samuel Mikulak of Team USA competes on parallel bars during Men's Qualification on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.Samuel Mikulak of Team USA competes on parallel bars during Men’s Qualification on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Mikulak and Brody Malone will lead Team USA in the teams finals qualifiers for men’s gymnastics.Kaleigh Gilchrist of Team USA attempts to pass under pressure from Yuki Niizawa of Team Japan during the Women’s Preliminary Round Group B match, July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. The US dominated their opponents, winning 25-4 against Japan.Players from Team USA react against Team France during the Men's Preliminary Round - Pool B on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.Players from Team USA react against Team France during the Men’s Preliminary Round – Pool B at Ariake Arena on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Team US, which has eight returning Olympians on the roster, won three straight sets against France.Chase Kalisz of Team USA competes in heat three of the Men's 400m Individual Medley at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 24, 2021, Japan.Chase Kalisz of Team USA competes in heat three of the Men’s 400m Individual Medley at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 24, 2021, Japan. Mongolia's Solongo Bayasgalan, left, fights for the ball with USA's Stefanie Dolson, center, during the women's first round 3x3 basketball match at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo, on July 24, 2021.Mongolia’s Solongo Bayasgalan, left, fights for the ball with USA’s Stefanie Dolson, center, during the women’s first round 3×3 basketball match at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo, on July 24, 2021. The US 3×3 women’s basketball team beat Mongolia 21-9 right after winning its first-ever 3×3 Olympic game in a match against France. Pitcher Monica Abbott #14 of Team United States and teammates high five after their 2-0 win against Team Mexico during the Softball Opening Round on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 24, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.Pitcher Monica Abbott #14 of Team United States and teammates high five after their 2-0 win against Team Mexico during the Softball Opening Round at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 24, 2021 in Yokohama, Japan. Twelve year old Hend Zaza of Syria, the youngest competitor in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, plays against Jia Liu of Austria in the Women's Singles Preliminary Round at the Tokyo Olympic Games, July 24, 2021.Hend Zaza of Syria plays against Jia Liu of Austria in the Women’s Singles Preliminary Round at the Tokyo Olympic Games, July 24, 2021. Zaza, the youngest competitor in the Olympic Games in Tokyo at 12-years-old as well as the second table tennis player to compete at the Olympics from Syria, was eliminated in the round against Liu. Silver medallist Wei Yung Yang of Chinese Taipei, gold medallist Naohisa Takato of Team Japan, bronze medallist A, Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan and bronze medallist B, Luka Mkheidze of Team France pose on the podium for the Men’s Judo 60kg Final on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Nippon Budokan on July 24, 2021, Tokyo, Japan.Silver medallist Wei Yung Yang of Chinese Taipei, gold medallist Naohisa Takato of Team Japan, bronze medallist A, Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan and bronze medallist B, Luka Mkheidze of Team France pose on the podium for the Men’s Judo 60kg Final on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Nippon Budokan on July 24, 2021, Tokyo, Japan. Gold medalist Yang Qian of China celebrates on the podium after the 10m Air Rifle Women's Final on the first day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Asaka Shooting Range on July 24, 2021, Saitama, Japan. Yang was the first to win a gold medal in Tokyo. Gold medalist Yang Qian of China celebrates on the podium after the 10m Air Rifle Women’s Final on the first day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Asaka Shooting Range on July 24, 2021, Saitama, Japan. Yang was the first to win a gold medal in Tokyo. Silver medalist Anastasiia Galashina, left, of the Russian Olympic Committee, gold medalist Yang Qian, of China, center, and bronze medalist Nina Christen, of Switzerland stand after the women's 10-meter air rifle at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.Silver medalist Anastasiia Galashina, left, of the Russian Olympic Committee, gold medalist Yang Qian, of China, center, and bronze medalist Nina Christen, of Switzerland stand after the women’s 10-meter air rifle at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Olympics on July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.Mary Carolynn TuckerMary Carolynn Tucker, of the United States, walks back to her coach after competing in the women’s 10-meter air rifle at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Olympics on July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Tucker finished the event in sixth place. Michael Andrew of Team USA is interviewed after competing in heat five of the Men's 100m Breaststroke on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Michael Andrew of Team USA is interviewed after competing in heat five of the Men’s 100m Breaststroke on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Andrew’s vocal stance against taking the COVID-19 vaccine sparked some controversy with gold medalist Maya DiRado, launching a debate on Team USA’s vaccine status. Svetlana Gomboeva recovering from collapseSvetlana Gomboeva of Team ROC is treated for heat exhaustion in the Women’s Individual Ranking Round during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Gomboeva fainted during the round due to the intense Tokyo heat and humidity. From left: Luke Durbridge of Team Australia, Wout van Aert of Team Belgium, Nelson Oliveira of Team Portugal, Tiesj Benoot of Team Belgium, Benoit Cosnefroy of Team France & the peloton passing through Fuji International Speedway circuit during the Men's road race on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 24, 2021 in Oyama, Shizuoka, Japan.From left: Luke Durbridge of Team Australia, Wout van Aert of Team Belgium, Nelson Oliveira of Team Portugal, Tiesj Benoot of Team Belgium, Benoit Cosnefroy of Team France & the peloton passing through Fuji International Speedway circuit during the Men’s road race on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 24, 2021, in Oyama, Shizuoka, Japan.Sun Yiwen of China celebrates with her coach Hugues Obry after winning the Women's Epee Individual gold medal bout of the fencing on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on July 24, 2021, in Chiba, Japan.Sun Yiwen of China celebrates with her coach Hugues Obry after winning the Women’s Epee Individual gold medal bout of the fencing on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on July 24, 2021, in Chiba, Japan.United States' Mackenzie Brown releases the arrow during the mixed team competition against Indonesia at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.United States’ Mackenzie Brown releases the arrow during the mixed team competition against Indonesia at the 2020 Olympics, on July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Nikhil Kumar, of United State competes during men's table tennis singles preliminary round match against Mongolia's Enkhbat Lkhagvasuren at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo.Nikhil Kumar, of United State competes during men’s table tennis singles preliminary round match against Mongolia’s Enkhbat Lkhagvasuren at the 2020 Olympics on July 24, 2021, in Tokyo.India midfielder Sumit (17) takes a shot on New Zealand goalkeeper Leon Hayward (20) during a men's field hockey match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.India midfielder Sumit (17) takes a shot on New Zealand goalkeeper Leon Hayward (20) during a men’s field hockey match at the 2020 Olympics on July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.China's Zou Jingyuan performs on the parallel barsChina’s Zou Jingyuan performs on the parallel bars during the men’s artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Olympics on July 24, 2021, in Tokyo.Tracy Eisser and Megan Kalmoe of Team United States compete during the Women’s Pair Heat 1 on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Sea Forest Waterway on July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.