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Olympics Day 1 round-up: Andy Murray victory, Max Whitlock into final and Geraint Thomas crashes out

The Tokyo Olympics has finally kicked off, a year after it was supposed to take place in 2020.

On the first day of action Max Whitlock safely negotiated the nerve-racking qualification process at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on the day one of his sport’s biggest stars bowed out.

Andy Murray reached the second round of the men’s doubles with a 6-3, 6-2 victory alongside Joe Salisbury over Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.

And Geraint Thomas crashed out of the men’s road race in an unfortunate start.

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