5 big surprises left by the first weekend of the Tokyo Olympics – BBC News World

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Austrian mathematician Anna Kiesenhofer celebrated her gold in road cycling.

The Olympics are made of feats or failures, unknown athletes savoring glory or stars biting the dust, and Tokyo 2020 already has big surprises both ways.

From gymnastics to basketball, from swimming to tennis, the first competition weekend in Japan was filled with awe.

Here is a short chronicle of five of those moments:

1. A mathematician wins in cycling

Anna Kiesenhofer’s gold in the road race this Sunday was surprising even for her: “I can’t believe it,” said this Austrian mathematician after crossing the finish line on her bicycle and crying with emotion, lying on the asphalt.