Mackenzie Brown (pictured) of Crew USA on the Olympic archery subject throughout Blended Groups spherical of 8 between Indonesia and USA
For the primary time since 1972, Crew USA did not win any medals to open the Summer season Olympics on Saturday in Tokyo.
Crew USA Olympians endured a number of upset losses through the first day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Video games, taking residence not one of the 11 gold medals that have been awarded on Saturday Japanese time, or Friday within the U.S.
The group additionally did not win any of the silver or bronze medals for any of the opening day occasions, which included archery, biking, fencing, judo, air rifle and pistol capturing, taekwondo, and weightlifting.
Brady Ellison, the quantity two seed Crew USA archer who has received three Olympic medals in video games previous, was one of many American Olympic athletes to endure a gap day upset loss.
‘I am nonetheless slightly shocked,’ Ellison mentioned after Saturday’s occasion, in accordance with a USA Today report.
‘I fully anticipated us to win a medal right now.’
In keeping with Olympic historian Bill Mallon, the U.S. group has gotten a medal on each first day that its athletes have performed since 1972 in Munich.
Brady Ellison (pictured), the quantity two seed Crew USA archer, was one of many American Olympic athletes to endure a gap day upset loss
Allisha Grey, of the USA Ladies’s Nationwide 3×3 Crew, dribbles through the sport in opposition to France through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday at Aomi City Sports activities Park in Tokyo
Pictured: Nikhil Kumar of Crew USA in motion throughout his males’s singles preliminary spherical desk tennis match on Saturday
As for archer Ellison, he mentioned he was disenchanted.
‘We received in that stadium, and I shot left. Mackenzie began getting it figured on the market on the finish. I shot left that whole match attempting to purpose off for the wind,’ he continued.
‘That finals venue kicked my ass,’ Ellison added. ‘I simply did not see it, and that price us the match.’
In the meantime, China took residence the primary gold medal of the Tokyo Video games on Saturday after defeating Yang Qian within the 10-meter air rifle competitors.
Russian Olympic Committee’s Anastasiia Galashina narrowly took silver, whereas Switzerland’s Nina Christen received the bronze medal.
No. 2 world ranked American Mary Tucker, who competed within the occasion on behalf of Crew USA, got here in place sixth.
Pictured: Tennys Sandgren of Crew USA performs a forehand throughout his Males’s Singles First Spherical match in opposition to Pablo Carreno Busta of Crew Spain
Stefanie Dolson (pictured) of the USA Ladies’s Nationwide 3×3 Crew appears to be like on in opposition to the Mongolia Ladies’s Nationwide 3×3 Crew
As for archery, Ellison and fellow Crew USA member Mackenzie Brown misplaced to Indonesia 5 to 4 in a shootout within the first spherical of the competitors.
Nevertheless, Ellison will probably be eligible to win a medal in males’s particular person and group competitions.
Ellison and the remainder of Crew USA set the unlucky milestone to mark the primary time in 49 years since day one of many Munich Summer season Olympics again in 1972, in accordance with a tweet by Olympic historian Invoice Mallon.
As for the winter video games, Crew USA did not win any medals on opening day of the 2018 Winter Olympics as effectively.
Saturday’s opening day wasn’t a whole loss for Crew USA, nonetheless, with a number of groups selecting up qualifying spherical victories for different occasions, a spotlight of which included the Crew USA girls’s basketball defeating France within the debut of the Olympic Video games’ 3-on-3 competitors.