THE Tokyo Olympics is almost here and it won’t be long until we see medals being won.
The Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday, but which event will see the first gold medal presented?
When will the first gold medal be won at the Olympic Games?
The first gold medal will be won on Saturday, July 24 – the day after the opening ceremony.
This will come in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle shooting event, which will start at 2.45am UK time and conclude at 3.25am.
In Rio 2016, American teenager Virginia Thrasher won this event to earn the first gold of the games.
A total of eleven gold medals are set to be won on the first Saturday of the Olympic Games.
They are as follows:
- 2.45am-3.25am: Shooting – Women’s 10m air rifle
- 3am-10.15am: Cycling – Men’s road race
- 5.50am-8am: Weightlifting – Women’s 49kg Group A
- 6.15am-8.10am: Archery – Mixed team quarters/semis/final
- 10.28am-10.39am: Judo – Women’s 48kg final
- 10.59am-11.10am: Judo – Men’s 60kg final
- 12.55pm – 1.25pm: Fencing – Women’s Epee Individual Gold Medal match
- 1.28pm – 1.53pm: Fencing – Men’s Sabre Individual Gold Medal match
- 1.30pm – 1.45pm: Taekwondo – Women’s 49kg Gold Medal contest
- 1.45pm – 2.30pm: Taekwondo – Men’s 58kg Gold Medal contest