More than 5,000 participants from 156 teams from over 30 countries and regions competed in the games.
"I personally feel like it's an obligation to qualify," the 58-year-old Argentinian told reporters. "I play to win and I don't take losing particularly well."
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"It's going to be one of the young guys, I think, if you count Dominic Thiem as a young guy, as well. He obviously has a chance to win. Now I think it is the time where it gets really interesting. We'll see where we go from here," added the German.
Among them was 11-year-old Shen Xuanhong, who led the way in the Qiandao Lake section. Despite his young age, he has been practicing canoeing for three years. However, this was the first time he rowed in the lake for a long distance, seven kilometers in total, which made him "excited and nervous."
"I'm happy for the mentality, the performance, the boys really played brilliantly," Mancini told Italian broadcaster Rai.
"All the people involved with the Games are working together to prepare, and the athletes are also making considerable efforts toward next year under the circumstances they've been handed," Hashimoto said during a press conference.
Ricciardo's teammate Esteban Ocon took eighth, with the second AlphaTauri of Daniil Kvyat and Perez rounding out the top ten.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand. I did that very well today."
After a discussion of around 10 minutes between tournament referees and officials, Djokovic was disqualified from the match in accordance with the rules.
In just the third minute of the first half, 17-year-old Fati drew a foul from Serhiy Kyrvstov to earn a penalty that Sergio Ramos converted clinically.