Friday, December 3

Tokyo: what were the biggest surprises of the first week of the Olympics?

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Hafnaoui Ahmed

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The swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui, from Tunisia astonished the sports world with his gold.

So much news has given us the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that it is difficult to think that everything has happened in just one week.

The media around the world published in amazement the abandonment of Simone Biles to focus on her mental health, but there were other moments that generated amazement and excitement.

Here are some of those stories that may have been lost due to the time difference with the Japanese capital or that you want to read again.

The last classified, the first in the final

Swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui became the first African to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics, following his stunning victory in the 400-meter freestyle.

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