Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega won the gold medal in the men’s 10,000m Friday as track and field events got underway at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, while host country Japan beat its gold medal haul record with nine days left in the competition.

Friday marked the starting gun for athletics at the Games with Barega bagging the first gold with a time of 27:43.22. Uganda clinched a brace of medals with Joshua Cheptegei taking the silver and Jacob Kiplomo, the bronze.EFE