Nerves on edge in beach volley
Latvia's Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš closed out Day 2 of the Rio Olympic beach volleyball tournament with a 21-17, 18-21, 15-13 victory over Canada's Chaim Schalk and Ben Saxton in what was their first Pool D match.
The tight match was decided only at the very end with the Latvians clinching victory from being behind 11 to 13 points.
Samoilovs and Šmēdiņš will be paired against Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez (Cuba) on Tuesday and against Evandro Oliveira and Pedro Solberg Salgado on Thursday.
Šmēdiņš, partnered with Mārtiņš Pļaviņš, won bronze at the London Olympics four years ago.
A near miss in women's weightlifting
18-year-old Rebeka Koha placed an amazing fourth in the women's 53-kilogram weightlifting competition, lifting 197 kg - 90 kg in snatch and 107 kg in clean & jerk.
Hsu Shu-ching (Taiwan) won the gold medal with 212 (100+112) kg , Hidilyn Diaz (Philippines) took silver with 200 (88+112) kg and Yoon Jin-hee (Korea) bronze with 199 (88+111) kg.
It was Koha's Olympic debut and the first time a female weightlifter from Latvia has participated at the Olympic games.
Latvia's Aļona Ostapenko lost to Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-1, 3-6, 2-6 in the first round of the Olympic tennis tournament on Sunday.
After scoring an excellent first set, Ostapenko, ranked 41st in the WTA rankings, lost to her Australian adversary (ranked 18th) who managed to come back convincingly in the second and third set.
Men's road race
Latvia's Aleksejs Saramotins placed 46th in the Men's road race, finishing at 6:30:05 in what was the second Olympic appearance for the Latvian cyclist who rides for IAM Cycling.