A dejected Zhang Yunjie lamented a poor finish where she could only watch as the chance for her first pro win slipped away.
World number one Djokovic was stunningly disqualified after accidently hitting a line judge with a ball during his round of 16 clash with Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
Coates said the Games will start as planned on July 23 "with or without COVID-19," stressing the Olympics has never been cancelled outside of world wars.
In the women's doubles, Xu Yifan from China and America's Nicole Melichar reached the second round after edging past their opponents in straight sets. Enditem
The men's hammer throw was a battle between two Polish competitors, with Pawel Fajdek beating Wojciech Nowicki with his best of 79.81m. Alexandra Tavernier of France won the women's event after she threw 74.12m.
"You dream of it and never think it will happen," an emotional Bennett said after the race, during which the 29-year-old collected 65 sprint points to clinch the green jersey from Slovakia's Peter Sagan.
"It was a good day for the team as some favourites from the GC lost time too," said Van Aert.
Lin, who now works for the Culture and Ceremonies Department of the Beijing 2022 organizing committee, emphasized that the removal of the words "PARALYMPIC GAMES" is a big step for the Games.
Barys Nur-Sultan's players celebrate during the 2020-2021 Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) ice hockey match between Riga Dinamo and Barys Nur-Sultan in Riga, Latvia, Sept. 3, 2020. (Photo by Edijs Palens/Xinhua)
The remainder of the match was controversial after Gao Lin was shown his fourth yellow card of the season in the 71st minute after complaining to the referee. The Chinese international is set to miss Shenzhen's next match against his former club Guangzhou Evergrande next Wednesday.
"We do not want to speculate on any situation," he said. "Considering the possibility of (further) postponement or cancellation, in case of any discussion, the IOC, Tokyo 2020 and key partners will have to sit together for any possible options at that time."