Day five was a day of dominance for our Aussies, led by the efforts in the water which saw the Aussies win three gold and two bronze inside of an hour. For all your Tokyo 2020 coverage, stay tuned to The Inner Sanctum’s Olympic hub and the Olympics Central.
Aussies Oarsome Foursome (x2) on fire
Australia celebrated gold in both the Women’s and Men’s Four Final in the Rowing.
The Women secured a new Olympic record and were just one second shy of the World Record as it just pipped the Netherlands.
In the Men’s, they also secured an Olympic record, smashing their previous time by five seconds as they knocked off Romania and Italy in a tight finish.
In the Men’s Quadruple Sculls, the Aussies secured Bronze, just beating Poland, but finishing behind new world record holders the Netherlands and Great Britain.
It was a similar result in the Women’s, with the Aussies securing the Bronze behind China, which broke the world record, and Poland.
In the Men’s Pairs semi-final, Australia finished fourth to qualify for Final B.
In the Women’s Pairs semi-final, Australia also finished fourth to qualify for Final B.
The Aussies qualified for the final after finishing fourth in the Men’s and Women’s Eight Repechage event.
Bronze for Dennis
Rohan Dennis secured a Bronze Medal after a sensational ride in the Men’s Individual Time Trial Cycling Road event.
He finished with a 56:08:09 result, narrowly beating Switzerland’s Stefan Kueng.
Meanwhile, Richie Porte finished 27th with a time of 1:00:53.47.
In the Women’s, Grace Brown finished just outside of the podium places in fourth, while Sarah Gigante placed 11th.
Aussies dominate swimming
Ariane Titmus headlined once again in the Women’s 200m Freestyle, claiming another Gold.
For a full recap of the day’s swimming, click here.
Coughlan out in Judo
After a strong win earlier in the day, Aoife Coughlan was defeated by German Giovanna Scoccimarro in the Round of 16 in Women’s 70kg Judo.
She had comfortably defeated Kiribati’s Kinaua Biribo earlier in the day in the Round of 32.
Fox in the final
Jessica Fox is through to the semi-final of the Canoe Slalom after terrific results in both the heat events.
She scored 109.96 in the first heat, finishing second, before scoring 110.93 and in fifth in the second heat.
In the Men’s Kayak heats, Lucien Delfour was in fine form, scoring 91.10 and finishing second in the first heat.
In the second heat, Delfour finished third with a 91.12 score.
Sail away, sail away
In the first Men’s 470 race, Australian duo Matthew Belcher and Will Ryan finished second just behind Sweden.
In the second, the duo would finish fifth and in the third in eighth.
In the Men’s 49er race, Will and Sam Phillips finished fourth behind Spain, the Netherlands and New Zealand.
Jake Lilley would finish fourth in the Finn Race Three and 11th in Race Four.
In the Women’s first 470 race, Nia Jerwood and Monique de Vries would finish seventh. They finished 12th in the second race.
In the Mixed Nacra 17 Race Two event, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin finished second.
They finished fourth in Race Three.
In Race Four of Women’s 49erFX, Tess Lloyd and Jaime Ryan finished ninth. They finished 11th in Race Five and fourth in Race Six.
Boom, Boom, Boom
The Boomers have recorded a sensational 86-83 victory over Italy in one of the best games of Tokyo 2020 so far consolidating their place at the top of Group B with one game remaining.
For a full recap, click here.
Women win in Volleyball
Australia has taken out a thrilling two-set victory over Italy in the Women’s Beach Volleyball. The Aussies won the first set 22-20 before claiming the 21-19 to pip the Italians.
They now advance to the Round of 16, which will be Artacho Del Solar’s first time out of the group stage at the Olympics and Clancy’s second.
In the Men’s Beach Volleyball, Spain inflicted defeat upon Australia. Spain won both sets 21-16 to conquer the Aussies. The Australian men will not advance into the round of 16.
Seventh in the Sevens
Australia easily accounted for Canada to claim seventh in the Men’s Rugby Sevens.
The Aussies led 12-7 at half-time before running away with a 26-7 win in the second half.
Earlier in the day, they went gone down to South Africa who finished the tournament in fifth.
Wins galore for Aussies in hockey
Madison Fitzpatrick scored the sole goal of the contest in the third to defeat their Japanese opponents.
In the Men’s, Australia produced a stellar final period to beat New Zealand 4-2.
Tim Brand scored a brace with the Aussies scoring four goals from 14 shots.
Aussies blow chance to Egypt
Australia has been crushed 0-2 by a stubborn Egypt line-up in its third group game of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Egypt scored in the first half and dominated the Olyroos who were missing key personnel due to yellow card suspensions.
For a full match recap, click here.
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