15/04/2024

Kyle Chalmers will be looking to defend his 100m Freestyle crown tomorrow after noon. Photo@AUSOlympicTeam.

Day 6 of Tokyo 2020 promises to be another thrilling day. With so many athletes competing, The Inner Sanctum has tracked down the events to watch.

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Each day, The Inner Sanctum will break down the events to watch and why (all times AEST).

Each night, catch up with recaps of all the day’s events and check out our live blog to follow along.

Men’s Golf tees off (8:30am)

Round one of the Men’s Golf begins tomorrow morning at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, with Australia being represented by Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith.

Leishman is ranked 34th in the world and finished top five at the Masters earlier this year. Smith enters the event ranked 28th and recently won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April and finished second in the Masters in 2020.

With a weaker field of golfers due to restrictions on the number of participates per country, both Aussies are ranked in the top 20 out of the field.

Round two, three and four of the Men’s Golf will take place over the following three days.

Shooting (from 10am)

Trap Women’s Qualification (10am): Australia will have Laetisha Scanlan and Penny Smith competing in the final two rounds of the Trap Women’s where they will need a top-six finish to qualify for the final. Scanlan currently sits in fifth with a score of 73 while Smith is in sixth on 72.

If both can continue to produce the scores they did today then they should both qualify for the final which will take place at 3:30pm.

Trap Men’s Qualification (10:50am): Australia has James Willett, currently ranked 15th and Thomas Derek Grice in 24th who both will need to produce big scores to reach the top six and qualify for the final.

With only two rounds remaining Willet and Grice will need to most likely produce perfect scores of 25 in both rounds to be a chance of making the final. The final will take place at 4:30pm.

Archery (10:30am)

Australian athletes will have a busy morning in the Archery with 1/32 eliminations and 1/16 eliminations taking place tomorrow to determine the quarter-finalists for both Men’s and Women’s Individual events.

At 10:43am, Taylor Worth will go up against Alviyanto Prastyadi of Indonesia. If successful Worth will then play the winner out of Daniel Felipe Pineda (COL) and Shaoxuan Wei (CHN). A win in this matchup will put him into the quarterfinals.

The sole Aussie woman competing will be Alice Ingley at 11:09am who will take on Ksenia Perova of the Russian Olympic Committee. A win will put her into the round of 16 against either Maja Jager (DEN) or Diananda Choirunisa (INA).

Later in the day, Ryan Tyack will take on Nicholas D’Amour of the Virgin Islands and David Barnes will go up against Indonesia’s Riau Ega Salsabilla. Both will need a win to progress to the final 16 later that day.

Swimming (from 11:30am)

Men’s 800m Freestyle Final (11:30am): Jack McLoughlin will be back in the pool where he will look to add another medal to his Tokyo tally after winning silver in the Men’s 400m Freestyle. McLoughlin qualified sixth fastest with a time of 7:46.94 and will have to put in a good swim to compete with medal favourites Mykhalio Romanchuk (UKR) and Florian Wellbrock (GER).

Men’s 200m Breaststroke Final (11:44am): Australia’s Zac Stubblety-Cook will start in lane four after qualifying fastest in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke. Stubblety-Cook has looked a class above his competition thus far winning his heat and semi-final race. Australia could have another Gold added to our medal tally if Stubblety-Cook performs as he has previously.

Women’s 200m Butterfly (12:28pm): Brianna Throssell will start in lane seven for the event and will have her work cut out for her in a very competitive field. Throssell qualified with a time of 2:08.41 and will need to do some work to catch China’s Yufei Zhang who qualified fastest with a time of 2:04.89.

Men’s 100m Freestyle (12:37pm): Kyle Chalmers will be looking to defend his throne when he enters the pool for the Men’s 100m Freestyle. Chalmers will start the race in lane seven with the United States touted favourite, Caeleb Dressel in lane five, with both men are expected to battle it out for gold.

The Rio 2016 Gold medallist has swum exceptionally well for Australia thus far helping both our Men’s 4x100m and 4x200m Freestyle Relay teams win Bronze. This event will be Chalmers last swim of the Olympics.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1420198465859198980

Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final (1:31pm): The Aussie Women will enter the 4x200m Freestyle Relay with the fastest qualifying time of 7:44.61, just under three seconds faster than the second-fastest United States.

The Aussie Women will be chasing a new world record needing to beat their previous best from 2019 of 7:41.50. With two-time Tokyo 2020 Gold medallist, Ariarne Titmus and Emma McKeon likely to be part of the final team, Australia will be heavy favourites to win Gold and a strong chance of setting a new world record.

Australia’s Women’s Rugby Seven’s gets underway (11:30am, 6:30pm)

The Women’s Rugby Seven’s gets underway tomorrow with Australia’s first match being against host nation Japan. Australia are one of the favourites to medal in this event and therefore are expected to beat the Japanese.

Later that night the Aussie Women will go up against China who are currently ranked 11th in the world compared to Australia who are fourth.

If Australia wins both these games tomorrow, then they should finish in the top two of their Group C and make it to the quarter-finals.

Group C also features the United States who are ranked second in the world.

Sailing (From 1:05pm)

Women’s 470: Monique de Vries and Nia Jerwood kick off the Aussies in the sailing tomorrow where they currently sit in ninth ahead of races three and four. The pair will be underway at 1:05pm.

Men’s Laser: Matt Wearn will be back in action in races seven and eight tomorrow where he will look to cement his spot at the top, currently sitting in second place. Wearn first race will begin at 1:05pm.

Mixed Nacra 17: Race four, five and six will be underway tomorrow in the Nacra 17 Mixed where Aussie pair Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin will look to build on their current third-place ranking. Their first race will begin at 1:05pm.

Men’s 49er: Will and Sam Phillips will be in action in races five and six where they will need to continue their strong form. They are currently ranked third but the field at the top is very competitive with the New Zealand, Spanish and Great Britain teams also having strong results. They will set sail at 1:05pm.

Women’s Laser Radial: Mara Stransky will be competing in races seven and eight tomorrow where she will need to have some strong performances to climb the rankings, currently ranked 18th. Stransky and the rest of the Laser Radial Women will get underway at 1:15pm.

Men Finn: Aussie Jake Lilley will compete in race 5 and six of the Finn Men. Lilley currently sits in ninth, however had a strong race three where he finished in fourth. Lilley will begin sailing at 3:35pm.

Men’s 470: 2016 Rio Silver medallist pair, Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan will be returning to the sea’s tomorrow for three and four of the Men’s 470. The pair are currently ranked first and are the favourites to win the event. There first race of the day will begin at 4:05pm.

Jessica Fox back in the Women’s Canoe Slalom (Semi-final 3:00pm, Final 4:45pm)

Jessica Fox will be jumping into the Canoe tomorrow for the semi-final of the Women’s Canoe Slalom. Fox enters the semi-finals having the second-fastest time in heat one and the fifth-fastest time in heat two.

She will need to finish in the top ten to progress to the final which will be held later that day. Fox’s semi-final run will take place at 3:39pm.

Swimming (night session, from 8:00pm)

Women’s 800m Freestyle: Distance swimmer Kiah Melverton will be looking for a medal place in the 800m Freestyle after finishing sixth overall in the 1500m Freestyle.

Double Tokyo gold medallist Ariarne Titmus will be racing alongside Melverton in Heat Three, and with already the 200m and 400m gold, she is looking hot favourite to claim a third.

Men’s 100m Butterfly: Matt Temple will be chasing his first individual medal, after being a part of the bronze 4x 100m Freestyle Relay team. He will be racing in Heat Six, with the fastest qualifying time of his eight competitors.

Women’s 200m Backstroke: She stole our heart when claiming the 100m Backstroke gold, and now Kaylee McKeown will be looking to steal victory in the 200m Backstroke. She will compete in Heat Four

Emily Seebohm will also be racing in Heat Three, and after ranking fifth overall in the 100m Backstroke, she’ll be after a better finish this time round.

Mixed 4x 100m Medley Relay: The relay events are always a fan favourite, and tonight’s even excites even more with the mixed relay medley. Australia is the reigning world champion in the event, edging the United States out of first place by .02 of a second in 2019 at Gwangju.

Men’s Water Polo- Serbia V Australia (8:50pm)

The Australian Men’s Water Polo team will be back in the pool tomorrow night for their third game against Serbia. The Sharks will be looking to continue the momentum from their massive upset win over Croatia the other night.

They will need to perform another upset to beat Serbia who is the reigning Olympics Gold medallists.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1419988564520185860

Women’s Hockey- New Zealand v Australia (10:15pm)

The Hockeyroos will look to continue their unbeaten streak and secure their place at the top of Group B when they take on New Zealand.

The Aussies have been superb so far in their Olympics campaign only conceding one goal so far. After a tight game against Japan where they only won 1-0, they will be hoping to make a statement against the Kiwis.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1420337427768614915

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