Each day, The Inner Sanctum will break down the events to watch and why (all times AEST).
Triathlon – Men’s (7:30am)
The Triathlon kicks off with Aaron Royle, Matt Hauser and Jack Birtwhistle for the Australians. Jonathan Brownlee will be hoping to take home gold for Great Britain and complete his set of medals, and defend his brother’s Olympic title.
The triathletes will enter the water at 8:30am and then have the swim, the ride, and the run ahead of them.
Men’s Rugby Sevens – Australia v Argentina (11:30am)
The Men’s Rugby Sevens kicks off with the Aussies hoping to make a strong start to their campaign. Argentina will be a tough opponent first up, but will be a good litmus test for the Australians.
Swimming – Queens of the Pool (from 11:30am)
Women’s 100m Butterfly: After securing a gold medal and setting a new world record in the Women’s 4x 100m Freestyle Relay yesterday morning, Emma McKeon will be searching for her second medal in the 100m Butterfly.
Despite China’s Zhang Yufei finishing first in both the heats and semifinal, McKeon finished deadlock with Yufei in the heats, and third in the semifinal and is looking very likely to place for a silver or bronze.
Women’s 400m Freestyle: Ariarne Titmus finish third overall in the heats of the 400m Freestyle to qualify for the final.
Women’s 100m Backstroke: Australia is hot favourites to take home at least one medal in the 100m Backstroke as Kaylee McKeown finished first overall in the heats, setting a new the Olympic record of 57.88, that had already fallen twice in the heats. Teammate Emily Seebohm will also push for a bronze medal, placing fifth overall in the heats with 58.86.
Men’s 4x 100m Freestyle Relay: A strong surge by Mitch Larkin had Australia finish third overall in the heats of the 4x 100m Freestyle Relay and are now pushing for a medal place in today’s Final. They have strong competition in both the defending champions USA and Italy, who finished first overall in the heats.
Women’s Street Skateboarding (2:30pm)
Street skateboarding made its debut in the Olympics yesterday. With tricks, flips and spills, the Street event was captivating and a thrill a minute.
Hayley Wilson will be the first Australian to skate at the Olympics for Australia, and will be hopeful of bringing home Australia’s first skateboarding medal.
Men’s Beach Volleyball – ROC v Australia (4:00pm)
The Australian duo of Chris McHugh and Damien Schumann fell agonisingly short against the Norwegians in their first match.
The Norwegians are the top ranked duo in the world. If the Aussies can play the same way against the team from the Russian Olympic Committee, they will be a strong chance of recording their first victory of the Olympics.
Women’s Water Polo – Australia v the Netherlands (7:20pm)
The Aussies Stingers claimed their first win of the Games, defeating Canada 8-5 in Game 1.
There isn’t much indication in terms of performance at the Games on how they will go against the Dutch, with their encounter against Australia the first for Tokyo 2020.
Women’s Swimming – 200m Freestyle (8:02pm)
Titmus and Katie Ledecky (USA) will go toe to toe again in the 200m freestyle. In what is likely to be a fast competition, the heats are sure to claim a major scalp or two.
Women’s Softball – Mexico v Australia (9:00pm)
The Aussie Spirit have had an up-and-down tournament. A strong win against Mexico will go a long way to giving them a chance to compete for a medal in the semi finals.
Plus, see Talyah Tsitsikronis and Stacey Porter continue their fine batting form as the Aussies chase their second win of the Olympics.