Tokyo 2020 Daily Guide

Tess Madgen and the Australian Opals will be in action on Day 4 of Tokyo 2020. Image: FIBA/Twitter

Day 4 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.

Triathlon – Women’s Individual (7:30am)

Australians Ashleigh Gentle, Jaz Hedgeland and Emma Jeffcoat will hit the water early in Odaiba Bay, as the triathlon gets underway with a 1500m swim. All three are solid across all three parts of the race and will be pushing the leaders all the way.

Great Britain’s Georgie Taylor-Brown is one of the favourites to medal, as is her teammate Jess Learmonth. Strong in all three legs, Flora Duffy is expected to lead the way for Bermuda from start to finish as well.

Surfing – Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals (9:48am)

Men’s Quarterfinals – Heat 4 (9:48am): Australian Owen Wright takes on Peru’s Lucca Mesinas. Wright defeated Jeremy Flores of France in the Round 3 Heat, scoring 15 points to Flores’ 12.9. Wright will be looking to progress to the semi-finals with a win over Mesinas.

Women’s Quarterfinals – Heat 4 (12:12pm): Sally Fitzgibbons will continue to fly the Australian flag in the women’s competition against Amuro Tsuzuki of Japan. Fitzgibbons scored 10.86 on her way to the quarterfinals, beating Frenchwoman Pauline Ado.

Action will continue at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach with the semifinals and medal matches contested in the afternoon.

Men’s Hockey – Australia v Argentina (10:30am)

After dominating with a 7-0 victory over India, the Kookaburras are back in action against Rio 2016 gold medallists Argentina.

Despite asserting themselves as the team to beat in Pool A, the Kookaburras need to keep winning to stay at the top of the standings and set up their run into knockout stages.


Men’s Rugby Sevens – Australia v New Zealand (11:30am)

Australia will be back in action against New Zealand in the Sevens, with a place in the quarter-finals on the line.

Sitting in second ahead of the second day of competition, Australia started with a loss against Argentina 29-19, before levelling its ledger with a 42-5 win over Korea.

Swimming – (from 11:30am)

Women’s 200m Freestyle Semifinals (11:30am): Australia’s Madi Wilson and gold medallist in the 400m Freestyle Ariarne Titmus are back in the pool for the 200m Freestyle semi finals. They qualified third and fourth fastest, respectively and Titmus will resume her rivalry with American Katie Ledecky, who qualified fastest.

Women’s 100m Backstroke Final (11:51am): World record holder Kaylee McKeown will start in Lane 3, while Emily Seebohm will swim in Lane 7 in the 100m Backstroke final. This event has seen the Olympic Record broken multiple times, most recently by American Regan Smith in the first semifinal.


Men’s 100m Backstroke Final (11:59am): After Australia’s backstroke girls go for Gold, it’ll be Mitch Larkin’s turn in the Men’s 100m Backstroke Final. Swimming in Lane 3, Larkin will be alongside fancied American and defending Rio champion Ryan Murphy. He will be pushing for a medal after finishing fourth in this event in Rio.

Sailing (from 1:05pm)

Women’s Laser Radial: Mara Stransky currently sits in 16th heading into races five and six of the Laser Radial. She will continue from 1:05pm.

Women’s 49er FX: Another debutant Tess Lloyd will compete in the 49er FX with two-time Olympian Jamie Ryan. Ryan competed in the 470 class in Rio, but has made the switch, and the team will start their campaign with race one and two on Tuesday from 1:05pm.

Men’s Laser: Five-time World Championship medallist Matt Wearn, will be in action in race four (1:15pm) and five of the Laser Class. Wearn currently sits in 12th position going into the third day of racing.

Men’s Finn: Jake Lilley will be in action on the seas, as the Finn Class races get underway. Experienced from Rio, where he placed eighth, Lilley will be looking to get a strong start in the first and second races from 2:05pm tomorrow.

Women’s Football – Australia v United States (6:00pm)

It is all on the line for Australia, as it faces the United States in its final group stage game. Australian captain Sam Kerr already has three goals to her name in the tournament, and will be leading from the front once again.

The Matildas started well with a 2-1 victory over New Zealand, but were beaten in a spirited effort by Rio silver medallist Sweden. The United States is ahead on goal difference, so it’s a must win for the Matildas.


Women’s Basketball – Australia v Belgium (6:20pm)

The Opals’ Tokyo campaign for their first Gold begins on Tuesday evening, as they face Belgium in their first group stage game. It is a challenging path for the Australians to make it through to the finals, so they will be eager to start with a strong win.

Australia has a line up that will excite fans, as seen in its exhibition win over Team USA where Ezi Magbegor dominated scoring 17 points. After a week in Tokyo preparing, Australia will be ready to fire on court.

Swimming – Heats (8:18pm)

Men’s 100m Freestyle (8:18pm): After two blistering swims anchoring the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay to Bronze, Kyle Chalmers will be back in the pool to defend his Rio gold medal. Cam McEvoy will feature in Heat 9, along with American favourite Caleb Dressel.

Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay (9:03pm): Mack Horton, Thomas Neill and Elijah Winnington are all likely to dive into the pool for this relay heat. Given their involvement in the 100m Freestyle heat in the same session, it is unlikely Chalmers or McEvoy will feature. Zac Incerti or Matt Temple will round out the team, swimming for a spot in tomorrow’s final.

Men’s 800m Freestyle (9:49pm): Jack McLoughlin already has one medal to his name, taking Silver in the 400m Freestyle. Doubling that distance, McLoughlin will race in Heat 5 to book himself a place in the final on Thursday morning.

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