28/02/2024

Australia's first medal chance of the day with be in the Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Match Photo: Australian Olympic Committee - Twitter

Only 3 days left to go of Tokyo 2020, Day 14 promises to be another day full of medals and other big ticket events. Follow along with The Inner Sanctum’s Live Blog.

Welcome to our live blog of Day 14 at Tokyo 2020. All Olympics we will keep you up to date as we go with all the action.

You can always check up on our recaps of the day before, or our podcast updates at the Olympic Hub.

Catch up on last night’s updates with our podcast, Ascending Olympus.

If you’re struggling to work out what to watch, we put together a handy guide of the events to watch today.

12:53am: That concludes Day 14 in Tokyo, be sure to join us tomorrow for more action from the Olympic Games!

12:52am: A dramatic end to play on day 14. Just a heads up, the Women’s Marathon has been brought forward by an hour to start at 7:00am AEST (6:00am JST) to finish before the heat really sets in on what is set to be a scorching Saturday in Tokyo.

12:48am: MEDAL ALERT Gold for Canada after a stunning shoot out! Julia Grosso scores the winning penalty, and Canada secures it 3-2 after six shots on goal. Remarkable scenes as Sweden miss a chance and settle for Silver. The first Women’s Football Olympic gold medal to be decided by a penalty shootout and it didn’t disappoint!

On Thursday evening, USA beat Australia for Bronze.

12:47am: Jonna Andersson’s penalty is saved and now Canada has a chance to win Gold…

12:45am: Caroline Seger skies the winning shot and under the pressure she is unable to secure the win for Sweden.

To keep the shoot out going, Deanne Rose puts it beautifully into the corner!

12:43am: Anna Anvegard shot has been saved, as is Adriana Leo’s. Sweden one penalty away now.

12:41am: Olivia Schough sends Labbe the wrong way and Sweden hit the front.

Vanessa Gilles hits the cross bar! Canada denied another.

12:39am: Sweden is on the board with Nathalie Bjorn putting the ball in the back of the net.

And we’re all square! Lindahl saves Ashley Lawrence’s shot. 1-1

12:36am: Kosovare Asllani hits the frame with her opening shot and Canada takes the early advantage. Jessie Fleming puts it expertly to the keeper’s right, as Lindahl goes left. 1-0 Canada.

12:30am: For the first time in the history of Women’s Football at the Olympics, the gold medal will be decided by a penalty shoot out. Canada and Sweden 1-1 at the end of extra time.

12:27am: Another header from Hurtig and it goes wide again! Under minimal pressure too, 118th minute.

12:24am: Another corner for Sweden, another one goes into the box and it gets stuck in the pack.

The Swedes follow it up with some aggressive shots and how they didn’t score there!!

12:20am: A very open transition for Canada, but Huitema’s header is slightly off target as well. Still 1-1.

12:19am: Another corner for Sweden, this time Hurtig makes strong connect, but her header misses the goal.

12:16am: A corner for Sweden, but it’s cleared by Canada. Right into the box, and again Canada’s defence was solid and got a touch on it.

12:10am: At the end of the first 15 minutes of extra time, Sweden and Canada still cannot be split. Will we see penalties to decide this one?

12:03am: In the 98th minute of the Women’s Football gold medal match, both teams have had chances but were unable to put them away.

11:53pm: MEDAL ALERT – In a thrilling finish to the Men’s 4x100m relay, Italy has beaten Great Britain by 0.01 of a second. The times of 37.50 and 37.51 were a little ahead of Canada, who took bronze in 37.70.

11:50pm: We’re off to extra time in the gold medal match, Canada and Sweden level 1-1 after normal game time.

11:48pm: Four minutes of added time in the Women’s Football gold medal match, otherwise we’ll head to extra-time.

The Men’s 4x100m Relay is about to close out Night 14 on the Track.

11:33pm: MEDAL ALERT – Jamaica wins gold in the Women’s 4x100m Relay with a national record of 41.02. Initial fears they had been disqualified after a close first changeover, but it has been confirmed as within the limits. The USA took silver and Great Britain takes bronze.

It makes a fitting end of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce after a decorated career, and a successful games for Shericka Jackson (bronze in the 100m) and Elaine Thompson-Herah (gold in 100m and 200m), as well as a great run by Briana Williams.

11:31pm: It’s over! It’s elation for ROC and heartbreak for Norway, ROC have defeated Norway by one point (27-26) in their women’s handball semi-final match-up.

ROC will take now on France in the gold medal match. Norway will face off against Sweden for the bronze medal.

11:29pm: Brazil has defeated Korea 3-0 (25-16 25-16 25-16) in the Women’s Volleyball semi-final, it will face USA in the gold medal match, while Korea will play Serbia for Bronze.

Women’s handball SF, Norway have stormed home reducing the margin to 1 goal. ROC lead 27-26, ROC have called a time out with 30 seconds left in the match.

11:24pm: In the 64th minute of the gold medal match Fleming has scored a penalty for Canada and it’s all square!

11:16pm: Coming up on the track: the Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Relay finals.

11:12pm: Into the second half of the Women’s Football gold medal match and Sweden still holds its 1-0 lead over Canada.

Brazil has a strong lead in the third set of the Women’s Volleyball semi-final, up 11-5.

11:08pm: MEDAL ALERT China’s Liu Shiying wins Gold after a monster first throw of 66.34m, beating her seasons best to claim gold. Poland’s Maria Andrejczyk wins Silver after throwing 64.61 and Australia’s Kelsey Lee Barber takes out bronze, with a seasons best throw of 64.56m – her fourth seasons best throw of Tokyo 2020.

11:06pm: 10 minutes into the second half of the women’s handball semi-final, ROC has extended its half-time lead over Norway. ROC currently leads 21-16. The winner of this match will go onto the gold medal match to face France, while the loser will come up against Sweden in the bronze medal game.

11:05pm: Kelsey Lee Barber throws 64.56m on ther final throw, she has won the Bronze Medal.

11:03pm: Brazil has won the second set (25-16) in the women’s volleyball semi-final against the Republic of Korea. It only needs to win one more set to make its way into the gold medal match.

11:02pm: On her final throw Kathryn Mitchell fouls on her final throw, her first throw of 61.82m stands and she finishes in 6th.

11:01pm: MEDAL ALERT Janja Garnbret [SVN] wins the first ever women’s sports climbing gold medal. The host nation takes silver and bronze, with Miho Nonaka and Akiyo Noguchi securing the podium finishes with strong performances across all three walls.

10:59pm: For her final throw Mackenize Little throws 54.51m, she finishes in 8th in the Olympic Javelin final.

10:58pm: MEDAL AND OLYMPIC RECORD ALERT Faith Kipyegon (KEN) takes gold in the Women’s 1500m, ahead of Laura Muir (NR – GBR) and Sifan Hassan (NED), the pre-race favourite.

Aussie Linden Hall finished in sixth with a personal best of 3:59.01 and Jessica Hull finished in eleventh in 4:02.63. Hall was just 0.2 seconds off the Australian record, set by Hull in the Semi Final.

10:56pm: Kelsey Lee Barber throws 58.85m on her fifth attempt and still sits in third.

10:54pm: Jessica Pilz [AUT] barely misses the top of the lead wall, and sits second for the lead. It’s not enough to lift her onto the podium, overall she remains sixth.

10:52pm: The Women’s 1500m final, with Aussies Jessica Hull and Linden Hall is about to get underway.

In the semi-final of the women’s volleyball between Brazil vs Republic of Korea, we’re midway through the second set, Brazil lead 17-14, Brazil took the first set (25-16). The winner will face the USA in the gold medal match, while the loser will take on Serbia in the Bronze.

10:50pm: Mackenzie Little having some difficulty, she throws 54.94 on her fifth throw.

Kathryn Mitchell has another foul throw, she still sits in 6th, but her last throw needs to go over 64 if she’s to crack the podium.

10:48pm: With an overall score of 27.00, Miho Nonaka [JPN] moves into silver in the women’s sport climbing final. Only one climber left now before the medals are decided!

10:45pm: Another seasons best throw from Kelsey Lee Barber throwing 64.04m it’s not enough to move into second but it puts a bigger gap between herself and the rest of her competition

10:44pm: Janja Garnbret of Slovenia makes it a score of 37+ in the lead wall to currently sit in gold in the Women’s Sport Climbing final. With just three climbers left to follow, it’s going to be very hard to unsettle her from the top.

10:43pm: Kathryn Mitchell steps over the line on her fourth throw, failing to beat her best after the javelin landed under 55m.

Women’s Handball semi final between Norway and ROC. ROC lead Norway 14-11 at half-time.

10:42pm: After Team Jumping qualification Sweden sit on top with zero penalties, Belgium and Germany in equal second with four penalties. Switzerland, USA, France, Great Britain, Brazil, Netherlands and Argentina are the other seven qualifiers. The final is Saturday at 8:00pm AEST.

10:40pm: MEDAL ALERT China take out the Men’s able Tennis Team gold, the nation’s fourth gold and seventh table tennis medal overall at Tokyo 2020.

10:39pm: MEDAL ALERT Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH) has won the Women’s 400m to take gold ahead of Marilediy Paulino (DOM), who takes silver, both running national records. Alyson Felix (USA) finishes her decorated Olympic career with a bronze medal in the event at the final race of her career.

10:36pm: Blackstenius has scored for Sweden! In the 34th minute of the Women’s Football gold medal match, Sweden takes a 1-0 lead against Canada.

10:34pm: After three attempts in the Javelin, all three Australians are in the top eight and will get an additional three attempts the top three stands as Liu, Andrejczyk and Barber as the top three.

10:33pm: Kelsey Lee Barber has another big throw, throwing 63.34m on her third attempt, she still sits in third with her second throw standing as the best throw but she’ll get three more attempts to try and beat Liu.

10:32pm: It’ll be Japan taking on the USA in the women’s basketball gold medal match on Sunday, the host nation defeating France 87-71. France will still have the opportunity to go for bronze against Serbia tomorrow.

10:30pm: MEDAL ALERT In a hard fought encounter, Mayu Mukaida (JPN) comes out of the break and scores 5 points giving her the lead and the gold medal. She defeats Pang Qianyu (CHN), 5-4 for the Women’s Freestyle 53kg Gold.

10:29pm: With her third throw Kathryn Mitchell throws 60.08, she sits in sixth right now and should be able to get three additional throws after everyone’s third attempt.

10:25pm: In the Women’s Freestyle 53kg gold medal match, #4 ranked Pang Qianyu (CHN) currently leads #2 ranked Mayu Mukaida (JPN), 4-0 going into the break. Mukaida has two and a half minutes to come back.

10:24pm: Make that three riders through without penalty for the Swede’s in the Team Jumping.

10:22pm: Mackenzie Little throws 55.47m on her third attempt and sits in 8th, it will be a nervous wait for Little as she sits through the next eight athletes to see if she’ll get another three throws

10:19pm: The women’s freestyle 53kg gold medal match between second ranked Mayu Mukaida (JPN) and fourth ranked Pang Qianyu (CHN) is about to begin.

10:16pm: After everyone’s second attempt Liu Shiying continues to lead after throwing 66.34m on her first attempt, Maria Andrejczyk has bettered her first throw to move into second, throwing 64.61m and Kelsey Lee Barber is in third after throwing 63.69m on her second attempt, Kathryn Mitchell (61.82m) and Mackenzie Little (59.96m) are still in the top eight and will get three additional throws if they can stay in there after their third attempts.

10:15pm: MEDAL ALERT Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) wins the men’s 5000m, just half a second outside the Olympic record. Mohammed Ahmed (CAN) takes silver, and Paul Chilemo (USA) takes bronze.

10:13pm: MEDAL ALERT Bolortuyaa Bat-Ochiryn (MGL) was absolutely dominant in her match up against Joseph Essombe Tiako (CMR). Bat-Ochiryn (MGL) claims the second bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 53kg.

10:11pm: Kelsey Lee Barber hits a new season best throwing 63.69m.

The Women’s Football gold medal match is underway with Sweden taking on Canada.

10:09pm: On her second attempt, Kathryn Mitchell remains fairly consistent throwing 61.66m.

At 2600m, Cheptegei leads the pack, but its just about all close together still in the Men’s 5000m.

10:08pm: Into the final 10 minutes and it’s Japan who lead by 19 points against France.

10:07pm: Mackenzie Little can’t break 60m on her second attempt throwing 57.80.

10:05pm: After everyone’s first throw in the Women’s Javelin final China’s Liu Shiying leads with a seasons best throw of 66.34, Lyu Huihui is in second 62.38m and Poland’s Maria Andrejczyk is in third after throwing 62.56m. Kelsey Lee Barber leads the Australian contingent with a throw of 61.98 to sit in fourth, Kathryn Mitchell threw 61.82m and sits in fifth and Mackenzie Little is in seventh after throwing 59.96m.

10:03pm: MEDAL ALERT Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus wins the first women’s freestyle 53kg bronze medal match. Kaladzinskaya defeated Jacarra Winchester (USA) by fall.

The second women’s freestyle 53kg bronze medal match is coming up, Bolortuyaa Bat-Ochiryn (MGL) takes on Joseph Essombe Tiako (CMR).

10:02pm: The Team Jumping Equestrian qualifying is underway, after two riders in each team Sweden currently lead with a clean penalty sheet, while Switzerland has one penalty in second and Belgium in third with two.

10:01pm: 2019 World Champion Kelsey Lee Barber throws 61.98 on her first throw, she sits in third with three still to have their first attempt.

The Men’s 5000m final is about to get underway, with Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo (both Uganda) two of the favourites to take it out.

9:59pm: The first of the two women’s freestyle 53kg bronze medal matches about to get underway with American Jacarra Winchester coming up against Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus.

9:57pm: Kathryn Mitchell’s first attempt beats Little with a 61.82m.

9:56pm: Serbia has defeated Spain, 10-9 to move through to the gold medal match in the Men’s Water Polo where they face Greece. Spain will meet Hungary in the bronze medal match.

9:55pm: Mackenzie Little is the first Australian up in the Javelin, throwing just under 60m for a throw of 59.96m.

9:53pm: China takes the second match and leads 2-0 in the Teams Table Tennis event.

9:47pm: MEDAL ALERT Gable Dan Steveson (USA) has won the Men’s 125kg freestyle wrestling gold medal in dramatic fashion, after being down 8-7 with ten seconds left, he makes a last second takedown to take the lead. Geno Petriashvili (GEO) challenged the call but it was waved off handing the gold medal to Gable Dan Steveson (USA). The score in the end was 10-8.

9:44pm: In the second match of the Men’s Table Tennis Team gold, China and Germany are level 2-2 after China took the first.

9:43pm: Poland has won Heat 2 of the Men’s 4x400m Relay. Jamaica and Belgium are the other automatic qualifiers from the heat, with India and Japan in fourth and fifth, both also with national records.

9:38pm: The Women’s Javelin final is set to get underway shortly. Three Australian’s in the final 12: Mackenzie Little, Kathryn Mitchell and Kelsey-Lee Barber.

9:35pm: American Gable Dan Steveson goes into the break with a 4-0 lead over Geno Petriashvili (GEO) in the Men’s 125kg freestyle wrestling gold medal match.

Geno Petriashvili (GEO) scores an early 2 points after the break, Stevenson (USA) still leads 5-2 with under two minutes left in the match.

9:31pm: Japan has had a brilliant second quarter to move into the lead, 41-34 at the end of the half against France in the Women’s Basketball.

9:29pm: The USA have won Heat 1 of the Men’s 4x400m relay with a time of 2:57.77. Botswana and Trinidad and Tobago were the other automatic qualifiers. Netherlands and Italy came in fourth and fifth with national records, but have not automatically qualified for the final.

9:27pm: Taha Akgül takes home the bronze medal in the second men’s freestyle 125kg bronze medal match. Akgül defeated lkhagvasuren Munkhtur on points winning 5-0.

Men’s 125kg freestyle wrestling gold medal match about to start. Geno Petriashvili (GEO) goes head to head with American Gable Dan Steveson.

9:26pm: China go second with a brilliant routine, scoring 96.2310. They are the ninth and final team to start after Greece did not start the team technical routine.

It concludes the Artistic Swimming for the night, and teams will be back tomorrow for the Free Routine and the medals

9:23pm: MEDAL ALERT The Netherlands take Gold in the Women’s Hockey, defeating Argentina 3-1 in the final match. Dutch dominance in Tokyo, undefeated, they get a fourth gold medal in women’s hockey. Argentina takes Silver. Earlier today, Great Britain overcame an exciting, but hungry Indian side 3-4 to secure the final place on the podium.

9:21pm: Second Men’s 125kg freestyle wrestling bronze medal match has commenced. The match is between Turkey’s Taha Akgül and Mongolia’s lkhagvasuren Munkhtur. Akgül leads 3-0 after the first period.

9:20pm: First up on the track tonight – the Men’s 4x400m Heat 1.

ROC has gone straight to the top of the leaderboard as expected. The favourite scored 97.2979 for its team technical routine.

9:17pm: MEDAL ALERT 20-year-old Amir Hossein Zare has claimed the first bronze medal in the first Men’s freestyle 125kg bronze medal match after defeating China’s Deng Zhiwei 5-0.

Canada has jumped into third with a score of 91.4992 for the team technical routine in the Artistic Gymnastics.

9:13pm: At quarter time in the Women’s Basketball semi-final, France leads Japan 22-14.

Ash Moloney is receiving his bronze medal from last night’s Decathlon, before we get underway with tonight’s track action.

9:11pm: Italy has scored 91.3372 to slot into third in the Artistic Swimming, with three teams left to perform their team technical routine.

9:09pm: Now onto the Men’s Wrestling Freestyle 125kg Bronze Medal match where Deng Zhiwei (CHN) will compete against Amir Hossein Zare (IRI). Amir Hossein Zare has an early 2-0 lead.

9:08pm: Into the final quarter of the Women’s Hockey gold medal match, Netherlands lead 3-1 against Argentina.

9:07pm: MEDAL ALERT Zaurbek Sidakov (ROC) celebrating emotionally in the middle of the mat after capturing the gold medal in the Men’s freestyle 74kg wrestling. Defeating Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov (BLR) 7-0.

9:05pm: MEDAL ALERT Kate French wins Gold in the Modern Pentathlon breaking the Olympic record with 1385 points, in Silver is Lithuania’s Laura Asadauskaite with 1370 points and Hungary’s Sarolta Kovacs wins Bronze with 1368 points. Australia’s Marina Carrier finished in 27th on 1275 points.

9:03pm: After USA won through to the gold medal match earlier today, its opponent in the Women’s Basketball will be decided this evening. France and Japan face off for the spot.

9:01pm: Australia, performing to Tokyo Drift, has scored 75.6351, sitting in fifth after its team technical performance.

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8:59pm: After the first period of the Men’s freestyle 74kg, Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov (BLR) and Zaurbek Sidakov (ROC) remain level 0-0.

8.57pm: Spain has scored 90.3780 in the team technical routine of the Artistic Swimming.

8.55pm: MEDAL ALERT Mexico has won bronze in the Men’s Football. Mexico was way too strong against Japan on their home soil. The gold medal match will be played tomorrow.

8.52pm: Men’s freestyle 74kg final about to get underway, Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov (BLR) and Zaurbek Sidakov (ROC) competing for the gold medal.

8.51pm: Egypt, up third in the artistic swimming, have scored 77.9147, which puts them in third.

8.50pm: Argentina scores on the break of halftime in the women’s hockey.

8.48pm: Medal Alert: Probably the quickest bronze medal match ever, Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (UZB) defeats Daniyar Kaisanov (KAZ) in swift fashion, winning 13-2.

8.46pm: Second bronze medal match for the Men’s freestyle 74kg wrestling match is underway with Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (UZB) coming up against #2 seed  Daniyar Kaisanov (KAZ).

8.45pm: Ukraine have followed Japan with a score of 94.2685, putting them in first for the team technical component of the artistic swimming

8.43pm: Medal Alert: Kyle Dake (USA) takes home the bronze medal after a commanding victory of #1 seed Frank Chamizo (ITA) in the Men’s freestyle 74kg bronze medal match.

8.41pm: Tsuneari Yahiro loses his final fight in the 75kg Kumite karate 5-3. Yahiro has gone through his entire Olympic campaign without a win and lost his final match 8-3.

8.37pm: Japan have kicked off the artistic swimming team technical competition. Their outstanding performance sets the bar high with a score of 93.3773 with no penalties

8.36pm: Australia’s girls are about to get underway in artistic swimming. This will be Australia’s first team in the event.

8.35pm Men’s Freestyle wrestling 74kg bronze medal match underway with American Kyle Dake comes up against #1 Frank Chamizo of Italy. Dake leads 2-0

8.31pm: The Netherlands have now scored twice in the women’s gold medal match. The Dutch look way too good for Argentina in this match.

8.27pm: Sun Yanan (CHN) is headed to the gold medal match of the women’s free style 50kg wrestling after defeating Sarah Ann Hilderbrandt (USA), 10-7.

8.25pm: Yui Susaki (JPN) goes through to the women’s free style 50kg wrestling final with a dominant victory over Maryia Stadnik (AZE). Susaki will face the winner of Sarah Ann Hilderbrandt (USA) v Sun Yanan (CHN)

8.23pm: We are now 60 minutes through the men’s football bronze medal match. Mexico have scored again and are 3-0 up, it will take a huge effort from Japan to stay in this match.

8.21pm: The USA hold on to beat Italy in the men’s water polo. They finish up with a 7-6 in the men’s 5th to 8th classification match.

8.19pm: With only 90 seconds left on the clock USA scores to put themselves 7-6 up.

8.15pm: It’s a scoreless first quarter in the women’s gold medal match hockey. Nothing can separate The Netherlands and Argentia at the break.

8.04pm: Its now three-quarter time in the men’s water polo and Italy has equalised. Italy scored twice in the 3rd qwuater to make it 5-5 with one quarter to play.

7.40pm: At half time of the men’s water polo match the USA has a lead. The US has a 5-3 lead into half time.

7.47pm: Mexico take the lead into half time after scoring once again after their penalty. Mexico leads Japan 2-0 at the half.

7.44pm: After four rotations we have our 10 gymnasts for the final, headlined bythe ROCs Dina and Arina Averina on 106.300 and 106.175 points and Israel’s Linoy Ashram who finished on 103.100 points. Australia’s Lidiia Iakovleva finished in 23rd on 78.775 points, while she won’t qualify it’s an improvement from the 25th place finish of Danielle Prince from Rio 2016.

7.43pm: France is through to the final in the women’s handball. They defeated Sweden 29-27 in the semifinal in a close and aggressive bout.

7.30pm: Tsuneari Yahiro has lost his third fight in as many fights with a 5-0 loss against his opponent Rafael Aghayev.

7.28pm: In the modern pentathlon Australias Marina Carrier has finished the showjumping stage in 84.73 seconds. This puts her in third place overall with 296 points.

7.18pm: In case you missed it Harry Garside lost his boxing semi-final earlier in the day. He secured a bronze medal for Australia and the first boxing medal for the country in three decades.

7.12pm: A penalty in the men’s bronze medal match in football. Japan give away a penalty on home soil and Mexico score. It’s now 1-0 for Mexico.

7.04pm: Dina Averina [ROC] scores 22.800 for her Ribbon Routine finishing with a total score of 106.300, she is one of three to have qualified with seven gymnasts still to perform

7.01pm: MEDAL ALERT: Italy’s Palmisano wins gold in the women’s race walk in a time of 1:29:12. Columbia and China round out the medals. Australias Jemima Montag finished in the sixth position. It was a slow race in very hot conditions. No athlete managed a personal best during the race.

6.56pm: Australias Tsuneari Yahiro loses his second match in the men’s Kumite under 75kgs, with only one more fight in the pool rounds, it looks like he wont make finals.

6.55pm: MEDAL ALERT A truly incredible ride from Great Britain sees it win gold in the women’s Madison, losing just one sprint the entire race in a simply stunning performance. Denmark and ROC round out the podium with Australia finishing tied sixth with Poland

6.53pm: The 18 divers to qualify from the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries to the semi-final has been set, with China’s Yang Jian leading the scoring with 546.90 points from six attempts. Of the two Australians, Cassiel Rousseau is through after finishing eighth overall with a total score of 423.55. For Sam Fricker, it was a sadder story, ending up with 306.50 combined points for 28th spot.

6.52pm: Great Britain is in a dominant position as we hit the home stretch of the women’s Madison final. It leads with 68 points, while Denmark has 35 and ROC 26 points. Australia is on nine points, needing something special to medal with nine laps remaining

6.45pm: With only 4km to go in the women’s race Walk Memima Montg has dropped back and is now 10 seconds off the lead.

6.43pm: With 30 laps to go in the women’s Madison final, Great Britain has secured gold. Australia sits equal fourth and will need to lift to get on the podium.

6.41pm: Sam Fricker’s final dive of the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries, an Inward 3½ Somersaults from the Tuck position earns him his best score of 70.40, totaling 306.50 from six attempt although he is still out of the top 18 semi-final qualifying spots.

6.39pm: Australia’s Lidiia Iakovleva scored a 22.325 for her clubs routine which gives her a total score of 78.775

6.38pm: We are now at halftime in the womens handball semi final between France and Sweden. The French lead Sweden 15-14.

6.33pm: In the women’s Madison final on the track, Great Britain has started perfectly with maximum points in each in of the first three sprints for 22 points. The Netherlands are in second on 13, while Australia is outright second with seven points.

6.30pm: In the men’s water polo semi-final, Greece has pulled away from Hungary in the final quarter to win 9-6. Serbia and Spain will face off for a spot in the gold medal clash.

6.30pm: Australia currently sits third in the women’s Madison final with 82 laps to go.

6.27pm: Cassiel Rousseau has qualified for the semi-final after his final dive, a Forward 4½ Somersaults from the Tuck position was his best of the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries, scoring 83.25 for a combined total of 423.55.

6.25pm: Aroma Averina [ROC] scores 23.600 for her Ribbon routine finishing with a score of 106.175, she’ll qualify for the final in the top two.

6.24pm: There’s one round of the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries remaining and after five rounds, Yang Jian [CHN] holds top spot. Cassiel Rousseau [AUS] sits ninth with 340.30 whereas Sam Fricker [AUS] is 28th on a score of 236.10.

6.20pm: Australias Yahiro lost his first Kumite in the men’s 75kg karate. He lost to Kazakhstan’s Azhikanov six points to three.

6.18pm: At the halfway point in the women’s 20km race walk Australias Jemima Montag is in second position and looking strong.

6.13pm: Sam Fricker has scored 38.40 on his fifth attempt in the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries leading to a total combined score of 236.10 with one dive to go.

6.11pm: Australias Tsuneari Yahiro is about to get underway in the men’s 75kg Kumite Karate.
5.59pm: Cassiel Rousseau of Australia has had his fifth dive of the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries, scoring 64.80 from a Back 2½ Somersaults 2½ Twists from the Pike position, giving him a total score of 340.30.

5.57pm: After four rounds of the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries, Yang Jian [CHN] leads, with two rounds remaining. Cassiel Rousseau [AUS] is ninth with a score of 275.50 whereas fellow countryman Sam Fricker is 21st on 197.70.

5:47pm: Sam Fricker’s fourth dive, a Back 3½ Somersaults from the Tuck position, earned him his worst score of 29.70 in the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries for a combined score of 197.70 after four rounds.

5:45pm: Montag has crossed the 3km mark in equal second position, the group still very tightly bunched.

5:41pm: After three rotations it’s still Dina Averina [ROC] in first with a total of 83.500 and Arina Averina in second with an 82.575, Linoy Ashram [ISR] has moved up to third with a score of 79.600. Australia’s Lidiia Iakovleva is in 25th with a score of 56.450. Iakovleva will compete on Clubs in the final rotation while the Averina twins are competing on Ribbon.

5:39pm: The women’s track cycling sprint Olympic Record has been smashed 11 times in qualifying! Germany’s Lea Sophie Friedrich now holds the record at 10.310 seconds, with Aussie Kaarle McCulloch qualifying in 14th place.

5:36pm: Aussie Jemima Montag crosses the line for the first of 20 kilometers in 25th position in the Women’s Race Walk.

5:31pm: It’s Greece that will be playing off for a gold medal to close the Olympics! They have defeated Hungary 6-9 in the Men’s Water Polo Semi-Final.

5:30pm: Aussie Cassiel Rousseau has completed his fourth dive, awarded his best score of the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries, a 76.50 from a Reverse 3½ Somersaults from the Tuck position taking him to a combined total of 275.50.

5:26pm: After three rounds of the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries, China’s Yang Jian has a strong hold on the top spot with two rounds to go, on 261.40 points. He’s followed by Cao Yuan [CHN] and Aleksandr Bondar [ROC]. Of the Australian duo, Cassiel Rousseau (199.00) is ninth and Sam Fricker (168.00) sits 21st.

5:15pm: Aussie Sam Fricker has attempted a Reverse 3½ Somersaults from the Tuck position, having his worst dive, scoring 40.80 for a total score of 168.00.

5:13pm: One quarter left in the Men’s Water Polo and it’s a tight affair, Greece leading Hungary 5-4.

5:09pm: Dina Averina (ROC) holds onto her current lead with a score of 28.275 for her Clubs routine for a total score of 83.500.

5:00pm: On his third dive, Australian Cassiel Rousseau attempts a Reverse 3½ Somersaults from the Tuck position for a score of 72.60, his best score of his dives so far, for a combined total of 199.00.

4:58pm: Two rounds down in the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries, there’s just .75 points between first-placed Yang Jian [CHN] and second-placed Nathan Murray-Zsombor [CAN]. Australians Sam Fricker (127.20 points) is 14th and Cassiel Rousseau (126.40 points) sits 16th.

4:56pm: Greece maintain the one goal advantage over Hungary at the main break.

4:51pm: Lidiia Iakovleva (AUS) scores 16.070 on her Ribbon routine for a total of 56.450, reaching the final is impossible for her now but she can still get an Australian best result.

4:50pm: Ellesse Andrews [NZL] has broken the Olympic Record with a time of 10.563 seconds in the women’s track cycling sprint qualifying. Aussie Kaarle McCulloch is in second with just under half of the 30-strong field having set a qualifying attempt. The top eight times will progress.

4:45: On his second dive attempt in the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries, Sam Fricker attempted a Forward 3½ Somersaults from the Pike position and scored 60.00 for a combined score of 127.20.

4:38pm: Greece has opened the scoring in the Water Polo Semi-Final! Argyropolous fired home late in the first, the score 1-0.

4:32pm: After the first round of dives in the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries, Yang Jian and Cao Yuan, both from China scored 96.90 and 95.20, respectively to lead the event. Australians Cassiel Rousseau and Sam Fricker sit 11th and 13th respectively.

Australian Cassiel Rousseau has attempted a Armstand Back Double Somersault 2½ Twists from the Free position on his second dive, scoring 57.60 for a combined total of 126.40.

4:30pm: Arina Averina (ROC) scores a 28.100 on Clubs for a combined score of 82.575, even with a disaster ribbon routine she has all but guaranteed a spot in the Final now.

4:24pm: We are about to get underway in the Water Polo Semi-Final between Greece and Hungary with a place in the gold medal match on the line.

4:19pm: Australian Sam Fricker attempts a Back 2½ Somersaults 1½ Twists from the Pike position on his first dive in the Men’s 10m Platform Preliminaries. He got a score of 67.20 for the dive which puts him in equal 10th with 10 divers to go in the 29-person event.

4:13pm: The USA has won by 20 points in the Semi-Final of the Women’s Basketball, defeating Serbia 59-79.

4:11pm: Cassiel Rousseau is the first of two Australian men in the Men’s 10m Platform Diving scoring a 68.80 on his first dive, Sam Fricker will take his first of five dives 17th. After five dives the top 18 will qualify for the semi final.

4:10pm: Croatia will play off for fifth position in a few days time, beating Montenegro 10-12 in the Men’s Water Polo classification round.

4:05pm: Garside has fallen to Cruz by way of a unanimous decision, Cruz looking phenomenal in the final round, finishing off a number of combinations with a devastating left-hook.

3:57pm: Garside trails on every scorecard after one round with Andy Cruz looking very good early. Plenty of boxing to come in this one.

3:55pm: Australia’s Harry Garside is in the ring against Andy Cruz of Cuba in the second semi final of the men’s lightweight division.

3:52pm: The United States has maintained the advantage through to the end of the third, up by 19 points at the final break.

3:51pm: A strong final round from Davis has resulted in a unanimous decision win. He moves on to the gold medal final.

3:45pm: Davis leads 3 cards to 2 heading into the last. Bachkov increased his activity in the second round, landing a number of heavy combinations to the head.

3:40pm: Croatia has opened up a two goal buffer on their Montenegrin opponents, the score 8-6 in the third quarter.

3:38pm: Aussie Marina Carrier is about to take to the pool for her 200m freestyle heat in the modern pentathlon. 

3:33pm: Li Quan of China dominates her semi final with a unanimous decision (5-0) to book a place in the women’s middleweight gold medal match.

3:31pm: The USA are through to the women’s volleyball gold medal match! The Americans take the final set to win in a straight sets domination of Serbia.

3:21pm: Honours even midway through the second term of the Water Polo between Montenegro and Croatia.

3:19pm: The USA takes a commanding 18 point lead at half-time of the Women’s Basketball Semi-Final against Serbia.

3:17pm: Lauren Price of Great Britain moves on to the gold medal match of the women’s middleweight boxing event with a 3-2 split decision over Nouchka Fontjin of Netherlands.

3:10pm: Great Britain’s Lauren Price trails 3 cards to 2 against Netherland’s Nouchka Fontjin after one round of the women’s middleweight boxing Semi-Final.

3:05pm: America’s Nelly Korda finishes for the day consolidating her lead at -15 with a round to play tomorrow. Korda has a 3 shot lead over India’s Aditi Ashok who shot -3 for the day to take her to -12. Australia’s Hannah Green, New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, Japan’s Mone Inami, and Denmark’s Emily Pedersen are all tied for 3rd and are all in strong medal contention with the final round to be played tomorrow.

3:02pm: America retains the ascendancy going into the second quarter, currently up 11 points over Serbia.

3:00pm: Half an hour until the Women’s Modern Pentathlon kicks off!

2:59pm: The USA are in the box seat to qualify for the women’s volleyball gold medal match, leading Serbia 7-2 in the third set after another dominant second set.

2:58pm: After two rotations in the Rhythmic Gymnastics qualifying the Averina twins from ROC are leading, Dina is in first with a score of 55.225 and Arina is close behind on 54.475, Belarus’ Alina Harnasko is in third with 53.600.

You have to finish in the top 10 to go through to the final and It’s Ukraine’s Khrystyna Pohranychna and Viktoriia Onopriienko that are straddling the line as of right now with scores of 48.400 and 48.100, Australia’sLidiia Iakovleva is in 24th at the halfway point with a score of 40.400.

2:57pm: A back and forth bout between Yin Xionan and Leila Heurtault has ended 1-0 in favour of the fighter from China.

2:56pm: Japan’s Mone Inami Bogey’s on the 18th to join Green, Ko, and Denmark’s Emily Pedersen in a 4-way tie for 3rd at the end of Round 3. Indian Aditi Ashok is having a fantastic round, sitting in second on -12, 3 shots off the lead with a hole to play.

2:54pm: Montenegro takes on Croatia in the 5th-8th classification match in Men’s Water Polo now, the winner will go through to play for 5th in the coming days.

2:50pm: USA has started strongest in the Women’s Basketball, the score 11-4 midway through the first.

2:48pm: A late head kick for Turkey Merve Coban’s has given her a 6-2 win over Venezuela’s Claudymar Garces.

2:40pm: Hannah Green finishes -4 for the round, taking her total to -10 and sitting in a tie for 4th position. Green and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko are tied 4th, 5 shots off the leader Nelly Korda (USA) who is -15 through 16 holes in round 3.

2:36pm: Giana Farouk of Egypt takes a 2-0 win over Alexandre Grande of Peru with two Yukos.

2:35pm: We are about to get underway in the Women’s Basketball Semi-Final between Serbia and the USA.

2:31pm: Japan is 2-0 in what may be the final game of the bronze medal match.

2:30pm: Dina Averina (ROC) performs with the Ball in the second rotation, aside from a balance check in one of the opening moves it’s a stellar routine from the 22-year-old. She scores 27.600 for a total score of 55.225. She currently leads over her sister Arina and it’s Belarus’ Alina Harnasko that is up next that is within spitting distance of the twins right now.

2:28pm: A high scoring bout has ended 6-3 the way of Mayumi Someya the way of Japan over France’s Leila Heurtault with the first round of pool bouts now completed.

2:27pm: The USA take the first set in the women’s volleyball semi-finals over Serbia 25-19. The winner will play the winner of Brazil and South Korea for gold, while the two losers go through to the bronze match.

2:20pm: Yin Xionan of China takes a 2-0 victory over Venezuela’s Claudymar Garces in Women’s Karate Kumite 61kg.

2:17pm: Japan takes the first game of the fourth match in the Table Tennis bronze medal event. Korea needs a comeback urgently if it is to stay in this one.

2:12pm: Last minute high kick from Serbia’s Jovana Prekovic gives her a 3-1 win over Btissam Sadini of Morocco in the women’s 61kg Kumite karate.

2:10pm Lidiia Iakovleva (AUS) performs Hoop in the second rotation, after scoring a 19.800 in the first rotation with the Ball. It’s a solid routine from the Australian scoring a 20.600 for a total of 40.400, she’ll need two massive scores in Clubs and Ribbon for the final rotations as only the top 10 to make the final but she’s turned out two great routines in a row and is set to have Australia’s highest finish in Rhythmic Gymnastics should she stay consistent.

2:09pm Japan leads Korea 2-1 in the Bronze Medal Match of Table Tennis.

2:07pm: Hey team! Ben here, feeling good on this Friday afternoon! I’ll be taking you through until 6pm! At the moment, Hannah Green has worked her way up into being tied for third at -10 after 15 holes on day 3 currently shooting -4 for the day, Minjee Lee’s day is done finishing at -1 she sits tied for 34th

1:49pm: In the Golf, Hannah Green moves up into a tie for third moving up to -10 through 15 holes. Minjee Lee is in the clubhouse finishing the day +2 with and overall score of -1.

1:47pm: One of the favourites, Arina Averina [ROC] nails her ball routine to the soundtrack of Kill Bill scoring a 27.250 to give her a total score of 54.475, the Rhythmic Gymnastics is largely seen as a battle between Arina and her twin sister Dina this year and we’ll have to wait until later in the rotation to see who is on top at the halfway point.

1:20pm: MEDAL ALERT: Great Britain hold on in the last quarter to secure the bronze medal. A Grace Balsdon goal in the final quarter has proved to be the difference in the women’s hockey bronze medal match. The final score was 4-3.

Hannah Green is now tied for fourth position on -9 through 13 holes. She is now only one shot behind the pair tied for second. USA’s Nelly Korda still leads with a score of -15.

1:17pm: MEDAL ALERT: The USA pairing of April Ross and Alex Klineman defeat Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho de Solar in a straight sets victory. Well done to the Aussie girls on a great campaign.

1:13pm: India’s best chance goes begging! A flat cross into the scoring area went past every British defender but nobody was home to get a stick to it. Score remains 4-3 with just over three minutes remaining.

1:10pm: A beautifully placed ball from del Solar brings the margin back to four. 11-15 now in favour of USA.

Milena Baldassarri [ITA] closes out the individual performances first rotation in the rhythmic gymnastics with a 25.700 to sit in fifth. Australian Iakovleva is unfortunately right down the bottom in 23rd.

The Australian’s in the Women’s Kayak Four 500 metre finished fifth but will go through to the semi-final tomorrow.

1:02pm: Great Britain, after doing all the attacking in the final quarter, score from a penalty corner through the stick of Grace Balsdon. 12 minutes remain with the score 4-3.

12:58pm: After taking the first two points of the second set, the Aussies have now conceded five straight points to go down 5-2 at the first change of ends.

12:52pm:The USA pairing take the first set in the Women’s Beach Volleyball final 21-15. After a disappointing start the Aussie girls got into their rhythm late in the set with hopes of continues that into the second set.

12:48pm: A frantic finish in the third quarter of the women’s hockey bronze medal match saw both sides have attacking forays. A final second penalty corner awarded to India was not capitalised on, leaving the score at 3-3 after 3.

12:45pm: The ROC couldn’t be dominating the qualifying round of the rhythmic gymnastics any harder than this. Dina Averina has overtaken her teammate by less than half a point to lead the qualifying round with just seven performers left to go.

12:40pm: Great Britain have hit back in the early stages of the third quarter in the Women’s Hockey bronze medal match, to level the scores at 3-3.

12:37pm: USA off to a hot start at 6-2 in the first set, almost playing Australia at their own game with strong blocks at the net.

Australia’s Lidiia Iakovleva didn’t deliver her best performance, only registering a 19.800, she currently sitting in 17th place out of 26 performers.

12:27pm: The Aussie pairing of Mariafe Artacho de Solar and Taliqua Clancy are about to battle for gold agains the USA pairing of April Ross and Alix Klineman.

The Aussies in the Women’s 500 metre Canoe Double failed to qualify for the semi-final but will compete in the B final tomorrow.

12:17pm: What and end to the half in Women’s Hockey bronze medal match between Great Britain and India. Trailing by 2 goals with four minutes remaining in the half India netted three quick goals to take the lead into half time.

12:15pm: 12 performances in, and we have a new leader! Arina Averina [ROC] scored a massive 27.225 to take the lead by nearly two whole points. Iakovleva is still seven performances away.

12:00pm: Hannah Green has propelled herself up the leaderboard after eight holes of her third round and is currently tied for fifth position at -8, just two shots away from third position and four from second position. USA’s Nelly Korda leads the field with an impressive score of -16.

11:50am: MEDAL ALERT: Switzerland take bronze in an overall dominant display in the Women’s Beach Volleyball. Latvia battled hard, but the block game of their Swiss opponents across both sets proved to be the difference. The medal is Switzerland’s first ever bronze in Beach Volleyball.

After five performances in the rhythmic gymnastics all around qualification event, Katrin Taseva of Bulgaria leads with a 24.450. Aussie Lidiia Iakovleva is still a while away, but we’ll be eagerly awaiting her performance.

11:47am: The Aussie men in Men’s Kayak Four 500 metres have made it through to the semi-final tomorrow after finishing second behind Germany in their heat.

11:42am: Our Aussie girls finished fourth in heat two of Women’s Kayak Four 500 metres and will have to go through the repechage to qualify for the semi-final.

11:38am: 14-7 at the technical time out. Switzerland are catching Latvia out of position on a number of occasions in defence.

11:25am: Switzerland take set one 19-21 in the bronze medal match. The Latvians fought hard with four aces, but the Swiss poked holes in their defence.

11:04am: In the Golf, Hannah Green’s quest for a medal has suffered an early blow on day three dropping a shot in her first four holes putting her four shots behind third position. Minjee Lee has picked back up after a slow start to bring herself back to even for the day, -3 overall through eight holes.

11:00am: The women’s beach volleyball bronze medal match between Latvia and Switzerland is about to begin, with all four athletes on the sand ready to go.

10:35am: The Aussie pairing of Bernadette Wallace and Josephine Bulmer finished 7th in the first heat of the 500 metre Canoe Sprint which means they will have to go through the repechage to get into the semi-final.

10:25am: MEDAL ALERT: Dawid Tomala (POL) has won gold in the Men’s 50km Race Walk with a time of 3:50:08. Jonathon Hilbert (GER) has won the silver and Evan Dunfee (CAN) has claimed bronze with a stirring last couple of hundred metres to overtake Marc Tur (ESP) just before the line. Australia’s Rhydian Cowley finished 8th, setting a new PB with a time of 3:52:01

10:10am: Hannah Green has just teed off in day three of the Women’s Golf, parring the first hole and remaining at -6 as she looks to make her move into the medals today. Minjee Lee has already dropped two shots through her first four holes today bring her score back to -1.

10:05am: With only four kilometres left in the Men’s 50km race walk Dawid Tomala (POL) has extended his lead over the chasing pack to just under three minutes. Rhydian Cowley is currently sitting in eighth 3:40 behind the leader.

9:00am: Dawid Tomala (POL) has broken away from the pack, with a gap of two minutes over the field. Rhydian Crowley is still going well, as the heat takes its toll on the field, which is thinning out rapidly.

8:00am: Welcome to Day 14! We’re slotting in about 20km in to the Men’s 50km Race Walk (about 90 minutes in). Luo Yadong has been out in front of the pack for about 15km, but he is being caught by a chase group of 18 riders, including Rhydian Cowley. Frenchman Yohann Diniz is the world record holder, and he sits about 20 seconds further back.

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