28/02/2024

Our swimmers are in action on Day 3. Photo: Aus Olympic Team Twitter.

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As Day 3 kicks off, we keep you up to date with all the Olympics action happening now. For all your Tokyo 2020 coverage, stay tuned to The Inner Sanctum’s Olympic hub and the Olympics Central.

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

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

12:28am: That is all for Day 3, we will have more tomorrow.

12:26am: And that’s a wrap folks! Argentina comfortably beat Brazil in the Men’s Volleyball, winning two of the three sets with scores of 19-25 and 21-25.

12:05am: With scores all tied up at 20-20 upon regular time’s conclusion, the Netherlands scored two goals in extra time to secure a win against Poland in the men’s 3×3 Basketball.

12:00am: Sweden has taken out a two-point victory against Japan in the Men’s Handball.

11:54pm: In the men’s volleyball match between Brazil and Argentina, the Argentinians have won the first set 19-25.

11:53pm: Norway won its preliminary phase match against Spain in the men’s beach volleyball by two sets. It was a tight race in the second set, but ultimately, the Volley Vikings’ class prevailed, winning 24-22.

11:42pm: Spain defeat Japan 88-77 in the Men’s Basketball. Ricky Rubio top-scored for Spain with 20 points while Rui Hachimura also had 20 points for Japan.

Germany wins its women’s Pool A hockey match against India 2-0, courtesy of goals to Nike Lorenzo and Anne Katarina Schroder.

11:28pm: Spain is up 63-75 against Japan in the final quarter of the men’s basketball.

11:25pm: Japan has taken home gold in the mixed double’s table tennis after a thrilling match. China made a late surge in the final game, but the damage was done, as Japan won 11-6.

11:16pm: New Zealand will take out their second victory of the women’s pool B hockey match against Japan. The final score was 1-2, with both of New Zealand’s goals scored by Olivia Merry.

11:14pm Germany has doubled its lead in the women’s hockey against India, Anne Katarina Schroder scoring in the 5th minute of the third quarter for a 2-0 lead. It came just three minutes after Germany’s goalkeeper stopped a penalty stroke.

11:12pm: With one game left, the scores are tied 3-3. Will Japan or China bring home gold in the mixed doubles table tennis?

11:09pm: Maksim Khramtcov (ROC) wins gold in the men’s -80kg taekwondo.

Japan has won their second match in the men’s beach volleyball two sets to one against Canada.

Mexico, in its debut Olympic Games softball appearance, go through to the bronze medal game against Canada tomorrow after a 4-1 win over Australia. Australia finishes the tournament in fifth place with a 1-4 record and will not add to its record of medalling at every Olympic Games the team has been a part of.

11:03pm: Mexico, in its debut Olympic Games softball appearance go through to the bronze medal game against Canada tomorrow after a 4-1 win over Australia.

In the table tennis mixed doubles, Japan has staged a comeback and is 3-2 after a rocky start. With two games left, the gold medal is anyone’s.

10:58pm: Last chance for Australia. The Aussie Spirit needs three runs to tie to send it to extra innings, or could win it with four runs in the bottom of the seventh where Mexico lead 4-1.

10:57pm: Croatia’s Matea Jelic took home gold against Great Britain’s Lauren Williams.

10:55pm: Germany maintain a 1-0 lead going into halftime of its women’s hockey match against India. Nik Lorenzo, Germany’s captain was the side’s goalscorer.

10:54pm: Hong Kong China has won their first men’s gold medal after Cheung Ka Long defeated Italy’s Daniele Garozzo in the men’s foil final 15-11.

The ROC has also taken out gold in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, with Nikita Nagornyy sealing it with a spectacular floor routine. They totaled 262.500, beating Japan and China who finalised the podium.

10:47pm: Jade Wall hits a home run to take the score to 4-1 in the sixth inning in Australia’s must-win match against Mexico in Softball.

10:43pm: Hidilyn Diaz wins The Philipines’ first Olympic Gold medal in the 55kg Weightlifting!

10:39 pm: The Philippines’ Hidlyn Diaz moves into first place after lifting 126kg in her second lift in the clean and jerk, bringing her to 216kg total lifted. With one lift left, she could bring home gold?

In the pool, it’s no surprise Ledecky set an Olympic Record (15:35:35) in the Women’s 1500m heats. This is the first time the event has been featured in the Games.

In the Mixed Doubles Table Tennis, China’s Xu and Liu are halfway on their quest for gold, beating Japan’s Mizutani and Ito after complete domination early on. The scores were 11-5 and 11-7 to China.

Germany takes a 1-0 lead into quarter time against India in Pool A women’s hockey. Captain Nike Lorenzo is Germany’s lone scorer so far.

10:22 pm: Olivia Merry strikes again! New Zealand is one goal up at halftime.

10:21 pm: Penalty corner awarded to New Zealand. Olivia Merry fires one home to bring the Kiwis up 1-1 in the Women’s Hockey Pool B match against Japan.

Meanwhile, in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, Japan sits in third place, with only 0.64 points separating the Russian Olympic Committee and China heading into the final rotation.

10:16 pm: Germany and India is underway in women’s Pool A hockey. Germany is currently third with a 1-1 record while India searches for its first win of the tournament.

10:09 pm: Another pitching change for the Spirit – Ellen Roberts comes on for Gabbie Plain during the top of the fourth inning. Mexico leads 4-0.

10:07pm: Sofia Pozdniakova (ROC) beats teammate Sofya Velikaya 15-11 to win her third Olympic Gold medal in Sabre Fencing.

10:06pm: Maddie Gough in 4th at 1200m gaining on the top three but there is not enough distance for her to catch 3rd.

9:57pm: A pitching change for the Aussie Spirit with Gabrielle Plain entering in place of Kaia Parnaby at the top of the fourth innings. It comes after Mexico plated a third run with an RBI double from Victoria Vidales seeing Brittany Cervantes score.

9:42pm: Australia’s Badminton women’s doubles team of Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa have fallen to China 21-9, 21-12. They remain bottom of Group C with their final match tomorrow morning against Denmark.

9:32pm: Game over in the women’s hockey as Argentina earns its first win of Tokyo 2020, beating Spain 3-0. Argentina sit third in Group B behind Australia and New Zealand.

9:31pm: Somerville and Mapasa lost the first game of the Women’s doubles in the badminton 21-9 against China. They are currently down 7-4 in the second game.

9:29pm: Argentina hold a 3-0 lead against Spain with less than two minutes to go in women’s hockey.

9:26pm: Mexico has the first run of its must-win game against Australia in softball. A Suzannah Brookshire linedrive up the third base line that ricocheted off the corner in leftfield scoring Brittany Cervantes from first to lead 1-0. Suzannah Brookshire has added to Mexico’s tally against Australia, coming home on an RBI single from Victoria Vidales. Mexico leads 2-0 at the top of the second innings.

9:18pm: Australia are currently down 14-6 aganist China in game one of the Women’s Doubles in Group C.

9:13pm: Skye Nicolson moves into the quarter finals of the women’s featherweight division with a split decision victory over South Korean Aeji Im. After a long feeling out process, Nicolson used head movement and footwork as a weapon to land her left hand constantly.She’ll next face Britain’s Karriss Artingstall on Wednesday at 6pm.

9:10pm: Manon Brunet has won bronze in the Women’s Fencing Individual Sabre. She defeats Hungary’s Anna Marton 15-6. The gold medal match up between Sofia Pozdniakova and Sofya Velikaya both of Russia is next.

9:08pm: Three-quarter time in the Women’s Hockey against Argentina and Spain and the two teams still cannot be split, the score still stands at 0-0.

9:06pm: Big final round coming up for Skye Nicolson, two judges have her ahead 20-18 while another has Im ahead 20-18. The other two judges have it tied going into the final round 19-19.

9:02pm: Tight first round between Skye Nicolson aganist Aeji Im, three judges of the five judges gave the round to Nicolson.

8:58pm: The Women’s 1500m Freestyle is up now. Australia has Maddy Gough in Heat 4 and Kaih Melverton in Heat 5 who will be up aganist World Record holder Katie Ledecky.

8:55pm: Australia’s Skye Nicolson is up now in Women’s Featherweight round of 16.

8:50pm: Hong Kong’s Ka Long Cheung will face Italy’s Daniele Garozzo for gold in the Men’s Fencing Foil bout. It is an all Russian match-up in the Women’s Sabre Individual gold medal bout for the fencing.

8:45pm: Argentina and Spain are scoreless at halftime of its Women’s Pool B Hockey match. Argentina has had nine shots compared to Spain’s five for the game.

8:40pm: Japan’s Ono Shohei has won gold in the men’s 73kg Judo. That is back to back gold medals for Ono having previously won at Rio 2016.

8:36pm: Matthew Temple has finished 7th in Heat 5 while David Morgan finished last in Heat 4. Neither have progressed to the semi finals of the Men’s 200m Butterfly.

8:33pm: Aussie Matthew Temple is up now in Heat 5 of the Men’s 200m Butterfly.

8:28pm: Ash Barty and Storm Sanders have won in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, moving on to the third round.

8:23pm: A strong comeback from the Australian Women in the Water Polo, coming back from 5-8 down at half-time to win 15-12 against the Netherlands, remaining undefeated in Group A.

8:19pm: The Australian women are leading 13-11 over the Netherlands with under two minutes to play in the Water Polo.

8:17pm: Ariarne Titmus has won her heat with a time of 1:55:88, putting her just behind fellow Australian Madison Wilson. The Aussies finish 3rd and 4th fastest ahead of the semi-finals.

8:13pm: Australia’s Ariarne Titmus is up now in Heat 4 of the women’s 200m Freestyle.

8:09pm: Australia’s Madison Wilson has come third in the second heat with a time of 1:55:87. The United States Katy Ledecky won the heat with a time of 1:55:28.

8:07pm: All tied up between Australia and the Netherlands in the women’s Water Polo 10-10 at the end of the third quarter.

8:05pm: Women’s 200m Freestyle heats are underway. Gold medalist Ariarne Titmus will be back in the pool again, and she will be joined by Maddie Wilson. Wilson is in Heat 2, and Titmus in Heat 4. 

8:02pm: Jessica Klimkait wins the second bronze medal in the women’s 57kg judo. The gold medal match between Sarah Leonie Cysique of France taking on Kosovo’s Nora Gjakova is on now.

Argentina and Spain, two nations in Australia’s Men’s Hockey Pool is underway now. Each team are searching for their first wins.

8:00pm: The Aussie Stingers have tied up the score with Netherlands 8-8. Three minutes remaining in the third quarter.

7:55pm: Japan’s Tsukasa Yoshida won bronze in the women’s 57kg Judo.

7:52pm: The United States has edged past Ireland 19-17 in their men’s Pool C match. They remain undefeated thus far.

7:50pm: A disappointing second quarter for the Australian women who are down 5-8 at halftime in the Water Polo.

7:48pm: More tennis news, Barty and Sanders win the first set 6-4. Meanwhile, Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur defeat Monica Niculescu and Raluca Olaru 7-6 7-5.

7:45pm: Australia is 4-7 down with 2 and a half minutes to go in the half in the Water Polo.

7:43pm: Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur are serving for the match.

7:40pm: The United States leads Ireland 12-5 at halftime in the Men’s Rugby Sevens.

7:35pm: Max Purcell has fallen 6-3, 6-0 to German Dominik Koepfer in the second round of the men’s tennis. Purcell’s Olympics is over after he was knocked out of the doubles yesterday too. His Olympic journey was wild and memorable, but unfortunately for him, it was brief.

Australia’s women are tied against the Netherlands in Water Polo 3-3.

7:30pm: Pool C match up between USA v Ireland has kicked off in the Rugby Seven’s.

7:25pm: Koepfer is up a double break 3-0 to start the second set against Purcell.

7:22pm: The Aussie women’s Water Polo game vs the Netherlands is about to get underway.

7:20pm: Australia has defeated The Republic of Korea 42-5 winning their first match of their Olympics campaign. Lachie Miller was exceptional for the Aussies scoring two tries. Maurice Longbottom top scored with 14 points.

7:15pm: Ash Barty and Storm Sanders on court, up against Yifan Xu and Zhaoxuan Yang from China in the second round.

Purcell goes down a set to Dominik Koepfer, 6-3, the only break for the set came after his injury time-out for treatment on the right shoulder.

Novak Djokovic has won his second round match up against Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-3. He will play Davidovich Fokina in the third round.

7:10pm: The Australian men are off to a strong start in Rugby Sevens against The Republic of Korea leading 21-0 at halftime.

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7:05pm: Spains Pablo Carrena Busta has defeated Croatias Marin Cilic 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the men’s tennis.

7:03pm: One final wave from Flores was not enough to take the win. Wright progresses after defeating Flores 15.00 to 12.90.

Max Purcell has called the trainer in the tennis, getting treatment on his shoulder.

7:00pm: Australia are underway against The Republic of Korea in the Rugby Seven’s. A must win game for the Aussies to ensure a top two finish in Pool A

6:52pm: Owen Wright looking good on the waves, currently leads 15.00 to Jeremy Flores’ 8.83. Wright has posted scores of 7.83 and 7.17 with 10 minutes remaining in Heat 8.

6:50pm: New Zealand has triumphed against Argentina in a dominant second half to win 35-14 keeping them at the top of Pool A in the Rugby Sevens. Australia play The Republic of Korea next.

6:48pm: Spain has defeated Norway on the buzzer in the Handball 28-27, scoring a last-second penalty to secure victory.

6:43pm: Novak Djokovic has broken Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff to take the first set 6-4. He is currently leading in the second set 1-0.

6:40pm: New Zealand lead Argentina 14-7 at halftime in the Men’s Rugby Sevens.

6:35pm: Argentina are on the board just three minutes into the game with a Marcus Moneta try, 7-0.

6:30pm: New Zealand V Argentina in the Men’s Rugby Sevens has just begun. A big game for Pool A.

Australia’s Owen Wright’s heat against Frances Jeremy Flores is about to begin in the surfing.

6:25pm: Fiji has defeated Canada 28-14 in the Men’s Rugby Sevens putting them into second in Pool B.

6:15pm: Alex Winwood has been defeated by Patrick Chinyamba in the men’s flyweight round of 32 by split decision, going down 4-1 on the scored cards.

The fight was scored 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.

The Zambian used a superior reach to his advantage, fighting behind an educated jab to keep the Aussie at bay in the first.

Winwood made adjustments in the second round, winning it on all four scorecards with excellent inside fighting and body punching.

Coming down to the final three minutes, Chinyamba landed to cleaner punches to clinch the bout and a place in the final 16.

6:12pm: Tomljanovic has broken back, and Svitolina holds serve to win the match. Tamljanovic fought hard but went down to the No 4 seed 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. There are now no Australian Women’s singles left.

6:10pm: Four of the judges have the score tied 19-19 and one has Chinyemba ahead 20-18 after two rounds.

6:08pm: Tomljanovic breaks back and it’s 4-4 in the third set.

6:00pm: Australia’s Alex Winwood is up in the boxing now against Zambia’s Patrick Chinyemba at flyweight.

5:55pm: Tomljanovic is fighting down a break 3-4, Svitolina continues to push her around the court in the third set.

Alex Winwood in the men’s flyweight boxing, and the Rugby 7s competition will be resuming at 6pm AEST in five minutes! Owen Wright is surfing at 6:30pm.

5:51pm: South Korea and Chinese Taipei are underway in the Men’s Team Archery Final with Korea setting up a hand 2 set lead.

5:44pm: The Bronze Medal is Japan’s after Muto Hiroki hit a 10 to claim Bronze in the shoot-off by a single point!

5:42pm: Tomljanovic is in a tough slog with Svitolina, who has captured her best and is pushing the Aussie around the court. She currently trails 2-3 down a break in the deciding set.

5:38pm: Japan and Netherlands are off to a shoot-off in the Men’s Archery teams to decide the bronze medal. 1 Arrow is shot per archer and the highest combined score will win.

5:34pm: Australian Daniel McConnell came 30th with a time of 1:33:12 in his 4th games in the Mountain Biking.

5:27pm: Tom Pidcock takes gold in the Mountain Biking. Mathias Fleuckiger takes silver, 20 seconds behind. David Valero Serrano (ESP) takes third. Pidcock was a class above for most of the race.

5:22pm: WHAT A DAY FOR SLOVENIA! Benjamin Savsek wins gold in the men’s canoe slalom! Lukas Rohan [CZR] and Sideris Tasiadis [GER] round out the podium.

Dan Watkins finishes in ninth place – an incredible result!

Ajla Tomljanovic [AUS] is going to a third set with Elina Svitolina [UKR].

5:19pm: It was a brilliant effort but Dan Watkins can’t make the podium after his run, nine seconds off the pace. ‘My arms were cooked’ the Aussie laughs with his team afterwards. Made us proud!

5:13pm: Aussie Dan Watkins is next up. He canoes for gold, with a time of 98.25 seconds needed, but a podium position also well within his grasp. Go Aussie!

5:11pm: Italy must score at the bottom of the sixth against Canada in the softball to the keep the 8-1 game alive and avoid a mercy result after Canada plated another three runs.

5:05pm: A brilliant run from the Slovenian Savsek with 98.25 five seconds under the previous best!!! Incredible run with four competitors to come in the canoe slalom final.

In the tennis, Tomljanovic has lost the last few games to Svitolina to trail 3-5 in the second set.

4:58pm: Just a few runs away from Dan Watkins!

Medal Event – It’s a Gold Medal for GB’s Tom Daley and Matty Lee! they claim gold as the Chinese pair just fall short after an incredible final round of Diving!!! Unbelievable result to take it off China 370.80 to 369.06. Simply amazing.

4:55pm: Incredible final dive from Thomas Daley and Matty Lee [GBR], scoring 101.01, lifting them to a guaranteed medal position.

4:53pm: Tomljanovic breaks in the second! She’s playing unstoppable tennis right now.

Tom Pidcock (GBR) is in control ahead of Matthias Flueckiger (SUI). Van Der Poel is working his way through the field and up to 15th, but Pidcock has ripped the race apart on the last few uphill sections. As he finished lap 4, he’s got a six second lead, with daylight in third.

Canada adds three more runs onto its score in the softball against Italy, leading 5-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth. Joey Lye, Victoria Hayward and Jenn Salling all scored in the frame for Canada.

4:51pm: After two runners, the gold medal time is currently 105.60 seconds. Dan Watkins chasing a medal soon!

4:45pm: The canoe slalom final is now beginning! Dan Watkins qualified second fastest out of the 10 competitors and will go ninth! Go Aussie!!

4:44pm: Our Aussie beach volleyballers have gone down to ROC 21-14, 21-16.

After winning the first set, it’s on serve in the second between Aussie Tomljanovic and star Elina Svitolina [UKR].

4:40pm: It’s delicately poised with 2 rounds to go at the Men’s 10m Synchronized platform with Thomas Daley and Matty Lee [GBR] taking the lead.

4:38pm: Gabriel Medina [BRA] takes the heat out over Julian Wilson [AUS], who gave it him a great run and will be extremely proud of his efforts today.

4:36pm: Luka Doncic just did that. Greatness in his Olympic debut.

4:35pm: Julian Wilson needs an 8.16 ride to take first with two minutes remaining. Medina is in a great position.

4:32pm: After one lap, Switzerland have the first two riders, as they have a slight break on the rest of the pack. Mathieu Van Der Poel is still in the race, a minute behind. He hasn’t lost time since he got back on, but he hasn’t made any of it back either. He’ll have a fight to catch Schurter or Flueckiger to take the gold medal from the Swiss duo.

4:30pm: Davidovich Fokina has served out the match to win in three sets. John Millman gave it his absolute all but falls 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.

ROC is in a commanding position over our beach volleyballers 11-5 in the second set.

After three rounds of diving in the men’s synchronised 10m platform, the Chinese pair lead by a massive 15 points already. Great Britain pulling up second, and the Russian Olympic Committee third. Incredibly technically perfect diving from China.

4:27pm: Medina shows his class with another beautiful ride, passing Wilson who is on 11.84. The Brazilian leads with a score of 14.33 which will be very hard to beat in 11 minutes of the heat to go.

Alja Tomljanovic is in action and has an early break in her match with Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina!!

4:23pm: ROC has taken the first set against our Aussie duo in the beach volleyball. It is currently locked at 4-4 in the second.

4:22pm: The men’s and women’s Skeet qualifying has wrapped up. Laura Coles finished 25th with a score of 112 and Paul Adams finished 21st with 119 points. With only 8 athletes progressing, neither of the Australians will be in the final of this shooting event.

4:21pm: Italy is on the board against Canada, and for its Tokyo 2020 campaign overall, though still trails 2-1. In the final game of the round-robin softball fixture, Erika Piancastelli sent a shot into centrefield that allowed Laura Vigna to score.

4:19pm: Nearing the halfway point of Julian Wilson’s heat with world champion Gabriel Medina [BRA] and he is in the lead! 11.84 to 10.10 so it is a close battle, and Medina has an awesome score of 7.50 after an incredible air to lean on so expect him to take the lead soon, but Wilson is surfing well.

4:18pm: Great start from Team GB pair Thomas Daley and Matthew Lee who are leading the pack of the Mens 10m Synchronized platform through the 2nd round of diving.

4:16pm: Millman is fighting hard! Down 5-1, he has broken back to trail 5-2 in the third set.

4:14pm: Van der Poel is fighting on here, back on his bike and still not out of the race! He’s lost some skin and scuffed his jersey, and breathing hard, but a steely look on his face as he pedals on, a minute behind the leaders.

4:11pm: Van Der Poel has crashed on the first lap. He’s holding his ribs and looking in trouble. It looks like his adjustment from the road bike has not been as smooth as planned and he’s missed a landing. Aussie O’Connell is in 32nd.

4:09pm: In softball, Canada doubles its lead in the softball against Italy, leading 2-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning. An RBI double from Larissa Franklin that went to the wall in centrefield allowed Victoria Hayward to score from first.

4:07pm: The swell has really built over the afternoon in Tokyo. Wilson will be the big beneficiary is swells continue to build over their 30 minute heat, with Medina able to score well on any type of wave. The Brazilian is the favourite to win gold after John John Florence was bundled out.

4:03pm: Australia’s Daniel McConnell is about to commence the Men’s Mountain Bike race! Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED) will be looking to capitalise on his strong Tour de France performance, where he wore the yellow jersey for five days. His endurance and bike handling skills will be on full display in the race.

4:01pm: Aussie beach volleyball duo Schumann and McHugh have started their match against the ROC.

Julian Wilson will take on superstar Gabriel Medina in the men’s surfing now!

4:00pm: Millman has been broken early in the third set, with Davidovich Fokina tightening the screws on the Aussie. The Spaniard holds to solidify the break at 0-3.

3:56pm: Argentina simply doesn’t have an answer for the Slovenia onslaught in the basketball. Great defence is leading to excellent offence and they lead 82-54 in the third. Doncic has come through with two brilliant blocks this quarter.

3:51pm: The Aussie 7’s will be out for redemption tonight when they take on South Korea at 7:00pm AEST.

3:47pm: Dan Watkins has qualified second fastest for the canoe slalom final – that’s coming up in under an hour’s time! Aussies a great medal chance.

3:45pm: The Men’s Cross Country Final is on in under 15 minutes! Dan McConnell is setting out for gold for Australia.

3:40pm: JONNY MILLMAN SAYS WE’RE GOING TO THREE! He takes the tiebreaker 7-4 with some exceptional aggression!!!!

3:37pm: Republic of Korea has defeated India in Men’s Archery team quarter final and will play Japan in the semi-final after they defeated the United States in their quarter final.

3:34pm: Luka Doncic is pretty good at basketball. The Mavericks superstar has 31 points at the half of Slovenia’s match with Argentina. Un. Be. Lievable.

3:31pm: Denmark takes the second set in the mixed doubles badminton. The Australian pair are struggling to keep up with the pace and power of the Danish pair. Australia lost the second set 21-14.

3:30pm: It’ll be tiebreak in the second to decide the set between Millman and Davidovich Fokina.

3:26pm: Kolohe Andino has done it! A ride of a lifetime gave him an 8.50 early in the heat, and John John Florence was unable to mount the comeback necessary in one of the biggest upsets of the men’s surfing. It blows the competition wide open for Brazilian Gabriel Medina and Aussie Owen Wright.

3:25pm: Sweden manages to recover from an earlier slip-up to take the win in the third race of the laser sailing. Australian Matt Wearn finished second which is his best finish at Tokyo 2020 so far. Hopefully, he can continue and build momentum going into the next races.

3:23pm: There’s the fighting spirit of John Millman!!! He breaks back in the second to keep it alive; we’re locked up at 5-5.

3:20pm: Panic is setting in for American superstar John John Florence who is facing elimination. He still trails Andino with just three minutes remaining in their heat! Andino has been surfing superbly and looks unbeatable with a score of 13.40, leading Florence with 8.93.

Matt Wear has dropped into third behind Sweden and Croatia in the sailing.

3:18pm: Dan Watkins posts a scintillating run in the canoe slalom semis!!!!!! Unbelievable work from the debutant who goes into first with a time of 101.28!!! 6.54 seconds better than the next best – still early in the semi-finals but brilliant signs from the Aussie.

3:15pm: Australia drops the first set in the mixed doubles badminton. The Danish pair look a class above the Australians winning the first set 21-6.

3:14pm: Huge news! Australian Matt Wearn takes the lead in the laser sailing. The Swedish sailor Jesper Stalhiem with a huge mistake as he tries to tack his boat.

3:12pm: Millman gets broken by Davidovich Fokina, the Spaniard now serving at 6-4 4-3.

3:10pm: Andino is still ahead of Florence 13.40 to 8.26 with 15 minutes remaining! This would be one of the biggest upsets of the surfing.

3:08pm: Matt Weam has moved into second and is trailing the Sweden boat by just 12 metres now!

3:07pm: Matt Weam of Australia in third place going into the fourth mark in race three of the laser sailing. Hungary and Sweeden are the current leaders with a change of course now taking place.

3:00pm: Superstar surfer John John Florence is in a bit of trouble early in his round three heat with compatriot Kolohe Andino. He trails 11.17 to 5.93, but there is still 24 minutes remaining in the heat.

2:50pm: Aussie John Millman is battling hard against his more fancied opponent in energy sapping heat. The ice packs are out and it’s on serve at 1-2 in the second set after Davidovich Fokina took the first 6-4.

2:45pm: The Hockeyroos have improved to 2-0 in Tokyo! A 6-0 win over China comes after a 3-1 win over Spain, to signal their intent for the gold medal in a stunning performance. Their next game against Argentina is on Wednesday.

The men’s C1 canoe slalom semi-finals is set to get underway in 15 minutes! Aussie debutant Dan Watkins will be taking to the water at 3:15pm in one of the best sports to watch at Tokyo 2020.

2:42pm: They’re on fire! Savannah Fitzpatrick delivers another after the Chinese keeper let’s one slip between her feet and it comically trickled over the line. 6-0!

2:40pm: They’re running riot in Tokyo! Aussies make it a fantastic five after Steph Kershaw works the ball in front of goal and scores another. Four minutes left to play against China for the Hockeyroos.

2:37pm: Rosie Malone makes it four!!! Scintillating play from 19-year-old Amy Lawton sets her up in front of the cage and she delivered the knock out blow for the Aussies – 4-0 with six minutes to play.

2:30pm: NISHIYA MOMIJI HAS DONE IT!!!! The 13-year-old Japanese skater has made it a clean sweep of the street disciplines for Japan, securing the gold medal in an incredible women’s final! It’s incredibly emotional scenes as she celebrates with her team. Fellow countrywoman Nakayama Funa has finished in third, while Brazil’s Rayssa Leal has taken silver in the first ever women’s street skateboarding event at the Olympics.

2:26pm: We’re heading into the fourth quarter with the Hockeyroos maintaining their 3-0 lead over China. Soaring temperatures will test everyone late in the piece.

2:23pm: John Millman has been broken late in the first by the Spaniard, and is feeling his left ankle after a wonky landing. Davidovich Fokina has looked very poised in the heat, securing the first 6-4.

Medal Event – 13-year-olds Nishiya Momiji (JPN) and Rayssa Leal (BRA) are just .10 points within each other in first and second place coming into the final trick of the women’s street skateboarding finals.

2:18pm: The surfing is back underway in very choppy conditions. Japan’s Igarashi Kanoa is taking on Indonesia’s Rio Waida in the first heat of round three.

2:13pm: Montenegro finishes first in the sailing. It was leg five where Milivoj Dukic raced past the German Phillip Buhl to get into first. The Australian Matt Weam finished 28th in a field of 35.

2:10pm: Incredible work in defence from Australia as it denies China in a penalty corner opportunity. Score remains 3-0 with eight minutes remaining in the third.

The men’s surfing qualifications has been delayed and won’t begin before 2:18pm AEST with some strong weather. Owen Wright will be taking to the water when competition gets underway.

2:04pm: Brooke Peris makes it 3-0 for the Hockeyroos straight out of half-time! Australia on top of China well and truly now.

1:52pm: It’s halftime in the Women’s Hockey between Australia and China. The Hockeyroos lead 2-0 at the break thanks to two goals from Emily Chalker.

1:50pm: Going into the fourth mark and the German boat has a huge lead, followed by the Finnish and Chilean boats. Matt Wearn in the Australian boat is a long way back. 

1:45pm: The Hockeyroos have doubled their lead over China, leading 2-0 after 22 minutes. Emily Chalker has the team’s two goals so far.

1:40pm: John Millman has taken the court and will serve first in his Men’s Singles second round match with Spain’s Alejandro Fokina Davidovich.

1:35pm: In the Men’s Laser sailing Race 2, Germany has a substantial lead at the second mark. The Australian Matt Wearn is well back in the pack but is gaining water over his opponents.

The Hockeyroos have scored first against China, leading 1-0 after 16 minutes courtesy of a Emily Chalker goal.

1:30pm: Kyle Chalmers relay split was the fastest split of the final, and the fifth fastest all time, with a 46.44. He’s in great form ahead of his individual races later on in the program.

1:20pm: The Australian Olympic Team is showing how much of a team they really are. Ahead of their first match this morning, they had other members of the Australian Olympic Teams present jerseys to the Olympic Debutants in the Rugby Sevens team.

1:15pm: Australia’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay team have won bronze after they finished third with a time of 3:10.22, 1.25 seconds behind first-placed USA.

Australia’s women’s hockey team, the Hockeyroos are underway against China. They won their first matchup against Spain. You can read the recap of that game here.

Japan’s Naomi Osaka gets through her second-round match against Viktorija Golubic in straight sets. The Japanese superstar won 6-3, 6-2 to get one step closer to her gold medal ambitions.

1:10pm: Brazil’s Ana Patricia Santos and Rebecca Silva complete cruise to a straight-sets win in the Beach Volleyball over the Kenyan pair Brackcides Agala and Gaudencia Makokha, claiming the second set 21-9.

1:05pm: Kaylee McKeown and Emily Seebohm have finished second and third with times of 58.11 and 58.59, respectively in the Women’s 100m Backstroke Semi-Final and have qualified for the final tomorrow. McKeown was 0.2 off first-place Kylie Masse of Canada.

Australia is about to compete in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay. Zac Incerti, Alexander Graham, Kyle Chalmers and Matthew Temple are Australia’s swimmers for this race.

1:00pm: Reagan Smith’s record is the fourth time the Olympic Record has been broken in the 100m backstroke at Tokyo 2020.

Australia’s sailing exploits are about to start after being rescheduled earlier this morning. Matt Wearn is the Australian competitor for Race 2 of the Laser class.

12:55pm: Brazilian pair Ana Patricia Santos and Rebecca Silva have claimed the first set over Kenya’s Brackcides Agala and Gaudencia Makokha 21-15 in the Women’s Beach Volleyball preliminary rounds.

Fair to say Ariarne Titmus’ coach Dean Boxall summarised all of Australia’s thoughts with his celebrations after the swimmer on gold in the Women’s 400m Freestyle.

12:50pm: With the semi-final heats completed, the top eight skaters have made it through to the women’s street skateboarding final. 16-year-old Funa Nakayama qualified with the highest score of 15.77. The rest of the qualifiers in order are 13-year-olds Momiji Nishiya (JPN) and Rayssa Leal (BRA), Roos Zwetslott (NLD), Aori Nishimura (JPN), Wenhui Zeng (CHN), Margielyn Didal (PHL) and Alexis Sablone (USA).

Japan’s Naomi Osaka is up one set in her women’s singles match against Viktorija Golubic, winning it 3-6. Spain’s Garbine Muguruza also won the first set of her women’s singles match against China’s Wang Qiang, 3-6.

12:45pm: Sally Fitzgibbons is through to the quarter-finals! Th Australian finished with a score of 10.86 over her French opponent 9.03.

In the women’s singles tennis, Naomi Osaka takes the first set against her Swiss opponent Viktorija Golubic. The Japanese star wins the first set 6-3.

Spain have defeated South Korea 73-69 in their opening Women’s basketball Group A match.

The USA has done it again in the softball, prevailing in another walk-off win, this time against Japan after doing the same to Australia yesterday. Kelsey Stewart hit a lead-off home run in the bottom of the eighth to give the USA a 2-1 win. USA and Japan will also compete for the sport’s gold medal tomorrow night.

12:40pm: It’s game over for David Powell in the men’s singles table tennis. The Australian lost four straight games against the 35th ranked Slovakian Yang Wang.

12:37pm: Mitch Larkin has finished second with a time of 52.7 in the Men’s 100m Backstroke Semi-Final.

12:28pm: An update in the surfing has Sally Fitzgibbons hold a score of 10.16, edging Pauline Ado who has a 9.03 score. Ado needs 5.37.

Ariarne Titmus edged American Katie Ledecky by 0.67 and has claimed gold in the Women’s 400m Freestyle with a time of 3:56.69, an Oceanian Record.

David Powell has lost the third set against Yang Wang who continues to dominate in the table tennis, 11-3. The Slovakian needs one more set to claim the match.

12:22pm: Solvakia’s Yang Wang is putting in a dominant display and has taken the second set in his Round 2 table tennis match against Australian David Powell, 11-4.

Ariarne Titmus is about to race in the Women’s 400m Freestyle Final.

12:20pm: The current score in Sally Fitzgibbon’s surfing matchup against Pauline Ado has the Australian with a score of 7.84 and Ado with a score of 6.40.

12:16pm: Dave Powell of Australia drops the first men’s singles Round 2 table tennis game against Slovakia’s Yang Wang. The Australia failing to make a big impact and losing the game 11-4.

12:14pm: Sally Fitzgibbons has earned a score of 1.37.

12:12pm: Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons is about to compete at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach against France’s Pauline Ado.

12:07pm: There’s a tight game brewing between Spain and South Korea in their opening preliminary women’s basketball clash, with scores tied at 50 all with 3:12 to go in the third quarter.

12:04pm: Heartbreak for Australian Chelsea Hodges as she misses qualification for the 100m Breaststroke Final by 0.01. Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA) breaks the CR record to win the second heat.

Australia’s archery team has lost to Chinese Taipei in a shoot-off, losing by one point in the tie break.

12:00pm: Australia’s Jian Fang Lay creates a huge upset defeating the 28th seed, Li Qian of Poland in the women’s singles table tennis. The Australian will go into the third round and compete against Germany’s Han Ying after winning the sixth game of the match 11-4.

Jack Marton has lost his Round of 16 80kg category taekwondo fight against Egypt’s Seif Eissa, a final score of 11-1.

It’s been a clutch showing from Chinese Taipei in the Men’s Archery scoring five 10’s, winning the fourth set 58-52 to send it to a tie break.

11:55am: Los Pumas win against Australia in Men’s Rugby Sevens, running out 29-19 winners in their opening Pool A game. Australia sits third in the standings with its next game tonight against the Republic of Korea.

Australia has won the third set in the Men’s Archery against Chinese Taipei, 57-55.

11:50am: Thomas Neill won’t be progressing to the Men’s 200m Freestyle Final, missing by one spot by .03 of margin.

Jack Marton’s taekwondo opponent has won the first round, 11-0.

Jian Fang Lay takes the fourth game of the women’s singles table tennis against Poland’s Li Qian. It was a dominant display by the Australian to win 11-4. The Australian just needs one more game to clinch the match.

Chinese Taipei take the second set 55-53 against Australia in the Archery, all tied up at two sets apiece now.

11:45am: Australia has taken the first set in Men’s Team Archery against Chinese Taipei, 53-48.

Jack Marton’s Men’s Taekwondo -80kg Round of 16 fight against Egypt’s Seif Eissa has started.

11:43am: Thomas Neill has finished just outside of the top three with a time of 1:45.74 in the Men’s 200m Freestyle Semi-Final. The best eight athletes progress to the final.

In table tennis, Li Qian of Poland is staging a comeback against Jian Fang Lay of Australia. Li Qian takes the fourth game 12-10.

11:40am: It’s been a fast start for Argentina who has continued to increase its lead to 24-0 over Australia at halftime in the Men’s Rugby Sevens.

11:35am: Emma McKeon has finished third with a personal best and Australian Record in the Women’s 100m Butterfly with a time of 55.72. It’s her sixth Olympic medal. Thomas Neill competes in the Men’s 200m Freestyle Semi-Final shortly.

Argentina has scored first in the Men’s Rugby Sevens against Australia after Lucio Cinti and Matias Osadczuk each scored a try goals, leading 10-0 after four and a half minutes.

11:30am: Emma McKeon, in lane three is about to compete in the Women’s 100m Butterfly.

Kick-off in the Men’s Rugby Sevens against Pool A competitors Australia and Argentina. Here’s how Australia lines up.

A change in momentum in the women’s singles table tennis. Li Qian of Poland takes the third game 11-5 against Australia’s Jian Fang Lay.

It has been confirmed that street skater Hayley Wilson will not be progressing past the preliminaries, falling to 10th in the standings where the top eight go through, with one heat remaining.

11:20am: Jian Fang Lay wins the second game of the women’s singles. The Australian defeating the Li Qian from Poland 11-6 in the second game.

New Zealand has walloped South Korea in their opening Men’s Rugby Sevens Pool A game. winning 50-5. Australian begin its Pool A match between Argentina in 10 minutes.

Softball has begun between Japan and the USA, a precursor to an already-established gold medal match scheduled for 9pm AEST on July 27. After one innings, Japan hold a 1-0 lead.

11:10am: Australia’s women’s water polo team has been named for its matchup against the Netherlands later tonight. The Stingers won their opening game against Canada 8-5. You can read the recap of that game here.

Australia takes the first game of the women’s singles table tennis. Jian Fang Lay wins the first game by a margin of 11-7 against the Polish athlete Li Qian.

11:00am: Hayley Wilson has landed her last trick, earning a 1.10 score from the judges for a total score of 5.34. At this stage, she sits eighth among all heats. The top eight skaters from the all four heats combined progress to the final with two heats to go.

There was a false start in the Men’s Triathlon earlier this morning. Aussie Jake Birtwhistle suffered a broken nose in that false start. He climbed back up on the pontoon, raced like a champion to finish 16th, and is now receiving medical treatment.

10:52am: Hayley Wilson hasn’t landed a trick in four attempts, all but putting her path to progress out of reach. She still has one trick run left.

The USA defeats Latvia 15-11 in the 3rd set of the Beach Volleyball. the USA pair of Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil hold off the Latvian pair Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka.

Fiji has come back after a 12-14 halftime deficit, beating Japan in Men’s Pool B Rugby Sevens, 24-19. Waisea Nacuqu top-scored for Fiji with 12 points.

10:50am: Hayley Wilson has two more opportunities to score after a third consecutive score of 0.00 in the trick run of the Women’s Street Preliminaries.

The Australian Olympic Team’s athletics competitors have touched down in Tokyo ahead of athletics starting on July 30. Race-walker Dane Bird-Smith was a late withdrawal yesterday. You can read the story here.

10:43am: It was the same result for Hayley Wilson as she couldn’t stick the landing on her second trick run. Four scores out of seven attempts count towards the skaters total scores. She’s currently has scores of 0.93 and 3.31, excluding the two 0.00s.

It’s halftime in the Men’s Group A Handball between Brazil and France. France leads 16-13.

10:40am: Hayley Wilson has earned a 0.00 after falling on her first trick obstacle, the A-Frame, ending her third run. She has a 4.24 score currently.

10:35am: In Men’s Group D Beach Volleyball, USA and Latvia is tied at one set apiece.

10:30am: Wilson’s second run went much more smoothly, with no falls and all her tricks landing. 3.31 gives her a total of 4.24, which is currently best in the heat!

10:20am: Wilson has finished her first run, and scored 0.93, which puts her second so far in this heat. A couple of falls bring that score down.

10:15am: Hayley Wilson’s heat is up now! Women’s skateboarding, we are watching closely!

10:10am: Japan lead Fiji 14-12 at half time of their Men’s Rugby Sevens match – possible upset brewing, as Fiji are the Gold Medal favourites.

9:45am: Skateboarding is underway, with the women’s street and Aussie Hayley Wilson is on course now.

9:20am: Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) wins gold, with Alex Yee (GBR) and Hayden Wilde (NZL) taking the minor placings. A brilliant run leg sealed the win for the Norwegian, as you can see how much the heat has taken out of everyone.

Athletes are collapsing after they finish as the adrenaline wears off, and Blummenfelt is being pushed in a wheelchar from the finish area.

Jake Birtwhistle is the first Aussie in 16th, 1:28 behind. Matt Hauser finishes 24th, 2:31 behind and Royle finished 26th, 2:53 behind.

9:15am Norway’s Blummenfelt is pulling away and has a 15s lead with a few hundred metres to go.

9:00am: The Aussies are starting to lose touch on the run, as Alex Yee (GBR) sets the pace. Birtshistle (17s), Hauser (25s) and Royle (35s) will need to lift.

8:50am: The heat is starting to have an effect. The Aussies are trailing just behind the first pack as Andy Salvisberg (SUI) leads ahead of everyone else.

8:30am: Halfway through the bike leg, and Royle and Birtwhistle are in the front pack, with 25 other riders. This one is going to be all about the final transition and the run leg.

8:10am: Stephanie Gilmore has been knocked out of the women’s surfing. Gilmore scored a 10.00 but it was not enough to beat Bianca Buitendag (RSA) who scored 13.93. Aussies Sally Fitzgibbons, Owen Wright and Julian Wilson are on later today.

8:00am: Hauser is in 29th place as they start the bike leg, with Royl 34th and Birtwhistle 36th. Given they are so close, they should work together to pull back the 30 second gap to the leaders.

7:30am: And they’re off! The men are in the water for the 1.5km swim leg.

7:20am: We’re live for Day 3, and starting with the Men’s Triathlon momentarily. Jack Birtwhistle, Aaron Royle and Matt Hauser will be competing for Australia.

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