31/05/2024

There's just two days of events left at Tokyo 2020, but still so many medals up for offer. (Photo: AUS Olympic Team/Twitter)

There's just two days left of Tokyo 2020. Day 15 sees more team events begin to wrap up, while the canoe sprints and athletics come to a head. Follow along with The Inner Sanctum’s Live Blog.

Welcome to our live blog of Day 15 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.

12:50am: That concludes Day 15 at Tokyo 2020. Be sure to join us tomorrow for the last day of action from the Olympic Games!

12:45am: MEDAL ALERT – France has won the gold medal, 15-12 in the fifth set. Despite a last minute challenge by ROC, the French have won another gold medal, taking the Men’s Volleyball gold, less than an hour after winning gold in the Men’s Handball. France takes gold, and ROC has won silver at the end of a gruelling five-set matchup.

12:22am: ROC have taken the fourth set, and we’re headed to a decider for a decider to determine who will take home the Gold Medal in the Men’s Volleyball.

12:15am: It’s tight in the fourth set between France and the ROC, with it all square at 16-16 in the Men’s Volleyball Gold Medal Match.

12:05am: MEDAL ALERT – Brazil have held on to win the Gold Medal in Men’s Football. They defeated Spain 2-1, and have now won back to back Gold Medals. Spain will take silver in a heartbreaking loss.

11:50pm: ROC take the third set in the Men’s Volleyball final 25-21 France still leads two sets to one with the Gold Medal Match going to a fourth set.

BRAZIL HAVE SCORED. Malcom finds the back of the net in the 110th minute, making the score 2-1 with 10 minutes of extra time remaining. Brazil has one hand on the gold medal now, which would make it back to back gold medals.

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11:45pm: Coming towards the end of the first period of extra time, and we’re still deadlocked at 1 all. Is this going to be the second Gold Medal Football game going to penalties?

11:35pm: MEDAL ALERT France claims their third Men’s Handball Gold since Beijing 2008 beating Denmark 24-23, the Danes win their second Olympic medal but are denied winning Gold back to back, earlier today Spain defeated Eygpt in the Bronze Medal Match to score a spot on the podium.

11:30pm: There’s a minute and a half to go in the Men’s Handball Gold Medal Match and there is only one point in it with France leading Denmark 24-23.

11:25pm: We are heading for Extra Time in the Men’s Football Gold Medal game as Spain and Brazil cannot be split. 1-1 at the end of regulation time.

11:20pm: France takes the second set in the Men’s Volleyball Final winning it 25-17 over the ROC they just need one more set to win.

11:10pm: France is up 19-14 in the second set of the Men’s Volleyball Gold Medal Match, it could be a big night for France as they also lead Denmark in the Men’s Handball Gold Medal Match 21-16.

As we tick into the 80th minute, scores are still locked at 1 all between Spain and Brazil in the Men’s Football Gold Medal Match.

11:02pm: MEDAL ALERT – Mariya Lasitskene [ROC] wins Gold as the only athlete to clear 2.04m, Nicola McDermott takes Silver after missing her final attempt at 2.04m and Yaroslava Mahuchikh after clearing 2.00m takes Bronze. Eleanor Patterson finishes in 5th only missing at 1.98m tonight putting two Australians in the top five at the Olympics.

McDermott is the second Australian Woman to win an Olympic Medal for High Jump, the first one to win was Michelle Brown who won silver in… you guessed it Tokyo 1964.

MEDAL ALERT Japan has won baseball gold on home soil, the nation’s first gold medal in the sport. Despite a two-out single from Nick Allen, the USA took silver after Japan won 2-0. The host nation scored a run in each of the third and eighth innings to contribute to the historic victory.

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MEDAL ALERT – The USA have doubled up, winning the Men’s 4x400m relay. Their time of 2:55.70 was well ahead of the Netherlands in Silver and Botswana in bronze.

11:00pm: In the Men’s Football Gold Medal Game, it is 1 all between Spain and Brazil after 67 minutes.

On her second attempt at 2.04 Nicola McDermott comes up short again, she’s only missed twice before this height tonight. Mariya Lasitskene [ROC] clears 2.04m on her second attempt putting her in the perfect position to win Gold.

Yaroslava Mahuchikh [UKR] wins Bronze after missing her final attempt of 2.04m, McDermott will win at least Silver tonight.

10:50pm: On her first attempt at Nicola McDermott misses 2.04, she still looks very calm and unfazed by the delays with victory ceremonies and other action around Olympic Stadium.

Japan is three outs away from the gold medal in the baseball, currently holding a 2-0 lead into the top of the ninth inning where the USA is wanting to keep the game going and score a few runs.

France has taken the first set from ROC in the Men’s Volleyball Gold Medal Match, it’s best of five sets so this match is nowhere near over.

France is leading 14-10 over Denmark at halftime in the Men’s Handball Final.

10:45pm: Medal Alert HISTORY HAS FINALLY BEEN MADE! The Boomers came in with a mission to take home a medal and they’ve done it beating Slovenia 107-93 to claim bronze.

Nicola McDermott is back in it after clearing 2.02m on her second attempt, she’s set a new personal best and a new Oceania Record in the process.  Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh passes on her second attempt and the bar will be moved up to 2.04m.

A throwing error from the USA sees Japan claim another run onto its score in baseball’s gold medal game, now leading 2-0 at the bottom of the eighth inning.

10:40pm: Nicola McDermott misses her first attempt at 2.02m coming up short, if she clears this it will be a new personal best for her.

Mariya Lasitskene [ROC] clears 2.02m on her first attempt, she’s now in the lead and McDermott is in second. Yaroslava Mahuchikh misses her first attempt at the current height.

With two minutes to go in the Bronze Medal Match the Boomers lead Slovenia 88-102, they are now within touching distance of their first Olympic Medal.

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10:35pm: MEDAL ALERT – The USA has won Gold in the Women’s 4x400m Relay, ahead of Poland and Jamaica. The winning time was 3:16.85, almost three seconds ahead of second.

It’s just gotten interesting, ROC’s Mariya Lasitskene and Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh clears 2.00m on her second attempt, we will be going to 2.02m at least tonight.

Nicola McDermott will leave Tokyo 2020 with a medal, currently sitting in first there are only three left in the Women’s High Jump Final.

10:25pm: MEDAL ALERT In Wrestling’s Women’s Freestyle 50kg, Sarah Ann Hildebrandt [USA] wins bronze after defeating Oksana Livach [UKR] on points, 12-1.

MEDAL ALERT In Karate’s Men’s Kumite 75kg bout, Sajad Ganjzadeh [IRI] has won gold on points, 4-0 against Tareg Hamedi [KSA] who claims silver.

MEDAL ALERT In wrestling’s Women’s Freestyle 50kg Final, Susaki Yui [JPN] has won gold after a 10-0 points win against Sun Yanan [CHN] who wins silver.

“Come on!” That’s the cry of Nicola McDermott before clearing 2.00m she’s only missed one jump at 1.96m and there’s a mountain to climb for the other jumpers now if everyone falls at the same mark tonight. McDermott is the only athlete to clear 2.00m on her first attempt, there’s only three other athletes still in it tonight and McDermott is likely not going to fall off the podium from here.

Australia leads Slovenia 67-78 and it is definitely the Patty Mills show here tonight as Australia hunts down its first Olympic Medal.

10:20pm: Medal Alert. Neeraj Chopra (IND) has won gold in the Men’s Javelin with a throw of 87.58. The Czech Republic took the minor medals, with Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely coming in second and third. It is India’s first ever athletics gold medal.

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Medal Alert Sweden wins Equestrian team Jumping Gold with 8 penalties and a time of 235.65, followed close behind by the United States in Silver with 237.20, with only time separating the two teams w, Belgium has won Bronze with 12 penalties and a time of 242.02.

Brazil have drawn first blood in the Men’s Football, with Matheus Cunha scoring on the stroke of half time.

Eleanor Patterson is unsuccessful in her final jump and will finish with an equal seasons best of 1.96m, she currently sits in 5th and if no one else is able to complete 1.98m she will finish in 5th at Tokyo 2020. Two athletes, Vashti Cunningham (USA) and Yulia Levchenko (UKR) have passed and will attempt 2.00.

10:15pm: MEDAL ALERT Feryal Abdelaziz [EGY] has won gold in the Women’s Kumite +61kg karate category on points 2-0, beating Iyrna Zaretska [AZE] who wins silver.

Patty Mills is having an unreal game currently on 30 points for the match, next best on court for either side is Jock Landale who has scored 14 so far.

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With one attempt left there’s only three who have cleared 1.98m if everyone is unsuccessful on their remaining attempts Nicola McDermott is guaranteed a medal.

10:10pm: MEDAL ALERT In the Wrestling, Mariya Stadnik [AZE] wins bronze over Namuuntsetseg Tsogt Ochir [MGL] in the Women’s Freestyle 50kg.

Eleanor Patterson is unable to clear 1.98m on her second attempt this time coming up short, she’s got one more attempt left but her last one needs to be more like her first miss than that one.

After 40 minutes, the Men’s Football Gold Medal Match between Spain and Brazil remains scoreless.

The Men’s Handball Gold Medal Match between Denmark and France is underway. After ten minutes, it’s 4-4. The Men’s Volleyball Gold Medal Match between France and ROC is about to get underway, and we will keep you updated on that match.

10:05pm: MEDAL ALERT Ugur Aktas [TUR] has won bronze in the Men’s Kumite +75kg against Sajad Ganjzadeh [IRI] who is through to the gold medal match, winning on senshu.

Nicola McDermott is the only athlete to clear 1.98m on the first attempt, no matter who clears on the second and third attempts she will be solidly in first going into the next height.

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10:00pm: Mariya Lasitskene clears 1.96m after a delay for the final attempt due to a medal ceremony. The bar is now moved up to 1.98m with four competitors eliminated after 1.96m

Nicola McDermott might have had trouble with 1.96 but it’s too easy at 1.98m with the Aussie contingent in the crowd cheering her on, she now leads the Olympic Final due to countback. Eleanor Patterson misses her first attempt at 1.98m, clipping it with the back of her legs as she comes down, she’ll get two more attempts and she’s not far off getting it.

Six innings down and Murakami Munetaka’s third-inning solo home run is still the difference in baseball’s gold medal game where Japan leads 1-0 against the USA.

9:55pm: MEDAL ALERT – Abdulrashid Sadulaev (ROC) has defeated Kyle Snyder (USA) 6-3 to win the Gold in the men’s 97kg Freestyle Wrestling.

MEDAL ALERT Araga Ryutaro [JPN] has won bronze in a 2-0 points loss against Tareg Hamedi [KSA] who moves onto the gold medal match in the Men’s Kumite +75kg.

Matisse Thybulle throws one down on the buzzer to give Australia a 53-45 halftime lead in the Bronze Medal game.

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9:50pm: MEDAL ALERT – Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR) causes an upset to take gold in the Men’s 1500m Final. His time of 3:28.32 was an Olympic record, and enough to hold off pre-race favourite Timothy Cheruiyot (KEN) and Josh Kerr (GBR).

Aussies Stewart McSweyn and Ollie Hoare were seventh and eleventh respectively, unable to hold the blistering pace.

World number one Mariya Lasitskene is suddenly looking like she’ll miss the podium entirely, no where near clearing 1.96m on either of her first two attempts, she only has one attempt left and if she passes on 1.96 she will only have one attempt at the next height.

9:40pm: MEDAL ALERT! The ROC retains gold in the Artistic Swimming team event with a combined score of 196.0979 with 98.8000 in the free routine and 97.2979 in the technical. China claimed silver with 193.5310, while Ukraine took bronze with 190.3018 points. Australia finished ninth with a combined total of 153.0018.

MEDAL ALERT Abraham de Jesus Condeyo Ruano [ITA] wins bronze in the Men’s Freestyle 97kg wrestling match against Suleyman Karadeniz [TUR], 6-2.

Nicola McDermott nails her second attempt at 1.96m looking very happy with herself and goes back to writing notes following her jump looking perfectly relaxed

The Men’s 1500m Final has kicked off, with Stewart McSweyn and Ollie Hoare starting well.

9:35pm: MEDAL ALERT Gong Li [CHN] claims bronze after losing 7-2 to Iryna Zaretska [AZE] in the Women’s Kumite +61kg semi-final. Zaretska moves onto the gold medal fight.

MEDAL ALERT Sofya Berultseva claims bronze in the Women’s Kumite +61kg semi-final 5-4 loss against Feryal Abdelaziz [EGY] who moves onto the gold medal match.

China performs an intricate, quick, robust routine in an attempt to knock the ROC off the top podium spot. It left nothing in the tank, but they couldn’t get the score needed to beat the ROC – they earned 97.3000, 193.5310 overall to take the second spot.

Patterson and Ukraine’s Iryna Gerashchenko are the only two to clear 1.96 on their first attempt, there were a lot of small margins between clearing and missing their jumps and some will get there in their second and third attempts or take the risk and pass to the next height.

Patty Mills is a man on a mission. The Boomers captain has already launched 11 3 pointers as Australia hold a 41-35 lead with 4:03 to go in the 2nd quarter.

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9:30pm: The fourth height has been set to 1.96m we’re getting into seasons best territory for a lot of athletes now. On her first attempt Nicola McDermott misses but she’ll have two more to get over the height. Eleanor Patterson clears 1.96m on her first attempt, equalling her season best.

It was a parade of power in the ROC’s new routine ‘Parade of Planets’ as they searched to secure Artistic Swimming team gold. It appropriately received a score of 98.8000 taking them to 196.0979 in total and an almost certain gold medal.

9:25pm: MEDAL ALERT Reineris Salas Perez [CUB] claims bronze in wrestling’s Men’s Freestyle 97kg, winning against Sharif Sharifov [AZE].

9:20pm: MEDAL ALERT – Sifan Hassan (NED) has won the Women’s 10,000m, ahead of Kalkidan Gezahegne (BHR) and Letesenbet Gidey (ETH).

Canada’s free routine ‘Triumph’ reminded people of the success and unity of the Canadian team in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This success was reflected in an effortlessly stunning routine which was given 92.5333 points. However this score was just not high enough to make the podium, earning a combined score of 184.0325 for the two routines.

Slovenia racks up a 15-4 point run to take the lead before a Chris Goulding 3 pointer wrestles momentum back Australia’s way to hold a 1 point lead at quarter time.

The Men’s Football final between Brazil and Spain is about to begin. We will keep you updated, especially if it is as dramatic as the Women’s Final between Sweden and Canada.

9:15pm: Japan’s gave a beautiful, powerful tribute to the traditional Japanese Awa Odori dance festival in its Artistic Swimming free routine. The interpretation of the festival was given a score of 94.9333, and 188.3106 overall. They sit in second behind Ukraine.

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9:10pm: Nicola McDermott is untroubled by 1.93m working the crowd into a cheer before her run up to comfortably clear the height. Eleanor Patterson looked similarly untroubled as she cleared 1.93m easily.

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MEDAL ALERT Otoguro Takuto [JPN] has won gold after a Men’s Freestyle 65kg wrestling final fight against Haji Aliyev [AZE] who wins silver.

9:05pm: Sajad Ganjzadeh [IRI] has won on points, 2-1 against Daniel Gaysinsky [CAN] in Men’s Kumite +75kg Pool B action. The Iranian ends the pool in top spot at the conclusion of the group stage.

The third height in the Women’s High Jump final has been set at 1.93m, every athlete has now cleared their first height and we’ve had our first elimination with Sweden’s Maja Nilsson unable to clear 1.89m.

Ukraine proved they were the ‘Team of Brave’ after a truly inspirational, beautiful performance. Their courage was awarded 96.0333 for their complex, but well executed routine. This takes them to a grand total of 190.3018 points, giving them the lead halfway through the routines.

9:00pm: Egypt delivered a dynamic routine about perseverance, with an accompanying soundtrack of classic classical pieces. They certainly persevered hard to achieve a score of 80.0000, taking them to a final score of 157.9147.

The Men’s Basketball Bronze Medal Match between Australia and Slovenia is about to kick off. The Aussie starting five was Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Matisse Thybulle, Jock Landale. and Nic Kay.

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Slovenia started with Luka Doncic, Vlatko Cancar, Zoran Dragic, Mike Tobey and Aleksej Nikolic.

8:57pm: Ivan Kvesic [CRO] has won 3-1 against Brian Irr [USA] in Men’s Kumite +75kg Pool B action. Despite the win, Kvesic finished outside of the top two after the group stages in third and Irr finished fifth in the group after four fights.

8:54pm: MEDAL ALERT Bajrang Bajrang [IND] wins bronze in the Wrestling’s Men’s Freestyle 65kg, defeating Daulet Niyazbekov [KAZ] on points, 8-0. 

8:53pm: Eleanor Patterson looks cool as a cucumber clearing her first attempt at 1.89m with great speed in her run-up.

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8:50pm: MEDAL ALERT Gazhimurad Rashidov [ROC] has won bronze after defeating Iszmail Muszukajev [HUN] on points, 5-0 in Wrestling’s Men’s Freestyle 65kg.

8:49pm: Nicola McDermott clears her first jump of the evening at 1.89m.

8:48pm: Gogita Arkania [GEO] has won on points 3-1 against Daniyar Yuldashev [KAZ] in Men’s Kumite +75kg Pool A action.

8:46pm: A home run to Japan’s Murakami Munekata over the fence in centrefield opens the scoring in baseball’s gold medal game against the USA, leading 1-0 at the bottom of the third inning.

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8:45pm: Medal Alert: Joseph Choong powers away in the last 200m to win gold in the Men’s Modern Pentathalon. Egypt’s Ahmed Elgendy had a massive final loop and shoot to finish in the Silver position. South Korea’s Jun Woong-tae claimed the Bronze

Australia’s free routine inspired by the elements from Avatar: The Last Airbender was given a score of  77.3667, taking them to a total of 153.0018 points after last night’s technical score of 75.6351. 

8:44pm: All athletes have either cleared or passed the first height of 1.84m, the next height is set at 1.89m

8:41pm: Egypt’s Ahmed Elgendy has taken the lead at the final shoot, it is now a flat chat running battle between Elgendy and Choong in a race to the finish line with 400m to go

8:40pm: Eleanor Patterson has no trouble with her first attempt at 1.84m, Nicola McDermott will not challenge 1.84m and will come in at a later height.

8:39pm: Joseph Choong has left the shooting range for the 3rd time still in the lead but is facing a stern challenge from Jinhwa and Kuf who are making a charge. There is 1 shoot left to come followed by an 800m run.

Spain has kicked off the Artistic Swimming Team free routines for this evening, scoring 91.5333 for a stunning routine. Overall, they have 181.9113 in total.

In Wrestling’s Men’s 65kg Bronze Medal Match, after one period, Gazhimurad Rashidov [ROC] has earned three technical points to lead over 3-0 Iszmail Muszukajev [HUN].

8:37pm: In the Men’s Kumite +75kg Pool B group, Tareg Hamedi [KSA] defeats Daniel Gaysinsky [CAN] 10-3 to place himself at the top of the pool after his final bout where the top two go through to the semi-finals.

8:35pm: The women’s High Jump final is about to get underway, the first bar height will be set at 1.84m and first athlete to kick things off Bulgaria’s Mirela Demireva misses her first attempt.

8:30pm: Through the first two innings of baseball’s gold medal game, there’s been plenty of hits into the outfield but the defense has been tight with catches taken on the warning track and pitchers claiming a number of strikeouts preventing any scores so far as the USA and Japan is tied at 0-0.

There’s plenty of action about to start with the Laser Run in the Men’s Modern Pentathlon gets underway Great Britain’s Joseph Choong starts first with zero handicap while Australia’s Edward Fernon will be the 29th to start with a handicap of 2:05.

7:25pm: ICYMI Matthew Belcher will be the Australian Flag Bearer at the Closing Ceremony on Sunday night, the two-time Olympic Gold Medallist in the 470 Class for Sailing was announced as the Flag Bearer earlier this morning, at his three appearances in the Olympics he has never finished lower than Silver alongside either partner Malcolm Page (2012) or Will Ryan (2016 and 2020).

8:15pm: We’re 20 minutes away from the night session of the Athletics to start, Australians should watch out for the Women’s High Jump Final coming up first with Nicola McDermott and Eleanor Patterson competing for Gold.

8:00pm: There’s an hour until tip-off in the Bronze Medal Match between Australia and Luka Doncic Slovenia and while still plenty to keep up with for the rest of the night which we’ll be bringing you the starting five for the Boomers as soon as we see it.

7:52pm: The Gold Medal Game between the USA and Japan is close to getting underway in Yokohama.

7:40pm: Olena Starikova (UKR) has upset Lea Sophie Friedrich (DEU) to book the final spot in the Women’s Sprint Semi-Final.

7:37pm: MEDAL ALERT Spain takes out the Men’s Handball Bronze medal winning 31-33 over Eygpt. Tonight the Gold Medal will be decided between Denmark and France who have won all three Olympic Gold Medals since Beijing 2008.

7:30pm: MEDAL ALERT Israel wins its second Gold of Tokyo 2020 in the Individual Rhythmic Gymnastics, Linoy Ashram led from start to finish, ending with a total score of 107.800. It is Israel’s first Rhythmic Gymnastics medal at an Olympics. Ashram is also the first Israeli woman to win Olympic Gold.

Silver medallist Dina Averina [ROC] scored a 24.000 on her Ribbon routine to finish with a total score of 107.650 and Belarus’ Alina Harnasko takes out Bronze with a total score of 102.700.

7:23pm: Dina Averina leaves it all out on the floor with a gorgeous Ribbon routine, there’s a long wait between scores with judges wanting to get this right.

7:21pm: Here’s a massive upset! Wai Sze Lee of Hong Kong has beaten Katie Marchant (GBR), the overwhelming favourite for the Women’s Sprint, and knocked the Brit out of the Semi-Final in two sprints

7:18pm: Alina Harnasko from Belarus edges out Arina Averina to guarantee herself a place on the podium scoring a 21.100 for her Ribbon routine, with a total score of 102.700.

7:17pm: Emma Hinze (DEU) is also through to the Sprint Semi-Final, after beating Shanne Braspennincx (NED) in the first two sprints.

7:15pm: Despite clearly dropping her ribbon mid-routine Linoy Ashram’s difficulty score keeps her well out in front to score a 23.300. Dina Averina will need to score a 24.150 to be level with Ashram’s score.

7:14pm: Kelsey Mitchell (CAN) is the first sprinter through to the Women’s Sprint Semi-Final after winning the first two sprints against countrywoman Lauriane Genest.

7:05pm MEDAL ALERT – Denmark has won the Gold Medal in the Men’s Madison, ahead of Great Britain and France. Great Britain takes silver on countback with the French settling for Bronze, as the Danes won by 3 points.

6:54pm: With 40 laps to go, Germany has crashed hard too, with France, Belgium and Switzerland in a breakaway, hoping to pick up some lap points. Michael Morkov (DEN) is having a phenomenal ride, after a dominant month across road and track.

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6:49pm: With 60 laps to go in the Men’s Madison, Ireland has joined the list of teams to DNF. France and Germany are on the attack trying to take a lap. France is at the top of the leaderboard ahead of Denmark and Great Britain. It will be a thrilling finish to the race coming up.

6:48pm: MEDAL ALERT France has defeated Serbia in the Women’s Basketball Bronze medal match,  91-76 secure bronze at Tokyo 2020. The USA and Japan will battle it out for gold tomorrow in the final basketball event of the games.

6:45pm: There has been no change to Dina Averina’s score, meanwhile Arina Averina has scored a 19.550 for her Ribbon routine, a bronze medal could be in doubt for Arina with Belarussian Alina Harnasko already chomping at her heels.

6:42pm: What started as a good final routine for Arina Averina results in disaster having to switch from her ribbon to one at the side incurring penalties, however, we will have to wait for the score as Dina Averina has submitted a score inquiry about her clubs routine which could take a few minutes to resolve.

6:41pm: With 95 laps to go of the Men’s Madison, Team USA has crashed in a handover, with both riders hitting the deck. Australia and Canada are also teams that will not finish the race, crushing hopes of a medal. France is on the attack in an attempt to take a lap, which will dramatically change the complexion of the race at this late stage

6:39pm: Dina Averina ends the third rotation with a high energy routine scoring 28.150 for a total score of 83.650. Linoy Ashram [ISR] continues to lead with a score of 84.500, whilst Arina Averina [ROC] continues to sit in third with a total score of 82.550. The last rotation is Ribbon and with so much room for error there could be a dramatic change in the scores.

6:34pm: Belgium has won Sprint 8 of the Madison, putting them into fifth. With 117 laps to go, Great Britain lead on points, but no team has taken a lap at this stage of the race

6:30pm: MEDAL ALERT! The USA are officially three-time Olympic Gold medalists in the woman’s water polo, defeating Spain 4-13.

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6:28pm: Massive score to Linoy Ashram for her Clubs routine scoring 28.650 points, she’s now two points clear of Arina Averina after three rotations and we’ll have to wait to see how far ahead she stays ahead of Dina Averina but a huge upset is on the cards today

6:21pm: The USA have scored another goal against Spain in the Women’s Water Polo gold medal match, taking the score to 4-13. With a 12 point lead and five minutes left on the clock, they’ve well and truly locked in the gold medal.

6:14pm: It’s three-quarter time in the Women’s Water Polo Gold Medal Match and the United States lead Spain 12-4.

6:05pm: With five minutes to go in the third quarter of the Women’s Basketball Bronze Medal Match France leads Serbia 50-53.

We’re not even ten minutes into the Men’s Handball Bronze Medal Match between Egypt and Spain and the scoreline sits at 3-4 in Spain’s favour.

6.01pm: Big boost for Averina as a result of her inquiry, picking up an additional 0.400 points, she now has a total score of 82.550 heading into the final round where once again she may be able to cut into Ashram and Dina’s leads after being the best Ribbon performer in qualifying

6.00pm: At half time in the women’s gold medal water polo match Spain have created a minor comeback. At the halfway point it’s now Spain 4 USA 7.

5.59pm: Another score inquiry from Arina Averina for her Clubs routine, upon receiving her original score she did not look pleased so the inquiry doesn’t come as a huge surprise, there’s not a whole lot separating the top three right now and every 10th of a point she can pick up is going to be crucial when the podium is likely to be determined by less than a whole point

5.54pm: Australias Matthew Glaetzer wins his repechage in the men’s Kieran. He will now move onto the finals with hopes of a medal.

5.52pm: A beautiful routine from Arina Averina on the clubs, the highest scorer in qualifying on the apparatus and a two-time World Champion this is where she’ll hope to make up the difference between her total, and Ashram and Dina’s. She scores a 27.400 down on her qualifying score.

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5.50pm: Dina Averina [ROC] is very hard to fault also scoring a 28.300 with her Ball routine, at the halfway mark Linoy Ashram [ISR] continues to lead with a total score of 55.850, 0.350 ahead of Dina who has a total of 55.500 and 1.100 points ahead of Arina Averina [ROC] who has 54.750 points. The next rotation is clubs which both Averina twins outscored Ashram in qualifying in by 0.350+

5.44pm: Half time in the women’s basketball bronze medal match. France currently leading Serbia 43-40.

5.43pm: It’s now the end of the first quarter in the women’s water polo gold medal match. The United States is currently leading Spain 4-1.

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5.41pm: Linoy Ashram [ISR] improves on qualifying yet again after her Ball routine scoring a 28.300, she leads with a total score of 55.850 with two more to perform in the second rotation.

5.31pm: Drama in the aftermath of the diving! Yang wasn’t happy following the final dive, disputing his score. Yang was adamant his dive deserved a much higher score.

5.30pm: MEDAL ALERT! China’s Yuan Cao has taken out gold in the men’s 10m platform diving final after scoring over 100 points in three of his dives. Not even teammate Jian Yang’s perfectly executed final dive could surpass Cao’s score of 582.35. Yang’s final dive to take home silver was remarkable in its own respect. He received a score of 112.75 points for a dive with a difficulty rating of 4.1 – beating out Matthew Mitcham’s score of 112.10 earned in Beijing 2008 for the highest scored dive in Olympic history. Great Britain’s Tom Daley finished with bronze after accumulating 548.25 points. Cassiel Rousseau finished eighth on 430.35 points.

5.21pm: Heat 2 is now complete after the earlier crash. And there has been yet another crash in the race, it finished with only three races. Matthew Richardson was caught up in the crash but stayed on his bike, unfortunately, he couldn’t get into the top two and will now go into the repechage races.

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5.20pm: At the end of the first quarter Serbia is leading France in the women’s basketball bronze medal match. Currently, Serbia leads 23-19.l

5.18pm: Aussie Cassiel Rousseau ended his Tokyo 2020 campaign on a high note, earning 88.80 points for his final attempt and most difficult dive (rated 3.7) for the day.

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5.17pm: There’s been an enquiry requested by Arina Averina for her Ball routine, seeking a 0.100 improvement on her difficulty score, after a delay there is no change to the score, there’s yet to be a change in score from inquiries in the Rhythmic Gymnastics at Tokyo 2020.

5.12 pm: In heat four of the men’s Kieran track cycling Matthew Glaetzear of Australia finishes in the third position, he won’t qualify for the next round but will go through to the repechage round.

5.10pm: With one round to go, China’s Yuan Cao has all but clinched gold in the men’s 10m diving final after receiving 101.75 points for his fifth dive rated 3.7 in difficulty. Jian Yang looks likely to lock in silver on 467.65 points, while Tom Daley [GBR] is set to take home bronze with 456.45 points. Australian Cassiel Rousseau is in eighth on 341.55 points.

5.09pm: In case you missed it yesterday, Arina Averina’s [ROC] ball routine is to the soundtrack of Kill Bill giving her a playful point of difference from a lot of the soft Ball routines that will pad out this rotation, she’s rewarded for the routine scoring a 27.900 improving on her qualification score by 0.650.

5.04pm: A dynamic routine from Dina Averina [ROC] finishing just off the music, scoring 27.200 and sits in second. After the first rotation, Linoy Ashram [ISR] sits in first with a score of 27.550 and Arina Averina sits in third scoring 26.800, Alina Harnasko is not far behind the top three scoring 26.500. Up next is the Ball apparatus and once again Arina Averina will be leading off.

5.01pm: In one of his most difficult dives for the day – a back 2 1/2 Somersaults with 2 1/2 twists, Cassiel Rousseau scored 72.00, taking him to 341.55 accumulative points.

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5.00pm: MEDAL ALERT: Argentina win bronze over Brazil in the men’s volleyball. Brazil were the favourites yet Argentina were too good. It went to five sets yet Argentina come up winners 3-2.

4.58: A huge fall in the men’s Kieran track cycling involving Matthew Richardson. Richardson is fine and didn’t crash. the heat will be re-raced at a later time

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4.56pm: Heading into round five, China’s Cao Yuan has taken the lead after receiving 97.20 for his fourth dive, taking his total to 378.00. Compatriot Jian Yang is in second on 365.05 total points, while Great Britain’s Tom Daley slips to third with 362.10 points to his name. Aussie Cassiel Rousseau is sitting in ninth on 269.55 points.

4:55pm: After dropping the Hoop yesterday, Linoy Ashram [ISR] rockets up into first place with a score of 27.550, Alina Harnasko [BLR] and Dina Averina [ROC] are still to come in the first rotation but it’s a 3.200 point improvement on her qualification score and could be enough to close the gap on the Averinas at the end of competition.

4.53pm: MEDAL ALERT The Dominican Republic has taken bronze in baseball at Tokyo 2020, defeating the defending champions Korea 10-6. In a game of swings and constant lead changes, Korea never went away but a five-run eighth inning provided the insurance the DR needed to get ahead and go onto the victory, a special moment in winning its first Olympic medal, after not appearing at the previous four Olympic baseball tournaments.

4.50pm: Cassiel Rousseau is building nicely in the Men’s 10m platform diving final, improving with every dive. In his fourth attempt – a reverse 3 1/2 Somersault from the tuck position, he earns 76.50 points, taking his total to 269.55 points.

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4.48pm: Argentina are back they now lead the third set 9-6 in the men’s volleyball gold medal match.

4.44pm: MEDAL ALERT GOLD FOR TURKEY: Busenaz Sürmeneli makes history becoming the first ever Olympic Gold Medallist in the women’s welterweight boxing division

4.43pm: We’re halfway in the Men’s 10m platform diving final and Great Britain’s Tom Daley is in the lead with 291.60 points – receiving 91.80 for his third attempt. China’s Yuan Cao is only just behind with 280.80 points, while Jian Yang is in third with 273.85. Australia’s Cassiel Rousseau is ranked eighth with 193.05 points.

4.39pm: The men’s volleyball is still going. Argentina won the second set to now equal things. It’s now time for a tie-breaking set against Brazil.

4.38pm: Final bout of the day is in the women’s division for gold and it’s Gu Hong from China leading Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey four cards to one. (edited)

4.37pm: A much better showing from Aussie Cassiel Rousseau in the third round. His Back 3 1/2 Somersault earned him 74.25 points, taking his total to 193.05 points.

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4.31pm: At the end of the second round, Tom Daley [GBR] has overtaken Chinese divers Jian Yang and Yuan Cao after scoring 91.20 points in his second attempt, taking his total to 189.80.

4.25pm: Arina Averina [ROC] has a stunning Hoop routine scoring a 26.850, her difficulty score was ever so slightly lower than in qualifying but she could stay in first until Dina Averina’s routine.

4.23pm: Cassiel Rousseau has improved his score after a dissappointing opening dive. In his second attempt – an armstand back double Somersault 2 1/2 Twists he received 61.20 points, taking his total to 118.80.

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4.19pm: The Rhythmic Gymnastics final is about to start, interestingly the two favourites, Arina and Dina Averina will be competing first and last on each apparatus respectively, with the expected Gold and Silver medallists bookending the rest of the competition

4.12pm: It’s a shaky start for Australian Cassiel Rousseau in the Men’s diving 10m platform final. His first dive – an inward 3 1/2 Somersalt from the tuck position earned him 57.60 points to put him in 12th position at the end of the first round. Yuan Cao [CHN] leads after the first round with 102.00 points, while Tom Daley [GBR] and Jian Yang [CHN] are behind him in second and third.

4.09pm: MEDAL ALERT: The referee has stopped it and Sousa causes the upset!

With perhaps his cleanest punch in the fight, Hebert Sousa has knocked his opponent out with a devastating left hook.
90 seconds away from certain defeat, the Brazilian was backed up in the corner like he was for much of the fight.
Seeing the opening left by a lowered guard, he uncorked a punch that has secured a golden comeback.
Remarkable performance!

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4.08pm: The Dominican Republic regain the lead with a Juan Francisco two-RBI double into centrefield that brings the score to an 8-6 lead over Korea at the top of the eighth inning in the battle for baseball bronze.

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4.07pm: In the men’s volleyball bronze match. Brazil has taken the third set and now have a 2-1 advantage the Brazilians only need one more set to finish this off and collect bronze.

4.05pm: The Dominican Republic has tied the scores at the top of the eighth inning in baseball’s bronze medal game against Korea. A bases-loaded wild pitch allows Jeison Guzman to steal home, bringing the score to 6-6.

4.03pm: More of the same in round 2 from Khyzhniak. He is swarming Souza, hardly giving his opponent a chance to throw a clean punch. The Ukrainian now leads 20-18 on all cards after 2.

4.00pm: Khyzhniak marching Souza down, taking the centre of the ring and pressing the Brazilian into the ropes. He leads 10-9 on all cards after 1 round.

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3.56pm: In men’s volleyball Brazil take the lead in the third set: 17-16

3.54pm: Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine storming to the ring for the men’s middleweight gold medal match against Hebert Souza of Brazil.

3.47pm: In the men’s volleyball Argentina takes a slim one point lead in the third set of the mens Volleyball Bronze medal match. 11-10

3.45pm: In the men’s modern pentathlon Australias Edward Fernon finishes last in his heat of the 200m swimming. He came home with a time of 2:10.85

3.44pm: MEDAL ALERT: Hungary for bronze. In the dying seconds of the match, Hungary score again to deny ROC a win. Hungary win the match 11-9.

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3.40pm: In the men’s volleyball bronze match the score is 6-4 Argentina in their 3rd set

3.32pm: MEDAL ALERT: Stoyka Krasteva [BGR] wins gold in the women’s flyweight by a unanimous decision. Buse Naz Cakiroglu [TUR] wins silver.

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3.31pm: It’s one set all in the Mens Volleyball Bronze Medal Match: Brazil win the second set 25-20

3.27pm: At three-quarter time in the women’s water polo bronze medal match. Hungary are currently leading the ROC 9-8.

3.26pm: Brazil with a three point lead in the second set against Argentina, 20-17.

3.25pm: MEDAL ALERT: The playoff in the women’s strokeplay golf is now complete. Japans Inami takes the Silver while Ko of New Zealand will need to settle for bronze. Australias Hannah Green finished 5th overall.

3.15pm: MEDAL ALERT: Galal Yafai [GBR] is the men’s flyweight Olympic champion, winning gold in a 4-1 decision. Opponent Carlo Paalam [PHI] claims silver, never looking like he was in control of the match at any point.

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3.14pm: Brazil now with the ascendency that argentina had in the first set: 10-7 is their lead.

3.13pm: A two-out RBI single from Kang Baekho scores the go-ahead run, Kim Hyunsoo, for Korea in a four-run fifth frame in the quest for baseball bronze, taking 6-5 lead against the Dominican Republic into the sixth inning.

3.10pm: Yafai wins the second round, earning a 10 from every judge but one.

3.06pm: The bell rings to end the first round, and Yafai takes it in a unanimous decision. He managed to land blow after blow on Paalam’s face, his guard noticeably low.

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3.02pm: The men’s flyweight gold bout between Carlo Paalam [PHI] and Galal Yafai [GBR] has just begun.

3.01pm: Highly entertaining, close first set of the mens Volleyball bronze medal match: Argentina take the set 25-23.

2.59pm: Dominican Republic look worried in the men’s bronze medal baseball match. Korea has managed to equal the score at 5 all, meanwhile DR has changed pitchers 3 times in this innings alone.

2.52pm: In the women’s water polo bronze medal match it is now quarter time. Hungar and ROC are tied at 2 all at the break.

2.50pm: MEDAL ALERT: Nelly Korda of the USA wins gold in women’s golf. We will now see a playoff for second and third position after Imami of Japan and Koe of New Zealand tied for second.

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2.48pm: Argentina with a solid lead of four now, 17-13

2.45pm: In the men’s Volleyball Argentina 11-9 lead but no side has been able to get a bigger lead than that

2.41pm: The Dominican Republic find another run at the top of the fifth inning through an RBI double to Melkey Cabrera, scoring Johan Mieses to extend the lead to 5-2 against Korea in baseball’s bronze medal game.

2.36pm: The men’s volleyball bronze medal match between Brazil and Argentina is underway. Brazil has the early lead 5-4 in the first set.

2.26pm: In baseball’s bronze medal game, Korea is slowing chipping away at the deficit set by the Dominican Republic, Kim Hyunsoo scoring his second run of the game via a home run into rightfield to have the score 4-2 to the DR at the bottom of the fourth innings.

2.24pm: MEDAL ALERT: The USA have done it again, winning the Mens Gold Medal Basketball match. France were brave and pushed them all the way, but the USA’s class shone throughout and led them to a 82-87 win

2.19pm: It’s not over yet, France are down by three points 82-85 with just 10.2 seconds to go.

2.13pm: USA with a double figure lead 82-72 into the last three minutes of the match

2.06pm: In the men’s basketball gold medal match France are pushing hard in the fourth quarter, down six points with 6:28 to go. 73-67

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1:55pm: At the end of Qualifying for the Team All-Around of the Rhythmic Gymnastics, the eight qualifying teams have been set, with Bulgaria at the top, scoring 91.800. ROC, Italy and Israel were the rest of the top four teams to qualify. China, Ukraine, Japan and Belarus fill out the remainder of the qualifiers, with Azerbaijan and USA as the reserves.

Australia finished at the bottom of qualification, but will take positives out of the competition going into the next Olympic cycle.

France has given themselves a world of confidence going into the last with two consecutive threes to pull the margin back to 8 at three quarter time. The score in the Gold Medal match is 71-63.

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1:45pm: An RBI single to Park Kunwoo that scores Kim Hyunsoo has Korea strike back with a run at the bottom of the second inning in baseball’s bronze medal match against the Dominican Republic though still trails 4-1.

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Just when it seemed like the USA are running away with the match, France responds once more, pulling the margin back to six. 50-56 with 5 mins to go in the third.

1:40pm: MEDAL ALERT: Germany wins gold in the men’s K-4 500m with an impressive 1:22.219. Spain wins silver, Slovakia bronze. It’s another podium miss for Australia, the quartet finishing sixth with a 1:25.025.

USA have extended to eight points in the third quarter of the Men’s Gold Medal match 45-53.

1:30pm: Lydia Ko [NZL] gives herself an eagle chance on the 17th hole, teeing off excellently down the fairway. If she can nail the eagle, she’ll move into equal first with Nelly Korda at 17 under.

In the golf, the women will now mark their balls and head inside. A horn sounded for inclement weather as a large storm is on its way. It is uncertain as to whether the players will get back on today. A decision on the weather will be made in half an hour.

1:20pm: MEDAL ALERT: Hungary cross the line first to win gold in the women’s K-4 500m. Belarus earn silver, and Poland bronze. Australia finish seventh with a 1:39.797.

In the baseball, the Dominican Republic pile on four runs at the top of the first inning to start the bronze medal game as Korea start its offensive half of the inning and begin to cut the deficit.

At Half time in the Basketball, France have clawed their way back into this one very strongly down by five at the half 44-39.

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1:15pm: MEDAL ALERT – Norway has won the Men’s Beach Volleyball Gold medal. They won the second set 21-18, and after taking the first set, they have been crowned champions. ROC was defeated in this match to claim silver, and Qatar claimed bronze earlier in the day.

Coming up next on the water: Australia’s women’s K-4 500m team will be racing for gold in Final A. Final B just concluded, France taking top spot with a 1:38.346

A birdie on the 16th hole puts Green 14 under par, and just two strokes off bronze.

The Dominican Republic has come out swinging from the very first pitch of baseball’s bronze medal game against the defending champions Korea. Back-to-back home runs from Julio Rodriguez and Juan Francisco has the DR up 3-0 at the top of the first with the potential for more runs, only one down.

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1:10pm: Halfway through the second rotation of the Rhytmic Gymnastics Team All-Around Qualifiers, Belarus, Italy and China are the top scoring teams in the Hoops. Australia is well below the rest of the teams, at just under half of Uzbekistan’s score, the next lowest-scoring team.

With 3:35 to go and France has only slightly cut into the margin, down 27-39 against the USA in the Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Match.

1:05pm: In the women’s individual golf final round Americas Nelly Korda leads the pack at -17 through 15 holes today. Australias Hannah Green is four strokes off the pace sitting in fifth overall. Green is also through 15 holes for the day. She will need at least three birdies on the last three holes to put herself into medal contention.

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1:00pm: MEDAL ALERT: Following up on a dominant semi-final performance, Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos [BRA] wins gold in the men’s C-1 1000m. Hao Liu [CHN] has silver, while Serghei Tarnovschi [MDA] claims bronze.

You would not have wanted to be in the way of that Amy Ridge shot on goal – she absolutely pelts it to score Australia’s 14th goal in the women’s water polo against the Netherlands.

STINGERS WIN! In the battle for fifth place in the women’s water polo, Australia storms home to smash the Netherlands, 14-7. Abby Andrews top scored for the Stingers, scoring the same amount of goals as the whole Netherlands team. We’ll have a full recap shortly.

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Game high nine point lead to the USA is quickly pulled back to seven by France, then straight back out to nine. 35-26 with 5:22 in the second quarter to go in the Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Match.

12:55pm: It seems the Netherlands coach has told the Dutch to take every chance they can. Five seconds after their time out is called, they shoot and score a huge goal to bring the score to 7-12. The Stingers respond almost immediately with a fierce goal through Abby Andrews, who has dominated the scoring.

France slot two free throws with ease- USA still lead by five 25-20 though.

12:50pm: The Netherlands surprise Australia with a powerful backhand shot on goal, which catches keeper Gabriella Palm off guard and she can’t block it in time. Scores are AUS 12 to NED 6.

Australia calls a time out with 3:46 left on the clock. The Netherlands are winning this final quarter but need to double their score for the whole match so far to be in the game. 

At Quarter Time of the Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Match, Team USA leads 22-18. In the Men’s Beach Volleyball, Norway has taken the first set 21-17 over the ROC, putting them in the box seat.

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12:45pm: MEDAL ALERT: China claims gold in the women’s C-2 500m. Ukraine earns silver while Canada completes the podium with bronze.

Green does one better, nailing her putt for an eagle and going 12 under to sit in equal fifth. She’s charging home hard!

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Stinger Bronte Halligan propels a long shot through the Dutch defence to score her second goal of the match, then the Netherlands swiftly respond. Scores are AUS 12 to NED 5.

Cassiel Rousseau has qualified for the Men’s 10m Platform Final in 6th place. A very strong final round of dives has seen him down the rankings, but he will have all the confidence in the world going into this afternoon’s final.

12:40pm: A foul from Australia’s Bronte Halligan leads to a penalty shot for the Netherlands, which results in a much-needed conversion with less than four minutes left on the clock in the third quarter of the women’s water polo battle for fifth position.

Cassiel Rousseau has qualified for the Men’s 10m Platform Final! A score of 72.15 on his final dive sees him finish with 444.10, comfortably through.

The Gold Medal Match in the Men’s Beach Volleyball is evenly poised, at 8-8 in the first set. Norway is taking on ROC for the overall honours.

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12:35pm: Rhythmic Gymnastics has moved onto the second rotation for Qualifying for the Team All-Around event. After the first rotation, Bulgaria sits in first ahead of ROC and Italy. Australia is at the bottom of the 14 team qualifying pool.

Bulmer and Wallace are unable to keep their medal dream alive, and finish fifth in Final B with a 2:05.698.

The Dutch defence is up in the third quarter, but the Stingers are as strong as they have been all game. The Stingers have scored one goal so far this quarter while continually keeping any Dutch shots away from goal.

Green with a nice hit onto the green is giving herself every chance to birdie hole 14 and get back under par for the day.

12:30pm: Green finally manages to pull back to par for the day on the 13th hole, back to the 10 under she finished day three with. She now sits equal ninth Yuka Saso [PHL], who hit six under for the day but has already finished the 18th hole.

The Stingers are dominating every facet of their game against the Netherlands despite having less than half the amount of possession time in the second quarter. A score with one second left of the quarter brings Australia up to 8-2 at half time.

With one dive to go, Cassiel Rousseau sits comfortably in 4th place of the Men’s 10m Platform Semi Final. Slipped behind the Chinese duo of Jian and Yuan, and ROC’s Aleksandr Bondar, but nevertheless in a very good place ahead of the last dive.

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Canoe sprint action is about to resume with a medal on the line in the women’s C-2 500m finals. The Australian pair of Bulmer and Wallace are about to hit the water.

The Men’s Basketball Gold Medal match between France and USA is about to get underway.

12:20pm: And another one! Another huge dive of 75.60 sees Rousseau (for now) once again leading the group. He has a score of 371.95 after his fifth dive.

12:15pm: After the fourth round Cassiel Rousseau sits 3rd behind the Chinese duo of Yuan and Jian with two dives to go in the semi final of the Men’s 10m platform.

Quarter time and the Stingers have gotten off to an absolutely emphatic start, leading the Netherlands 5-1. Aussie keeper Gabby Palm has saved three of the four shots she’s faced, putting in incredible work in front of the net.

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Minjee Lee finishes the final hole three under for the day, and four under for the tournament. She sits equal 27th for now.

12:10pm: Six golfers have finished their tournaments. Jessica Korda, older sister of leader Nelly, finishes in 10th after having a massive day on the green. She finishes nine under after starting the day just two under.

Halfway through the first term and it’s the Stingers who have the early ascendancy over the Dutch. They lead 4-1 now, Hannah Buckling scoring her sixth goal of Tokyo 2020.

12:05pm: The 5th place women’s water polo ranking match between the Netherlands and Australia is underway. The Netherlands win the swim-off, but it’s the Stingers who score first through Bronte Halligan for her ninth of the tournament.

BANG. Another huge dive from Cassiel Rousseau sees him lead the group after his 4th dive! A score of 74.8 moves him to 296.35 with seven divers to come.

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12:00pm: The Stingers are up for their final game of the Olympics, battling the Netherlands for fifth place. Here’s how they’ll line up.

11:50am: Green hits her putt for par to remain nine under after 11 holes. Minjee Lee has just two more holes left she’s done for the Games. A solid effort to go up two under for the day so far, but it unfortunately won’t be enough to see her challenge the podium.

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The Chinese pair of Cao Yuan and Yang Jian have moved into the top two positions after dive 3, with scores of 246.70 and 242.75 respectively. Cassiel Rousseau sits 6th, in a good position at the halfway mark.

11:45am: A massive 3rd dive of 84.15 has seen Cassiel Rousseau shoot up to 2nd with a score of 221.55 ahead of seven divers to come in the third round of the Men’s 10m Platform Semi Final.

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11:40am: Qatar has taken the Bronze Medal in the Men’s Beach Volleyball, with a straight sets defeat of Latvia. Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan have won 21-12, 21-18 to take the match convincingly and earn themselves the medal.

No one can catch Nelly Korda on the green. After 10 holes, she’s extended her lead to three strokes at 17 under. Emily Pedersen [DEN] has thrown her hat into the ring, now equal second at 14 under.

11:30am: Cassiel Rousseau with an equally solid second dive of 70.20, and after all divers have had two dives he sits 11th. A Top 12 finish will put him through to the final.

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The Aussies cross the line second by .25 of a second! They’re through to the final!! Spain takes first in the second Semi Final, while Hungary takes third.

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11:25am: Germany takes first in the men’s K-4 500m Semi Final. It was a tight finish, just .75 of a second ahead of Slovakia. The Aussie K-4 team coming up next in the second Semi Final for a chance to go through to the final. Tame, Fitzsimmons, Stewart and Wood taking to the start line now for Australia. We’d love another medal on the water before the end of the Games!!

Brazil, Italy and Uzbekistan have each completed their routines in the Rhythmic Gymnastics. Brazil scored 35.450 with the balls, while Uzbekistan went to second on the leaderboard scoring 42.100. Italy now sit at the top after tallying 44.600.

11:20am: After the first round of the Men’s 10m Platform Diving Semi Final, Cassiel Rousseau sits equal 12th. Nathan Zsombor-Murray (CAN) leads with a first round score of 81.60, putting him in the box seat to qualify for the final later this afternoon.

Qatar has taken the first set in the Men’s Beach Volleyball.

After nine holes, Hannah Green has hit two over par to now sit in equal 13th. Korda, Ashok and Ko all now equal first on 15 under after eight holes.

11:10am: China has kicked off Rotation 1 with a strong performance with the Balls, scoring 41.600. The Australian team, second up have scored 20.850, a good performance for them, but well off the pace of the Chinese team.

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A solid opening dive from Cassiel Rousseau scoring 67.20, sitting equal 6th ahead of seven divers to come

Qatar has the early lead, up 12-9 over Latvia at the technical timeout in the first set of the Bronze Medal Match.

11:00am: Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos [BRA] narrowly keeps his nose in front of the charging Serghei Tarnovschi [MDA] and Conrad-Robin Scheibner [DEU] to claim first in the second C-1 1000m Semi Final.

Aditi Ashok [IND] has gained on Lydia Ko [NZL] to sit in equal second at 14 under after six holes. Also keep an eye on Sei-young Kim [KOR], who’s hit four under for the day to sit fifth overall after 10 holes.

Fellow Aussie Minjee Lee has only managed to par 13 holes to still sit equal 35th at one under.

10:55am: The Semi Final of the Men’s 10m Platform dive is about to get underway. Cassiel Rousseau is the Aussie hoping to make it to the final.

We’ve also got the Men’s Beach Volleyball Bronze Medal Match between Qatar and Latvia about to get underway, as well as the Group All-Around Qualification for the Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Meanwhile, Sinead Diver has joined the list of Australian athletes with brilliant interviews at Tokyo 2020.

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10:50am: What a final 250 metres! Adrien Bart [FRA] barely takes first place in the first C-1 1000m semi final by .17 of a second over Hao Liu [CHN] and Martin Fuksa [CZE].

Green sinks the par putt to stay equal seventh at nine under. She needs to hit under in a few holes in the back nine if she wants to stay in touch with the podium.

10:40am: It’s a day of semi finals and finals in the canoe sprint, and we’ve seen two semi finals in the women’s C-2 500m already. China took first in the first semi final with a 2:01.369, while it was Ukraine in the second with a 2:02.893.

10:35am: We’re a few hours into round four of the women’s individual strokeplay at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Aussie Hannah Green hasn’t had the start she would have wanted after five holes, sitting +1 for the day as she putts for par on the sixth.

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She’s still -9 overall, eighth of 60. Nelly Korda [USA} is our leader, one under for the day after five holes. Lydia Ko [NZL] is rocketing up the rankings, in second now after hitting four under on her first five holes.

10:20am: Welcome to Day 15 – the penultimate day of competition. We’ve had a bit of news happening before we went live, so we will bring you up to speed.

MEDAL ALERRT – Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir took gold in the marathon with a time of 2:27.20, just 16 seconds ahead of countrywoman Brigid Kosegi who took silver. Molly Seidel (USA) took bronze, to cap off the podium.

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Sinead Diver was the best of the Aussies, in 10th, with a time of 2:31.14 on Olympic debut at 44 years of age. Elli Pashley and Lisa Weightman were the other Aussies, in 23rd and 26th just a couple of minutes further back.

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NEWS – Matt Belcher will carry the flag for Australia at the closing ceremony, Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman announced this morning. Belcher was part of the gold medal winning Men’s 470 boat in the Sailing.

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