28/02/2024

Currently in second Ashley Moloney has a shot at Gold in the final five events of the decathlon. Picture: Athletics Australia - Twitter

Day 13 of Tokyo 2020 is set to be a big day, with medals in multiple sports, and other big ticket events. Follow along with The Inner Sanctum’s Live Blog.

Welcome to our live blog of Day 13 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.

11:46pm: That’s all for Day 13 of the Tokyo Games, we will be back for more Olympic action tomorrow.

11:44pm: The ROC pair of Krasilnikov and Stoyanovsky have done it! They beat Qatar’s Cherif and Ahmed 2-0 (21-19 21-17) to move through to the Men’s Beach Volleyball gold medal match and will take on the number one sees Mol and Sorum of Norway. Qatar will play off for Bronze against Latvian duo Plavins and Tocs.

11:34pm: France has defeated Argentina 3-0 (25-22 25-19 25-22) in the Men’s Volleyball semi-final. France moves through to the gold medal match against ROC on Saturday evening, while Argentina faces Brazil for Bronze earlier in the afternoon.

11:30pm: Full-time in the Men’s Handball semi-final and it’s Denmark who will progress through to the gold medal match against France. Denmark defeated Spain 27-23, Hansen top scored with 12 goals.

Spain will play Egypt for Bronze.

11:23pm: In the baseball, the USA is off to play Japan in the gold medal game after winning the semi-final against Korea, 7-2. Korea will play for bronze against the Dominican Republic. Each medal game will be contested on August 7.

11:21pm: ROC has come from behind to steal the first set out from under Qatar. Qatar crumbled a little under the service pressure and went down 19-21.

11:11pm: A look around the grounds as Day 13 draws to a close… Denmark currently leads Spain 22-20 in the Men’s Handball semi-final. USA leads Korea seven runs to two in the baseball. France lead Argentina two sets to zero (25-22 25-19) in the Men’s Volleyball and out on the sand Qatar and ROC are level in the Beach Volleyball semi-final.

11:04pm: Medal Alert: Alberto Gines Lopez [ESP] has taken the first ever Olympic Gold in Sport Climbing with 28 points, finishing two points ahead of American Nathaniel Coleman (30 points) who took home Silver. Jakob Schubert [AUT] finished third with a combined 35.00 points.

10:59pm: Mol and Sorum are through to the gold medal match in the Men’s Beach Volleyball after defeating Plavins and Tocs of Latvia, 2-0.

The second semi-final is underway, Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan of Qatar up against Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovskiy of ROC.

10:57pm: Medal Alert: China has won Gold in the Women’s Team Table Tennis event, defeating Japan 3-0. A dominant performance from the Chinese team.

10:50pm: Medal Alert: It’s over 9000 for Damian Warner! Canadian Damian Warner breaks the Men’s Decathlon Olympic Record with a massive final run to finish on 9018 points, France’s Kevin Mayer takes out Silver with 8726 points and Australia’s Ashley Moloney runs a six-second personal best in the 1500m with a great partnered run with Cedric Dubler to secure the Bronze finishing with 8649 points breaking the Oceania Record.

The real MVP of the day, Cedric Dubler finished 21st overall with 7008 points. He knew as he trotted home with his thumbs up that he had helped pace Moloney for three quarters of that race before Moloney absolutely went for it.

10:47pm: FRANCE WIN! Batum delivered a clutch block with three seconds on the clock to deliver a 90-89 win! France now advances to play USA for gold, Slovenia face the Boomers for bronze.

10:45pm: What a turnaround for Slovenia! An offensive foul on Fouriner turned into a three point play. 90-89 with 33 on the clock.

10:42pm: France capitalise on a Slovenian mistake. Doncic gambled on defence and lost as the French nail a three. The lead is now 90-85 with 56.1 on the clock.

The Men’s Decathlon 1500m is underway, Dubler playing a bit of a supportive role with Moloney.

10:40pm: ICYMI: The Kookaburras won Silver in the Men’s Hockey, going down to Belgium in a penalty shootout 3-2. Read the recap here.

10:36pm: The USA has blown the game wide open and look to contest for gold, as the team piles on five runs at the bottom of the sixth inning to have the score reflect a 7-1 lead against Korea in baseball’s semi-final.

France now hit with a technical as Slovenia draw back within striking distance. The score is 82-81 with 3.26 remaining in the semi-final.

10:32pm: The final part of the Men’s Sport Climbing is underway. Nathaniel Coleman [USA] currently sits atop the Lead event with 34 holds reached and a positive move to the 35th hold.

10:30pm: France leading 78-76 with just over 5 minutes to play. Slovenia pushing hard as Doncic approaches a triple double! He needs one rebound

10:27pm: Medal Alert: In the Women’s Freestyle 57kg, Risako Kawai [JPN] has won Gold, defeating Iryna Kurachkina [BLR] 5-0. Kurachkina takes Silver for Belarus. Evelina Nikolova [BUL] and Helen Maroulis [USA] won their bronze medal matches to take the other medals on offer.  

The final Men’s Decathlon event is coming up in about 10 minutes, the 1500m with everyone on the track.

10:24pm: Anders Mol and Christian Sorum have taken the first set for Norway in the Men’s Beach Volleyball semi-final against Latvian pair Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs, 21-15.

10:19pm: France in control against Slovenia in the Men’s Basketball, leading 69-62. But Luka is doing everything he can to get his country through to the Gold Medal match as he approaches a triple double. The winner plays the USA in the Gold Medal match up, loser faces the Boomers for bronze.

10:15pm: Medal Alert: In the Men’s Kumite 67kg, Steven da Costa [FRA] has taken Gold in a 5-0 victory over Eray Samdan [TUR].

In the Women’s Kumite 55kg, Ivet Goranova [BUL] has taken Gold against Anzhelika Terliuga [UKR] 5-1. Bettina Plank [AUT] and Tzuyun Wen [TPE] took Bronze earlier in the evening, losing their semi-final bouts.

10:13pm: France has taken a lead over Slovenia in the Men’s Basketball semi-final, up 67-58 with just over three minutes on the clock in the third.

10:07pm: Medal Alert: American David Taylor won the Men’s Freestyle 86kg gold over Iran’s Hassan Yazdanicharati 4-3 who takes Silver. Myles Amine [SMR] and Artur Naifonov [ROC] took Bronze in their matches.

10:03pm: Medal Alert: The Bahamas have their first ever men’s individual gold Olympic gold medal! Steven Gardiner wins the 400m final with a time of 43.85 seconds. Anthony Jose Zambrano from Colombia is second with 44.08. Kirani James from Grenada is third with 44.19

9:56pm: Medal Alert: Katie Nageotte has won Gold in the Women’s Pole Vault for Team USA. Anzhelika Sidorova has won Silver, choosing to pass afrer two attempts at 4.90 and failing her first attempt at 5.01. Nageotte was going to go on and attempt 5.01, but the emotions of the occasion took over and she pulled out.

9:51pm: Medal Alert: Darkhan Assadilov [KAZ] and Abdel Rahman Almastfa [JOR] have won Bronze in the Men’s Kumite 67kg.

Steven de Costa [FRA] and Eray Samdan [TUR] have moved through to the gold medal bout, each winning their semi-final bouts in the Men’s Kumite 67kg. The gold medal bout is coming up at 9:40pm.

9:46pm: Medal Alert: Holly Bradshaw [GBR] has taken Bronze in the Women’s Pole Vault final. The two athletes left in competition are Katie Nageotte [USA] and Anzhelika Sidorova [ROC].

9:40pm: Ashley Moloney [AUS] is in the Bronze Medal position with one event to go in the Decathlon sitting on 7964 points, Kevin Mayer [FRA] has eclipsed him in the Javelin and now sits in second on 8066 points while Damian Warner [CAN] is in first on 8280 points. 

With the 1500m to go we could see the Olympic Record tumble tonight which sits on 8893 points and both Mayer and Warner are capable of scoring enough points from the 1500m to surpass 9000 if they run best times.

9:35pm: Medal Alert: Belgium has won its first gold medal in Men’s Hockey, defeating Australia on penalties 3-2 after the score was level during normal game time 1-1. Australia wins Silver and earlier in the day India won Bronze.

Australia asks for the final saved penalty to be reviewed, the video referee awarded a re-take for Australia. However, Jake Whetton was unable to make the shot on the second attempt.

9:30pm: Simmonds is denied by Vanasche. Charter gives up a stroke defending Belgium. He reviews it, but the call stands. Wegnez scores and we’re down to the fifth penalty for Australia…

9:28pm: Tim Brand turns the goalkeeper around and flicks it in for Australia! Charter has saved Belgium’s third! We’re level, 2-2.

9:27pm: Olgivie gets Australia on the board! Then Belgium goes 2-1 up.

9:26pm: Australia has had its first penalty save, Govers unable to flick it in. Belgium has scored.

9:21pm: Javelin Group B is underway for the Men’s Decathlon.

9:20pm: We’re off to penalties in the hockey!

A Jamie Westbrook home run into leftfield doubles the USA lead 2-0 in baseball’s semi-final against Korea, giving the team a even greater footing on a gold medal game appearance.

9:19pm: Australia challenges the decision of a free against Australia inside the circle, hoping the decision is changed to a penalty for Australia. No change in decision, 4.3 seconds on the clock.

9:18pm: Still 1-1 in the hockey gold medal match, under 1 minute remaining.

9:17pm: Stewart McSweyn finished fifth in a lightning fast semi final of the 1500m. McSweyn pushed the pace, and was passed in the final 100m by Abel Kipsang (KEN) who set an Olympic record. The other automatic qualifiers were Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR), Josh Kerr (GBR), and Adel Mechaal (ESP).

9:13pm: Medal Alert: Sandra Sanchez Jaime of Spain has won Gold in the Women’s Kata. Kiyou Shimizu has taken Silver for Japan.

9:09pm: Belgium has a penalty corner after a deflection off the stick hit the head of Dockier. Hendrickx is unable to score. Still 1-1.

9:04pm: Ollie Hoare runs 4th in semi-final one of the 1500m to qualify for the final, his time 3:34.35. Jake Wightman (GBR) won the semi-final. Cole Hocker (USA), Timothy Cheruiyot (KEN) and world champion Ignacio Fontes (ESP) are the remaining automatic qualifiers from the semi.

Stewart McSweyn will run in the second semi-final.

9:03pm: Australia has equalised!! Wickham scores by tapping a deflection into the goal.

9:00pm: Australia is down at three quarter time in the Men’s Hockey gold medal match. Belgium scored in the third through van Aubel.

The Kookaburras have 15 minutes to equalise this for penalties, or score twice for the win.

8:58pm: The first semi-final of the Men’s 1500m is about to get underway, Australian Ollie Hoare is in this one.

8:56pm: Lau and Bottaro will share the bronze in the women’s kata. Sandra Sanchez [ESP] and Kiyou Shimizu [JPN] will now compete for the gold.

8:49pm: Ash Moloney throws his second javelin, and improves again with a 57.12. He’s still trailing far behind the leaders.

Meanwhile, Belgium strikes first in the men’s hockey gold medal match and takes a 1-0 lead.

8:46pm: The USA take a 1-0 lead into the third inning of baseball’s semi-final against Korea. At the bottom of the second, Jack Lopez hit a two-out RBI single, scoring Mark Kolozsvary before Lopez was tagged out before hitting second base, however as Kolozsvary had already crossed home plate before the timed-play tag-out, the run counted on the scoreboard and went to the advantage of the USA.

8:43pm: Coming up now on the mats, Sakura Kokumai (USA) and Viviana Bottaro (ITA) will do battle in the women’s kata bronze medal match.

8:40pm: MEDAL ALERT: Grace Lau of Hong Kong has earned bronze in the women’s kata, barely defeating Dilara Bozan of Turkey.

8:34pm: Half time in the men’s hockey gold medal match, and it’s still a deadlock. 0-0 either way for Australia and Belgium.

Meanwhile, in the decathlon, Ash Moloney throws his season best in his first javelin throw.

8:27pm: STINGERS WIN!! 4-2 win in the penalty shootout gives them the chance to play off for fifth!

8:25pm: Both sides find the back of the net with their first shots. This is tense stuff.

8:22pm: Full time in the water polo, and it’s 10 apiece! We’re straight through to a penalty shoot out to decide who gets a chance to challenge for fifth.

8:16pm: End of the first quarter in the men’s hockey gold medal match, and it’s a scoring deadlock between Australia and Belgium. Both sides remain 0-0.

8:14pm: After being awarded an ippon by video review, Anzhelika Terliuga [UKR] wins the final match of the women’s kumite 55kg qualifiers over Miyahara [JPN] 4-0. The results sees Terliuga qualify at the top of Group B, while Goranova qualifies at the top of Group A. Goranova will fight Bettina Plank [AUT] in the first semi final, while Terliuga takes on Wen.

8:06pm: Scores tied at the end of the third in the women’s water polo. The score is 8-8 with it all to play for in the final term. It has been goal-for-goal throughout, Zoe Arancini playing well for the Stingers, scoring three goals from her four attempts.

8:02pm: Over on the karate mats, Sayed is limping gingerly off to the side after an awkward takedown. After receiving medical attention, she’s right to go to continue the remainder of the match.

7:59pm: STARTING NOW: The Kookaburras are playing Belgium for the men’s hockey gold medal. Come on the Kookas!!

7:55pm: MEDAL ALERT: The Final whistle blows, and it’s the USA thta will claim the bronze medal in the women’s football, defeating the Matildas 4-3. Sweden and Canada will play off tomorrow at 12pm AEST for the gold.

7:51pm: Honours even at the main break in the Women’s Water Polo. Australia fought back in the second term, outscoring Canada and taking the lead but the Canadians hit back on the stroke of half-time. The score is 5-5.

7:48pm: Regulation time ends with an Emily Gielnik strike from outside the box. With four minutes of additional time, do the Matildas have anything left in them to equalise??

7:44pm: In the Men’s Sprint 5th-8th Places race, Maximilian Levy [GER] has finished first and thus finishes 5th overall. From 6th to 8th is Nicholas Paul [TTO], Sebastien Vigier [FRA] and Jason Kenny [GBR}.

An impressive lookaway shot from Rowie Webster puts the Stingers in the lead for the first time in the match, 5-4 up.

7:39pm: Carli Lloyd is substituted off for the USA, and Alex Morgan comes on. There’s a feeling that the Americans have the bronze medal iced.

MEDAL ALERT: In the Men’s Omnium track cycling race, Matthew Walls [GBR] wins gold with 153 Omnium Points. Campbell Stewart [NZL] wins silver with 129 Omnium Points while bronze went to Elia Viviani [ITA] with 124 Omnium Points.

7:37pm: Bronwen Knox equalises after the Stingers claimed a rebound off a deflection off the post. 3-3.

7:33pm: Corner for the Matildas very nearly converted off a header, but ends up back in the hands of the American keeper.

Quarter time in the water polo, and it’s Canada that still leads 3-2.

With 20 laps to go in the final Men’s Omnium Points Race, it’s Matthew Walls [GBR}, Elia Viviani [ITA] and Benjamin Thomas [FRA] leading the pack.

7:29pm: America nearly piled on the pain again through Lloyd, but offside was called by the referee and the score nullified. The Aussie keeper saves her second shot of the Canadian’s last three attempts, doing a ripper job.

Shae La Roche scores her second goal for Canada in the water polo to take her side up to 3-2.

7:25pm: With 50 laps to go in the final Men’s Omnium Points Race, it’s Matthew Walls [GBR], Benjamin Thomas [FRA] and Jan Willem van Schip [NED] leading the pack for total points.

Substitutions being made now with Kyra Cooney-Cross and Courtney Nevin coming on, replacing Hayley Raso and Chloe Logarzo.

Canada leading 2-1 in the water polo.

7:21pm: Drama on the karate mat as Anzhelika Terliuga [SWE] and Zhangbyrbay are too close to split, and tie their qualifying match 4-4. The two sit equal first on Group B, while Goranova leads Group A.

Meanwhile in the water polo, Canada draws first blood.

7:18pm: The American line is holding firm, all we can do is sit back and watch the USA back four hold their line as Kyah Simon looks desperately to create some sort of play.

7:14pm: Coming up shortly, the Stingers will be taking on Canada in the 5th-8th classification match of the women’s water polo.

OFF THE POST! Sam Kerr came agonisingly close to making it a 4-3 game, the girls are trying!

7:12pm: Foord strikes back! It only took three minutes for the Matildas to return fire, there’s life in this yet! I apologise for the pessimism, the green and gold is back on.

7:09pm: Denis Dmitriev [ROC] has won the Decider of the Men’s Sprint Quarterfinal against Nicholas Paul [TTO] to book a spot in the semi-final. Paul advances to the 5th-8th placing race.

Another rejected video review in the karate sees Sayed win her match over Miyahara 5-3 with a late yuko to make it a sure thing.

Teagan Micah is nutmegged, and it’s now a 4-1 lead to the Americans in the bronze medal match at the 52nd minute. Not a good day for our Australian teams…

7:05pm: The second half the Matildas and the USA is underway, and Australia will have a lot of work to do if it hopes to makes up the two goal barrier. After a brief injury scare, Hayley Raso is back up on her feet.

7:02pm: After dropping her first match, Wen defeats Bahmanyar 5-1 to keep her hopes of qualifying with a solid placement alive.

6:59pm: MEDAL ALERT Shanne Braspennincx [NED] wins gold in the Women’s Keirin. Ellesse Andrews [NZL] and Lauriane Genest [CAN] win silver and gold respectively. Rounding out the top six is Olena Starikova [UKR], Kelsey Mitchel [CAN] and Liubov Basova [UKR].

6:55pm: MEDAL ALERT! Italy’s Massimo Stano has taken home gold in the Men’s 20km race walk, with Japanese duo Koki Ikeda and Toshikazu Yamanishi winning silver and bronze.

Australia’s Declan Tingay has just crossed the finish line in 17th place, while Kyle Swan is in 35th at the moment.

In the Women’s Kierin 7th-12th Final, Emma Hinze [GER] takes the win to finish 7th overall. Wai Sze Lee [HKG] comes 8th, Kaarle McCulloch [AUS] finishes 9th with Daria Shmeleva [ROC] rounding out the top 10. Luz Daniela Gaxiloa Gonzalez [MEX] and Zhong Tianshi [CHN] finish 11th and 12 resectively.

6:53pm: A dominant performance by Goranova against Ozcelik sees her win her first two matches of the women’s karate kumite 55kg. A rejected video review sees her safely win 5-1.

6:48pm: Denis Dmitriev [ROC] wins Race 2 of the Men’s Sprint Quarterfinals against Nicholas Paul [TTO] and with Paul’s Race 1 win, will go to a decider.

6:46pm: Three minutes of additional time has been added to the women’s football bronze match. The USA still leads 2-1.

Jack Carlin [GBR] is through to the semi-finals after winning Race 1 and Race 2 against Maximilian Levy [GER]. Levy will race for the 5th-8th placings.

And just like that, the USA will be taking a likely 3-1 lead into half-time, Carli Lloyd extending the American lead out further as she shoots past Teagan Micah and finds the back right of the net.

6:42pm: The long night of sports climbing action has commenced. The speed final is up first, Nathaniel Coleman [USA] recording a 6.21 to advance onwards.

Jeffrey Hoogland [NED] has won Race 2 against Sebastien Vigier [FRA] and after winning Race 1 also, is through to the semi-final while Vigier races for the 5th-8th places.

Harrie Lavreysen [NED] has won Race 2 against the defending champion Jason Kenny [GBR], sending the Dutchman to the semi-final after he also won Race 1 whereas Kenny races for 5th-8th.

6:39pm: There’s  a new leader in the Men’s 20km Race Walk at the 16km mark and it’s Italy’s Massimo Stano. Diego Garcia [ESP] has found himself in the top three for the first time today, while Toshikazu Yamanishi [JPN] is in third. Australians Declan Tingay and Kyle Swan are sitting in 17th and 34th respectively.

6:37pm: In the Men’s Omnium Elimination Race, Elia Viviani [ITA] has finished first but Matthew Walls [GBR] who placed second in the Elimination Race leads the Omnuim points after three events with 114 points.

The Matildas have had a few chances, but have failed to capitalise on their opportunities in front of goal so far. Another corner to the Americans now. Rapinoe plays it short, but it’s deflected off the Australian line and back into USA possession.

6:32pm: Goranova lands a waza-ari to claim victory 5-2.

6:27pm: Back in the karate, Sara Bahmanyar of Iran defeats Serap Ozcelik of Turkey by the slimmest of margins 5-4. Tzu-yun Wen of Chinese Taipei and Ivet Goranova of Bulgaria currently on the mat.

6:21pm: Not to be outdone, Rapinoe hits a sweet, sweet strike off an attempted clearance from the Matildas defence. Three goals in 21 minutes in this absolutely breath-taking bronze medal game!

6:18pm: From Heat 2 of the Women’s Keirin semi-finals, Shanne Braspennincx [NED], Kelsey Mitchell [CAN] and Lauriane Genest [CAN] advance to the Final 1-6.Daria Shmeleva [ROC], Kaarle McCulloch [AUS] and Emma Hinze [GER] move onto the Final 7-12 of the Women’s Keirin.

At the halfway mark of the Men’s 20km Race walk, Kaihua Wang [CHN] continues to lead, with Toshikazu Yamanishi [JPN] and Massimo Stano [ITA] taking second and third place. Declan Tingay [AUS] is sitting in 20th, while his fellow countryman Kyle Swan is in 39th.

6:16pm: After landing an ippon, Miho Miyahara (JPN) defeats Bettina Plank (AUT) 6-2 to win her kumite match.

MATILDAS EQUALISE! Sam Kerr sneaks a shot past the American keeper and finds a score in the 16th minute. 1-1 now.

6:12pm: The fencing round of the modern pentathlon is still in progress, with two athletes tied on 142. Choong (GBR) moves into first after winning his current match.

6:08pm: Incredible save by Teagan Micah at full stretch. Great start for her. However it’s not to last, and Rapinoe launches an absolute missile from the corner straight into the back of the net.

Luz Daniela Gaiola Gonzalez [MEX]. Wai Sze Lee [HKG] and Zhong Tianshi [CHN] move onto the Final 7-12 of the Women’s Keirin.

6:05pm: All the early play has gone the way of the Matildas, Caitlin Foord getting her fair share of forward touches. There’s also some karate action happening currently, with the women’s kumit 55kg elimination round in progress. Moldir Zhangbyrbay of Kazakhstan leads Radwa Sayed of Egypt 7-2.

Hayley Raso gives up a foul on the edge of the box to Megan Rapinoe, but the Matildas defend duly. Back in possession of the USA now.

6:00pm: Fair bit going on as we hit the twilight slot of Day 13 of the Olympics. First things first, the Matildas and the USA have just kicked off in the women’s football Bronze Medal match. Later on, we’ll have the Kookaburras playing for gold while Ash Moloney completes the final two events of the decathlon.

Meanwhile, in Race 1 of the Men’s Sprint Quarterfinals, Heat 4 was won by Nicholas Paul [TTO] against Denis Dmitriev [ROC], seeing Paul advance to the semi-final.

5:57pm: At 5km of the Men’s 20km race walk, Kaihua Wang [CHN] and Sandeep Kumar [IND] have broken away from the main group to take first and second place respectively. Japan’s Toshikazu Yamanishi is in third. Australians Declan Tingay is 24th and Kyle Swan is 36th

In Race 1 of the Men’s Sprint Quarterfinals, Heat 3 was won by Jack Carlin [GBR] against Maximilian Levy [GER], Carlin going through to the semi-final.

5:54pm: In Race 1 of the Men’s Sprint Quarterfinals, Heat 1 was won by Harrie Lavreysen [NED] against the defending champion Jason Kenny [GBR], whereas the Dutch now have two riders in the semi-final.

5:51pm: In Race 1 of the Men’s Sprint Quarterfinals, Heat 1 was won by Jeffrey Hoogland [NED] against Sebastien Vigier [FRA], the Dutchman advancing to the semi-final.

5:45pm: Jan Willem van Schip [NED] wins the Men’s Omnium Tempo race with 30 points. in the Overalls van Schip, Matthew Wallis [GBR] and Benjamin [FRA] are all square on top on 76 points and Australia’s Sam Welsford is in 9th on 46 points.

5:41pm: Seven riders in the Men’s Omnium Tempo race have lapped the main group and earned an additional 20 points.

5:34pm: The USA has booked a place in the Women’s Water Polo gold medal match after overcoming a hungry ROC outfit 11-15. Madeline Musselman was enormous for the USA, scoring a third of the USA’s goals, while Maria Bersneva did her best to keep the ROC in it, scoring three goals. The USA will take on the winner of Spain and Hungary, which takes place later this evening.

5:33pm: Jason Kenny [GBR] is through to the quarterfinals after beating Mohd Azizulhasni Awang [MAS] and Wakimoto Yuta [JPN] in Heat 1 of the Men’s Sprint Repechage.

Sebastien Vigier [FRA] advances to the quarterfinals after finishing ahead of Sam Webster [NZL] and Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom [MAS] in Heat 2 of the Men’s Sprint Repechage.

5:30pm: We’re half an hour from kick-off for the Bronze Medal Match between the Matildas and the United States, here’s how the Aussies will line up for tonight’s match.

5:29pm: In Heat 3 of the Women’s Kierin Quarterfinals, Kelsey Mitchell [CAN], Kaarle McCulloch [AUS], Zhong Tianshi [CHN] and Liubov Basova [UKR] are through to the semi-finals after finishing as the top four riders.

5:28pm: The USA are comfortably in front with a three-goal lead. It’s going to be difficult for the ROC to fight back now. The score is 11-14 with just under two minutes to go in the Women’s Water Polo final.

5:22pm: The ROC has equalised, taking the score to 11-all. It’s anyone’s game now, will the USA or the ROC get over the line?

In Heat 2 of the Women’s Keirin Quarterfinals, Shanne Braspennincx [NED], Ellesse Andrews [NZL], Luiz Daniela Gaxiola Gonzalez [MEX] and Lauriane Genest [CAN] are through to the semi-finals.

5:21pm: After a huge third-quarter surge from the USA which put them in front by two points, the ROC has scored the first of the fourth quarter to bring the lead back to one.

5:18pm: Medal Alert China foes one and two in the Women’s 10m Platform Diving Final with 14-year-old Quan Hongchan dominating in the diving pool to take home Gold with a score of 466.20 Chen Yuxi wins Silver with a score of 425.40 and Australia’s Melissa Wu wins the fight for Bronze with a score of 371.40 earning her first individual Olympic medal at her 4th Games.

5:12pm: For her final dive Melissa Wu attempts a Back 2 and a half Somersaults with a 1 and a half Twist in the Pike position, scoring 81.60 for a total score of 371.40, with this she could have sewn up the bronze medal.

In Heat 1 of the Women’s Kierin Quarterfinals, Wai Sze Lee [HKG], Olena Starikova [UKR], Daria Schmeleva [ROC] and Emma Hinze [GER] advance to the semi-finals.

5:10pm: MEDAL ALERT Albert Batyrgaziev [ROC] wins 3-2 and claims Men’s Featherweight gold against Duke Ragan [USA] who wins silver.

5:04pm: Denis Dmitriev [ROC] has beaten Jason Kenny [GBR] in Heat 5 of the Men’s Sprint and advances to the quarterfinal.

Maximilian Levy [GER] wins Heat 6 of the Men’s Sprint against Sam Webster [NZL] to qualify for the quarterfinals.

5:03pm: The USA trails by one goal at halftime in the Women’s Water Polo semi-final against the ROC. Scoring came thick and fast in the dying stages of the term, and up what will be a thrilling second half between the two nations.

5:00pm: After four rounds Melissa Wu remains solid in third, with a score of 289.80, the Chinese duo are unshakeable with Chen Yuxi scoring a 334.20 and Quan Hongchan has a mammoth lead with a total of 370.20 receiving her second set of 10s across the board for the day in the fourth round. There is one dive to go.

Jack Carlin [GBR] has won Heat 3 of the Men’s Sprint against Sebastien Vigier [FRA] and is through to the quarterfinals.

Nicholas Paul [TTO] has won Heat 4 of the Men’s Sprint against Wakimoto Yuta [JPN] who enters the quarterfinals with the result

4:56pm: Jack Carlin [GBR] has won Heat 3 of the Men’s Sprint against Sebastien Vigier [FRA] and is through to the quarterfinals.

4:54pm: Melissa Wu’s fourth dive is an Inward 3 and a half Somersaults in the tuck position and scores a 73.60 she now has a total of 289.80

Harrie Lavreysen [NED] has won his quarterfinal of the Men’s Sprint against Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom [MAS].

4:53pm: Not long after, Maria Bersneva add another goal to her’s and the ROC’s tally, taking the score to 5-2

4:52pm: After scoring the opening goal of the game, Anastasia Simanovich also scores their first goal of the second quarter to keep the ROC ahead of the USA 4-2

Jeffrey Hoogland (NED) has won his quarter-final of the Men’s sprint against Malaysia’s Awang.

4:47pm: Matthew Walls (GBR) was the winner of the scratch race, with Benjamin Thomas (FRA) second and Jan-Willem van Schip (NED) third. They take 40, 38 and 36 points into the second component of the omnium. Welsford (AUS) was best of the rest and takes 30 points forward, putting him in sixth

4:46pm: The ROC leads the USA in the Women’s Water Polo semi-final at the end of the first quarter. Maria Bersneva, Anastasia Simanovich and Evgeniya are the scorers so far for the ROC, while Rachel Fattal and Margaret Steffens have hit the scoreboard for the USA.

4:45pm: After three rounds there’s a clear lead from the Chinese pair, Quan Hongchan leads with a total score of 274.20, well ahead of teammate Chen Yuxi with 245.10. Melissa Wu is in third with a total score of 216.20 with Mexico’s Gabriela Agundez Garcia in fourth with 209.05 points.

4:43pm: MEDAL ALERT Gleb Bakshi [ROC] has claimed bronze in the Men’s Middleweight after a 4-1 loss to Hebert Sousa [BRA] who progresses to the gold medal fight against Oleksandr Kyyzhniak [UKR]. 

4:40pm: Melissa Wu’s third round dive is a Reverse 2 and a half Somersaults in the tuck position scoring a 64.40 for a total of 216.20.

4:39pm: Halfway through the scratch race we’ve seen a few breakaways, but so far everyone is keeping some energy in reserve.

4:30pm: The Men’s Omnium, a multi-event competition is about to get underway with the Scratch race. Aussie Sam Welshford is carrying the flag, but Italy’s Elia Viviani is the favourite.

The scratch race is a 40km race, points are awarded for crossing the line first at certain points, or for lapping the field

ROC has won the Men’s Volleyball semi-final against Brazil 1-3, with only one point separating the two teams for the entire match. Both sides will now have to wait for the results of France vs Argentina tonight to know who they play in the final.

4:28pm: After two rounds Melissa Wu sits in third with a total score of 151.80 behind China’s Chen Yuxi with 159.30 and Quan Hongchan who has the sizable lead with a score of 178.50.

4:22pm: In the second round Melissa Wu goes for an Armstand Back Double Somersault 1 and a half Twists, scoring a 76.80 to sit in first place with a total of 151.80, she’s sure to move lower by the end of the round but it puts a healthy lead between her and the next diver Elena Wassen (DEU) who has 130.20.

4:13pm: After one round in the Women’s 10m Platform Final Melissa Wu sits in 4th with a score of 75.00

4:06pm: Medal Alert Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov takes out Bronze in the Men’s Flyweight Boxing after losing to split decision against Great Britain’s Galal Yafai.

4:05pm: ROC leads two sets to one in the Men’s Volleyball semi-final and it’s currently all square at 18-18 in the fourth.

3:55pm: The Boomers go down suffering their first loss of Tokyo 2020 to the United States, losing 97-78, they will now play in the Bronze Medal Match against the loser of Slovenia vs France.

3:33pm: Brutal third quarter for the Boomers, with their three-point lead becoming a 19-point deficit in the third quarter.

3:31pm: Tonight’s Bronze Medal Match against the United States will be defender Laura Alleway’s final match as a Matilda.

3:25pm: Damian Warner fails on his third attempt at 5.00m but his 4.90m is a new personal best and earned him 880 points, with two events to go Warner leads with 7490 points, Ashley Warner [AUS] is in second with 7269 and Pierce Lepage [CAN] is in third with 7175 points. Cedric Dubler has dropped in rankings his afternoon sitting in 20th with 5753.

3:16pm: And the second half of the Men’s Basketball semi-final of Australia vs the United States is back underway.

3:13pm: In the Women’s Modern Pentathlon Fencing ranking round, Australia’s Marina Carrier is currently ranked in 17th on 142 points, after six rounds, there are a total of 17 rounds, which gives Carrier plenty of time to climb the rankings for Fencing.

3:08pm: Minjee Lee has finished the day at -3 and is tied for 20th, whilst Hannah Green is on -6 and tied for 7th, there’s still the potential for plenty of movement today with half the field still on the course.

3:05pm: ROC has taken the second set to bring it all square against Brazil winning the second 21-25. The second set has only just commenced but there’s every possibility this semi-final could go to five sets.

3:01pm: Australia continues to lead the United States 42-45 with the USA eating into what was at one point in the second a 15 point deficit. Durrant leads the scoring with 15 and has spent a total of 18:10 on the court so far whilst Australia’s top scorer has been Dante Exum with 10.

2:58pm: Both Moloney and Lepage have failed on their third attempts at 5.10m, they’ll each get 910 points and it keeps Moloney secure in second place after eight events, meanwhile in Group A Damian Warner has failed his first attempt at 4.80m

2:54pm: Moloney has failed second attempt at 5.10, has one more chance to make the height and stay in the Pole Vault.

2:49pm: Medal Alert Hong Kong takes bronze. Hong Kong beats Germany in the women’s team table tennis bronze medal match three sets to one.

2:42pm: In the Men’s Volleyball semi-final Brazil won the first set 25-18 over the ROC but are currently down in second 6-12.

2:38pm: Ashley Moloney [AUS] is successful in his second attempt at 5.00m, Pierce Lepage [CAN] is the last to clear 5.00m on his third attempt and is now the first to jump at 5.10m.

2:37pm: Australia leads the United States at quarter-time 18-24 in the Men’s Basketball semi-final. Draymond Green currently sits on 2 fouls for the match and was benched late in the quarter, meanwhile, Joe Ingles is on fire sinking two threes.

In Group B of the Pole Vault, Ash Moloney has failed his first attempt at 5.00. Maicel Uibo [EST] successfully completed the height on his first attempt, Kevin Mayer achieved it on a second attempt. Zachery Ziemek [USA] has passed at this height.

2:30pm: ICYMI Australia won TWO GOLD MEDALS within 10 minutes of each other earlier this hour with Thomas Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen winning Gold in the Men’s 2-K 1000m Canoe Sprint and young superstar Keegan Palmer winning Gold in the Men’s Park Event in the Skateboarding.

These were Australia’s 16th and 17th Olympic Gold Medals of Tokyo 2020 respectively, equalling the count from Athens 2004. Australia now sits in 4th on the Medal Tally ahead of Great Britain and the ROC.

2:24pm: It’s been a great second day for Hannah Green, finishing the round at -6 and moving up to seventh on the leaderboard.

2:20pm: In the Decathlon Pole Vault, Cedric Dubler is unable to clear 4.60. Ash Maloney has cleared 4.9 on his first attempt.

2:16pm: The long-awaited semi-final match between Australia and the United States has begun, the Aussies are hunting their first medal and a win against the Americans guarantee them that medal.

2:12pm: Medal Alert Keegan Woolley does it for Australia winning Gold with two massive runs, winning with a score of 95.83. Brazil’s Pedro Barros wins Silver with 86.14 and Cory Juneau from the United States takes out Bronze scoring 84.13. Fellow Aussie Kieran Woolley scored an 82.04 to finish in 5th.

This is Australia’s 17th Gold Medal at Tokyo 2020 and equals its best Gold Medal Performance, Athens 2004. It is also the only Skateboarding Gold to not be won by a Japanese skateboarder.

2:02pm: Medal Alert It’s another GOLD FOR AUSTRALIA! Thomas Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen have won Gold in the Men’s Double K1 100m.

2:01pm: After two rounds of the men’s skateboarding final, it is still the Australia Keegan Palmer in first with his score of 94.04. The other competitors will have to produce a perfect run to beat him. Fellow Australian Kieran Woolley scored a big 82.04 in the second round.

1:54pm: In his second run in the final, Australian Kieren Wooley scores 82.04 to move him into 4th position

1:46pm: At the end of round one in the men’s skateboarding final, Australias Keegan Palmer is leading with a massive 94.04.

ICYMI – A big moment for India as they claimed the Bronze Medal this morning in a come-from-behind victory against Germany.

1:42pm: Fellow Australian Kieran Woolley comes off his board in his first run, scoring a 17.03, he’ll have two more chances to post a big score

1:37pm: HUGE first run for Australian Keegan Palmer in the Men’s Skateboarding Park Final. Scores a 94.04, almost 10 points higher than the best qualifying score

1:37pm: Hong Kong takes the second match of the women’s teams table tennis bronze match. The series is now tied up at 1-1 with three games still to play.

1:35pm: Medal Alert New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington paddles her way into history claiming Gold in the women’s K1 500m with a time of 1:51.216. Tamara Csipes [HUN] takes the Silver with 1:51.855 and Emma Aastrand Jorgensen [DEN] wins Bronze with a time of 1:52.773. Alice Wood [AUS] finishes in 8th with a time of 1:57.251

1:33pm: The men’s skateboarding final is about to get underway. Two Aussies will be in action. Each skater gets three attempts to post the highest scored run possible.

1:25pm: MEDAL ALERT Pedro Pichardo of Portugal holds on to win gold in the men’s triple jump. His jump of 17.98 in round three was enough to win the gold. Zhu of China wins silver with a jump of 17.57. In the bronze medal position is Zango of Burkina Faso their first medal ever in the Olympics with a leap of 17.47.

COMING UP: Australia’s Alyce Woods competes in the Women’s K1 500m Final

1:22pm: Medal and Olympic Record Alert: American Ryan Crouser, with his Olympic Record throw of 23.30, has won Gold. Team USA takes Silver as well, with Joe Kovacs throwing 22.65 and in Bronze Tomas Walsh of New Zealand throwing 22.47.

1:19pm: MEDAL ALERT India wins bronze in the Men’s hockey over Germany 5-4, the Gold Medal Match between Australia and Belgium will commence at 8pm tonight.

1:16pm: After five rounds in the triple jump final the Portuguese athlete Pedro Pichardo is still leading. he is so confident of his potion he chose not to jump in the fifth round.

1:14pm: Germany has once again gone with the no goalkeeper strategy with 4:30 left to go in the Bronze Medal Match against India, they need two goals  to win in regulation and one to go to penalties

1:08pm: Current leader Nanna Koerstz Madsen has finished for the day in Round 2 of the Women’s Golf with a score of -8. She has a tie of the lead with India’s Aditi Ashok who is also finished for the day. Australia’s Hannah Green is back in 9th, -4 through 13 for the day. Minjee Lee is back in 20th at -2 through 15

1:07pm: COMING UP – an exciting final looms

1:03pm: After the first round of the final eight in the triple jump final, Pedro Pichardo is still leading. No one looks close to his huge 17.98  which is half a metre better than second. We may just be watching a race to second here.

1:02pm: Germany wins the first of five matches in the women’s table tennis bronze match. Germany defeated Hong Kong three sets to one to take the first match.

1:01pm: A fight back is on with 12 minutes to go Germany scores off a penalty corner to bring the scores back to 5-4.

12:57pm: Medal Alert Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment has won Gold in the Men’s 110m hurdles with a time of 13.04. Grant Holloway of the USA claimed Silver and Jamaica’s Ronald Levy claimed Bronze

12:53pm: Medal Alert More Gold going Hungary’s way in the K1 200M Sprint with Sandor Totka winning the Men’s single Kayak event. Manfredi Rizza of Italy claimed Silver and Great Britain’s Liam Heath claimed Bronze

COMING UP: Australians are in the Finals out on the water this afternoon as they look to go for gold!

12:51pm: After three jumps from the finalists, Pedro Pichardo is still leading, with a massive 17.98m. The top eight will now fight out for the gold medal with three more jumps each to come.

12:38pm: 4xOlympian Melissa Wu secures 4th individual finals spot in 4 Games outings, 5th in 10m Platform SF and in the hunt today for a first individual medal in the final later today

12:37pm: India score two goals in the opening four minutes of the third quarter, now leading Germany 5-3

12:32pm: We are now two rounds through in the men’s triple jump final. Currently, Pedro Pichardo of Portugal is in first place with a massive 17.61metres

12:30pm: At Half-Time in the Men’s Hockey Bronze Medal game, it is all tied up between Germany and India 3-3

12:29pm: Australia has both skaters qualify for the final. Woolley qualifies second best and Palmer in 5th. The final will play out later today.

12:19pm: Olympic Record Alert: Ryan Crouser (USA) wastes no time making his mark in the men’s shot put final. The American throws an OLYMPIC RECORD of 22.83m with his first throw.

12:18pm: Australias Keegan Palmer scores 77 with his second run in the men’s skateboarding, He should qualify for the final with that score, but the last heat skaters still have one more ride each.

12:17pm: We are now through four rounds in the women’s 10m platform diving. Australias Melissa Wu scored 62.40 with her fourth dive and is in 5th place

12:12pm: At the end of the first run of heat four in the men’s skateboarding, Kieran Woolley is still in second place. The other Australian Keegan Palmer scores 64.04 with his first run putting him in 12th position.

12:10pm: Hannah Green drops back another shot after another Bogey, back to -2, and drops back to 16th place. Nanna Koerstz Madsen moves back into the lead at -8

12:09pm: Nicola McDermott and Eleanor Patterson both clear 1.95m and automatically qualify for the high jump final.

12:00 Noon: Nicola McDermott clears 1.95m with her first jump and will now automatically qualify for the womens high jump final. Eleanor Patterson, unfortunately, misses her first attempt at the 1.95 but will get two more opportunities.

11:57am: Hannah Green is making her move with 2 more Birdies moving her up to -3 through 8. Madelene Sagström has reclaimed the lead, moving to -8.

11:56am: After three rounds in the women’s 10m platform diving Australias Melissa Wu is in 5th position. She managed a huge score of 71.40 with her third dive.

11:53am: Australian Ash Maloney is smashing it in the Decathalon!

11:45am: AUSTRALIA PROGRESS TO THE GOLD MEDAL GAME! Mariafe Artacho de Solar and Taliqua Clancy The pair defeat Latvia 23-21, 21-13 and will take on the American pair of April/Alix tomorrow for a gold medal at 12.30pm AEST.

11:43am: Despite a timeout called by Latvia, Australia continues its confident play out on the sand. It now leads 16-12, five points away from a gold medal match.

11:40am: Kieran Wooley can’t better his first run and with his third and only managed a score of 70.04. He should qualify for the final and currently sits in second place.

11:39am: McDermott clears 1.93m on the first attempt as well

11:37am: After two rounds in the women’s 10m diving. The Australian Melissa Wu is in 5th place with a total score of 130.30

11:36am: Eleanor Patterson has cleared 1.93m on the first attempt. McDermott is yet to attempt the height

11:35am: Melissa Wu of Australia puts herself into second place with her second dive she scores a 68.80.

11:34am: Australia calls a timeout early in the second set, down by three 4-7, looking to get the side-out and get the set back on its terms. After the timeout, a strong swing does that.

11:34am: In his second run, Kieran Woolley comes off his board. He is still in first place but his second run only scores. 14.48

11:33am: Thomas Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen have won their semi-final and qualified for the Men’s 1000m Kayak Doubles Final.

11:27am: Australia takes the opening set of its Beach Volleyball semi-final against Latvia. Under some pressure and on its third set point opportunity, an ace got the job done. Australia takes the set 23-21

11:23am Alyce Wood is through to Final A (medal race) in the women’s K1 500m after a 2nd place in the semi

11:21 am: Australias Kieran Woolley knocks over a cameraman to end his run in the men’s skateboarding. More importantly, he scores a massive 82.69 to put himself into first place overall.

11:21am: Latvia’s timeout was a good call, siding out and bringing the match back to a one-point game. Australia calls a timeout to regroup at 17-16, looking for four more points to take the opening set.

11:18am: Hannah Green has moved back under par, sitting -1, sitting 20th 6 holes through Round 2, while Minjee Lee is back in the field, 1 over par through 7. The lead is shared at -7 by Madelene Sagström of Sweden and Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen

11:17am: After round one in the women’s 10m platform semi-final Australias Melissa Wu is in 11th place with a score of 61.50

11:16am: The Men’s Decathalon is back underway with the Discus

11:13am: At the technical time-out in the opening set of the Beach Volleyball, Australia lead Latvia 12-9. Smart plays from both teams using the two-touch and roll-ball game well, but Australia’s serving has been stronger.

Some impressive jumps this morning from Australian Nicola McDermott, read more about her journey to Tokyo 2020 here

11:08am: At the Athletics track, the Women’s 4x100m relay heats are underway

11:06am: Australia’s Nicola McDermott also clears the 1.90 bar in the womens high jump qualifiers.

11:03am: The second heats are now complete in the Men’s Skateboarding and we have a new leader. Brazils Pedro Quintas has scored a massive 79.02 to put himself into first place. Australias Kieran Woolley is coming up first in heat three.

11:01am: Eleanor Patterson has cleared 1.90m on her third jump, she is now the equal leader and only 5cm away from qualifying for the final.

11:00am: The Aussies and the Latvians are out on the sand, the Semi-Final action is about to get underway

10:57am: We are now two runs through the second heat of the men’s skateboarding, and we have a new leader. Danny Leon of Spain produced a run of 72.24 to put himself into first place.

10:47am: Action is back underway at Sea Forest Waterway for Day 4 of the Canoe sprint program. First up is the Women’s C1 200M Semi-Final action.

10:46am: We are now through the first run of the second heat in the men’s skateboarding. Zion Wrights score from heat one is still the leader. The best from heat two is Brazils Pedro Quintas with a 59.55

10:45am: April Ross and Alix Klineman are through to the gold medal match in the Women’s Beach Volleyball. The Americans dominated their way to a 21-12 21-11 victory. Swiss pair Anouk Verge-Depre and Joana Heidrich will play for Bronze. The Australians will be on the sand next

10:44am: Australias Nicola Mcdermott easily clears her first jump of 1.86m in the women’s high jump qualifiers.

COMING UP TODAY: It’s another BIG day for Australia with the Boomers in action against Team USA for a place in the Gold Medal Match, the Kookaburra’s take on Belgium in the Men’s Hockey Gold medal match, and Australian pair Mariafe Artacho de Solar and Taliqua Clancy take on Latvian pairing Anastasija Kravčenoka and Tīna Graudiņa in the Beach- Volleyball Semi-Final.

10:36pm: The Men’s Hockey Bronze medal match between Germany and India is set to get underway shortly.

10:34am: Australias Eleanor Patterson clears 1.86m on her first attempt putting her in equal first. The women need to clear 1.95m to automatically qualify for the final.

10:23am: Australian Ash Moloney ran a personal best to finish third in his heat, a time of 14.08 seconds netting him a fourth-overall finish in the day’s first event.

10:21am: In the first Beach Volleyball semi-final, American pair April Ross and Alix Klineman take the first set against Swiss duo Anouk Verge-Depre and Joana Heidrich, 21-12. Team USA is now one set away from the gold medal match.

10:18am: Great start for Ash Maloney, finishing 3rd in the 110m hurdles leg of the Men’s Decathalon. Damian Warner (CAN) won the 3rd heat and has set a new Olympic Decathlon record in the 110m hurdles, running a 13.46 to extend his lead over the competition.

10:17am: Australia’s Nicola McDermott chooses to pass on the first height of 1.82m in the women’s high jump.

10:14am: Everyone has now completed their first run in the men’s skateboarding heat one. It’s the American Zion Wright leading with a score of 67.21

10:12am: A Bogey on the second for Hannah Green brings her back to Even. Sweden’s Madelene Sagström still leads all comers, sitting -7 through 5 holes in Round 2

10:08am: Nice start for Australia’s Hannah Green on morning 2 of the Women’s Golf, Birdie’ing on the first hole to move back under par to start the day. Minjee Lee still even through 2

10:05am: Mornings at the Athletics track – The Men’s Decathalon continues with the 110m hurdles. Kevin Mayer (FRA) won heat 1, both Australian runners Ash Maloney and Cedric Dubler will run in heat 3

9:20am: MEDAL ALERT – Florian Wellbrock (DEU) win’s gold in the Men’s Marathon Swimming. Kristof Rasovszky (HUN) takes silver and Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) takes bronze. It is redemption for Wellbrock after a disappointment at Rio 2016, and it is both his and Paltrinieri’s second medal of the Games, after the 1500m in the pool last week.

8:50am: With two laps to go, the lead group of six are almost half a minute ahead of the pack. Its the earlier three, with Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA), Athanassios Kynigakis (GRE) and Matan Roditi (ISR) who have bridged across.

8:00am: Two laps down, we have three leaders well ahead of the race. Florian Wellbrock (DEU) leads, just ahead of Marc-Antoine Olivier (FRA) and Kristof Rasovszky (HUN). The trio is about half a minute head of the pack. Edwards is tucked into the rear part of the chasing pack.

7:30am: And we’re off! Aussie Kai Edwards will be carrying the hopes of the nation.

7:25am: We’re back again on Day 13, and we kick off early with the men.s Marathon Swimming.

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