Tokyo 2020: Live Blog – Thursday, July 29

Jess Fox won her first ever Olympic gold in the C-1 slalom. (Photo: Australian Olympic Team/Twitter)

Welcome to our live blog of Day 6 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 and video 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.

1:05am: That is all for Day 6, we will have more tomorrow.

1:03am: Team USA escape with a 3-2 victory over Turkey. Somehow the USA found a way in the final set, taking it 15-12 in a tense finish.

The USA asserts itself again as the number one team, equal top of Pool B with Italy – that match up is one to watch on Monday.

1:02am: Two massive blocks by the USA’s Haleigh Washington and it takes a two point advantage. Turkey call a time out.

1:01am: It’s a tight final set, one team needs a two point advantage to secure the win. Currently locked at 11-11.

12:51am: USA has taken an early lead in the deciding set (which stops at 15), 6-2.

12:44am: Turkey has forced USA to a fifth set. After going down 0-2, Turkey has fought back brilliantly through attacking superstar Meryem Bon (17 points), to set up a tantalising fifth set.

12:37am: Another point to Turkey, it leads 21-16 in the fourth set. A fifth set is likely on the cards!

12:30am: ICYMI: The Hockeyroos outlasted a fighting New Zealand outfit to secure a 1-0 victory and keep their unbeaten streak alive. Read the match report here.

12:28am: It’s been a warm day in Tokyo and the players are feeling the heat inside the volleyball arena. Team USA just found some more cold towels, but they need to find some firepower if they are going to recover a 10-17 deficit in this fourth set.

12:20am: Team USA is behind, as Turkey take control off this Women’s Volleyball match 5-3 in the fourth set.

Earlier this evening, USA got its 14th Gold medal with Sunisa Lee taking out the Women’s All Around Final in Artistic Gymnastics.

12:11am: Turkey has fought back with a 5-17 set against Team USA, to remain in the hunt for a Pool B victory.

12:01am: Spain has secured a 10 point win over Argentina in Pool C of the Men’s Basketball.

11:58pm: It was another big day in the pool, Australia found success with Zac Stubblety-Cook taking Gold in the men’s 200m breaststroke. There was also Bronze for the 4x200m women and Australians qualifying for finals.

Read the recap here.

11:55pm: Breaking Australian team news: Based on advice from the team veterinarians and in consultation with the athletes, the decision was made in the best interest of the horse and team. Under the new Olympic format, Leporis and Stuart Tinney now become the alternate combination.

11:52pm: ICYMI: The Sharks fought back, however, Serbia’s early aggression and goals proved to be an insurmountable lead. Read the match report here.

11:50pm: Team USA has taken the second set over Turkey in the women’s indoor volleyball, 25-20.

11:43pm: Brazil pair Alison/Alvaro has defeated Brouwer/Meeuwsen 2-0 (21-14 24-22). The Danes made a late push to remain in the contest, but were unable to take the set off the South American duo.

11:38pm: France and Sweden are tied at 22-all in the women’s handball.

11:36pm: Australia remains unbeaten through four pool matches, defeating New Zealand 1-0 in a close match on a hot evening in Japan.

11:33pm: The Black Sticks have pulled their goalie to have an extra on field as they look for the equaliser. 2:30 on the clock.

11:30pm: Korea has pulled off the win at the bottom of the tenth!

11:26pm: Opps! A hit off an Australian stick has hit the hand of a New Zealander and cause several players to duck as well as the referee, who fell over.

11:20pm: It remains 1-0 at the start of the fourth quarter in the matchup between the Blacksticks and the Hockeyroos. The pace has been high all match, and it will be a question of who has the legs to run out the end of the game in the Tokyo heat.

Brazil leads the Netherlands 1-0 in the beach volleyball.

11:15pm: A couple of penalty corners for the Black Sticks, but the Hockeyroos are able to save them.

11:10pm: Medal Alert: Meng Chen has won Gold in the Women’s Single Table Tennis, defeating her Chinese teammate Yingsha Sun 4-2 (9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9).

The USA has taken the first set against Turkey 25-19 in Women’s Volleyball.

11:09pm: More wholesome stories out of Tokyo 2020, Andrade was the first Brazilian woman to win an Artistic Gymnastics medal.

11:06pm: In a creative goal from Australia, Emily Chalker has scored in the 5th minute of the third quarter!

11:05pm: The Republic of Korea couldn’t find the winning at the bottom of the ninth in its opening round baseball game against Israel, the score still tied at 5-5 as the game enters extra-innings!

10:59pm: Medal Alert – Sunisa Lee wins the Women’s Individual All Around Gold, finishing with a 57.433 and is the fifth consecutive US woman to win All Around Gold. Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade finishes with the silver with a 57.298 whilst the Russian Olympic Committee’s Angelina Melnikova has won bronze with a total score of 57.199.

10:55pm: Sunisa Lee is guaranteed silver or higher after hitting her floor routine, Andrade needs a 13.808 to win gold.

In the beach volleyball, Alison Cerutti and Alvaro Morais Filho are taking on Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen in their men’s Pool D game.

10:50pm: In the Hockey, the Trans-Tasman rivals are all square after the first half.

Australia was unable to score from its two penalty corners in the second quarter, a running theme throughout its Olympics campaign thus far.

10:48pm: It’s back level in the Women’s Table Tennis gold medal match, Yingsha Sun Took the fourth game 11-5. 2-2 in a best of seven contest.

Ryan Lavarnway hits his second home run of the game to keep Israel in it at the top of the ninth inning, evening up the scores at 5-all in baseball’s opening round against the Republic of Korea.

10:46pm: Between rotations Andrade inquired about her score on beam which was accepted pulling up her score to a 43.632, 0.101 behind Sunisa Lee, whichever of the two hit their Floor routines will win All Around Gold.

Angelina Melnikova will finish no lower than third tonight with a total score of 57.199 with Lee, Andrade and Carey still to come, however, Carey is already out of medal contention after a poor third rotation.

After a huge quarter in the men’s basketball, Spain has clawed back to lead Argentina at half time 40-34. Liga ACB star Nicolas Laprovittola from Argentina has taken over as the highest scorer for the match with 15 points.

10:43pm: Australia has a penalty corner, it is unable to score and the referee signals for a second short. New Zealand refer the decision and a free hit out is awarded to New Zealand after it is deemed not to have touched the lower leg.

Agatha and Duda secure another win in the Beach Volleyball, defeating defeating Bansley and Wilkerson of Canada 21-18 21-18. The pair finishes with two wins and a loss in the group stage, but should progress to the Round of 16.

10:42pm: The Republic of Korea lead for the first time in its opening round baseball game against Israel, 5-4, continuing to score in the bottom of the seventh. A two-out double to Oh Ji Hwan scored Oh Jaeil from second, heading into the eighth inning.

10:38pm: Brazil takes a 15-13 lead in the Beach Volleyball, while Australia and New Zealand remain level half-way through the second quarter. In the basketball, Spain leads by four against Argentina.

10:33pm: The United States and Turkey take to the court for the next Women’s Volleyball match of the evening.

Meng Chen took the second game to square up the gold medal match in the Women’s Table Tennis, and then went on to dominate the third (11-4) for a 3-1 lead.

10:32pm: Cool as a cucumber Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade looked like she had very few issues on beam in the third rotation, she was unable hold onto her lead slipping into third with a total score of 43.532 due to the high degree of difficulty from Lee and Urazova.

Sunisa Lee leads going into the final rotation with a 43.733 whilst Vladislava Urazova is in second with a 43.566, fourth place Angelina Melnikova is still a chance to medal with a total score of 43.233.

Derwael will compete first on floor followed by Urazova.

10:30pm: Charlton cops a ball to the shoulder, the New Zealander is okay and at quarter time the teams are all square 0-0.

10:27pm: Australia and New Zealand yet to see a goal scored, through 13 minutes of the opening quarter.

10:26pm: Back-to-back home runs to lead off the Republic of Korea’s seventh inning of its opening baseball game against Israel has the scores tied at 4-4. Lee Jung Hoo and Kim Hyunsoo each hit the ball over the rightfield fence to bring the margin back even.

10:21pm: Agatha and Duda [BRA] have taken the first set against Bansley and Wilkerson [CAN], 21-18. It was a tight set, the Brazilian duo able to close out the final points to secure the lead.

Quarter time in the Spain/Argentina Group C clash in the men’s basketball, Argentina leading 25-20. Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio the top scorer so far with 11 points to his name, but not enough to give the Spain the lead at the first break.

10:20pm: Medal Alert: The ROC has claimed gold in fencing’s Women’s Team Foil against France. While France won the final bout (6-5), the ROC’s lead of 45-34 on total points (coupled with the 45-point score needed for the ninth leg to end) ensured the win.

10:18pm: Hockeyroos are underway against New Zealand. The teams had a good look at each other in the lead up to the Games, with Pro League matches in Perth.

10:15pm: Yingsha Sun [CHN] has taken the first game against her countrywoman Meng Chen in the Women’s Table Tennis gold medal match.

10:12pm: Brazil beats Japan 3-0 in the women’s volleyball. Brazil and Serbia remain unbeaten in Pool A after all six teams have played three games.

10:08pm: On the beach volleyball court Brazilian duo Agatha and Duda are out on court against Canadian pair Bansley and Wilkerson.

After them is the other pair from Brazil who are expected to contend for medals.

10:02pm: Kevin Cordon has defeated Dutch player Mark Caljouw in the badminton to make the quarterfinal of the Men’s Badminton.

10:00pm: Medal Alert: Mima Ito [JPN] has defeated Mengyu Yu [SGP] 4-1 for the Women’s Singles Table Tennis bronze medal.

The ROC has won the seventh bout (5-1) against France in the Women’s Team Foil Gold Medal chance. The aggregate score is 35-21 to the ROC with two bouts remaining.

9:59pm: Czech Vondrousova is through to the gold medal match, defeating Svitolina 6-3 6-1. She will play Swiss Belinda Bencic.

9:57pm: Israel has regained a two-run lead against the Republic of Korea in baseball’s opening round game with a two-run home run to Ryan Lavarnway contributing to a 4-2 lead at the top of the sixth inning.

9:56pm: Another stellar Uneven Bars routine from Sunisa Lee, earning applause from both her teammates and rivals. scoring a 15.300 rocketing her up into second overall after two rotations with a total score of 29.900.

Rebeca Andrade (BRA) is still in first with a combined score of 29.966 and Angelina Melnikova (ROC) is close behind on 29.533, all three will compete on Beam next, meanwhile the Chinese are likely out off medal contention entirely sitting back in ninth and 12th.

9:55pm: In the final Water Polo fixture of the day, Australia has gone down 14-8 against a dominant Serbian outfit. Dejan Savic’s side were relentless on both ends and from the outset the Aussies were playing catchup.

9:51pm: There has been an injury in the Brazil v Japan volleyball match, a nasty ankle injury to Macris Silva Carneiro. The commentators said the physio will go to work, but it appears an x-ray may be required to diagnose the setter’s injury.

Ready-made replacement Roberta Ratzke comes into the rotation.

9:49pm: There were questions raised in the Men’s All Around Final last night around Gold Medal Winner Daiki Hashimoto’s Vault score, the international gymnastics body, FIG, has responded with an explanation for the scoring, sticking firm in the decision that Hashimoto was the correct All Around Gold Medallist.

9:48pm: Australia is making a late push in the Water Polo, the score now 8-13 against Serbia. It has won the second half 7-3 (so far).

9:45pm: France has fought back to win the fifth bout (6-5) against the ROC, who let one point slip in the Gold Medal game of the Women’s Team Foil. The aggregate score is 25-18 to the ROC with four bouts remaining.

9:44pm: Big score on Uneven Bars from Nina Derwael, with a 15.266. It brings her into second with three still to go on bars.

9:40pm: Mima Ito takes a 2-1 lead against her opponent from Singapore Mengyu Yu in the Women’s Bronze Medal match in Table Tennis.

9:39pm: Andrade scores a 14.666 on her Uneven Bars routine, she’s unlikely to hold the lead by the end of this rotation but it sets her up in a good position to stay in medal contention.

9:38pm: In Heat 2 of the Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay, China just sneaks past Australia to touch the wall first in a time of 3:42.29. There was 0.36 seconds between China and third-placed Italy.

Australia’s Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay team qualifies fourth for the final on Saturday.

9:36pm: ICYMI: Australian pair Ash Barty and John Peers through to the mixed doubles semifinals.

9:35pm: Australia win the quarter but the game is seemingly out of reach. Serbia continue to hold a strong lead, the score 11-3.

The ROC has won the fourth bout (6-3) against France in the Gold Medal game of the Women’s Team Foil. The aggregate score is 20-12 to the ROC.

9:34pm: Brazil has taken the second set 25-18 in the Women’s Volleyball, taking a 2-0 lead over Japan.

9:31pm: In heat one of the Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay, Great Britain finished first with 3:38.75, then USA second with 3:41.02.

Australia is in the pool for its heat.

9:29pm: The ROC and France tie in the third bout (4-4) in the Gold Medal match of the Women’s Team Foil. The aggregate score is 14-9 to the ROC.

9:27pm: Rebeca Andrade will kick things off in the leaders group on Uneven Bars in this rotation. This will be where Sunisa Lee starts to eat into the top three’s leads.

9:25pm: Australia has started the second half of the Men’s Water Polo in much better fashion by scoring two goals and reducing the margin to seven goals.

9:24pm: Kaylee McKeown finishes the women’s 200m backstroke heat 4 in first place, recording a time of 2:08.18.

Australian women’s 200m backstroke competitors Kaylee McKeown and Emily Seebohm book-end the semi-finals qualifying list, with less than one second between them. USA’s Rhyan Elizabeth White and Canada’s Kylie Masse clocked the same heat time of 2:08.23.

9:22pm: Mengyu Yu [SGP] and Mima Ito [JPN] are one game apiece in the Women’s Table Tennis bronze medal match.

9:20pm: Disaster for the Sharks, the half-time scoreline of 10-1 absolutely reflecting the game. Serbia dominant and Australia struggling to fire a shot in the opening half.

Marta Martyanova of the ROC has decided to continue to fence in the Women’s Team Foil against France after receiving medical treatment for an ankle injury.

9:19pm: Emily Seebohm just clocked a personal best of 2:09.10 the women’s 200m backstroke heat 3, but had the lead snatched from her right on the wall by Peng Xuwei – 0.07 seconds’ difference!

9:18pm: Marta Martyanova of the ROC has been receiving care, taking a five-minute injury timeout after rollingher ankle retreating from France’s Pauline Ranvier. In the third bout France is up 2-1 for an aggregate score of 11-7 ROC’s way.

9:17pm: Australian pair Ash Barty and John Peers beat Greece duo Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari!

The Australians superior in the deciding third set, a match tiebreak. Final score 6-4 4-6 [10]-[6].

9:15pm: Australia is now two points away from beating Greece in its opening Mixed Doubles match.

9:14pm: A two-run shot that cleared the rightfield fence and just snuck inside the foul line from the Republic of Korea’s Oh Ji Hwan ties the scores at 2-2 against Israel at the bottom of the fourth innings in the team’s opening baseball game of Tokyo 2020.

9:10pm: ROC has taken the second bout (5-3) in the Gold Medal competition against France in the Women’s Team Foil, for a total score of 10-5 with the next fencers up.

9.08pm: I’m signing out now – thanks for following along with me! Fellow South Australian legend Sarah Wildy will be taking you into the night.

Dani Brown

9.06pm: Sakkari/Tsitsipas win the second set over Barty/Peers 4-6 in the mixed doubles – it will now go to a tiebreaker third set.

9.05pm: USA’s Caeleb Dressel breaks the Olympic record for the 100m butterfly in his heat with a time of 50.39. Aussie David Morgan finishes seventh with a time of 52.31 seconds.

Unfortunately Morgan misses out on the next stage, but fellow Aussie Matthew Temple fills the last slot in the semi-finals.

Quarter time in the Men’s Water Polo and it is all Serbia so far. The Aussies have given themselves a mountain to climb, Serbia up 6-0 and with all of the play in the early stages.

Brazil has won the first set of its Women’s Volleyball match against Japan 25-16.

9.02pm: Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade scores a 15.300 on Vault, that could be the highest score on Vault today as Andrade is largely considered the best on the apparatus after Biles at the Olympics. 

ROC has won the first bout (5-2) in the Gold Medal competition over France in the Women’s Team Foil.

8.59pm: Australia’s Matt Temple finishes third in the sixth heat of the men’s 100m butterfly, 0.11 seconds behind first place’s Josif Miladinov.

France and ROC are in the Team’s Women’s Foil in the fencing. This is the first relay of nine.

Sunisa Lee with a clean double twist on her Vault, sticking the landing with a very centred landing, earned a 14.600. Excellent execution score with a 9.200 out of a possible 10, and a difficulty score for her Vault of 5.400.

8.51pm: In the women’s artistic gymnastics, American duo Sunisa Lee and Jade Carey are up on Vault first, along with the Russian Olympic Committee’s Vladislava Urasova and Angelina Melnikova; they’ll compete through the apparatuses in Olympic order, finishing on floor. China’s Tang Xijing and Lu Yufei will start on Uneven Bars and finish on Vault today.

8.49pm: A two-run home run over the left field fence by Israel’s Ian Kinsler opens the scoring at the top of the third innings in the opening round of baseball against the Republic of Korea.

8.47pm: Aussies Ariarne Titmus and Kiah Melverton have advanced to the women’s 800m freestyle final. They qualified sixth and seventh respectively. Katie Ledecky recorded the quickest time in heats with 8:15.67, about three seconds quicker than Titmus’ heat time. Italy’s Simona Quadarella qualified third, Germany’s Sarah Kohler fourth, ROC’s Anastasiia Kirpichnikova fifth, and China’s Wang Jianjiahe eighth.

8.42pm: In the men’s singles tennis, Daniil Medvedev has lost in straight sets to Pablo Carreno Busto, 6-2 7[7]-6[5].

8.40pm: Spain can’t convert from two penalty corners in the final minute of the third quarter of the women’s hockey, but it still leads 2-0 lead against China at the final break. 

Barty/Peers go down a break early in the second set of the mixed doubles tennis, with Sakkari/Tsitsipas holding serve in the following game. Both pairs look to be in such great shape physically and tactically that the winner of tonight’s match could be hard to beat going forward.

8.38pm: China believed it had scored its first goal and halved the deficit against Spain in the women’s hockey. Although, after an umpire referral, it was revealed the penalty corner coming back into the field on play was trapped before crossing the D, disallowing the goal, Spain still up 2-0 with two minutes remaining.

An upset could be on the cards with Daniil Medvedev down a set and in a tiebreak in the second set against Pablo Carreno Busto in the men’s singles tennis. The number two in the world was largely seen as the only player left who could deny Djokovic the Gold Medal at Tokyo 2020.

8.36pm: Aaron Wolf, of Japan, wins gold in the men’s judo -100kg. Hamada Shori, of Japan, wins gold in the women’s judo -78kg.

8.33pm: Italy takes out Bronze over the United States in the Women’s Team Foil, and the Gold Medal match between ROC and France will get underway in 20 minutes.

8.32pm: Pipped at the post! Australia’s Ariarne Titmus led most of the race but just finished second in the third women’s 800m freestyle heat, with ROC’s Anastasiia Kirphichnikova beating her by 0.22 seconds. Fellow Aussie Kiah Melverton finishes third less than two seconds after her teammate.

Barty and Peers take the first set 6-4 over Tsitsipas and Sakkari in the mixed doubles tennis.

8:30pm The Women’s Individual All Around gymnastics final is just 15 minutes away and in case you’ve been away from the internet for the past two days, Simone Biles is out off the All Around Competition, with compatriots Sunisa Lee and Jade Carey both chasing All Around Gold. It’s going to be a hard one to predict with the Chinese and Russian Olympic Committee smelling an opportunity ahead of them. 

8.25pm: Novak Djokovic has progressed through to the men’s singles tennis semi-finals, beating Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-0.

8.21pm: 14-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh wins the first heat of the women’s 800m freestyle in a time of 8:25.04. Second place is Liechtenstein’s Julia Hassler and third is Waka Kobori, of Japan.

ROC gets another try before the final whistle of the women’s rugby sevens, finishing the match off 35-12 over Kenya.

That’s it for the women’s rugby seven’s today. Australia, USA, New Zealand, and France all finished the day with two wins, but will have big matches tomorrow morning.

8.18pm: It could be all over for Kei Nishikori, who is 5-0 down in the second set of the men’s singles tennis to World Number One Novak Djokovic.

8.17pm: The ROC scores yet again, looking incredibly dominant at the start of the second half of the women’s rugby sevens, leading Kenya 28-12.

8.14pm: 45 seconds into the first half of the women’s rugby sevens, the Russian Olympic Committee gets another score on the board, leading 21-12 now.

Barty/Peers immediately break back 40-0, with both Australians having little to no trouble with Sakkari’s serve.

8.13pm: Sakkari/Tsitsipas go up a break in the first set of the mixed doubles tennis, looking comfortable in the evening heat.

8.10pm: Kenya scores, undeterred by the Russian Olympic Committee’s early lead, and follow up with a second try to finish off the half. At half time ROC leads 14-12.

8.09pm: Djokovic breaks Nishikori early in the second set, quickly finishing off his next service game to go 3-0 up in the second. Meanwhile on Court 2, it’s a game apiece between Barty/Peers and Sakkari/Tsitsipas.

8.07pm: It’s Spain with the win in its women’s basketball group A match against Serbia! They take the match 85-70.

They’re in again – the ROC scores a second try in as many minutes, putting them up 14-0 in the women’s rugby sevens against Kenya.

In the final men’s super heavyweight fight of the night, it was a very nice performance from Kazakhstan’s Jamshybek Kunkabeyev in a unanimous decision win over Egypt’s Yousry Rezk Mostafa Hafez. Kunkabayev is one of the favourites for the event and will now go through to the quarter-finals.

8.04pm: It’s the ROC that is the first to score in the final game of the rugby sevens tonight, putting the ball down between the posts to go up 7-0 over Kenya.

8pm: Take a look at Australia’s mixed medley relay team for tonight: Isaac Cooper with the backstroke, Zac Stubblety Cook in the breaststroke leg, Brianna Throssell will swim the butterfly, and Bronte Campbell to take the Aussies home with the freestyle.

7.59pm: Spain holds an eight-point lead of Serbia with two minutes left of their women’s basketball group A match.

7.54pm: Djokovic takes out the first set against Nishikori 6-2 in a 40-minute first set of the men’s singles match.

7.53pm: Ivan Veriasov, of the Russian Olympic Committee, defeats Maxime Yegnong Njieyo, of Cameroon, in the Boxing SuperHeavy weight. It was a unanimous victory for Veriasov in a dominant display of brute force. He will move on to the quarter finals.

There’s one last match in the women’s rugby sevens for this evening. It will be Kenya up against the Russian Olympic Committee.

7.50pm: Nishikori continues to hold his own against Djokovic in this first set of the men’s singles tennis, forcing the Serbian to fight to win his service games.

New Zealand hit the front for the first time of the women’s rugby sevens match! Following a yellow card which put Great Britain a player down, with one final play New Zealand puts the ball into touch to win 21-26.

7.46pm: Momentum has well and truly swung New Zealand’s way in the women’s rugby sevens, scoring the first for the second half. Team GB lead with 2:30 on the clock but it could go either way right now.

7.40pm: For the first time since the first score of the game, Spain is in the lead in its women’s basketball group A match against Serbia! The three-quarter time score is 59 to 58.

The Black Ferns have done it again! Both sides are looking unbelievable in attack but can’t hold up defensively, and Great Britain leads 21-12 at the half.

7.38pm: New Zealand’s first entry into its own half results in a try, bringing the Black Ferns back into their women’s rugby sevens match, 21-7.

Swiss tennis player Belinda Bencic will now aim for gold, beating Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina in her women’s singles match 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. She will play against the winner of Elina Svitolina and Marketa Vondrousova’s match.

7.37pm: Danier Pero, of Cuba, has won his round of 16 fight against the Columbian Chsrisitan Calcedo Codazi. Pero’s arrogant fighting style has paid off in the super heavyweight boxing fight. It was a unanimous decision with all five judges favouring the Cuban.

This women’s rugby sevens match could be ugly if the first five minutes are anything to go by. Great Britain scores a third try, already leading 21-0.

7.35pm: New Zealand’s defensive errors are proving costly already, as Team GB puts away another try to lead the women’s rugby sevens, 14-0.

7.33pm: Great Britain is the first to open the scoring in what is sure to be the tightest match in the women’s rugby sevens tonight. The Brits lead over New Zealand, 7-0.

7.32pm: Nishikori wins his first game of the men’s singles tennis match, but that early break could hurt his chances in the first set, with Djokovic only having his serve broken once at the Olympics this year.

7.30pm: Aussie gold medallist Jess Fox is now the most successful female Olympics canoe slalom paddler EVER! She has won four Olympic medals (one gold, one silver, two bronze) – one medal more than the previous best, Spain’s Maialen Chourraut, who won the K1 event earlier this week.

7.24pm: Djokovic is up a break early in the first set of the men’s singles tennis. After a nervy first game on serve, he breaks Nishikori’s serve without too much trouble.

7.21pm: The American Richard Torrez JR has won his fight in the super heavyweight division of boxing. He beat a bloodied Chouaib Bouloudinats, of Algeria, by unanimous decision. Torrez Jr will now go into the quarter finals.

7.19pm: Japan scores its first try of the women’s rugby sevens at Tokyo 2020 but have to settle for a 17-7 loss as they run out of time.

7.17pm: The Korean pair of Kim and Kong take the victory in the women’s badminton quarterfinal over Matsumto and Nagahara, of Japan. The Korean team won two sets to one, with 28-26 in the final set.

7.15pm: It’s a third try for the Americans in the women’s rugby sevens, kicking their first conversion of the match to hold a 17-0 lead over Japan.

7.11pm: After losing the first set, Latvia swung the momentum around in the men’s beach volleyball match against the Russian Olympic Committee. They won the second set to take the match to a third set, which they win with four match points in hand, 11-15. All teams have now played two matches; Latvia is the only team to win both of theirs. Russian Olympic Committee sits second in the standings, Czech Republic is third, and Mexico is fourth.

World number one Novak Djokovic is about to take on Japan’s last remaining hope in singles tennis at Tokyo 2020, with Kei Nishikori still in the hunt for a second Olympic medal.

7.07pm: With just two minutes to go in the half of the women’s rugby sevens, the United States scores again. Struggling to convert, the Americans lead 10-0 in the first half.

7.05pm: The United States score first in the women’s rugby sevens match up against Japan, leading 5-0 early in both sides’ second match of the day.

7.03pm: Serbia pulled away from Spain in the second quarter of the women’s basketball group A match, but near the end of the quarter the Spaniards closed the gap. Half time score is Spain 41 to Serbia 44.

7pm: Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic is through to the gold medal match in the women’s singles tennis, beating Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina 7[7]-6[2], 4-6, 6-3. Aussie fans are not too far away from seeing the mixed doubles combination of Ash Barty and John Peers take on Greece’s Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

We have an all Chinese final in the men’s table tennis. Ma Long wins the seventh game by a margin of 11-9. He takes the match four games to three. He will take on fellow Chinese player Fan Zhendong in the final. The final will see the top two seeds go against each other. This isn’t the last match for Dimitrij Ovtcharov, as he will play Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun Ju for the bronze medal.

6.55pm: We’re tied after two sets in the men’s beach volleyball preliminary final, after Latvia won the second over the Russian Olympic Committee, 21-19.

6.51pm: China scores for a second time in the women’s rugby sevens, slipping past defenders to put away the final try of the match. Australia finishes in front 26-10, still undefeated at Tokyo 2020. They’ll face the United States tomorrow morning at 11.30am.

The men’s beach volleyball preliminary final between Latvia and Russian Olympic Committee is currently point-for-point in the second set.

6.48pm: We are going to a deciding seventh game in the men’s table tennis semi-final! The German Dimitrij Ovtcharov is playing a high-risk high reward game and it’s paying off. He takes the sixth game, 11-5. It is now three games all, and the winner of the seventh will go through to the final.

6.45pm: If France looked hot, Australia looks hotter; Madison Ashby is the fourth try scorer for the Aussies in this women’s rugby sevens match, leading 26-5.

6.42pm: Australia scores another easy try to start the second half in the women’s rugby sevens. It’s an end to end run from Faith Nathan that scores this time around. Australia leads China 19-5 now.

6.39pm: A try from Charlotte Caslick extends Australia’s lead to 12-5 just ahead of half time in the women’s rugby sevens against China.

Ma Long gets one step closer to an all Chinese final, as he wins the fifth game of the men’s table tennis semi-finals. He wins the game 11-7 to make it three games to two. Ma Long only needs one more game to go to the gold medal match.

6.37pm: Australia responds immediately in the women’s rugby sevens with a try from captain Sharni Williams. The Aussies now lead 5-7 over China.

6.35pm: China is the first to score against Australia in the women’s rugby sevens at Tokyo 2020, up 5-0 early in the first half.

Serbia takes a one-point lead at quarter time of the women’s group A basketball match against Spain.

6.31pm: Russian Olympic Committee takes the opening set of the men’s beach volleyball preliminary final, 21 to Latvia’s 13.

6.27pm: The big German Dimitrij Ovtcharov is on the comeback train. He takes the fourth game of the men’s table tennis semi-final to get himself closer to the gold medal match. Ovtcharov wins the game 11-9. It is now 2 games all going into the fifth game.

6.23pm: France wins the women’s rugby sevens match 40-5, overwhelming Brazil, but it isn’t all bad for the Brazilians who got their first try for Tokyo 2020 by way of Bianca Silva.

Spain v Serbia is underway in group A of the women’s basketball. Serbia has three shots on goal before the first goal of the match.

6.17pm: The German Dimitrij Ovtcharov takes the third game of the men’s table tennis semi final to keep himself in the match. Ovtcharov wins the game 11-9. It is now 2 games to 1 in favour of the Chinese athlete Ma Long.

6.16pm: France keeps and they don’t stop coming in the women’s rugby sevens, scoring again without any difficulty to lead 33-5.

Cameron Smith has finished even after the first round in the men’s golf – that’s eight shots behind the leader. He, and his teammate Marc Leishman (-1), will be hoping to improve and move up the leaderboard tomorrow in the second round.

6.14pm: Latvia wins the first point of the men’s beach volleyball preliminary final against the Russian Olympic Committee.

Brazil is quick to score in the second half of the women’s rugby sevens but misses the conversion. France waste no time in responding and score again under the goals, 26-5.

6.09pm: France scores within the last minute of the first half of its women’s rugby sevens match to be up 19-0, with Brazil struggling to keep possession.

6.04pm: David Barnes lost 7-1 to his opponent Riau Ega Salsabilla in the round of 32 archery eliminations. Taylor Worth is now the only remaining Australian in the archery and will play on Saturday in the quarter finals against Mete Gazoz. 

6pm: Evening, everyone! Dani Brown here, jumping on the live blog for the first time during the Games. Keen for an exciting night ahead!

5:59pm: Final update from me before I hand it on over to Dani Brown for the next shift. It’s been a joy! Thanks for reading along everyone, and stick around until the close of the day’s events. What an awesome day it’s been.

Alex Catalano

5:57pm: Rybakina has gotten herself back on the front foot in the women’s singles tennis semi final. She’s now up 3-5 in the second set.

5:52pm: Ma Long of China wins the first game of the men’s table tennis semi-finals. He’s looking to make it 18/18 against the German Dimitrij Ovtcharov and make it an all China final. He wins the game 13-11.

5:50pm: Jess Fox officially receives her first ever Olympic gold. What a moment for her, and what a moment for Australia.

5:47pm: Czech Republic take the second set in the men’s beach volleyball.

Meanwhile, Bencic Rybakina are neck and neck, 3-3 in the second set. Neither has managed to gain the ascendancy just yet.

Cam Smith remains on par with two holes remaining in his first round at Kasumigaseki Country Club. American Patrick Reed moves to -4 after 14 holes, four behind the leader, while Rory McIlroy sits at two under after 15.

5:42pm: The second men’s table tennis semi-final is about to begin. Mah Long has the opportunity to make it an all China final. Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany will want to end China’s dominant run of Olympic gold in table tennis.

Time for something a bit less stressful after Fox. Mexico and the Czech Republic are doing battle in the men’s beach volleyball Pool B match. Mexico won the first set 21-17, but the Czechs now lead the second 19-16.

5:40pm: Jess Fox’s gold medal means Australia has now equalled its gold medal tally from both Rio 2016 and London 2012.

5:36pm: Men’s water polo: Croatia see out the game and win comfortably in the end, final score Croatia 13-8 Montenegro.

5:32pm: China is into the final of the men’s singles table tennis. Fan Zhendong the number one seed has defeated fifth side Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun Ju in seven games. In the match deciding seventh game the Chinese athlete won 11-8.

He will now go through to the final and want to continue China’s amazing gold medal winning streak in Olympic table tennis. Zhendong sets up a potential all Chinese table tennis final

5:30pm – MEDAL ALERT

JESS FOX PUTS UP THE FASTEST TIME OF THE DAY!! An incredible 105.04, three seconds ahead of second place wins her gold!

After winning bronze in the K-1 on Tuesday, she’s finally found that elusive gold medal which will be draped around her neck faster than she can paddle. Mallory Franklin lands silver for Great Britain and Andrea Herzog takes bronze for Germany.

5:29pm: Jess Fox begins!!

5:27pm: Bencic breaks on the first game of the second set, 40-30 up now on serve.

Tereza Fiserova puts up a disappointing 120.99 to currently sit in fifth in the women’s C-1 slalom final.

5:24pm: Croatia pull further away, lead out to four goals with six minutes to play in the men’s water polo.

5:22pm: Brazilian Ana Satila going down the course now.

INCREDIBLE COMEBACK from Bencic, winning the tiebreaker with an astounding 7-1 and fighting back tooth and nail to claim the first set.

5:20pm: Mallory Franklin improving Jess Fox’s semi-final time with an incredibly speedy 108.68.

Bencic now 4-1 up in the tiebreaker. Make that 5-1.

It was goal for goal in the dying minutes of the third quarter, Croatia retain a three goal advantage and look set to take this one out. Massive final quarter to come.

Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun Ju has taken the 6th game of the men’s singles table tennis semi-final. He came back from 9-6 down to take the game 11-9. The match will now go down the deciding seventh game.

5:15pm: Fourth deuce. Tension is rising here!!

Bencic brings it to a first set tiebreaker after being behind 5-2 earlier in the set. Incredible comeback by the Swisswoman, and she takes the first tiebreak point.

5:13pm: Second deuce as Rybakina is attempting to win the set on break, 5-6.

The first round in the Men’s Golf will resume in five minutes, after play was halted due to lightning in the area. Cameron Smith will return to the 15th hole, currently on par with four holes to play.

Austrian Sepp Straka is in the clubhouse and leading at -8, while the other Australian competing, Marc Leishman, is seven shots behind the lead.

Aussie sailors Mat Belcher and Will Ryan overtook Great Britain late in the third men’s 470 race and snagged the win

5:09pm: Back to a two goal buffer now, 8-6 with four minutes to play in the third.

5:08pm: Croatia extend the lead to three goals early in the third quarter in the men’s water polo.

5:02pm: The women’s C-1 slalom final has begun, and the first two athletes have completed their runs. Ukrainian Viktoriya Us currently leads with a 124.85, two seconds slower than her semi-final time.

5:00pm: Bencic takes advantage of her serve and brings it level at 5-5 in the first set.

Croatia lead Montenegro by two goals at half-time of the Water Polo, Loren Fatovic, son of Australian coach Elvis Fatovic, has a first half hat-trick for Croatia. Score is 7-5.

4:58pm: Lin equalises, and it’s two sets a piece for both players in the men’s singles table tennis semi final.

Meanwhile, Rybakina earns a second set point on advantage but hits out, back to deuce.

4:57pm: It’s a strong rally for both players but Rybakina takes the first set point on break, 30-40.

4:55pm: Rybakina’s backhand slice sails past the line and is out, and she then overshoots her forehand to equal the game 30-30.

4:54pm: Rybakina makes the nerves a bit twitchy for her opponent, breaking her first serve and then watching on as Bencic double faults to put Rybakina up 0-30.

4:51pm: Just when all hope looked lost, Bencic breaks back to bring the set back to 4-5. Official review reveals that Rybakina’s hit was indeed, out. Bencic on serve now looking to make it 5-5 and bring the first set back within her reach.

4:46pm: We’re already rocking traditional tennis, so let’s pull out our miniature nets and have a squizz over at the table variety. China’s Fan Zhendong currently leads Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun-ju 6-5 in the fourth set of the men’s semi final, on serve. Its 2-1 up for Zhendong.

4:44pm: Scores locked at 1-1 with the goalkeepers and defence firmly on top in the men’s water polo match between medal favourites Montenegro and Croatia.

4:42pm: South Korea wins its first women’s handball game of Tokyo, downing Japan 27-24 after holding fast late. Japan next faces Angola on Saturday, South Korea coming up against Montenegro straight after.

4:40pm: Handy ace for Rybakina and she’s got the first set truly in her grasp coming into Bencic’s serve, up 5-2.

4:37pm: Rybakina breaks again and Bencic isn’t pleased with her performance so far, throwing her racket across the court in frustration. Bencic down 2-4, 15-30 Rybakina’s way.

4:34pm: Japan refuse to give up, finding Maharu Kondo wide of the goal area to bring them back within reaching distance of South Korea, 25-23.

4:31pm: With seven minutes of play left in the women’s handball Group A match, South Korea leads Japan 24-20.

4:27pm: Rybakina breaks and its 2-2, Bencic now up 30-0 looking to break right back. Rybakina getting aggressive on serve with her forehand to go up 30-15.

4:25pm: Alright, onto something new now. Belinda Bencic and Elena Rybakina are playing off in the women’s tennis semi finals for a chance to go through to the gold medal match. The loser plays the loser of Elina Svitolina and Marketa Vondrousova for bronze. Bencic takes the early 2-1 lead in the first set, but Rybakina is on advantage looking to break.

4:24pm:

4:22pm: Slovenia defeat Japan in a dominant 116-81 performance in the men’s basketball. Slovenia is now well and truly on top of Group C with two massive wins.

4:19pm: MEDAL ALERT

Zuzana Rehak-Stefecekova earns her first gold for Slovakia in the women’s trap shooting after having previously won two silvers. USA’s Kayle Browning took out silver after shooting 42 targets.

Rehak-Stefecekova’s 43 is a new Olympic record.

4:15pm: With five targets remaining, just a shot separates Zuzana Rehak-Stefecekova and Kayle Browning and their hopes of gold.

4:13pm: Luka Doncic puts Serbia 100-73 up over Japan with four minutes of play left in the men’s basketball. He’s shot 25 points and has put seven assists and seven rebounds.

4:12pm: MEDAL ALERT: Alessandra Perelli wins Bronze in the women’s trap shooting final and secures San Marino’s first ever Olympic Medal. Congratulations San Marino!

4:11pm: A USA foul but they can’t get possession in front of goal. Italy win 12-11!!

4:10pm: The Italian defence absolutely unrelenting; the USA was no chance of scoring in that play. The USA throw foul after foul but nothing is help it regain possession.

4:08pm: ITALY LEAD FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL GAME. 12-11 with 90 seconds left!! What a remarkable comeback this has been!

4:07pm: Scanlan with an untimely miss now every chance to lose touch with the podium. She’s now eliminated, finishing in fourth place.

4:05pm: SCORES LEVEL. Italy doesn’t waste the penalty and Francesco Di Fulvio equalises. 11-11 with two minutes of play.

4:05pm: Italian Silvana Stanco also eliminated from the women’s trap shooting final.

4:04pm: Massive save by the Italian keeper! Throws himself across the water and the game is still alive. An errant shot off the side of the net sees the USA regain possession.

4:00pm: Italy is not done yet, Stefano Luongo firing a missile of a shot to keep his country in touch 11-10.

3:59pm: Australian Penny Smith is the first shooter knocked out of the women’s trap shooting final.

3:59pm: USA score again to lead Italy 11-9. Alex Obert nails his second shot on goal with five minutes left to play.

3:57pm: The C-1 women’s slalom semi-final has reached its end, and Aussie Jess Fox has done us proud and qualified through to the final in first with a time of 110.59. Fiserova and Satila held their spots in the top three, the top 10 all qualifying.

3:56pm: For the first time all game, scores are even between Italy and the USA, all tied up nine all. The USA weren’t keen to let to last though, scoring at the last second of the shot clock to go up 10-9 again with six minutes to play.

3:53pm: In the women’s trap shooting, Aussie Penny Smith has fallen behind the competition, having shot just 10 of her 20 shots so far. Laetisha Scanlan keeping with the podium, 16 of her 20 finding their targets.

3:49pm: Italy are just one behind!! Trailing 9-8 behind the USA in the water polo after a huge save from the Italian keeper, this games is heating up as we approach the final break.

3:47pm: Tereza Fiserova from the Czech Republic pips Satila by a second to move up into second position.

3:46pm: Slovenia and Japan back in action in the basketball, the Slovenians leading 66-52 halfway through the third. Doncic has now put up 17.

3:44pm: A solid run by Ana Satila from Brazil to qualify currently in second, a shade over three seconds slower than Fox.

3:41pm: Fox SMASHES the qualifying time with a 110.59 to lead all comers so far in the C1 canoe slalom semi final. Incredibly clean run for her with no penalties acquired.

3:39pm: Here goes Jess Fox!!

3:38pm: VAR drama in the Italy/USA water polo match, no one sure if the ball entered the net past the Italian keeper. Score ultimately awarded. USA lead 8-6.

3:37pm: Laetisha Scanlan in a tie for the lead after the first bracket in the women’s trap shooting final.

3:37pm: Medal Alert: Laetisha Scanlan and Penny Smith both about to begin in the women’s trap final.

3:36pm: The qualifying time in the canoe slalom has been set at 128.32.

3:35pm: TANG WINS!! He hits the 10 perfectly, cool under pressure as Wei misfires the slightest and hits the nine. What a game!! Tang is now through to the round of eight.

3:33pm: One shot each now for the win. Hold your breath.

3:32pm: 10, 9, 10 for Wei!! We’re tied up 5-5 after the end of the fifth set!!

3:31pm: TANG!! Takes the fourth set with precision and goes up 3-5. Wei begins with a 10 in the fifth, this is going to come down to the wire.

3:30pm: Current qualifying time in the canoe slalom has been set at 119.99.

3:29pm: After the third set, the Chinese Taipei pair are all tied up 3-3.

3:27pm: Team USA isn’t one to stay down. The Americans hold valiantly and take a 6-3 lead over Italy in the men’s water polo, three minutes out from half time.

3:25pm: It’s a Chinese Taipei showdown in the men’s individual archery round of 16. Tang Chih-chun took the first set 29-27 over fellow countryman Wei Chun-heng, but Wei strikes back to take the second set 27-26 and tie it up 2-2.

3:21pm: Italy score again! The Italians are coming back hard in the second quarter of the water polo, behind just 4-3 now. Great save from the Italian keeper to deny the USA another score.

3:20pm: As we wait for Jess Fox to hit the water, French leader Delassus currently leading all comers with a 117.71.

3:18pm: Quarter time scores in the water polo read 4-2 the USA’s way. Still waiting for Jess Fox to hit the rapids in the C1 Slalom semi-final.

3:16pm: Italy score back again in the water polo, 4-2 now.

3:15pm: NBA star Luka Doncic after another massive game, top scorer for the game so far with 15. Slovenia 51-38 up now.

3:14pm: 4-0 for the Americans in the water polo, but Italy finally manages to score after some crafty passes in front of goal spread the American defence.

3:13pm: Let’s have a look at some basketball too, why not. Halfway through the second quarter, Slovenia lead Japan 40-34.

3:11pm: Three goals for the USA as the Italians look to be on the back foot in the water polo.

3:10pm: Play is currently suspended in the men’s individual golf due to bad weather and lightning in the area. Marc Leishman has already finished, at one under for the day. Cameron Smith is even after 14 holes, currently equal 46th.

3:09pm: The boats come into shore in the fourth race of the women’s 470 sailing. Great Britain cross the line first, following by Switzerland and Isreal. Australia finishes the day in eighth while the Mozambique pair finish in an elated 21st.

3:07pm: Easy work for the clinical Boari, finishing her round of 32 off with a clean 27-25 third set win to take it 6-0.

3:06pm: USA! USA! Another quick goal sees Alex Bowen hit the scoreboard with five minutes left to play the first quarter. Italians would be starting to feel very nervy right now as they make a substitution.

3:05pm: In the women’s individual archery, Italian Lucilla Boari has struck hard and fast, winning her first two sets over Poland’s Sylwia Zyzanska 27-26, 26-21.

3:03pm: The USA strike first in the men’s water polo, Alex Obert winning the scramble close to goals and finding the back of the net.

3:02pm: Make it five sports. The Women’s C1 Slalom Semi-Final is underway with Jess Fox in action shortly as she pushes for a spot in the final.

3:01pm: Welcome to the second hour. We’re currently watching water polo, hockey, golf and archery. A real mix in this live blog, enjoy.

3:00pm: Men’s water polo ready to go between the USA and Italy. The Americans sit second in their group, searching for a win to leapfrog Hungary for top spot. Italy, meanwhile, need a win to keep their quarter final qualification dream alive.

2:58pm: BREAKING NEWS below.

2:54pm: Leg five of the Women’s 470 sailing the Great British pair lead Switzerland by 30 metres and Israel by 36. Overall leader Poland currently sits 133 metres back in fifth.

2:52pm: With the result, the Netherlands sitting second on group B behind Belgium, while Great Britain is in third on equal points but lower in goal difference. The draw sees Great Britain qualify for the quarter finals.

2:50pm: The Netherlands pleading for a final foul but no dice. IT’S A DRAW!

2:49pm: Great British defence holding up time after time. No balls are getting through the wall, they’re playing for a draw here.

2:47pm: OUT OF PLAY. Strong defence by the Brits as it rockets off the shin pads of the defenders and flies out.

2:46pm: 36 seconds to play and the Netherlands and Great Britain are still all tied up in the men’s hockey. Here we go folks! Who’s got one last play?? Netherlands with a foul right in front of goals.

2:45pm: Wei Chun-Heng of Chinese Taipei wins his round of 32 archery match over Spaniard Daniel Castro 6-2. Dominant performance by the 27-year-old.

2:42pm: GBR equalise! 2-2 with four minutes to play in the men’s hockey.

2:39pm: The Australian sailing schedule for the day below. de Vries and Jerwood on now! The pair sit 11th in their fourth race, on the third leg currently.

2:37pm: Aussie James Willett ultimately misses qualification in the men’s trap shooting, his score of 120 not enough.

2:36pm: Great Britain strikes back in the men’s hockey against the Netherlands, sitting behind 1-2.

2:35pm: BREAKING NEWS out of the Nigerian Athletics team:

2:34pm: Lin takes it!! Perfect shooting with three 10s straight sees her advance with a score of 7-3.

2:31pm: Lin takes the fourth set with her final decisive shot hitting the 10, winning 26-25 and going up 5-3.

2:30pm: Rory McIlroy on the fairway now.

2:28pm: In the men’s individual golf, Leishman still sitting one under par, equal 29th. Leader Sepp Straka from Austria with a huge nine under par.

2:27pm: Lin with a much better second set, finding the yellow targets much more. Tied 26-26 and each archer takes a set point each for Parnat to lead 3-1. If you don’t know how archery scoring works, the first archer to reach six set points takes the match. Two points for a won set, one each for a tie and none for a loss.

2:25pm: The women are back on the archery range now, Lin Chia-en from Chinese Taipei taking on Reena Parnat from Estonia. Parnat gained two set points from the first set, winning 26-24.

2:23pm: End of the third quarter in the men’s hockey, where the Netherlands hold its 2-0 lead over Great Britain after a scoreless term.

2:20pm: The nerves are getting the best of them!! Gazoz closes out the final set 27-26 with a crucially needed 10, and Ryan Tyack is knocked out in the round of 32. Well done Ryan, a brilliant fight.

2:19pm: Anyone for a bit of fencing? Goldie of Canada and Kondricz of Hungary currently doing battle in the women’s team foil in the classifications round. Canada leads 39-23.

2:17pm: 10-9-10 for Tyack WINS THE FOURTH SET, 29-27. He’s still in this!!

2:15pm: Gazoz claims the third set 29-27. Tyack down but not out yet, can bring it home with a huge final two. Gazoz now leads 5-1.

2:14pm: Gazoz is freakishly accurate!! 10, 10, 10 in the second set. Tyack has got a mighty task ahead of him if he wants to get himself back in this, three set points for Gazoz as we come into the third set.

2:13pm: In the men’s trap shooting, Aussie James Willett currently sits in 21st with a score of 120. Leader Jiri Liptak from the Czech Republic pulling ahead on 124.

2:11pm: 27 apiece for Tyack and Gazoz in their first set.

2:09pm: Tyack shooting nine and eight on his first two shots, Gazoz accurate with three nines straight. Tyack lands a 10 with his third shot!!

2:08pm: Aussie Ryan Tyack back on the range now, shooting against Turk Mete Gazoz. Come on Ryan!!

2:07pm: We’re into the second half in the men’s hockey and the Netherlands hold a 2-0 lead over Great Britain.

2:06pm: Over in the golf, Juvic Pagunsan sinks a nice putt in the individual strokeplay, sitting 18th two under par. Aussie Marc Leishman putts for birdie but slides it just past the hole, he sits in 28th one under.

2:05pm: Few errant shots for the Slovakians here, a six and an eight followed by a nine to keep them within striking distance but not doing themselves any favours.

2:04pm: Four set points each for Slovaka and Estonia, down to a fifth set now. It’s getting tense!

2:00pm: Change of hands, g’day all. Alex Catalano here to take you through the afternoon’s action. Currently got eyes on the women’s individual archery, where Estonia and Slovakia have entered their fourth set.

1:51pm: Medal and NEW WORLD RECORD Alert! A brilliant swim from China in the 4x200m Women’s Freestyle Final, breaking Australia’s world record and seeing off the challenge of Katie Ledecky storming home for the United States who took Silver. Australia claimed Bronze.

All three medal teams were faster than the previous World Record set by Australia in 2019.

1:44pm: The Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay is underway.

1:40pm: ICYMI: Australia started its Rugby Sevens campaign by holding the host nation scoreless.

1:36pm: Marc Leishman has improved to -1 with four holes to play, while Cameron Smith is -2 after nine.

1:33pm: Final race in the pool for the morning is the 4x200m Freestyle Relay, in which Australia has entered a completely different team to its heat. Ariarne Titmus, Emma McKeon, Madi Wilson and Leah Neale will go for Gold.

1:30pm: Aussie Mitch Larkin finishes with a 1:57.80 and misses out on the 200m IM final after finishing as the 10th fastest qualifier.

1:25pm: After being taken to a deciding set, Ryan Tyack has defeated world number three Nicholas D’Amour [IVR] in the Men’s Individual Archery to move into the 1/16 Eliminations.

1:18pm: Laetisha Scanlan and Penny Smith have qualified for the final of the Women’s Trap Shooting, but will participate in a shoot off to decide their place in the top six. Scanlan is currently in equal second with Italian Silvana Stanco on 121 points, while Kayle Browning [USA] and Penny Smith are equal in fifth on 120.

1:12pm: South African Tatijana Schoenmaker continues her ultra-competitive games, winning her Semi-Final and qualifying fastest for the 200m Breastroke, after claiming the Olympic record yesterday in the heats. Australia’s Jenna Strauch just misses out on a place in the final.

Tyack has one the first set against his Virgin Islands opponent Nicholas D’Amour, 2-0.

1:08pm: Ten minutes to play in the Women’s Handball and it’s Spain up by one over Brazil.

1:05pm: Half-time and Spain is still yet to concede against Kazakhstan in the Water Polo, its 7-0 margin looks unassailable.

1:03pm: Ryan Tyack is coming up in the Archery, he needs to defeat his opponent Nicholas D’Amour to progress through.

1:00pm: After great third runs in the BMX qualifying, Australian duo Lauren Reynolds and Saya Sakakibara finish in 3rd and 4th respectively in their group in the BMX Racing and will progress through to the semifinals.

Anthony Dean unfortunately just misses out.

12:55pm: In the Golf, Cameron Smith is the best placed Aussie sitting at -1 through six holes while Marc Leishman remains at +1 through 12 holes. Sepp Straka from Austria remains in the lead on -8 but is now in the clubhouse.

After the fourth round of Men’s Trap qualifying James Willett is in 10th on 97 points, Thomas Grice is in 22nd on 96. There is one round remaining, with only the top six progress to finals.

The Women’s Trap qualifying is in its final round, Penny Smith has moved into fourth on 119 points, while Laetisha Scanlan is in 6th on 96 yet to begin her fifth round.

12:50pm: Spain has a commanding 4-0 lead in the Men’s Water Polo over Kazakhstan with five minutes to play in the second quarter.

12:47pm: MEDAL ALERT: Zhang Yufei won gold in the Women’s 200m Butterfly, with the USA taking silver (Regan Smith) and bronze (Hali Flickinger).

In the Men’s 100m Freestyle, Caeleb Dressel (USA) has beaten defending Olympic Champion Kyle Chalmers in the final by 0.06s. Dressel wins gold, and Chalmers will have to settle for silver, ahead of Kliment Klesnikov (ROC), who is just 21 years of age. Its redemption for Dressel, who Chalmers beat at Rio 2016 to claim gold.

12:35pm: MEDAL ALERT: And Olympic Record to China’s Zhang Yufei. Australia’s Brianna Throssel finished 8th

12:20pm: What a finish!!! Great Britain have secured a come from behind victory against ROC in their opening Rugby Sevens Pool A clash winning 14-12.

12:15pm: Aussie Tristan Hollard comes sixth in the men’s 200m backstroke first semi-final with a time of 1:56.92.

12:10pm: Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell have qualified first and third fastest for the final of the 100 metre freestyle final.

11:55am: Gold for Australia with Zac Stubblety-Cook setting a new Olympic record on his way to winning the 200 metre Breaststroke final.

While at the Golf, Cameron Smith is on par after two holes, while Marc Leishman remains one over at the end of eight. Leishman is playing with Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama who is -4. Sepp Straka of Austria is leading -6.

Also, Australia’ Gold Medal defence is off to a flying start in the Women’s Rugby Sevens, crushing Japan 48-0.

Australia will also field a completely different team in the 4×200 metre Freestyle final later in the morning swimming session.

11:45am: MEDAL ALERT: American Robert Finke has won gold in the Mens 800m Freestyle. Aussie Jack McLoughlin finished 5th

11:40am: The Aussie Ruby Sevens girls Gold medal defence is off to a fast start! Leading Japan 24-0 at Half time in their opening Pool C game

11:35am: Taylor Worth has won his second round match in a five set thriller against Shoaxuan Wei from China.

Lauren Reynolds has finished third in her heat of the BMX, but fellow Aussie Saya Sakkakibara went off the course resulting in a last place finish.

11:32am: India has the advantage! Varun Kumar has put the ball past Argentine keeper Vivaldi from a penalty corner, giving India the 1-0 lead in the dying moments of the third quarter.

11:28am: Australian Anthony Dean has fallen off his bike in his heat of the BMX racing, with the wait now on to see if he can qualify for the next stage

11:22am: MEDAL ALERT: In an incredibly tight race in the women’s lightweight double sculls, Italian pair Valentina Rodini and Frederica Cesarini have pulled off an exceptional finish to take Gold, 0.14 seconds ahead of French pair Laura Tarantola and Claire Bove. Dutch pair Marieke Keijser and Ilse Paulis led for the entire race before being pipped at the line and finishing with Bronze.

Taylor Worth is also up in his second round match up against Shoaxuan Wei from China.

11:20am: Cameron Smith has just teed off in the Men’s Golf, while Leishman is +1 through six holes.

Ksenia Perova has defeated Alice Ingley in the Individual Archery 7-1.

11:12am: Perova claims the first set with a perfect score of 30, while Ingley struggled in the first set with a score of 23

11:10am: Women’s Individual Archery about to get underway with Aussie Alice Ingley up against Ksenia Perova from ROC

11:05am: Half-time and it is still 0-0! The Argentine defence coping well with a pressing India in the Men’s Hockey.

11:00am: MEDAL ALERT: In the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls, Ireland has won Gold, Germany take Silver and Italy finish with Bronze.

10:52am: Worth wins in a straight set victory over Prastydi, advancing to the next round.

10:50am: Worth takes the second set 29-26, leaving Prastydi with a lot of work to do to catch up to the Aussie.

A goalless first quarter in the Men’s Hockey Pool A game between India and Argentina, neither side able to gain the ascendancy in the first term.

10:45am: Taylor Worth is up in the Men’s Individual Archery against Indonesia’s Alviyanto Prastydi. He takes the first set in the match up 26-25.

10:40am: MEDAL ALERT: In the women’s pair, Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler have taken the Gold for New Zealand in a time of 6:50.19. Behind them in Silver, ROC by 1.26 seconds, and Canada held on for third.

The Canadian pair looked to take an early lead in lane 1 at the 500m mark, New Zealand a second behind but looking around in lane 4. The NZ pair moved in front by the 1500m marker, and the ROC team moved into second to push the NZ team to the line. Canadian pair went hard early, and were able to hold on for Bronze over Great Britain.

10:30am: MEDAL ALERT: In the Rowing Men’s Pair, Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic have claimed Gold, while Romanian pair Marius Cozmiuc and Ciprian Tudosa were unable to make up the margin, settling for Silver.

At the 1000m mark the pair were well ahead, the Romanians started to lift, 500m later the Croatians were still two seconds in front. The Croatian pair maintained their advantage all the way home.

It was a battle for Bronze, the Denmark pair in Frederic Vystavel and Joanchim Sutton holding off Canada to medal.

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A pivotal match in the Men’s Hockey Pool A is about to get underway, second placed India taking on fifth placed Argentina. An Indian win sees them go two games clear of the chasing pack in second but the Argentines will be keen to jump to third on the table with victory here.

The BMX is also due to get underway in half an hours time with the Aussie contingent ready to secure some medals.

Italy has taken set one of its women’s volleyball pool b clash with Argentina 25-21. The second set just getting underway now.

10:15am: After Bogeying his first hole, Aussie Marc Leishman is back on par after birdie’ing his second hole. Austrian Sepp Straka is the early leader at -3 through 7

10:00am: Welcome to another day on the live blog. It’s another action packed day with the Men’s Golf kicking off with Aussies Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith in contention. The Women’s Rugby Sevens also kick off their defence of their gold medal from Rio and we have heaps of Aussies competing for medals in the pool. Stay tuned to keep across all the action.

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