18/04/2024

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Day 11 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 11 at Tokyo 2020. All Olympics we will keep you up to date as we go with all the action.

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

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

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

12:06am: That’s a wrap on another big day of Olympic action! a pretty handy day for the Aussies with The Kookaburra’s and The Boomers progressing on to the Medal Rounds and the Volleyball girls taking down the world number 1 pairing. Join us again tomorrow!

12:04am: Australia are through! Mariafe Artacho Del Solar and Taliqua Clancy are through to the semifinals! They defeat Canada in three sets, 21-15, 19-21, 15-12 They’re the first Aussie team through to the semis since 2004 and will take on Latvia on Thursday.

ICYMI: This was the lovely moment towards the end of the game when both teams stopped to pay tribute to Argentine Basketball legend Luis Scola

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422552511471362056

11:47pm: Canada takes the second set 21-19 in the Beach Volleyball to force the Quarterfinal clash with Australia to a deciding set. A date with Latvia in the Semi-Final awaits the winner

11:44pm: Australia has strung a few points together and draw level with Canada in the second set, 17-17!

11:41pm: The 1 goal is enough for Spain to edge pass Japan and reach the Men’s Football Gold Medal game. They will meet Brazil in the final after they defeated Mexico earlier on penalties

11:36pm: Australia progresses to the Semi-Final with a dominant second half against Argentina, running away with a comprehensive 97-59 victory. The Boomers will now face Team USA for a chance to progress to the Gold Medal Game.

11:35pm: A nice touch towards the end of the game as Luis Scola departs the court for the final time for Argentina, the game halts for a minutes applause and recognition of a fantastic career.

11:29pm: Spain has scored! they pull ahead of host nation Japan in the second period of extra time in their Football Semi-Final

11:27pm: This is a 21-4 run to open the final quarter for Australia

11:24pm: Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy have taken the first set in their quarterfinal against Canada, 21-15!

11:23pm: After a shaky start early, the Boomers are tightening the screws and putting on a show

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422548399715409920

11:21pm: Australia has been targeting Pavan with the serve and causing some issues for the Canadian team. Australia has found success attacking the second touch and its communication has been key to finding the sand. 16-12.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422547475185942537?s=21

11:20pm: Looking more and more likely we’re heading to penalty shootout between Japan and Spain as we remain scoreless as we tick into the second period of extra time

11:18pm: Duplantis knocked the bar with his wrist, almost over 6.19m. He has failed on all three attempts but looks like it will be a matter of time before he sets the World Record. For now, he’ll settle for a gold medal

11:16pm: three-quarter time and Australia has opened up a nice lead on Argentina, leading 60-48 at the final change

11:14pm: Duplantis failed on his second attempt at 6.19m. As a reminder, he has already sewn up gold and is trying to set a new world record for fun

11:13pm: Canada calls an early timeout, down 5-1 to Australia. Really strong service from Clancy and smart general play from the pair of Aussies.

11:07pm: Medal Alert Armand Duplantis (SWE) has won gold in the Men’s Pole Vault. He’s cleared 6.02m, and still has the option for more jumps. Christopher Nilsen (USA) finished second, unable to clear 6.02m on his three attempts. Thaigo Braz (BRZ) wins bronze, with a clearance of 5.87m

Duplantis is 1cm short of the OR, and 18cm behind his own WR, and it’s unclear if he’s going to keep jumping for fun

10:58pm: In the Women’s Beach Volleyball, Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka of Latvia have progressed through to the semi-final with a win over Canadian duo Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson 2-1 (21-13 18-21 15-11).

Australia is about to take to the court, playing to be the other team in that semi-final. Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy face Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes of Canada for that place.

10:56pm: Medal Alert Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) wins the Women’s 200m with a national record of 21.53. Christine Mboma (NAM) takes silver and Gabrielle Thomas (USA) takes bronze

It’s the double-double for the Jamaican, winning both the 100m and 200m

10:54pm: Full Time in the Men’s Football Semi-Final and we are going to extra time in this clash between Japan and Spain.

10:50pm: Medal Alert

10:44pm: That’s the ball game in Yokohama as the Dominican Republic completes a come from behind walk-off win against Israel in the bottom of the 9th. 7-6 is the final score. The Dominican Republic will progress onto the Medal rounds, Israel will go home.

10:42pm: less than 10 mins to play in the Men’s Football Semi-Final and it’s still 0-0 between Japan and Spain.

10:41pm: Halftime and A strong second quarter has the Boomers up 39-33 at the main break

10:35pm: HUGE HOME RUN TIES THE GAME UP AGAIN. The Dominican Republic are still alive in this game, as they tie up the game 6-6, 0 out at the bottom of the 9th

10:30pm: Medal Alert: Athing Mu (USA) has won the Women’s 800m. Kelly Hodgkinson (GBR) took silver and Raevyn Rogers (USA) took bronze

10:32pm: As we head to the bottom of the 9th, Israel is holding on to its 1 run advantage after leaving runners on base. Will this match have any more twists with 1 innings of regular play left?

10:23pm: O’Halloran made 25 moves in the Lead qualification round, after lasting 4 minutes.  It’s an exhausting discipline; O’Halloran was hanging by his fingertips, but unable to go any further.

10:20pm: Argentina has the early ascendancy against the Boomers, who have been wayward with their shooting, taking a 22-18 lead at quarter time

10:19pm: An hour has passed in the Men’s Football Semi-Final, still no score between Japan and Spain

10:18pm: The sport climbers have had their first look at the Lead Qualification wall. Climbers have six minutes to climb, each ‘hold’ they reach is recorded and contributes to their placing. Christopher Cosser is up first for South Africa, Australian Tom O’Halloran will go second.

10:17pm: Andre de Grasse (CAN) has won the third semi-final of the Men’s 200m, with a run of 19.73. Kenneth Bednarek (USA) ran second as the other automatic qualifier

10:14pm: Danny Valencia puts Israel back in front at the top of the 8th with a massive home run!. Israel back in the lead 6-5 as this Quarterfinal takes another twist

10:08pm: Aaron Brown (CAN) has won the second semi-final of the Men’s 200m ahead of Joseph Fahnbulleh (LBR) and Noah Lyles (USA), who all finished in 19.99. Lyles misses automatic qualification snd will need to be faster than the fourth-placed runner in semi-final 3

10:06pm: The Dominican Republic has reclaimed the lead at the bottom of the 7th as they launch one into the seats for a home run.

9:57pm: The Australian pair score 75.5343 in the technical routine. Added to last night’s free routine score of 76.3667, Emily Rogers and Amie Thompson score 151.9010. They are currently in 15th with six pairs still to perform

9:54pm: Erriyon Knighton just blows everyone away in the semi-final of the Men’s 200m. In a canter, he won in a time of 20.02, while spending most of the last 70m looking around and posing for the camera

9:53pm: Australia failed to take its chances, going down by a solitary goal against the ROC in the Women’s Water Polo Quarter Final

9:53pm: Australian duo Emily Rogers and Amie Thompson up next in the Artistic Swimming. They will need a strong score to push up into the top 12 and qualify for the final.

9:50pm: All tied up in Yokohama as the Dominican Republic level things up with Israel with 2 innings to play

COMING UP: The Australian Boomers take on Argentina in their massive Quarterfinal clash where the winner moves forward to a date with team USA in the Semi-Finals. Here is how the Boomers will line up.

9:42pm: The Dominicans hit back at the bottom of the 6th, pulling one run back on the Israeli’s with runners on base and a chance to reclaim the lead

9:40pm: McDonald and McNeill have both missed the final of the Men’s 5000m. McDonald was the sixth fastest non-automatic qualifier and the fastest man to miss the final

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422521800202850307

9:36pm: Bronte Halligan unleashes an absolute rocket on the stroke of three-quarter time, bringing the Stingers back to within two goals of the ROC

9:35pm: Morgan McDonald finished 11th in 13:37.36. It may yet be enough to qualify. Mohamed Katie (ESP) wins Heat 2 in 13:30.10.

9:34pm: Israel can’t build on their advantage at the top of the 6th. still with the 4-2 lead over the Dominican Republic in this Baseball Quarterfinal

9:32pm: Kookaburras will play off for gold at 8pm EST on Thursday.

9:24pm: The Kookaburras are through to the gold medal final against Belgium! After an enthralling last quarter, the Kookaburras win 3-1, withstanding some tremendous attacking pressure from Germany in the final quarter.  Australia will face Belgium on Thursday for the gold medal, while Germany will play India in the bronze medal match.

9:27pm: Pat Tiernan is out of the Men’s 5000m, just before the 2000m mark. Morgan Mitchell remains in the race

9:25pm: GOAL FOR AUSTRALIA! The Kookaburras have sealed the match! Thanks to Germany’s substitution, the Kookaburras go 3-1 up with a minute and 30 seconds to play.

9:23pm: Germany has substituted its goal-keeper, looking for an extra man in attack as it searches for a goal to equalise the game late

9:21pm: Germany has upped the aggression with just less than five minutes to go in its match against the Kookaburras. The intensity lifting with a game in the gold medal match on the line.

9:20pm: Australian Pat Tiernan is doubling up from his 10,000m run in Heat 2 of the Men’s 5000m. He’s joined by Morgan McDonald as the two Aussies in Heat 2

9:19pm After two disciplines of the Sport Climbing qualification, Michael Mawem of France leads on a combined three points, Japan’s Narasaki Tomoa is in second on 4 points, and Bassa Mawem is in third on 18 points. Bassa’s poor bouldering score has pulled him down to third. Tom O’Halloran is in last place on a total of 37.50. There is one final discipline remaining for the evening’s qualification, lead climbing begins in 10:10pm.

9:18pm: ROC’s two goal cushion remains at half-time in a very physical game. Aussie coach Predrag Mihailovic picking up a yellow card after being slightly too vocal in his complaints towards the referee.

9:16pm: It’s all happening for Israel now at the top of the 5th, as Scotty Burchim sneaks home after a midfield at right-field to give Israel a 4-2 lead over the Dominican Republic in the Baseball Quarterfinal

9:15pm: David McNeill (AUS) has finished 8th in his heat of the Men’s 5000m. It’s not an automatic qualifying time, but his time of 13:39.97 stands a chance of making the final. The Heat was won by Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli of Kenya in 13:38.87

9:12pm: 10 minutes into the Men’s Football Semi-Final between Japan and Spain, no scores yet

9:10pm: Israel hit the lead following a review of an RBI Single base hit from Ian Kinsler, allowing the Israeli third base runner to get home and give Israel the lead for the first time this game

9:08pm: Australia’s penalty corner review was successful, as it takes the 2-1 lead into the final break against Germany following a scoreless third quarter.

9:08pm: Australian Tom O’Halloran has failed to complete a route and sits in equal 19th position. France’s Mickael Mawem has performed well in the bouldering qualification, currently 1st with two competitors still on the course. However, his brother Bassa, after a strong speed score, has finished 18th in the bouldering.

9:05pm: An RBI Double to Mitch Glasser has tied up the Ball Game in this Quarterfinal. Israel and the Dominican Republic are tied up 2-2 at the top of the 5th

9:04pm: Stingers go into the second quarter two goals down, ROC leading 4-2. Stingers having plenty of chances but failing to take advantage so far.

9:01pm: Aussie David McNeill has kicked off in Heat 1 of the Men’s 5000m

8:56pm: Almost halfway through this Quarterfinal clash, it is still the Dominican Republic with a 2-0 advantage over Israel as we begin the top of the 5th.

8:55pm: Australia and ROC are 1-1 five minutes into the first quarter of the Water Polo quarter-final.

8:51pm: The Hockey is almost set to resume after half-time. At the break it is the Kookaburras who lead Germany 2-1. Australia withstood some late defensive pressure from the Germans to retain their lead. Second half about to get under way now.

8:50pm: Marschall might be out, but an Aussie has qualified for the semi-finals in the 110m Hurdles. Nick Hough through after a 13.57 run.

8:48pm: Australia is about to dive into the pool for its quarter-final against ROC in the Women’s Water Polo.

8:42pm: Brazil is through to the Men’s Football gold medal match, defeating Mexico in penalties 4-1.

Australia’s Kurtis Marschall has failed to clear the first mark three times in the Men’s Pole Vault final, he receives a score of no mark in what has been quite the eventful competition for the Australian.

8:40pm: Medal Alert. Japan’s Daiki Hashimoto wins his second Gold of Tokyo 2020 scoring a 15.066, he is the only double gold medallist of the Artistic Gymnastics programme. Croatia’s Srbic Tin takes out Silver with a score of 14.900 and the ROC’s Nikita Nagornyy won Bronze with a 14.533.

Definitely an eventful end to the Artistic Gymnastics Programme with half the field falling from the bar in the final and fourth place Brody Malone having a major error mid routine despite not falling. Australia’s Tyson Bull has finished in fifth scoring a 12.466.

8:38pm: The Dominican Republic double their lead after some wayward throwing from Israel, allow Dominica to sneak a couple of bases home and score their second run at the bottom of the 3rd.

8:34pm: Australia with another in the men’s hockey! After Germany attacked with two consecutive penalty corners minutes earlier, Australia gets one of its own and Blake Govers makes no mistake! The Kookaburras lead 2-1 with three minutes to play in the half.

8:32pm: Kookaburra Lachlan Sharp pushes Germany’s Grosse who was streaming towards goal, giving him a penalty. The shot was blocked but Germany got to take another penalty. No score was made.

Another penalty corner was called, but Australia referred and it’s deemed a back of the stick penalty against Germany. Australia get the clearance.

8:30pm: Kurtis Marschall has failed to clear 5.55m on his first attempt to start the Men’s Pole Vault Final.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422506049987297288

Croatia’s Tin Srbic has guaranteed himself a medal in the High Bar Final scoring a 14.900, up next is Japan’s Daiki Hashimoto.

8:28pm: At the conclusion of 2 innings in the Men’s Baseball Quarterfinal, it is the Dominican Republic leading Israel 1-0.

In the Football, Mexico and Brazil are still 0-0 with extra time almost over. Looks like it’ll be penalties to decide this one.

Hungary has defeated the Netherlands 11-14 in the quarter final of the Women’s Water Polo

8:25pm: Stellar routine from Tyson Bull (AUS) aside from a mid routine fall from the Australian very little went wrong for him. Scores a 12.466 and is currently in third, he’ll improve on his qualification ranking of seventh and can finish no lower than sixth right now.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422504413386641444

The Kookaburras are looking threatening, with a string of consecutive shots at goal as Germany continues to defend well. Scores still 1-1 with just under 8 minutes to play in the second quarter.

8:21pm: Halfway through the Men’s High Bar Final Nikita Nagornyy leads with a score of 14.533, after two mid routine falls from Takeru Kitazono it’s looking like that score could hold and keep him on the podium with just four to go. Up next is Australia’s, Tyson Bull.

8:16pm: The Men’s Pole Vault final is coming up shortly with Australian Kurtis Marschall.

Australia is level with Germany 1-1 at quarter time in the Hockey semi-final.

8:15pm: Unbelievable routine from Nikita Nagornyy (ROC) scoring a 14.533, should be enough to medal but is definitely the sort of routine he would have wanted to produce.

8:14pm: Germany evens the ledger in the men’s hockey, scoring its 12th penalty corner goal at Tokyo with 5 minutes to play in the first quarter.

8:11pm: Milad Karimi (KAZ) has a disappointing routine, falling from the High Bar mid routine, finishes with a score of 11.266 losing a large portion of his difficulty score due to the fall.

France is through to the semis of the men’s basketball. The French managed to hold on to the fourth quarter against a very aggressive Italian line-up. The French secure the win 84-75.

France will play Slovenia in the semi-final.

8:07pm: The Kookaburras are on the board in the semi-final! Tim Brand with the goal courtesy of some brilliantly creative play from Blake Govers and Flynn Ogilvie.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422499889976578111?s=20

8:03pm: The Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Horizontal Bar Final is about to get underway, qualification saw the massive upset of Kohei Uchimura (JPN) failing to advance to the final, All-Around Olympic Champion Daiki Hashimoto (JPN) is the favourite to pick up a second Olympic Gold Medal.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Tyson Bull has already made history by reaching the apparatus final as the first Australian Men’s Artistic Gymnast to make an Olympic Final. He will compete fifth, Kazakhstan’s Milad Karimi is up first.

8:00pm: The Kookaburras are out on the field, they face Germany in the semi-final!

7:56pm: Harry Garside is guaranteed a medal after defeating his Kazakhstan opponent Safiullin 3-2 on points. He will face Andy Cruz of Cuba in the semi-final on Friday at 3:45pm: win and he goes through to the gold medal match, lose and he takes home Bronze.

It was a close call, but Garside was pumped with the result!

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422498343368921152

With five minutes left in the men’s basketball quarter final, Italy has come back. The score is now 69-66 to France, but Italy is coming hard at the French.

7:52pm: It’s split after two rounds, you can hear the Aussie Aussie Aussie cheer from his teammates in the crowd!

At the end of 90 minutes, neither team has managed to find the net. We are going to extra time in the men’s football semi-final between Mexico and Brazil.

7:48pm: Garside is down on three cards after the first round, work to do for the Australian in the second round.

7:43pm: Harry Garside is in the ring for Australia!

7:36pm: Medal Alert. China has gone one and two with Guan Chenchen picking up the Gold with a score of 14.633 and Tang Xijing getting Silver scoring 14.233. After an incredibly difficult Olympic Games, Simone Biles’ (USA) comeback nets the Bronze backing up her Bronze on the apparatus at Rio 2016 scoring a 14.000.

Unlike 2016, there have been no double Gold Medal winners in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Competition.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422493589578342400?s=20

Coming up to 80 minutes gone in the men’s semi-final Football, and the score is still tied at 0-0 between Brazil and Mexico.

It’s now three-quarter time in the basketball quarter-final between France and Italy. France has been dominating and doesn’t look like being caught. The French go into the break with a 64-54 advantage.

7:34pm: Full time in the men’s handball quarter final. Denmark gets the win over Norway in a brutally physical match. The Danish come away 31-25 winners.

With just Guan Chenchen (CHN) to go, Tang Xijing (CHN) and Simone Biles (USA) are in the Gold and Silver Medal positions and are guaranteed medals. Guan is expected to win the gold from here qualifying with a 14.933, 0.7 points higher than Tang’s score.

7:28pm: Harry Garside is up shortly in the Men’s Boxing Lightweight quarter-final, facing Zakir Safiullin of Kazakhstan.

Following Spain’s loss to the USA in today’s men’s basketball quarter-final, brothers Pau and Marc Gasol have announced their respective retirements from international basketball.

7:24pm: Medal Alert. The Cuban boxer Alvarez will take the bronze medal after losing the semi-final about the ROC athlete Batygaziev. ROC will go through to the final to fight for gold.

7:20pm: Halfway through the Women’s Balance Beam Final China’s Tang Xijing leads with a 14.233 while Simone Biles is in second with a 14.000. Sunisa Lee

Urara Ashikawa is up next who was called in to compete not long before the Final was set to go ahead.

ICYMI: Here is Simone Biles’ routine, while it won’t get her the gold medal, it’s a brilliant, clean comeback routine.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422486044193210372?s=20

7:19pm: Denmark has been listed as DNF in Heat 4 of the Men’s Pursuit, and Great Britain has been given its time. Denmark has been put through to the Gold Medal race, and Great Britain will race for seventh, in a result that most will consider justice. Denmark crashed while catching Great Britain with a few hundred metres to go, while on pace to break the World Record.

7:15pm: Amazing comeback routine from Simone Biles hitting the beam with every element, opting for a double back pike dismount rather than the double-double, Biles scores a 14.000 to move into second.

7:11pm: China’s Tang Xijing improves on her Beam routines from the Team and All-Around Finals, scoring a 14.233 moving up into first. Up next is Simone Biles.

7:08pm: Elisabeth Black has a strong routine to kick off the Balance Beam final, scoring a 13.866.

7:05pm: The Football semi-final between Mexico and Brazil is back after half-time, meanwhile France has a one point lead over Italy in the Basketball quarter-final. The Italians overpowered in the second quarter.

6:59pm: The Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Balance Beam Final is about to get underway, first up is Canada’s Elisabeth Black, Simone Biles is back after withdrawing from the All-Around and the other three Apparatus Finals and will be competing third.

Also about to get underway, the Sport Climbing bouldering qualification:

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422482663122800645

6:56pm: Medal Alert; Olympic Record Alert: It’s Gold for the Netherlands. The Dutch have been the team to beat all day. Great Britain looked good early, but couldn’t bring it home.

The Dutch finish in 41.369 to set another Olympic record beating their own from earlier today. The British take home silver with 44.589.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422481882499911698

6:53pm: Medal Alert. France takes Bronze in the men’s team sprint event. The French edged out the Aussie team with a time of 42.331. The Aussies could only manage 44.013.

6:49pm: After two false starts from the ROC, the team has been disqualified from the 5/6th place race in the men’s sprint event. Germany will finish 5th overall without having to race.

Australia is up next against France.

6:45pm: It has just reached half-time in the first semi-final fopr the Men’s Football, with Mexico and Brazil 0-0.

All square on the basketball court between France and Italy, 30-30 with just over six minutes to go in the second quarter.

6:41pm: Half an hour before the Women’s Beam Final Romania’s Larisa Iordache has withdrawn due to injury, Japan’s Urara Ashikawa as the first reserve will now compete and is up fifth after Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee

The finals of the Men’s Team Sprint are underway, New Zealand will finish 7th with a time of 43.703. Poland settles for 8th, coming home in 46.431.

6:39pm: It’s now halftime in the mens handball quarter final, and the teams can barely be separating. Denmark goes in with a slight lead over noway with scores 13-12 at the half.

At the end of the first quarter in the men’s basketball Italy lead the much-fancied France 25-20.

After the speed round of the Sport Climbing, Bassa Mawem of France leads the way with a best time of 5.45. The bouldering is coming up shortly at 7:00pm AEST.

6:36pm: Medal Alert; World Record Alert: In the women’s team pursuit, Germany beat its own record from earlier today to claim Gold.

The Germans have been the standouts throughout the competition and will take home Gold in a time of 4:04.249. The British take Silver in a valiant effort of 4:10.607.

6:34pm: Medal Alert. China’s Zou Jingyuan wins Gold in the Men’s Parallel Bars Final, scoring 16.233 his third medal to Tokyo 2020 winning Bronze in the Team Event and Silver in the Men’s Rings Final, Germany’s  Lukas Dauser wins Silver with a 15.700 and Turkey’s Ferhat Arican wins Turkey’s first Artistic Gymnastics Olympic Medal, winning Bronze with a score of 15.633.

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6:31pm: It’s all over in the men’s table tennis team event. After almost three hours, Germany has finally come through with a win. The Germans beat Chinese Taipai 3-0 in the final match of the series. The Germans will now go through to the semi-final matches.

6:28pm: Medal Alert. The United States takes Bronze in the women’s team pursuit over Canada. The Americans came home with a fast time of 4:08.040 over the Canadians time of 4:10.552.

Germany and Great Britain will race for the gold medal now.

6:27pm: Italy takes an early lead against France in the basketball, up 12-6 halfway through the first quarter.

6:23pm: O’Halloran can’t improve on his time in the sport climbing with an unfortunate 12.20, now sitting 14th after run 2.

6:21pm: In the 5th place ride in the women’s team pursuit, the Aussies come out on top with 4:11.032 to take 5th. The Italians were just behind with 4:11.108 and take home 6th place.

6:18pm: After every climber completes their first run in the speed round, Aussie Tom O’Halloran sits in 13th of 20 climbers. He’ll have another chance to scale the wall in a bid to increase his 7.34.

Players are ready to go in the third men’s basketball quarter-final between France and Italy.

Halfway through the Men’s Parallel Bars Final China is sitting with first and third Zou Jingyuan leads with a score of 16.233 and You Hao is in third with a 15.466, Turkey’s Ferhat Arican is sandwiched in the middle with a 15.633. ROC’s David Belyavskiy is up next with four to go.

6:14pm: In the Sports Climbing speed qualification, after a blistering 5.45 up the 15 metre high wall, Bassa Mawem of France takes the early lead.

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In the 7th place ride at the Velodrome, France comes home with the win to finish 7th while New Zealand has to settle with 8th. The French finished in 4:10.388 while the Kiwis were slower with 4:10.600.

6:11pm: China’s Zou Jingyuan flies into first with a massive 16.233 on the Parallel Bars, he’ll be just about impossible to catch unless someone has a secret weapon to up their difficulty.

There are still no official results from Heat 4 of the Men’s Team Pursuit. Denmark and Great Britain are yet to find out who will race for the Gold Medal.

6:09pm: Olympic Record Alert This is getting crazy now, another record is broken with the Dutch finishing in 41.431. They beat their Polish opponents by almost two seconds.

Today the Aussie track team has a right to feel hard done by. They’ve set three Olympic Records in the space of an hour. None of them are still standing.

6:08pm: The Men’s Artistic Gymanstics Parallel Bars Final is underway with Turkey’s Ferhat Arican kicking things off, he ranked fourth in qualifying and a clean routine could give him a podium chance.

Big first score from Ferhat Arican in the Parallel Bars Final scoring a 15.633 it might not be enough to win gold but it’s a 0.300 improvement on his qualification score

6:05pm: Olympic Record Alert. It’s another broken record with the British team coming home in 41.829 to defeat the German team

6:04pm: Aussie Tom O’Halloran scales the wall slower than his opponent, earning three points.

6:03pm: Heartbreak in the first ever heat of the speed climbing discipline in the first day of sports climbing, South Korea’s Jongwon Chon falling from the wall before he could even start.

6:01pm: Olympic Record Alert: Another record is broken by the Australians. The Aussies beat the ROC with a time of 42.103 in the men’s team sprint.

6:00pm: Yun Ju Lin has final the third game 11-6 to defeat Germany’s Patrick Franziska 3-0. This now ties Chinese Taipei and Germany at 2-2 in the Table Tennis Team quarterfinals. The final match will be between Chih Yuan Chuang and Dimitrij Ovtcharov.

5:57pm: A whole bunch of events are about to begin with Mexico taking on Brazil in the Men’s semi-final in the Football, Denmark playing Norway in the Men’s Handball quarter finals, Italy and Argentina going head to head in the Men’s quarterfinals of the Volleyball and the Men’s Combined, Speed Qualification in the Sports Climbing.

5:55pm: Chaos in the men’s team pursuit as the Danish and British teams crash. No official result as of yet, however team GB was the only team to cross the line. The Danish team had caught GB at the time of the crash, and was on pace to challenge the Italian’s world record.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422467166088146959?s=21

5:50pm: Yun Ju Lin has won game two, 13-11 now taking a 2-0 set lead over Germany’s Patrick Franziska. If Lin wins the next game then the overall score will be tied 2-2 going into the final match.

5:44pm: World Record Alert: The Italians smash the world record and are through to the gold medal ride in the men’s team pursuit. The Italians win with a time of 3:42.307 over the Kiwis with a time of 3:42.397

5:38pm: Yun Ju Lin (TPE) has won the first game, 11-9 of match four in the men’s team Table Tennis quarterfinals. This is a must win match currently down 2-1 overall to Germany.

5:37pm: Olympic Record Alert: The Australians destroy the Swiss in the men’s team pursuit. The Aussies get across the line in 3:44.902 an Olympic record beating the Swiss with a huge margin, with the Swiss getting over in 3:49.111.

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5:31pm: Canada finishes faster than Germany in the men’s team pursuit. Canada finishes in 3:46.769 over the Germans 3:48.861.

5:28pm: Spain has defeated China 11-7 to progress to the semi-finals in the women’s Water Polo. They will play the winner of Netherlands v Hungary which will start at 7:20pm.

5:25pm: In the men’s teams, table tennis quarter-final Germany wins the third game. Boll of Germany was way too good for Chang and won the match three games to zero in a match that lasted 19 minutes. Germany only needs one more match win to go through to the semi-finals.

5:23pm: The British finish second in qualifying to push the Australians down to third. The British finished with a time of 42.231in the men’s team pursuit.

5:22pm: MEDAL ALERT China’s Xie Siyi has won the Gold in the Men’s 3m Springboard Final with a final score of 558.75. Wang Zongyuan claimed the Silver with a fantastic final dive of 102.60 to finish on a score of 534.90. Jack Laugher (GBR) won the Bronze with a score of 518.00.

5:20pm: The men’s pursuit team from New Zealand struggle on what is a fast track and finish in fourth with a time of 43.066

5:17pm: France can’t continue the record-breaking and finish in third with a time of 42.722 in the men’s team pursuit.

5:15pm: Olympic Record Alert The Dutch team smash Australia’s record and put themselves into first with a time of 42.134 in the men’s team pursuit.

5:13pm: Spain holds a five-goal advantage over China 11-6 heading into the final quarter of the women’s Water Polo.

5:12pm: Olympic Record Alert The Australian team put themselves into first place with an Olympic record time of 42.371. The Australians are well clear on top of the qualifying list.

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5:09pm: Germany can’t beat the ROC time of 43.097 as the Germans come home with a time of 43.140. The Germans are now in second place.

5:08pm: China takes the women’s team table tennis quarter-final. The Chinese team beat the Singapore team three matches to none. The Chinese are once again dominating table tennis, in a result that surprises no one.

The Russian Olympic Committee comes through faster than Poland in the mens team sprint with a time of 43.097

5:05pm: Chinese Taipai has levelled the series in the men’s team table tennis event. Lin of Chinese Taipei beat the German Ovtcharov three games to two to take the match.

In the men’s team sprint track cycling Poland come home with a time of 43.516

5:04pm: Xie Siyi holds his position at the top and appears to be bound for Gold leading into the final round. The battle for Silver is heating up with Wang Zongyuan just holding a 2 point lead over Jack Laugher, 432.30 to 430.25.

5:00pm: World Record Alert. The Germans have beaten the British time and world record and are through to the gold medal ride and will take on the British. The Germans destroyed the Italians with a quick time of  4:06.166 compared to the Italians time of 4.10.063.

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4:58pm: Spain lead China 9-5 at halftime in the Water Polo.

4:57pm: MEDAL ALERT Italy’s Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti win Gold in the Nacra 17 final, Great Britain’s John Gimson and Anna Burnet take out Silver and Germany’s Paul Kohlhoff and Alica Stuhemmer win Bronze, overcoming the Australians in a nervy Medal Race that saw them incur a penalty at the very beginning of the race. None of the podium from Rio 2016 have returned this year with 5th place Australians Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin the highest-ranked member of that 2016 podium

4:52pm: At the third mark of the Nacra 17 Medal race the Australians sit in seventh whilst the Germans have moved up into ninth, the Australians need to cross the line at a higher rank otherwise they’ll have lost the bronze medal.

4:51pm: World Record Alert Great Britain is through to the gold medal race in the women’s team pursuit and in world record time. They beat the United States with a time of 4:06.748 over the United States who posted 4:07.579.

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This is the second time the World Record has been broken in these games with Germany breaking it yesterday.

4:50pm: Xie Siyi looks in a commanding position to take home the Gold currently sitting in first place after four rounds with a score of 361.80. In second place Wang Zongyuan sits 20 points behind on 340.50.

4:45pm: Canada have won the second heat of the women’s team pursuit track cycling, defeating France with a time of 4:09.249 to 4:11.888.

4:43pm: Spain lead China 5-2 after the first quarter in the Women’s Water Polo.

4:38pm: Early penalty for the German boat for a start violation, it helps set up the Australians who sit in fourth in the first leg.

4:37pm: In the women’s team pursuit track cycling. Australia has posted a time of finishing ahead 4:09.992 of the kiwi team who posted 4:10.223

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4:35pm: The Nacra 17 Medal Race is underway, Australian duo Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin are well and truly in the medal hunt, currently sitting in fourth in the standings, and will need a high ranked finish to get on the podium, seven points between the Aussies and the Germans on Bronze.

4:30pm: The second quarterfinal of the Women’s Water Polo is about to get underway between Spain and China.

4:28pm: Sun from China defeats Singapore’s Feng in the second match of the men’s teams quarter-finals. In the best of five series China only needs one more victory to go through to the semi finals

4:25pm: After the second round of Men’s diving China’s Xie Siyi still leads with a score of 180.90. He has a healthy lead at the top of the leaderboard above Great Britain’s Jack Laugher who is in second on 170.75. Wang Zongyuan sits in third on 170.70.

4:22pm: A dominant second half performance from the Americans sees them breeze past the Spanish 95-81. The scores were level at half time but a Durant-fueled third quarter run sees the Americans take out the first quarter final in consummate ease.

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4:16pm: It’s Rubio against the USA right now. The PG cuts it back to a 10 point margin, but stops are vital now. Under three minutes to go.

4:14pm: After the first round of the Men’s 3m Springboard final, Xie Siyi (CHN) leads with a score of 91.80 followed by fellow countryman Wang Zongyuan on 86.70. In third place is Jack Laugher (GBR) on 85.00.

4:12pm: MEDAL ALERT Great Britain’s Giles Scott has claimed Gold in the Men’s Finn Sailing with a net score of 36 points, winning Silver was Zsombor Berecz of Hungary who was hot on Giles heels until the very end with 39 points and Spain’s Joan Cardona Mendez has won Bronze with 51 points. Australia’s Jake Lilley has had a very nice debut Olympics finishing in 6th overall, jumping up one place following the Medal Race and with a net score of 69 points.

4:10pm: Jake Lilley has finished third in the Finn Sailing Medal race earning 6 points behind Zsombor Berecz from Hungary and Nicholas Heiner of the Netherlands.

Rubio has 30 points! The Spanish need something special from here but their point guard is giving them every possible opportunity. 70-81 with just under six minutes to play

4:08pm: The Men’s Weighlifting 109kg Final B is complete, Tunisa’s Aymen Bacha is the top performer lifting 211kg in the Clean and Jerk and finishing with a total score of 388kg, it’s a fair way off the Olympic Standard that has been set as the benchmark for an official Olympic Record in the weight class but he could finish ahead of some of the competitors in the A Final later today.

4:05pm: Andrew Gaze is calling for Ricky Rubio to play the rest of the game and it’s hard to argue. The Spanish look a much better side with him out there. Spain trial by eight points with that many minutes left on the clock.

4:00pm: The United States has progressed to the semi-finals of the Women’s Water Polo with a 16-5 victory over Canada. They will play the winner of Australia and the Russian Olympic Committee.

3:59pm: Here come the Spaniards! A long range three brings them back within six points on the third quarter buzzer. After looking like powering away to a big victory, Spain has made this one very interesting! A big last quarter coming up

3:56pm: Ricky Rubio has 27 of Spain’s 59 points! The T-Wolves star brings Spain back within 10 points. Under a minute to play in the third quarter.

3:55pm: After 10 races, Aussies Matt Belcher and Will Ryan have a wide enough points margin to secure Gold with the Medal Race still in hand in the Men’s 470 with an insurmountable lead of 20 points ahead of their nearest competitors Sweden’s Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom, all they’ll have to do now is finish the Medal Race tomorrow and Gold will once again be back around the Australian’s necks after winning Silver in Rio.
This will be Australia’s fourth Olympic Gold Medal in the 470 all of which have been won since Sydney 2000.

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3:51pm: On his third attempt Lydement (AUS) also fails to reach a standing position, attempting to lift 185kg, his total of 338kg will stand as his final result.

The lead is now 14 points as Lavine nails a long range three. The Americans are going to be hard to run down from here.

3:49pm: The Americans are starting to flex their muscle! Durant now has 21 as the USA lead 58-49.

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3:48pm: Lydement (AUS) fails to stand in his second Clean and Jerk attempt, aiming for 185kg, he has one more attempt left.

3:47pm: It was a scoreless third quarter between the United States and Canada. The US leads 11-3 going into the final quarter.

Even though Sweden earned a late foul, it wasn’t enough to stop the Spanish comeback. Spain takes the men’s handball quarter final 34-33, advancing to the semis.

3:45pm: Matthew Lydement is successful in his first Clean and Jerk attempt, lifting 180kg, his lowest total today can be 338kg.

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3:43pm: Durant has really taken control here for the Americans. A three-pointer from the Brooklyn Net extends the lead to 50-45. Things are beginning to look ominous for the Spaniards.

3:38pm: Brazil has defeated Japan in straight sets 3-0 to advance to the semi-final of Men’s Volleyball. The score in the final set was 25-20. They will now play the Russian Olympic Committee on Thursday.

3:35pm: The Finn Sailing Medal Race is just about to start, Jake Lilley (AUS) is a fair way off the podium but a win in the medal race could see him rocket up into the top five.

3:32pm: The USA lead Canada 11-3 at half-time in the Women’s Water Polo quarterfinal.

3:30pm: After the Snatch of the B Final of the Men’s Weightlifting 109kg, Tunisia’s Aymen Bacha is in first with a 177kg lift, Turkmenistan’s Ovez Ovezov is in second with a 171kg lift and Australia’s Matthew Lydement is up in third with his 158kg lift. Next up is the Clean and Jerk, while none of these men are considered a medal chance if they can edge themselves up near the set Olympic standard they can put themselves within spitting distance of the podium ahead of the A Final tonight.

3:28pm: Brazil looks in a commanding position holding a 17-12 lead over Japan in the third set of the men’s Volleyball.

3:24pm: Despite trailing by double digits in the second quarter, USA level the scores at 43-43 to close the half.

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3:21pm: America has put the foot down and cut the lead to 43-41. Kevin Durant leading the charge with an emphatic dunk, leading to a Spanish time-out.

3:20pm: On his final snatch lift Matthew Lydement attempts to lift 165kg and fails dropping the bar behind his back, he still has the clean and jerk to go to give himself a good total.

3:18pm: A very strong first quarter from the US Women’s team in the Water Polo, currently leading at the end of the first quarter 7-1 over Canada.

3:17pm: Lillard to the rim! The prolific point guard scores and draws a very lucky foul. The Trailblazer cuts the Spanish lead to 36-41.

3:15pm: Matthew Lydement is successful in his second lift, this time going for 158kg, he has one lift remaining whilst two others in the B Final are yet to have their first lifts.

3:12pm: The small ball line up just is not working for the Americans. They are having a hard time shutting down the Spanish bigs. Spain leads 38-29

Australia’s Matthew Lydement is successful in his first snatch lift, making 152kg look easy, he has two attempts left

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3:10pm: Brazil has rallied back to win the second set in the Men’s Volleyball 25-22 against Japan. They now lead 2-0, needing one more set to progress to the semi-finals.

3:09pm: We are 3/6 legs into Race 10 of the Men’s Sailing 470, a high finish for Australian’s Matt Belcher and Will Ryan could secure them the Gold Medal ahead of the medal race, they currently sit in 10th.

Meanwhile, Spain is outplaying the US early in the second quarter. America has given away three early fouls and currently trail 31-29

3:07pm: The United States Women have got off to the perfect start in the Water Polo, leading Canada 3-0 at the halfway mark of the first quarter.

3:05pm: The Final B of the Men’s 109 Weightlifting is about to commence, Australian Matthew Lydement is in this group, while he is not expected to medal he could break new personal bests.

3:02pm: Great Britains Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell have won the Gold after a first-place finish in the Men’s 49er medal race.

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3:00pm: The United States and Canada are about to go head to head in the Women’s Waterpolo quarter final. The winner will play the victory in the Australia v Russian Olympic Committee match at 8:50pm tonight.

2:58pm: After trailing by 7 points midway through the first quarter, Spain takes a 21-19 advantage over America into the first break.

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2:56pm: Ricky Rubio keeping the Spaniards in touch with the USA almost single handedly! Rubio heads to the bench with 12 of Spain’s 17 points. USA leads 19-17

2:55pm: We’ve hit the halftime break in the men’s handball quarter final match between Sweden and Spain, the Swedes holding a slim two goal lead to be up 20-18. Hampus Wanne is the top scorer of the match so far, converting all five of his shot attempts for Sweden.

2:45pm: After a slow start both the USA and Spain are trading buckets. The Americans lead 7-6 with just over six minutes left in the first quarter.

2:40pm: The Men’s Basketball quarterfinal match between the United States and Spain is about to tip-off. The winner will play either Australia or Argentina in the semi-finals

2:33pm: Sena Irie secures a gold medal for Japan in the women’s featherweight boxing, winning by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.

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2:30pm: Brazil has won the first set of the Men’s Volleyball quarterfinals against Japan 25-20. Brazils Wallace De Souza top-scored for the Brazilians with six points.

2:25pm: After being down two match wins to one, Germany claimed the next two matches against Korea in the Women’s Team Table Tennis quarterfinals to progress to the semi-finals. The deciding Match 5 was won Xiaona Shan of Germany 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 over Choi Hyojoo of Korea. Germany will play the winner of China v Singapore for a shot at the gold medal game.

2:20pm: Nesthy Petecio (PHI) vs Sena Irie (JAP) up now in the Gold Medal match of the Women’s Featherweight boxing division

2:15pm: Spain are about to take on Sweden in the quarterfinals of the Men’s Handball with the winner set to play either Denmark or Norway in the semi-finals.

2:05pm: MEDAL ALERT the Brazilian pair of Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze have won Gold in the Women’s 49er FX, defending their Rio 2016 title, winning their second Gold medal. German pair Susann Beucke and Tina Lutz won Silver and Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz of the Netherlands won Bronze.

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1:55pm: Germany has won Match 4 to even the ledger at 2-2 against Korea in the Women’s Team Table Tennis quarterfinals. In Match 4, Ying Han prevailed 11-6, 10-12, 11-6, 11-9 against Shin Yubin.

1:50pm: MEDAL ALERT Lisa Carrington and Caitlin Regal of New Zealand have bettered their already-beaten Olympic-best time earned in the semi-final earlier today, in the Women’s Kayak Double 500m Final A. The pair have won gold in a time of 1:35.785, ahead of Poland’s Karolina Naja and Anna Pulawska in a silver medal position. Bronze went to Danuta Kozak and Dora Bodonyi of Hungary.

1:45pm: MEDAL ALERT In the Men’s Heavy (81-91kg) semi-final, the ROC’s Muslim Gadzhimagomedov claimed a 4-1 bronze medal win over New Zealand’s David Nyika.

Japan has won its Men’s Team Table Tennis quarterfinal three matches to one against Sweden. The final Match 4 produced a 12-10, 11-5, 11-6 win to Niwa Koki over Mattias Falck.

1:43pm: Belgium pair Hermien Peters and Lize Broekk have finished first in the Women’s Kayak Double 500m Final B with a time of 1:38.475. Australia’s Jamie Roberts and Jo Brigden-Jones finished fifth.

1:30pm: MEDAL ALERT Hungary has claimed gold and silver in the Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Final A with Balint Kopasz earning a new Olympic-best time of 3:20.43. Adam Varga won silver while Ferndando Pimenta [POR] won bronze. Australian Tom Green finished seventh.

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1:28pm: MEDAL ALERT What an incredible Men’s 400m Hurdles final with all sorts of records toppling in the event. Karsten Warholm [NOR] has won the Men’s 400m Hurdles, setting a new world record of 45.94 seconds. While Rai Benjamin [USA] claimed the silver with 46.17 seconds and Alison dos Santos [BRA] claimed the bronze with 46.72 seconds. The top two came in under the previous world record while dos Santos was only 0.02 seconds slower than the previous world record.

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1:24pm: Armernia’s Hovhannes Bachkov also guarantees a medal finish with a clinical 5-0 unanimous decision over Uzbekistan’s Elnur Abduraimov. He’ll face the USA’s Keyshawn Davis on August 6.

1:22pm: Australian Jean van der Westhuyzen has finished third in Final B of the Men’s Kayak Single 1000m in a time of 3:26.955. The Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Final A is on now involving Tom Green.

1:18pm: MEDAL ALERT: Malaika Mihambo [GER] wins gold in the Women’s Long Jump Final, her final jump of 7.00m propelling her into the gold medal position. Brittney Reese [USA)] claims silver on a count back over Ese Brume [NGR] who both jumped 6.97m.

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1:14pm: Belgium is through to the Men’s Hockey gold medal match with a 5-2 semi-final win over India and will play the winner of Australia v Germany, scheduled for tonight. India will play the loser of Australia v Germany for bronze.

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1:07pm: Brooke Stratton fouled her last jump and will finish the Women’s Long Jump Final in seventh place, the same position she finished at Rio 2016.

Belgium has furthered its lead in the Men’s Hockey semi-final against India, the lead now 4-2 after Alexander Hendrickx’s third goal, from a penalty corner with seven minutes of gametime remaining.

The USA’s Keyshawn Davis is the first fighter to guarantee himself a medal, through to the gold medal fight in the Lightweight division with a hard-fought split decision (4-1) over the ROC’s Gabil Mamedov.

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Japan has taken a 2-1 match lead after winning Match 3 in the Men’s Team Table Tennis quarterfinal against Sweden. Harimoto Tomokazu had a 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 win over Sweden’s Anton Kaellberg.

1:00pm: MEDAL ALERT In the Men’s Canoe Double 1000m Final A, Cuba’s Serguey Torres Madrigal and Fernando Dayan Jorge Enriquez have won gold in a time of 3:24.995, an Olympic-best time. China’s Liu Hao and Zheng Pengfei win silver and Germany’s Sebastian Brendel and Tim Hecker claim bronze.

Korea’s Jeon Jihee is the winner of Match 3 in Women’s Team Table Tennis quarterfinals against Germany, Korea taking a 2-1 match lead with an 11-6, 13-11, 11-3 Match 3 win.

12:57pm: With only one jump left, Brooke Stratton will need to produce her best jump of the day after jumps of 6.24m and 6.62m on her fourth and fifth jump respectively. She currently sits in seventh position.

12:56pm: Belgium has found a go-ahead goal in the Men’s Hockey semi-final against India, currently leading 3-2 after Alexander Hendrickx’s second goal of the game, in the fourth quarter with six minutes remaining.

12:52pm: There will be three Aussies in the Women’s Javelin Throw Final with Kelsey-Lee Barber qualifying third, Mackenzie Little qualifying fourth and Kathryn Mitchell in tenth.

12:50pm: MEDAL ALERT In the Men’s Featherweight (52-57kg) semi-final, Duke Ragan [USA] has claimed bronze after winning 4-1 against Ghana competitor Samuel Takyi.

12:45pm: MEDAL ALERT In the Women’s Kayak Single 200m Canoe Sprint Final A, New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington has earned a personal best on her way to gold, finishing with a time of 38.120 seconds. Teresa Portela [ESP] won silver and Emma Jorgensen [DEN] won bronze.

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12:43pm: The top 18 Men’s 3m Springboard semi-final competitors is down to 12 now with China’s Xie Siyi leading the pack with combined score of 543.45 from six rounds.

12:40pm: Brooke Stratton is currently in sixth position in the Women’s Long Jump Final and will have another three attempts to move her way into the medal chances.

Slovenia defeat Germany 94-70 to advance to the Men’s Basketball semi-finals, to play the winner of Italy v France. Zoran Dragic scored 27 points for Slovenia with Luka Doncic chipping in with a double-double, with 20 points and 11 rebounds. For Germany, Maodo Lo lead the scoring with 11 points.

12:38pm: Kathryn Mitchell has fouled on her final throw of the Women’s Javelin Throw Qualifying heat with her second attempt registering 61.85m. She in the mix to qualify for the final.

12:30pm: Brooke Stratton has moved into fifth position with a jump of 6.83m on her third attempt. She will now progress through to the next stage of the final.

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A huge final throw from Kelsey-Lee Barber, throwing 62.59m, a marked improvement from her first two throws.

ICYMI: Earlier today, Tom Green progressed through to the Men’s K1 1000m Final A, as well as Australian pair Alyssa Bull and Alyce Wood in the Women’s K2 500m Final A.

12:25pm: Sweden’s Mattias Falck has won Match 2 against Japan’s Mizutani Jun in Men’s Team Table Tennis quarterfinals in four games, 11-3, 11-9, 12-10, 11-8.

In the Women’s Team Table Tennis quarterfinals, Germany’s Ying Han has won Game 2 against Choi Hyojoo of Korea in three games, 11-3, 11-3, 11-8.

Uzbekistan’s gold medal favourite Men’s Flyweight, Shakhobidin Zoirov has been defeated via technical decision by Filipino Carlo Paalam. The fight was stopped in the second round due to a cut and went to the judges score cards, where Paalam was ahead on four and tied on one. A distraught Zoirov stormed out of the ring, the reigning Olympic and World Champion will not place in the medal ranks.

12:20pm: Brooke Stratton is on the board with her second attempt in the Women’s Long Jump Final with a jump of 6.52m.

Kelsey-Lee Barber will need a big final throw after only throwing 53.82m with her second throw in the Women’s Javelin qualifying while Kathryn Mitchell has produced a much better second attempt throwing 61.25m.

Slovenia has a 66-54 lead over Germany after three quarters of Men’s Basketball. In the quarterfinal, Zoran Dragic has 17 points and two rebounds for Slovenia.

12:10pm: Out on the beach volleyball court, Swiss pair Anouk Verge-Depre and Joana Heidrich progress through to the semi-finals, defeating fancied Brazilians Ana Patricia Silva Ramos and Rebecca Silva in three sets 21-19, 18-21, 15-12.

One semi-final match up has has been decided: Verge-Depre/Heidrich will face American pair April Ross and Alix Klineman. The Aussies are in action at 11:00pm this evening to move through to the other semi-final.

In the boxing, in the Men’s Fly (48-52kg) quarterfinal, Tanaka Ryomei of Japan won against Colombia’s Yuberjen Herney Martinez Rivas 4-1.

12:00pm: Kathryn Mitchell has also had her first attempt in the Women’s Javelin Throw Qualification but took a tumble in her throwing action, meaning her throw will not count.

Belgium has equalised to make the score 2-2 in the Men’s Hockey semi-final against India with Alexander Hendrickx scoring from a penalty corner within the final two minutes of the second quarter.

11:58am: In Group B of the Women’s Javelin Throw Qualfication, Kelsey Lee Barber has had her first throw, registering a throw of 51.27m.

Brooke Stratton has not registered a jump just yet after overstepping on her first attempt in the Women’s Long Jump Final. 

11:55am: France has had a big 42-28 win over Bahrain in the Men’s Handball quarterfinal. Kentin Mahe scored nine goals for France. France will now play the winner of Germany v Egypt in the semi-finals.

Korea’s Shin Yubin and Jeon Jihee have won Match 1 in the Women’s Team Table Tennis quarterfinal against Germany’s Xiaona Shan and Petrissa Solja in five games, 9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-3.

11:50am: The Women’s Long Jump Final is about to begin with Australian Brooke Stratton competing.

We’re going to a decisive third set in the Women’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal against Brazil and Switzerland as Brazil’s Ana Patricia Silva Ramos and Rebecca Silva win the second set 21-18.

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11:45am: Japan’s Niwa Koki and Harimoto Tomokazu take Match 1 in four games 11-8, 13-11, 8-11, 11-9 against Sweden’s Kristian Karlsson and Anton Kaellberg in the Men’s Team Table Tennis quarterfinals.

The ROC has won the Men’s Volleyball against Canada in three sets, 25-21, 30-28, 25-22, advancing to the semi-final against the winner of Japan v Brazil.

11:42am: India scores two goals in as many minutes to snatch the lead against Belgium in the Men’s Hockey semi-final. A penalty goal from Harmanpreet Singh and an in-play goal from Mandeep Singh helping India’s quest for gold.

11:40am: Germany cuts back the Slovenia lead in the Men’s Basketball quarterfinal, Slovenia taking a 44-37 lead into halftime. Zoran Dragic has 12 points for Slovenia, Maodo Lo has nine points for Germany.

11:35am: Belgium has struck early in the Men’s Hockey semi-final against India. Loick Luypaert scored a goal from a penalty corner to take a 1-0 lead after 2 minutes.

11:32am: In Women’s Kayak Double 500m’s semi-final 2, Australia duo Alyssa Bull and Alyce Wood come second and qualify for Final A with a time of 1:37.109. Jamie Roberts and Jo Brigden-Jones qualify for Final B with a time of 1:42.092.

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11:30am: The first of the Men’s Hockey semi-finals gets underway between India and Belgium with a spot in the gold medal game on the line for the winner.

11:25am: The first set goes Switzerland’s way 21-19, Anouk Verge-Depre and Joana Heidrich prevailing over Brazil’s Ana Patricia Silva Ramos and Rebecca Silva, heading into the second set of the Women’s Volleyball quarterfinal.

11:20am: Slovenia lead Germany 25-14 after one quarter in the Men’s Basketball quarterfinal. Zoran Dragic leads Slovenia with nine points whereas Niels Giffey has eight points for Germany.

11:15am: Australian Tom Green has progressed to Canoe Sprint Men’s Kayak Single 1000m Final A after finishing third in the semi-final in a time of 3:24.612. In the same semi-final, Jean van der Westhuyzen had a time of 3:28.27 though will progress to Final B.

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11:10am: At the conclusion of Qualification Group A of Women’s Javelin, it’s official that Australian Mackenzie Little has qualified to the Final after finishing second overall with a personal-best 62.37m throw.

The ROC has won the second set 30-28 in the Men’s Handball quarterfinal against Canada. They have a two-set lead overall.

11:06am: In the Men’s Handball quarterfinal between France and Bahrain, France lead 21-14 at halftime.

11:02am: The first of the Men’s Basketball quarterfinals has tipped off, between Slovenia and Germany. Luka Doncic gets the first bucket of the game for Slovenia.

11:00am: The second Women’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal of the day has begun, between Brazil and Switzerland.

10:55am: In Round 1 of the Women’s 400m Heat 2, Australian Bendere Oboya has finished fifth with a time of 52.37 seconds.

10:50am: The USA’s April Ross and Alix Klineman have won the Women’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal in two sets 21-19, 21-19 against Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Margareta Kozuch.

10:40am: Lisa Carrington has beaten her Olympic-best time in the Canoe Sprint’s Women’s Kayak Single 200m semi-final with a time of 38.127 seconds. Her, and the previous Olympic-best was 39.864 seconds. Carrington progresses to Final A.

10:33am: Stewart McSweyn has qualified for the Men’s 1500m Semi-Final, running third in Round 1’s third heat in a time of 3:36.39.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422355983200829440

You can read about McSweyn’s challenges and preparations ahead of Tokyo 2020, from when The Inner Sanctum‘s Daniel Coppel interviewed him at the National Championships here.

10:30am: The ROC has won the first set 25-21 against Canada in the men’s volleyball quarterfinals.

Pedro Pichardo of Portugal has earned automatic qualification to the Men’s Triple Jump Final with a huge 7.71m jump.

10:25am: Australian Mackenzie Little has thrown a personal best 62.37m in the Women’s Javelin Throw Qualification, to put her at the top of the standings currently.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422358016347758593

The USA’s April Ross and Alix Klineman have taken the first set 21-19 against Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Margareta Kozuch in the Women’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal.

10:22am: Australia’s Jy Edwards has finished seventh in the Men’s 1500m Round 1 Heat 2 with a time of 3:42.62, missing the top six to automatically qualify and hasn’t finished within the next six-best times among the heats, meaning he’s out.

10:15am: The second automatic qualifying athlete for the Men’s Triple Jump Final is Cuba’s Cristian Napoles with a season-best 17.08m jump.

10:12am: At the technical timeout in the first set of the Women’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal, Germany lead the USA 12-9.

10:10am: Australia’s Oliver Hoare has qualified for the Men’s 1500m Semi-Final, finishing Heat 1 of Round 1 in third place with a time of 3:36.09.

https://twitter.com/7olympics/status/1422350123330416640

10:05am: We already have our first qualifier for the Men’s Triple Jump Final, Zhu Yaming of China, jumping 17.11m, above the set distance of 17.05m for automatic qualification.

10:00am: We start our morning with the Men’s Volleyball quarterfinal between Canada and the ROC, the Women’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal between Germany and the USA, as well as plenty of track and field events in the athletics.

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