Tokyo 2020: Live Blog – Wednesday August 4

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan celebrate a strong performance in the Men's 470.
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan celebrate a strong performance in the Men's 470. Image: Australian Sailing Team / Twitter

Welcome to our live blog of Day 12 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.

12:44am: That’s all for Day 12 of Tokyo 2020, join us tomorrow for more action from the Olympic Games!

If you need help in deciding what to watch and when of Day 13 of Tokyo, The Inner Sanctum has put together a guide to the best events to lay your eyes on which you can view here.

12:43am: Brazil has come from one set down against the ROC to win the next three sets 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-22, in the Women’s Volleyball quarterfinal and progress to the semi-final against Korea.

12:09am: Brazil has won two sets in a row of the Women’s Volleyball quarterfinal after the ROC took the first set and need to win just one more set to progress to the semi-final.

12:04am: Germany has won its Men’s Team Table Tennis quarterfinal three match wins to two after Dimitrij Ovtcharov beat Niwa Koki in Match 5, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8. Germany is now through to the gold medal match against China while Japan face Korea for bronze.

11:44pm: A big upset in the Women’s Basketball quarterfinal, France beating Spain 67-64. Marine Johannes lead the way for France with 18 points while Astou Ndour scored 16 points for Spain. France will take on Japan in the semi-final.

11:42pm: Qatar’s Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan have beaten Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo in two sets 21-17, 23-21 in Men’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal action. Younousse and Tijan will next play Italian pair Nicolai/Lupo in the semi-final.

11:40pm: Drawing a foul and two free throws, France’s Alix Duchet makes one to take the margin out to 66-64 as France calls a timeout with 16 seconds to go in the fourth quarter of the Women’s Basketball quarterfinal against Spain.

11:39pm: France lead by one point against Spain in Women’s Basketball quarterfinal action with 17 seconds remaining.

11:37pm: Brazil has evened its Women’s Volleyball quarterfinal to one set apiece with a 25-21 set two win over the ROC.

11:34pm: Despite a lead-off walk to Koreas’ Oh Ji Hwan, who got into a scoring position at second on a wild pitch, Japan secured the final three outs of the game at the top of the ninth inning in baseball’s semi-final. Korea will play another semi-final against the USA for another shot at the gold medal game while Japan are ensured a medal, in the gold medal game with this win.

Japan has evened the ledger at two match wins each against Germany in the Men’s Team Table Tennis. Harimoto Tomokazu beat Patrick Franziska 5-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9 in Match 4.

11:25pm: Peter Bol achieved some great things as a result of his fourth-placed finish in the Men’s 800m Final at Tokyo 2020.

Astou Ndour hit a three-pointer to give Spain the lead 58-57 over France in the Women’s Basketball quarterfinal with under five minutes remaining.

11:20pm: Japan’s Yamada Tetsudo hits a bases-clearing two-out double to score three runs and break the deadlock between Korea at the bottom of the eighth inning in baseball’s semi-final. At the top of the ninth, Korea has its final chance to keep the game going for a place in the gold medal match.

11:18pm: France lead Spain 55-48 after three quarters of the Women’s Basketball quarterfinal. Astou Ndour has 12 points for Spain whereas Marine Johannes has 12 points for France.

11:13pm: France has won against the Netherlands 32-22 in the Men’s Handball quarterfinal. France now face Sweden in the semi-final.

11:00pm: MEDAL ALERT Andre de Grasse finally gets his Gold Medal! Breaking the Canadian National record with a 19.62 second run, The United States Claims Silver and Bronze with Kenneth Bednarek winning silver with a Personal Best run of 19.68 and Noah Lyles equals his Seasons Best with a 19.74 second run. American youngster Erriyon Knighton just misses the podium finishing at 19.93.

10:55pm: The Decathlon continues tomorrow with five more events concluding with the 1500m race. At the halfway point Damian Warner [CAN} leads with 4722 points, Ashley Moloney {AUS} is in second with 4641 points and Pierce Lepage is in third with 4529 points, Cedric Dubler {AUS} hangs in at 15th with 4184 points in what has been a chaotic first day that saw Thomas van der Plaetsen [BEL] go down with an Achilles injury in the long jump and Nilkas Kaul [DEU] withdraw in the 400m after sustaining an ankle injury.

10:49pm: Ash Moloney finishes in first in the Decathlon 400m Sprint with a time of 46.29 a seasons best time earning 994 points, Canadians Lepage and Warner are in second and third with Lepage running a personal best of 46.92 picking up 962 points and Warner running a seasons best of 47.48 and 934 points, Moloney stretches his lead on Lepage and eats another 60 points into Warner’s lead, and fellow Aussie Cedric Dubler finishes the heat in seventh in 49.02 seconds earning 860 points.

The ROC’s Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovskiy win the Men’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal against Germany’s Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler in two sets, 21-16, 21-19.

10:45pm: Germany now lead two matches to one against Japan in the Men’s Team Table Tennis. In Match 3, Timo Boll of Germany won 7-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-7 against Japan’s Mizutani Jun.

10:42pm: France take a 36-30 lead against Spain into halftime of the Women’s Basketball quarterfinal. Astou Ndour has 12 points for Spain and Marine Johannes leads the points for France with 11.

10:35pm: MEDAL ALERT Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze smashes his own records to take out Gold, breaking all three World Records in the process with a 223kg Snatch, 265kg Clean and Jerk and 488kg Total lift. Iran’s Ali Davoudi wins Silver with a 200kg Snatch 241kg Clean and Jerk and 441kg Total and finally Syria’s Man Asaad wins Bronze with a 190kg Snatch 234kg Clean and Jerk and 424kg Total.

10:29pm: MEDAL ALERT Gold for Japan! The number one ranked women’s 67kg freestyle wrestler in the world Aisuluu Tynybekova is toppled by Japan’s Yukato Kawai, whose tactical wrestling and counter-attacking style culminated in a nail-biting 4-3 win.

10:28pm: MEDAL ALERT Consistency prevails for Poland’s Wojciech Nowicki winning Gold in the Men’s Hammer Throw Final with a throw of 82.52 five of his throws were over 81m, with a no throw on his final attempt having already secured Gold, Norway’s Eivind Henriksen wins Silver with a 81.58m throw, a new national best and Poland’s Pawel Fajdek takes Bronze with a throw of 81.53m.

10:25pm: Just like the rest of the country, the entire Bol family were watching Peter Bol in the 800m Final. He lead for a a large part of the race but finished fourth.

10:20pm: Losing her grip early, Oceana Mackenzie only manages to register two points on the lead wall.

The ROC’s Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Oleg Stoyanovskiy take the first set in the Men’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal against Germany’s Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler 21-16.

France lead the Netherlands 19-11 at the end of the first half in the Women’s Handball quarterfinal.

10:17pm: In the Women’s Basketball quarterfinal between Spain and France, France lead 21-16 after one quarter. Marine Johannes has seven points for France.

10:15pm: MEDAL ALERT It’s a Bulgarian bronze in the women’s 62kg freestyle as Taybe Yusein dispatches her opponent within two minutes! That has to be one of the performances of these Olympics.

10:12pm: The final qualifying round of the women’s sport climbing, the lead climbing, is now underway. Erin Sterkenburg of South Africa was up first, but could only gain a single point. Aussie Oceana Mackenzie will climb the lead wall third.

10:10pm: Kenya has the top two podium finishes in the Men’s 800m Final with Emmanuel Kipkurui Koror winning gold in a time of 1:45.06. Ferguson Cheruiyot won silver and Patryk Dobek of Poland finished third to claim bronze. Australian Peter Bol finished fourth.

At the top of the sixth inning, a two-run dig from Korea has evened up the score at 2-2 between Japan in baseball’s semi-final.

10:00pm: Hungary have prevailed in the Men’s Water Polo quarterfinal against Croatia 15-11 and progress to the semi-final to face Greece.

9:59pm: Japan has won Match 2 of its Men’s Team Table Tennis semi-final against Germany, evening the ledger at 1-1. In Match 2, Harimoto Tomokazu beat Dimitrij Ovtcharov in three games, 7-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-9.

9:52pm: MEDAL ALERT In Equestrian’s Jumping Individual Final Jump-Off event, Ben Maher [GBR] riding Explosion W, wins gold, finishing with 0 penalty points in a time of 37.85. Sweden’s Peder Fredricson, riding All In, claimed silver with 0 penalties in 38.02 seconds. Bronze went to Maikel van der Vleuten of the Netherlands who rode Beauville Z with no penalties in a time of 38.90.

9:46pm: MEDAL ALERT In Artistic Swimming’s Duet Free Routine Final, the ROC’s Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina win gold with 195.9079 points. China’s Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan win silver with 192.4499 points whereas Ukraine’s Marta Fiedina and Anastaysia Savchuk claim silver after scroring 189.4620 points.

9:44pm: GOLD MEDAL FOR UKRAINE: A stunning move in the second period sees Zhan Beleniuk take out the Men’s Greco-Roman’s 87kg Olympic title over Viktor Lőrincz [HUN].

Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze leads after the Snatch in the Men’s 109kg+ Weightlifting breaking the World Record with a lift of 223kg, he’s 23kg ahead of his nearest competitor Iran’s Ali Davoudi who lifted 200kg and currently in the Bronze Medal position is Syria’s Man Asaad who successfully lifted 190kg.

9:42pm: After three quarters on Men’s Water Polo quarterfinal action between Hungary and Croatia, it’s Hungary who leads 11-8 with one quarter to play.

9:40pm: Japan has extended its lead over Korea in baseball’s semi-final, leading 2-0 after five innings. The winner of this game gains entry into the gold medal match.

9:37pm: Ash Moloney choses to retire after two unsuccessful attempts at 2.14m, he’ll be back later tonight in the 400m sprints for the decathlon and currently sits in second overall with a score of 3647. Cedric Dubler is in 15th after four events with 3324 points.

After India’s late team referral challenge to the referees for a possible penalty corner was denied, the omen’s hockey side falls to Argentina 2-1. India will play Great Britain for bronze, and Argentina the Netherlands for gold.

9:35pm: BRONZE MEDAL FOR SERBIA: Zurabi Datunashvili does what Novak Djokovic couldn’t and delivered a winning performance in the bronze medal showdown!

9:33pm: Ash Moloney equals his personal best jumping 2.11m on his first attempt, he’s the only one left standing in Group B and will now attempt 2.14m which if he’s successful will be the best jump of the decathletes today. 

9:29pm: Zurabi Datunashvili [SRB] is in complete control in the bronze medal match up of the Men’s Greco-Roman 87kg division. He just needs two points to win via technical superiority with a full second period to come.

9:24pm: Ash Moloney clears 2.08 on his first attempt. Frenchman Kevin Mayer still has one attempt left but Moloney has not missed a jump today so far!

9:23pm: In the Men’s Water Polo quarterfinal between Hungary and Croatia, at halftime, it’s Hungary with a slight lead, 7-5.

9:20pm: Germany as taken Match 1 in the Men’s Team Table Tennis semi-final against Japan. German doubles pair Patrick Franziska and Timo Boll won in five games 11-2, 11-3, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7 against Japan’s Niwa Koki and Mizutani Jun.

9:15pm: Ashley Moloney is the first from Group B to clear 2.05m in the High Jump stage of the Men’s Decathlon, now sitting in second overall he can start to eat into the gap between himself and Canada’s Damian Warner if he continues to jump. There is still one more event in the Decathlon tonight, the 400m sprint.

As the Women’s Hockey semi-final between Argentina and India heads into the final break, it’s Argentina that leads 2-1. The winner plays off against the Netherlands in the gold medal match on Friday night, while the loser will challenge Great Britain for bronze on Friday morning.

9:12pm: MEDAL ALERT Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai wins Gold in the Women’s Steeplechase Final with a time of 9:01.45 setting a new National Record , The United States’ Courtney Frerichs lead for the majority of the race and wins Silver finishing in 9:04.79 a new seasons best and Hyvin Kiyeng of Kenya takes Bronze with a time of 9:05.39. Genevieve Gregson received a DNF after falling during the race.

9:10pm: At the end of the bouldering round in the women’s combined sports climbing qualification, Aussie Oceania Mackenzie sits 18th overall after finishing 13th in the speed round and 12th in the bouldering. Janja Garnbret of Slovenia currently leads. The climbers will enjoy a break before the final lead round.

9:08pm: GOLD MEDAL FOR IRAN!: Mohammad Reza Geraei [IRI] wins by technical superiority in the Men’s Greco-Roman 67kg final against Parviz Nasibov [UKR]. What a performance!

8.55pm: BRONZE MEDAL FOR EGYPT: Mohamed Ibrahim El-Sayed claims the Men’s Greco-Roman wrestling 67kg division, Egypt’s third medal for these games and the fifth wrestling medal in the history of the country.

8.54pm: Ash Moloney has cleared his first attempt of 2.02m a seasons best, if he can clear 2.05 he will have enough points to sit in second overall after four events after Canada’s Pierce Lepage retired following his successful attempt at 1.99m, if he fails he’ll be four points behind the Canadian.

8.51pm: Stephenie Ann McPherson (JAM) wins the final Women’s 400m semi-final with a time of 49.34 and veteran Allyson Felix (USA) reaches yet another individual final running a 49.89. The final two qualifiers come from the first heat with Cuba’s Roxana Gomez running a 49.71 and the United States’ Quanera Hayes finishing with a time of 49.81

8.46pm: Cedric Dubler has failed at his third attempt of 2.08m his 2.05m will stand earning him 850 points and currently has moved him up the rankings to 15th

8.42pm: The Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo has convincingly won the Women’s 400m semi-final 2 with a 49.60, in second is Great Britain’s Jodie Williams setting a personal best time of 49.97 seconds and qualifying for the final, it was a slower semi than the first and none of the time based qualifiers will come from this semi-final

8.39pm: BRONZE MEDAL FOR GERMANY! Frank Staebler holds off a tenacious Ramaz Zoidze to secure the medal in the Men’s Greco-Roman wrestling 67kg division 5-4.

8.38pm: Ramaz Zoidze fighting back! He narrows the margin to 4-5 against Frank Staebler with just over a minute to go

8.37pm: Cedric Dubler has missed his first attempt at 2.08m in the Men’s Decathlon High Jump stage, meanwhile Ash Moloney chose to pass on the 1.99m attempt and will likely have two attempts at the next height.

8.36pm: Frank Staebler in control in the bronze medal match of the Men’s Greco-Roman wrestling 67kg division against Ramaz Zoidze. The German leads 5-1.

8.34pm: In the first semi-final of the Women’s 400m Marileidy Paulino from the Dominican Republic finishes in first breaking the National Record with a time of 49.38 seconds, Jamaica’s Candice McLeod is the other automatic qualifier finishing in second with a personal best time of 49.51

8.22pm: In the Men’s Decathlon, Australia’s Cedric Dubler is yet to miss, jumping at 2.05m leading his group while Ashley Moloney’s group is running slower and is at his first attempt of 1.99m

8.21pm: Medal Alert Iryna Kurachkina goes through to the gold medal match in the women’s free style 57kg wrestling with a dominant victory over Evelina Nikolova.

8.20pm: Australia’s Linden Hall leads from the front for the first 1300m of the second semi-final of the women’s 1500m setting the pace for the rest of the pack, but it’s Sifan Hassan and Laura Muir who go one and two running a 4:00.23 and 2:00.73 respectively, Hall finished the race in third with a 4:01.37. It was the slower of two heats but the top five all automatically qualify and the final two qualifiers for the final come from the first heat.

8.18pm: Team Nikolova successfully challenged the last takedown, with a lack of control the reasoning. The deficit is cut back to four, but Kurachkina bounced straight back, landing another decisive takedown to build a ten point lead.

8.16pm: Two consecutive takedowns sees Kurachkina extend her lead to 8 points! It’s getting desperate now for Nikolova

8.14pm: Iryna Kurachkina lands an early blow against Evelina Nikolova, landing a takedown. Remember, the winner goes through to the gold medal match in the women’s freestyle 57kg wrestling
After period one Iryna Kurachkina holds a two point advantage over Evelina Nikolova courtesy of an early takedown

8.09pm: At the end of the third quarter of men’s water polo. Serbia leads Italy 9-4

8.04pm: In the first semi final of the women’s 1500m Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon finishes in first with a 3:56.80, Australia’s Jessica Hull finished in fourth qualifying for the Final at a time of 3:58.81 running her first sub 4 minute 1500m and setting an Area Record

7.58pm: Japan has done something amazing, what a comeback by the Japanese girls. Japan will go through to the basketball semi final after an 86-85 win over Belgium.

7.55pm: Australias Ashley Maloney has missed his attempt at 1.93 metres.

7.54pm: With his second jump Cedric Dubler has cleared a huge 1.99metres this puts him equal first on points.

7.47pm: Australias Ashley Maloney has cleared 1.90metres on his first jump in the men’s high jump section of the decathlon.

7.44pm: Australias Cedric Dubler gets over 1.96 metres on his first jump in the men’s high jump as part o the Decathlon event.

7.42pm: Filippo Ganna (ITA) was 3s from being a medalist in two cycling disciplines this Olympics. Before winning gold in the Team Pursuit game tonight on the track, he was within touching distance of Rohan Dennis’ (AUS) bronze in the individual time trial on the road last week.

7:39pm: The men’s decathlon High Jump is about to get underway with two Aussies in action.

7.21pm: It’s now three-quarter time in the women’s basketball quarter final. Belgium has held onto their lead and is currently over 68-59 Japan

7.25pm: Sweden is through to the women’s handball semi-finals. The Swedish women defeated the Korean team 39-30 in a dominant display.

7.20pm: It’s game over in the women’s volleyball quarter final. Serbia was too good for Italy coming home in straight sets.

7.16pm: Oceania Mackenzie of Australia is into first place of the womens bouldering after getting through the first puzzle in only three attempts.

7.13pm: MEDAL ALERT World Record Alert Italy have gold in world record time. It was a close final with both teams looking like winning in the men’s team pursuit. Italy came home in 3:42.032 and Denmark will have to settle for silver coming home in a time of 3:42.203

7.05pm Medal Alert: The Australia teams pursuit team have won bronze. The Australian finished the race early after overlapping the Kiwis. Unfortunately, the Kiwi riders had a huge crash allowing an easy win for the Aussies.

7.00pm: Halftime in the women’s basketball quarter-final and Belgium have taken the front. Belgium leads Japan 42-41 at the break.

6.58pm: Canada secure 5th place in the men’s team pursuit with a time of 3:46.324. The Germans will have to settle for 6th with a time of 3:50.023.

6.54pm: After a big crash in the men’s team pursuit yesterday Great Britain have come back in style. They beat Switzerland to take home 7th place in a time of 3:45.636

6.45pm: Another Australian is gone. Matthew Richardson also finishes last in his men’s sprint repechage race. He will not go through to the best of 16 rounds.

6.43pm: Australias Nathan Hart fails to qualify in the men’s sprint repechage. The Aussie finished the last of three competitors and will not move on.

6.42pm: At halftime of the women’s handball quarter-finals Sweden lead Korea 21-13.

6.39pm: It’s now quarter time in the women’s basketball quarter final between Jpan and Belgium. The Japanese are leading 19-16

6.26pm: In the women’s sport climbing Oceania Mackenzie posts a 9.38 in her second climb. this puts her in the 13th position.

6.25pm: Karlee McCullouch finishes second in the repechage race in the women’s keirin. She will now move onto the quarter finals.

6.15pm: Mellissa Wu scores 73.60 in her final dive and is into third place in the women’s 10m diving.

6.13pm: Australia’s Nikita Hains scores 60.80 in her final dive to put her into 10th place overall

6.05pm The Australia Oceania McKenzie is in 5th place after an 8.83 in the speed climbing qualifying.

5.52pm: Australias Matthew Richardson also fails to win his men’s sprint ride. Much like Nathan Hart he is through to the repechage rounds.

5.49pm: In a win that surprised no one watching China are through to the men’s table tennis final. The Chinese defeated the South Korean team three matches to zero. South Korea will go through to the bronze medal match.

5.48pm: Nathan Hart fails to win his 1/32 ride in the men’s sprint. He will now go through to the repechage rounds.

5:43pm: Melissa Wu has another excellent dive securing her a 75.20 for her fourth dive.

5:41pm: Nikita Hains receives a 44.8 on her fourth dive.

5:38pm: Australia’s Kaarle McCulloch fails to go qualify in the women’s Keirin finishing fourth of six opponents. She will now go into the repechage rounds.

5:34pm: After three rounds in the 10 metre Platform Melissa Wu remains in fourth with a combined score of 202.40, while Nikita Harris currently sits in 20th position with a score of 164.40.

5:31pm: Greece runs over the top of Montenegro to take the win in the men’s water polo quarter final. Greece was simply too strong, coming home 10-4 winners.

5:10pm: Melissa Wu has also had her third dive, and scored 63.00

5:09pm: 30 riders have now finished bringing an end to qualifying. The Australians Matthew Richardson and Nathan Hart have qualified 21st and 22nd respectively. Both will move on.

5:08pm: Nikita Hains has had her third dive with a score of 67.20, a marked improvement from her first two jumps.

5:06pm: OLYMPIC RECORD ALERT: The Dutch cyclist Jeffrey Hoogland finishes in 9.215 to smash the British record set only minutes ago

5:00pm: After the second round of Women’s 10 metre Platform, Melissa Wu has moved into fourth position with a combined score of 139.40.

MEDAL ALERT Arlen Lopez [CUB] has won gold in the Men’s Light Heavyweight division 4-1 against Benjamin Whittaker [GBR}.

4:54pm: Australia’s Nathan Hart has finished in 9.696 to put him just behind Matthew Richardson and in 12th place overall.

4:48pm: OLYMPIC RECORD ALERT: The Great British rider Jack Carlin, comes home with a time of 9.306 in the mens sprint qualifying.

The Australian Matthew Richardson has put himself into 7th place in the men’s sprint qualifying with a time of 9.685

4:45pm: MEDAL ALERT In similar scenes to the first Men’s Super Heavyweight semi-final, Kamshybek Kunkabayev [KAZ] has won bronze after the referee stopped the match midway through the third round after judging Kunkabyev was unfit to continue with a cut on his nose. Richard Torrez Jr advances to the gold medal fight.

4:40pm: Another nice dive for Melissa Wu improving on her round one score with a 70.40.

4:37pm: China takes the second match in the men’s team’s table tennis semi-finals against South Korea. China needs one more win from the next three games to get through to the final.

Nikita Hains has had her second dive in the 10 metre Platform and scored a 54.00.

4:30pm: MEDAL ALERT Frazer Clarke [GBR] has won a bronze medal as the Men’s Super Heavyweight fight was stopped midway through the third round after the referee judged Clarke being unable to continue due to a cut bleeding from the eyebrow. Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan progresses to the gold medal fight.

After one round, Melissa Wu is currently in fifth position in the Women’s 10 metre Platform

4:17pm: Both Aussies Hannah Green and Minjee Lee have finished for the day in Round 1 of the Women’s Golf. Both Green and Lee are Even in a tie for 24th. Madelene Sagström of Sweden is leading the clubhouse at -5. 

4:11pm: The Opals medal dreams are over after being crushed by Tea USA in their quarter-final match up. USA were dominant in the first quarter and the Aussies couldn’t reel in the lead.

Melissa Wu has had her first dive in the Women’s 10 metre Platform and scored a 69.00.

MEDAL ALERT Oshae Jones of the USA wins Women’s Welteweight bronze after a fight was awarded 4-1 to her opponent Gu Hong of China who progresses to the gold medal fight.

4:08pm: Aussie diver Nikita Hains completes her first dive of the 10m platform, earning a 43.20.

4:02pm: MEDAL ALERT: Belcher and Ryan win the gold in style, winning the medal race in Men’s 470. Sweden claim the silver and medal and Spain claim the bronze.

3:59pm: MEDAL ALERT India’s Lovlina Borgohain has won bronze in the Women’s Welterweight division after a unanimous decision win was awarded to Turkey’s Busenaz Surmeneli who goes on to fight for gold.

3:57pm: Three quarter time and the Opals still trail Team USA by a margin of 29, as the American’s are proving a class above in their quarter-final match up.

A solo home run to Charlie Valerio of the Dominican Republic wasn’t enough at the top of the ninth inning as the USA win 3-1 in baseball’s Round 2 Repechage game. The USA progress to the semi-finals for a shot at the gold medal game while the Dominican Republic move to the bronze medal game with an opponent to be determined.

3:55pm: The Diving is about to get underway with Aussies Melissa Wu and Nikita Hains in the preliminary round of the Women’s 10 metre Platform

3:48pm: In the Men’s Water Polo quarterfinals, Spain lead the USA 7-6 at the end of three quarters.

3:45pm:In the Men’s Handball quarterfinal, Norway progresses to the semi-final against the ROC after a 26-22 win over Hungary.

3:43pm: MEDAL ALERT Japan’s Namiki Tsukimi wins bronze in Women’s Flyweight division after a unanimous decision win to Bulgaria’s Stoyka Zhelyazkova who progresses to the gold medal match.

3:35pm: Belcher and Ryan are away without a hitch in the Men’s 470 and are staying out of the way of the rest of the boats.

3:30pm: The USA has won its Men’s Volleyball quarterfinal in three sets 25-11, 25-20, 25-19 against the Dominican Republic. The USA will play the winner of Serbia v Italy in the semi-final.

3:28pm: Matt Belcher and Will Ryan are about to start the medal race in the Men’s 470, where the pair will just need to cross the finish line in order to secure the gold medal

3:25pm: MEDAL ALERT In the Women’s Flyweight semi-final, Huang Hsiao-Wen has won Chinese Taipei’s first medal in boxing, winning bronze in a 5-0 unanimous decision loss to Turkey’s Buse Naz Çakıroğlu who progresses to the gold medal match.

3:23pm: It’s half time in the Women’s Basketball quarter-final and the Opals are now down by 21 points, despite wrestling back the ascendancy for patches of the second quarter. They will need to come out firing after half-time if they are too advance to the semi-final.

3:17pm: In the Men’s Water Polo quarterfinals, two goals to the USA in the final minute of the first quarter ensures the score is tied 3-3 against Spain after eight minutes.

3:00pm: After a disappointing start the Opals trial Team USA 26-12. The Opals had 10 turnovers in the first quarter and failed to score a point for over seven minutes.

In the Golf, Minjee Lee has birdied two of her last three holes to take her score to -2, while Hannah Green has also managed a birdie in her last three holes to bring her card to even through 12.

2:57pm: The USA lead two sets to one after winning the second set 25-20 in its Women’s Volleyball quarterfinal against the Dominican Republic.

2:52pm: In a close Women’s Handball quarterfinal between Norway and Hungary, it’s Norway with a slight 12-10 lead at halftime.

2:50pm: Halfway through the first quarter and Team USA has had a great start to lead by 10 points with over 5 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

2:44pm: Tyler Austin has extended the USA’s lead with a home run at the bottom of the fifth inning, the score 3-0 against the Dominican Republic.

2:32pm: Australia pair Riley Fitzsimmons and Jordan Wood have won the second Mens Kayak double 1000 metres quarter final, and will progress through to the semi-final tomorrow.

2:30pm: We are ten minutes away from the tip-off of the Opals quarter-final match up against Team USA and this is how the Aussies will line up.

Meanwhile, the USA has won the first set 25-11 of the Women’s Volleyball quarterfinals against the Dominican Republic.

2:16pm: MEDAL ALERT: Great Britain’s Sky Brown prevents a Japan podium shutout taking the bronze medal in the Women’s Park Final. Japan’s Yosozumi Sakura won the first-ever gold medal in the sport’s discipline with a best-score of 60.09, followed by fellow Japanese skater, 12-year-old Hiraki Kokona’s score of 59.04 earning her silver.

Australian Poppy Olsen finishes fifth with her best score being 46.04.

2:07pm: The Aussies are just over halfway through their first day in the Women’s Golf, Minjee Lee is even through 10 holes while Hannah Green is one over the card through nine holes

2:03pm: Poppy Olsen, on her final run of the Women’s Park Final, finishes with a score of 39.38 after falling mid-skate, her best score of 46.04 not enough to finish on the podium.

1:56pm: Misugu had a massive run! Moves into third position with a 53.58, the host nation holding all medal positions heading into the final run.

1:50pm: Kokona Hiraki, the 12-year-old, keeps her second spot with a 59.04 just 1.05 behind Sakura Yosozumi who is currently in Gold. Sky Brown crashes out and her 47.53 from the first run keeps her in third.

1:49pm: Poppy Olsen improves on her first run in the Women’s Park Final, scoring 46.04 on her second attempt, placing her in fourth currently.

1:47pm: On the Sea Forest Waterway, Bulmer has finished 7th in her quarter final, and has, unfortunately, also been eliminated. Neither Australian will feature in the final of the Women’s 200m C1 Canoe Sprint final.

1:46pm: Both Brazilian skaters Dora Varella and Yndiara Asp have fallen early in their runs. Poppy Olsen up next for her second run.

1:43pm: The third and final Quarter final of C1 200m sprint sees Josephine Bulmer in competition, to try and reach the semi.

Despite falling off early, Brit Sky Brown scores 47.53 in her first run of the final.

After the first runs of the Women’s Park Final, Japan’s Yosozumi Sakura leads with a best-score of 60.09. Australia’s Poppy Olsen sits seventh currently, her best score 35.20 ahead of the second attempts.

1:39pm: Highest score of the day so far! A huge score of 60.09 by Japan’s Yosozumi Sakura has her as the Women’s Park Final leader with three competitors remaining in Round 1.

1:38pm: American Bryce Wettstein takes over in top spot of the Women’s Park Final, scoring 44.50.

1:35pm: Australian Poppy Olsen has had her first of three skates in the Women’s Park Final, scoring 35.20. Olsen unfortunately fell off in a similar place to one of her heat runs.

1:34pm: Bernadette Wallace has finished 4th in her Quarter final with a time of 48.330. With only the top two going on to the Semi, Wallace has been eliminated. Josephine Bulmer will compete in the third QF to try and progress.

1:33pm: Dora Varella is the first competitor of the Women’s Park skateboarding final, earning a score of 40.42. Australian Poppy Olsen is third to race among the eight skaters.

1:29pm: Bernadette Wallace is set to compete in the Women’s C1 200m sprint to earn a spot in the Semi-final tomorrow.

Also starting right now, the Women’s Park Final. Aussie Poppy Olsen will be in action!

1:25pm: ICYMI: Australia won its first medal in Marathon Swimming earlier today. On debut, Kareena Lee took Bronze in the Women’s 10km. Read about her story to the podium here.

1:22pm: A two-run home run to Triston Casas from the USA opens the scoring in the bottom of the first inning against the Dominican Republic in baseball’s Round 2 Repecharge matchup.

1:18pm: The Netherlands defeat Great Britain 5-1 to move through to the gold medal match in the Women’s Hockey, Great Britain will play for Bronze.

In the Women’s Volleyball this morning, Korea beat Turkey 3-2 in the quarter-finals to progress to the semi.

1:10pm: Cedric Dubler has put a PB up in the final round of the Shot Put – 13.35. He gets 689 points. Ash Moloney’s best was 14.49 and he takes 758 points.

After three events in the Decathlon, Australia’s Ashley Moloney sits in third with 2741 points, fellow Aussie Cedric Dubler is in 17th on 2444 points, meanwhile it’s the Canadians out in front with Damian Warner holding a comfortable lead with 2938 points and Pierce Lepage in second on 2773 points.

1:05pm: Hannah Green is +1 and Minjee Lee -1 through six and seven holes, respectively. The leader, Wei-Ling Hsu [TPE] is -4 after nine holes, while Nelly Korda [USA], Inbee Park [KOR], Azahara Munoz [ESP] and Madelene Sagstrom [SWE] are all one behind at -3.

1:00pm: Dubler has improved in his second attempt in the Shot Put, but it’s not enough to improve his ranking in Group A. He is set to pick up 659 points unless he can improve on 12.86.

Ash Moloney has improved as well on the second attempt, a 14.49 and currently set to add 758 points to his overall score.

12:57pm: The Netherlands is absolutely dominating Great Britain in the Women’s Hockey semi-finals, currently up 5-1 with 11 minutes remaining in the final quarter.

12:55pm: The Women’s Heptathlon High Jump is also underway, after the women completed the hurdles earlier this morning.

12:52pm: Minjee Lee moves into equal 10th at -1 after a birdie on the sixth hole! Green has birdied the fifth to move back to +1 over.

12:49pm: The Men’s Decathlon continues with Shot Put. In the first round, Dubler has thrown 12.62, the shortest of the legal attempts in his group. Two athletes have fouled.

Moloney has made 14.04, but in his group that is eighth as Belarus’ Vitaliy Zhuk makes 16.23.

12:46pm: A strong final quarter by Serbia has earned it a place in the Women’s Basketball semi-finals. Coming back from a 50-58 point deficit, Serbia surged in the last 10 for a 77-70 victory and advance to the semi.

12:40pm: Medal and Word Record Alert! American Sydney McLaughlin has broken her own World Record and won the Women’s 400m Hurdles with a blistering 51.46. American Dalilah Muhammad finished in the Silver position – also under the previous World record time. Holland’s Femke Bol took the Bronze.

12:38pm: The other Australian pair – Riley Fitzsimmons and Jordan Wood – has finished its Mens Doubles 1000m heat in third place, and will head to the quarter-final later this afternoon with a time of 3:18.453.

12:35pm: Olympic Best Alert! In the Men’s Canoe Sprint Kayak Double 1000m, Australian pair Thomas Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen have advanced to the semi-final with an Olympic Best time of 3:08.773.

12:32pm: Sky Brown’s score has been beaten by Okamoto Misugu [JPN] in the third round with a 58.51. Three Japanese riders make the final – Sakura Yosozumi and Kodona Hiraki the other two to advance with Misugu.

12:29pm: She nailed her grinds and got some big air, but Olsen won’t advance any further than sixth in the qualifying rounds with a 34.37 on her third run. She qualifies through to the final, but will need to clean up her verts if she wants to hit the podium.

12:25pm: With 5:31 on the clock in the Women’s Basketball quarter-final, Serbia has made a massive comeback and now lead by 1 over China.

12:21pm: Minjee Lee is even par after four holes, however, Hannah Green has had a poor start +2 after three. Wei-Ling Hsu [TPE] has had an incredible start today, five under after six holes. She moves into the lead, up by 2 from Korea’s Inbee Park who is -3 after 10.

12:18pm: Olsen stumbles on her last trick, managing a 38.04 on her second run. She’s moved down to sixth position, but still currently qualifying for the final.

In the third 110m Hurdles semi-final, Grant Holloway [USA] and Hansle Parchment [JAM] have qualified for the finals, with times of 13.13 and 13.23 respectively.

12:14pm: Into the third quarter of the Women’s Basketball quarter-final clash between China and Serbia, and it’s China up 58-49.

12:11pm: An awesome first run by Olsen earns her a score of 44.03 to currently sit in fourth place. She’ll have two more runs to improve on her score in the Women’s Park event.

12:08pm: ROC has defeated Montenegro 32-26 in the Women’s Handball quarter-final.

In the second semi-final, more hurdles have gone down and Japanese racer Taio Kanai has crashed. American Devon Allen has qualified for the final with a time of 13.18, as has France’s Aurel Manga. A slower semi-final than the first, meaning third placed Jamaican Damion Thomas will not qualify.

12:06pm: Alyssa Bull has joined her fellow Aussie Alyce Wood in the semi-final to be held tomorrow in the Canoe Sprint 500m. She finished third in her heat.

12:05pm: 21 year old Aussie Poppy Olsen is about to hit the park course for the first time, as she looks to catch Sky Brown’s massive score and earn her spot into the final.

12:00pm: Hough unfortunately hit the first hurdle and was unable to get himself back high enough in his run to jump the remaining hurdles. Just like dominoes, the hurdles kept falling and Hough finishes last in his heat.

Ronald Levy [JAM] with a 13.23 and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde [FRA] in 13.25 have qualified for the final. The remaining athletes will wait to see if they are one of the next two fastest and also qualify.

Third placing Spaniard Asier Martinez ran a PB of 13.27.

11:59am: Coming up in just a moment, Australian Nicholas Hough in the 110m Hurdles semi-final.

On the Waterway, Alyce Wood finishes second in her Kayak Single 500m heat. She will progress to the semi final tomorrow. Alyssa Bull is next in her heat to see if she will join Wood tomorrow, or if she will race again later today.

11:52am: This is the current leader of the Women’s Park Skateboarding, 13-year-old Sky Brown has nailed her run. The composure to execute with the world’s eyes on you, ridiculously impressive first run.

11:47am: After two events in the Men’s Decathlon, Australian Ash Moloney is still in second on 1983 points. Cedric Dubler is 12th with 1785. The leader is Damian Warner, who broke records in both the 100m and long jump events.

11:44am: Hannah Green has the bucket hat on and she is ready! Her turn to tee off.

11:40am: Ash Moloney stays in second, while Cedric Dubler moves into fourth in the Long Jump for the Men’s Decathlon after jumping a 7.36, improving his 7.27. A few jumpers to go and we will confirm the points from both groups.

Women’s Kayak single 500m heats are underway. Aussie’s Alyce Wood and Alyssa Bull will compete in heat 3 and 4 respectively.

11:32am: A bit of a sore point for Australians… the Women’s Hockey semi-finals are getting underway. Australia of course lost to India in the quarter-finals, knocking it out of the competition in Tokyo.

First up this morning is Netherlands facing Great Britain.

11:29am: Minjee Lee opens her Golf campaign with a par on the first hole. Hannah Green is about half an hour away from teeing off.

11:28am: Sky Brown of Great Britain has nailed her first run in the Women’s Park event for Skateboarding, scoring 55.26 and sky rocketing to the top of the leaderboard. She still has two runs to go, but her first is almost three points ahead of next best Kokona Hiraki of Japan.

11:26am: Moloney is unable to improve his long jump, jumping a 7.40 on his second attempt. Dubler has failed his second attempt, currently sitting fifth with 7.27.

11:22am: Moloney is still in second after the first round of the Long Jump in the Men’s Decathlon.

At Sea Forest Waterway, Josephine Bulmer has finished 6th in her heat with a time of 53.354 and, like Wallace, will go to the quarter -inal later today for a second chance at making the final.

11:21am: Latvia’s Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs take the first set 21-16 in their Men’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal against Brazil’s Alison Cerutti and Alvaro Morais Filho.

11:18am: A close contest contest in the Women’s Basketball quarterfinal against China and Serbia, with Serbia leading 16-14 after the first quarter as both teams are hustling on looking to capitalise on rebounds and turnovers. Han Xu leads China with six points whereas Dragana Stanovic has six points also, for Serbia.

11:15am: Minjee Lee is up next on the tee, hitting the golf course for her first round.

Over on the waterway, Australian Bernadette Wallace has finished fifth in her C1 200m Canoe Sprint heat with a time of 48.209. She will receive a second chance at the final when she races in the quarter final later today. Josephine Bulmer is in the next heat of the C1 200m Canoe Sprint.

11:09am: The first heat of the Women’s Canoe Sprint C1 200m has been won by Liudmyla Luzan (UKR). Australian Bernadette Wallace is in the next heat.

11:08am: After a record-breaking 100m sprint, Canadian Damian Warner has followed up with an Olympic Record of 8.24 in the long jump for the Men’s Decathlon.

Unfortunately Belgium’s Thomas van der Plaesten has been wheeled from the long jump pit.

11:07am: The Women’s Handball quarter-final has tightened up, the ROC still hold a small lead 17-15 at the end of the first half.

11:05am: China has its first points of the through free throws via Han Xu however Serbia still lead 4-2 after two and a half minutes in the Women’s Basketball quarterfinal.

11:03am: Tip-off in the Women’s Basketball quarterfinal against China and Serbia. Serbia’s Ana Dabovic has the first two points of the game.

11:00am: The long jump segment in the Men’s Decathlon is underway, Moloney has jumped 7.64 on his first attempt, while Dubler was just short of this at 7.27. Two athletes have failed their first attempt.

10:56am: The pairs in the second quarter-final for the morning are set to hit the sand soon in the Men’s Beach Volleyball. Tacos and Plavins of Latvia up against Brazilian duo Cerutti and Morais Filho.

Indoors, Korea has won the second set in its Women’s Volleyball quarterfinal against Turkey, 25-17, to have the match split at one set apiece.

10:51am: Australia has had great success in and on the water so far this Olympics, and there is plenty of action still to come. Eight athletes will hit the Sea Forest Waterway for the heats.

10:48am: ROC is currently up 13-6 against Montenegro in its Women’s Handball quarter-final.

10:47am: In the Men’s Beach Volleyball quarterfinal, it’s Norway’s Anders Bernsten Mol and Christian Sandlie Sorum who advance to the semi-finals in a two-set victory, 21-17, 21-19 over Ilya Leshukov and Konstantin Semenov of the ROC.

10:41am: The Women’s Heptathlon is also underway on the track this morning with the 100m Hurdles.

10:36am: Biana Pagdanganan [PHI] has moved to the lead at -2 after six holes in the Golf.

10:29am: Mol and Sorum took the first set for Norway against ROC pair Leshukov and Semenov in the Beach Volleyball, 21-17.

The Men’s Javelin qualifying is underway, but unfortunately there are no Aussies in this event. There are three Australians in the Women’s Javelin final though, on Friday evening.

10:21am: ICYMI: If you slept in this morning you might have missed Australian Kareena Lee picking up a bronze medal in the Marathon Swimming – Australia’s first ever medal in the event. Here she is on the podium:

10:17am: The third heat of the Men’s Decathlon 100m and Aussie Moloney has a great run, finishing second with a PB of 10.34. He picks up 1013 points and is in the Silver position… with nine events to go!

10:11am: There is also a Beach Volleyball quarter-final underway this morning with number one team Mol and Sorum of Norway taking on Leshukov and Semenov of ROC. The Norwegians lead 13-10 in the opening set.

10:09am: Skateboarding Park heats are also underway this morning. Aussie Poppy Olsen is in the fourth heat.

Cedric Dubler has come third in his 100m Heat for the Decathlon. He collects 885 points. The Decathlon is all about collecting the most points across the 10 events.

10:05am: An update from the golf course, there is currently a four-way tie for first, with four players -1 so far today. The earliest group has just reached the sixth hole.

10:01am: A big morning for Australia and the action continues with Australian’s in the Women’s Golf. Hannah Green is due to tee off in about 40 minutes, while Minjee Lee will start just after 11:00am.

But first, the Men’s Decathlon 100m Heats are underway! Cedric Dubler in Heat 2 and Ash Moloney in Heat 3.

9:30am: MEDAL ALERT – Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) wins gold in the sprint at the end of the marathon sprint. She led most of the last lap, and won by a body length. The photo finish puts Sharon van Rouwendaal (NED) ahead of Kareena Lee (AUS) in a touch for silver, with the Aussie winning bronze.

It’s a shock result for Lee, who had never finished higher than seventh at a major championship. She was the first Aussie to be on the Australian Olympic Team, and it’s fitting because she’s the first medalist for Australia in the marathon swimming.

9:10am: With one lap to go, the field has split, with eight swimmers at the front, but Kareena Lee has made the split.

8:59am: After five laps, Lee is in fifth, and Ashley Twichell sits in first. The pace is expected to ramp up over the next lap to spread the field a bit.

8:40am: After four laps, Lee sits in sixth, behind Cunha (BRA), eight seconds back.

8:00am: After two laps (of seven), Ashley Twichell (USA) leads, ahead of Beck. Aussie hope Kareena Lee is in sixth.

7:45am: Leonie Beck (DEU) leads early, but Kareena Lee (AUS) is well placed in about fourth, and well inside the pack.

7:30am: We’re underway in the marathon swimming! The Women’s 10,000m Marathon Swimming kicks off the action today.

7:25am: Welcome back to the Inner Sanctum‘s Live Blog for Day 12 ofTokyo 2020. It’s great to have you back with us.

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