23/04/2024
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Lucien Delfour is up today in the Men's K-1 Canoe Slalom this afternoon Photo: Australian Olympic Team - Twitter

Day 4 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 Tokyo 2020. All Olympics we will keep you up to date as we go with all the action.

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

Catch up on last night’s updates with our podcast, Ascending Olympus, and our video segment, Five Rings in Five Minutes.

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

11:55pm: Medal Alert: Latvia has defeated ROC with a late two-point shot to take out the first-ever Men’s 3×3 Basketball Gold Medal. A comeback from a five-point deficit and fights through injuries highlighted a dramatic final. The final score of 21-18 was befitting of the match.

This is just Latvia’s 5th ever gold medal

11:52pm: The women’s singles semifinals at the are set, continuing this year of variety in women’s tennis results. Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic will take on Kazhakstan’s Elena Rybakina and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina will take on Czech Republic’s Markéta Vondroušová to see who will face off in the Gold Medal Match

11:49pm: In the 3×3 Basketball Gold Medal match, it’s the ROC leads Latvia 15-14

11:46pm: The ROC have recorded a big win on the sand, with the pairing Leshukov and Semenov have defeated the world number 1 Norweigan pair, Mol and Sorum, in straight sets. Leshukov and Semenov will top their Pool after that result.

11:41pm: The Kookaburra’s extend their winning run over the Black Sticks, recording a 4-2 victory. The Kookaburra’s will face Spain in their final Pool game on Friday.

11:37pm: Kane Russell pulls a goal back for the Black Sticks off the short corner. His second and New Zealand’s second goal of the game

11:36pm: Tom Whickham scores another one for Australia. the Kookaburra’s now 4-1 up with less than 2 and a half minutes to play

11:32pm: Australia has a 2 goal buffer with less than 5 minutes to play. Tim Brand finds Blake Govers behind the New Zealand keeper who taps in Australia’s third

11:29pm: We have a breakthrough! With 10 minutes to go, Tim Brand breaks the 1-1 deadlock and scores his second goal of the game.

11:26pm: Earlier, Aussie pair Mariafe Artacho de Solar and Taliqua Clancy defeated Italian pair Viktoria Menegatti and Orsi Toth. The win secured the pair a spot in the Round of 16, with one group game still to play against ROC combination Nadezda Makroguzova and Svetlana Kholomina on Friday.

11:22pm: Could there be an upset brewing on the Sand? ROC pair Leshukov and Semenov have taken the first set against Norweigan world number 1 Mol and Sorum

11:17pm: Medal Alert Daiki Hashimoto has done it! Taking out the Men’s Individual All-Around gold with a score of 88.465, it’s the third consecutive gold in this event for Japan. Rounding out the podium in silver Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) 88.065, Nikita Nagornyy (ROC) won bronze with a score of 88.031.

Medal Alert:

10:56pm: It’s all tied up at half time in the Men’s Hockey, with neither Australia nor New Zealand recording a second score. Between New Zealand’s tight, wall-like defence and Australia’s ruthless attack, it’s shaping up to be an exciting match.

10:54pm: After 7 minutes of stoppage time, it ends in heartbreak for the Olyroos. After an incredible first-up win against Argentina, Their Tokyo 2020 campaign is over, going down 2-0 to Egypt, and will not progress beyond the group stage.

read the match report here

10:53pm: Medal Alert:

10:48pm: Mariafe Artacho de Solar and Taliqua Clancy have won their second match in Tokyo, 2 sets to 0 over Italian opponents Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth (22-20, 21-19). The Australian pair were aggressive and accurate when swinging and found the sand at crucial times to secure the win in a tight match.

10:46pm: Argentina have scored an equaliser against Spain in their group game

10:45pm: The Olyroos have conceded again, Egypt now holding an insurmountable 2-0 advantage. Three minutes plus added time to go.

10:44pm: Big movement ahead of the final rotation in the Men’s Individual All-Around Final, Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) continues to hold in first with 73.999, Nikita Nagornyy sits in second with 73.665 and Daiki Hashimoto (JPN) is in third with 73.532. All three are on High Bar now, which was Hashimoto’s best event in qualifying earlier this week.

10:42pm: In a similar run of points to the first set, Australia has worked its way in front on the beach volleyball court through strong attacks and smart serving to take a 16-12 lead.

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10:39pm: 10 minutes to go! Crunch time for the Olyroos, still a goal behind against Egypt but the Aussies are pressing heavily for the equaliser. It’s now or never for Graham Arnold’s side.

Medal Alert China’s Shi Zhiyong takes out gold in the Weightlifting Men’s 73kg, breaking Olympic and World Records, his first Olympic Record was a 166kg snatch lift, unable to beat his previous world record of 169kgs, the second Olympic Record came in the clean and jerk equalling his World Record of 198kgs, previously set in 2019. For a combined score of 364kg beating his own World Record by 1kg.

10:36pm: Scores are level at quarter-time in the Men’s Hockey, with Australia and New Zealand with one goal each. Tim Brand (AUS) and Kane Russell (NZL) are the scorers.

10:35pm: Sun Wei scores a 14.966 on Parallel bars but looks to be in some serious pain after the dismount, there’s one rotation to go and he’ll be finishing on high bar.

10:33pm: Italy takes the early lead in the second set of the beach volleyball 7-5, looking to draw level and stay in this match. Artacho de Solar and Clancy getting poor touches on the Italian’s attack, caught between having a presence at the net and moving back to defend.

10:31pm: Kane Russell has levelled the scores for the Kiwis in the Men’s Hockey, with a flick shot from a penalty corner. The score is 1-1 with a minute remaining in the first quarter

10:29pm: Spain has scored against Argentina in their group game

10:27pm: GOAL AUSTRALIA! The Kookaburra’s are on the board against New Zealand through Tim Brand with the flick past the New Zealand goalkeeper

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10:26pm: Aussie pair Artacho del Solar and Clancy take the first set against Italians Menegatti and Orsi Toth 22-20. A tight opening set, the Australian pair able to hit the sand with their attacking play when it mattered most.

10:22pm: Massive high bar routine from Kitazano (JPN), scoring a 14.400 he’ll await results from the rest of the rotation but he’s now pushing for medal contention.

Both Japanese men are on fire in the fifth rotation, with Hashimoto nailing his parallel bar routine scoring a 15.300, the second-highest score on any apparatus so far today.

10:22pm: Since taking a time out at 10-12, Artacho de Solar and Clancy have strung together a series of good points to take a small lead in the opening set, 19-18.

10:21pm: less than 30 minutes to play at the Miyagi Stadium and the score remains Australia 0-1 Egypt. Graham Arnold’s half-time changes appear to have energised the Aussies as they have started the second half firmly on the front foot.

10:14pm: Australian pair Mariafe Artacho de Solar and Taliqua Clancy currently trail Italian pair Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth by two points (10-12) in the opening set of their Pool E Beach Volleyball match.

Medal Alert: China has won Bronze in the 3×3 Basketball against World number 1 France

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Coming up tomorrow: It could be another BIG day for Australia in the Pool tomorrow. Make sure you plan your lunch breaks at work accordingly!

10:06pm: The Australian Kookaburra’s are about to hit the field in the Men’s Hockey taking on Trans- Tasman rivals New Zealand

10:01pm: The second half is about to get underway at Miyagi Stadium between the Olyroos and Egypt. A vital 45 minutes for Australia to keep their campaign alive

9:59pm: After four rotations Daiki Hashimoto (JPN) has slipped out of the top three, China’s Xiao Ruoteng and Sun Wei are in first and second respectively and the ROC’s Nikita Nagornyy is in third, Hashimoto and Japanese youngster Takeru Kitazono sit in fourth and fifth respectively, with Kitazono competing in a separate group to the rest of the top five.

9:56pm: The Netherlands have won a thriller over Spain in the Women’s Water Polo, 14-13, with a winner with 42 seconds remaining

COMING UP NOW: Aussie pair Mariafe Artacho de Solar and Taliqua Clancy hit the sand in the Women’s Beach Volleyball, taking on Italians Marta Mennegati and Viktoria Orsi Toth

9:47pm: In the other crucial game, Spain and Argentina are locked 0-0 at Half Time.

9:46pm: In the dying moments of the first half the Egyptians have drawn first blood. Ramadan Sobi providing the assist for Ahmed Rayan who tapped home from close range, Egypt’s first goal of the tournament.

9:44pm: Australia has qualified fastest for the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay, ahead of the United States, with a strong time of 7.44.61

9:34pm: We have passed the half-hour mark and neither side has been able to break the deadlock, though the Aussies are slowly working themselves into the game. Olyroos 0-0 Egypt

9:31pm. ICYMI, Japan secured another Gold medal to continue their gold rush at their home games, extending their lead at the top of the medal tally.

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9:26pm: Australian Mitch Larkin has won his 200 Individual Medley heat and is through to the Semi-Finals

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Medal Alert the Republic of Korea has won its first Fencing Gold beating Italy 45-26 in the Men’s Team Sabre Final, Hungary won the Bronze earlier today defeating Germany. (edited) 

9:23pm: Serbia has taken the first set in their Mixed Doubles match against Brazil 6-3, and the second set is on serve at 2-2

In the Men’s Doubles, the USA has defeated Germany 6-3, 7-6

9:17pm: Scores remain locked at 0-0 18 minutes into the Olyroos clash with Egypt. Egypt getting plenty of looks in at goal, firing in many shots and creating many chances from the corners

9:12pm: After two rotations Daiki Hashimoto (JPN) remains in first with a score of 29.999, pulling out a massive score of 15.166 on the Pommel Horse, Chinese duo Sun Wei and Xiao Ruoteng sit in second and third with scores of 29.466 and 29.400 respectively

9:10pm: Brendon Smith finishes second in his heat, posting a time of 1.58.57

9:06pm: Aussie pair Mitch Larkin and Brendon Smith are about to compete in their heats in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley

9:00pm: We’re just moments away from kick-off in the Olyroos match against Egypt. The Aussie youngsters need to walk away from the match with at least a draw to advance to the quarter finals.

8:57pm: MEDAL ALERT – Japan’s Chizuru Arai has won gold in the Women’s 70kg Judo over Austrian Michaela Polleres

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In the Men’s 3×3 Basketball, Latvia have progressed to the Gold Medal Match after thumping Belgium 21-8 in the semi-final

8:55pm: What a swim from Tatjana Schoenmaker breaking the Olympic Record in the Women’s 200m Breastroke. The South African was just 0.05 seconds shy of the World Record with a time of 2:19.16

8:54pm: The Hockeyroos have sealed a 1-0 win over Japan in their Group B matchup of the Women’s Hockey. Maddie Fitzpatrick’s goal remained the difference, and the Hockeyroos are still undefeated at Tokyo 2020.

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8:52pm: ICYMI: Fiji has done it again, beating New Zealand to win Gold in the Rugby Sevens.

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8:50pm: The Hockeyroos continue to lead 1-0, despite Renee Taylor’s yellow card, with 2:5-0 left on the clock, Japanese Keeper Asano has well and truly kept them in this match.

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In the Individual Grand Prix Dressage final of the Equestrian, Sabine Schut-Kery (USA) leads with a score of 84.300%, with one group remaining

8:49: In the Judo (Women’s 70kg), Sanne van Dijke (NED) has taken Bronze ahead of Giovanna Scocimarro (DEU) by Ippon

8:48pm: In the other Mixed Doubles matches, the ROC duo of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev has beaten the Croatian combination of Darija Jurak and Ivan Dodig in three sets, 5-7, 6-4, 11-9.

Meanwhile, German Pair of Laura Siegemund and Kevin Krawietz has taken the first set against the USA (Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Rajeev Ram)

8:43pm: Early in the fourth quarter, the Hockeyroos’ Renee Taylor has been yellow carded, but still lead 1-0 with 10:30. They have dominated this match, but have been unable to convert on the scoreboard

8:41pm: In the Men’s Sabre Team Final, the South Korean team lead the Italian team three matches to none.

In the final of the Men’s All-Around Artistic Gymnastics, Daiki Hashimoto (JPN) leads with 14.833 over Ruoteng Xiao (CHN) and Caio Souza (BRZ)

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8:39pm: Novak Djokovic and partner Nine Stojanovic have opened their Mixed Doubles match against Brazilian duo Luisa Stefani and Marcelo Melo. It’s currently 1-0 to Serbia.

In the Men’s Doubles, American Duo Tenys Sandgren and Austin Krajicek have taken the first set ahead of the German Jan-Lennard Struff and Alexander Zverev 6-3. The second set is on serve, 2-2

In the other matchup on Pool B of the Women’s Hockey, Argentina lead China 2-0

8:35pm: Tristian Hollard finishes in fourth in the fourth heat of the 200m backstroke finishing with a time of 1:57.24, he’ll advance to the semi-finals tomorrow.

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8:24pm: Hockeyroos score! Madison Fitzpatrick puts a goal away early in the third quarter against Japan. Despite dominating first half the Hockeyroos couldn’t put away any of their six shots and currently lead 1-0.

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8:22pm: Sam Stosur and Ellen Perez’s doubles chances are on the cusp of ending after losing the first set to Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic and Vikorija Golubic 6-4. They are currently down a break in the second and need to mount a comeback to keep their hopes alive.

8:20pm: In Football updates, in Group D, Brazil won 3-1 over Saudi Arabia while Germany and Cote d’Ivoire played a 1-all draw. In Group B action, Romania and New Zealand played out a nil-all draw as the Republic of Korea comprehensively took care of Honduras, 6-0, with a hatrick to Uijo Hwang.

8:19pm: Surprising no one, Cate Campbell joins Emma Mckeon in advancing to the 100m Freestyle semi-final.

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8:17pm: Emma McKeon’s fantastic Olympics continues breaking the Olympic Record in the 100m Freestyle with a time of 52.13, second place in the heat Siobhan Haughey additionally broke an Asian Record with a time of 52.70.

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8:15pm: MEDAL ALERT Hungary has won a fencing bronze medal in the men’s sabre team, winning 45-40 over Germany. Aron Szilagyi was the final competitor for Hungary and claimed the win.

7:59pm: Australia maintains its perfect record at Tokyo 2020 with a 86-83 win over Italy. The Boomers were lead Jock Landale who had 18 points and seven rebounds, and 16 points with seven rebounds from Patty Mills. Joe Ingles and Aron Baynes each scored 14 points.

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7:57pm: Patty Mills is fouled on the inbound pass after Italy get a bucket, going to the line for two shots. Mills made both free throws to lead 86-81 but a fast-break bucket from Italy scored another two points as Australia took a timeout with 4.3 seconds to go.

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7:54pm: Matisse Thybulle has made two clutch free-throws to have the Boomers lead 84-79 with 14.9 seconds remaining against Italy who take a timeout.

Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic have taken the first set 4-6 over Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur.

7:48pm: Australia has entered a timeout with an 80-73 lead with two and a half minutes to go in the game. Jock Landale has 18 points while Joe Ingles and Aron Baynes have 14 points.

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Switzerland’s pair of Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic were serving for the first set though Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur get the break back.

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7:34pm: It’s three quarter time against Australia and Italy in the basketball. The Boomers lead 65-62 after a Nick Kay shot on the buzzer. Jock Landale and Aron Baynes have 14 points while Patty Mills is also in double-digits with 12 points.

It’s halftime in Group B’s Football matches, with Romania and New Zealand holding firm at 0-0, while the Republic of Korea lead 3-0 over Honduras with a brace to Uijo Hwang.

7:30pm: The Hockeyroos are in action against Japan, looking to improve their perfect 2-0 record at Tokyo 2020 thus far.

7:22pm: MEDAL ALERT Fiji go back-to-back! After Rio 2016 gold, the Fiji men have done it again in the Rugby Sevens, beating New Zealand 27-12 in the final.

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Coming out of a timeout in the basketball, Australia leads Italy 56-52. Jock Landale and Aron Baynes leads the Boomers with 12 points each.

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7:20pm: Fiji scores first in the second half of its gold medal clash with New Zealand in the rugby sevens, a Asaeli Tuivuaka try giving the side a 24-12 advantage which might just have sealed another gold for the defending champions.

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7:14pm: Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur are serving first in their women’s doubles quarterfinal, up one game already against Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic. In the first round of mixed doubles action, Ash Barty and John Peers take the win against their Argentinian opponents in two sets, 6-1, 7-6.

7:11pm: New Zealand take advantage in the final play of the first half in its gold medal match against Fiji in the rugby sevens, scoring a try and converting to stay in the contest, trailing 19-12 to Fiji.

7:08pm: A quick game of rugby sevens as Fiji score another try and convert the goal to go up 19-5 in the gold medal game against New Zealand.

7:06pm: Fiji extends its lead in the rugby sevens gold medal game though New Zealand get an immediate reply, the score reading 12-5 Fiji’s way.

7:03pm: Fiji get out in front early in the rugby sevens gold medal game, Meli Derenalagi scoring the try, leading 5-0 with a missed conversion.

7:00pm: Australia trail by one point against Italy in the basketball. The Boomers are being lead by Aron Baynes, Jock Landale and Nick Kay, each on seven points at the half.

Novak Djokovic’s quest for the golden slam continues, the Serbian overcoming Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in two sets, 6-3, 6-1.

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New Zealand and Fiji’s gold medal rugby sevens match has begun. Fiji is looking to make it back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the sport, winning at Rio 2016.

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6:50pm: In Group D Football action, Saudi Arabia and Brazil is locked at 1-1, while Germany and Cote d’Ivoire is 0-0 as each team heads into the rooms for halftime.

MEDAL ALERT Argentina is celebrating a rugby sevens bronze medal win, prevailing over Great Britain 17-12. It’s the nation’s first medal in the sport after finishing six at Rio 2016 while Great Britain couldn’t add to its silver five years ago.

6:47pm: Almost immediately after Great Britain tied the scores, Argentina’s Ignacio Mendy scored a try to give his side the 17-15 lead with two minutes left in the bronze medal match.

6:46pm: Great Britain has drawn level with Argentina in the rugby sevens bronze medal match with three and a half minutes remaining, the scores locked at 12-all.

6:43pm: It took Australia almost two and a half minutes to score in the second quarter as Italy went on a 5-0 run before Aron Baynes sunk a three-pointer.

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6:40pm: Argentina fight back in the rugby sevens bronze medal match against Great Britain to lead 12-5 at the half.

6:38pm: Australia’s beach volleyballers Damien Schumann and Chris McHugh have lost their game against Spain in two sets, 21-16, 21-16. It’s the third loss of the tournament for the pair, sitting fourth in Pool A.

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6:36pm: It’d dead-even at the quarter-time break in the basketball between the Boomers and Italy, 25-all. Patty Mills leads the Australians with seven points whereas Matisse Thybulle and Aron Baynes each have five points.

6:33pm: Great Britain has the first score of the bronze medal rugby sevens match, the try going to Ben Harris though the conversion was missed so it’s a 5-0 lead over Argentina.

6:30pm: Italy take a timeout with less than three minutes remaining in he first quarter. Patty Mills has seven points.

The men’s rugby sevens bronze medal match is underway against Argentina and Great Britain.

Group B Football matches between Romania and New Zealand and the Republic of Korea and Honduras are also underway.

6:27pm: Halfway through the first quarter, the Boomers lead Italy 13-9. Patty Mills and Matisse Thybulle each have three points.

Saudi Arabia have equalised in their Group D Football match against Brazil, courtesy of an Abdulelah Alamri header.

6:24pm: South Africa score on the last play of the game in its rugby sevens match against the USA, winning the game 28-7 and in doing so, finish fifth.

6:20pm: The Boomers second game of Tokyo 2020 against Italy has tipped off. The starting five for Australia is Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova, Aron Baynes and Jock Landale. The Boomers won against Nigeria in their first game.

Australia’s beach volleyballers Damien Schumann and Chris McHugh have lost the first set 21-16.

South Africa has taken an even greater lead in its rugby sevens match against the USA, leading 21-7 on the stroke of full-time.

6:16pm: Brazil has struck first in its Group D Football match against Saudi Arabia, leading 1-0 after 14 minutes with a goal to Matheus Cunha. The other Group D Football match between Germany and Cote d’Ivoire is still without a score.

6:14pm: Boxer Skye Nicholson has fallen agonisingly short of claiming a Women’s Featherweight quarter-final win, losing by points, 3-2.

6:09pm: South Africa lead again in the rugby sevens, scoring with the last play of the game, taking a 14-7 lead after the first half.

Australian boxer Skye Nicholson leads on two cards, draw on two and down on one going into the last.

6:08pm: MEDAL ALERT – Filippo Ganna finishes in fifth, and Dennis will seal bronze medal in the individual time trial. A brilliant ride for Dennis vindicates his decision to skip the road race on Saturday, and is redemption after he crashed while in the bronze medal position at Rio 2016. An incredible achievement for Dennis.

It’s also a redemption story for Roglic, who crashed out of the Tour de France three weeks ago, after finishing second last year.

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6:07pm: A fast start by both South Africa and the USA in the 5th and 6th-place match of men’s rugby sevens after four and a half minutes, the scores are tied 7-all.

6:04pm: Stefan Kung (SUI) comes in 0.4s behind Dennis, and into fourth place, with Filippo Ganna still on course. Dennis remains in the bronze medal position.

5:59pm – Primoz Roglic (SLO) has crossed the line with a new best time. He’s finished in 55:04.19 and has blown the doors of Dumoulin, by almost a minute. That will almost certainly be enough for gold.

At the final time check, Dennis is 5th after all riders are through. He’s 6.5 seconds out of a medal position at the moment, and 49.84s behind Roglic’s time.

5:56pm – Lucien Delfour has recorded another superb time in the men’s C1 slalom of 91.12 seconds, but will take his first time of 91.10 which places him second on the day with just two competitors to come. The semi-final takes in the top 18 scores and will be completed tomorrow – Delfour has rocketed into medal contention for Australia.

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Djokovic has broken his Spanish opponent, to lead 4-1 in the opening set.

5:53pm – It’s a very tight race in the Men’s Time Trial. At the final time check, Dennis is currently second, 49.84 seconds down on Roglic. As all riders have been through the second last check, Dennis is second, 0.72s ahead of Dumoulin, and 1.33s ahead of Ganna.

Tom Dumoulin has crossed the line fastest so far, in 56:05.58s – it will be a tough ask for Dennis, Roglic and Ganna to catch him and win Gold.

5:51pm – Despite a late scare with a yellow card taking the Australians down to six players and a penalty given to the Canadians, they are able to keep Canada scoreless in the second half with a final score of 26-7.

Australia finishes seventh in the Men’s Rugby Sevens competition.

5:49pm – At the second time check, Dennis is currently second, conceding 30s to Primoz Roglic (SLO). He’s also caught Geraint Thomas (GBR), who started 90 seconds ahead of him. Dennis is still in contention, and still half a second head of Tom Dumoulin (NED).

Lachie Miller puts another one away for the Australians, they’ll take out 7th place at Tokyo 2020 while the Canadians will finish in 8th, with 30 seconds to go the scoreline is 26-7.

5:44pm – Novak Djokovic is on court against Alejandro Avidovich Fokina, the match is on serve.

Australia scores again in the Sevens, captain Nick Malouf putting another try on the board for the Aussies who lead Canada 19-7.

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5:41pm – There are five riders within ten seconds, at that time check, so there is no margin for error for any of the riders.

In the Men’s 470 Class earlier today, Australians Belcher and Ryan are in first after the opening two races of the 10 race event. They finished second in the first race and fifth in the second.

5:39pm – Lachlan Anderson has scored another try for the Aussies putting them back in the lead 12-7 at half time.

All riders are now across the half way mark on the course. Roglic is fastest, and Filippo Ganna is third, just 0.52 seconds ahead of Dennis. Some of these favourites will wind up the pace in the second half, but Dennis is looking good so far.

5:35pm – Canada has responded immediately with Connor Braid scoring a try.

5:34pm – The Aussie Sevens are on the board in their seventh place match against Canada. With 5 minutes to go in the first half Nathan Lawson has scored for Australia.

5:33pm – Dennis goes through the halfway mark 9 seconds slower than Roglic, with a handful of riders still to come. While he does have a habit of finishing strongly, it will take a big effort from Dennis here, with Ganna and others still behind him.

5:26pm – All riders have now gone through the first time check. World Champion Filippo Ganna (ITA) (on a red bike, because red goes faster) has gone through fastest. Primoz Roglic is second, and Tom Dumoulin (NED) is third. Rohan Dennis is fifth, less than eight seconds down.

5:21pm – The Australian Rugby Sevens team is back in action in under 10 minutes, playing Canada for seventh place. Here is how the team will line up in its final game:

5:19pm – Rohan Dennis is 7.1 seconds behind Primoz Roglic (SLO) at the first time check (9.4km). The GPS is saying he’s the virtual leader (those GPS calculations can be wrong), but Dennis is hoping to be flying. He sat out Saturday’s road race to ensure he was fresh for this event.

5:15pm – James Willett and Thomas Grice have fallen to 15th and 24th through three rounds of the Men’s Trap Shooting. They’ll need to post strong scores in the final two rounds to catch up.

5:09pm – The Men’s Canoe Slalom K1 second heat run is underway, Australian Lucien Delfour will be back on the water soon after posting an opening run of 91.10 (the second fastest run in Heat 1).

5:04pm – Richie Porte has finished 11th (so far) in the Men’s Individual Time Trial. Rigoberto Uran (COL) is the new leader with 57:18.69. Rohan Dennis is now out on course.

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4:59pm – China has won the Men’s 3m Synchronised Springboard, the United States got the silver and the Germans with a massive final dive has won bronze coming from 6th after the first dive.

4:55pm – Jess Fox has finished her second heat with a time of 110.93. Her first run (109.96) was her best and has her sitting in fifth ahead of tomorrow’s semifinals.

4:51pm – Team USA have fired a warning shot in the men’s basketball, and have found some form. They dominated Iran 120-66, with a team performance and strong contributions from all team members. Damien Lillard had 21 points, and Kevin Durant had 10/5/3.

4:49pm – Jess Fox is set to hit the water again in about five minutes for her second run in the Canoe Slalom heats.

4:40pm – Remco Evenepoel has caught the next rider on the road, Tao Geoghan Hart (GBR), which means he’s taken three minutes on Geoghan Hart. Evenepoel has taken a few seconds on the lead of Houle as well, and is on track to be leading the race when he gets to the finish.

4:32pm – Will and Sam Phillips are currently third through four races in the Men’s 49er Sailing Class. Jake Lilley is in ninth in the Finn Class, also through four races. Nia Jerwood and Monique de Vries are seventh after one Women’s 470 Class Race.

4:31pm – Richie Porte is being caught by his 90s man, Remco Evenepoel (BEL) at the half way point. This means Porte has given up 90s to the man who started behind him. Evenepoel is a couple of seconds behind the race leading pace, but he’s putting together a good time trial. Porte on the other hand, is not having a great ride.

4:28pm – A walk-off 4-3 win against the Dominican Republic in the bottom of the ninth inning confirmed Japan’s ranking as the number one nation in the world.

Trailing 3-1 in baseball’s opening game of Tokyo 2020 heading into the final chance to keep the game alive, and after a lead-off flyout, five of Japan’s next six batters each singled as runners advanced on any contact. This lead to a Sakamoto Hayato hit into centrefield that scored the winning run.

4:25pm – After three rounds China’s Wang/Xie is 17.5 points clear of second-place Americans Capobianco/Hixon in the Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard.

4:20pm – Breaking News – Simone Biles has withdrawn from the Individual All-Around final: It has yet to be determined whether she will participate in the individual apparatus finals next week. Jade Carey will compete in Biles’ place alongside Sunisa Lee, the American had the ninth-highest score in qualifying however missed out due to the two gymnasts per country quota.

4:16pm – ICYMI: It was a busy morning for Australia as it won three gold medals and two bronze medals in one hour of competition.

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4:15pm – Richie Porte has gone through the first time check in eighth, 40.12 seconds down on Hugo Houle. It’s a concerning sight ahead of the remaining 35km of the course.

4:11pm – Kei Nishikori’s hopes of Olympic Gold in his home Games are still alive after defeating Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 7-6 6-0.

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4:10pm – NEW OLYMPIC RECORD: Abdullah’s second attempt is unsuccessful, unable to stand in the clean. However, on his third and final attempt, he is successful lifting 190kg, finishing with a total of 342, 2kg off an Olympic Record for the total score as well.

4:08pm – Abdullah will finish the group in 1st with a successful 180kg first attempt, currently, he has a total of 332kg. He’ll attempt a 190kg lift with his second attempt and if successful he will establish the Olympic record in the clean and jerk for men’s 73kg.

Nikias Arndt (DEU) is the first rider finished on the Individual Time Trial Course, with a 58:49.32. he’s been overtaken immediately by Hugo Houle (CAN) with a 57:56.46. There are plenty of riders hoping to beat that time who are still on course.

4:07pm – The second run of the Women’s Canoe Slalom C1 heats is underway. Jess Fox will be last to hit the water.

4:05pm – Over in the Baseball, a ninth-innings lead-off double to Erick Mejia worked well for the Dominican Republic who extended its lead to 3-1 via an RBI double from Gustavo Nunez.

Two consecutive strikeouts from Japan’s pitcher Kuribayashi Ryoji ended the top half of the inning and the threat of more runs to the Dominican Republic. It’s now the last chance for the host nation to keep the game alive, trailing by two runs.

4:04pm – Alhumayd will not go for his third attempt, unwrapping his wrists backstage. Despite lifting successfully Cardenas Estrada’s third attempt is quickly ruled as unsuccessful before he gets the bar up, a challenge has been requested.

Cardenas Estrada’s challenge is successful the 175 kg lift will stand giving him a total of 320, we now have Rahmat Abdullah’s three attempts to come.

4:00pm – Mexico’s Jorge Adan Cardenas Estrada has a successful first attempt with a 170kg lift, Alhumayd attempts a 175kg lift on his second, however, fails to pick the bar up into the clean and grabs at his left hamstring as he walks away.

Cardenas Estrada also attempts a 175kg lift, and fails on the jerk, struggling to stand upright once the bar was over his head.

3:57pm – Before Wakeling’s final lift, Mahmoud Alhumayd is successful in his first attempt with a 165kg lift. The Aussie’s final attempt is a successful 166kg lift, he finishes with a total of 291, Alhumayd remains ahead of the Australian who didn’t miss a single lift today.

The first of the Aussie hopes in the Men’s Individual Time Trial, Richie Porte is on the course! 

3:52pm – Wakeling is successful in his second attempt in the clean and jerk with a 162kg lift, he’s got one more lift to go following this.

3:50pm – Lucien Delfour remains in second place after the first run of the Men’s Canoe Slalom K1 heats. He is well placed to make it through to the semifinals. The second run is coming up after Jess Fox’s Canoe Slalom C1 second run.

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3:48pm – For his third attempt, Moum goes for 151kg, he is successful and finishes with a total of 278. Australian Brandon Wakeling’s is successful with his first attempt, a 158kg lift, he’s guaranteed to finish ahead of Moum in the group now.

3:46pm – After three rounds, both Australians Laetisha Scanlan and Penny Smith are in the top six of the Women’s Trap Shooting qualifying on 73 and 72 points respectively. They need to remain inside the top six to qualify for the finals.

3:45pm – Morroco’s Abderrahim Moum is first up in the clean and jerk in the Men’s 73kg Weightlifting, he attempted a 142kg lift on his first attempt, after jury review it was deemed a no  lift, he’ll attempt 142kg again in his second attempt.

3:40pm – Aussie Delfour paddles down the Canoe Slalom course in his kayak, in the first run of the men’s heats. A strong first run, Delfour finishes in 91.10 seconds with no penalties to move into second with three competitors remaining. He was pumped with that time and the clean run. The second run of the heat is at 5:00pm AEST.

3:36pm – ICYMI: Simone Biles pulled out of the Artistic Gymnastics team event last night. Hear from Simone Biles as the Tokyo 2020 Team Silver Medallist explains her decision to withdraw from the team event following the first rotation last night.

3:33pm – The number one seed, Czech Republic has fought back from a set down against Australia, 3-6 6-4 [10]-[7]. The result means Ash Barty and Storm Sanders are knocked out of the women’s doubles.

Minutes away now from Australian Lucien Delfour competing in the Men’s K1 (Kayak) Canoe Slalom.

3:31pm – The Australians are back in it thanks to a beautiful volley at the net from Ash Barty.

3:28pm – Abdullah is now well out in front with a 152kg lift on his final attempt, just 6kg off the Olympic Record.

Czech Republic takes the lead with a min-break in match tiebreak. Work to do for the Australians.

3:27pm – Team USA has come out to make a statement in the first half against Iran in the Men’s Basketball. Damian Lillard has put up 18 points to help the US lead 60-30.

3:25pm – Cardenas Estrada goes for the 145kg snatch on his third attempt, getting it done easy. Alhumayd attempts the same weight but fails to stand, he’ll have to settle for a 141kg snatch, and will look to climb the ranking in the clean and jerk.

Abdullah still has two attempts left and has gone for the 147kg with success, he’ll finish the snatch in first with the clean and jerk lifts still to come. Wakeling sits in 5th in the group after this round.

3:23pm – The Czech pair break Barty’s service game and the tennis is off to a match tiebreak. Czech republic take the second set 6-4.

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3:22pm – Japan has halved the deficit against the Dominican Republic in the opening baseball game at Tokyo 2020, trailing 2-1 after seven complete innings. With one out and two runners in scoring positions, a groundout from Murakami Munetaka allowed Asamura Hideto to score from third.

3:21pm – In a razor thin fight, Australia’s Paulo Aokuso has gone down to Gazimagomed Jalidov by split decision (4-1) in the Men’s light heavyweight Round of 16.

The Spaniard controlled the ring for a majority of the fight and landed clean combinations. His mixture of body and head punches in the first and third round ultimately won him the fight.

Aokuso did well to fight backing up, taking the second round on all scorecards. His head movement and short right hook were on full display despite the loss.

3:16pm – ICYMI: Earlier this afternoon, Australia’s Grace Brown came fourth and just missed out on a medal in the Women’s Individual Time Trial. Sarah Gigante also put down a great time and took a turn sitting in the hot seat momentarily.

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3:14pm – An incredible back and forth fight between Aokuso and Jalidov. Both fighters have landed big combinations. Aokuso wins the second on all five cards to level on three cards and lead on two.

The Czech’s hold to lead 5-4 on serve in the second. It’s up to the Aussies to keep themselves in the second set.

A big lift from Saudi Arabia’s Mahmoud Alhumayd with a 135kg lift on his first attempt, Mexico’s Jorge Adan Cardenas Estrada attempts a 140kg lift but falls before getting to an upright position.

3:11pm – Wakeling is successful in his third attempt, pointing to the Olympic rings and team Australia logo on his chest.

In the Boxing ring, it’s been a tight first round between Aokuso and Jalidov. The Spaniard leads on three scorecards.

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3:09pm – Australia’s Wakeling is now on his third attempt, going for 125kgs after a solid lift on his second attempt of 120kgs.

The number one seeds have escaped danger, preventing Ash Barty and Storm Sanders from breaking in the second set, and now lead 4-3.

3:08pm – The Men’s Individual Time Trial is underway. While neither Richie Porte nor Rohan Dennis are going to be on course for a little while, we will keep you posted for the progress of the event.

3:07pm – Paula Badosa has been forced to retire from her 4th round Women’s Singles match. The scorching Tokyo weather wreaking havoc on the tennis.

3:05pm – Brandon Dean Wakeling is up in the Men’s 73kg Weightlifting attempting a 115kg lift in his first attempt and gets through it with ease.

The first runs have been been scored in the opening game of the baseball tournament at Tokyo 2020 with the Dominican Republic taking a 2-0 lead over Japan at the top of the seventh inning. A two-out RBI double into leftfield from Charlie Valerio plated two runs as Japan go to the bullpen in an attempt to prevent any further damage to the scoreboard.

3:03pm – The Women’s Doubles is on serve in the second (3-3), after Australia took the opening set. It’s a really tight set, but Barty and Sanders have answered the challenge set by the Czech’s.

Australian Paulo Aokuso up now in men’s light heavyweight boxing against Spain’s Gazimagomed Jalidov.

3:00pm – In Race 2 of the Men’s 470 the Australians Matthew Belcher and Will Ryan have finished in 5th, the Spanish pair of Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez finished in first with more races to come later in the day.

2:57pm – It’s still a few hours away but Patty Mills is certainly pumped up for the Boomer’s second match of Tokyo 2020 against Italy at 6:20pm AEST.

2:52pm – Czech Republic regains its composure to lead 2-1 on serve in the second set against Ash Barty and Storm Sanders.

2:49pm – The match has been held up momentarily by an argument between the Czech team and the chair umpire.

2:42pm – Jess Fox paddles down the course for her first run in the Canoe Slalom, she hits two early gates (3 & 5) for four seconds of penalties. She finishes with a time of 1:09.96, the second fastest run in the first run of heats.

2:38pm – Australia has taken a comfortable first set against the first seeds, the Czech Republic, 6-3.

2:35pm – After her bronze medal winning performance in the Women’s Kayak on Tuesday, Jess Fox is back in action for the Women’s Canoe Slalom shortly. She is the last to go in this heat, in four paddlers’ time.

2:32pm – Australia is one game away from taking the first set off the number one seeds. They lead 5-2 with the Czech team serving the stay in the opening set.

2:30pm – ICYMI: The new Oarsome Foursome collected its GOLD medal after an impressive performance to hold on for first place in the Men’s Fours Rowing. This followed the women’s gold medal winning performance just 20 minutes prior.

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2:25pm – The first break goes Australia’s way and it’s consolidated by the duo as well. Barty and Sanders ahead 4-1 in the opening set.

2:22pm – It’s on serve in the opening set of the Women’s Doubles match, where Ash Barty and Storm Sanders are taking on Czech first seeds Babora krtjcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

2:20pm – Australian Aoife Coughlan defeated by Germany’s Giovanna Scoccimarro. The throw by the German resulted in an Ippon and 10-0 victory to move to the quarterfinals.

2:18pm – Fabio Fognini [ITA] [15] fought back to level the sets with Daniil Medvedev [ROC] [2] before having one of his characteristic ‘moments’ in the third set. The fiery Italian was broken early in the decider and proceeded to launch his racquet into the sky, and watch on as it eventually hit the court, pirouetting 14 times before landing just inside the field of play in a performance worthy of gold in break dancing when it makes its debut at Paris 2024.

2:15pm – Australia might be out of the singles competitions, but it is still in action in the doubles. Ash Barty and Storm Sanders in action now.

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2:10pm – After two rounds in the Men’s Trap Shooting qualifying, James Willet has moved into 12th with a 25 point round, while Thomas Grice falls to 24th after 22 points in Round 2. Top six competitors go through, three rounds remaining in qualifying.

2:09pm – Today is now equal to our most successful day ever in terms of gold medals.

It’s also 25 years and one day since the Oarsome Foursome won in Atlanta.

On four other occasions Australia has won three golds medal in a day: Beijing 2008 (2x Sailing, 1x Triathlon), Athens 2004 (2x Swimming, 1x Rowing), Sydney 2000 (2x Swimming, 1x Equestrian) and Melbourne 1956 (2x Swimming, 1x Cycling).

2:06pm – Race 2 in the Men’s Sailing 470 has just started, Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan hitting the seas for Australia again.

2:00 pm – The Australian men’s eights have made it through to the gold medal final! After a horrible start, the boys were able to recover well and finished in fourth place to make it through to the final set to be rowed on Friday. That event wraps up the rowing for Wednesday after an incredible two gold medals and two bronzes for the Aussies.

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1:56 pm – Earlier today, Australia was unable to make it through to the A Final of the men’s pairs rowing, with Sam Hardy and Josh Hicks finishing in fourth just outside of the top three needed.

The women’s pair will also go through to the B Final after finishing fourth in their semi-final. Annabelle McIntyre and Jessica Morrison were backing up their gold medal performance earlier today, but were unable to progress to the gold medal final.

1:48 pm – Romania has set a World Record in the repechage of the rowing women’s eights. Australia is also through to the final by finishing fourth, which will take place on Friday.

1:46 pmICYMI: Australia picked up back-to-back gold in the Men’s and Momen’s Rowing Four this morning! Remarkably, the medals came within just 20 minutes of each other, eclipsing when Australia won two gold medals in 40 minutes at Beijing 2008, and within an hour at Atlanta 1996.

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1:40 pm – Anna van der Breggen (NED) has finished with the third-fastest time, seven seconds ahead of Grace Brown to take bronze. Van Vleuten celebrates as she wins gold, and Reusser (SUI) takes silver.

Brilliant rides by the Aussies, with Gigante showing all her potential for the future, and Brown a surprise fourth place finisher. Despite no medal, the Aussies have performed well and carried the hopes of the Australian Cycling Team and thrived.

1:36 pm – MEDAL ALERT: Australia takes home Bronze in the Men’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay! The Aussies, led by a strong final split from Thomas Neill, finished just 0.3 seconds behind the ROC, who claimed silver, as the UK finished 3.23 seconds clear with gold, just 0.3 seconds behind the overall world record. The USA finished fourth.

1:36 pm – Marien Reusser (SUI) has had a strong finish, and slots in second behind van Vleuten and ahead of Brown. Brown sits in the bronze medal position with only one medal threat left on course.

1:33 pmGrace Brown comes in second, 1:08.73 behind van Vleuten. With just a handful of riders left on course, she’s in a good spot for a medal. 

1:30 pm – Annamiek Van Vleuten has finished, more than 1:10 faster than anyone else (with Brown and van der Breggen still on course). Her time of 30:13.49 is unbelievably fast.

1:28 pm – With all riders through two time checks, Annamiek van Vleuten has a 28s lead over Grace Brown, who holds silver by one second to the Dutch Anna van der Breggen. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) is currently in the hot seat, but a rampaging Van Vleuten will likely be in that seat momentarily.

1:25 pm – The Men’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay final is starting very soon! Australia will be swimming in lane five.

1:24 pm – At the end of Round 2 in the Women’s Trap, Laetisha Scanlan is in fourth on 49 points, while Penny Smith is 11th. There are three rounds remaining and the top six shooters go through to the final.

1:23 pm – Juliette Labous (FRA) has come through 19 seconds faster than Gigante, relegating her to the silver medal hot seat at this point, but there are lots of favourites out on course. Gigante has had a spectacular ride for a 20-year-old, but it’s unlikely to be a medal winning effort. Grace Brown is second as all riders are through the first time check, 6s behind van Vleuten and 12 second ahead of van der Breggen (both NED).

1:18 pm – Grace Brown is through the first time check in second fastest, just six seconds behind the flying Annamiek van Vleuten. For reference, both are more than 1:10 ahead of Gigante at that time check, so we can expect some fireworks.

1:16 pmICYMI: Ariarne Titmus claimed her second gold in the women’s 200m Freestyle earlier this morning! Read more hereTitmus Doubles up on a golden morning for Australia

1:15 pm – Australia’s Aoife Coughlan has advanced through to the round of 16 in the Women’s 70kg Judo competition. The 10-0 defeat of her Kiribatian opponent means she will now face Germany’s Giovanna Scoccimarro at 2:03 pm.

1:13 pm – MEDAL ALERT: Katie Ledecky has won her first gold of Tokyo 2020, the first-ever in the Women’s 1500m freestyle! She was followed by USA teammate Erica Sullivan with silver, and Germany’s Sarah Kohler with Bronze. Aussies Kiah Melverton and Maddy Gough finished sixth and eighth respectively.

1:12 pm: Sarah Gigante has set a new fastest time on the course. Finishing in 33:01.60 she has beaten Canuel by six seconds and is going to be sitting in the hot seat.

1:10 pm – Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN) has smashed the standard, with a 33:07.97 putting her first by over a minute as three riders have crossed the line. That time will be harder to beat, and Anna van der Breggen, last rider, is now out on the course. The Dutchwoman will be hoping that her pro form recently will carry on towards a gold medal.

1:10 pm – A spirited Caitlin Parker has come up short against Atheyna Bylon of Panama in their Women’s Middleweight round of 16 bout. The Aussie marched forward until the final bell, but could not negate her opponent’s height and reach. The Panamanian fought behind an educated jab that set up a number of scoring combinations across the three rounds. Next up for Australia is Light Heavyweight Paulo Aokuso at 2:54 pm.

1:08 pm – Belgian Julie van de Velde is the first rider across the line, setting the standard of 34:22.49. It’s not expected to stand for long, but it set the expectations for the day. Gigante is third at both time checks at the moment, but is still working hard, and Grace Brown is a few minutes away from the first time check.

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1:05 pm – The opening round of baseball at Tokyo 2020 is underway between Japan and the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, Australia isn’t in the sport’s Olympic return after a 13-year absence, due to logistical reasons in the lead-up to the tournament.

1:03 pm – Gigante has closed the gap to Canuel (CAN) who leads at the second time check. Gigante comes through the 15km time check in 21:51.07, just five seconds down. Grace Brown is now out on course.

1:03 pm – Maddy Gough sitting far back in the first 300m of the women’s 1500m final with teammate Kiah Melverton ahead in 7th. Katie Ledecky currently with a commanding lead.

1:02 pm – Annamiek Van Vleuten (NED) is out on course in the Women’s Individual Time Trial. She’s a two time world champion in the discipline, and she has a fire in her after her silver medal in the road race. Aussie Grace Brown is next to leave the start house.

1:01 pm – Atheyna Bylon of Panama is ahead on all 5 cards (20-18 x 4, 20-17) against Australia’s Caitlin Parker in the women’s middle-weight boxing.

1:00 pm – Aussie Pair Sam Hardy and Joshua Hicks are up in the first semi-final of the Men’s Rowing Pair.

12:56 pm – Sarah Gigante is through the first time check in 15:43.10, in second place behind Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN), who currently leads. It’s a strong start, but still 13km to go on the course for Gigante, and lots of riders are still to come.

12:55 pm – Over in the Boxing, Caitlin Parker is in the ring now for women’s middleweight bout with Panama. She’s currently down 10-9 on all five cards.

12:54 pm: Not long now before the women’s 1500m Freestyle Olympic debut – Aussies Kiah Melverton and Maddy Gough will take on American superstar Katie Ledecky.

12:53 pm: Fiji will play New Zealand in the Gold medal match of the Rugby Sevens after defeating Argentina 26-14. Both Fiji and New Zealand will enter the game undefeated. Argentina will now meet Great Britain in the Bronze medal match, with both games set to be played later today.

12:52 pm – MEDAL ALERT: Ohashi Yui has completed the double! She won the 400m, and now she’s claimed the title for the Women’s 200m Individual Medley in another great moment for the home nation.

12:51 pm – Brit Anna Shackley sets the early standard at the first time check in the Women’s Individual Time Trial with a time of 15:55.28 at the 9.7km time check. Sarah Gigante is out on course and probably 7-8 minutes from the first time check.

12:48 pm – The records are tumbling in the rowing today! Great Britain with a new world record in the first semi-final of the Women’s Double Sculls, eclipsing the Netherlands’ record set at the beginning of June by just under two seconds! The second semi-final is taking place now.

12:47 pm – Laetisha Scanlan moves into fifth with 49 points in the Women’s Trap Shooting qualification, more shooters to come in Round 2. Penny Smith scored 24 in the second round and has a total of 47.

12:43 pm – in the second Men’s Rugby Sevens semi-final, Argentina leads Fiji 14-12 at half time.

12:37 pm – Just a handful of minutes after Germany set a new Olympic record in the Men’s Rowing Double Sculls semi-finals, Ireland has set a new World Record! Remarkably, the Irish pairing beat the previous world record by just 0.3 seconds.

12:33 pm – Zac Stubblety-Cook finishes first in his 200m Breaststroke semi-final, also qualifying fastest for the Men’s final! Aussie teammate Matt Wilson has missed qualification for the final, a few places out of the final qualifying position.

12:27 pm – Australia has announced its men’s 4x200m relay team, confirming Kyle Chalmers WILL take part in the final. He’ll be joined by Alexander Graham, Zac Incerti and Thomas Neill.

12:25 pm – New Zealand has booked its place in the Gold medal match in the Rugby Sevens after dominating Great Britain in the second half, outscoring it 15-0. The final score was 29-7. New Zealand will play the winner of Fiji v Argentina, which is up next.

12:23 pm – An Olympic record for Germany in the first semi-final of the Men’s Rowing Double Sculls, beating the previous best by just under four seconds. The second semi-final begins at 12:30.

12:22 pm – Germany hit a buzzer-beater to tie things up with a quarter to play against Nigeria in the Men’s Basketball. The score sits at 74-all with one quarter to play.

12:20 pm – The Men’s 200m Breaststroke semi-finals are coming up shortly. Aussies Matt Wilson (semi-final 1) and Zac Stubblety-Cook (semi-final 2) will be aiming to qualify for the final. Wilson is a former world-record holder in the event, while Stubblety-Cook holds the world’s current second-fastest time, which he achieved at the Olympic trials in Adelaide in June.

12:13 pm – Ariarne Titmus is about to receive her gold medal from the Women’s 200m Freestyle final! Watch the replay of her scintillating last 50 metres here.

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12:11 pm – Half-time in the semi-final of the men’s Rugby Sevens, New Zealand leads Great Britain 14-7.

12:10 pm – Brianna Throssell has qualified sixth fastest for the final of the Women’s 200m Butterfly! She finished her semi-final in fourth place, with a time of 2:08.41.

12:05 pm – Aussie Brianna Throssell is in the pool in the semi-final of the Women’s 200m Butterfly.

12:00 pm – Australia has been defeated in the men’s rugby sevens by South Africa, falling to South Africa 22-19. The Aussies were down 17-0 at half time, and despite a valiant fightback, the Aussies couldn’t reel in the deficit. Australia will play for seventh place against Canada at 5:30 pm.

11:58 am – MEDAL ALERTThe Aussie Women’s Quad Sculls boat of Ria Thompson, Rowena Meredith, Caitlin Cronin and Harriet Hudson) has finished third in the final to win another bronze medal in the rowing this morning. The Chinese team dominated to win gold by almost two boat lengths ahead of Poland and the Aussies. Germany had a catastrophic error with 300m to go.

11:54 amMEDAL ALERT: Hungary’s Kristof Milak has taken home gold with an Olympic record in the final of the Men’s 200m butterfly! He was followed by Japan’s Tomoru Honda with silver, and Italy’s Federico Burdisso with bronze.

11:49 am – Australian Thomas Grice is in equal first after the first round in the Men’s Trap Shooting qualification. James Willet is two points off the pace, back in 22nd on 23 points.

11:45 am – MEDAL ALERT: Ariarne Titmus has done it again! Another gold as she comes home with an incredible last 50 metres to claim a second gold of the games! It’s another Olympic record, eclipsing the previous record by 0.11 seconds. Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey takes home silver, with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak taking home Bronze. The USA’s Katie Ledecky finished fifth, 1.71 seconds behind Titmus.

11:44 am – Australia also has a strong medal chance in the Women’s Quad Sculls, with the Aussie boat of Ria Thompson, Rowena Meredith, Harriet Hudson and Caitlin Cronin starting in Lane 6.

11:43 am – Ariarne Titmus and Madison Wilson about to take to the pool for the Women’s 200m Freestyle final. The showpiece event of the day.

11:40 am – Chalmers finishes second in his semi-final and qualifies sixth-fastest for the Men’s 100m Freestyle final.

11:38 am – Kyle Chalmers is now in the pool in the semi-final of the Men’s 100m Freestyle.

11:36 amMEDAL ALERT: Australia has picked up yet another rowing medal! This time it’s bronze in the final of the Men’s Quad Sculls. The Netherlands claimed gold with a world record time, eclipsing Ukraine’s previous record by 0.23 seconds. Great Britain picked up silver, just 0.22 seconds ahead of Australia in another close race.

11:28 am – It’s all eyes on the pool shortly, the swimming action kicking off with the semi-finals of the Men’s 100m Freestyle at 11:30. Ariarne Titmus v Katie Ledecky in the Women’s 200m Freestyle will begin at 11:41, Aussie Madison Wilson also contending for gold.

11:23 am – Less than a second separated bronze and gold in the final of the Men’s Rowing Four. And it was Australia who took home the ultimate prize in the crazy finish!

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11:21 am – Team USA wins the Rugby sevens 21-14 against Team Canada.

11:19 am – Team USA take the lead against team Canada 14-7 in their rugby sevens match.

11:18 am – MEDAL ALERT: Another close finish, and ANOTHER rowing gold for Australia! This time it’s the Men’s Four team, who have also eclipsed their previous Olympic record! The team beat the previous Olympic best from London 2012 by just under five seconds, outlasting Romania (0.34 seconds behind) and Italy (0.84 seconds behind) for a fifth Olympic gold at Tokyo.

11:12 am – Laetisha Scanlan and Penny Smith sit just shy of the lead in the Women’s trap shooting – one and two points off the leader respectively.

11:10 am – Team Canada score a late converted try to tie up their rugby sevens match with Team USA 7-7 at half-time.

11:09 am – The gold won by the Women’s Four Rowing team Australia’s fourth of Tokyo 2020!

11:05 am – The Men’s Four Rowing final is up in just a few minutes, with Australia again looking to take home gold. It will face Romania, the USA, Great Britain, Italy and the Netherlands.

10:57 am – MEDAL ALERT: Australia withstands the fast-finishing Netherlands to take home gold in the Women’s Four Rowing final! It’s a new Olympic record, the Aussies eclipsing the mark they set in the heats on Saturday by a whopping 13 seconds! Australia also came within a second of the overall world record, set by New Zealand in 2014. The Netherlands finished just 0.34 seconds behind Australia to claim silver, with Ireland taking home bronze.

10:53 am – Kenya will finish ninth in the Rugby 7s after defeating Ireland 22-0 in the placings match.

10:52 am – The men’s trap shooting is underway. Aussies James Willett and Thomas Derek Grice are in competition.

10:50 am – Australia contending for gold in the Women’s Four Rowing A-Final! The Aussies are up against Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, China and Poland.

10:40 am – At halftime in the 9/10 placing of the Rugby 7s it’s Kenya who leads Ireland 7-0.

10:35 am – MEDAL ALERT: An enthralling finish in the Men’s Double Sculls A-Final sees France claim gold ahead of the Netherlands by 0.2 seconds! China finishes third with Bronze.

10:29 am – At the end of the first round of the trap women’s shooting qualification, Australians Laetisha Scanlan and Penny Smith sit 11th and 14th respectively.

10:28 am – Just about to get underway in the Men’s Double Sculls A-Final. Switzerland, China, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Poland are all contending for gold.

10:25 am – MEDAL ALERT: Romania claims gold in the Women’s Double Sculls A-Final! New Zealand finishes with silver, and the Netherlands Bronze.

10:18 am – The Women’s Double Sculls A-Final is underway. Lithuania, Canada, the Netherlands, Romania, New Zealand and the USA are all contending for gold.

10:10 am – We’ve already seen some Aussies in action earlier today, in the B-Final of the Women’s Double Sculls rowing event. It sees the pairing of Amanda Bateman and Tara Rigney place seventh overall at Tokyo.

10:05 am – Hello and welcome to Wednesday – Day Five at Tokyo! There’s plenty of action on today, and it’s just heating up.

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