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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Kenya’s Jepchirchir wins marathon, Korda claims golf gold, plus diving and boxing – live!

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Kenya’s Jepchirchir wins marathon, Korda claims golf gold, plus diving and boxing – live!

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Diving: the men’s 10m platform last is below ability and Crew GB’s Tom Daley has accomplished a wise dive within the gap round, scoring 98.60 with a reverse 3½ somersault. Daley modified into as soon as outdone, nonetheless, by China’s Cao Yuan, the Rio 3m springboard gold medalist, who scored a cease to-superb 102.00 with the same dive. Australia’s Cassiel Rousseau flopped with a significant dive of 57.60 but he’ll have opportunity to supply a enhance to on that.

Tom Daley

Tom Daley goes to work on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Photo: Patrick B Kraemer/EPA

While you missed it, earlier on the present time Crew USA obtained yet one other Olympic gold medal in men’s basketball. Nonetheless they were in actuality made to work for it by France.

The query must doubtlessly be asked: what has talked about volunteer been doing for the previous 14 days?

Kieran Pender

I’m considerably lost within the grounds of the Olympic Stadium. I ability a native volunteer, he explains it’s his first day and can’t assist. ‘Trusty luck’ he affords cheerfully 😂😂😂 #Tokyo2020

August 7, 2021

Boxing: one other gold medal has been obtained on the Kokugikan Enviornment, with Stoyka Zhelyazkova Krasteva of Belarus beating Turk Buse Naz Cakiroglu by unanimous resolution within the females’s skim.


Stoyka Zhelyazkova Krasteva’s victory within the females’s #Boxing flyweight class is furthermore #BUL‘s second Olympic gold at #Tokyo2020! pic.twitter.com/mT7SPoEXV0

August 7, 2021

Girls folks’s golf: Lydia Ko is now primarily the major female golfer to take a couple of Olympic medals, her bronze in Tokyo adding to the silver medal she obtained in Rio.

Here’s a microscopic extra on Ko, and one other Kiwi Olympian who is partial to a medal or two.

Kieran Pender

We’ve been blessed with proper weather (oppressive heat notwithstanding) for these forms of Games, but the heavens have opened in Tokyo on the present time. The rain is forecast to ease soon but there’s a high probability of thunderstorms later this night.

I’m en route now to the Olympic Stadium. We have got got some huge events scheduled for tonight, including the females’s high jump and men’s 1,500m – both featuring Australian medal potentialities.

Nonetheless the weather also can have other tips…

Girls folks’s golf: Help to the course for the “minor medals” playoff and Japan’s Mone Inami compulsory handiest one gap to beat Contemporary Zealand’s Lydia Ko and take silver within the person stroke play tournament. Each and every females carded a six-below 65 in on the present time’s last round to position themselves in medal positions. They done one shot within the assist of gold medalist, Crew USA’s world Quantity 1 Nelly Korda. Australia’s Hannah Green shot a final-round 68 to carry out in a tie for fifth, three photography adrift of Inami and Ko.

The beefy clubhouse scores can be stumbled on here.

Lydia Ko

Contemporary Zealand’s Lydia Ko claimed bronze in a playoff against Mone Inami. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

Galal Yafai (GBR) wins men’s skim boxing gold!

Galal Yafai laid the platform for this gold – Crew GB’s first within the ring at Tokyo 2020 – with a devastating left that dropped Carlo Paalam to the canvas in primarily the major round. Palaam fought relief to thunder the third round but the damage modified into as soon as accomplished and the Philippines will must wait a microscopic longer for an Olympic gold medal.

Vivid boxing by Yafai to position down a marker in primarily the major, accumulate the functions within the second and attain ample to quit out of concern within the third.

Galal Yafai goes to work on Carlo Paalam

Galal Yafai goes to work on Carlo Paalam en route to gold within the men’s skim. Photo: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

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Boxing: Better from Carlo Paalam within the second round of their men’s skim last after being knocked to the canvas by Crew GB’s Galal Yafai in primarily the major. He has linked with a few heavy lefts to the Brit and it appears to be like to be love we can the truth is have a fight on our hands. No longer that Yafai modified into as soon as absent there; he modified into as soon as easy busy and landing blows of his accept as true with.

Nonetheless the judges are all over again with the Brit, with four of the five handing the round to Yafai. He’s now one round away from gold. He wants to quit soundless, retain his nerve, box luminous and no longer let Palaam in.

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Boxing: Crew GB’s Galal Yafai and Carlo Paalam of the Philippines are into primarily the major round of their men’s skim gold medal bout.

And Yafai has dropped Palaam with a truly finest jab and then a extensive left! A knockdown in primarily the major round! Vivid open from Yafai. Palaam appears to be like to be rocked and unsteady on his feet. The bell rings to full round one – and your complete judges are with the Brit.

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For these upright waking up in Britain, in contrast to how the day earlier than on the present time ended, it’s been a rather serene day for Crew GB to this level on the present time in Tokyo. Nonetheless plenty to seem ahead to:

Girls folks’s marathon: Stephanie Davis got here in 39th, Stephanie Twell 68th and Jess Piasecki 71st

Diving: Tom Daley obtained thru to the men’s 10m platform last

Boxing: Galal Yafai is ready to step into the ring for his gold medal fight against Carlo Paalam of the Philippines

Modern pentathlon: competitors is ready to start out with swimming; Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong fling for GB

Biking: hump within the velodrome growing, with Ethan Hayter and Oliver Wood within the madison, Jason Kenny and Jack Carlin within the keirin and Katy Marchant in females’s speed

Athletics: It’s the men’s 1500m last featuring Jake Wightman, Jake Heyward and Josh Kerr; Morgan Lake leaps for gold within the high jump last; Eilish McColgan and Jess Judd fling within the 10,000m and it’s the females’s 4x400m relay last.

Equestrian: Holly Smith, Henry Charles and Ben Maher fling for gold within the crew showjumping last

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Some Covid files now, courtesy of Reuters:

A main Olympic Games health adviser talked about on Saturday that Tokyo 2020 had shown the Covid-19 pandemic can be beaten and would present files to assist nations round the area battle the coronavirus.

The Olympics in Tokyo had shown that measures equivalent to social distancing, disguise wearing, hand sanitising along with finding out and tracing labored when applied as a kit, Brian McCloskey, the chair of the Sport’s Unprejudiced Expert Panel, talked about at a press briefing.

“We have got got shown it’s a ways seemingly to retain a pandemic at bay and that will well perhaps even very neatly be a significant lesson from Tokyo to the the relaxation of the area,” he talked about.

The Tokyo 2020 organiser earlier talked about that it had recorded 404 Games-connected Covid-19 cases since 1 July. Nicely being files mute within the course of the 2 weeks of the Games, including internal the athletes village, would possibly perchance well be analysed and printed so nations would possibly perchance well exercise it to assist idea their responses to the coronavirus, McCloskey talked about.

Nelly Korda (USA) wins females’s golf gold!

Girls folks’s golf: The American faucets home her last putt on the 18th to carry out with a 69 and take by a shot to thunder Olympic gold! Ko has to retain her nerve from a few feet to salvage par and pressure the silver medal field correct into a playoff with Inami. That’s coming magnificent up!

1. Nelly Korda (USA) -17

2. Mone Inami (JPN) -16

2. Lydia Ko (NZ) -16

4. Aditi Ashok (IND) -15

Crew USA

Gold on the golf green. ⛳️ @NellyKorda claims primarily the major medal in females’s golf since 1900. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/COnTtdWQth

August 7, 2021

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Girls folks’s golf: Inami, the 22-one year-veteran Japanese, doesn’t salvage her positioned on the 18th and that’ll be a bogey for her, to plunge relief correct into a tie for second with Ko. Nonetheless Hannah Green’s hopes of a medal discontinuance with a bogey – she ties for fifth with Kristine Emily Pedersen after the Dane ends with a 3-below par 68.

Girls folks’s golf: play is relief below ability at Kasumigaseki Country Membership in Saitama after that transient lightning shatter. We have got got joint leaders, with gold easy very worthy up for grabs for 3 avid gamers after 17 holes: Japan’s Mone Inami and Nelly Korda of the US lead by a shot from Contemporary Zealand’s Lydia Ko. India’s Aditi Ashok is a shot relief, with Hannah Green of Australia in fifth, a extra shot adrift.

Crew USA take men’s basketball gold!

France effect up one heck of a fight, with a pair of free-throws reducing Crew USA’s result in a few functions with 10 seconds to play, but the Individuals held their nerve to creep out 87-82 winners and claim their 16th Olympic gold medal and fourth in a row.

Look below for Beau Dure’s minute-by-minute document and your complete reaction.

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Men’s beach volleyball: Norway have obtained their first beach volleyball gold medal, with Anders Mol and Christian Sorum beating the artist formerly identified as Russia in straight items – 21-17, 21-18. Of course, it’s Norway’s first Olympic beach volleyball medal beefy quit.

Earlier on the present time, Qatar beat Latvia in straight items to take the bronze medal.

Anders Mol and Christian Sorum

Rolled gold: Norway’s Anders Mol and Christian Sorum. Photo: John Sibley/Reuters

Canoe speed: that is all she wrote on the Sea Wooded field Waterway, with Germany casting off the supreme gold on offer within the supreme of the men’s K4 500m. Spain done a extremely cease second to grab silver with a gap to Slovakia in third. It wasn’t worthy of a final day within the water for Australia, who got here in sixth of the eight finalists after lacking out on a medal within the females’s K4 500m.


#GER wins gold within the inaugural men’s kayak four 500m last after a nail-biting carry out!@PlanetCanoe #CanoeSprint @TeamD pic.twitter.com/PStDOaIHvf

August 7, 2021

Girls folks’s golf: aaaaaaagggghhhhh! Play has been suspended within the supreme round of the person stroke play tournament due to of … lightning possibility. Lordy, lordy.

Because it stands, Crew USA’s Nelly Korda holds a one-shot lead at 17 below thru 16. Nonetheless the huge mover on the present time is Japan’s Mone Inami, who is six below for the day to sit down down alone in second with two holes to play.

Australia’s Hannah Green has furthermore had a proper last round, striking aside a heart-broken first 9 to cry relief with a sizzling relief 9 to be three photography off the tempo. Green furthermore easy has two holes to play but she would possibly perchance well perhaps discontinuance up paying for that entrance 9, and her 71 within the gap round, as there are two golfers one stroke sooner than her in bronze medal field.

Kasumigaseki Country Club

Inclement weather is wreaking havoc within the supreme round on the Kasumigaseki Country Membership. Photo: Matt York/AP

I love your thinking, CC. If I had one wish, I’d request Daley to knit me a duplicate gold medal – for handiest liveblogger in my household.

Men’s basketball: it’s half of-time within the gold medal match and we have gotten a sport on our hands – Crew USA are main France 44-39.

Nonetheless don’t accumulate my discover for it. Beau Dure has obtained you coated.

Canoe speed: no fourth gold medal in Tokyo for Lisa Carrington with Hungary casting off the females’s K4 500m from Belarus and Poland. Carrington and her Contemporary Zealand teammates got here fourth and Australia seventh of the eight finalists.

While Carrington’s improbable account would possibly perchance perchance no longer be added to here, Hungary’s Danuta Kozák has now obtained her sixth Olympic gold medal following the 2 she mute in London and the three from Rio. Slightly simply a terrific paddler.

Danuta Kozák

Six Olympic gold medals for Hungary’s Danuta Kozák. Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Girls folks’s golf: Australia’s Hannah Green is ripping up the course on the assist 9 to return to medal competitors within the supreme round of the person stroke play tournament. Green has carded four birdies and an eagle turning in – with two holes to play – to be 14 below, three photography within the assist of leader Nelly Korda of Crew USA.

Girls folks’s water polo: Australia have beaten the Netherlands 14-7 on the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre to thunder, erm, fifth field.

The Olympics is huge on play-offs for positions ability lower than third, and I earn the reasoning for that, but perchance the IOC must accumulate into fable medals previous bronze. Seemingly fourth can be pewter and 12th can be tin.

With out a doubt scrap that idea. It’s horrendous. It makes monkey tennis as a idea for a television reward see ingenious.

Diving: the semi-finals of the men’s 10m platform tournament were concluded and it’s China who all over again retain the whip hand on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Coa Yuan, the synchronised 10m platform silver medalist, and Yang Jian were the tip two qualifiers and are the men to beat. Nonetheless the Chinese language is no longer going to want for competitors, with Crew GB’s Tom Daley (fourth in qualifying), Australia’s Cassiel Rousseau (sixth) and Crew USA’s Jordan Windle (ninth) and Brandon Loschiavo (10th) all hoping to be medal potentialities.

Cassiel Rousseau

Cassiel Rousseau will signify Australia within the men’s 10m platform last. Photo: Bernadett Szabó/Reuters

Canoe speed: the aforementioned females’s K4 500m last – did I mention Lisa Carrington would possibly perchance well take a fourth Tokyo 2020 gold medal on the present time? – is upright one of 4 deciders to be staged on the Sea Wooded field Waterway on the present time.

Australia can be one of Contemporary Zealand’s opponents within the females’s kayak tournament and the Australians are furthermore paddling for gold within the men’s K4 500m last.

The first gold medal of day 15 has upright been obtained, with China’s world champion pairing of Sun Mengya and Xu Shixiao pulling away from Ukraine and Canada within the females’s C2 500m to thunder the nation’s first medal in a females’s canoe speed tournament.


It be gold for #CHN in primarily the major ever females’s canoe double 500m Olympic last!@PlanetCanoe #CanoeSprint pic.twitter.com/o0v3b5eITl

August 7, 2021

The men’s basketball last is upright minutes away. There were some ripping gold medal suits over the years – spirited Crew USA, in spite of every thing – but which one is your favorite?

Okay, within the name of beefy disclosure, I’ve included the tweet below purely to sprinkle some MJ magic into this liveblog. And I don’t judge there’s one thing rotten with that.


🏀 The men’s #basketball last is repeatedly particular. Which Olympics had the handiest gold medal match ever? 🤔

 #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/UbBxCfDwOr

August 6, 2021

Don’t forget our separate liveblog of this blockbuster last. Might perchance perchance well France be on the verge of a huge upset? We’re about to search out out.

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Caneo speed: Lisa Carrington already has three gold medals this Olympic Games. She is already Contemporary Zealand’s most embellished Olympian. Nonetheless she’s no longer accomplished yet. Contemporary Zealand this morning licensed for the females’s K4 500m last, finishing second to Poland on the Sea Wooded field Waterway. This afternoon, Carrington – with Teneale Hatton, Alicia Hoskin and Caitlin Regal sharing the same vessel – can be aiming to alter into primarily the major Kiwi to take four medals at one Olympic Games and primarily the major paddler to take four canoe speed medals at a single Olympics.

New Zealand women's K4 team.

Ancient previous beckons: Lisa Carrington and Contemporary Zealand are thru to the females’s K4 500m last. Photo: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Scott Heinrich

Thanks Bryan. High of the morning, all. Or whichever juncture of the day you’re at. Huge day of basketball, and loads of other sports, but day 15 of the Games would possibly perchance well discontinuance up belonging to 1 person: Lisa Carrington. More on the GOAT in a ship in a couple of minutes.

For now, why don’t you plod on over to our separate liveblog of the men’s basketball gold medal match between Crew USA and France? And then, in spite of every thing, approach magnificent relief here. Thanking you.

That’s it for me on the present time. Our Scott Heinrich will accumulate you thru the subsequent few hours.

Girls folks’s golf: That took a instant turn. Ko bogeys the par-three 10th, Korda makes one other birdie and suddenly the American is three photography determined of the pack with eight holes to head.

1 Nelly Korda (-17, thru 10)

T2 Lydia Ko (-14, thru 10)

T2 Aditi Ashok (-14, thru 10)

T2 Emily Kristine Pedersen (-14, thru 10)

5 Mone Inami (-12, thru 10)

Girls folks’s golf: Nelly Korda has now made consecutive birdies on the eighth and 9th after double-bogeying the 7th to bag a one-shot lead over the sector (-16) as she makes the turn at Kasumigaseki Country Membership.

1 Nelly Korda (-16, thru 9)

2 Lydia Ko (-15, thru 9)

T3 Aditi Ashok (-14, thru 9)

T3 Emily Kristine Pedersen (-14, thru 10)

5 Mone Inami (-12, thru 10)

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Australia: Sailor Mat Belcher will carry the Australian flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony after he added a second gold medal to his profession haul earlier this week. Belcher, who obtained gold within the 470s with Will Ryan on Wednesday, is now Australia’s most successful sailor in Australian Olympic history. Crucially, he’s furthermore easy in Tokyo, whereas some athletes have already departed as portion of the skim-in-skim-out protocols in field as a result of Covid.

It obtained’t be primarily the major time he has carried a flag at a Games ceremony – as a younger person he carried an Olympic flag because the Sydney Games in 2000 got here to a cease. “This has been an comely crew that has done so worthy. To lead them into the closing ceremony ability so worthy. I can be carrying the flag no longer upright for these which would possibly perchance perchance be here but for all these now in quarantine relief home or headed some set else. This would possibly perchance occasionally be for all of us.”

Girls folks’s golf: After a double bogey that dropped her from her perch atop the leaderboard, Nelly Korda has upright birdied the par-5 eighth gap to hitch Aditi Ahsok and Lydia Ko relief on high at 15-below for the championship. Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pederson (-14) and Japan’s Mone Inami (-12) are internal touching distance because the supreme groups ability the turn. For now, the weather is cooperating.

A tip of the cap to Molly Seidel, the 27-one year-veteran from Boston who captured an Olympic bronze in handiest her third ever marathon. Talking to reporters of her pre-fling expectations, she talked about: “I try now to now not have too many expectations. It is upright to exit, stick your nostril where it doesn’t belong and try and salvage some of us indignant. My unprejudiced on the present time modified into as soon as upright to head in and for folks to judge, ‘who the hell is this lady?’”

Mission done.

Seidel, who works two jobs and shares a Boston rental in conjunction with her younger sister, was handiest the third American lady to achieve the podium within the Olympic marathon and first since 2004.

“Of course, I wished it as laborious as that it’s seemingly you’ll well perhaps judge,” she talked about of the sweltering conditions. “I wished it sizzling and windy sharp these forms of females creep in actuality fleet in conditions which would possibly perchance perchance be very proper. I judge I thrive off a microscopic little bit of adversity. The course in Atlanta (on the US trials, her first profession marathon) modified into as soon as a subtle, hilly course. When the going will get subtle, that’s my solid suit.”

Molly Seidel

Molly Seidel of the US celebrates within the course of the females’s marathon medal ceremony. Photo: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

I’ll have over to Bryan Graham now, and he’ll accumulate you thru some precise medals being obtained (hopefully). Bye!

Girls folks’s water polo: The Canadians have maintained their lead over China, 7-5, within the seventh-eighth field playoff.

Girls folks’s golf: One more birdie for Lydia Ko and she’s -4 for the round after upright five holes! The Contemporary Zealander modified into as soon as five photography off USA’s Nelly Korda for the lead on the open of the day, and now that gap is upright two. And now India’s Aditi Ashok hits a birdie, bringing her stage with Ko. We are going to salvage a design to be in for a proper carry out here on the supreme day.

And the events are initiating to approach relief in thick-ish and mildly fleet because the solar hits the sky in Tokyo. The females’s water polo seventh and eighth field last between China and Canada is underway – the Canadians are 2-0 up. Within the females’s canoe speed C2 500m the semifinals are accomplished and the Chinese language, Cuban, Hungarian, Moldovan, Ukrainian, German, Canadian and ROC teams salvage the supreme.

Girls folks’s golf: Contemporary Zealand’s Lydia Ko is on a fee on the supreme day! She modified into as soon as five photography off the lead in a single day but is three-below for the day thru four holes … and is now three photography off the leader, USA’s Nelly Korda. Three females are tied for third: India’s Aditi Ashok, Japan’s Inami Mone and Denmark’s Emily Pedersen.

There were some substantial photography from the men’s extensive-heavyweight wrestling last last night in Tokyo. Gable Steveson obtained within the supreme seconds and the see of disbelief on his face – and that of his opponent, three-time world champion Geno Petriashvili – are improbable.

Gable Steveson takes in  his victory

Gable Steveson takes in his victory. Photo: Enrico Calderoni/AFLO/REX/Shutterstock

You doubtlessly can command upright how petrified Steveson modified into as soon as from his quotes upright after he obtained gold: “You noticed that? Oh my God, wow. No ability, ain’t no ability,” Steveson talked about in disbelief. “I’m speechless, I’ve below no conditions accomplished it ahead of but on the present time modified into as soon as the day. Rattling! In these last few seconds, I knew I would possibly perchance well fireplace it up, I tricked him and he purchased it. I checked out the clock at it modified into as soon as 0.3 [seconds] left… It modified into as soon as the match of the century.”

Gable Steveson screams in delight after winning gold

Gable Steveson screams in pleasure after winning gold. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Photos

Crew USA gold medal winners accumulate home $37,500. And how will he exercise it? “I’ll doubtlessly fling accumulate my household out to eat,” Steveson talked about. “All of us obtained to eat steaks relief at home. Seemingly rob my mother a Louis Vuitton purse. She deserves it.”

You doubtlessly can read the beefy account here.

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Girls folks’s golf: It’s the handiest tournament occurring to this level (issues some set else open to crank up in round 20 minutes). The in a single day leader, USA’s Nelly Korda, is easy the leader. She -1 for the round thru three holes and has a nice four-shot cushion over India’s Aditi Ashok and Contemporary Zealand’s Lydia Ko who part second for the time being on -12.

And now on to Crew USA! USA! USA! deal of medals up for grabs for them on Day 15. Listed below are a few highlights:

10.30pm EDT: men’s basketball last

After stumbling in warm-up video games ahead of heading to Tokyo and furthermore in primarily the major matchup of the crew stage of the tournament, the US men’s hoops crew appears to be like to be to be relief on the correct music. They’re undefeated of their previous four Olympic video games and have obtained these contests by a indicate of 35.5 functions. Now, they’re location to face France, the gifted squad that topped them of their first sport in Tokyo, within the supreme, and the US will must have learned from its errors. That talked about, France has obtained by slimmer margins en route to the gold medal match, and the US is gelling with their beefy roster eventually accustomed to enjoying collectively, so odds favor the Individuals.

3.30am EDT: females’s water polo last

Water polo would possibly perchance well perhaps very neatly be primarily the most grueling sport on the Olympics – even though the 50k fling-stroll appears to be like elegant brutal – and the US females are enjoying against Spain for gold. Girls folks’s water polo debuted on the 2000 Games, and since then, Crew USA has accomplished in all but one last, and they’ve obtained the previous two gold medals, topping Spain in 2012 and Italy in ‘16. They’re closely appreciated in Tokyo and have obtained every indispensable global tournament they’ve competed in since 2014, but they did endure a loss to Hungary in crew play, their first Olympic defeat since 2008.

6.35am EDT: females’s high jump last

Vashti Cunningham is a medal hope for the US in the high jump

Vashti Cunningham is a medal hope for the US within the high jump. Photo: Morry Nick/AP

Vashti Cunningham, the daughter of veteran NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, modified into as soon as the lone US lady to salvage the high jump last, and she has a solid probability to medal. Cunningham, 23, has already obtained nationwide championships and a world indoor title; in 2019, at primarily the most most modern world championship, she done third within the high jump.

7.40am EDT: men’s 1500m last

Cole Hocker represents one of the most supreme two potentialities for the US men’s music crew to accumulate a person gold in Tokyo – and he has lengthy odds to achieve so. Hocker, 20, is competing in his first Olympics, and he obtained the 1500 on the NCAA championship this spring. On the Olympic trials, he edged reigning gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz, who made the crew but failed to achieve the supreme.

6am EDT: men’s baseball last

Baseball, which modified into as soon as relief on the Olympic time desk this one year for primarily the major time since 2008, obtained’t be returning to the in Paris in 2024, so Saturday’s hump will brand a roughly ending, or conclude – and there’s no better matchup to carry out on than Crew USA vs. Japan. The US hasn’t obtained gold since 2000, and Japan below no conditions has, but the 2 teams were dominant to this level in Tokyo. They’ve already matched up as soon as, on Monday, when Japan obtained 7-6 in extra innings, and if Saturday’s sport is even nearly that thrilling, it’ll be one to remember.

There are a bunch of medal potentialities for Australia on the penultimate day of hump. Nicola McDermott and Eleanor Patterson soar for top jump gold whereas Oliver Hoare and Stewart McSweyn are within the 1,500m last and the Boomers look to take bronze against Slovenia. Here is your beefy rundown:

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Need some stunning photography featuring athletes’ reflections (literal in field of philosophical)? Then here you fling:

Girls folks’s marathon: The Olympic marathon is alleged to be the supreme test but that’s on the total upright due to of the competitors. The warmth has been half of the battle on the present time. Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir streaks ahead to accumulate gold, her teammate Brigid Kosgei, the area tale holder, hangs on for silver. And it’s a wise bronze for USA’s Molly Seidel in upright her third-ever marathon – she screams in pleasure as she crosses the line. If I don’t take an Olympic medal in my third marathon, I’m no longer going to be satisfied. The winning time is 2hr 27min 20 sec.

Girls folks’s marathon: Brigid Kosgei has a interior most handiest (and world tale) of 2hr 14min. She obtained’t earn wherever cease to that on the present time in this sweltering heat and she would possibly perchance well no longer earn the gold either: Peres Jepchirchir has dropped her Kenyan teammate! Kosgei appears to be like to be heart-broken now. She must easy earn silver but lots can happen within the 1km or so as to head.

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Girls folks’s marathon: Kenya’s Kosgei and Jepchirchir look relief because the runners fling below some blessed coloration within the campus of Hokkaido University. They’d have seen USA’s Seidel sliding into the gap. It’s between the 2 Kenyans for silver and gold now. About 1.6 miles to head.

Girls folks’s marathon: And a huge shatter! Kenya’s Kosgei and Jepchirchir have obtained sooner than the sector. USA’s Seidel is doubtlessly 10 seconds relief in bronze, whereas Israel’s Salpeter has slowed to a stroll. If her fling isn’t over, her medal likelihood is. Two miles to head.

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Girls folks’s marathon: The temperature continues to climb in Sapporo because the morning wears on. The athletes are looking out for the shady aspect of the avenue at any time when they’ll. USA’s Molly Seidel is initiating to plunge of the main pack now. Her inexperience would possibly perchance well perhaps very neatly be coming into play now …

Girls folks’s marathon: Yep, Chumba is neatly losing off the main pack so now we have USA’s Seidel, Kenya’s Kosgei and Jepchirchir, and Israel’s Salpeter within the medal hunt. Here is handiest Seidel’s third-ever marathon and she see elegant satisfied because the athletes snatch drinks from the feeding web site.

Girls folks’s marathon: Correct over four miles to head and the main pack is down Bahrain’s Chumba, USA’s Seidel, Kenya’s Kosgei and Jepchirchir, and Israel’s Salpeter. Nonetheless Chumba is initiating to waft off. One among these females can be the Olympic champion.


So, the discontinuance is nigh – and I’m no longer upright talking about the collapse of the Gulf Stream. Yep, the Olympics are nearing their discontinuance – as is the females’s marathon because the athletes pound the streets of Sapporo (we’ve moved north to retain away from the Tokyo heat. Even supposing it’s sizzling in Sapporo too). We’ll have worthy extra on the huge fling soon, but on the second here is my colleague Martin Belam with the Day 15 highlights.

All events are listed here in native Tokyo time. Add an hour for Grafton, subtract eight hours for Bristol, 13 hours for Jacksonville and 16 hours for San Francisco.

While you happen to handiest peer one element: 7.35pm-9.50pm Athletics/music and field – there’s handiest one session within the stadium on Saturday and it’s a ways last after last. We earn the females’s high jump and the men’s javelin. The females’s 10,000m last is at 7.45pm. The men’s 1500m last is 8.40pm. Then we supply out the music events within the stadium with the explosive double whammy of the females’s and men’s 4x400m relay finals 🥇

  • 6am Girls folks’s marathon – held in Sapporo to set up out and retain away from the Tokyo heat, the females will open at round 10pm UK time so that it’s seemingly you’ll well perhaps settle in along with your Ovaltine for a behind night staring at somebody else creep 26.2 miles to gold 🥇
  • 6.30am Golf – it must be the fourth and last round of the females’s golf – weather permitting 🥇
  • 9.30am-12.47pm Canoe speed – there are four finals on Saturday, within the females’s canoe double 500m, men’s canoe single 1000m, and the kayak four 500m in both flavours 🥇
  • 10am-12.20pm Shoreline volleyball – the men’s bronze match functions pairs from Latvia and Qatar, followed by Norway and No longer Russia serving for gold 🥇
  • 10am and 3pm Diving – the men’s 10m platform semi-last and then the supreme 🥇
  • 10am, 11.30am and 3.20pm Rhythmic gymnastics – the morning classes are abilities for the crew all-round. The afternoon is the person all-round last 🥇
  • 11.30am, 4pm and 8pm Basketball – the programme is all topsy-turvy – perchance for the income of US TV audiences – but the morning starts with the men’s gold medal sport between the US and France. At 4pm, it’s the females’s bronze last (France v Serbia) with the men’s bronze medal match between Australia and Slovenia at 8pm 🥇
  • 12pm and 7pm Baseball – first the bronze medal match between the Dominican Republic and South Korea, and then the supreme within the night between Japan and the US 🥇
  • 2pm-3.15pm Boxing – four last bouts on the present time in men’s skim, females’s skim, men’s center and females’s welter weights. Britain’s Galal Yafai faces Carlo Paalam of the Philippines at 2pm 🥇
  • 2pm-8.45pm Karate – featuring the men’s Kumite +75kg and females’s Kumite +61kg. The bronze medal bouts and the finals earn going round 7.20pm 🥇
  • 2.30pm-7.30pm Modern pentathlon – the men’s competitors functions swimming, fencing, reward jumping and then the blended imperfect-nation creep interrupted by having to shoot at issues. It is miles so substantial to peer 🥇
  • 3.30pm-6.25pm Song biking – races all day, but one last to see out for: the men’s madison last at 4.55pm 🥇
  • 5pm and 9pm Handball – it’s a ways Egypt v Spain for bronze first, then France v Denmark for the gold within the men’s competitors 🥇
  • 7pm Equestrian – it’s the supreme day with the horses on the present time, and it’s a ways the jumping crew last 🐴🥇
  • 7.30pm Artistic swimming – the crew free routine last lights up Saturday on the supreme day of events 🥇
  • 8.30pm Football – it’s the men’s last in Yokohama, featuring Brazil v Spain 🥇

Likelihood is you’ll well perchance salvage our beefy interactive events time desk here, which furthermore acts as a live scoreboard within the course of the day.

Because it stands

Here’s how the emoji desk stood at 11pm Tokyo time:

1 🇨🇳 China 🥇 36 🥈 26 🥉 17 complete: 79

2 🇺🇸 USA 🥇 31 🥈 36 🥉 31 complete: 98

3 🇯🇵 Japan🥇 24 🥈 11 🥉 16 complete: 51

4 🇬🇧 Huge Britain 🥇 18 🥈 20 🥉 20 complete: 58

5 ◽️ No longer Russia 🥇 17 🥈 23 🥉 22 complete: 62

6 🇦🇺 Australia 🥇 17 🥈 6 🥉 21 complete: 44

7 🇮🇹 Italy 🥇 10 🥈 10 🥉 18 complete: 38

8 🇩🇪 Germany 🥇 9 🥈 11 🥉 16 complete: 36

9 🇳🇱 Netherlands 🥇 9 🥈 10 🥉 12 complete: 31

10 🇫🇷 France 🥇 7 🥈 11 🥉 9 complete: 27

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