Rakesh Nag has been piquant from Bangladesh to develop a level about bronze-medal suits.
After the semi-finals, is it and not using a doubt magnificent to have a bronze-medal match? Boxing does a right thing on this scenario – both the losing semi-finalists are awarded bronze medals. I will be able to’t even agree with the agony of the athletes and groups who lose semi-finals and then must play once more in a third-do match! Why don’t assorted occasions apply the identical rule as boxing?
What is going to we think? I spy the do Rakesh is coming from however, I roar, sport is all about competition and giving out two bronze medals isn’t finest both.
Girls’s football: There’ll be extra-time in the quarter-closing between The Netherlands and USA. Canada, Australia and Sweden have already booked their places in the semi-finals. You’d apply the match over on our are residing weblog with Bryan Graham.
Girls’s football: The Netherlands have neglected a penalty of their quarter-closing against USA. It’s aloof 2-2 with a jiffy to play.
My colleague Barney Ronay has been writing about the presence of 335 Russian athletes on the Games – and how assorted worldwide locations have reacted.
Men’s hockey: Crew GB have taken a 1-0 lead against Belgium, who are no longer correct the world champions however moreover the European champions. Rupert Shipperley scored the plan.
An electronic mail from Des Brown, who writes:
As a level of comparability with the last three Olympic Games – Crew GB’s most successful of the new era – right here is the do Crew GB had been on the cease of Day 7.
Beijing 2008: 3 Golds, 2 Silvers, 3 Bronze 3. Total 8 medals.
London 2012: 8 Golds, 6 Silver, 8 Bronze. Total 22 medals.
Rio 2016: 7 Golds, 9 Silvers, 6 Bronze. Total 22 medals.
Tokyo 2021: 6 Golds, 9 Silvers, 9 Bronze. Total 24 medals.
So even though at this stage in 2012 and 2016 Crew GB had been forward in golds, in terms of total medals, Crew GB at Tokyo is forward with 24.
Drop me an electronic mail this afternoon at Paul.Campbell@theguardian.com.
Men’s hockey: Gigantic Britain, who have already clinched their do in the quarter-finals, are currently in action against Belgium, the reigning world champions. It’s goalless.
Girls’s football: There turned into a plan in the usa v Netherlands quarter-closing, Vivianne Miedema finding the accumulate to develop it 2-2. You’d apply that match are residing right here. There’s half an hour to play.
Thanks Niall. I’m aloof improving from Crew GB’s 4-3 defeat to Australia in the ladies folk’s football quarter-finals.
Spare a understanding for Ellen White, who scored a hat-trick but aloof ended up on the losing facet. In almost 30 years of the Premier League, simplest four gamers have executed that weird feat: Matt Le Tissier, Dion Dublin, Roque Santa Cruz and Dwight Yorke
Surprisingly adequate, Le Tissier did it twice for Southampton: in a 4–3 defeat to Oldham in 1993 and in a 4-3 defeat to Nottingham Forest in 1995. Based entirely on the person himself, his hat-trick against Nottingham Forest turned into made up of three predicament objects – two free-kicks and a penalty – and he turned into the participant fouled for all three.
Time for me to circulation the are residing-weblog baton to Paul Campbell, who will handbook you thru the leisure of the day’s occasions, and reaction to your entire gargantuan reports. Thanks for becoming a member of me, it’s been true.
One more update from me this day, from the males’s 1,500m freestyle swimming heats. The quickest cases got right here from a huge name-studded third warmth, with Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk qualifying quickest sooner than 800m winner Robert Finke. Crew GB’s Dan Jervis made it in from the second warmth, qualifying fifth-quickest in the abet of Florian Wellbrock (Germany) and Gregorio Paltrinieri (Italy).
Up up to now
Here’s Suzanne Wrack on the seven-plan skirmish between Crew GB and Australia, the do Ellen White scored a hat-trick however aloof ended up on the losing facet:
Australia will play Sweden in the semi-finals after they beat Japan 3-1. In the assorted quarter-closing, USA lead Netherlands 2-1 at half-time, with Canada ready in the final four.
Day seven headlines up to now
Whenever you’re correct becoming a member of us, listed below are the gargantuan reports from Friday in Tokyo:
- Alexander Zverev has dashed Novak Djokovic’s “golden slam” dream and will face Karen Khachanov in the males’s tennis closing
- US swimmer Ryan Murphy has claimed that the 200m backstroke closing, the do he got right here second to ROC’s Evgeny Rylov, turned into “doubtlessly no longer neat”
- Australia have overwhelmed Crew GB 4-3 in extra time to reach the ladies folk’s football semi-finals
- Britain’s Beth Schriever and Kye Whyte claimed gold and silver in BMX racing
- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce turned into third-quickest in the ladies folk’s 100m heats with Dina Asher-Smith qualifying in 11th
- Crew GB beat USA to reach the ladies folk’s rugby sevens semi-finals, whereas Fiji disturbed defending champions Australia
- And Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega has won males’s 10,000m gold as athletics occasions started
Gold for Ethiopia! Selemon Barega maintains Ethiopia’s elegant 10,000m custom, bursting sure on the abet straight and conserving off a resurgent Cheptegei, who takes silver, and fellow Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo in bronze.
Ethiopia’s Berihu Aregawi is fourth, with USA’s Grant Fisher fifth and Canada’s Ahmed sixth.
Up up to now
On the final bell, the world champion, Joshua Cheptegei, doesn’t seem to have adequate in the tank. Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega makes a shock early transfer on the abet straight …
Men’s 10,000m: After Stephen Kissa drops out, having been unable to stretch the dart, the foremost contenders muscle their device to the front. With two laps to bound, Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed makes a transfer, followed by three Ethiopians …
In the 10,000m, early chief Kissa has been reeled in by the pack, who are now stretched out down the house straight. It’s been cagey however with 10 laps to bound, we would possibly presumably well presumably birth to watch the sphere thin out. Sam Atkin is struggling on the abet, presumably running with an injure.
There’s swimming action happening too, with a active night session of heats. Here’s what’s been happening:
In the males’s 50m freestyle heats, Caeleb Dressel certified quickest for the semi-closing sooner than France’s Florent Manaudou and Greece’s Kristian Gkolomeev. Britain’s Ben Proud is thru in 13th do.
In the ladies folk’s occasion, Emma McKeon turned into the quickest qualifier, in front of Pernille Blume, Cate Campbell and Sarah Sjöström. Crew GB’s Anna Hopkin opted out of the heats, saving her vitality for the blended relay. The males’s 1,500m freestyle heats are ongoing.
The males’s 10,000m is under device, with Uganda’s Stephen Kissa atmosphere the hurry up in front. GB’s Sam Atkin and Marc Scott are in the pack, being led by Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto and Weldon Langat. Precise over 2k raced.
GOALS! Netherlands 1-2 USA Two dreams in quick succession for the usa, Mewis and Williams heading in the correct route. The winner of that one will face Canada in the semis.
Girls’s football: Australia beat Crew GB 4-3 (aet)!
There’s no miracle equaliser for Gigantic Britain, who had been two minutes from victory internal 90 minutes and neglected an additional-time penalty. Sam Kerr’s two dreams spy Australia even though, the do they’ll (doubtlessly) face Sweden.
Fencing gold for Japan! They seal a 45-36 opt over ROC, Koki Kano securing victory before being mobbed by his teammates. Search for the sword, lads.
That is, by my depend, Japan’s 17th gold of those Games – they’re abet within one of China on the head of the medal desk.
Up up to now
GOAL! Crew GB 3-4 Australia (White) They think it’s all over … it isn’t now! Ellen White heads house to cease her hat-trick, and Crew GB have spherical 5 minutes to win an equaliser. Observe that one right here.
Sweden lead Japan 3-1 and are heading to the semi-finals … and Netherlands lead the usa, Vivianne Miedema with the opener!
The US were disqualified from the blended 4x400m relay heats! Having near house first in Warmth 1, they had been penalised for a shoddy baton handover – no longer the basic time American groups have suffered with this specific discipline.
Ireland got right here second in that warmth, and will be joined in the final by Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, Jamaica, Germany, Spain and Gigantic Britain, who certified with the eighth-quickest time.
Japan are edging in opposition to but one more house gold, this time in the fencing males’s team épée. They lead the ROC 34-29, with two more bouts to bound of the nine scheduled.
GOAL! Crew GB 2-4 Australia (Kerr) That will presumably well presumably moreover very correctly be that for Crew GB’s medal hopes, as Sam Kerr climbs above Steph Houghton to bound house!
Ought to they cling on, the Matildas are inclined to face Sweden in the semis. They lead the hosts, Japan, 2-1.