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Tokyo Olympics live updates: Group GB one-two in pool as Australia and US win more gold, Osaka exits and more!

Tokyo Olympics live updates: Group GB one-two in pool as Australia and US win more gold, Osaka exits and more!

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Kieran Pender

Females’s K1 canoeing: Australia’s Jess Fox has received precise about all there is to win in the slalom. She has claimed 10 world titles during her career, plus 13 junior/childhood/U23 world championship titles. However she has by no plan received Olympic gold.

In London Fox – the daughter of two Olympians – received silver. In Rio it was bronze. This afternoon, in Tokyo, it was to be bronze again. The third-placing this day in the K1 category will doubtless be devastating for the 27-one year-veteran. Having licensed fastest for the semi-finals, and then fastest for the finals, she was the paddler to beat. However – impeded by time penalties – overwhelmed she was, by Ricarda Funk. Gold in the K1 will must wait till Paris.

Fortunately for Fox, she is going to procure one more different in Tokyo, too. The paddler was phase of a community pushing for gender fairness in their sport; they’ve secured the addition of the ladies folk’s C1 match at Tokyo 2020 for the first-time. The C1 will doubtless be held on the identical direction, albeit in a distinct kind of boat (a canoe, as antagonistic to a kayak – therefore C1).

Tom Dean: The 21-one year-veteran from Maidenhead received gold for Huge Britain in the males’s 200m freestyle some hours ago. His mom invited what looks relish several hundred of her closest web bid online visitors around to the family abode to undercover agent him triumph on a immense show conceal in her assist garden. Here’s how they watched the closing stages of the hasten unfold …

Lewis Coombes

THIS is what the @Olympics plan!! Associates & family of @ClubMaidenhead swimmer @tomdean00 cheer the original 200m Freestyle #Olympics CHAMPION house! GOLD!!! GOLD!! GOLD!!! #Tokyo2020 @BBCSport #Swimming @BBCSouthNews pic.twitter.com/wBtpR7Yba1

July 27, 2021

Females’s football: Australia are about to grab on Group USA in the final community game in what’s a reasonably must-win game for Sam Kerr and her fellow Matildas. They’re up against it and Emma Kemp has essentially the most fashionable …

Females’s K1 canoeing: Fox has to accept bronze. Ricarda Funk wins the gold for Germany whereas Maialen Chourraut takes silver for Spain. Group GB’s Kimberley Woods finished last of the 10 finalists.

Jess Fox of Australia has finished third in the women’s K1 slalom.

Jess Fox of Australia has finished third in the ladies folk’s K1 slalom. Photo: Martin Rickett/AAP

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Females’s K1 canoeing: Fox incurs a two-2nd penalty early doors. Ricarda Funk currently leads and looks factual for the gold after one more mistake by Fox.

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Females’s K1 canoeing : Australia’s Jess Fox is currently contesting the final and is at the tip of the direction. She desires to total the direction in 105 seconds or fewer to win gold so as to add to the silve and bronze she’s already trousered at Rio and London. Here we trudge …

Mike Hytner

Surfing: The waves rolled into Tsurigasaki Seaside and the curtain came down on a excessive-flying Video games debut for surfing as Brazil’s Italo Ferreira claimed the sport’s first ever Olympic gold medal.

The spectacular Ferreira, who headed to Tokyo sandwiched between compatriots Gabriel Medina and Filipe Toledo in a Brazilian high three on the World Surf League rankings, dashed local hopes in the final with a convincing win over Kanoa Igarashi.

The advent of wet and windy prerequisites off the Eastern coast brought on organisers to bring ahead the medal rounds by 24 hours to develop the quite a variety of the bigger, if messy, waves on provide.

And it was Ferreira who coped better with the dejected prerequisites in the title decider, scoring single wave ratings of seven.77 and 7.37 for a combined total of 15.14. A clearly frustrated Igarashi, who was born in Huntingdon Seaside in California, did no longer win any meaningful rides and ended with a disappointing total of 6.60.

The scenes of Brazilian jubilation on the seaside at the conclusion of the match had been in stark contrast to the consternation in Ferreira’s camp when, after precise one wave inch of the final, he snapped his board comely in half of when attempting an aerial on a immense first wave.

Bianca Buitendag of South Africa and the USA’s Carissa Moore trudge head-to-head for gold in the ladies folk’s final, up next.

Italo Ferreira

Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira celebrates victory in the males’s shortboard at Tsurigasaki Surfing Seaside. Photo: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Boxing: There was some unpleasantness in the boxing ring at the Kokugikan Arena earlier, when Moroccan heavyweight Youness Baalla had a nibble on the ear of his Kiwi opponent David Nyika in round three. Baalla’s chunk went uncared for by the referee and Nyika performed with out injury on his capability to a 5-0 win.

Emma Kemp

Table-tennis: Table tennis player Jian Fang Lay has largely flown below the radar for the last … three decades, nevertheless has marked a milestone at these Video games by becoming entirely the 2nd Australian lady to compete at six Olympic Video games alongside equestrian Mary Hanna who, at 66, is the oldest on the team.

Jian moved to Australia from Wenzhou in 1994, retired, then embarked on a 2nd coming that has taken her extra than predicted in Tokyo. The 48-one year-veteran mom of two was drafted into the team late as a consequence of of a withdrawal and needed to win a preliminary match precise to develop the first round.

Then the field No 156 purchased past Italy’s Debora Vivarelli before upsetting Poland’s world No.35 Qian Li. The curtain came down on Tuesday afternoon, when she was overwhelmed by Germany’s Han Ying.

Bianca Walkden is gutted. The sweat-soaked Liverpudlian looks unbelievably forlorn and can’t think her base success nevertheless desires to build this defeat behind her to focal point on her bronze medal match. Hats off to her Korean opponent, alternatively, who received via to the final with an astonishing last-ditch effort.

Lee Da-Bin and Bianca Walkden

Lee Da-Bin walks away in triumph, leaving Group GB’s Bianca Walkden face down on the floor after winning their semi-final with the final kick in the final 2nd in the final round. Photo: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Bianca Walkden loses in the final 2nd …

Taekwondo: Disaster for Bianca Walkden, who loses in the final 2nd of the final round. Lee Da-Bin advances to the final by the skin of her enamel with a headshot in the very last 2nd of the third round. “I’m actually lost for phrases,” says Lutalo Muhammad in the BBC studios. “Lee Da-Bin did the entirely thing that she may perhaps procure performed to win and she performed it completely.”

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Taekwondo: It’s 22-24 to Walkden with 04 seconds to head.

Taekwondo: We’re in the final round of the Walkden v Lee, with the Korean leading 19-14. Walkden desires to seem at out, alternatively, she’s racked up seven gam-jeoms (warning points) – one more three and she’ll be disqualified. We’ve precise had a truly lengthy destroy for a VAR intervention that price Walkden two points.

Taekwondo: Handsome housewives popular Lutalo Muhammad is on the BBC offering informed punditry, which will imply entirely one thing – there’s a Brit trying to kick and punch their capability to glory in the taekwondo ring.

Who is it? It’s Bianca Walkden, who is in the center of her +67kg semi-final against Korea’s Lee Da-Bin. It’s 14-10 to Walkden’s opponent in the intervening time.

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Kon’nichiwa all individuals. While you’re precise waking up in the United Kingdom or someplace else in Europe, successfully … what time attain you call this? The day is finish to over! Whereas you had been distant in the Land of Nod, the UK received one more three medals in the Land of the Rising Sun and there’ll doubtless be more to come assist in the subsequent few hours.

Group GB’s Tom Dean and his pal Duncan Scott recorded a one-two in the males’s 200m freestyle final, whereas Georgia Taylor-Brown survived a puncture in the bike leg of the ladies folk’s triathlon to finish 2nd behind Bermuda’s Vegetation Duffy. The daughter of British oldsters, Duffy brought on scenes of unbridled jubilation in the island territory by winning their first ever gold medal.

In thoroughly different locations in Tokyo, house popular Naomi Osaka was knocked out in the third round of the ladies folk’s tennis singles, going down in straight devices to the unfancied Czech Marketa Vondrousova. There was better success for Andy M urray and Joe Salisbury, who procure precise stepped forward to the quarter-finals of the males’s doubles. They beat German duo Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz in straight devices.

And Irish readers may perhaps be interested to be taught that Mona McSharry was pleased with her eighth dwelling finish in the ladies folk’s 100m breaststroke final, whereas the Irish rugby sevens aspect procure uncared for out on a dwelling in the quarter-finals despite beating Kenya. They wished to beat the African aspect by eight points to brand themselves a crack at the knockout stages nevertheless entirely received 12-7. Ouch.

Tom Dean and Duncan Scott

Tom Dean (factual) hugs his pal and rival Duncan Scott after beating him into 2nd dwelling in the males’s 200m freestyle final Photo: Akihiro Sugimoto/AFLO/REX/Shutterstock

China win diving gold

Chinese pair Chen Yuxi and Zhang Jiaqi procure received the ladies folk’s synchronised 10m platform. They are previous 15 and 17 respectively and had been about as finish to perfection as they may perhaps well procure hoped. An understated bow at the finish is all they must celebrate. The United States team of Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell moved hastily up the sphere to assert silver as a consequence of a solid assist 2½ somersaults 1½ twist in their final dive. And Mexico’s Gabriela Agundez and Alejandra Orozco claimed bronze. British duo Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson recovered from a shaky begin nevertheless finished seventh from a field of eight.

Chen Yuxi and Zhang Jiaqi

Chen Yuxi and Zhang Jiaqi in action. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Photos

And with that, I’m going to hand you over to Barry Glendenning for the subsequent few hours. Ciao for now.

Bianca Walkden is preparing for her taekwondo ladies folk’s +67kg semi-final against 2019 world champion South Korean Lee Da-bin. Sight her in action in about 20 minutes.

Bianca Walkden

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We’ve had a Mike Tyson 2nd in the boxing. In the males’s heavyweight round of 16, Moroccan fighter Youness Baalla tried to chunk the ear of Original Zealand’s David Nyika. Nyika received by job of unanimous resolution and was elated during, nevertheless the bout was overshadowed by Baalla’s behavior in the final round.

“He didn’t procure a paunchy mouthful,” Kyika said afterwards. “Happily he had his mouthguard in, and I was a little sweaty. However come on man, that is the Olympics, procure your shit collectively.”

Ben Damon

Morocco’s Youness Baalla tried to chunk the ear of Original Zealand’s David Nyika!!! #Boxing #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/N6LJIqjb6S

July 27, 2021

In the intervening time, the ladies folk’s mountain bike harmful nation has began. Rebecca McConnell is representing Australia, The US procure Hayley Batten, Erin Huck and Kate Courtney and Group GB Evie Richards, who is currently in 2nd Switzerland’s Jolanda Neff.


The ladies folk’s mountain bike hasten is underway with @bec_mcconnell looking for Australia’s first Olympic medal in the sport! 🇦🇺

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July 27, 2021

Fox is away in the kayak semi-final and my, these rapids are fast. To this point it’s flawless. Loads of the sphere struggled on this direction nevertheless she is a train of assist watch over. Before everything destroy up Fox is already ahead of the pack. Identical with the 2nd. She finishes in 105.85, 3.33 seconds faster than her nearest competitor, Slovak Eliška Mintálová. The Australian qualifies first for the final. Group GB’s Kimberley Woods is there too, qualifying sixth.

Wright is out of the water now and the Australian contingent is at the shore to satisfy him. There’s quite a variety of congratulating going on. Now they’re in a huddle, Wright in the center, for an “Aussie Aussie Aussie” assert.

Here’s pretty immense for Australia. Medina was the brand surfer coming into the Olympics.

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The total Australian needed to attain was block Medina from the 5.98 get he desires, nevertheless the latter looks as if he can’t procure assist out the assist. He’s ducking and diving. There are 30 seconds to head and he’s easy paddling. Wright is in chase. He precise desires to wait it out. And he jumps on a wave to celebrate!

Owen Wright of Australia celebrates after winning bronze.

Owen Wright looks pretty stoked. Photo: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

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Medina is significantly frantically paddling away from Wright, who can train his precedence to defence his get if he stays finish. The Brazilian pops up on one more wave, gets some severe air and then crashes. The wind may perhaps want had something to attain with that. 1: 40 on the clock.

The surf is soupy and decent waves are tricky to come assist by. However gather one Medina does. It is a genuinely crap wave nevertheless he affords it a shot anyway, bounces along and turns it into a get of 6.00. That was class. Medina is easy a smidge behind and desires 5.98 with precise over three minutes on the clock.

Medina surfs his eighth wave of this match and it’s so-so. Nothing particular nevertheless did the trick. It’s a 5.77. Wright replies with a more spectacular inch. He floats along the tip, dips and then rises again, before turning assist on himself as the whitewash gets heavy. That was adjudged a 5.47, and I know I’m biased nevertheless it undoubtedly looked the higher of the 2. Wright has the precedence now with a tick below eight minutes remaining and he’s easy in entrance with a total 11.97 to Medina’s 11.20.

Medina has the factual of capability, meaning if both surfers trudge for the identical wave Wright must stand down. The Brazilian double world champion is up and he has to egg himself ahead to successfully procure onto the lip nevertheless as soon as he’s there it’s trudge time, and he finds some nice air before coming unstuck. Wright is sitting on a total of 8.6 and Medina 6.53.

Owen Wright is up and away in his surfing bronze medal match against Gabriel Medina. Medina has been on two waves already for a total get of 1.77, so late begin.

Kieran Pender

American swim vital particular person Lilly King has criticised the media for allegedly distorting her phrases and said that her Australian competitors, who’re currently equal with the United States in the swimming medal tally with three golds each and every, are “swimming precise fine”.

King courted controversy before Tokyo 2020 when she expressed her perception that the American ladies folk may perhaps win every individual gold medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. With 5 individual medals hasten for the ladies folk held to this point, the Australians procure secured two golds, whereas the USA, Canada and Japan procure one apiece.

However King brushed aside a journalist’s seek information from on Wednesday after she claimed bronze in the ladies folk’s 100m breaststroke.

“I in truth feel relish that quote has been bent … and I’ve commented on that since,” she said. “I said I believed that the American citizens may perhaps win every single individual gold medal. All I was saying was that I believed in my groups and that I think we now procure a factual shot at swimming successfully. However that was bent. The Aussies are swimming precise fine.”

Lilly King

Photo: Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Photos

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Occurs to the handiest of us.

David Imprint

Lawful did a damaging with @abcnews and referred to Owen Wright as Owen Wilson. Sorry @RealOwenWright – I’m distinct you are an even looking actor, nevertheless you are moreover bloody factual at surfing. Valid success this day – we’re all watching.

July 27, 2021

It’s time to swap to the canoe slalom, the set Australian Jess Fox is contesting the ladies folk’s kayak semi-finals and then, all going successfully, the final, as she hunts a paunchy state of Olympic medals having received bronze and silver at past Video games. The 27-one year-veteran is 24th on the begin relate from a field of 24, so we now procure a little bit waiting to attain before she’s up.

For the uninitiated, in the kayak, or K1, competitors sit down in a cockpit and maintain one glide with a blade on each and every finish.

Jess Fox

Fox in the K1 heats. Photo: Yara Nardi/Reuters

Kiwi physician Jane Nicholas has precise completed her glide and price herself invaluable seconds paddling assist upstream to procure via the gate. She finishes in 144.84, which is the slowest time of the four already performed. Switzerland’s Naemi Brändle was quickest to this point with 121.91.

Tennis: Naomi Osaka knocked out!

There may be just a few severe huge-killing going on in the ladies folk’s tennis singles and the Eastern vital particular person is basically the most fashionable to head after losing in straight devices to Czech third-round opponent Marketa Vondrousova.

Tumaini Carayol

Naomi Osaka is OUT of the Olympic games.

Marketa Vondrousova wins 6-1, 6-4.

July 27, 2021

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In the males’s hockey, Germany procure precise scored a fourth just against Huge Britain to develop it 4-1 with about eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter. It’s some turnaround for the Germans, who lost 3-1 to Pool B leaders Belgium the day past. Barring something incredible from the Brits, this may occasionally be their first loss after two early wins against South Africa and Canada.


Germany’s Tobias Constantin Hauke strikes the ball past Group GB’s Phillip Roper. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Photos

For the musically inclined, Lydia Jacoby, the unheralded Alaskan 17-one year-veteran who received gold in the ladies folk’s 100m breaststroke earlier this day, is a singer and performs double bass. Here she is doing both with the Snow River String Band at the 2018 Anchorage Folks Pageant.

The entirely US swimmers youthful than Jacoby to win an individual Olympic title in the last 20 years are Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin.

Naomi Osaka in distress!

Tumaini Carayol

Upset alert: Marketa Vondrousova takes the first state 6-1 against Naomi Osaka at the Olympics.

July 27, 2021

Sally Fitzgibbons has spoken to Seven about her quarter-final loss and says her “coronary heart is shattered” after essentially the most complex defeat of her career.

“It hurts so scandalous … constantly keep in mind being the first surfing Olympians. Optimistically precise goes from energy to energy. Our sport’s right here to terminate. I’m going to work in truth laborious and hopefully scrutinize you all in 2024,” she said via tears. I’m hoping the total younger groms can purchase up a board for the first time, trudge obtainable with a smile on their face and inch waves. It brings essentially the most pleasure in existence. Each day it puts a smile on my face.

“Everyone’s going via substantial tricky occasions. So, admire and hope, thanks all individuals. Scramble the Aussies in the remainder of Olympics. To my family, I precise must assert thank you so powerful. Thanks for the sacrifices. And thanks for precise being in my nook the total capability. I surfed every wave obtainable for you there. Thank you so powerful.”


“It hurts so scandalous… my coronary heart is shattered.”

All of Australia loves you, @Sally_Fitz ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hSnPBXtRRg

July 27, 2021

Ferreira is via. Wright precise couldn’t procure on a wave at the finish there and as a consequence of the Brazilian had precedence he kept edging closer and closer to his opponent as one plan of stopping Wright from claiming a wave and therefore defending his lead. That’s all she wrote for the Australians in the surfing. Ferreira will face Japan’s fifth seed Igarashi Kanoa for the gold medal. Wright will face Brazil’s Gabriel Medina for bronze. High-tail procure below capability in a little bit over an hour.

Owen Wright

Owen Wright in action. Photo: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

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This may occasionally well fit down to the wire. Wright is on a wave and makes a backhand flip, slides the tail and then throws that tail as he lands. He begins paddling instantly out the assist as a consequence of he’s running out of time. Ferreira, in the intervening time, precise needed to wait it out. One minute to head. Wants 6.7.

The Australian cheer squad cherished that. They are hollering from their armchairs. It is WINDY obtainable and the surf a little bit messy. Wright appears to be like to be enthusiastic to total his waves persistently, whereas Ferreira is going immense at any time when. Ferreira is assist on for his 10th wave, looks to lose assist watch over precise a little bit before recovering, to brand a get of 6.67. Wright is now on his sixth wave and ratings a 6.47. The Australian is below stress and desires 6.70 with 5 minutes to head.

Italo Ferreira

Ferreira gets some air. Photo: Francisco Seco/AP

Wright has precise made a flat 6.00 by job of a main snap that state up the 2nd with was a savory assist-hand vertical re-entry. It brings both competitors equal on 11.00 with precise below 12 minutes to head.

If Wright wins this, he will contest the final against Kanoa Igarashi after the Eastern saw off Brazilian substantial Gabriel Medina in a thriller of a semi.

Emma Kemp

Hi there! Let’s jump straight assist into the surfing as a consequence of Owen Wright is midway via his semi-final against Ítalo Ferreira. The Brazilian has precise made some severe height nevertheless didn’t total the switch. Ferreira’s total is 11.00 and Wright desires 6.01 to grab the lead with 18 minutes remaining.

Jonathan Howcroft

Okay, now the pool’s over I’m in a position to hand you on to Emma Kemp. Thanks for joining me this day, take pleasure in the remainder of the action.

Swimming: Kate Douglass (USA) wins the 2nd semi-final of the ladies folk’s 200m IM. It’s a Huge Britain 2-3 with Abbie Wood leading in Alicia Wilson.

The occasions imply Hosszu DOES sneak into the final in seventh dwelling.

Surfing: The first males’s semi-final is in truth unreal. 2d seed Gabriel Medina (BRA) was flying, racking up 16.76 easily. However precise now fifth seed Igarashi Kanoa (JAP) found some incredible air to land a 9.33! He now leads with 17.00. 5 minutes remaining.

Swimming: Alex Walsh (USA) wins the first ladies folk’s 200m IM semi from China’s Yiting Yu and Japan’s Jui Ohashi.

In her fifth Video games, the Iron Girl Katinka Hosszu ended fifth and looks no longer going to prevail in the final.

Swimming: The last match in the pool tonight is the ladies folk’s 200m IM semis. In the first warmth we now procure Hungarian myth Katinka Hosszu.

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Rugby sevens: The males’s quarter-final line-up is now total:

  • Original Zealand v Canada
  • Huge Britain v USA
  • South Africa v Argentina
  • Fiji v Australia


Fiji are going for gold. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Photos

Surfing: The males’s semi-finals are underway. First up is Eastern fifth seed Igarashi Kanoa against Brazilian 2nd seed Gabriel Medina.

In around half of-an-hour from now it must be high-ranked Brazilian Italo Ferreira against Australian seventh seed Owen Wright.

Tokyo Olympics live updates: Group GB one-two in pool as Australia and US win more gold, Osaka exits and more!