29.07.2021, 09:22

Olympics: Trampoline day 1- Rosie MacLennan looking to win third Olympic gold

 
Olympics: Trampoline day 1- Rosie MacLennan looking to win third Olympic gold

Bronze medallist Dan Li of China, gold medallist Rosie Maclennan of Canada and silver medalist Bryony Page of Great Britain pose after the medal ceremony for the Trampoline Gymnastics Women's Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)   

Day one of the trampolining competition sees the qualification and final of the women's individual event.


Rio 2016 gold and silver medallists Rosie MacLennan from Canada and Great Britain's Bryony Page will both be stepping up to compete in the qualification event, hoping to make it through to the final later in the day. They need to come in the top eight out of 16 competitors. MacLennan will be looking to make it a third Olympic gold after winning at London 2012 too.

Shooting day 7: Anna Korakaki targets second gold title in 25m pistol

It's the seventh day of the shooting competition and the action starts with the qualification round of the 25m Pistol Women's event kicking off at 9:00 (local time) followed by the finals and a victory ceremony.

The battle for the podium will be exciting with 2021 World cup winner Rahi Sarbonat (India) and two-time world champion Olena Kostevych from Ukraine both lining up for 25m Pistol event. Meanwhile, heavy favourite Anna Korakaki from Greece is looking to defend her Rio 2016 gold title.

Rowing day 8: Eight boats and single sculls finals


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Maximilian Munski of Germany, Malte Jakschik of Germany, Andreas Kuffner of Germany, Eric Johannesen of Germany, Maximilian Reinelt of Germany, Felix Drahotta of Germany, Richard Schmidt of Germany, Hannes Ocik of Germany and Martin Sauer of Germany compete in the Men's Eight Heat 2 on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Lagoa Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Tokyo 2020 rowing regatta will reach a climactic conclusion at the Sea Forest Waterway on Tokyo Bay on July 30.

The New Zealand crew is searching for their first Olympic medal in the women's eight, which would add to the world title they won in 2019. They will have the United States, the defending champions and the most successful crew at the Olympic Games, in the lane next to them.

The men's eight will bring the curtain down on the regatta where Germany and the Netherlands will be the crews to beat racing in the two inside lanes while defending champions Great Britain will also be in the mix.

Canoe slalom day 6: Men's K1 final brings the curtain down

The men’s K1 gold medal will find a home on the final day of the Tokyo 2020 canoe slalom competition at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre.

The competition has been whittled down where the top-20 competitors from the day before will battle it out in the semi-final for a spot in the final. The 10 fastest semi-finalists will advance into the final, where they will navigate the course for Olympic gold.

Reigning world champion Jiri Prskavec is looking to win the Czech Republic's first canoe slalom gold medal in the men's K1. Prskavec won bronze in Rio 2016, becoming the third man to win multiple Olympic medals in the men's kayak event. Germany's Hannes Aigner, who won bronze in London 2012, will be among Prskavec's main rivals.

Fencing day 7: France to defend Men's Epee Team title

Daniel Jerent, Yannick Borel, Jean-Michel Lucenay and Gauthier Grumier of France celebrate winning the gold medal after the Men's Epee Team Gold Medal Match against Italy on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 3 on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)

It's the seventh day of the fencing competition at the Tokyo 2020 Games and the action starts at 10am (local time) at the Makuhari Messe Hall B in Chiba Prefecture with the quarterfinals followed by the semifinals of the Men's Epee Team event, which is appearing at an Olympics for the 25th time.

The evening session gets underway from 18:30 with the bronze and gold medal matches.

The French team (comprised of Gauthier Grumier, Yannick Borel, Daniel Jerent, and Jean-Michel Lucenay) is the reigning Olympic champion and also ranked number one in the world in the Men's Epee Team event. The squad will want to continue the success with another gold medal at Tokyo 2020, but Olympic silver medallists and ranked number two globally, Italy, will also be going on the attack to clinch the title. Ukraine and Switzerland are also contenders to get on the podium.

Archery day 8: Kang and Kumari shoot for gold in women’s individual final

The first individual medal of Olympic Archery will be handed out in the women's individual recurve event. The day gets underway at 9:30 (local time) with the women's individual 1/8 eliminations. The afternoon session starts at 14:45 and will include the quarterfinals and semifinals before the bronze and gold medal matches.

Since Los Angeles 1984, there has been at least one athlete from Republic of Korea in the women's individual final - so Kang Chaeyoung will have the weight of the nation on her as she chases the gold. Deepika Kumari of India, who won individual women's golds at two of the three World Cups so far this year, will also be among the challengers for a podium place.

Judo day 7: Women's +78kg and men's +100kg medals to be decided

The morning session of Day 7 of the Tokyo 2020 judo competition begins with the women's +78kg and men's +100kg elimination round of 32, then onto the elimination rounds of 16 before the quarter-finals keep the action going.

The evening session features the same weight classes, this time with the women's repechage then semi-finals, followed by the men. The women's +78kg bronze-medal contest is followed by the final, which decides gold and silver, with the +100kg men's event concluding the day.

With the retirement of Emilie Andeol comes the opportunity for a new women's +78kg Olympic champion, and Idalys Ortiz is vying for her second gold. She claimed the title at London 2012 before finishing runner up at Rio, and with a career glittered in gold - including 11 Pan American Championship titles, she'll be looking to add another to her collection.


Olympic champion Teddy Riner of France poses with French flag after his Men's +100kg Judo final match on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)

In the men's +100kg, the favourite is double Olympic champion Teddy Riner. The French judo legend, who stands at 2.04 metres tall, is the only athlete to have won 10 World Championships and went ten years without losing a single bout until finally losing in February 2020 to Japan's Kokoro Kagerua after 154 consecutive victories. It will also be worth keeping an eye on Lukaš Krpalek, who returns to the Olympic Games after winning gold in Rio - although back then he competed in the -100kg category. He comes into the Games on the back of a 2019 World Championship gold and, more recently, a bronze at the 2021 European Championships.

Swimming day 7: Greenbank and Rylov face off in men's 200m backstroke with Schoenmaker favoured in the women's 200m breast

Day seven of Tokyo 2020 swimming competition will see four events concluded, as the finals of the women's 200m breaststroke, men's 200m backstroke, women's 100m freestyle and men's 200m individual medley get underway from 10:30 (local time).

The evening action will host five heats, featuring the men's 50m freestyle, women's 50m freestyle, men's 1500m freestyle, women's 4x100m medley relay and men's 4x100m medley relay.

South African Tatjana Schoenmaker, who holds the Olympic record in the 200m breaststroke, will be the overall favourite in the event final with Team USA's Lilly King there to press her all the way to the wall.

Luke Greenbank of Great Britain and ROC Team member Evgeny Rylov are among the men tipped to take home the gold in the 200m backstroke, with USA's Ryan Murphy - the American master of the stroke - eager to continue on with the fast times he swam at the US Olympic Swim Trials in Nebraska earlier this year.

The swimmers to watch in the women's 100m freestyle event are Australian Emma McKeon, Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden and Haughey Siobhan Bernadette (Hong Kong, China) while Swiss swimmer Jeremy Desplanches and American Michael Andrew will look to touch the wall first in the final of the men’s 200m individual medley.

Four Vietnamese athletes compete in three events (Vietnam time)

- 9:30 am: Dinh Thi Hao and Luong Thi Thao - Rowing - Lightweight Women's Double Sculls

- 11:37 am: Nguyen Hoang Phi Vu - Archery - Men's individual 1/32 eliminations

- 5 pm: Nguyen Thi Anh Vien - Swimming - Women's 800m Freestyle Heat 1


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