Another gold medal favorite in the pool, the start of athletics after Covid scare, do-or-die in basketball and the Matildas in the quarters – everything you need to know about today’s Australian Olympic schedule
- Australia advances to day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics with a string of medals at stake
- Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell go for gold in the women’s 100-meter freestyle
- Matildas faces Great Britain for a spot in the women’s football semi-finals
- Australian men and women compete for the rowing eight finals after four golds
- Ash Barty plays in mixed doubles semifinal against Russian duo
- Kookaburras, Opals, Sharks and Aussie BMX girls also in action on Friday
Australia enters Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics with a string of medal opportunities, including a red-hot pool favourite, the start of athletics and major competitions for the Matildas and Opals.
Emma McKeon will try to overcome the disappointment of Australia’s 4x200m relay bronze when she goes for gold in the women’s 100m freestyle – an event for which she broke the Olympic record in her heat.
Cate Campbell will also be going for a medal in the final after qualifying third.
The Matildas face an improved Great Britain in the quarter-finals after beating the world No. 1 in their final game to a 0-0 draw.
A win would take the girls to the semifinals of football.
Australian No. 5 Brandon Starc competes in the men’s high jump as the athletics kick off.
Emma McKeon will try to overcome the disappointment of Australia’s 4x200m relay bronze as she goes for gold in the women’s 100m freestyle
The Matildas face an improved Great Britain in the quarter-finals after remembering the world No. 1 in the US a 0-0 draw in their last game. A win would take the girls to the football semifinals
Ash Barty, the world’s number 1 in women’s tennis
The Australian women’s basketball team, one of the favorites going to the Olympics, has had a disappointing start to their campaign with a shocking loss to Belgium in their first appearance.
They will face China on Friday morning for a crucial final game with Puerto Rico to secure advancing to the knockout stages.
Fresh off Australia’s immense success in the rowing fours, both the men’s and women’s eights will be battling with odds for more medals.
The Kookaburras take on Spain after a near-perfect start to the Olympic campaign with an unbeaten record in their opening games.
They will be in the quarter-finals regardless of the result against the Spaniards, with the Aussies tipped for gold in the event.
Ash Barty, the world’s No. 1 in women’s tennis, has buried the disappointment of her first singles loss and has advanced to the mixed doubles semi-finals with partner John Peers.
The duo moved past Greece’s second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari to face Russia’s Andrey Rublev and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a place in the final.
The Kookaburras take on Spain after a near-perfect start to the Olympic campaign with an unbeaten record in their opening games
The Australian women’s basketball team, one of the favorites going to the Olympics, has had a disappointing start to their campaign with a shocking loss to Belgium in their first appearance
WHAT’S IN FOR AUSTRALI TODAY:
11:00 a.m. – Men’s Hockey
10:15 AM – Men’s High Jump
11:05 am – Women’s rowing yachts
11:15 a.m. – Women’s BMX
11:25 AM – Men’s rowing boats
11:30am – Women’s Rugby 7s
11:59 AM – Women’s 100m Freestyle Final – Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell
12:30 pm – Men’s water polo
12:50 PM – Women’s BMX Final
3.50 pm – Kayak slalom for men
4 pm – Mixed doubles tennis
5:00 PM – Men’s Kayak Slalom Final
6.30pm – Women’s Rugby 7s Quarter
7 p.m. – Women’s football
22:00 – Women’s Basketball
They would become only the second Australian to win gold in a tennis event.
Australia’s defending gold-medal-winning women’s rugby 7s team will face the US on Friday night before the quarter-finals kick off Friday night.
They have been in irresistible form thus far with wins over China and Japan, but will have to gear up against the Americans.
Meanwhile, in the BMX Aussies, Saya Sakakibara and Lauren Reynolds both advanced to the semi-finals as the two go for a place in the final four in the final later Friday.
Lucien Delfour will try to match Thursday’s gold medal win from Jess Fox if he wants to reach the kayak slalom final.
Delfour was one of the fastest qualifiers of Thursday’s heats and will compete for a medal.
The Sharks will face Spain as they aim to reach the quarter-finals of men’s water polo after confirming their stunning win over Croatia with a 14-8 defeat to Serbia.
Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy face the Russian Olympic Committee after winning their first two games in women’s beach volleyball as they strive to advance to the next round.
The men’s wave also continues on Friday with the Aussies Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman well off the pace.