Everything you need to know for Australia on Day 8 of the Tokyo Olympics

Titmus vs Ledecky 4.0, Ash Barty plays Novak Djokovic in doubles and the fastest men and women in the world take to the track – Everything you need to know for Day 8 of the Tokyo Olympics

  • Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky compete for fourth and final Olympics
  • The rival swimmers will compete for gold in the women’s 800m freestyle on Saturday
  • Kaylee McKeown is looking for her second gold medal in the women’s 200m backstroke
  • Hockeyroos and Boomers are both in action as they head for knockouts
  • Athletics is in full swing with the final 100 meters ladies and 100 meters motos
  • Number 1 man and woman play with Ash Barty vs Novak Djokovic in mixed doubles
  • Read the latest Olympic news in Tokyo, including schedule, medal table and results here

Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky rekindled their rivalry for the fourth and final time on Saturday in the women’s 800m freestyle battle.

Titmus has so far won both individual events against America’s greatest ever female swimmer, taking gold in the 200m and 400m freestyle.

The US star produced a stunning anchor point of the women’s 4x200m relay to overtake Australia for silver, but dominates the longer races, comfortably winning the 1500m earlier this Olympics.

It will be the last time Titmus swims at the Tokyo Games, which have made her a household name in Australia and around the world.

Team-mate Kaylee McKeown, who won the hearts of Aussies with a charming interview after her gold in the 100m backstroke, is back in the pool, chasing more medals in the 200m backstroke alongside veteran Emily Seebohm.

Australia will also compete in the 4x100m mixed medley on Day 8 of the Olympics.

The world’s best male and female tennis players will compete against each other, as will Australia’s Ash Barty and Serbian Novak Djokovic for the bronze medal in the mixed doubles.

“I love racing with Katie.  It's nice to be on my own a bit.  It's really good this week.  We get along very well,' said Titmus

Golden Girl: Titmus beams as she holds up the gold medal in the women’s 400m freestyle

Titmus' teammate Kaylee McKeown is on track in her quest to become a double gold medalist at the Tokyo Games as well

Titmus’ teammate Kaylee McKeown is on track in her quest to become a double gold medalist at the Tokyo Games as well

Rohan Browning will run the 100m sprint from 9:45pm - he has the third fastest time by an Australian in history

Rohan Browning will run the 100m sprint from 9:45pm – he has the third fastest time by an Australian in history

AUSTRALI ON THE OLYMPIC SPECIFICATIONS – DAY 8

11:10am – BMX Freestyle – Natalya Diehm and Logan Martin

11.30am – Men’s 100m Butterfly Final – Matthew Temple

11:37 AM – Women’s 200m Backstroke Final – Kaylee McKeown

11:46 AM – Women’s 800m Freestyle Final – Ariarne Titmus

11:53 AM – Women’s 100m Hurdles – Liz Clay

12:43 PM – Mixed 4x100m medley relay

12:45 PM – Men’s Hockey

4 pm – Mixed doubles tennis bronze medal match

6:20 PM – Men’s Basketball

8:45 PM – Men’s 100m – Rohan Browning

9:15 PM – Men’s Discus Throw – Matthew Denny

The country’s athletes, led by the swimmers, currently have Australia fifth on the medal tally – with nine golds already surpassing the eight in Rio.

Athletics are in full swing, with the women’s 100m final on Saturday as the men begin the heats to earn the title of fastest person on earth.

Rohan Browning will run from 9:45pm, which has the third fastest time by an Australian in history.

The Aussie Matthew Denny will fight for gold in the men’s discus after recording the third best throw of his group on Friday.

Liz Clay will compete in the 100m hurdles after putting in some fantastic times leading up to the Games.

The Boomers are back in action against Germany after winning their first two games of the Olympics.

The news that they will be without NBA center Aron Baynes for the rest of the league on Friday was unwelcome news for Australia’s medal chances, but they will aim to enter the knockout stages with another comprehensive win.

Ash Barty and her mixed doubles partner John Peers will face the world’s best tennis player Novak Djokovic and Serbia for the bronze medal.

The world women’s No. 1 went to Russia on Friday, meaning she will go home without a gold medal in a disappointing showing from the Wimbledon champion.

The world's best male and female tennis player will compete against each other, as will Australia's Ash Barty and Serbian Novak Djokovic for the bronze medal in the mixed doubles.

The world’s best male and female tennis players will compete against each other, as will Australia’s Ash Barty and Serbian Novak Djokovic for the bronze medal in the mixed doubles.

The Hockeyroos play their last group game against Argentina, but three wins from three games mean they are already through to the quarter-finals, regardless of the result

The Hockeyroos play their last group game against Argentina, but three wins from three games mean they are already through to the quarter-finals, regardless of the result

On the BMX track, two Aussies will battle for the new freestyle event where the world’s best riders will produce trick sides akin to rollerblading.

Natalya Diehm and Logan Martin are Australia’s medal hopes in the event.

The Hockeyroos play their last group match against Argentina, but with three wins from three matches they are already through to the quarter-finals, regardless of the result.

There will be four Australians in the game for the first-ever mixed triathlon, with Aussies also in sailing, shooting and archery.

Golf will continue after a Friday delay due to bad weather.

Cameron Smith made a big comeback before the bad weather, sitting seven shots off the pace.

The Sharks will face Spain in their penultimate men’s water polo game looking for a place in the knockout rounds.

The Australian 7s women’s team was unable to defend their gold medal and lost their last two games.

They play against Russia for the 5th-8th seeding match.

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