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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# tokyo 2020

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'It's hard when you're really close and it's snatched away from you' - Natalya Coyle
The 30-year-old is proud of her achievements at three Olympic Games, but admits it’s not the way she would’ve chosen to end the journey.
Ireland withdraw from team showjumping as first rider is eliminated after horse suffers fall
Shane Sweetnam and Alejandro had a disastrous qualifying round, with the horse losing a shoe early on.
Heartbreak for Natalya Coyle as unlucky horse draw derails Olympic medal hopes
Coyle finished in 24th place overall, with Britain’s Kate French winning gold.
Irish disappointment as crash costs Kay and McCurley in women's madison
Irish pair couldn’t recover from racing crash as Britain’s Kenny and Archibald take gold.
Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
Get ready…
Olympic Breakfast: Meadow in the medal hunt while 50km walk ends on a high
Catch up on all you need to know from the overnight action in Tokyo.
Meadow moves into medal contention but frustration for Maguire
Meadow shot a 68 and Maguire stuck a 70 at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.
Two Belarus coaches kicked out of Olympics over Tsimanouskaya removal
The International Olympic Committee on Friday said it had removed the accreditations of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich.
Brendan Boyce claims top 10 finish while Alex Wright takes 29th place in Tokyo
It was a strong showing in stifling conditions from Boyce who clocked 3:53:40.
Durant scores 23 points to help USA into Olympic semi-final with France
The three-time defending champions powered past Australia 97-78, while the French overcame Slovenia.
'The standard is insane': Andrew Coscoran finishes 10th in Olympic 1500m semi
Kenya’s Abel Kipsang set a new Olympic record of 3:31.65 in the second semi-final.
Mark Downey tunes up for madison bid with 17th-place finish in the omnium
Matthew Walls won gold for Britain ahead of New Zealand’s Campbell Stewart and Italy’s Elia Viviani.
Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon
The Meath woman collected 238 points after the fencing ranking round.
David Kenny seizes opportunity on Olympic debut in 20km race walk
The 22-year-old Kerryman easily outperformed his world ranking to finish 29th in Sapporo.
'To have the support of the people back home, to put a smile on the nation's face, it's just great'
The Dublin boxer will fight for a gold medal in Tokyo on Sunday morning.
Maguire and Meadow both in tie for 11th after strong second rounds at the Olympics
Nelly Korda shot a stunning 62 to lead the way on -13.
Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers
Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.
A childhood dream, allegiance switch and personal struggles: Emily Kay's long Road to Tokyo
’20 years of working every day with the dream of going to the Olympics, to finally achieve that was pretty incredible.’
Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo
Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.
Parchment wins men's Olympic 110m hurdles gold and US relay woes strike again
Parchment clocked 13.04 seconds, to trump fading world champion Grant Holloway.
Ireland's Tanya Watson misses out on Olympic diving final after finishing 15th
19-year-old Watsonwas the first woman to represent Ireland in an Olympic diving competition
Dina Asher-Smith eyeing relay redemption at Tokyo 2020 as new British record set
The 25-year-old pulled out of the 200m and failed to reach the 100m final last week after suffering a hamstring injury in June.
'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'
Team Ireland track cyclist Shannon McCurley’s Road to Tokyo hasn’t exactly been straightforward.
McIlroy buoyed by Olympics display as he looks to play with 'more freedom and fun'
The 32-year-old missed out in a seven-man play-off for a bronze medal on Sunday.
'For a track cyclist, the Olympic Games is the pinnacle' - Ireland's English ready for biggest stage
After two ‘unbelievably stressful’ years, English and Mark Downey compete in the men’s Madison this week.
Korir and Rotich lift Kenyan Olympics gloom with one-two in 800m
The Kenyans have not been at their best in Tokyo before today.
Canada's Andre De Grasse powers to 200m gold in Tokyo
De Grasse won bronze in the 100m before taking 200m gold.
Cian O'Connor narrowly misses out on medal jump-off in Olympic showjumping final
O’Connor and Kilkenny finish joint-seventh in Wednesday’s individual final.
Sky Brown: 13-year-old skateboarder wins bronze to become GB's youngest Olympic medallist
Brown’s achievement is all the more remarkable for the fractured skull and broken bones she suffered during a horrific fall in training last year.
Dream debut as Ireland's Tanya Watson books place in Olympic diving semi-final
Teenage diver finished 16th overall, with the top 18 progressing to Thursday’s semi-finals.
Australian Olympic officials criticise athletes after boozy plane party
New Zealand’s Olympians have also been accused of unruly behaviour on a flight from Tokyo to Christchurch.
'I'm really confident heading into the Games': The Olympian from Meath who's living out her dream
Modern pentathlete Natalya Coyle is the third and final athlete to be profiled in our series with Indeed.
Steady start for Leona Maguire as women's golf competition gets underway
The Cavan golfer posted an even-par round of 71, with Stephanie Meadow one shot further back.
Olympic Breakfast: Irish interest takes a back seat as track delivers another all-time classic
Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.
McLaughlin smashes world record in epic women's 400m hurdles final
In a scintillating event, second-placed Dalilah Muhammad also finished within the pre-race record.
Transgender lifter Laurel Hubbard retires after Olympic debut
Her appearance on sport’s biggest stage was historic but short-lived.
Belarus athlete boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has been offered asylum in Poland following claims her team tried to force her to return home after she criticised her coaches.
'I would cut this medal in half for my sister because I know she deserves it as much as I do'
Ireland’s history-making siblings: Aidan Walsh says his bronze medal is shared with his sister, Michaela.
Irish showjumpers reach individual final after impressing in qualifier
Brilliant news for the Irish contingent.
Ireland's Leon Reid finishes seventh in blistering 200m semi-final
It was the fastest 200m race ran this year, and Reid finished just outside his season’s best from this morning.