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#tokyo 2020

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 6 August, 2021

'It's hard when you're really close and it's snatched away from you' - Natalya Coyle
# Emotional
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# Emotional

'It's hard when you're really close and it's snatched away from you' - Natalya Coyle

Aug 6th 2021, 1:42 PM 13,136 Views 9 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Ireland withdraw from team showjumping as first rider is eliminated after horse suffers fall

Aug 6th 2021, 12:51 PM 18,781 Views 18 Comments

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
# Team Ireland
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# Team Ireland

Heartbreak for Natalya Coyle as unlucky horse draw derails Olympic medal hopes

Updated Aug 6th 2021, 11:27 AM 66,910 Views 62 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Irish disappointment as crash costs Kay and McCurley in women's madison

Aug 6th 2021, 10:34 AM 4,709 Views 6 Comments

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
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Aug 6th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,141 Views 6 Comments

Get ready…

Olympic Breakfast: Meadow in the medal hunt while 50km walk ends on a high
# Busy Morning
From The42
# Busy Morning

Olympic Breakfast: Meadow in the medal hunt while 50km walk ends on a high

Aug 6th 2021, 6:55 AM 42,921 Views 4 Comments

Catch up on all you need to know from the overnight action in Tokyo.

Meadow moves into medal contention but frustration for Maguire
# Back In The Mix
From The42
# Back In The Mix

Meadow moves into medal contention but frustration for Maguire

Aug 6th 2021, 6:07 AM 6,766 Views 1 Comment

Meadow shot a 68 and Maguire stuck a 70 at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Two Belarus coaches kicked out of Olympics over Tsimanouskaya removal
# Olympic Committee
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# Olympic Committee

Two Belarus coaches kicked out of Olympics over Tsimanouskaya removal

Aug 6th 2021, 2:54 AM 4,833 Views 1 Comment

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
# Race Walk
From The42
# Race Walk

Brendan Boyce claims top 10 finish while Alex Wright takes 29th place in Tokyo

Aug 6th 2021, 1:57 AM 5,111 Views 3 Comments

It was a strong showing in stifling conditions from Boyce who clocked 3:53:40.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Durant scores 23 points to help USA into Olympic semi-final with France
# Swish
From The42
# Swish

Durant scores 23 points to help USA into Olympic semi-final with France

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 2:10 PM 7,010 Views 7 Comments

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
# Test Against The Best
From The42
# Test Against The Best

'The standard is insane': Andrew Coscoran finishes 10th in Olympic 1500m semi

Aug 5th 2021, 12:52 PM 8,018 Views 2 Comments

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
# Back On Track
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# Back On Track

Mark Downey tunes up for madison bid with 17th-place finish in the omnium

Aug 5th 2021, 12:21 PM 2,340 Views 0 Comments

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
# Great Start
From The42
# Great Start

Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon

Aug 5th 2021, 11:45 AM 34,095 Views 17 Comments

The Meath woman collected 238 points after the fencing ranking round.

David Kenny seizes opportunity on Olympic debut in 20km race walk
# Walking Tall
From The42
# Walking Tall

David Kenny seizes opportunity on Olympic debut in 20km race walk

Aug 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 12,649 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Kellie Harrington
From The42
# Kellie Harrington

'To have the support of the people back home, to put a smile on the nation's face, it's just great'

Aug 5th 2021, 7:58 AM 6,451 Views 7 Comments

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
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

Maguire and Meadow both in tie for 11th after strong second rounds at the Olympics

Aug 5th 2021, 7:22 AM 6,134 Views 2 Comments

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
From The42
# Catch Up

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers

Aug 5th 2021, 7:07 AM 44,356 Views 12 Comments

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
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

A childhood dream, allegiance switch and personal struggles: Emily Kay's long Road to Tokyo

Aug 5th 2021, 6:45 AM 6,249 Views 0 Comments

’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
# Going For Gold
From The42
# Going For Gold

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo

Aug 5th 2021, 6:16 AM 53,746 Views 29 Comments

Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.

Parchment wins men's Olympic 110m hurdles gold and US relay woes strike again
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Parchment wins men's Olympic 110m hurdles gold and US relay woes strike again

Aug 5th 2021, 4:43 AM 4,934 Views 1 Comment

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
# Semi Finals
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# Semi Finals

Ireland's Tanya Watson misses out on Olympic diving final after finishing 15th

Aug 5th 2021, 4:02 AM 2,730 Views 1 Comment

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
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

Dina Asher-Smith eyeing relay redemption at Tokyo 2020 as new British record set

Aug 5th 2021, 3:46 AM 2,978 Views 0 Comments

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.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'
# Triumph Over Adversity
From The42
# Triumph Over Adversity

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'

Aug 4th 2021, 9:30 PM 72,507 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Next Stop Memphis
From The42
# Next Stop Memphis

McIlroy buoyed by Olympics display as he looks to play with 'more freedom and fun'

Aug 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 5,710 Views 6 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

'For a track cyclist, the Olympic Games is the pinnacle' - Ireland's English ready for biggest stage

Aug 4th 2021, 3:48 PM 4,588 Views 1 Comment

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
# Medals
From The42
# Medals

Korir and Rotich lift Kenyan Olympics gloom with one-two in 800m

Aug 4th 2021, 3:14 PM 3,614 Views 2 Comments

The Kenyans have not been at their best in Tokyo before today.

Canada's Andre De Grasse powers to 200m gold in Tokyo
# National Record
From The42
# National Record

Canada's Andre De Grasse powers to 200m gold in Tokyo

Aug 4th 2021, 2:46 PM 6,151 Views 1 Comment

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
# Pipped At The Post
From The42
# Pipped At The Post

Cian O'Connor narrowly misses out on medal jump-off in Olympic showjumping final

Aug 4th 2021, 12:59 PM 32,011 Views 51 Comments

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
# Sky's The Limit
From The42
# Sky's The Limit

Sky Brown: 13-year-old skateboarder wins bronze to become GB's youngest Olympic medallist

Aug 4th 2021, 10:54 AM 4,018 Views 3 Comments

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
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Dream debut as Ireland's Tanya Watson books place in Olympic diving semi-final

Aug 4th 2021, 10:26 AM 5,527 Views 2 Comments

Teenage diver finished 16th overall, with the top 18 progressing to Thursday’s semi-finals.

Australian Olympic officials criticise athletes after boozy plane party
# Oz
From The42
# Oz

Australian Olympic officials criticise athletes after boozy plane party

Aug 4th 2021, 8:20 AM 8,358 Views 2 Comments

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
# Talent Unleashed
From The42
# Talent Unleashed

'I'm really confident heading into the Games': The Olympian from Meath who's living out her dream

Aug 4th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,013 Views 2 Comments

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
# Off And Running
From The42
# Off And Running

Steady start for Leona Maguire as women's golf competition gets underway

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 7:42 AM 5,801 Views 2 Comments

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
From The42
# Catch Up

Olympic Breakfast: Irish interest takes a back seat as track delivers another all-time classic

Aug 4th 2021, 5:55 AM 35,970 Views 5 Comments

Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.

McLaughlin smashes world record in epic women's 400m hurdles final
# Another Classic
From The42
# Another Classic

McLaughlin smashes world record in epic women's 400m hurdles final

Aug 4th 2021, 3:50 AM 6,185 Views 1 Comment

In a scintillating event, second-placed Dalilah Muhammad also finished within the pre-race record.

Transgender lifter Laurel Hubbard retires after Olympic debut
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

Transgender lifter Laurel Hubbard retires after Olympic debut

Aug 4th 2021, 3:22 AM 7,312 Views 9 Comments

Her appearance on sport’s biggest stage was historic but short-lived.

Belarus athlete boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
From The42
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

Belarus athlete boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan

Aug 4th 2021, 3:08 AM 6,090 Views 0 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has been offered asylum in Poland following claims her team tried to force her to return home after she criticised her coaches.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

'I would cut this medal in half for my sister because I know she deserves it as much as I do'
# Sibling Love
From The42
# Sibling Love

'I would cut this medal in half for my sister because I know she deserves it as much as I do'

Updated Aug 3rd 2021, 5:54 PM 59,902 Views 8 Comments

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
# Flying It
From The42
# Flying It

Irish showjumpers reach individual final after impressing in qualifier

Updated Aug 3rd 2021, 3:17 PM 9,657 Views 3 Comments

Brilliant news for the Irish contingent.

Ireland's Leon Reid finishes seventh in blistering 200m semi-final
# No Joy
From The42
# No Joy

Ireland's Leon Reid finishes seventh in blistering 200m semi-final

Aug 3rd 2021, 1:22 PM 8,907 Views 4 Comments

It was the fastest 200m race ran this year, and Reid finished just outside his season’s best from this morning.