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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# tokyo 2020

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# Emotional
'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.
# tokyo 2020
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.
# team ireland
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.
# tokyo 2020
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.
# On the box
Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
Get ready…
# busy morning
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.
# back in the mix
Meadow moves into medal contention but frustration for Maguire
Meadow shot a 68 and Maguire stuck a 70 at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.
# Olympic Committee
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.
# Race Walk
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.
# Swish
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.
# Test against the Best
'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.
# back on track
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.
# great start
Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon
The Meath woman collected 238 points after the fencing ranking round.
# Walking Tall
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.
# kellie harrington
'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.
# Golf
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.
# Catch up
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.
# team ireland
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.’
# Going For Gold
Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo
Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.
# tokyo 2020
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.
# Semi Finals
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
# Olympics
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.
# Triumph over adversity
'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.
# next stop memphis
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.
# tokyo 2020
'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.
# Medals
Korir and Rotich lift Kenyan Olympics gloom with one-two in 800m
The Kenyans have not been at their best in Tokyo before today.
# national record
Canada's Andre De Grasse powers to 200m gold in Tokyo
De Grasse won bronze in the 100m before taking 200m gold.
# pipped at the post
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's the limit
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.
# tokyo 2020
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.
# Oz
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.
# talent unleashed
'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.
# Off And Running
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.
# Catch up
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.
# another classic
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.
# Farewell
Transgender lifter Laurel Hubbard retires after Olympic debut
Her appearance on sport’s biggest stage was historic but short-lived.
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
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.
# sibling love
'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.
# Flying it
Irish showjumpers reach individual final after impressing in qualifier
Brilliant news for the Irish contingent.
# No Joy
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.