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# tokyo-2020 - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Angry Djokovic misses out on Olympic medal as Carreno Busta takes bronze
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# Tokyo 2020

Angry Djokovic misses out on Olympic medal as Carreno Busta takes bronze

Jul 31st 2021, 11:30 AM 13,343 Views 15 Comments

The world number one hurled one racket into the stands and smashed another in a 6-4 6-7 (6) 6-3 defeat.

'A sort of throwback to the amateur days' - McIlroy on playing with friend Lowry at Olympics
# Best Buddies
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# Best Buddies

'A sort of throwback to the amateur days' - McIlroy on playing with friend Lowry at Olympics

Jul 31st 2021, 10:41 AM 13,117 Views 5 Comments

The Irish pair are targeting medals after excellent third rounds.

Irish sailing finish Race 12 in first place but just fall short of medal final spot
# Hard Luck
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# Hard Luck

Irish sailing finish Race 12 in first place but just fall short of medal final spot

Jul 31st 2021, 9:57 AM 6,996 Views 6 Comments

Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are in 13th place overall in the men’s 49er class.

Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key

Jul 31st 2021, 9:38 AM 40,086 Views 16 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are due home to Ireland tomorrow.

McIlroy and Lowry chase Schauffele on stacked Olympic leaderboard
# In The Hunt
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# In The Hunt

McIlroy and Lowry chase Schauffele on stacked Olympic leaderboard

Jul 31st 2021, 8:35 AM 11,534 Views 3 Comments

Irish duo set their sights on medals after excellent third rounds.

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy and Lowry keep themselves right in medal picture
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# Tokyo 2020

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy and Lowry keep themselves right in medal picture

Jul 31st 2021, 7:42 AM 68,483 Views 13 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you were sleeping…

Ireland's eventing team in 13th place following dressage phase
# Eventing
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# Eventing

Ireland's eventing team in 13th place following dressage phase

Jul 31st 2021, 4:54 AM 2,925 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Ennis scored 38.10 with her horse Woodcourt Garrison on Saturday morning,

Ledecky beats Titmus for 800m free hat-trick, Dressel shatters WR to win 100m fly gold
# Pool Party
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# Pool Party

Ledecky beats Titmus for 800m free hat-trick, Dressel shatters WR to win 100m fly gold

Jul 31st 2021, 4:04 AM 3,931 Views 0 Comments

US swim star Ledecky signs off with her fourth medal in Tokyo.

Simone Biles withdraws from two of her four individual Olympic finals
# Gymnastics
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# Gymnastics

Simone Biles withdraws from two of her four individual Olympic finals

Jul 31st 2021, 3:32 AM 4,512 Views 6 Comments

The 24-year-old has not competed since she pulled out of the women’s team final on Wednesday.

Sarah Lavin exits 100m hurdles despite second-fastest time of career
# Final Hurdle
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# Final Hurdle

Sarah Lavin exits 100m hurdles despite second-fastest time of career

Jul 31st 2021, 3:20 AM 6,743 Views 0 Comments

Lavin finished seventh in her heat behind world record holder Kendra Harrison.

Disappointment as Mark English misses out on 800m semi-finals
# Marked Out
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# Marked Out

Disappointment as Mark English misses out on 800m semi-finals

Jul 31st 2021, 2:44 AM 6,832 Views 3 Comments

English’s time of 1:46.75 wasn’t enough to see him progress.

Nigerian sprinter Okagbare fails drug test, out of Olympics
# Positive Test
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# Positive Test

Nigerian sprinter Okagbare fails drug test, out of Olympics

Jul 31st 2021, 1:31 AM 9,091 Views 7 Comments

Blessing Okagbare tested positive for human growth hormone in an out-of-competition test conducted earlier this month.

# tokyo-2020 - Friday 30 July, 2021

Rory McIlroy in good place at Olympics after mental refresh
# Going For Gold
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# Going For Gold

Rory McIlroy in good place at Olympics after mental refresh

Jul 30th 2021, 2:54 PM 9,717 Views 6 Comments

McIlroy and Shane Lowry are both four shots off the lead in Tokyo.

'Just a little bit of a scare' - Team Ireland confident Walsh will compete in semi-finals
# Relief
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# Relief

'Just a little bit of a scare' - Team Ireland confident Walsh will compete in semi-finals

Jul 30th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,975 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast boxer suffered a ‘slight strain’ to his ankle after his quarter-final victory.

Sam Watson and Tullabeg Flamenco make positive start to Dressage event
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

Sam Watson and Tullabeg Flamenco make positive start to Dressage event

Updated Jul 30th 2021, 1:26 PM 6,183 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Austin O’Connor and Colorado Blue are in 29th place after the second session.

Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Wiffen wins 1,500m freestyle heat and smashes Irish record at Olympics

Jul 30th 2021, 1:16 PM 9,787 Views 12 Comments

Danielle Hill was also in action in the 50m freestyle heats at the Tokyo Games.

Annalise Murphy: 'I can't see myself going on for another Olympics'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Annalise Murphy: 'I can't see myself going on for another Olympics'

Jul 30th 2021, 1:01 PM 10,058 Views 2 Comments

A silver medalist in Rio, Murphy won’t go for a fourth Games, she says.

Irish 4x400m mixed relay team set new national record to book place in Olympic final
# Fab Four
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# Fab Four

Irish 4x400m mixed relay team set new national record to book place in Olympic final

Jul 30th 2021, 12:26 PM 66,776 Views 27 Comments

Cillin Greene, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker and Chris O’Donnell set a new national record of 3:12.18.

US swimmer accuses Russia's Rylov of doping in Olympics row
# War Of Words
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# War Of Words

US swimmer accuses Russia's Rylov of doping in Olympics row

Jul 30th 2021, 11:54 AM 9,240 Views 15 Comments

Ryan Murphy raised doubts about the result when he claimed he was ‘swimming in a race that’s probably not clean’.

Zverev ends Djokovic's Golden Slam hopes with comeback win at Olympics
# Alexander The Great
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# Alexander The Great

Zverev ends Djokovic's Golden Slam hopes with comeback win at Olympics

Jul 30th 2021, 11:10 AM 5,007 Views 1 Comment

Zverev is looking to become the first German to win singles gold since Steffi Graf in Seoul.

Lowry and McIlroy fire themselves into Olympic medal contention
# Making Moves
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# Making Moves

Lowry and McIlroy fire themselves into Olympic medal contention

Jul 30th 2021, 9:18 AM 14,882 Views 14 Comments

Both players are just four shots off the lead in Tokyo.

Annalise Murphy misses out on Laser Radial medal race
# Sailing
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# Sailing

Annalise Murphy misses out on Laser Radial medal race

Jul 30th 2021, 8:06 AM 7,777 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove sit 14th overall in the 49er class.

‘I didn’t quit’ – Simone Biles provides response to her critics
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

‘I didn’t quit’ – Simone Biles provides response to her critics

Jul 30th 2021, 7:51 AM 7,259 Views 4 Comments

The four-time defending Olympic champion pulled out of the team final and the individual all-around final.

Ireland hockey team suffer huge blow to quarter-final hopes as India strike late
# Green Army
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# Green Army

Ireland hockey team suffer huge blow to quarter-final hopes as India strike late

Jul 30th 2021, 7:33 AM 30,268 Views 20 Comments

The Green Army conclude their group against reigning champions Great Britain on Friday.

Olympic Breakfast: Walsh guarantees another medal for Ireland but mixed fortunes on the track
# Update
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# Update

Olympic Breakfast: Walsh guarantees another medal for Ireland but mixed fortunes on the track

Jul 30th 2021, 6:35 AM 35,656 Views 2 Comments

Belfast boxer Walsh provided a memorable moment on another busy morning for Team Ireland in Tokyo.

'Crazy and surreal' – Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey finishes second in 100m freestyle
# Taking Silver
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# Taking Silver

'Crazy and surreal' – Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey finishes second in 100m freestyle

Jul 30th 2021, 6:06 AM 9,825 Views 1 Comment

The grand-niece of former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey has been a revelation in Tokyo.

Belfast boxer Aidan Walsh secures Olympic medal with quarter-final win
# Winner Winner
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# Winner Winner

Belfast boxer Aidan Walsh secures Olympic medal with quarter-final win

Updated Jul 30th 2021, 5:26 AM 24,483 Views 12 Comments

Walsh beat Mervin Clair of Mauritius in his quarter-final bout.

Wang steals show to become first 200m medley champion since Phelps
# Swimming
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# Swimming

Wang steals show to become first 200m medley champion since Phelps

Jul 30th 2021, 4:43 AM 4,518 Views 0 Comments

Wang was the top seed for the 200m after an impressive showing in the semi-final.

Thomas Barr advances to semi-finals of 400m hurdles
# Qualified
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# Qualified

Thomas Barr advances to semi-finals of 400m hurdles

Jul 30th 2021, 4:08 AM 9,187 Views 8 Comments

Barr finished second in his heat to world record holder Karsten Warholm of Norway.

Kellie Harrington delivers impressive performance on Olympic debut
# Classy
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# Classy

Kellie Harrington delivers impressive performance on Olympic debut

Jul 30th 2021, 3:35 AM 8,094 Views 3 Comments

The Dublin fighter comfortably saw off the challenge of Italy’s Rebecca Nicoli.

Disappointing start to Olympic athletics events as Irish athletes fall short in 800m heats
# Not To Be
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# Not To Be

Disappointing start to Olympic athletics events as Irish athletes fall short in 800m heats

Jul 30th 2021, 3:07 AM 13,799 Views 7 Comments

Nadia Power, Louise Shanahan and Síofra Cléirigh Büttner were all in action at the Japan National Stadium.

# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 29 July, 2021

RTÉ respond to 'inaccurate and misleading claims' about their Olympics coverage in Northern Ireland
# Statement
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# Statement

RTÉ respond to 'inaccurate and misleading claims' about their Olympics coverage in Northern Ireland

Jul 29th 2021, 8:24 PM 49,662 Views 51 Comments

Some politicians say it is ‘unfair’ and ‘unacceptable’ that RTÉ’s coverage is unavailable in Northern Ireland.

'It’s heartbreaking to have to pull out' - Puspure withdraws from Olympic B final due to illness
# Unfortunate
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# Unfortunate

'It’s heartbreaking to have to pull out' - Puspure withdraws from Olympic B final due to illness

Jul 29th 2021, 6:24 PM 15,004 Views 3 Comments

The 39-year-old says she had not been feeling well over the past few days.

McIlroy backs Simone Biles '100%' over Olympic withdrawal
# Head Space
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# Head Space

McIlroy backs Simone Biles '100%' over Olympic withdrawal

Jul 29th 2021, 12:54 PM 7,335 Views 7 Comments

McIlroy hails Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles for prioritising their mental health.

McIlroy and Lowry off the early pace as Austria's Straka hits the front
# Teed Off
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# Teed Off

McIlroy and Lowry off the early pace as Austria's Straka hits the front

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 12:45 PM 13,717 Views 7 Comments

Austria’s Sepp Straka holds the clubhouse lead on eight-under after a lightning-hit opening round.

Shane Ryan sets new Irish record in 100m butterfly heats
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Shane Ryan sets new Irish record in 100m butterfly heats

Jul 29th 2021, 12:13 PM 5,742 Views 1 Comment

Ryan sets new Irish record of 52.52 seconds but falls short of a place in tomorrow morning’s semi-finals.

After Rio exploits, big hopes to raise the Barr in 'one of the hottest events on the track'
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

After Rio exploits, big hopes to raise the Barr in 'one of the hottest events on the track'

Jul 29th 2021, 12:00 PM 6,719 Views 2 Comments

Thomas Barr loves rising to the occasion of a big championships. It’s time to do so at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Irish sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove disqualified from today's races in Tokyo
# Setback
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# Setback

Irish sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove disqualified from today's races in Tokyo

Updated Jul 29th 2021, 11:57 AM 12,622 Views 5 Comments

The 49er team’s harness was deemed to be overweight.

'She's done rowing in Ireland proud and she can hold her head high knowing what she's done'
# Shock
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# Shock

'She's done rowing in Ireland proud and she can hold her head high knowing what she's done'

Jul 29th 2021, 9:06 AM 13,900 Views 8 Comments

Rowing team chief Fearghal O’Callaghan reflected on a ‘bittersweet’ day.

Annalise Murphy moves into 14th place after impressive day's racing
# Medal Hunt
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# Medal Hunt

Annalise Murphy moves into 14th place after impressive day's racing

Jul 29th 2021, 8:29 AM 6,530 Views 3 Comments

The Dubliner finished first and second in Thursday’s two qualifying races.