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# tokyo-2020 - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Derek Burnett finishes in 26th place after second day of trap shooting
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# Tokyo 2020

Derek Burnett finishes in 26th place after second day of trap shooting

Jul 29th 2021, 7:57 AM 1,871 Views 0 Comments

The Longford shooter concluded the event with a score of 118.

Olympic Breakfast: Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secure gold for Ireland
# Legends
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# Legends

Olympic Breakfast: Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secure gold for Ireland

Jul 29th 2021, 6:35 AM 57,580 Views 22 Comments

The Irish pair saw off a strong German challenge to clinch first place on what was another busy day for Team Ireland.

World pole vault champion Kendricks out of Olympics after Covid positive
# Ruled Out
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# Ruled Out

World pole vault champion Kendricks out of Olympics after Covid positive

Jul 29th 2021, 5:36 AM 3,444 Views 0 Comments

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed the news today.

US star Dressel wins men's Olympic 100m freestyle gold
# Dethroned
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# Dethroned

US star Dressel wins men's Olympic 100m freestyle gold

Jul 29th 2021, 4:20 AM 4,577 Views 0 Comments

The 24-year old touched the wall with a new Olympic record time of 47.02sec.

'It is tough' - Ben Fletcher narrowly beaten by Khurramov
# Judo
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# Judo

'It is tough' - Ben Fletcher narrowly beaten by Khurramov

Jul 29th 2021, 4:13 AM 5,497 Views 3 Comments

A second minute Waza-ari swung the contest for the Uzbekistan competitor.

'The race plan we had, we do it all the time and it seems to work out'
# Cool As You Like
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# Cool As You Like

'The race plan we had, we do it all the time and it seems to work out'

Jul 29th 2021, 3:40 AM 9,891 Views 5 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secured Ireland’s second medal in Tokyo with victory in the men’s lightweight double sculls final.

Sanita Puspure fails to qualify for single sculls final
# Highs And Lows
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# Highs And Lows

Sanita Puspure fails to qualify for single sculls final

Jul 29th 2021, 3:03 AM 10,019 Views 6 Comments

A slow start proved costly as the Irish rower finished fifth in today’s semi-final.

McCarthy and O'Donovan make history with gold medal in Tokyo
# Gold
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# Gold

McCarthy and O'Donovan make history with gold medal in Tokyo

Jul 29th 2021, 2:05 AM 73,143 Views 40 Comments

The pair produced a brilliant performance to finish first in a time of 6:06.43.

Casey and Cremen finish eighth overall after strong display in B final
# Plenty To Build On
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# Plenty To Build On

Casey and Cremen finish eighth overall after strong display in B final

Jul 29th 2021, 1:39 AM 3,005 Views 2 Comments

The pair crossed the line with a time of 6:49.50.

# tokyo-2020 - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Richarlison fires Brazil into Olympics quarter-finals and Germany exit tournament
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Richarlison fires Brazil into Olympics quarter-finals and Germany exit tournament

Jul 28th 2021, 4:09 PM 5,028 Views 1 Comment

Hosts Japan progressed with a thrashing of France.

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles

Jul 28th 2021, 2:33 PM 26,177 Views 25 Comments

The 24-year-old has withdrawn from tomorrow’s women’s all-around final.

Nhat Nguyen edged out in three-game thriller as Wang books place in quarter-finals
# Badminton
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# Badminton

Nhat Nguyen edged out in three-game thriller as Wang books place in quarter-finals

Jul 28th 2021, 12:33 PM 9,729 Views 5 Comments

Dubliner’s debut Olympics comes to an end with 21-12, 18-21, 21-12 defeat.

Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s

Jul 28th 2021, 12:15 PM 9,525 Views 11 Comments

The union has launched a ’7s Legacy Strategy’ as it targets further Olympic qualification.

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning
# On The Box
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# On The Box

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning

Jul 28th 2021, 12:09 PM 21,987 Views 9 Comments

A review of the coverage of Ireland’s first medal success of the Tokyo Olympics.

McSharry sets new Irish record in the 200m breaststroke
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

McSharry sets new Irish record in the 200m breaststroke

Jul 28th 2021, 11:52 AM 10,216 Views 3 Comments

The 20-year-old swimmer finished second in her heat but narrowly missed out on a spot in the semi-final.

Aoife O'Rourke goes down fighting in narrow defeat to second seed Li
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Aoife O'Rourke goes down fighting in narrow defeat to second seed Li

Jul 28th 2021, 11:10 AM 4,387 Views 4 Comments

Rio bronze medallist Qian Li of China won a unanimous decision against the Roscommon middleweight.

28th for Nicolas Roche as Slovenia's Roglic banishes time-trial demons to win Olympic gold
# Cycling
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# Cycling

28th for Nicolas Roche as Slovenia's Roglic banishes time-trial demons to win Olympic gold

Jul 28th 2021, 10:33 AM 4,131 Views 0 Comments

Roglic has bounced back from his collapse on the penultimate-stage time trial at last year’s Tour de France.

Derek Burnett ends first day of trap shooting in 25th place
# On Target
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# On Target

Derek Burnett ends first day of trap shooting in 25th place

Jul 28th 2021, 9:24 AM 4,533 Views 4 Comments

The Longford man is appearing at his fifth Olympic Games.

Andy Murray’s bid for fourth Olympic medal ends in doubles defeat
# Tennis
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# Tennis

Andy Murray’s bid for fourth Olympic medal ends in doubles defeat

Jul 28th 2021, 8:44 AM 4,222 Views 0 Comments

Croatian duo Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig advanced to the quarter-finals.

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal
# Within Her Means
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# Within Her Means

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal

Updated Jul 28th 2021, 8:34 AM 75,218 Views 47 Comments

Siobhan Haughey has created history in the pool today.

Irish women's hockey team beaten 4-2 by impressive Germans
# We Go Again
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# We Go Again

Irish women's hockey team beaten 4-2 by impressive Germans

Jul 28th 2021, 7:48 AM 6,248 Views 1 Comment

The result means next Friday’s clash with India is now crucial.

Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around gymnastics event
# Out
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# Out

Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around gymnastics event

Jul 28th 2021, 7:42 AM 6,314 Views 2 Comments

The defending champion is not competing as she prioritises her mental health.

Irish sailing pair slip down rankings but remain well in contention for medal race
# Mixed Morning
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# Mixed Morning

Irish sailing pair slip down rankings but remain well in contention for medal race

Jul 28th 2021, 7:29 AM 4,398 Views 0 Comments

Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are ranked 11th overall after a gruelling three-race day.

Olympic Breakfast: Quartet get Ireland off the mark with bronze medal
# Team Ireland
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# Team Ireland

Olympic Breakfast: Quartet get Ireland off the mark with bronze medal

Jul 28th 2021, 6:54 AM 46,766 Views 14 Comments

It was a positive day for Ireland at the Sea Forest Waterway and Kokugikan Arena.

Olympic debut ends in heartbreaking defeat for Fletcher
# Judo
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# Judo

Olympic debut ends in heartbreaking defeat for Fletcher

Jul 28th 2021, 5:38 AM 6,134 Views 1 Comment

Austria’s Michaela Polleres was victorious in their women’s 70kg round 32 clash.

Kurt Walker lands huge shock with featherweight victory against world champion Mirzakhalilov
# Underdog Upset
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# Underdog Upset

Kurt Walker lands huge shock with featherweight victory against world champion Mirzakhalilov

Jul 28th 2021, 5:17 AM 15,286 Views 6 Comments

The Irish boxer beat the reigning world champion at the Kokugikan Arena.

O'Donovan and McCarthy cruise into double sculls final with awesome display
# Dominant
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# Dominant

O'Donovan and McCarthy cruise into double sculls final with awesome display

Jul 28th 2021, 4:29 AM 13,328 Views 10 Comments

Elsewhere, there was disappointment for Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen in the women’s double sculls semi-final.

Exhausted Titmus seizes Ledecky's Olympic 200m crown
# Titmus Too Good
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# Titmus Too Good

Exhausted Titmus seizes Ledecky's Olympic 200m crown

Jul 28th 2021, 3:53 AM 6,907 Views 3 Comments

The Australian touched in a new Olympic record time of 1min 53.50sec.

'Hopefully it gives the young girls coming up real hope' - Irish quartet delighted with bronze
# Trailblazers
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# Trailblazers

'Hopefully it gives the young girls coming up real hope' - Irish quartet delighted with bronze

Jul 28th 2021, 3:41 AM 5,080 Views 2 Comments

Ireland have their first medal of the Tokyo Olympics as Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty secured third on Wednesday morning.

Comprehensive Kenya defeat caps disappointing tournament as Ireland 7s bow out
# Done And Dusted
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# Done And Dusted

Comprehensive Kenya defeat caps disappointing tournament as Ireland 7s bow out

Jul 28th 2021, 3:11 AM 10,680 Views 7 Comments

Kenya won the play-off for 9th/10th place on a 22-0 scoreline.

Stunning performance as Ireland secure bronze in the women's four final
# Off The Mark
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# Off The Mark

Stunning performance as Ireland secure bronze in the women's four final

Jul 28th 2021, 2:26 AM 67,541 Views 25 Comments

Team Ireland have won their first medal in Tokyo after an outstanding race from the women’s four.

Tenth overall for Irish pair Doyle and Byrne after they finish fourth in B final
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# Tokyo 2020

Tenth overall for Irish pair Doyle and Byrne after they finish fourth in B final

Jul 28th 2021, 1:10 AM 2,213 Views 0 Comments

The pair crossed the line with a time of 6:16.89.

# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout
# More Than He Can Chew
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# More Than He Can Chew

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 5:02 PM 46,631 Views 15 Comments

A Tokyo 2020 statement called Baalla’s actions ‘intolerable.’

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons
# Out Of Action
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# Out Of Action

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 3:45 PM 80,239 Views 22 Comments

The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee won the gold medal in Biles’ absence.

Daniel Wiffen breaks Irish record to win 800m heat in Tokyo
# Big Impression
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# Big Impression

Daniel Wiffen breaks Irish record to win 800m heat in Tokyo

Jul 27th 2021, 1:49 PM 8,302 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old fails to progress to the final however.

'A lot of people don't come back from glandular fever' - McSharry's path to Olympic final
# Family Pride
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# Family Pride

'A lot of people don't come back from glandular fever' - McSharry's path to Olympic final

Jul 27th 2021, 11:38 AM 4,651 Views 0 Comments

The Sligo native finished in eighth place in the final of the 100m Breaststroke.

Osaka felt pressure was ‘a bit much’ after crashing out of home Olympics
# Unprecedented
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# Unprecedented

Osaka felt pressure was ‘a bit much’ after crashing out of home Olympics

Jul 27th 2021, 11:15 AM 6,224 Views 20 Comments

‘I’m disappointed in every loss, but I feel like this one sucks more than the others.’

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race
# Plain Sailing
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# Plain Sailing

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 9:51 AM 21,105 Views 6 Comments

It’s been a perfect start for Ireland in the 49er class.

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final
# Sligo's Finest
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# Sligo's Finest

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 9:32 AM 52,391 Views 54 Comments

The 20-year-old clocked a time of 1:06.94 in an exceptional field.

Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video
# Off The Chain
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# Off The Chain

Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video

Jul 27th 2021, 9:00 AM 12,281 Views 11 Comments

Dean Boxall flipped out after his swimmer Ariarne Titmus clinched gold in the 400m freestyle at the Olympics.