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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# tokyo 2020

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# Unprecedented
Osaka felt pressure was ‘a bit much’ after crashing out of home Olympics
‘I’m disappointed in every loss, but I feel like this one sucks more than the others.’
# Plain sailing
Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race
It’s been a perfect start for Ireland in the 49er class.
# sligo's finest
'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final
The 20-year-old clocked a time of 1:06.94 in an exceptional field.
# Off The Chain
Australian swim coach apologises for tearing off mask in viral video
Dean Boxall flipped out after his swimmer Ariarne Titmus clinched gold in the 400m freestyle at the Olympics.
# Concern
Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics
Irish 49er sailing duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are experiencing a delay as a result.
# Irish Eye
Ireland 7s book 9th/10th place play-off spot after 31-point win over South Korea
Ireland will now face either Kenya or Japan in the play-off.
# improvements
Rio 2016 silver medallist Annalise Murphy back on track after two top-10 finishes
The Dubliner is up to 20th overall after starting the day in 31st.
# icymi
Olympic Breakfast: Mixed bag for the Irish as big stories unfold elsewhere on day four
Mona McSharry’s final, contrasting fortunes for the 7s and boxers, and Osaka’s exit – catch up on all you missed.
# Upset
Home favourite Osaka crashes out of Olympics
She suffered a shock third-round defeat at the hands of Marketa Vondrousova.
# Dream Debut
Belfast boxer Aidan Walsh dominates to advance to quarter-final in Tokyo
The 24-year-old is one win away from an Olympic medal.
# Dejection
Agony for Ireland 7s as late Kenyan try ends their Olympic medal hopes
Anthony Eddy’s side made a promising start but conceded a late score to miss out.
# tokyo 2020
Ireland's Hayes finishes 23rd after impressive performance in gruelling triathlon
Flora Duffy won Bermuda’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in the event.
# badminton
'Excited and buzzing' - Nhat Nguyen dominates on Olympic debut
The 21-year-old made a winning start to his first Games and dedicated the victory to his family.
# tokyo 2020
Hyland records his second fastest ever swim but misses out on next stage
Ellen Walsh’s 19th place finish wasn’t enough to qualify for the semi-finals.
# tokyo 2020
Britain's Daley remembers late father after Olympic diving gold
Daley added gold to the bronze medals he won at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games.
# Down but not out
Ireland 7s fall to second defeat in Tokyo against impressive USA side
Ireland were beaten 19-17 by the USA in their second Pool C game.
# Work to do
Annalise Murphy facing uphill battle after difficult day in Laser Radial sailing
Murphy finished 24th and 37th in races three and four of the 10 race series.
Momiji Nishiya wins first Olympic women’s street skateboarding gold aged just 13
Japan’s Nishiya finished ahead of Brazil’s Rayssa Leal – also aged 13.
# Canoe Slalom
'It just wasn't my day' - Fine margins but Liam Jegou counts cost of errors
“Maybe I had the final in my mind and you can’t be doing that,” he said.
# Tough Loss
Gracious Michaela Walsh exits Olympics after tough battle with Irma Testa
Another disappointing result for Irish boxing as Michaela Walsh’s Olympic debut ends in defeat.
# History Maker
Olympic Breakfast: McSharry makes a splash but Irish captain bows out on day three
There was disappointment for the women’s hockey team and men’s rugby sevens but Mona McSharry has advanced to the 100m breaststroke final.
# story of Titmus
Australia's Titmus upsets Ledecky to win Olympic 400m freestyle gold
The 20-year old hit the wall for gold in 3min 56.69sec.
# Blow
Irish captain Brendan Irvine eliminated after split decision loss against Carlo Paalam
Belfast’s Brendan Irvine lost out in his round 32 flyweight bout earlier this morning.
# tokyo 2020
Britain's Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold to defend Olympic title
The 26-year old held off a challenge from Dutchman Arno Kamminga to claim gold.
# coygig
Irish women's hockey team go down fighting against awesome Dutch outfit
The Pool A tie finished 4-0 after a final quarter blitz.
# Second best
Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut
Gavin Mullin and Terry Kennedy scored tries in a 33-14 loss in Tokyo.
# going swimmingly
Stunning performance sees Mona McSharry progress to 100m breaststroke final
The Sligo woman is just the second Irish swimmer ever to make an Olympic final.
# get it together
Pop says consistency key to US revival after France basketball upset
US coach Popovich said people should not be surprised by the quality of the French team.
# big effort
Russell White finishes 48th as Blummenfelt wins men's triathlon
The men’s triathlon got off to a bizarre start when a portion of the contestants were unable to enter the body of water due to a motor boat in their way.
# Confusion
'I was wrong' - Dutch cyclist finishes second in road race, thinks she's won Olympic gold
Annemiek van Vleuten thought she had won gold when she crossed the line 75 seconds after Anna Kiesenhofer.
# sonia
'It was like a step back to being an athlete again. You re-appreciate it, and pass on that knowledge'
21 years on from her Olympic silver medal in Sydney, Sonia O’Sullivan talks to The42 about passing the baton on, and much more.
# Sevens Heaven
'We don't feel that there's any opposition in that tournament that we can't beat'
Ireland begin their Olympic Sevens campaign tonight/tomorrow morning at 3am Irish time.
# Upset
USA lose first men's Olympic basketball game since 2004
NBA All-Star Kevin Durant was held to just 10 points in the first-round game against France.
# Wrap
Champions Brazil held as Gignac rescues France in Olympic football
France would have been staring at an early exit with a slip-up against South Africa.
# Boxing
'It's heartbreaking' – Dublin fighter Emmet Brennan beaten by Dilshod Ruzmetov
Brennan lost to the Uzbekistan fighter by unanimous decision.
# Mixed Bag
Mona McSharry qualifies for 100m breaststroke semi-finals, but disappointment for Danielle Hill
Hill finished 25th in the overall standings of the 100m backstroke heats.
# Withdrawal
John Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau test positive for Covid-19, out of the Olympic Games
Patrick Reed has been called up as a replacement for DeChambeau.
# Brewing
Olympic rowing schedule disrupted by incoming storm
Sanita Puspure’s semifinal has been rescheduled as a result.
# read the game
A brilliant column from Tokyo, the career of Ger Canning and the week's best sportswriting
Plus, an interesting read on cheating in sport, which was shared in our The42 Members’ Behind The Lines WhatsApp group.
# Recovery
Jegou bounces back from nightmare first run to qualify for canoe slalom semi-finals
He has progressed despite finding himself bottom of the rankings after the first run.