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# tokyo-2020 - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics
# Concern
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# Concern

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 8:18 AM 3,317 Views 3 Comments

Irish 49er sailing duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are experiencing a delay as a result.

Ireland 7s book 9th/10th place play-off spot after 31-point win over South Korea
# Irish Eye
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# Irish Eye

Ireland 7s book 9th/10th place play-off spot after 31-point win over South Korea

Jul 27th 2021, 8:13 AM 13,704 Views 17 Comments

Ireland will now face either Kenya or Japan in the play-off.

Rio 2016 silver medallist Annalise Murphy back on track after two top-10 finishes
# Improvements
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# Improvements

Rio 2016 silver medallist Annalise Murphy back on track after two top-10 finishes

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 7:45 AM 9,160 Views 4 Comments

The Dubliner is up to 20th overall after starting the day in 31st.

Olympic Breakfast: Mixed bag for the Irish as big stories unfold elsewhere on day four
# Icymi
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# Icymi

Olympic Breakfast: Mixed bag for the Irish as big stories unfold elsewhere on day four

Jul 27th 2021, 6:44 AM 54,796 Views 5 Comments

Mona McSharry’s final, contrasting fortunes for the 7s and boxers, and Osaka’s exit – catch up on all you missed.

Home favourite Osaka crashes out of Olympics
# Upset
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# Upset

Home favourite Osaka crashes out of Olympics

Jul 27th 2021, 6:09 AM 6,126 Views 1 Comment

She suffered a shock third-round defeat at the hands of Marketa Vondrousova.

Belfast boxer Aidan Walsh dominates to advance to quarter-final in Tokyo
# Dream Debut
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# Dream Debut

Belfast boxer Aidan Walsh dominates to advance to quarter-final in Tokyo

Jul 27th 2021, 4:21 AM 7,839 Views 3 Comments

The 24-year-old is one win away from an Olympic medal.

Agony for Ireland 7s as late Kenyan try ends their Olympic medal hopes
# Dejection
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# Dejection

Agony for Ireland 7s as late Kenyan try ends their Olympic medal hopes

Jul 27th 2021, 3:36 AM 12,396 Views 5 Comments

Anthony Eddy’s side made a promising start but conceded a late score to miss out.

Ireland's Hayes finishes 23rd after impressive performance in gruelling triathlon
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Ireland's Hayes finishes 23rd after impressive performance in gruelling triathlon

Jul 27th 2021, 1:31 AM 8,836 Views 4 Comments

Flora Duffy won Bermuda’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in the event.

# tokyo-2020 - Monday 26 July, 2021

'Excited and buzzing' - Nhat Nguyen dominates on Olympic debut
# Badminton
From The42
# Badminton

'Excited and buzzing' - Nhat Nguyen dominates on Olympic debut

Jul 26th 2021, 1:07 PM 39,350 Views 11 Comments

The 21-year-old made a winning start to his first Games and dedicated the victory to his family.

Hyland records his second fastest ever swim but misses out on next stage
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Hyland records his second fastest ever swim but misses out on next stage

Jul 26th 2021, 12:35 PM 4,801 Views 1 Comment

Ellen Walsh’s 19th place finish wasn’t enough to qualify for the semi-finals.

Britain's Daley remembers late father after Olympic diving gold
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Britain's Daley remembers late father after Olympic diving gold

Jul 26th 2021, 11:32 AM 8,347 Views 0 Comments

Daley added gold to the bronze medals he won at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games.

Ireland 7s fall to second defeat in Tokyo against impressive USA side
# Down But Not Out
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# Down But Not Out

Ireland 7s fall to second defeat in Tokyo against impressive USA side

Jul 26th 2021, 11:08 AM 13,680 Views 15 Comments

Ireland were beaten 19-17 by the USA in their second Pool C game.

Annalise Murphy facing uphill battle after difficult day in Laser Radial sailing
# Work To Do
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# Work To Do

Annalise Murphy facing uphill battle after difficult day in Laser Radial sailing

Jul 26th 2021, 9:43 AM 6,797 Views 1 Comment

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
# SKATER GIRL
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# SKATER GIRL

Momiji Nishiya wins first Olympic women’s street skateboarding gold aged just 13

Jul 26th 2021, 8:38 AM 5,578 Views 3 Comments

Japan’s Nishiya finished ahead of Brazil’s Rayssa Leal – also aged 13.

'It just wasn't my day' - Fine margins but Liam Jegou counts cost of errors
# Canoe Slalom
From The42
# Canoe Slalom

'It just wasn't my day' - Fine margins but Liam Jegou counts cost of errors

Jul 26th 2021, 8:32 AM 5,709 Views 1 Comment

“Maybe I had the final in my mind and you can’t be doing that,” he said.

Gracious Michaela Walsh exits Olympics after tough battle with Irma Testa
# Tough Loss
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# Tough Loss

Gracious Michaela Walsh exits Olympics after tough battle with Irma Testa

Jul 26th 2021, 7:14 AM 24,554 Views 9 Comments

Another disappointing result for Irish boxing as Michaela Walsh’s Olympic debut ends in defeat.

Olympic Breakfast: McSharry makes a splash but Irish captain bows out on day three
# History Maker
From The42
# History Maker

Olympic Breakfast: McSharry makes a splash but Irish captain bows out on day three

Jul 26th 2021, 6:29 AM 40,895 Views 3 Comments

There was disappointment for the women’s hockey team and men’s rugby sevens but Mona McSharry has advanced to the 100m breaststroke final.

Australia's Titmus upsets Ledecky to win Olympic 400m freestyle gold
# Story Of Titmus
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# Story Of Titmus

Australia's Titmus upsets Ledecky to win Olympic 400m freestyle gold

Jul 26th 2021, 5:07 AM 4,358 Views 2 Comments

The 20-year old hit the wall for gold in 3min 56.69sec.

Irish captain Brendan Irvine eliminated after split decision loss against Carlo Paalam
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Irish captain Brendan Irvine eliminated after split decision loss against Carlo Paalam

Jul 26th 2021, 4:42 AM 6,443 Views 1 Comment

Belfast’s Brendan Irvine lost out in his round 32 flyweight bout earlier this morning.

Britain's Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold to defend Olympic title
# Tokyo 2020
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# Tokyo 2020

Britain's Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold to defend Olympic title

Jul 26th 2021, 4:01 AM 3,022 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year old held off a challenge from Dutchman Arno Kamminga to claim gold.

Irish women's hockey team go down fighting against awesome Dutch outfit
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

Irish women's hockey team go down fighting against awesome Dutch outfit

Jul 26th 2021, 3:54 AM 11,014 Views 6 Comments

The Pool A tie finished 4-0 after a final quarter blitz.

Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut
# Second Best
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# Second Best

Disappointment for Ireland 7s in defeat to South Africa on Olympics debut

Jul 26th 2021, 3:37 AM 14,866 Views 10 Comments

Gavin Mullin and Terry Kennedy scored tries in a 33-14 loss in Tokyo.

Stunning performance sees Mona McSharry progress to 100m breaststroke final
# Going Swimmingly
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# Going Swimmingly

Stunning performance sees Mona McSharry progress to 100m breaststroke final

Jul 26th 2021, 3:31 AM 19,077 Views 28 Comments

The Sligo woman is just the second Irish swimmer ever to make an Olympic final.

Pop says consistency key to US revival after France basketball upset
# Get It Together
From The42
# Get It Together

Pop says consistency key to US revival after France basketball upset

Jul 26th 2021, 2:57 AM 4,251 Views 1 Comment

US coach Popovich said people should not be surprised by the quality of the French team.

Russell White finishes 48th as Blummenfelt wins men's triathlon
# Big Effort
From The42
# Big Effort

Russell White finishes 48th as Blummenfelt wins men's triathlon

Jul 26th 2021, 1:00 AM 4,721 Views 1 Comment

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.

# tokyo-2020 - Sunday 25 July, 2021

'I was wrong' - Dutch cyclist finishes second in road race, thinks she's won Olympic gold
# Confusion
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# Confusion

'I was wrong' - Dutch cyclist finishes second in road race, thinks she's won Olympic gold

Jul 25th 2021, 10:15 PM 85,362 Views 13 Comments

Annemiek van Vleuten thought she had won gold when she crossed the line 75 seconds after Anna Kiesenhofer.

'It was like a step back to being an athlete again. You re-appreciate it, and pass on that knowledge'
# Sonia
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# Sonia

'It was like a step back to being an athlete again. You re-appreciate it, and pass on that knowledge'

Jul 25th 2021, 9:00 PM 19,531 Views 1 Comment

21 years on from her Olympic silver medal in Sydney, Sonia O’Sullivan talks to The42 about passing the baton on, and much more.

'We don't feel that there's any opposition in that tournament that we can't beat'
# Sevens Heaven
From The42
# Sevens Heaven

'We don't feel that there's any opposition in that tournament that we can't beat'

Jul 25th 2021, 8:24 PM 10,778 Views 11 Comments

Ireland begin their Olympic Sevens campaign tonight/tomorrow morning at 3am Irish time.

USA lose first men's Olympic basketball game since 2004
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

USA lose first men's Olympic basketball game since 2004

Jul 25th 2021, 5:28 PM 13,349 Views 12 Comments

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant was held to just 10 points in the first-round game against France.

Champions Brazil held as Gignac rescues France in Olympic football
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Champions Brazil held as Gignac rescues France in Olympic football

Jul 25th 2021, 3:09 PM 7,109 Views 0 Comments

France would have been staring at an early exit with a slip-up against South Africa.

'It's heartbreaking' – Dublin fighter Emmet Brennan beaten by Dilshod Ruzmetov
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

'It's heartbreaking' – Dublin fighter Emmet Brennan beaten by Dilshod Ruzmetov

Jul 25th 2021, 1:38 PM 13,295 Views 12 Comments

Brennan lost to the Uzbekistan fighter by unanimous decision.

Mona McSharry qualifies for 100m breaststroke semi-finals, but disappointment for Danielle Hill
# Mixed Bag
From The42
# Mixed Bag

Mona McSharry qualifies for 100m breaststroke semi-finals, but disappointment for Danielle Hill

Jul 25th 2021, 11:41 AM 6,007 Views 1 Comment

Hill finished 25th in the overall standings of the 100m backstroke heats.

John Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau test positive for Covid-19, out of the Olympic Games
# Withdrawal
From The42
# Withdrawal

John Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau test positive for Covid-19, out of the Olympic Games

Updated Jul 25th 2021, 8:43 AM 14,080 Views 15 Comments

Patrick Reed has been called up as a replacement for DeChambeau.

Olympic rowing schedule disrupted by incoming storm
# Brewing
From The42
# Brewing

Olympic rowing schedule disrupted by incoming storm

Jul 25th 2021, 8:32 AM 4,092 Views 0 Comments

Sanita Puspure’s semifinal has been rescheduled as a result.

A brilliant column from Tokyo, the career of Ger Canning and the week's best sportswriting
# Read The Game
From The42
# Read The Game

A brilliant column from Tokyo, the career of Ger Canning and the week's best sportswriting

Jul 25th 2021, 8:30 AM 4,628 Views 2 Comments

Plus, an interesting read on cheating in sport, which was shared in our The42 Members’ Behind The Lines WhatsApp group.

Jegou bounces back from nightmare first run to qualify for canoe slalom semi-finals
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

Jegou bounces back from nightmare first run to qualify for canoe slalom semi-finals

Jul 25th 2021, 8:17 AM 4,834 Views 1 Comment

He has progressed despite finding himself bottom of the rankings after the first run.

'Even though Craig wasn't around, he was very much part of their journey to ensure they got there'
# Legacy
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# Legacy

'Even though Craig wasn't around, he was very much part of their journey to ensure they got there'

Jul 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 25,345 Views 1 Comment

Two of Jeremy Lyons’ athletes at Dublin Sprint Club, Sophie Becker and Cillín Greene, are at the Olympic Games. The late Craig Lynch’s legacy will always live on in the group.

Annalise Murphy improves in second race after slow start in Laser Radial sailing
# Laser Focus
From The42
# Laser Focus

Annalise Murphy improves in second race after slow start in Laser Radial sailing

Updated Jul 25th 2021, 7:51 AM 6,288 Views 0 Comments

The still conditions made it a tricky start for the Rio medalist.

'Refreshed' Osaka wins on return, Barty shocked in first round in Tokyo, Andy Murray withdraws from men's singles
# Tennis
From The42
# Tennis

'Refreshed' Osaka wins on return, Barty shocked in first round in Tokyo, Andy Murray withdraws from men's singles

Updated Jul 25th 2021, 7:42 AM 8,830 Views 3 Comments

World number one Barty was beaten by Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Olympics Breakfast: Mixed results for Ireland in the early hours of the second day at Tokyo 2020
# Daily Update
From The42
# Daily Update

Olympics Breakfast: Mixed results for Ireland in the early hours of the second day at Tokyo 2020

Jul 25th 2021, 6:37 AM 58,135 Views 8 Comments

All you need to know about the overnight action on day two of the Olympic Games.