Live updates: Day one of the Tokyo Olympics featuring rowing, swimming and men’s road running

It is the first official day of the Tokyo Olympics.

Follow all the action from the pool, road and field in our live blog.

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By Jacqueline Howard

Is Olympia Aldersey in the Australian women’s eight the best name yet for an Olympian in Tokyo?

-Go row

This is an example of a high level of nominal determination.

By Michael Doyle

CYCLING: Eight breakaway riders. 185km to cover

We have completed 49 km of the 234 km of the men’s road race so far.

There are eight riders in a breakaway group:

  • Nicholan Dlamini – South Africa
  • Michael KukRle – Czech Republic
  • Juraj Sagan – Slovakia
  • Eduard-Michael Grosu – Romania
  • Polychronis Tzortzakis – Greece
  • Orluls Alberto Aular Sanabria – Venezuela
  • Paul Daumont – Burkina Faso
  • Elchin Asadov – Azerbaijan

They lead the pack for more than 12 minutes.

By Michael Doyle

Who has time to do this?

Do bloggers post their own questions just to answer them?


There are currently so many tabs open on my screens that I am afraid of developing REM

To answer your question, no.

We have enough questions from our blog friends to keep us occupied.

By Jacqueline Howard



After 40km / 234km, the leading group of 9 leading riders is 8min ahead of the peloton. The Australians are back in the peloton.

By Jacqueline Howard

By Jacqueline Howard

SOFTBALL: Canada wins over Australia 7-1

The match ended in the seventh inning, ending when Australia failed to score a point.

The Canadian team is ranked third in the world, with the Australians in eighth, so while unhappy, the scorecard comes as no real surprise.

By Jacqueline Howard

All Olympic tennis matches are in 3 sets

Is the Millman match the best of 3 or 5 sets?


These Olympics are the first time that men’s singles matches have been in the same format as any other.

The decision was taken in 2019 to standardize the sport.

“These changes reduce overplay fears for players reaching the later stages of all three events – singles, doubles and mixed doubles,” the International Tennis Federation said at the time.

By Michael Doyle

AVIRON: Fantastic heat in the men’s eight won by Germany

If you missed it, the first round of the men’s eight was fantastic.

Germany won over the United States, who led with 500m to go.

Germany advance to the final while the United States, Romania and Australia have a second chance in the draft.

By Jacqueline Howard

SOFTBALL: Sixth inning ends with Canada still in the lead 7-1

There was a dramatic end to this round as the Australian team were forced to make a few quick passes to keep the Canadian from slipping at home.

We are now entering the last round.

By Jacqueline Howard

TENNIS: Australian John Millman finishes first set 6-3 against Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti

By Jacqueline Howard

SOFTBALL: No movement in the fifth inning, the scoresheet remains 7-1 for Canada

By Jacqueline Howard

TABLE TENNIS: France wins over Australia 4-0

It was not an easy victory for France. The second set in particular looked very even.

But, Frenchman Jia Nan Yuan had an absolute forehand which proved very difficult to return.

By Jacqueline Howard

Where to watch Millman’s game

I can’t find the Millman tennis match in the 7plus app? And am I doing something wrong?


With so many events, it’s hard to find the one you want! You can watch the game here.

By Michael Doyle

AVIRON: Australia wins round 1 of the men’s four

Our Australian quad won its race by three seconds.

Alexander Purnell, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves and Alexander Hill were brilliant and advanced to the final.

The United States finished second, also advancing to the final.

By Michael Doyle

AVIRON: Australian women’s four advance to final

Australia won their qualification in the women’s four, reserving their place in the final

Lucy Stephan, Rosemary Popa, Jessica Morrison and Annabelle McIntyre had a great battle with the Irish squad, which also qualified for the final.

By Jacqueline Howard

SOFTBALL: Canada leads 7-1 at the end of the fourth inning

The Australians haven’t seen a point since the first set.

By Michael Doyle

By Jacqueline Howard

When is tennis?

What’s up with tennis? When are Barty and Sanders playing?


If you are a tennis fan, you will know that there is no set schedule for a match.

Matches kicked off at noon with Australia’s John Millman now playing in the first round of the men’s singles.

Sam Stosur is second in the roster for the first round of the women’s singles

The Barty / Sanders double will be the third game of the afternoon.

By Michael Doyle

The important event

TIR: Tokyo 2020 has its first Olympic champion

The women’s 10m air rifle went down to the last shot.

China’s Qian Yang set a new Olympic record with a total score of 251.8 to win the gold medal against Russia’s Anastasiia Galachina.

Galahina held a 0.2 point lead as the pair prepared for their 24th and final shot, but pulled slightly off target giving Yang a big chance to win.

Yang’s shot wasn’t as precise as his previous one, but he scored enough points to win.

Swiss sniper Nina Christian won bronze.

By Jacqueline Howard

SOFT BALL: The third round was fast

No points to add to the scoreboard, Canada therefore remains in the lead with 6 points to 1.

It was a brutal hitting session for the Australians with three strikeouts in a row, but they gave a good kick in return and prevented the Canadians from increasing their lead.

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