Spain face Argentina in men’s football at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, with both nations needing a positive result to ensure their trip to Japan continues.
The Europeans have so far won and drawn, but despite dominating long stretches of their games, they couldn’t click in attack, having only scored once so far – they lead the group before the last 90 minutes and only need a draw. to guarantee a finish among the first two. Argentina are struggling a bit, after losing to Australia earlier in the group stage. They have recovered to beat Egypt, but the squad setup means they have to win this game to qualify – nothing less and they will be eliminated, regardless of the outcome of the other game.
The medal race promises to be close and there have already been a lot of surprising results – but to have even a chance of success, great performance from both sides is required here.
Follow the latest updates from Spain vs Argentina and all the big Tokyo 2020 news below:
Tokyo Olympics: What Happened So Far at the Games?
- US gymnastics star Simone Biles withdrew from Thursday’s all-around final citing mental health concerns
- It happened after Biles pulled out of the team final on Tuesday. Here’s how Simone Biles putting her sanity first showed you can too
- Charlotte Dujardin won bronze in the individual dressage final, becoming the most decorated Olympian in British history with six medals
- There was another success in the pool as GB won gold in the 4x200m relay, with Tom Dean making history by winning his second gold in Tokyo
- GB won silver in the men’s quadruple, but their dominance over the men’s four ended – amid ‘civil war’ talk
- Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury were knocked out in men’s tennis doubles, as was Liam Broady in singles
- Geraint Thomas missed a medal in road cycling as Primoz Roglic won gold in the men’s TT, while Annemiek van Vleuten won the women’s TT
- The GB seven-a-side were beaten by Argentina in losing the bronze medal match, while Fiji defended their gold medal by beating New Zealand in the final.
- Japan’s Daiki Hashimoto stole the show in a stunning men’s all-around final, as GBs Joe Fraser and James Hall placed in the top 10
- Katie Ledecky of the United States added to her Olympic legacy by winning her sixth gold medal in the first 1500m freestyle final
- History was written when the United States and Latvia won the first 3×3 basketball finals in the women’s and men’s tournaments respectively.
- In football, there were shocks as Germany, France and Argentina were eliminated at the end of the group stage
- Helen Glover will pick up her third consecutive Olympic gold medal alongside Polly Swann in the women’s rowing pair at 1:30 a.m. BST
- Still early in the morning, James Wilby faced Australia’s Izaac Stubblety-Cook for gold in the 200 breaststroke final at 2:44 am.
- British twin gymnasts Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are in the final of the women’s individual all-around – where there will be no Simone Biles
- Mallory Franklin to be one of the favorites for gold in the women’s C1 canoe slalom final after setting the fastest time in qualifying
- The UK men’s and women’s hockey teams continue their group stage. They both play in the Netherlands.
- After the men finished fourth, the UK women’s rugby sevens team kick off their campaign with games against ROC and New Zealand.
- In golf, the men’s individual strokeplay competition begins, with Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey representing the GB team
- Novak Djokovic faces home favorite Kei Nishikori in men’s tennis singles quarter-finals as women’s singles semi-finals take place
Jamie braidwoodJuly 28, 2021 3:34 PM
Olympic commentators cheat on first overtly non-binary athlete
Alana Smith, the first openly non-binary athlete to compete in the Olympics, has been repeatedly roughed up by commentators during the women’s skateboarding competition.
Smith was deceived by BBC callers despite having their “they / them” pronouns written on their skateboards.
Online commentators have asked the BBC for an apology.
“Alana Smith was constantly manhandled last night. An apology would be great,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Danielle ZoellnerJuly 28, 2021 8:45 PM
Olympic mascots do not win any medals
“I feel a little sorry for them,” says expert on Miraitowa and Someity
Danielle ZoellnerJuly 28, 2021 8:31 PM
Charlotte Dujardin becomes most decorated British Olympian with bronze in dressage
Charlotte Dujardin still remembers the first time she saw him, her last equine love which took her to a special place in the pantheon of the great Olympics.
Dujardin became the first British Olympian to win six medals at the Games as she added bronze in dressage to her team with the same medal in the individual event.
On the rookie horse that she affectionately calls “Pumpkin”, Dujardin once again felt like a princess, defying all expectations to win the final podium of the Freestyle Grand Prix.
Danielle ZoellnerJuly 28, 2021 20:00
BREAKAGE: 20 track and field athletes banned from Olympics due to doping test rules
Twenty track and field athletes have been banned from the Tokyo Olympics for failing to adhere to strict doping test rules.
The athletes, including 10 from Nigeria, were expelled from the games after failing to meet doping test requirements, according to the Athletics Integrity Unit.
Other countries affected by the action are Belarus, Bahrain, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco and Ukraine.
Graeme massie has more on the latest news:
Danielle ZoellnerJuly 28, 2021 7:56 PM
Watch: Team GB’s gymnastics team claim social media reviews helped them win a medal
“There has been quite a bit of criticism on social media and although we try to ignore it we know it always comes to mind and sticks to your skin,” said Amélie Morgan. .
“So I think it kind of gave us that drive to show people what we can do and who we are, we deserve this place, and we came here for a reason, so it’s worth it when we sort of prove ourselves and prove the hard work we put in.
Watch with Independent television.
Watch: Team GB’s gymnastics team claim social media reviews helped them win a medal
Team GB’s women’s gymnastics team surprised everyone by becoming the first British team since 1928 to win a medal in their category as they came from behind to take a spectacular bronze medal on Tuesday (July 27) Team GB athlete Amelie Morgan referred to some of the criticism the team had received online, but said it made them want to show people what they can do to achieve this historic moment for the sport. The team finished in the medal places behind the United States which won silver and the Russian Olympic Committee which won gold.
Justin vallejoJuly 28, 2021 19:30
Team GB’s achievements at Tokyo Olympics whet appetite for Commonwealth Games – Minister of Sports
Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston has no doubts that enthusiasm for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games will intensify in a year as British athletes achieve “incredible things” at the current Tokyo Olympics.
Wednesday marked exactly 12 months ahead of the scheduled date for the showpiece opening ceremony in the West Midlands.
“The team in Tokyo have already achieved incredible things and this is really helping to build excitement for the Commonwealth Games,” Huddleston told the PA News Agency.
“A lot of these new names, people we’re probably seeing on our screens for the first time and doing amazing things, will also be competing in the Commonwealth Games next year.”
Justin vallejoJuly 28, 2021 19:00
Who wins the Olympic Games?
Japan leads the medal table at the Tokyo Olympics at the end of day five of the Games.
The hosts have 13 gold medals so far, with teenager Daiki Hashimoto triumphing in the men’s general gymnastics event on Wednesday setting them apart from second-placed China.
The United States, meanwhile, has only one gold medal over the Chinese, after winning the first-ever women’s Olympic 3×3 basketball title on Wednesday.
The Russian Olympic Committee, which finished second behind the United States in this event and against Latvia in the men’s 3×3, are fourth in the standings with seven gold medals – one ahead of Australia and two ahead of the Great -Brittany.
Justin vallejoJuly 28, 2021 6:46 PM
Greek TV commentator fired for comment on South Korean athlete
A sports commentator in Greece who made an on-air remark about a South Korean athlete at the Tokyo Olympics that the station described as racist was fired, the country’s public broadcaster said on Tuesday.
ERT TV said it had ended its collaboration with veteran journalist Dimosthenis Karmiris as a guest commentator following comments he made after Jeoung Young-sik beat Greece’s Panagiotis Gionis in tennis from male table.
Asked about the skills of South Korean table tennis players, Karmiris said that “their eyes are narrow, so I can’t understand how they can see the ball moving back and forth.”
Several hours later, ERT posted a statement on its website.
“Racist comments have no place on public television,” ERT said in the statement. “The collaboration between ERT and Dimosthenis Karmiris ended today, immediately after the morning show.” – PA
Justin vallejoJuly 28, 2021 6:23 PM
Simone Biles retweets attack on critics, recalling Nassar abuse
US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has pulled out of an event at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics in which she was scheduled to defend her gold medal, sparking a wave of support and derision on the internet.
Although Ms Biles did not explicitly explain why she stepped down on Tuesday, the 24-year-old retweeted a message suggesting that she is struggling with trauma from sexual abuse at the hands of the doctor at the hospital. Olympic team Larry Nassar.
Justin vallejoJuly 28, 2021 5:50 PM