By WWOS staff
By WWOS staff8:33pm Jul 26, 2021
Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Day 3 updates
Welcome to Wide World of Sports' regular unrecorded sum of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Here's each the latest Olympics quality updates and headlines for July 26, 2021.
AUSSIES IN ACTION (all times AEST)
Men's rugby sevens, 7pm: Australia vs South Korea
Women's h2o polo, 7.20pm: Australia vs Netherlands
Swimming heats, 8pm-10.30pm
Softball, 9pm: Australia vs Mexico
The Stingers are 2 from 2 successful Tokyo pursuing an awesome 15-12 triumph implicit the Netherlands successful their excavation lucifer tonight.
Australia's women's h2o polo squad fell down 8-5 successful the 3rd quarter, but finished the strongest to assertion triumph and adhd to their triumph implicit Canada connected Saturday.
Rowie Webster and Abby Andrews some scored hat-tricks for the Stingers, portion 20-year-old Tilly Kearns – girl of erstwhile Wallabies hooker Phil Kearns – got connected the scoresheet with a extremity successful the past quarter.
Kearns received a beautifully weighted walk from Bronte Halligan, girl of rugby league large Daryl Halligan, to past enactment the shot successful the backmost of the net.
Katie Ledecky has brushed speech her disappointment astatine losing her 400m freestyle crown to Ariarne Titmus, mounting the fastest clip successful tonight's heats of the 200m freestyle.
Ledecky stopped the clocks successful 1:55.28 to beryllium the fastest of the 16 qualifiers for the semi finals, up of Canada's Penny Oleksiak.
Australia's Madi Wilson was 3rd successful 1:55.87, a fraction up of Titmus who recorded 1:55.88.The satellite grounds holder, Italy's Federica Pellegrini, has immoderate enactment to do, aft clocking the 15th fastest time.
The Stingers are locked successful a fierce conflict with the Netherlands successful their excavation lucifer tonight, with scores level 10-10 astatine the extremity of the 3rd quarter.
Australia's women's h2o polo squad are aiming for their 2nd triumph successful arsenic galore games pursuing an 8-5 triumph implicit Canada connected Saturday.
Abby Andrews has scored 3 goals portion Hannah Buckling has besides been awesome for the Stingers.
Australia's rugby sevens run is inactive live aft a comfy triumph implicit South Korea tonight, but the large trial awaits against New Zealand time morning.
The Aussies were expected to easy relationship for South Korea, and they did conscionable that with a 42-5 triumph successful lukewarm conditions successful Tokyo.
Lachie Miller scored 2 tries, portion Maurice Longbottom, Dietrich Roache, skipper Nick Malouf and Dylan Pietsch besides got implicit the line.
Australia's must-win clash against the All Blacks sevens squad kicks disconnected astatine 11.30am AEST tomorrow.
There wasn't overmuch remainder for Titmus, who produced a ferocious past 75 metres to pip American aquatics prima Katie Ledecky earlier today.
And Titmus' rivalry with Ledecky continues tonight, though they volition aquatics successful abstracted 200m freestyle heats.
Another Aussie, Maddy Wilson, volition besides beryllium aiming to suffice with Titmus for the semi-finals, which volition beryllium held time morning.
In the longest lawsuit successful the pool, the 1500m freestyle, Aussies Maddy Gough and Kiah Malverton volition suffice straight done to the last connected Wednesday morning.
In men's action, David Morgan and Matt Temple volition beryllium successful the excavation contiguous successful the 200m butterfly.
World No.1 Novak Djokovic has taken different measurement towards the 'Golden Slam', advancing to the 3rd circular successful Tokyo.
Djokovic took retired Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-3.
The Serb has already claimed the archetypal 3 legs, with triumph astatine the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
If helium tin adhd the golden medal and the US Open rubric aboriginal this year, he'll articulation Steffi Graf (1988) arsenic the lone players to triumph each 4 expansive slam titles and an Olympic golden medal successful the aforesaid calendar year.
Aussie Daniel Watkins has missed retired connected a podium decorativeness successful the men's canoe slalom final.
Battling hard done the achromatic h2o successful Tokyo, Watkins became fatigued attempting to navigate done the last gates of his run, yet placing eighth.
Despite missing retired connected a medal, we'll nary uncertainty spot the 25-year-old backmost astatine Olympic level successful the future.
Slovenian NBA prima Luka Dončić has enactment up the second-highest idiosyncratic scoring crippled successful Olympic hoops past successful his country's opening lucifer successful Tokyo.
Dončić finished with a ridiculous stat enactment of 48 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists successful conscionable 31 minutes, going 18-for-29 from the tract and 6-for-14 from 3 arsenic Slovenia ran retired 118-100 winners implicit Argentina.
The 22-year-old tied Australia's Ed Palubinskas for the second-highest idiosyncratic scoring crippled astatine the Olympics, aft Palubinskas scored 48 against Mexico successful 1976.
Dončić's show saw him go the highest-scoring debutant successful Olympic past and the archetypal subordinate to driblet 40 points successful an Olympic hoops lucifer since Brazilian icon Oscar Schmidt did it astatine the Atlanta Games successful 1996.
Spainish 16th effect Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is done to the 3rd round, but not earlier a conflict royale against Australia's John Millman.
It finishes 6-4 6-7 6-3 to the Spaniard and helium was made to combat each the mode by Millman, adjacent though the last scoreline successful the 3rd acceptable looked comfortable.
With the win, Davidovich Fokina sets up a imaginable clash against satellite No.1 Novak Djokovic, with Djokovic up against Jan-Lennard Struff successful the 2nd round.
The International Tennis Federation says Dutch subordinate Jean-Julien Rojer has tested affirmative for COVID-19 and been withdrawn from the doubles tourney with spouse Wesley Koolhof.
The eighth-seeded brace were scheduled to play Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus of New Zealand. Daniell and Venus received a walkover into the quarterfinals.
Rojer has been placed successful isolation.