東京 2020 オリンピックブリーフィング: the show must go on

今日一言で言えば: Daiki Hashimoto won the men’s all-round gymnastics for the hosts, Latvia and Fiji struck team success, Australia had a huge medal haul in the rowing, but a lot of minds were still focussed on Simone Biles.

明日の重要な瞬間: There’s the prospect of more hard-fought swimming finals, the BMX racing gets underway, as does the golf, and it will be the women’s all-around final in the gymnastics.

Katie Ledecky became the first ever Olympic champion in the women’s 1500m freestyle. It was her third attempt to win gold in Tokyo, having been edged out by Australia’s Ariarne Titmus in the 400m freestyle on Monday, and ending up an unaccustomed fifth place in the 200m freestyle just an hour before the 1500m final. Titmus picked up her second gold in that 200m, setting a new Olympic record for good measure. Also in the pool there were golds for Japan’s Yui Ohashi in the women’s 200m individual medley and for Hungary’s Kristof Milak in the men’s 200m butterfly.

There was another swimming gold for チームGB, as the men won the 4x200m freestyle relay, ahead of the Russian Olympic Committee team in second, そして オーストラリア who picked up bronze.

Team GB diver Jack Laugher lost his Olympic crown after what he described as a “stinker” of a performance with his partner, Dan Goodfellow, in the 3m synchro diving. A near-flawless performance from the Chinese divers Wang Zongyuan そして Xie Siyi won them gold, with the US taking silver and Germany winning bronze.

There was to be no gold in the dressage for Charlotte Dujardin, but her bronze medal with Gio 今日 makes her Britain’s most decorated female Olympian. Although Laura Kenny might have something to say about that on the cycling track next week. The Germans continued their domination of the dressage at these Olympics, 追加 Jessica von Bredow-Werndl そして TSF Dalera’s gold, そして Isabell Werth そして Bella Rose 2’s silver to yesterday’s team victory. It may strike some as ludicrous but I always think the dressage is one of the most amazing spectator events at the Olympics.

I’m somewhat envious of Justin McCurry being at the Fuji International Speedway today, where he got to watch two brilliant cycling time trial sessions. “I’m number one, right?」 Annemiek van Vleuten joked moments after winning gold in the women’s event, in reference to the confusion in the road cycling where she thought she’d won, only to find out that Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer had finished her solo victory ride some moments before. Marlen Reusser of Switzerland earned silver, with van Vleuten’s teammate Anna van der Breggen in third.

Slovenia’s プリモシュ・ログリッチ blew the rest of the field away in the men’s time trial – he beat silver medallist Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands by a mighty one minute and one second. Australia’s Rohan Dennis placed third. The race was marred by a racism incident. German coach Patrick Moster used derogatory language when urging Nikias Arndt to try to catch Eritrean rider Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier and Algeria’s Azzedine Lagab. Moster, 54, has apologised for the comments.

Fiji retained their men’s rugby sevens title, と an emotional 27-12 勝つ 以上 ニュージーランド. アルゼンチン took the bronze after a 17-12 victory over イギリス, which sparked wild scenes of celebration at the final whistle.

Away from today’s action, there’s understandably a continued focus on Simone Biles. She has now announced that she will not compete in the all-around gymnastics final in order to focus on her mental health. After we’d pressed send on this newsletter yesterday, Barney Ronay wrote for us on how Biles’ story, and that of Naomi Osaka, highlight what he called “the 24-hour rolling hell of Big Sport”

Barney is a great writer and it is well worth reading in full.

Latvia are the first ever men’s Olympic champions in 3×3 basketball, beating Not Russia 21-18 in the final. In the women’s contest, インクルード US won the gold with an 18-15 victory, also over Not Russia.

You can enjoy a whole gallery of the best pictures ここに.

I haven’t written much about the water polo, and it seems unfair to bring it up just at the moment that the US faltered, but incredibly they were handed their first Olympics loss since 2008, いつ they fell 10-9 to Hungary in a group match. The team had been 19-0 this year up until today. They face Not Russia in their next game on Friday, and will still almost certainly progress to the quarter-finals regardless.

Jeff Kassouf has given his verdict on the USWNT so far: listless, passive and in danger of an early exit. The face the Netherlands on Friday.

It was a big day for Australia at the Sea Forest Waterway, as the male and female coxless fours won dual gold in back-to-back finals. They were followed soon after by a pair of bronze medals in the quad scull finals. Kieran Pender has the details.

Australia face Team GB in the quarter-finals of the women’s football on Friday. Samantha Lewis writes for us today that a maturing Matildas squad continue to develop a complex identity under their new coach Tony Gustavsson.

A great morning for Australia meant it was a bad day in the office for Team GB’s rowers. Here’s Barney Ronay again, オン how they swerved off course as an era of Olympic supremacy looks like it is starting to sink.

アンディマリー そして Joe Salisbury’s medal hopes were ended by a quarter-final loss to Croatians Marin Cilic そして Ivan Dodig in the men’s doubles. The 34-year-old Murray said: “I don’t know if I’ll get the opportunity to play again. I love every minute of playing the Olympics. It is just hard. I hate losing.”

Suzanne Wrack has interviewed Team GB’s women’s football goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck. Ahead of that Friday quarter-final, Roebuck tells her: “Australia will be a different test and one we’re looking forward to. We’re confident as a squad now and hopefully you can see that it’s clicking well.”

Before that, on Thursday the Team GB men’s hockey team will be hoping to bounce back from their 5-1 thumping by ドイツ. Their next group game is against the Netherlands. That’s at 12.15pm Tokyo time. The women’s team are also playing the Netherlands tomorrow, at 7pm in Japan.

Daiki Hashimoto delivered a home victory for the hosts in the men’s all-around gymnastics final. Silver went to Xiao Ruoteng そして Nikita Nagornyy for Not Russia was third.

I feel glad that I’ve been calling the Russian Olympic Committee team Not Russia from behind the safety of my keyboard, rather than in person in Tokyo, if the rather terse exchange between Daniil Medvedev and a member of the press is anything to go by.

Tumaini Carayol reports for us from Ariake Tennis Park that today Medvedev asked officials to remove a journalist after an uncomfortable encounter in the mixed zone. He writes:

Also not having any of your nonsense today is the Netherlands’ skateboarder Candy Jacobs. She called her conditions in Japan “inhuman” having been forced into isolation for eight days and missing the street event after a positive Covid test. She posted on Instagram to say that she had to force officials to allow her a supervised short break for some fresh air away from her room, 窓が開かないところ. 「外気がないのはとても非人道的です," 彼女は言いました.

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, フィリピン初のオリンピック金メダリストとして歴史を築いた翌日, 彼女の大統領による主要な演説に関する報告の上の恍惚とした国の新聞でトップの請求を取りました, just two years after her name was included on a list of people accused of plotting against the same man, Rodrigo Duterte. There’s more on that ここに.

The line-up for the men’s football quarter-finals is complete. 日本ニュージーランド, スペイン will play Ivory Coast, 韓国 take on メキシコ, そして ブラジル will play Egypt. アルゼンチン, Germany and France are among the biggest names who failed to qualify from the group stage. The matches are on Saturday.

Golf might seem like a relative newcomer to the Games, having reappeared for the first time in Rio in 2016. However it was part of the programme in both the 1900 そして 1904 events in Paris and St Louis respectively. ザ・ 1900 competition in particular is strikingly odd, with competitors not realising it was part of the Olympic programme. 確かに, it is believed that the winner of the women’s competition in 1900, Margaret Abbot, died without ever realising that she was, 実際には, the first American woman to win an Olympic event.

The BMX racing cycling gets under way Thursday, as does the golf. It feels like a slightly quieter programme before the athletics starts on Friday. There are medals available in the canoe slalom, fencing, judo, rowing, 撮影, swimming, and table tennis.

すべてのイベントは東京の現地時間でここにリストされています. シドニーに1時間を追加します, subtract eight hours for Leeds, ニューヨークは13時間、サンフランシスコは17時間. I’ve got to be honest, I’ve found it easier now to just have a clock set to Tokyo time on my desk at home.

🌟1つだけ見ている場合: 10.30am-1.20pm Swimming – It has been days now, but I still cant’t quite get my head round the swimming having finals in the morning and heats in the evening. It was this way round in Beijing too, designed to suit TV times in the US. Which means the very first race on Thursday is the men’s 800m freestyle 最後の. There’s also medals to be had in the men’s 200m breaststroke (10.44午前) そしてその men’s 100m freestyle (11.37午前). Caeleb Dressel would have been many people’s favourite for this, but Not Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov posted a faster qualifying time. For women, それは 200m butterfly (11.28午前) そして 4x200m freestyle relay 最後の (12.31午後) 🥇

You can find our full interactive events schedule ここに, which during the day has live scores and results feeding into it as they happen. I had it open this morning trying to make sense of the men’s cycling time trial.

Here’s how the emoji table stood at 11.40pm Tokyo time

1 🇯🇵 日本 🥇 13 🥈 4 🥉 5 total: 22
2 🇨🇳 China 🥇 12 🥈 6 🥉 9 total: 27
3 🇺🇸 USA 🥇 11 🥈 11 🥉 9 total: 31
4 ◽️ Not Russia 🥇 7 🥈 10 🥉 6 total: 23
5 🇦🇺 Australia 🥇 6 🥈 1 🥉 9 total: 16
6 🇬🇧 Great Britain 🥇 5 🥈 6 🥉 5 total: 16
7 🇰🇷 South Korea 🥇 4 🥈 2 🥉 5 total: 11
8 🇩🇪 Germany 🥇 3 🥈 2 🥉 5 total: 10
9 🇫🇷 France🥇 3 🥈 2 🥉 3 total: 8
10 🇳🇱 Netherlands 🥇 2 🥈 6 🥉 3 total: 11

I got a question via email yesterday about why Simone Biles was still on the podium despite withdrawing from the team event early on. My understanding of the rules is that you have up to four people in your team, each can do the four disciplines, and then the three best scores in each discipline count towards the total. As far as I can see from the official result, Biles’ score from the first round of 13.766 was included in the final US team total, despite her only completing the one discipline.

This caught my eye today, by the way: the Guardian’s information manager Richard Nelsson has dug out from the archives some of the Guardian’s contemporary coverage of インクルード 1936 Olympics in Berlin, which is a fascinating little glimpse back into history.

また, I was keen not to run a regular errata column here, but it has been drawn to my attention by David Pugh via email that yesterday I located Bermuda in the Caribbean. Despite my best efforts overnight to arrange to have the island towed there, I have to confirm that it is very much located in the North Atlantic Ocean. I blame Barry Manilow.

Do drop me a line at martin.belam@theguardian.com with your thoughts, questions, and to let me know whatever today’s deliberate mistake has been. I’ll see you tomorrow – until then, enjoy the Games and keep yourselves safe.

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