Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: Heartache for Kookaburras, Matildas; beach volleyballers go for gold

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Today’s highlights

Here are all of the Australians in action today:

Athletics: Men’s 50km Race Walk (Rhydian Cowley), 6.30am; Women’s 20km Race Walk (Jemima Montag, Katie Hayward, Bec Henderson), 5.30pm; Women’s Javelin Throw Final (Kelsey-Lee Barber, Kathryn Mitchell, Mackenzie Little) 9.50pm, Women’s 1500m Final (Jessica Hull, Linden Hall), 10.50pm.

Kelsey-Lee Barber is one of three Aussies in the women’s javelin final.Credit:Getty

Canoe sprint: Women’s Canoe Double 500m (Josephine Bulmer, Bernadette Wallace), 10.30am; Women’s Kayak Four 500m (Shannon Reynolds, Catherine McArthur, Jo-Bridgen-Jones, Jaime Roberts), 11.37am; Men’s Kayak Four 500m (Murray Stewart, Lachlan Tame, Riley Fitzsimmons, Jordan Wood), 11.44am.

Beach volleyball: Women’s Final (Mariafe Artacho del Solar/Taliqua Clancy v April Ross/Alix Klineman (USA), 12.30pm.

It’s a huge day for Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy.Credit:Maja Hitij

Golf: Women’s Individual, third round (Hannah Green, Minjee Lee) from 8.30am.

Karate: Men’s Kumite -75 kg (Tsuneari Yahiro) from 5.30pm.

Rhythmic gymnastics: Individual Qualification (Lidiia Iakovleva) from 11.20am.

Modern pentathlon: Women’s Swimming, Fencing Bonus, Riding Show Jumping, Laser Run (Marina Carrier) from 3.36pm.

Diving: Men’s 10m Preliminary (Sam Fricker, Cassiel Rousseau) from 4pm.

Cycling – track: Women’s Sprint qualifying, 1/32 and 1/16 rounds, plus repechage (Kaarle McCulloch) from 4.30pm, Women’s Madison final (Annette Edmondson and Georgia Baker), 6.15pm

Boxing: Men’s lightweight semi-final (Harry Garside v Cuba’s Andy Cruz), 3.47pm.

Can Harry Garside bring home gold for Australia?Credit:Getty

Artistic swimming: Team Technical Routine (Australia) 8.30pm.

A recap of yesterday’s highs and lows for Australia

Before we look too far ahead, let’s take a moment to review what happened yesterday. You might call it a day of two halves – it started brilliantly for Australia but unfortunately there was a bit of heartbreak in the evening and night, mostly across team sports:

  • First, kayakers Thomas Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen became the first Australian pair to win the 1000-metre event at an Olympics
  • Then a few minutes later, Aussie-American skater Keegan Palmer won gold in the men’s park skateboarding event – our 17th gold medal in Tokyo
  • The Boomers held a 15-point lead but let it slip to the United States, losing 97-78, and will now face Slovenia in the bronze medal match
  • The Matildas were beaten 4-3 by the United States to confirm a fourth-placed finish in Tokyo
  • The Kookaburras lost a tense penalty shootout 3-2 with Belgium after the gold medal match finished 1-1 after regulation time
  • Aussie decathlete Ash Moloney clung on for bronze after two gruelling days of events, thanks largely to a mid-race rev-up from teammate Cedric Dubler

Phew. More to come.

Good morning

Hello and welcome back to our live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. Vince Rugari here to steer you through to the early afternoon. It’s day 14. Unbelievable.

We’ll take you through what you might have missed last night in just a moment, before we preview another bumper day of action as Australia bids for an 18th gold medal, which would make this our most successful Games ever.

These wonderful Olympics are almost over, so let’s soak in every moment left.

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