Olympics LIVE: Ecuador star eclipses road race

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By WWOS staff

6:34pm Jul 24, 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2021 LIVE UPDATES: Day 1

Welcome to WWOS' regular unrecorded sum of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Here's each the latest Olympics quality updates and headlines for July 24, 2021, with Australia's much-anticipated swimming run getting underway!


The pursuing events volition diagnostic Aussie athletes. All times AEST.



7.40pm - (Korea) LEE/SHIN v (Australia) MAPASA/SOMERVILLE - Women's Doubles (Group C)

Table Tennis - from 10am

9.15pm - (Czech) P. SIRUCEK v (Australia) D. POWELL - Men's Singles Round 1

Equestrian - 6pm - 11.15pm

Women's Football - Australia v Sweden - 6.30pm

Swimming - 8pm - 10pm

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Ecuador prima Richard Carapaz has claimed golden successful the men's cycling roadworthy race, beating retired the remainder of the tract by implicit a minute.

The third-place finisher astatine this year's Tour de France hung with the breakaway battalion precocious successful the contention earlier tearing disconnected for a stunning solo stint to the extremity successful which helium opened up a infinitesimal connected the nearest chasing group.

Embracing his nickname of "The Locomotive," Carapaz rode distant from American breakaway buddy Brandon McNulty arsenic they approached the decorativeness astatine Fuji International Speedway.

The 2019 Giro d'Italia champion was emphatic connected his last kilometer, consenting himself connected done axenic elation arsenic it dawned connected him he'd beryllium incapable to beryllium caught by the decorativeness line.

The Ecuadorian threw his hands up arsenic helium crossed the line, and embraced members of his team. He slapped his handlebars successful solemnisation and was greeted by 1 of the fewer crowds allowed astatine the Olympics.

65-seconds aboriginal it was a antithetic communicative nevertheless arsenic the pursuit radical neared the decorativeness line, leaving Wout van Aert and Tadej Pogačar to face-off for a sprint to the line.

A photograph decorativeness was needed to divided the brace with Van Aert beating retired Pogačar to the metallic medal.

The Stingers person kick-started their Tokyo Olympics with an 8-5 triumph implicit Canada successful their radical A lucifer today.

The Australian women's Water Polo team, who were playing their archetypal planetary tourney aft astir 2 years, raced retired to a 4-1 pb contiguous with debutant Bronte Halligan notching the Stingers' opening 2 goals earlier Canada stormed back.

The Canadians notched back-to-back goals during the 2nd 4th successful the abstraction of 30 seconds to chopped the shortage to conscionable one.

But a precocious extremity astatine the extremity of the 2nd 4th to Zoe Arancini, followed by a palmy 5-metre punishment people from Keesja Gofers during the 3rd term, gave the Aussies their comfy three-goal pb back.

Two-time Olympic champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura of Japan has fallen disconnected the precocious barroom ending his hopes of glory astatine his location Games.

Uchimura's nighttime was chopped abbreviated aft helium came down hard precocious successful a sensational regular that had him successful bully stead to shake-up the remainder of the field.

It was a devastating mode to extremity his location games, and volition apt beryllium the 32-year-old's last quality astatine Olympic level.

Uchimura is simply a seven-time Olympic medalist, winning 3 golds and 4 silvers, and a twenty-one-time World medalist.

The squad of Ash Barty and Storm Sanders needed little than an hr to get past Japan's Nao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya, winning 6-1, 6-2.

Barty volition commencement her singles run time morning, arsenic volition James Duckworth and Ajla Tomljanovic.

Stosur volition get a speedy changeable a redemption arsenic she teams up with Ellen Perez for their women's doubles clash, portion Millman teams with Luke Saville successful the men's.

Meanwhile, determination was besides bully quality for John Millman.

World No.1 Ash Barty is disconnected to a flying commencement successful Tokyo!

Barty has joined forces with chap Aussie Storm Sanders, with the brace taking the archetypal acceptable against big federation Japan, 6-1.

The Aussies raced retired to a 4-0 pb and hardly broke a sweat arsenic the Japanese struggled to find immoderate rhythm.

The Aussie volition service archetypal successful the 2nd acceptable against Nao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya of Japan.

Great Britain's Geraint Thomas came disconnected his motorcycle with different Brit and 1 of the Italian riders, leaving him good disconnected the gait with plentifulness of clip to marque up connected if helium is to support his golden medal hopes live successful Tokyo.

Thomas is the lone antheral successful the tract to triumph a golden medal and besides triumph the Tour de France but was near covered successful humor with his apical each ripped arsenic helium suffered the consequences from the crash.

Thomas has 2 Olympic golden medals (2008 and 2012) and won the 2018 Tour de France.

With conscionable nether 125 kilometres remaining successful the men's roadworthy race, a breakaway has been established with a radical of 5 riders putting a spread of astir 16 minutes connected the peleton.

The cyclists successful the breakaway are Polychronis Tzortzakis (Greece), Juraj Sagan (Slovakian), Orluis Aular (Venezualan), Nicholas Dlamini (South African) and Michael Kukrle (Czech). Going into the contention they were not considered among the medal hopes.

Australia's contingent, which includes one-time Tour de France podium finisher Richie Porte, are good positioned successful the peleton, which is satarting to chopped into the pb held by the breakaway.

The men's cycling roadworthy contention is underway with 48 riders who lone conscionable completed the Tour de France taking portion successful the Tokyo Olympics event.

There was immoderate contention successful the lead-up to the contention though.

Australia is without cyclist Rohan Dennis for the men's Olympic roadworthy race, though it's not due to the fact that of a affirmative trial for COVID-19.

Dennis chose to skip the race, which is taking spot connected a brutal people done searing vigor that hardly suits his skillset, truthful that helium tin absorption alternatively connected adjacent week's clip trial.

John Millman is comfortably done to the circular of 32 successful the men's singles, beating Lorenzo Musetti successful consecutive sets.

He'll present play Spanish young weapon Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who precocious enjoyed a spirited tally to the quarter-finals astatine the French Open - if Millman wins that, a imaginable match-up with Novak Djokovic looms successful the 3rd round.

Sam Stosur volition beryllium successful enactment soon against Elena Rybakina successful the women's singles, and the squad of Ash Barty and Storm Sanders volition play doubles aboriginal today.

Australia's softballers mislaid 7-1 to Canada connected Saturday morning, each but ending immoderate golden medal hopes.

With the six squad tourney being played successful a round-robin competition, with archetypal and 2nd playing for golden and 3rd and 4th playing for bronze, the Spirit would request to triumph astatine slightest one, and perchance both, of their past 2 matches (against USA and Mexico) to person the accidental to play successful the bronze medal match.

China's Qian Yang has won the archetypal golden medal of the Tokyo Olympics successful women's 10-meter aerial rifle.

Yang overtook Anastasiia Galashina erstwhile the Russian missed the halfway 2 rings for an 8.9 connected her last shot.

Yang had a 9.8 connected her last changeable and finished with an Olympic grounds 251.8. Galashina finished astatine 251.1.

Switzerland's Nina Christen took bronze.

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