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Windsurfer Badloe disappoints in the first two races at Games
6.49 am: Windsurfer Kiran Badloe did not start the Tokyo Olympics very energetically. The three-time world champion was stuck in fifth place in the RS:X class in race one. In the second race he only finished seventh.
Badloe is favorite to succeed his former training mate Dorian van Rijsselberghe as Olympic champion. Still, he had to allow Swiss Mateo Sanz Lanz to be the fastest in the water around the island of Enoshima in the first two races.
Badloe is fifth in the standings after two races. He will hit the water on Sunday for a third race.
Barty eliminated in first round Olympic tennis tournament
5:53 am: Australian Ashleigh Barty, who was first seeded in the Olympic tennis tournament, was eliminated in the opening round. The number 1 in the world had to acknowledge her superiority with 6-4 6-3 in the Spanish Sara Sorribes Tormo, the global number 48.
For Barty it was her first match since she won the title at Wimbledon, exactly two weeks ago.
Barty, 25, competed in the Olympics for the first time.
Boxer Lacruz knocked out in first round at Games
5.48 am: Boxer Enrico Lacruz failed to reach the second round of the 63 kilogram class at the Olympics. The 27-year-old Arnhemmer had to recognize his superior in the strong American Keyshawn Davis.
La Cruz lost on points after three rounds. He wasn’t lucky with the draw, Davis is a leading contender for a medal. All judges designated the American as the winner.
Roeisters De Jong and Scheenaard to final double sculls
5:46 am: The Dutch rowers have convincingly secured a place in the final battle of the double sculls. Roos de Jong and Lisa Scheenaard set the best time in their semifinals: 7.08.09.
De Jong and Scheenaard had to tolerate Canada in the first part of their race, but took the lead in the final phase. The victory in the semi-finals was never in danger in the last hundred meters. Behind Canada, the United States came in third.
The final of the double sculls is not until next week.
Epee fencer Delay to second round on Games
5:23 a.m.: Degenschermer Bas Verwijsen has reached the second round at the Olympic Games. The 37-year-old from Brabant defeated South Korean Youngjun Kweon (15-10).
Verlijken had a hard time with his opponent for a long time, but made the difference after a 10-10 tie.
Verlagen has started his fourth Olympic Games. He finished eighth in Beijing in 2008 and was killed four years later in London in the eighth finals. At the previous Games in Rio de Janeiro, he already died in the first round.
Souwer on the skiff to the semi-finals
4.28 am: Sophie Souwer has qualified for the semi-final without any problems on the single scull. She had to finish in the top three in the quarterfinals. Early in the race, the field split into two trios: three leaders and three lagging boats. Souwer was on the right side and eventually she had to leave the Austrian Magdalena Lobnig in front.
For Souwer it was a nice end to an eventful morning. After all, the day started with the news that rowing coach Josy Verdonkschot tested positive for the corona virus.
First Olympic swimming title in Tokyo to American Kalisz
3.49 am: American swimmer Chase Kalisz has won the first gold medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Center at the Olympics. The 27-year-old Kalisz won the 400 meter individual medley in 4.09.42 in the Japanese morning, ahead of his compatriot Jay Litherland (silver in 4.10.28) and Brendon Smith from Australia (4.10.38).
Kalisz built up a strong lead on the third 100 meters – the breaststroke – and held on to the final two lanes of freestyle. The American, who was fanatically encouraged by his teammates from the stands, succeeds the Japanese Kosuke Hagino as Olympic champion on the 400 change. At the Rio 2016 Games, Kalisz finished second behind Hagino.
Arjan Knipping got stuck in the series of the 400 change on Saturday evening. The Dutchman set the seventeenth time with 4.15.83.
In the women’s race, the gold in this section went to Japan’s Yui Ohashi. The 25-year-old Japanese triumphed in 4.32.08, ahead of American swimmers Emma Weyant (silver) and Hali Flickinger (bronze). Ohashi, 25, burst into tears after delivering the host country’s second gold medal at the Games.
Tunisian Ahmed Hafnaoui made a stunt in the 400 free. The 18-year-old Hafnaoui, who had qualified last for the final, swam in lane 8 to the gold in 3.43.36. It marked his first medal at a major tournament for the Tunisian teenager.
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