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Hockey players Belgium again to the final at Games

sport">5:53 am: The Belgian hockey players get another chance to win gold at the Olympic Games. The world champion qualified for the final by beating India 5-2.

sport">Loïck Luypaert gave Belgium the lead after just 2 minutes. India then took the initiative and came alongside through Harmanpreet Singh and Mandeep Singh in the lead.

sport">Alexander Hendrickx, so far the top scorer at the Tokyo Games, took care of the equalizer before the break. He also took the 3-2 11 minutes before the end and the 4-2 was also made by Hendrickx. John-John Dohmen determined the final score.

sport">Belgium will take on Germany or Australia in the final battle, which was responsible for the elimination of Orange in the quarterfinals. At the previous Olympic Games, five years ago in Rio, Belgium lost in the final to Argentina.

Show jumper Hoy (62) oldest Olympic medalist since 1968

sport">8 pm: Australian rider Andrew Hoy (62) secured a silver (teams) and bronze (individual) eventing event at the Olympic Games in Tokyo on Monday. This makes him the oldest Olympic medalist since 1968.

sport">Hoy now has six Olympic medals, three of which are gold. He has not been on the Olympic podium since Sydney 2000.

sport">“When I started this sport, I was proud to be the youngest of the bunch,” laughed Hoy, who took his first Olympic medal at the 1992 Barcelona Games. “Now people in the Olympic village are asking what I here pretend I’m an official. Then I answer that I am still an athlete,” he continued.

sport">If Hoy wants to break the record for oldest medalist, he will have to keep going. Swiss Louis Noverraz won Olympic gold in sailing off Mexico in 1968 when he was 66.

Synchronized swimmers De Brouwer in tenth place for the time being

sport">4.13 pm: The synchronized swimmers Noortje and Bregje de Brouwer finished tenth in the free exercise of the duets. The 22-year-old twins came out with a score of 88.1667. They share tenth place with Greece.

sport">National coach Esther Jauma was satisfied: „I am very happy with the performance, the girls fought and swam like the bravest, they fought face to face with the swimmers who were ahead of us for a long time. They have shown that they deserve to be part of the elite. This result is very encouraging and brings us closer to the final. I’m sure they’ll show their best again tomorrow.”

sport">The best performance came from Svetlana Koleznichenko and Svetlana Romashina. The Russian pair came to 97,9000. China is second, ahead of Ukraine. After Tuesday’s technical exercise, the top-12 will advance to the final, which will take place on Wednesday.

Cuban wrestler wins gold in fourth Games in a row

sport">4.12 pm: Cuban Mijaín Lopez Nuñez has become the first male wrestler to win the gold medal at four consecutive Olympics.

sport">Lopez, 38, who carried the Cuban flag for the third time in a row at the opening ceremony, defeated Georgian Iakob Kajaia 5-0 in the final of the 130 kilogram Greco-Roman. The five-time world champion also triumphed at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Games.

sport">“I feel happy, proud to be the best in the world and to make history. I have had a long career, working hard to achieve these goals and break this record. To be able to break this record is a great achievement for me, because I competed against the best, so I can be proud,” he said after the game.

sport">The gold for Lopez Nuñez means that he is now over the Russian Alexander Karelin. The wrestler won three golds and one silver between 1988 and 2000.

British riders win gold at eventing

sport">4:09 PM: The British riders have won gold in the eventing competition. The successful formation consisted of Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen. Australia finished second, ahead of defending champions France. The Netherlands had not qualified for the Nations Cup. Merel Blom and Janneke Boonzaadjer did participate individually, but were eliminated in the cross.

sport">Julia Krajewski won individual gold. She did that with the mare Amande. It was Germany’s fourth consecutive win in the Olympic tournament in this discipline, after Hinrich Romeike in 2008 and Michael Jung in 2012 and 2016. McEwen took silver with Toledo, ahead of Australian Andrew Hoy with Vassily. The competition consists of three parts: dressage, cross and jumping.

Canadian soccer women stunt and disable the Orange executioner America

sport">12.16 pm: The American women’s soccer have been eliminated in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. The four-time Olympic gold winner lost to Canada (0-1), which reached the final for the first time. The United States had defeated the Netherlands in the quarterfinals after penalties.

sport">Jessie Fleming became the match winner in Kashima. She converted a penalty in the second half. It was Canada’s first win over the world champion since 2001. Sweden is the opponent in the final battle, the country defeated Australia 0-1. Fridolina Rolfo scored in the first minute of the second half. Sweden was the losing finalist in Rio de Janeiro 2016, Canada won bronze at the time.

British top swimmer Peaty takes a rest

sport">10.14 am: Top swimmer Adam Peaty has announced that he is taking a break after his successful performance at the Tokyo Olympics. The Briton says he needs to recover mentally from the enormous efforts he has had to make. “The pressure was very great.”

sport">He won gold in the 100m breaststroke by beating the Dutchman Arno Kamminga. In the 4×100 meters for mixed teams there was also the main prize, he won silver in the 4×100 meters medley in the men.

sport">“We have recently seen several athletes collapse under the pressure,” said the 26-year-old swimmer. “I want to prevent that. For seven years I have had no more than two weeks of vacation a year. That’s going to break you. It is not a normal job that we have as top athletes.”

sport">Peaty will now focus primarily on next year’s major championships.

Track cyclists qualify for bronze with a Dutch record

sport">10.09 am: Dutch track cyclists Laurine van Riessen and Shanne Braspennincx compete for bronze in the team sprint at the Olympics. They won their heat against Poland on the Olympic track in Izu and are now competing against the track cyclists from Russia.

sport">Van Riessen and Braspennincx were again faster than in qualifying with 32.308 seconds, when they set a new Dutch record with 32.465. Their opponents from Russia in the battle for bronze were slightly faster in the first round against Mexico with 32.249.

sport">The track cyclists of China and Germany compete for the gold. China broke its own world record to 31,804. Germany came to 31,905.

Medal race sailors Duetz and Bekkering postponed until Tuesday

sport">7:37 AM: The sailors Annette Duetz and Annemiek Bekkering have to be patient for one day longer. Their 49erFX medal race at the Olympics has been postponed until tomorrow due to the virtual lack of wind. Duetz and Bekkering will start the battle for the medals on Tuesday with as many points as the Brazilian title defenders Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze. The race was actually supposed to start at 7:33 AM.

sport">Duetz and Bekkering had already changed and were about to head for the start when the decision was made. “A good decision,” Bekkering judged. “The forecasts for tomorrow are perfect: no showers, a lot sunnier and a good sea breeze. We can now make a good race plan for that again. With these circumstances it would be more luck than wisdom.”

sport">“On the other hand, it is also a shame,” said Duetz. “It’s a super exciting day and we were ready for it.” The two-time world champions then returned to their hotel. “We’re going to play some games, have a table tennis table and can also cycle a bit,” Duetz described the rest of the day.

sport">Pim van Vugt and Bas Lambriex also have to be patient for a day. They will compete in the medal race in the 49er, starting as number 7 in the standings. The same goes for Lobke Berkhout and Afrodite Zegers who still have to sail races 7 and 8 in the 470 class. They are currently just outside the top 10.

Rower Florijn also leaves Tokyo quarantine hotel

sport">07.16 am: Rower Finn Florijn has left the quarantine hotel in Tokyo and is flying back to the Netherlands. The 21-year-old skiffer has been quarantined for ten days. Florijn tested positive for the corona virus on Friday 23 July.

sport">The son of former Olympic champion Ronald Florijn had competed in the skiff heats earlier that day and qualified for the repechage. After his positive test result, however, the Olympic Games were immediately over for Florijn. He had to stay for ten days in a specially designated hotel, where all participants in the Games who test positive for the corona virus will be taken.

sport">After skateboarder Candy Jacobs, taekwondoka Reshmie Oogink and an anonymous staff member of the rowing team, Florijn was the fourth Dutchman to enter the quarantine hotel. They have been allowed to return home for the past few days. Only tennis player Jean-Julien Rojer, head coach Josy Verdonkschot of the women’s rowing boats and his assistant Isabelle Jacobs are now stuck in Tokyo after their positive corona tests.

sport">In principle, they all have to stay in the quarantine hotel for ten days. They can go home earlier if they test negative on days 6 and 7 of their stay.

Greek athlete Tentoglou wins men’s long jump

sport">05.40 am: Greek athlete Miltiadis Tentoglou has won Olympic gold in the men’s long jump. The 23-year-old Greek entered the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on his last attempt at a jump of 8.41 meters.

sport">Cuban Juan Miguel Echevarria took the silver. Echevarria also reached 8.41 meters, but his second best jump was slightly less good than Tentoglou’s (8.15 at 8.09). The bronze medal in the long jump also went to a Cuban, Maykel Masso. He came to 8.21 meters.

sport">World champion Tajay Gayle from Jamaica recorded only one valid jump and came to 7.69 meters. Gayle was injured earlier in the tournament and appeared with a taped left knee.

Argentine hockey players at the expense of Germany to the semi-finals

sport">4:47 a.m.: The Argentine women’s hockey has qualified for the semi-finals at the Olympic Games. In the quarterfinals, the South American players were 3-0 too strong for Germany, which lost 3-1 to the Orange two days earlier in the group stage.

sport">Agustina Albertarrio opened the scoring in the 27th minute, followed by goals from Maria Jose Granatto (29th minute) and Valentina Raposo (52nd minute).

sport">At the previous Olympics, Germany finished third. In 2004 Germany took the Olympic title at the expense of the Netherlands. Gymnast Derwael gives Belgium first gold medal in Tokyo

sport">4:48 PM: Nina Derwael has delivered Belgium the first gold gymnastics medal at the Olympic Games. The two-time world champion triumphed in Tokyo on bridge. She finished with a point total of 15,200. The Russian Anastasia Ilyankova (14,833) won silver and the bronze went to the American Sunisa Lee (14,500).

sport">Derwael (21) worked for years towards the Games in Japan and really aimed for gold in Tokyo. “I am very happy, I have no words for it. The Brabançonne was a magical moment,” she referred to the Belgian national anthem. “It was a long preparation, a long week and a very long day, but I tried to stay as calm as possible. I told myself that I trained hard enough and that I should enjoy it. However, it is a pity that my family could not be here.”

sport">Belgium is now in Tokyo on three medals: once gold, once silver and once bronze.

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