Saturday at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is the day of athletics, the queen of the Games. At 2.15 am qualification of the high jump starring Gianmarco tamberi, which snatches the pass for the final by jumping 2.28 on the second attempt. At 9.30 the first medal of the day arrives with Lucilla Boari winning bronze in archery. For the first medals in athletics, however, you will have to wait until 13.30 with the 10,000 meters. Another disappointment from fencing, with the team of spade by Andrea Santarelli, Enrico Garozzo, Marco Fichera, Gabriele Cimini eliminated in the quarterfinals with Russia. De Gennaro eliminated in the semifinals. In the early afternoon (around 13.40) he goes back to the pool Paltrinieri after yesterday’s silver: there are the 1500 freestyle heats. Men’s Italvolleyball against Iran.
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9.40 am BOARI IS BRONZE MEDAL
Lucilla Boari is bronze medal! Beat Brown 7-1 in the final. The blue divides the two points of the first set with the opponent, then thanks to two 10 stretches on 3-1. In the third set she breaks the 5-1 and thanks to a final 10 she wins the first medal in women’s archery.
9.10 BOARI FOR THE BRONZE
Osipova beats Lucilla Boari 6-0 in the semifinals. The blue will play with Brown for the bronze medal.
8.42 am LUCILLA BOARI IN THE SEMIFINAL!
Very good Lucilla Boari, who beats the Chinese Wu 6-2 and at 24 she becomes the first Italian ever to win the semifinal at the Olympics in individual archery. Now he will face the Russian Elena Osipova in the semifinal of the Italian 9.
8.30 ARCHERY, IT’S TIME FOR LUCILLA BOARI
Lucilla Boari in search of the semifinal: the blue challenges the Cinense Wu in the women’s archery quarter-finals.
8.00 CANOE SLALOM: DE GENNARO OUT IN THE SEMIFINAL
Giovanni De Gennaro out in the semifinals in the K1 slalom canoe. After the first and second place of the qualifiers, the blue finished in 14th place.
7.10 CANOE SLALOM, START TO THE SEMIFINAL
The K1 men’s slalom canoe semifinal begins with the blue Giovanni De Gennaro.
6.45 am JUDO, RINER’S KINGDOM FALLS: BEATEN BY BASHAEV
No third Olympic gold medal for Teddy Riner in judo. The clash with Bashaev was won by the Russian by an ippon in the golden score. Riner had an unbeaten streak across 154 fights. The clash between the +100 kg giants goes to the Russian Tamerlan Bashaev. Teddy Riner must therefore say goodbye to the dream of hunting for the third gold to reach Tadahiro Nomura (in the 60 kg – 1996, 2000 and 2004). The Russian’s ippon at the golden score was decisive. A sensational verdict for the expectations of France, where Riner is one of the most famous characters thanks to his streak of unbeaten from 154 matches. In the afternoon, from 10 in Italy, the transalpine giant will fight in the repechage for the bronze.
5.40 ATHLETICS, 100 METERS: HELLO IN THE SEMI-FINALS
What a good Anna Bongiorni! The blue qualified for the semifinals of the 100 meters closing his battery in third place with a time of 11 “ 35.
Ore 5.35 FENCING, TEAM SWORD: ITALY ELIMINATED BY RUSSIA
Another disappointment for Italian fencing at the Tokyo Olympics. The blues of the men’s sword (in Rio 2016 silver medal) were eliminated by Russia in the first meeting, valid for the quarter-finals, of the team event. Italy – with Marco Fichera, Andrea Santarelli and Enrico Garrozzo on the platform – lost to the Russians 45-34.
4.55 am ATHLETICS, HISSING AND BEAUTIFUL FORWARD
Alessandro Sibilio closes the battery of 400 obstacles in third place and snatches the direct pass for the semifinal. Elena Bellò instead needs the repechage in the 800 meters: hers is the 14th time of the day, enough to go on.
4.50 SWIMMING, PANZIERA OUT OF THE FINAL
Margherita Panziera he is out of the 200 backstroke final after having already struggled in the heat yesterday: «I tried to do a more aggressive race, but I lacked energy and I didn’t have any more. I struggled, I don’t know why but I didn’t have any more. I was having crazy times in training until two weeks ago. There is no different thing I would have done, I have no regrets, it happens. I gave 100%, energy was lacking this week ».
4.35 am BOXING WOMEN, NICOLI OUT OF EIGHTHS IN -60 KG
Rebecca Nicoli was eliminated in the round of 16 of the boxing tournament (category -60 kg), defeated 5-0 by Irishman Harrington.
4.30 ARCHERY, QUARTER BOARI AGAINST WU
Lucilla Boari’s opponent in the women’s archery quarter-finals will be the Chinese Wu (at 8.30 am Italian time).
4.15 am BEACH VOLLEY, CARAMBULA-ROSSI OUTSIDE
In beach volleyball Carambula-Rossi were eliminated against the Swiss Heidrich-Gerson at the tie break (14-21, 26-24, 13-15). At 9 in the field Nicolai-Lupo against the Poles Kantor-Losiak: they are already qualified, but if successful they would win their group.
4.10 TAMBERI IN THE FINAL, ENOUGH 2.28
tamberi is in the high jump final: just 2.28 (skipped at the second attempt), despite the direct qualification was scheduled for 2.30. But thirteen athletes remained in the race (of the 12 finalists expected) and then the judges decided to stop. Final scheduled for Sunday. «Today the important thing was to qualify but it wasn’t a good race – he explained to Rai Sport. I had to change something in the spikes of the shoe, I had a little more difficulty in the race. The jumps were all bad, in the warm-up there was something better. I’ve been waiting for the final for too long not to have fun. I was looking forward to it, I have given my soul to be here for the past five years. Every day to go back to walking, running and jumping: it was a very long road, I called it a dream and now it’s a goal ».
3.55 am SWIMMING, 100 BUTTERFLY: OLYMPIC RECORD DRESSEL
In the 100 butterfly semifinals, Caeleb Dressel’s personal show continues and sets a new Olympic record in 49”71, also approaching the world record (49”50).
3.45 am HIGH, THIN ELIMINATED. DRUMS OK 2.28
Thin was knocked out in the high jump qualification – he failed to jump 2.21. Gimbo Tamberi on the second attempt manages to exceed 2.28.
3.40 am ARCHERY, BOARI GOES TO THE QUARTER
Lucilla Boari is in the quarter-finals of the women’s archery tournament: beaten 6-5 in the play-off by Hanna Marusava (Belarus) after being down 2-0.
3.30 ATHLETICS, 3000 SIEPI, TWO OF THREE BLUE IN THE FINAL
Ala Zoghlami and Ahmad Abdelwahed are the two blue finalists for the 3000 steeplechase while Ala’s twin, Osama, is out, finishing fourth in his battery in an 8’19 ”51 which does not qualify him for the repechage.
3.20 am HIGH JUMP, FOR THIN SECOND ERROR AT 2.21
The blue Stefano Sottile also misses the second jump to 2.21.
3.10 ATHLETICS, 3000 STEPS: ZOGHLAMI FOURTH, ABDELWAHED IN THE FINAL
Great race for Zoghlami in the 3000 steeplechase battery: the blue finishes fourth in 8’14”06 improving his personal by 3”59. Passing the top three of each heat and the six best times, it might be enough to qualify. Better still does Ahmed Abdelwahed: the 25 year old Roman of Egyptian origin is in the final thanks to the third place in the battery (8’12 ”71 the time).
2.30 TAMBERI OK
Gimbo Tamberi jumps smoothly 2.17.
2.25 am HIGH JUMP, START TO QUALIFY
The high jump begins: to be overcome 2.17, Stefano Sottile has already jumped also from the other blue (in addition to Tamberi) in the race. In the final we go with 2.30 or arriving in the top 12.
Today’s program and the Italians in the race
0:30 am – men’s GOLF (second round): GUIDO MIGLIOZZI, RENATO PARATORE
1:30 am – HORSE RIDING for dressage teams (first session): SUSANNA BORDONE, STEFANO BRECCIAROLI, VITTORIA PANIZZON, ARIANNA SCHIVO
1:30 am – 2:00 am – Men’s ATHLETICS 3000 meters steeplechase (heats): ALA ZOGHLAMI, OSAMA ZOGHLAMI, AHMED ABDELWAHED
2:15 am – Athletics men high jump (qualifications): STEFANO SOTTILE, GIANMARCO TAMBERI
2:30 am – ARCHERY women (round of 16): LUCILLA BOARI
2:55 am – Women’s ATHLETICS 800 meters (heats): ELENA BELLO
3:00 am – Male BEACH VOLLEY (groups): ADRIAN CARAMBULA / ENRICO ROSSI
3:00 am – Men’s Team Sword Fencing (round of 16): ITALY
3:55 am – Men’s ATHLETICS 400 meters hurdles (heats): ALESSANDRO SIBILIO
4:00 am – Women’s BOXING -60kg (round of 16): REBECCA NICOLI
4:20 am – Athletics men discus throw (qualifications): GIOVANNI FALOCI
4:35 am – Women’s 200 meters backstroke SWIMMING (semifinals): MARGHERITA PANZIERA
4:40 am – Women’s ATHLETICS 100 meters (heats): ANNA BONGIORNI, VITTORIA FONTANA
5:00 am – Women’s SAIL Laser Radial (regattas): SILVIA ZENNARO
5:00 am – MEN’S SAIL 470 (regattas): GIULIO CALABRO ‘, GIACOMO FERRARI
5:10 am – Women’s SAIL 470 (regattas): ELENA BERTA, BIANCA CARUSO
9:00 am – Male BEACH VOLLEY (groups): PAOLO NICOLAI / DANIELE LUPO
10:30 am – Individual and team dressage HORSE RIDING (second session): SUSANNA BORDONE, STEFANO BRECCIAROLI, VITTORIA PANIZZON, ARIANNA SCHIVO
12:00 pm – MEN’S SWIMMING 50 meters freestyle (heats): ALESSANDRO MIRESSI, LORENZO ZAZZERI
12:00 – MEN’S SWIMMING 1500 meters freestyle (heats): GREGORIO PALTRINIERI, DOMENICO ACERENZA
12:00 pm – SWIMMING female 4X100 meters mixed relay (heats): ITALY
12:00 – MEN’S SWIMMING 4X100 meters mixed relay (heats): ITALY
12:00 pm – 5000 meters ATHLETICS (qualifications): NADIA BATTOCLETTI
12:05 pm – ATHLETICS women triple jump (qualifications): DARIYA DERKACH
12:25 pm – Athletics men shot put (qualifications): LEONARDO FABBRI, NICHOLAS JAMES PONZIO, ZANE WEIR
12:40 pm – Male VOLLEY ITALY-IRAN
1.00 pm – ATHLETICS mixed relay 4X400 meters (heats): ITALY
1.00 pm – BEACH VOLLEY women (groups): MARTA MENEGATTI / VIKTORIA ORSI TOTH
13:30 – MEN’S ATHLETICS 10000 meters (FINAL): YEMAN CRIPPA