Olympics round up – July 26th

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Ireland have lost their second game in the Men’s Rugby Sevens at the Olympics in Tokyo.

Anthony Eddy’s side lost 19-17 to the USA in Pool C to follow the defeat to South Africa earlier this morning

Ireland have to beat Kenya in their final pool to have any chance of securing a place in the quarter finals.


There was disappointment for boxers Michaela Walsh and Brendan Irvine.

Walsh bowed out in the last 16 of the featherweight division, going down to Italy’s Irma Testa on a unanimous decsion

Irvine was beaten by Carlo Paalam of the Philippines in the last 32 of the men’s flyweight division.

The Belfast boxer was on the wrong end of a 4-1 split decision.


Mona McSharry qualified for the final of the 100metre breaststroke with a fourth place finish in her semi final

The 20 year-old from Sligo qualified in eighth overall and become only the second Irish swimmer ever to make an Olympic final.

McSharry clocked a time of 1 minute 6.59 seconds to advance to tomorrow’s final.

Ellen Walshe goes in the women’s 200 metre individual medley just before 12, while Brendan Hyland is in action just before that in the Men’s 200 metre butterfly.


Rio silver medalist Annalise Murphy finished in 24th and 37th repectively in races 3 and 4 in the Laser Radial competition

Murphy finished 35th and 12th in yesterday’s two races.


Liam Jegou missed out on a place in the final of the canoe slalom – he finished last of 15 in the semi-finals after he was penalised for missing two gates.


In hockey, the Ireland women’s team were beaten 4-nil by the Netherlands in their second match of the tournament.

The Dutch scored three times in the final quarter – Ireland’s next game is against Germany on Wednesday.


Ireland’s Russell White finished 48th in the Triathlon final, 9 minutes and 36 seconds behind the winner Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway.

White crossed the line in a time of 1 hour 54 minutes and 40 seconds in his first Olympic Games.


In Badminton, Nhat Nguyen (pr: Nat Nwen) will be in action at 11.20 in his opening singles match in Group F.


13-year old Momiji Nishiya made history as she became the first women’s Olympic street skateboarding champion.

A day after Yuto Horigome won the men’s competition for the host nation, Nishiya doubled up for Japan as she triumphed ahead of Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, also 13.

16 year old Funa Nakayama, completed an all-teenage podium.

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