Tokyo 2020: Day Five Preview

Day Five marks one of the biggest days of action for our Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders, with plenty of gold medals up for grabs.

Image: The Women's Four go into today's final as favourites, Credit: Getty Images / Australian Olympic Team

VIS DAY 5 SCHEDULE 

ROWING

Women's Double Sculls B Final (Amanda Bateman) 
9:10AM 
Women's Four (Lucy Stephan, Rosie Popa, Jess Morrison)* 
10:50AM
Women's Pair Semifinal 1 (Jess Morrison)
1:20PM 
Women's Eight Repechage (Kat Werry, James Rook) 
1:40PM
Men's Eight Repechage (Josh Booth, Tim Masters, Simon Keenan, Angus Widdicombe
1:50PM 

SHOOTING
Women's Trap Qualifying (Penny Smith, Laetisha Scanlan) 
10AM
Men's Trap Qualifying (James Willet)
10:50AM

JUDO
Women's 70kg (Aoife Coughlan)** 
12PM

SAILING
Men's 49er Race 2-4 (Will & Sam Phillips)
1:05PM 
Women's 49erFX Race 4-6 (Tess Lloyd)
3:50PM 

SWIMMING
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final (Mack Horton)*
1:26PM
Men's 200m IM Heat 3 (Brendon Smith)
9:01PM 

HOCKEY 
Hockeyroos V Japan (Amy Lawton, Rach Lynch) 
7:30PM 
Kookaburras V New Zealand (Josh Simmonds)
10:15PM


KEY
*  Medal Opportunity 
** Athlete Must Qualify 



Women's Four 

Australia’s Women’s Four will be the first crew on the hunt for rowing silverware for Australia on Wednesday. The boat class, which is making its return to the Games after 29 years, will race at 9.50am local time. The crew of Lucy StephanRosie PopaJessica Morrison and Annabelle McIntyre will take on Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, China and Poland. The Australians stiffest competition is likely to come from their Dutch counterparts along with late qualifiers, Ireland

- Australian Olympic Team 

Aoife Coughlan 

Aoife Coughlan will make her Olympic Judo debut today in the women's 70kg event. Aoife will be coming up against Kiribati's Ruben Katoatau.   

At 25-years of age Coughlan will arrive in Tokyo full of confidence, coming off a top-eight at the World Championships and fifth at the prestigious Doha Masters (one of the toughest events on the judo calendar). 

Coughlan has come through the VIS' Future Talent program and is coached by former UFC fighter and Olympian Dan Kelly at the Resilience Training Centre. 

Penny Smith

Penny Smith is one of the exciting prospects in the women's trap shooting competition. She missed the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games selection, which she admitted fuelled her fire to push harder in 2019. In a breakout year, Smith went on to win gold at the 2019 Lahti World Cup and in doing so secured Australia a quota spot for Tokyo. Also be watching Laetisha Scanlan in the same event & James Willett in the men's event. 


Here is everything you need to know so that you don't miss a minute of action in Tokyo.  

CHANNEL 7 

  • Visit the 7plus website to watch live coverage HERE
  • Download the app to watch live on your phone, visit this LINK on your mobile

AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM 

  • Catch all the schedules and results HERE
  • See the LIVE Medal Table as it happens HERE
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