Tokyo 2020: Day Seven Preview

It's going to be another huge day in Tokyo with Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders in action across 10 different sports. Athletics is set to get underway whilst the Kookaburras and Aussie Stingers look to continue their winning ways. Then tonight all eyes will be on the Matildas as they face Great Britain in the quarter finals.

Image: Steph Catley and the Matildas will be in action tonight against Great Britain, Credit: Getty Images / Australian Olympic Team 

VIS DAY 7 SCHEDULE 

 

SHOOTING
Women's 25m Pistol Qualifying (Elena Galiabovtich)
10:00AM 

HOCKEY
Kookaburras V Spain (Josh Simmonds) 
11:00AM 

ROWING
Women's Eight Final (Kat Werry, James Rook)* 
11:05AM 
Men's Eight Final (Josh Booth, Angus Widdicombe, Tim Masters, Simon Keenan)* 
11:25AM 
SWIMMING
Men's 100m Fly Semifinal (Matt Temple) 
11:30AM 

ATHLETICS
Women's 800m Heat 5 (Catriona Bisset) 
11:57AM 
Women's 100m First Round (Hana Basic)
1:15PM

 

SAILING
Men's 49er Race 7 - 9 (Will & Sam Phillips) 
1:05PM 
Women's 49erFX Race 7 - 9 (Tess Lloyd) 
3:50PM 

DIVING
Women's 3m Springboard (Anabelle Smith) 
4PM

SOCCER
Matildas V Great Britain Quarter final (Steph Catley) 
7:00PM

WATER POLO
Stingers V Spain (Rowie Webster) 
8:50PM 

BASKETBALL 
Opals V China (Jenna O'Hea) 
10:00PM



Matildas 

Following a 0-0 draw with the world champion United States on Tuesday night, the Matildas are through to the quarter finals. Australia will now face Great Britain in a must win match at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium to progress through to a semi-final. Great Britain are in top form winning two and drawing one of the first three games on route to top Pool E. Kick-off is slated for 7:00pm. - Australian Olympic Team 

Rowing Eights 

All eyes are on the Australian crews in the Men's and Women's Eight Finals, as they close out the rowing competition in Tokyo. It has already been a historic Games for the Australian rowers who have claimed two gold and two bronze medals. The women face a stacked field including Romania who set the world record in Wednesday's heats. The men will be rowing alongside reigning Olympic champion Great Britain; however, they return with not a single member from their 2016 crew. The Women's Eight Final is at 11:00am (AEST) followed by the Men. - Australian Olympic Team 

Read The Australian Olympic Team's Full Day 7 Preview HERE


Catriona Bisset 

Catriona Bisset is one of Australia’s Track and Field middle distance stars to keep your eye on in Tokyo. She currently holds the Australian 800m record and is set to take Tokyo by storm.

Bisset had a breakout year in 2019 when she went to Europe to race the best in the world at the London Grand Prix and came home as the fastest Australian to ever run 800m, clocking 1:58.78. Recently, Bisset wiped another 0.69 off her previous national record, showing that she’s hitting career-best form at the perfect time. Once a junior running star, Bisset admits that she had given up competition running due to the health issues she was suffering. Now she gets ready to take on the world.

Anabelle Smith 

It's safe to say that Anabelle Smith's journey to her third Olympic Games has been nothing short of inspiring. Smith has had to overcome lockdowns, hotel quarantine, event cancellations, world cup heartbreaks and moving from State to State just to secure her spot on the team.  

Although event cancellations meant that she wasn't able to compete alongside Maddison Keeney in the same event they won bronze in at Rio, Smith was still able to secure her ticket the long route. In an impressive performance at the Olympic trials earlier this year, Smith finished second in the 3m springboard and will now compete at an Olympics for the first time as an individual. 

On top of her diving commitments, Smith is currently a member of the AIS Athlete Advisory Committee and Olympians Club of Victoria Board, representing athletes and advising for their overall wellbeing. Smith is also recognised by many schools around Victoria as a “class favourite,” part of the VIS' Be Fit Be Well program, inspiring students around the state to keep active. 


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
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AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM 

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