Tokyo Olympics as it happened: Stage set for Ledecky and Titmus; Olyroos lose to Spain; France upset Team USA
Australia claimed its first gold medal thanks to the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay. But the quartet weren’t the only Australians to win medals in the pool on Sunday.
- by Sam Phillips, Michael Chammas, Daniel Cherny, Claire Siracusa and Anthony Colangelo
The Olyroos can still dare to dream of an Olympic medal, but their task has become tougher after they succumbed to a late goal to suffer a 1-0 defeat against Spain on Sunday night.
- by Michael Lynch
Katie Ledecky has come to win, while Ariarne Titmus says she had never felt so relaxed. On Monday, the wait is over as they meet in the 400m freestyle final.
- by Phil Lutton and Tom Decent
Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the line in the women’s road race on Sunday and celebrated with both arms in the air as if she had won gold. The only problem was that her rival had crossed the line one minute and 15 seconds earlier.
- by Sophie Smith
Sometimes the guy in lane eight is just too good.
- by Chip Le Grand
From the comfort of her living room in Brisbane, flanked by the mother and father of their coach, Jenny Campbell cheered home Bronte and Cate on a memorable first day of finals.
- by Tom Decent
The Australian world No.1 was three second faster than her nearest rival and is in with a huge shout of winning the gold medal on Tuesday.
- by Vince Rugari
Max Purcell wasn’t even in the Australian Olympic team a week ago, and not in the men’s singles event until Sunday morning. But the world No.190 is now into the second round.
- by Vince Rugari
Australia’s majestic women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team were overwhelming favourites but still stunned the world with a record-crushing performance in Tokyo.
- by Phil Lutton
Athletes can now take their masks off for 30 seconds while on the podium to pose for photographs, according to an AOC statement.
- by Anthony Colangelo