The equestrian eventing is underway. It’s the cross country section at the moment (dressage and jumping are the others). Only a few riders have completed their rounds but … Oliver Townend of GB is out front. That means he leads Germany’s Julia Krajewski and Japan’s Tomoto Kazuma in the overall standings. Australia’s Shane Rose and NZ’s Jonelle Price are fifth and sixth.
Merel Blom of the Netherlands has the best name for their horse: The Quizmaster. I also like Phillip Dutton of USA’s. It’s a simple effort: Z. In the overall team standings, GB lead Germany, New Zealand, Japan and Australia in that order.
But much more equine action to come so things could change quickly.
Australians! And friends of Australia! And people who maybe just like Australian athletes! Here’s our handy guide to Aussies in action today. Emma McKeon aims for swimming history as Australia eye more medals in the pool, Logan Martin goes for BMX gold and the Kookaburras face the Netherlands. Hooray!
The final round of the men’s golf is underway. It’s only the backmarkers out at the moment. New Zealand’s Ryan Fox is -1 for the round after two holes and Australia’s Marc Leishman has just started his. But they are 14 and 13 behind the leader respectively, and won’t trouble the podium.
And speaking of leaders: USA’s Xander Schauffele is in gold on -14, followed by Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama on -13 and GB’s Paul Casey and Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz on -12. Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (-11) and Shane Lowry (-10), GB’s Tommy Fleetwood (-10) and Australia’s Cameron Smith (-9) are also in the mix.
Here’s a full rundown of yesterday’s third round:
Hello world! Only a week (and a little bit) until the end of the Games and after the sprint queens yesterday got their stuff done (and, my word, did they get it done) the sprint kings will be out in force tonight in Tokyo. We’ll have live coverage of that later but for now here is my colleague Martin Belam with other highlights from the next 24 hours.
Key events for Sunday 1 August
Altogether now everybody, all events are listed here in local Tokyo time. Add an hour for Sydney, subtract eight hours for Cardiff, 13 hours for New York and 16 hours for San Francisco. If you are reading this on the International Space Station, I’m not sure I can help to be honest.
🌟If you only watch one thing: 9.10am-12.00pm and 7pm-9.55pm Athletics – it’s another packed day at the Olympic stadium. Highlights include the women’s shot put final which starts at 10.35am, the men’s high jump final starts at 7.10pm, the women’s triple jump final is at 8.15pm. And then at 9.50pm in Tokyo, there’s this little thing called the men’s 100m final 🥇
- 7.30am Golf – the final round of the men’s competition, with a reminder that a start that early in Tokyo means this will be on the TV at 11.30pm in the UK tonight, which is dangerous territory if you don’t want to be suckered into staying up all evening like I was last night by the mixed triathlon relay. The leaders’ group tees off at 11.09am 🥇
- 9am-7.50pm Fencing – the final day of fencing for these Games sees the men’s foil team competition 🥇
- 9.30am-9pm Hockey – there are men’s quarter-finals throughout the day, with Team GB v India at 9pm looking the pick of the bunch.
- 10.10am and 11.20am BMX cycling – Sunday sees the women’s park final first, then the men’s park final 🥇
- 10.30am-11.36am Swimming – it is the final morning in the pool, and so the session consists of five finals in short succession. The men’s 50m freestyle, the women’s 50m freestyle, the men’s 1500m freestyle and then the Olympic swimming concludes with the 4x100m medley finals. The women go first at 11.15am, the men wrap up the whole programme at 11.36am 🥇
- 11.00am-1.40pm and 5pm-7.40pm Boxing – the men’s welter and light heavy categories reach the semi-final stage 🥉
- 11.00am-6.15pm Wrestling – the wrestling competition gets under way Sunday, with the men’s Greco-Roman 60kg and 130kg categories, and the women’s freestyle 76kg category all reaching the semi-final stage by the end of the day.
- 12.05pm-3.33pm Sailing – conditions permitting there should be finals in the men’s one person dinghy – laser, and the women’s one person dinghy – laser radial 🥇
- 1pm and 8.30pm Badminton – very much at the sharp end now, the morning session on Sunday features the men’s semi-finals, the evening session the women’s singles bronze and gold medal matches 🥇
- 3pm Diving – Sunday sees the 3m women’s springboard final 🥇
- 5pm Artistic gymnastics – the finals of the men’s floor exercise, the women’s vault, the men’s pommel horse and the women’s uneven bars 🥇
- 3pm Tennis – on centre court we get: the women’s doubles final, then the men’s singles final, and then the mixed doubles final. And then there’s no more tennis left at the Olympics 🥇
You can find our full interactive events schedule here. It updates live during the day with all the scores and results, like a series of little mini-live blogs. I love it.
As it stands
Here’s how the emoji table stood at 11.30pm Tokyo time. China have now equalled the USA for the total number of medals, and I’ve had to break out the New Zealand flag emoji for the first time.
1 🇨🇳 China 🥇 21 🥈 13 🥉 12 total: 46
2 🇯🇵 Japan 🥇 17 🥈 5 🥉 8 total: 30
3 🇺🇸 USA 🥇 16 🥈 17 🥉 13 total: 46
4 ◽️ Not Russia 🥇 11 🥈 15 🥉 11 total: 37
5 🇦🇺 Australia 🥇 10 🥈 3 🥉 14 total: 27
6 🇬🇧 Great Britain 🥇 8 🥈 9 🥉 11 total: 28
7 🇰🇷 South Korea 🥇 5 🥈 4 🥉 7 total: 16
8 🇫🇷 France 🥇 4 🥈 9 🥉 6 total: 19
9 🇳🇱 Netherlands 🥇 4 🥈 7 🥉 5 total: 16
10 🇳🇿 New Zealand 🥇 4 🥈 3 🥉 3 total: 10
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