Agenda of the Olympic Games, day 8: key day in sailing and men’s basketball with an eye on Las Leonas

Agenda of the Olympic Games day 8 key day in
Varied Argentine presence on day 8 of the competition
Varied Argentine presence on day 8 of the competition

Friday night and early Saturday morning in Argentina will be packed with action. The representatives albicelestes who will appear in their various events will have on their shoulders the burden of playing a good part of their stay at the Tokyo Olympics.

After the pole vault classification, where Armand Duplantis appears as the main candidate (Germán Chiaraviglio will not be able to attend due to having coronavirus), The Lionesses will culminate their participation in Group B against Australia, cast that prevailed in its four presentations. Those directed by Lock Retegui are the guards thanks to the victories against Spain, China and Japan. In their debut they fell to New Zealand.

The Lionesses seek to close their presentation in the group stage with a smile (REUTERS / Corinna Kern)
The Lionesses seek to close their presentation in the group stage with a smile (REUTERS / Corinna Kern)

Saturday will be a key day for sailing in Argentina, as some participants will seek to qualify for the Medal Race (a race that grants the possibility of winning a medal). Facundo Olezza, in the Finn category, appears in 6th place in the general table.

Cecilia Carranza and Santiago Lange, gold medalists in Rio de Janeiro in the Nacra 17 category and flag bearers of the Argentine delegation in Tokyo 2020, they are in an expectant position. They are located in 4th place in the general table.

Cecilia Carranza and Santiago Lange will try to qualify for the Medal Race (REUTERS / Carlos Barria)
Cecilia Carranza and Santiago Lange will try to qualify for the Medal Race (REUTERS / Carlos Barria)

Victoria Travascio and María Sol Branz (the Argentine couple of 49er FX – female skiff) will compete in three regattas that will mark their future in Tokyo 2020. After a good Friday, the albicelestes they are in eighth place overall.

The PanthersAfter their defeats against the United States, the Russian Olympic Committee and Italy will face Turkey for the last date of Group B, a team that won a match (3-0 against China) and succumbed in their other presentations.

However, one of the moments of greatest tension for the country will take place during the early hours and on Saturday morning with, mainly, the duel between the United States and the Czech Republic in men’s basketball that will mark the future of the national team Sheep Hernandez.

With regard to athletics, three events that will award medals stand out: men’s discus throw, mixed 4x400m and the women’s 100 meters. In tennis, on the other hand, the bid for the bronze medal in the men’s individual stands out. Novak DjokovicAfter seeing his dream of continuing in the race for the Golden Slam truncated, he will face the Spanish Pablo Carreño Busta. Then, for the gold of the women’s individual, the Swiss Belinda Bencic will collide with the Czech Marketa Vondrousova.

FRIDAY, JULY 30

Athletics: Armand Duplantis (SWE) / Pole vault qualifying (21.40)

Female hockey: Argentina vs. Australia (23.45)

SATURDAY, JULY 31

Candle: Facundo Bazan Olezza / finn (0.05)

Candle: Victoria Travascio and María Sol Branz / 49er fx (0.05)

Candle: Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza / nacra 17 (0.05)

Basketball: Italy vs. Nigeria (1.40)

Women’s volleyball: Argentina vs. Turkey (2.20)

Tennis: Novak Djokovic (SRB) – Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP), for the bronze medal in men’s individual (3.00)

Tennis: Djokovic-Stojanovic (SRB) vs. Barty-Peers (AUS), for the bronze medal in mixed doubles (not before 5.00)

Equestrian: José María Larocca Jr. (5.00)

Men’s soccer: Spain vs. Ivory Coast / Quarter-finals (5.00)

Tennis: Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) – Belinda Bencic (SUI), final for the women’s individual gold medal (not before 5.00)

Basketball: Australia vs. Germany (5.20)

Men’s soccer: Brazil vs. Egypt / quarter-finals (7.00)

Athletics: Men’s discus throw gold medal final (8.15)

Basketball: United States vs. Czech Republic (9.00)

Athletics: mixed 4x400m gold medal final (9.35)

Athletics: final by gold medal of the women’s 100 meters (9.50)

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