The Olympic day that will take place between Saturday night and Sunday morning in Argentina will be, perhaps, the most intense of the entire sporting event. Representatives of hockey, volleyball and basketball play their luck in Tokyo with different presents and obligations.
The first team to jump onto the pitch will be The Lions, which will open the appointments of men’s hockey quarterfinals against Germany from 9:30 p.m.. Almost without physical and psychological rest, the Argentines beat New Zealand 3-1 in the group stage and managed to avoid elimination in a tournament that has them as defending champions after having won the gold medal in Rio 2016. The Germans have finished in second place in the group they shared with leaders Belgium, Great Britain , The Netherlands, South Africa and Canada.
The next step will arrive at 1.40 on Sunday in the country: the Argentine basketball team is bound to beat Japan after falling to Slovenia and Spain. Those of Sheep Hernández will have to surpass the homeowners to position themselves as one of the two best third place after the defeat of the Czech Republic against the United States.
Already at the close of the day, the men’s volleyball team (from 9.40 am) who will have an all or nothing presentation: he will have to beat United States to qualify for the quarterfinals after having lost to Russia Y Brazil, but add triumphs against France Y Tunisia.
In addition, there will be Argentina’s debut Bethlehem Casetta in athletics (3000 meters hurdles) and will be confirmed to a new owner of the gold medal in the men’s 100 meters for the first time since Athens 2004 following the retirement of Usain Bolt. In relation to artistic gymnastics, Simone Biles confirmed in the last hours that she will not appear in the two finals that will be played this Sunday either..
SATURDAY, JULY 31
Male hockey: Argentina vs. Germany / Quarter-finals (21.30)
Athletics: Belén Casetta / 3000 meters c / obstacles – first round (from 21.40)
Swimming: Combined 4×100 relay / gold final (23.36)
SUNDAY AUGUST 1
Candle: Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza / nacra 17 mixed (0.05)
Candle: María Belén Tavella and Lourdes Hartkopf / 470 female (0.05)
Men’s basketball: Argentina vs. Japan (1.40)
Male handball: Argentina vs. Spain (2.15)
Tennis: Krejcikova-Siniakova (CZE) vs. Krejcikova-Siniakova / Women’s Doubles Final (3.00)
Candle: Facundo Bazan Olezza / finn (3.05)
Tennis: Zverev (ALE) vs. Khachanov (RUS) / men’s singles final (not before 4.00)
Artistic gymnastics: Women’s final medal jump (5.45)
Artistic gymnastics: Uneven bars final by medal (7.27)
Men’s volleyball: Argentina vs. United States (9.45)
Athletics: Men’s 100 meters final by medal (9.50)