The agenda of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and particularly that of the Argentine delegation, had a great activity during the night of Saturday and early Sunday morning. With joys and sorrows, which were from the pass to the quarterfinals of the basketball team and the classification of Facundo Olezza to the Medal Race in the Finn class, until the elimination of the lions Y the farewell of the Gladiators, in Ole We invite you to review some of the highlights of this morning.
Quarter basketball at the Olympics!
After two defeats in the first matches against Slovenia and Spain, the Argentina basketball team needed a win in their last group stage match to reach the quarter-finals as best third. And once again, this team that gave so many joys to the Argentines, did not disappoint: they beat Japan 97-77 and reached the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games.
Argentina got into the quarterfinals of Tokyo 2020.
Thus, Argentina became one of eight teams to go for gold in basketball, together with France (1st group A), United States (2nd group A), Australia (1st group B), Italy (2nd group B), Germany (the other of the two best third parties), Slovenia (1st in group C) and Spain (2nd in group C).
We already have a rival for rooms
Early on Sunday in Argentina the draw was held to define the crosses for the quarterfinals in basketball. With third place in their group, Argentina only had the chance to face France and Australia and finally in the draw, Australia was chosen. In this way, the team led by Sergio Hernández will face Patty Mills and company.
The most recent antecedent between the two teams was precisely in the first friendly that Argentina played in preparation for these Games. Australia won 87-84 in the closing with a triple on the buzzer right from the base of the San Antonio Spurs.
Argentina will face Australia in the quarterfinals.
The rest of the crosses will be: Spain – United States, undoubtedly one of the most attractive matches in this instance, France-Italy and Slovenia-Germany.
The Gladiators: fall against Spain and farewell to two historical
No longer chances to move forward after the fall against Brazil, in the penultimate match of Group A of the Olympic Games, the commitment against Spain still had a very special flavor for all the players of the Argentina handball team and for all those who fell in love, got infected and accompanied all this way to The Gladiators.
It is that in front of Spain, in Tokyo 2020, two of the greatest emblems and banners of this Selection were fired: Sebastian Simonet Y Gonzalo carou. The 36-27 defeat took a back seat before the retirement of two of the most representative players of this team who gave so many joys, surprises and emotions to all handball fans and Argentines.
The Gladiators said goodbye to Tokyo 2020.
With the defeat against Spain, Los Gladiadores they said goodbye to the Games with five falls, in last place in Group A. Before the match against Spain, they lost 33-27 against France, 33-25 against Germany, 27-23 against Norway and 25-23 against Brazil.
The Lions, eliminated from the Games
After a correct first wheel, in which the Men’s hockey team finished in third place, Germany put a stop to the illusions of hanging a medal again after the Olympic gold in Rio 2016.
The Lions said goodbye in the quarterfinals.
The European team took advantage of their short corner opportunities, was superior to those led by Mariano ronconi (Carlos Retegui is the head coach of all national field hockey) and he won 3-1 to get into the semifinals, where he will wait for the winner of Australia vs. Netherlands.
The elimination and emotion of Belén Casetta
The Argentine athlete, Bethlehem Casetta, who suffered an injury to his right calf in full competition, she finished 12th in her series, with a time of 9m52s89 and was unable to reach the final of the 3,000m hurdles.
In his second Olympic experience, the athlete stayed away from Winfred Yavi (Bahrain), the winner of her series, who recorded a time of 9m10s80. In this way, it was finally 36th in the general table of the specialty.
Belén Casetta was 12 in her series.
The 26-year-old from Mar del Plata it was far from its best record and it could not surpass the mark of Rio de Janeiro 2016, her previous Olympic participation, when she was 45th with 9.51.85. After the competition, Belén was moved in dialogue with TyC Sports and told what she experienced during the test.
“My right calf grabbed me. That’s it, when it grabbed me I said ‘I’m going to finish it.’ When I detached myself from the peloton I felt it grabbed me. Things that happen in the race, “he detailed through tears.
Belén Casetta was 12 in her series.
All the glory to Zverev
The German Alexander Zverev he became Olympic champion this morning after winning the Tokyo 2020 final to the Russian Karen Khachanov, the executioner of Diego schwartzman in the round of 16.
With a forceful performance, the number 5 in the world ranking, who came from giving the bump by eliminating Novak Djokovic, he resolved the match in two sets by 6-3 and 6-1, in just 1 hour and 19 minutes of play.
Alexander Zverev champion in Tokyo 2020.
Zverev, who ended the streak of Andy Murray, who had won the gold medal in London 2012 and Rio 2016, he entered the great history of German tennis by achieving the first gold medal in men’s singles for his country.
Lange and Carranza, without a chance of a medal
Argentines Santiago Lange Y Cecilia Carranza Saroli, the Olympic champions of Rio de Janeiro 2016, they qualified for the Medal Race of the Nacra 17 sailing class, but for the points obtained after the 12 regattas of the regular instance, they will not have a chance of medals.
On the last day before the race that defines the Olympic podium, The Argentine duo achieved 8th, 11th and 9th place in the last three regattas held in the waters of Enoshima.
Cecilia Carranza and Santiago Lange qualified for the Medal Race, but they will not be able to aspire to a medal.
In this way, they finished seventh overall, with 75 units, after ruling out the worst race in which they finished 14th. Thus, they were 28 points behind the Germans Paul Kohlhoff and Alicia Stuhlemmer, who are currently third, so they no longer have a chance of reaching the podium.
Olezza goes for a medal
The Argentinian Facundo Olezza the participation in the qualifying phase of the Finn class closed this morning with an expectant sixth place in the general table. In this way, the native of San Isidro you can aspire to a medal in the Medal Race, that It will run at dawn on Tuesday.
Facundo Olezza is going for a medal.
The representative of the Veleros Barlovento de San Fernando club was third in the two races this Sunday, the ninth and the tenth and narrowed to 14 the advantage over the Spanish Joan Cardona, who today is in third place. To get on the podium, the Argentine will have the difficult mission of discounting that difference in the medal race, which awards double points.
You will also have to finish above the New Zealander Josh Junior (47) and Dutchman Nicholas Heiner (52). He could also aspire to a silver medal, since the second in the classification, the Hungarian Zsombor Berecz it has a 15-unit advantage that is mathematically possible to overcome.
Facundo Olezza is going for a medal.
Tremendous jump and world record for Yulimar Rojas
The Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas made history at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Not only lwon the gold medal in triple jump, but above broke the world record Y she became the first Venezuelan athlete to achieve a gold medal at the Games.
Yulimar Rojas Olympic triple jump champion.
Rojas jumped 15.67 meters on his sixth and last attempt and smashed the record of 15.50, what the ukrainian had got Inessa Kravets in 1995. The portuguese Patricia Mamona took the silver medal with 15.01 meters and the Spanish Ana Peleteiro obtained bronze with 14.87.
Already in February 2020, Yulimar Rojas had also made history by breaking the world record for triple jump on the indoor track, by reaching 15.43 meters on his fourth try.
The three members of the podium in triple jump.
Lamont Jacobs, new king of the 100 meters
Although it is impossible to replace it, Usain bolt already it has its successor in the 100 meters at the Olympics. It’s about Italian Lamont Jacobs, who he got the gold medal after posting a time of 9s80. American Fred Kerlei (9.84) and Canadian Andre de Grasse (9.89) completed the podium.
The last medal of an Italian sprinter in the Olympic Games had been achieved Pietro Mennea, in the 200 meters in Moscow 1980.
Lamont Jacobs, Usain Bolt’s successor.