After several hectic early mornings and with a lot of action for the Argentine athletes in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the athletes of our country will have a fairly calm eighth day of competition with action for The lioness, for yachting and for the Panthers.
The Lionesses are assured of their presence in the direct elimination instance, although they have yet to define their final position in group B. So far, they are second behind Australia, rival with whom they will face tonight at 11:45 p.m. for the first place. To keep it, those led by Carlos Retegui must win by four goals.
Beyond that aspiration, the Argentine team must score at least one point so as not to risk giving up second place at the hands of New Zealand, who will face China, or from Spain, who will play with Japan.
Paula Nizetich and Bianca Farroil, two key pieces of the Panthers. Photo: AFP
In volleyball, The Panthers They are facing a very complicated outlook after three losses in a row, in which they could not win even one set. The team led by Hernán Ferraro, who is last in group B, will have to win their two games (if possible, without giving up sets) and wait for help from others. They play from 2.20 on Saturday against Turkey.
The setting in yachting provides different perspectives. But this morning it will be the turn of the best sailboats of the Albiceleste “navy”. Facundo Olezza shares fourth place in the Finn class. He has 23 points and shares the fourth place overall with the Dutchman Nicholas Heiner. The first three are the British Giles Scott (13), the Spanish Joan Cardona (14) and the Hungarian Zsombor Berecz (21). Regattas 7 and 8 are run this morning. In total there are 10 heats and if he remains in the top ten he will go for everything in the medal race.
Victoria Travascio and Marina Sol Branz from Argentina compete in the 49er FX- women’s sailing skiff. Source: EFE / Lavandeira Jr
Victoria Travascio and María Sol Branz compete in the 49er Class. Female FX and they are 8th in the global positions after finishing sixth, first and eighth in the three regattas this Friday. This morning they will run three regattas again and will go in search of a place in the medal race on Monday.
Finally, Santiago Lange Y Cecilia Carranza, current champions, are fourth in the general classification of the Nacra 17 sailing class. Today there will be three regattas (7, 8 and 9) out of a total of 12 before the medal race.
= Friday July 30 =
= Saturday July 31 =
00:05 Sailing: Male Finn / Facundo Olezza / Carrera 07 and 08.
00:05 Sailing: 49er FX female / Victoria Travascio-Marìa Sol Branz / race 10, 11 and 12.
00:05 Sailing: Nacra 17 / Santiago Lance-Cecilia Carranza / Carrera 07, 08 and 09.
02.20 Volleyball (women): Argentina vs. Turkey