Today at the Games 7 August 2021
Tokyo Olympic Stadium and Sapporo Odori Park
The women’s marathon followed by an electric evening session of finals makes up the programme on the penultimate day of the Games.
We may see Israel’s first ever athletics medal today in the women’s marathon, Lonah Salpeter being one of the favourites for the podium. She will be on the start line with compatriot Maor Tiyouri. Eunice Chumba and Tejitu Daba will be running for Bahrain.
Bahraini and Israeli athletes will also be in action in the women’s 10,000m through Kalkidan Gezahegne and Selamawit Teferi, respectively.
Ahmed Tijan and Cherif Younousse will bring their impressive Olympic campaign to an end today, when they serve-up for Qatar against the Latvian team in the bronze medal match.
Handball - men’s semi finals
Yoyogi National Stadium
After their gruelling defeat to France in the semi-finals, Egypt will be taking on 2012 bronze-medallists Spain for the spot on the podium.
Several MENA women to look out for in the Kumite +61kg competition. Lamya Matoub of Algeria and Iran’s Hamideh Abbasali will be sparring in the same pool (A). of contenders. Meanwhile, Feryal Abdelaziz will be representing Egypt in pool B.
In the men’s +75kg, Iranian Sajad Ganjzadieh will be sparring with Tareg Hamedi of Saudi Arabia, looking for a place in the evening’s semi-finals.
Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Nicol Zelikman and Linoy Ashram of Israel have both made it to the final of the individuals all-round competition.
Teams from Egypt and Israel will be among the displaying their routines in the all-round group qualification rounds.