Our Australian Olympic stars didn’t win a medal on day one, but made a great second day in the process.
All eyes will be on the water, as surfing makes its Olympics debut and some legitimate gold medal chances in swimming.
Watch as Australians act and get all the latest Day 2 news below!
AUSSIES ON THE FIRST DAY: The perfect start in swimming, a gymnast’s final stop
Shocking AUSSIE PEOPLE WILL ENJOY GOLDEN SUNDAY
Jacquelin Magnay, News Corp Australia
Victoria Brendon Smith – an exceptional athlete to Tokyo – became the favorite for the men’s 400m individual final on Sunday morning after storming home during the Olympic heat to break the European record. Ocean.
Smith, who comes from a family of marathon swimmers, put on an incredible pace to knock out Italian champions Alberto Rizzetti, Jay Litherland of the US and Leon Marchand of France in the fastest heat on Saturday night.
Knowing he had to face off to secure a place in the final, Smith came back home with a score of 28.05s in the final 50m, half a second faster than his opponent. He set a new Australian record with 4.09.47.
To put it mildly, Smith, who trains at Nunawading in Melbourne, said of his effort – the first Australian to run under 4–10 seconds – “that’s pretty good”.
He added of his spectacular finish: “It’s something that me and my coach Wayne Lawes have really worked on, trying to finish every race well, so that’s what I’ve been doing. always do.
“It feels fast, but to move to 4.09.2 is probably faster than I thought.
Asked if he could go faster, Smith said: “We’ll see.”
Top American through qualifying, Chase Kalisz went four seconds faster, but that was a few years ago and it’s unclear if he was simply in a hurry.
The top six competitors all clocked in under 4 minutes and 10 seconds, setting up a thrilling finale.
Smith earned his place on the Australian Olympic team by setting a new Australian record at the trials.
AUSSIE HIGHLIGHTS DAY 2
Surfing, Men’s Short Table (from 8am)
Julian Wilson, Owen Wright
Surfing, Women’s Shorts (from 11:20am)
Sally Fitzgibbons, Stephanie Gilmore
Swimming Final (from 11:30am)
Brendon Smith in the men’s 400 m individual final, Elijah Winton and Jack McLoughlin in the men’s 400 m freestyle, Australia in the women’s 4×100 m freestyle relay with Emma McKeon and Brianna Throssell in the 100 m semifinals. m butterfly
Beach volleyball, women (1pm)
Australia vs Cuba
Canoeing, Women (from 2:50pm)
Basketball, men (6:20 p.m.)
Boomers vs Nigeria
Kookaburras v India
Hot pool (from 8pm)
Emily Seebohm and Kaylee McKeown in the women’s 100m backstroke, Elijah Winton and Thomas Neill in the men’s 200m freestyle, Chelsea Hodges and Jessica Hansen in the women’s 100m breaststroke, Mitch Larkin and Isaac Cooper in the 100m backstroke. m men, Ariarne Titmus and Tamsin Cook in the women’s 400 m freestyle, Australia in the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay
Men’s football (8:30pm)
Olyroos vs Spain
AUSTRALIA DAY 2 SCHEDULE FULL (All Time AEST)
Surfing, Men’s Shorts (from 8am): Julian Wilson, Owen Wright
Shooting (from 10am)
Badminton (from 11am)
Hockey, women (11am): Hockey v Spain
Softball (from 11am): Australia v USA
Surfing, Women’s Shorts (from 11:20 a.m.): Sally Fitzgibbons, Stephanie Gilmore
Swimming Finals (from 11:30 am): Brendon Smith in the men’s individual 400 m, Elijah Winton and Jack McLoughlin in the men’s 400 m freestyle, Australia in the women’s 4×100 m freestyle relay with Emma McKeon and Brianna Throssell in the semifinals of the women’s 100 m butterfly event
Boating (from 11:50am)
Beach Volleyball, Women (1pm): Australia vs Cuba
Judo (1:10 p.m.)
Canoeing, Male (from 2pm)
Cycling, Women’s Road Racing (from 2pm)
Canoe Skating, Female (from 2:50pm): Jess Fox
Water Polo (4:30pm): Australia v Montenegro
Horse riding attire (from 6pm)
Basketball, men (6:20 pm): Boomers v Nigeria
Hockey (7:30pm): Kookaburras v India
Swimming round (from 8pm): Emily Seebohm and Kaylee McKeown in the women’s 100m backstroke, Elijah Winton and Thomas Neill in the men’s 200m freestyle, Chelsea Hodges and Jessica Hansen in the women’s 100m breaststroke, Mitch Larkin and Isaac Cooper in the men’s 100m backstroke, Ariarne Titmus and Tamsin Cook in the women’s 400m freestyle, Australia in the men’s 4×100 freestyle
Soccer, men (8:30 p.m.): Olyroos vs Spain
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