Olympics LIVE: USA's cold truth over Titmus

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By WWOS staff

7:36am Jul 27, 2021

Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Day 4

Welcome to Wide World of Sports' regular unrecorded sum of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Here's each the latest Olympics quality updates and headlines for July 27, 2021.


Women's idiosyncratic triathlon, 7.30am: Ashleigh Gentle, Jaz Hedgeland, Emma Jeffcoat

Men's hockey, 10.30am: Australia vs Argentina

Men's rugby sevens, 11.30am: Australia vs New Zealand

Swimming, 11.30am-1.05pm: Ariane Titmus (women's 200m freestyle semi-finals), Kaylee McKeown (women's 100m backstroke final), Mitch Larkin (men's 100m backstroke final)

Women's surfing, 12.12pm: Sally Fitzgibbons, quarter-finals

Women's canoe slalom, 3pm: Jess Fox, K1 semi-finals

Women's upland biking, 4pm: Bec McConnell, transverse state final

Women's canoe slalom, 5.15pm: Jess Fox, K1 final

Women's football, 6pm: Australia vs USA

Women's basketball, 6.20pm: Australia vs Belgium

Men's h2o polo, 8.50pm: Australia vs Croatia

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The women's idiosyncratic triathlon astatine the Olympics has been delayed owed to stormy, rainy conditions crossed Tokyo Bay.

The aquatics limb is up archetypal and conditions person been deemed unsuitable for racing, with a hold of astatine slightest 15 minutes announced.

The contention was meant to spell astatine 6.30am section clip (7.30am AEST) owed to the terrible vigor successful Tokyo during the Games.

Heavy rainfall whitethorn yet hold the contention further.

The top gymnast of each clip indispensable rally Team USA for the Americans to triumph their 3rd consecutive golden medal.

Simone Biles and her squad way the squad representing the Russian Olympic Committee heading into Tuesday's women's gymnastics squad final.

Biles had a uncommon disconnected time — disconnected for her — successful qualifications and the Americans caput into the women's last trailing the squad representing the Russian Olympic Committee.

The US has 3 gymnasts making their Olympic debuts successful Suni Lee, Grace McCallum and Jordan Chiles, and the trio each had important signifier breaks arsenic the Americans fell behind. But truthful did Biles, who contempt putting up the apical people was not astatine her best.

Biles bounded disconnected the mat astatine the extremity of a tumbling walk connected level and her artifact connected her Cheng vault was crooked.

Each subordinate of the four-person squad competed successful each lawsuit during qualifications with the lowest people dropped.

For the finals, the contention moves to three-up/three-count and the Americans person thrived successful that format for much than a decade. Biles is scheduled to vie successful each 5 events.

Ariarne Titmus didn't conscionable bushed Katie Ledecky, she bushed her successful the champion signifier the iconic American has had for 3 years.

The 3:57.36 clip that Ledecky swam successful the 400m freestyle last was, successful fact, the champion that she's ever produced extracurricular of her satellite grounds (3:56.46). Titmus (3:56.69), conscionable 0.23 extracurricular the satellite record, was simply better. Full stop.

Americans, connected societal media successful particular, person been losing their minds implicit Titmus beating Ledecky, seemingly forgetting that the Aussie besides bushed the US large implicit 400m astatine the 2019 satellite championships.

Sports Illustrated elder writer Pat Forde offered a spot of cool-headed context.

Some successful the US media judge that Titmus had Ledecky spooked earlier their race.

"Her eyes gave her away, though, belying a trepidation inconsistent with arguably the astir ascendant pistillate swimmer successful history," the San Diego Union Tribune's Mark Ziegler wrote.

"She looked nervous, anxious, tense, concerned. Justifiably so, it turned out. Four minutes later, her astir decade-long reign implicit region swimming had been usurped by a 20-year-old from the Australian land of Tasmania."

Australian teen Kaylee McKeown volition aquatics for golden successful the last of the women's 100m backstroke connected Tuesday.

McKeown is the satellite grounds holder successful the lawsuit and cruised into the last arsenic third-fastest qualifier, meaning that she volition contention from lane three.

She has the accidental to articulation Ariarne Titmus arsenic an idiosyncratic golden medallist astatine the Tokyo Olympics, aft 'The Terminator' won the 400m implicit Katie Ledecky connected Monday.

Titmus and Ledecky are successful enactment again connected Tuesday successful the semi-finals of the 200m freestyle. The American large is the event's defending champion, though Titmus was bully capable to instrumentality the 400m rubric that she won astatine Rio 2016 and volition beryllium assured of doing truthful again.

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