The end is near, but we still have four glorious days of sport ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Highlights Day 13 in overview, with a short international look this time as well.
Wertmann defends his Olympic title
From 23:30 (Wednesday evening)
Without his fiancée Ranomy Kromoidjogo, Ferry Wertmann will attempt to extend his gold from Rio de Janeiro next night (23.30 NST). For her, there is no exception to the rule that anyone who finished in Tokyo must leave the country within 48 hours.
About defending this title for “Very Ferry Fast”; It is expected to be a difficult task. Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri was the big man to claim three golds at the European Championships in 2021. Germany’s Florian Willbrook (10km world champion in 2019) and Rob Mavels (bronze at the time) are competing for Team Weertman.
Complete Athletics Program with Vetter and Ultimate Bonevacia
On Dutch night, the women’s heptathlon resumes with the javelin throw, traditionally the strongest part of the Anouk Vetter, which also advances after four parts. This second day should show if her good form can last. The women’s 4x100m relay teams (with Dafne Schippers) and men want to reach the final.
In the afternoon: 4 x 400m for women (usually with Fimcpool). Limarven Bonifacia, the first Dutchman in the 400m final. And so the conclusion in the Seven with Vetter.
Van Rijsen searches for a unique double game
From 08.30 am
Lauren van Rijen can still position herself in a small and unique list of athletes. Currently, there are athletes who have won a medal at both the Summer and Winter Games. After taking bronze in the 500m speed skating event in Sochi (2014), Van Rijsen starts the day in Keren. Qualifying for the quarter-finals was a piece of cake on Wednesday. Shan Braspininux is also present. Guys driving omnium in Ezo, Jan Willem van Schep is Dutch rap.
It’s harvest time for the Belgian hockey guys
When Dutchman Bert Wintink took over the presidency of the Belgian Hockey Federation in 2005, things changed. They worked in a professional youth academy, good coaches came from abroad, the Flemish and Walloon became one, and the money was freed up. This led to the emergence of a golden generation of hockey players. They have already become world champions in 2018 at the expense of the Netherlands, the first global title for the southern neighbors in a team sport other than korfball.
But now she should also become an Olympic gold, because in Rio she still goes to Argentina. Today at 12:00 PM, Australia, who eliminated Orange in the quarter-finals, will be the opponent in the final.
Australia’s next hurdle for American basketball players
Spain was perhaps the strongest opponent for the American basketball players in Tokyo in the quarter-finals. That match was won by a team of top coaches Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr. The next obstacle to gold, which this team always expects, is Australia.
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