Tokyo 2020 Day 11: Irish in action and best of the rest

Kellie Harrington can guarantee a bronze medal in the early hours of Tuesday morning

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington will fight Imane Khelif in her quarter-final on Tuesday. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington will fight Imane Khelif in her quarter-final on Tuesday. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

 

Kellie Harrington will be the headline Irish act on Day 11 in Tokyo as she takes on Imane Khelif of Algeria with a guaranteed bronze medal in the lightweight division up for grabs for the winner. Harrington came through her opening round with ease and is widely tipped to be Ireland’s best boxing medal hope. As it is she’s now the last chance at adding a second medal for the boxers after Kurt Walker was eliminated on Sunday and Aidan Walsh had to withdraw with injury.

Before that, the action gets underway on the track with Andrew Coscoran in the heats for the 1,500m at 1.27am. At 2.17am Phil Healy will attempt to reach the semi-finals of the women’s 400m after she missed out in the 200m on Monday. At 3.45am then it’s the turn of Marcus Lawler in the men’s 200m heats and he will be followed in the same event by Leon Reid at 3.53am. Should they get through they will both run in the semi-finals later in the morning.

In the equestrian stadium, Bertram Allen, Cian O’Connor and Darragh Kenny will get their Olympic campaigns underway with qualifying for the individual jumping.

The women’s golf gets underway late on Tuesday night and runs through Wednesday morning with Leona Maguire out at 11.52pm followed by Stephanie Meadow at 2.47am.

To catch up on all of the Irish action from Day 10 you can read our round-up here.

What else is on?

The women’s 200m final takes centre stage at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium at 1.50pm with a showdown expected between Gabby Thomas of the USA and the Jamaican pair of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price and Elaine Thompson-Herah.

Later in the morning Simone Biles is set to return to action for the first time since dropping out of the team event and then three subsequent events last week, citing concerns about her mental health. However, on Monday it was confirmed that the US star will compete in the women’s balance beam final at 9.50am.

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Medal events: 22

Artistic gymnastics (men’s parallel bars, women’s beam, men’s horizontal bar), athletics (women’s long jump, men’s 400m hurdles, men’s pole vault, women’s hammer throw, women’s 800m, women’s 200m), boxing (women’s feather, men’s welter), canoe sprint (women’s K1 200m, men’s C2 1,000m, men’s K1 1,000m, women’s K2 500m), cycling (women’s team pursuit, men’s team sprint), diving (men’s 3m springboard), sailing (mixed Nacra 17, men’s Finn), weightlifting (men’s 109kg), wrestling (women’s freestyle 68kg, men’s Greco-Roman 77kg, men’s Greco-Roman 97kg).

Full Irish schedule for Tuesday, August 3rd

1.27am Andrew Coscoran - Men’s 1,500m Athletics Round 1

2.17am Phil Healy - Women’s 400m Athletics Round 1

3.45am Marcus Lawler - Men’s 200m Athletics Round 1

3.53am Leon Reid - Men’s 200m Athletics Round 1

4.35am Kellie Harrington - Women’s Lightweight Boxing Quarter-Finals v Imane Khelif

11am Bertram Allen, Cian O’Connor and Darragh Kenny - Jumping Individual Equestrian Qualifier (11am)

12.50pm Marcus Lawler - Men’s 200m Athletics Semi-Finals*

12.50pm Leon Reid - Men’s 200m Athletics Semi-Finals*

11.52pm - Leona Maguire - Women’s Individual Strokeplay Golf Round 1

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