Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony day: Irish in action and best of the rest

Day-by-day guide to the main events, Irish medal hopes and a full daily schedule

Team Ireland swing straight into action on Friday at the Olympics with rowing taking centre stage before the opening ceremony in the evening.

Rowing is one of the events where Ireland will have a number of medal hopefuls and Sanita Puspure is among them. The twice European Championships and twice World Championships gold medallist takes to the water for her women's singles sculls heat at 1.40am in the Sea Forest Waterway.

After that, Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne will compete in their heat for the men's double sculls, going off at 2.40am.

What else is on?


Aside from the rowing it’s a quiet enough day in Tokyo before the action really begins on Saturday with only archery beginning on Friday as well.

Medal events: 0

Full Irish schedule

Sanita Puspure – Women’s Singles Sculls Rowing Heats (1.40am)

Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne – Men’s Double Sculls Heats (2.40am)

Ruaidhrí Croke

Ruaidhrí Croke

Ruaidhrí Croke is a sports journalist with The Irish Times