Everything you need to know about Australia’s Tokyo Olympic Games schedule today 


Another gold medal favourite in the pool, the start of athletics after Covid scare, do-or-die in the basketball and the Matildas in the quarters – everything you need to know about Australia’s Olympic schedule today

  • Australia move into Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics with a series of medals on the line
  • Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell will go for gold in women’s 100m freestyle 
  • Matildas face Great Britain for a place in the semi-finals of the women’s football
  • Australia’s men and women contest the rowing eights final after fours golds
  • Ash Barty features in mixed doubles semi-finals against Russian pairing
  • Kookaburras, Opals, Sharks and Aussie BMX girls also in action on Friday 










Australia move into Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympic Games with a series of medal chances including a red hot favourite in the pool, the start of the athletics and huge games for the Matildas and Opals.

Emma McKeon will look to put the disappointment of Australia’s 4x200m relay bronze behind her as she goes for gold in the women’s 100m freestyle – an event she broke the Olympic record for in her heat.

Cate Campbell will also go for a medal in the final having qualified third-fastest.

The Matildas face an improved Great Britain in the quarters after holding off world No. 1 USA for a 0-0 draw in their last game. 

A win would see the girls into the semi-finals of the football.

Aussie world no.5 Brandon Starc will contest the men’s high jump as the athletics gets underway. 

Emma McKeon will look to put the disappointment of Australia's 4x200m relay bronze behind her as she goes for gold in the women's 100m freestyle

Emma McKeon will look to put the disappointment of Australia’s 4x200m relay bronze behind her as she goes for gold in the women’s 100m freestyle 

The Matildas face an improved Great Britain in the quarters after holding off world no.1 USA for a 0-0 draw in their last game. A win would see the girls into the semi-finals of the football

The Matildas face an improved Great Britain in the quarters after holding off world no.1 USA for a 0-0 draw in their last game. A win would see the girls into the semi-finals of the football

Women's tennis world no.1 Ash Barty has buried the disappointment of her shock first-up singles loss and has progressed to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles with partner John Peers

Women’s tennis world no.1 Ash Barty has buried the disappointment of her shock first-up singles loss and has progressed to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles with partner John Peers

Australia’s women’s basketball team, one of the favourites going into the Olympics, have had an underwhelming start to their campaign with a shock loss to Belgium in their first outing.

They face China on Friday morning before a crucial last game with Puerto Rico to ensure passage into the knockout stages.

Fresh off Australia’s immense success in the rowing fours, both the men and women will contest the eights with outside chances for more medals.

The Kookaburras take on Spain after a near-perfect start to the Olympic campaign boasting an undefeated record through their opening games.

They will be in the quarter-finals regardless of the result against the Spaniards, with the Aussies tipped for gold in the event.

Women’s tennis world No. 1 Ash Barty has buried the disappointment of her shock first-up singles loss and has progressed to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles with partner John Peers.

The duo advanced past Greece’s second seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari and will face Russians Andrey Rublev and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a place in the final.

The Kookaburras take on Spain after a near-perfect start to the Olympic campaign boasting an undefeated record through their opening games

The Kookaburras take on Spain after a near-perfect start to the Olympic campaign boasting an undefeated record through their opening games 

Australia's womens basketball team, one of the favourites going into the Olympics, have had an underwhelming start to their campaign with a shock loss to Belgium in their first outing

Australia’s womens basketball team, one of the favourites going into the Olympics, have had an underwhelming start to their campaign with a shock loss to Belgium in their first outing

WHAT’S ON FOR AUSTRALIA TODAY: 

11:00am – Men’s hockey 

10:15am – Men’s high jump 

11:05am – Women’s rowing eights

11:15am – Women’s BMX 

11:25am – Men’s rowing eights

11:30am – Women’s rugby 7s 

11:59am – Women’s 100m freestyle final – Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell

12:30pm – Men’s waterpolo 

12:50pm – Women’s BMX final 

3:50pm – Men’s kayak slalom 

4:00pm – Mixed doubles tennis 

5:00pm – Men’s kayak slalom final 

6:30pm – Women’s rugby 7s quarters 

7:00pm – Women’s football 

10:00pm – Women’s basketball   

They would become just the second Australians to win gold in a tennis event. 

Australia’s defending gold medal-winning women’s rugby 7s team will face USA on Friday before the quarter-finals kick off Friday evening.

They’ve been in irresistable form so far with wins over China and Japan but will need to step up a gear against the Americans.

Meanwhile in the BMX Aussies Saya Sakakibara and Lauren Reynolds both advanced to the semi-finals as the two go for a place in the last four in the final later Friday.

Lucien Delfour will look to emulate Thursday’s gold medal win from Jess Fox as he looks to move into the final of the kayak slalom.

Delfour was one of the fastest qualifiers from Thursday’s heats and will look to contest for a medal.

The Sharks will play Spain as they look to move into the quarter-finals of the men’s waterpolo after backing up their stunning win over Croatia with a 14-8 loss to Serbia.

Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy will play the Russian Olympic Committee after winning their first two games in the women’s beach volleyball as they look to advance to the next round. 

The men’s golf continues on Friday as well with Aussies Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman well off the pace. 

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