Even Laura Smulders is the most favorite among women. Sister Meryl Smulders and Judy Bau qualified for the other Dutch semi-finals. The top eight cyclists can ride in the finals from 04:40.
Less than a week after the opening ceremony, the Olympic Athletics Championships finally began. On the first day, the Netherlands will only play in the preliminary rounds. Nick Smedt will book a semi-final spot in the 400 hurdles and Sivan Hassan and Dianne Van S could qualify directly for the final in the 5000 metres. The same goes for Jesica Schilder in the throwing division and the 4x400m mixed relay team also goes for this.
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On the Sea Forest Waterway The king’s number is in the program and the Netherlands is there. The Netherlands’ eight men seek a medal and have to watch Germany and Great Britain. The final kicks off at 03:25 AM.
The last individual judo tournaments in Budokan start at 4 am. Tessie Savelkouls (+78kg class) and Henk Grol (+100kg class) are taking action on behalf of the Netherlands. For Grol, this is his fourth Olympic Games and his last chance to win a gold medal.
In the pool there is another medal to earn tomorrow. Mickey Heemskerk swims in the final of the 100m freestyle at 03:59. Moreover, there are only semi-finalists or serials in the Dutch program. Nils Korstanje swims in the 100m Butterfly semi-final, and Sharon van Rowendahl does so with a 200m backstroke.
Thom de Boer swims at 12:00 in the 50-meter freestyle series and half an hour later Fimki Heemskerk and Ranomy Kromovedjogo do the same. Finally, the women’s 4×100 versatility relay team begins.
From 04:50 the sailors will return to the water. Marit Baumeister goes in her rehab beam after an exciting day and Lubke Berkhot and Aphrodite Zeiger want to start the road in the 470 class.
Fifteen minutes later, Bart Lambriex and Pim van Vugt started in the 49er class and Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz are also looking for success with the 49er FX.
Moreover, the orange leagues can avenge the loss of the World Cup Final. At 1 p.m., they will play the quarter-finals against the United States. Five hours earlier, Inge Janssen had completed the diving preliminaries and at seven in the morning the women’s water polo match against South Africa. Today’s hockey men who will play an important group final match against their arch-rivals Germany will conclude at 13:45.
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