Tokyo 2020 |  This was the fifth day and you can expect this tomorrow

Tokyo 2020 | This was the fifth day and you can expect this tomorrow


Much was expected of the Dutch rowing team in Tokyo. On the Sea Forest Waterway It had to happen and Holland did not disappoint. My men’s doubles doubles turned out to be his favorite and won the gold, despite a serious misstep at the start of the race.

In addition, there were bronze in the women’s double rowing boats, silver in the men’s double rowing boats, and four women without a pair.

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Tokyo 2020 | Day 5 medals in the Olympics

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Tokyo 2020 | The gold medal for the Netherlands in the men’s quadruple doubles


Soon after these first successes, the Van Vleuten anime continued in the right direction. The 38-year-old cyclist crushed her opponent in a time trial, thus avenging the failed road race. Anna van der Bregenn took the bronze.

Expectations were slightly lower among the men, but Tom Dumoulin was pleasantly surprised with a silver medal. Primoz Roglic was the only one who was faster than Dumoulin, who also indicated that he would definitely continue as a professional cyclist.


In the morning hours, the Judo Championships for women up to 70 kg and for men up to 90 kg began. Sanne van Dijke did an excellent job, but lost in the semi-finals. In the rematch, Van Dyck managed to get a bronze medal. Unfortunately for Noël van ‘t End, the medal was too ambitious. He lost in the quarterfinals and couldn’t break any bets in the replay either.

good performance

There were a lot of Dutch athletes who participated in matches without any medals attached to them. Nouchka Fontijn qualified for the middleweight boxing quarterfinals and Kieran Badloe regained the lead in windsurfing. Badminton player Mark Calgo secured a place in the Round of 16 with his victory today. Moreover, women’s hockey beat South Africa 5-0 and women’s water polo beat Spain 14-13.

Many Dutch swimmers are in the business today. Arno Kamenga qualified for the 200-meter breaststroke final, and Fimki Heemskerk easily swam to a place in the 100-meter freestyle semi-finals. Ranumi Kromoidjogo withdrew from swimming this distance. Kromowidjojo mainly focus on 50 meters freestyle games.

Today’s losers

Of course there was also less performance by the Dutch today. Swimmer Arjan Knipping was eliminated from the series in the 200-meter medley and bowlers Sep van den Berg and Gijs Broeksma took down early in the singles championship. Also in equestrian sports, the Netherlands could not interfere in the fight for medals. Edward Gall and Hans-Peter Minderhude finished sixth and twelfth in the dressage Grand Prix.

external success

The Netherlands, of course, is not the only country to have a successful day at the Olympic Games today. Fiji extended its gold medal in rugby and Latvia won the gold in men’s 3×3 basketball. In the women’s race, the United States won its first Olympic title.

Tokyo 2020 | Basketball 3 x 3 – Latvia in an exciting final stronger than the ROC team

In addition, China’s Zhiyong Shi won the gold medal in weightlifting and Germany’s Eduard Trippel and Chizuru Arai from Japan won judo championships today. Jessica von Prideaux Werndel was the best dressage contestant and South Korea won the Men’s Nations Cup in fencing.

Chinese duo Zongyuan Wang and Siyi Xie won the gold medal in the men’s synchronized jump competition, and Daiki Hashimoto became the youngest-ever Olympic champion in the men’s home gymnastics competition.

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Five gold medals were awarded in the pool today. Australian Ariarn Titmus won the women’s 200m freestyle. Yui Ohashi of Japan was the best in the 200m individual medley, and American Kathleen Ledecky earned her favorite in the 1500m freestyle.

In the men’s category, Christoph Milak of Hungary won the gold in the 200m butterfly, and Great Britain won the 4x200m freestyle relay final.

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Tomorrow there are chances of the Netherlands taking the medal again. Marek Keijser and Else Paulis cruise the final in twin lightweight single row boats at night. In the pool, Arno Kamenga reaches the final in the 200m breaststroke.

In judo, Sanne Steenhuis and Michael Korrel are allowed to score for Olympic gold, and during the afternoon Lieke Wevers can attempt to create a miracle in the all-around gymnastics final. Favorite Simon Biles star pulled out of this match due to mental issues.

Women’s handball will also compete with Angola, BMX will compete in the men’s and women’s quarterfinals, and Fimke Heemskerk will attempt to qualify for the 200m freestyle final in the pond.

Kieran Padlow defends his lead in surfing, and both hockey teams play an important team match against Great Britain. This time, Steve Wegler and Gabriella Schlosser are striving for individual success in shooting and the beach volleyball duo Brouwer/Meeuwsen plays the last game of the group.

Brewers and seagulls

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