Mario Mola, Fernando Alarza and Gómez Noya stayed far from the fight for the medals in the triathlon event, with gold for the Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt, but the third Olympic day is full of great events. Pau Gasol’s Spain enters the Games today against host Japan (14.00) in the demanding basketball tournament in which Campazzo’s Argentina and Doncic’s Slovenia will also be measured. The women’s team beat South Korea (69-73) thanks to the outstanding performance of Astou Ndour (28 points and 10 rebounds).
And, in the aquatic center of Tokyo, a day of great duels in swimming: Adam Peaty won gold in the 100 breaststroke final; Ariarne Titmus beat Katie Ledecky in the free 400; and Caeleb Dressel led the United States quartet to triumph in the final of the men’s 4×100 relay. About 2:00 p.m. peninsular time, Mireia Belmonte will seek the final of the 1,500 freestyle, and Ander Elosegi has been chasing the medal in canoeing from 08.45. Tennis enters the second round with the participation of Garbiñe Muguruza (victory 3-6 and 0-6 against Wang), Pablo Carreño, Alejandro Davidovich, Carla Suárez, Paula Badosa and Sara Sorribes.
The most outstanding events of the third day (peninsular time):
03.00. Basketball. First day of the women’s tournament, group A. South Korea-Spain (69-73).
04.00. Tennis. Second round. Wang – Muguruza (3-6 and 0-6); Carreño – Cilic; Millman-Davidovich; Pliskova – Suárez; Swiatek-Badosa; and Sorribes – Ferro.
04.15. Taekwondo. Eighth finals, men’s -80kg. Raúl Martínez falls to the Croatian Kanaet and is waiting to enter the play-off.
05.05. Sailing, with Joel Rodríguez, Blanca Manchón, Ángel Granda and Cristina Pujol.
06.40. Basketball. First day of the men’s tournament, group C, rivals from Spain. Argentina-Slovenia.
08.45. Canoeing. Slalom men’s final, with Ander Elosegi.
09.15. Handball. Second day of the men’s tournament, group A. Spain-Norway.
12.00. Hockey. First phase of the women’s tournament, group B. Spain-Argentina.
12.00. Artistic gymnastics. Men’s team final.
12.50. Waterpolo. First phase of the women’s tournament, group A. Spain-Canada.
14.00. Basketball. First day of the men’s tournament, group C. Spain-Japan.
14.01. Swimming. Women’s 1,500m freestyle series, with Mireia Belmonte in search of the final.
Check here all the calendar of the Games, results and the medal table.