TOKYO OLYMPICS: Day 13 action and results

Published 11:00pm 2 August 2021

TOKYO OLYMPICS: Day 13 action and results
Words by Nick Crockford

Day 13 Rolling Coverage

It has been a huge day for our local Olympians. Teagan Micah and Renee Taylor closing in on medals in crucial matches, while Charisma Amoe-Tarrant took on the world's strongest women on her Olympic debut. Here's how they got on.

Football - Teagan Micah

11.15pm: There was heart-break for the Matildas and former Redcliffe State High School student Teagan Micah in Tokyo tonight.

They bowed out of the Olympic semi-final beaten 1-0 by Sweden, who go through to their second successive Olympic gold and silver medal match, against Canada.

Australia must now recover, regroup and prepare to battle for the bronze medal against the US, who they drew 0-0 with in Pool G last week.

Victory would be consolation for a remarkable Olympics by the Matildas, who were unfancied before the Games - but not now!

Tonight, they had chances. Sam Kerr 'scored' just before half time, but it was harshly disallowed for a foul. Headers went wide and several good openings finished with shots off target or saved.

Sweden's winner had some fortune, a deflected shot, spinning up over the backline, kicking high off the turf onto the crossbar and Rolfo put in the rebound.

There was little Micah could do, but her future in the Australian team seems assured after breaking into the starting side just 10 days ago.

TOKYO OLYMPICS: Day 13 action and results
Charisma Amoe-Tarrant who makes her Olympic debut tonight.

Weightlifting - Charisma Amoe-Tarrant

11pm: Stunning performance by Narangba's Charisma Amoe-Tarrant tonight, finishing sixth in the Olympic women's +87kg competition.

The 22 year old recorded 105kgs on her third lift in the Snatch and 138kgs on her final attempt in the Clean and Jerk for a 243kg total.

For several minutes that gave her the lead and how she celebrated when the judges ratified her last lift. Bu, with the competition's favourites following it was short-lived.

China's Li Wenwen finished the event with an Olympic record of 180kgs in the Clean and Jerk to go with an Olympic record 140kgs in the Snatch and a record 320kgs total.

Britain's Emily Campbell (122+161=283) took silver, Sarah Robles (128+154=182) of the US bronze, Lee Kor (125+152=277) of South Korea was fourth and Akmal Ina (115+141=252), from Indonesia, fifth spot.

Amoe-Tarrant won silver for Nauru at the 2018 Commonwealth Games +90kg, before deciding to represent Australia, where she has lived for nine years

She won bronze at the 2019 Pacific Games in the +87kg Snatch and the Queensland +87kg title this year by 100kgs with a total of 257kgs.

TOKYO OLYMPICS: Day 13 action and results
Renee Taylor, the former Redcliffe Leagues Hockey Club junior.

Hockey - Renee Taylor

2.40pm: The Tokyo Olympics campaign is over for the Hockeyroos - with former Redcliffe Leagues Hockey Club junior Renee Taylor in their squad.

Taking on India in the quarter finals at Oi Stadium, their dreams of a medal were dashed in an upset 1-0 victory for India.

The Australian team's place in the knock-out quarter finals was cemented by a after a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Argentina on Saturday.

Australia had finished top of the table in Pool B, conceding just one goal.

And just one goal was all it took by India, who finished their Pool A games in fourth place, to secure a berth in the semi-finals.

Scoring a goal from a penalty corner 22 minutes into today's match, the India team held Australia scoreless, despite the Hockeyroos' 14 attempts to score.

Taylor was in the thick of the action throughout the match, sending the ball down the field multiple times to give the Aussies an opportunity to score.

India's win came after their first ever appearance at a quarter final at the Olympics and will see them enter the semi-finals on Wednesday.


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