Athletics

Moloney wins first Australia’s first decathlon medal

Ash Moloney has gone where no Australian has gone before, winning bronze in the decathlon, Australia’s first medal of any colour in this event and at the the track at these Olympics. After eight gruelling events, Moloney, the young star at his first Olympics, had been in second place. After the ninth event, javelin, he was third. It all came down to the last race, the 1500 metres, on Thursday

Aggressive McSweyn makes the running as he and Hoare reach 1500m final

Stewart McSweyn knows he can’t do that again. Twice now in Tokyo, McSweyn has taken a tactically aggressive plan into his races and got through, not comfortably, but he has done what is needed. He knows he can’t do that again in his bid to claim a medal. Stewart McSweyn had a front-running plan in his 1500m semi-final.Credit:Getty Images The Australian 1500-metres champion has made it through to Saturday night’s

Dutch favourite falls, comes from last to keep dream of historic treble alive

Sifan Hassan’s degree of difficulty at these Olympics was already higher than any other athlete’s. The Dutch distance runner is aiming to make history as the first person to win gold in the 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m at one Games. She is a good chance to do it – a favourite in each race. Her schedule was so punishing that on Monday she had to run a 1500m heat in

‘Can we have two golds’: Bizarre high-jump finish after Starc’s giant leap

Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim added a coveted Olympic gold to his list of accolades in the men’s high jump in Tokyo on Sunday, but he had to share the medal with Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy after both men ended with jumps of 2.37 metres. Brandon Starc narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal but, mercifully, avoided becoming Australia’s second track and field athlete to finish in the dreaded fourth place

Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Asher-Smith beaten in 100m heat but still qualifies

Dina Asher-Smith was beaten for the first time this year in her 100m heat at the Olympics as the athletics got under way, but the Team GB star still made it through her heat. Easing down in the final moments of her heat, SAsher-Smith clocked a time of 11.07 seconds to finish behind USA's Teahna Daniels. Meanwhile in the swimming, Luke Greenbank won bronze in the men's 200m backstroke final

Denny, Starc deliver to set up medal tilts in discus, high jump

Matt Denny had not thrown a discus in competition since 2019, and he had never thrown one this far this early in the morning. The Australian discus thrower launched his second throw more than 65 metres and qualified comfortably for Saturday night’s final with the fourth-best throw of the morning. Matt Denny goes about business in the discus qualification at the Tokyo Games.Credit:Getty Images Across the field, compatriot Brandon Starc

Bradly Sinden earns Team GB's first silver medal at Tokyo Olympics in taekwondo

Bradly Sinden has earned Team GB's first silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games despite being beaten by Uzbekistan's Ulugbek Rashitov in the men's taekwondo final. The Doncaster-born 22-year-old had seen off China's Zhao Shuai in the semi-final earlier on Saturday to guarantee himself a place on the podium. But he fell short at the last as he was agonisingly defeated 34-29 by Rashitov. Speaking afterwards, Sinden said: "I

No escaping the awkwardness of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening ceremony

First things first, it was a night Hannah Mills and Moe Sbihi will never forget. For the sailor and the rower, their finest hour on dry land. The same can be said for all the other flag-bearers – and at two-per-pole, that was an awful lot. In fact, the same can be said for all the other athletes who made it to an Opening Ceremony like no other Opening Ceremony.

Racism against black athletes ‘getting worse’, says Mo Farah

Racism towards black athletes is “getting worse” and social media companies need to be doing more to tackle online abuse, four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has said. Footballers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were sent racist abuse after missing penalties in England’s defeat to Italy in the final of Euro 2020 on Sunday, with Saka admitting he “knew instantly” the hateful messages he would be sent following the

Olli Hoare beats Stewart McSweyn, makes claim for Tokyo

Olli Hoare has delivered a performance that demands the Australian selectors pick him on the Olympic team after he beat his Australian rivals head to head in a race off for the last place on the 1500-metre team. Hoare, who has been running in the US, beat national record holder Stewart McSweyn and his two key challengers for the last available place on the team at the Diamond League meet