Updated 07/31/2021 2:00 PM
After several hectic early mornings and lots of action for Argentine athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, our country's athletes will have a ninth day of key competition to continue their adventures in Japan.
The Lions will be the first to go on stage with a key clash to repeat a medal.
At 9:30 p.m., the men's hockey team will face Germany, one of the candidates.
The Olympic champions went from lowest to highest in the tournament and finished third in their group.
While Los Leones are playing, at 9:40 p.m., Belén Casetta from Mar del Plata will perform at the Olympic Stadium.
The first Argentine athlete to compete in Tokyo, after Germán Chiaraviglio's positive for coronavirus - who was supposed to compete on Friday - will do so in the classification of the 3,000 meters with obstacles.
Belén Casetta will compete in the 3,000 meters with obstacles.
Already at midnight on Sunday, new yachting regattas will be launched.
At 0.05 in Enoshima, Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza will start the tenth regatta of the Nacra 17 class and will race two more to define their chances of accessing the Medal Race.
At the same time but in Zushi, María Belén Tavella and Lourdes Hartkopf will begin the day of class 470, which will compete in races 7 and 8. Then, at 2.05, Facundo Olezza Bazán will compete in the ninth race of the Finn class and will return to compete at 2.33.
The Argentine night will last into the early morning because basketball will go for its ticket to the quarterfinals against Japan at 1.40.
The ticket will go to the winner, after the United States thrashed the Czech Republic.
If they advance, Argentina will go against Australia or France.
Facundo Campazzo will seek revenge after the bad night against Spain.
At 2.15, it will be the turn of the farewell of the Gladiators, who will face Spain in their last match in Tokyo 2020, where they added four defeats and caressed the draw against Brazil in the classic.
Finally, at 9.45, the men's volleyball team will also play a plenary session.
After reinforcing his hopes this Friday after the comeback that allowed him to beat Tunisia 3-2, France's triumph against the Russian Olympic Committee team at the end of the day on Friday left him against the wall again.
Thus, the team led by Marcelo Méndez must beat the United States to continue in the competition.
At that moment, the gaze of the world will point to the Olympic Stadium, where at 9.50 am the men's 100-meter Olympic final will start, for the first time without Usain Bolt.
Andre De Grasse from Canada fastest in the 100m heats.
Photo: AP / Petr David Josek
= Saturday, July 31 =
At 9:30 p.m.
At 9:30 p.m.
Men's field hockey;
ARGENTINA (Los Leones) - Germany, for the quarterfinals.
At 9:40 p.m.
At 9:40 p.m.
Athletics, classification 3000 meters with obstacles;
= Sunday, August 1 =
Vela, Nacra 17;
Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza, regattas 10, 11 and 12.
María Belén Tavella and Lourdes Hartkopf, regattas 7 and 8.
ARGENTINA-Japan, for group C.
Sail: Male Finn;
Facundo Olezza, regattas 9 and 10.
ARGENTINA-Spain, for group A.
ARGENTINA-United States, for group B.
Tokyo 2020: Elaine Thompson-Herah took gold in the 100 meter sprint
Basketball: Argentina received help from the United States and will depend on itself to qualify for the quarterfinals