29 Jul 2021

Tokyo 2020 Day 6: Who to watch and when

11:13 am on 29 July 2021
Fiji players celebrate with their gold medals while standing on the podium after the victory ceremony following the men's final rugby sevens match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on July 28, 2021.

Photo: AFP

Fiji Women's Sevens team hope to repeat the success of their male counterparts when they kick off the Women's Rugby Sevens Olympic tournament against France.

Rugby Sevens (Women's)

The Fiji Women's Sevens team go up against France, Canada and Brazil in Pool B.

v France: 12:00pm

v Canada: 7:30pm


Fijian judoka Tevita Takayawa

Fijian judoka Tevita Takayawa Photo: Twitter / @TeamFiji

Second-generation Olympian Tevita Takayawa continues his family's legacy, following in the footsteps of his father Viliame, who competed at the Los Angeles 1984 and the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.

His older brother Nacanieli is also a fellow Olympian, having competed at the Barcelona 1992, and Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics.

Event start time: 2:00pm

Sailing (Men's)

The Men's Sailing - Laser event continues with Race 7 and 8.

Te Ariki Numa (Papua New Guinea) and Eroni Leilua (Samoa) had one day to rest from their last races before having to take to the waters of Kamakura, Japan again for the remainder of their qualifying races.

Leilua is currently ranked 32nd and Numa 35th with two more qualifying races after today.

Event start time: 3:05pm

Sailing (Women's)

Similarly, Race 7 and 8 take place today for the Sailing - Women's Laser Radial event.

Rose-Lee Numa (also a sister to men's sailor Te Ariki Numa) will be representing Papua New Guinea, while Sophia Morgan will be looking to make Fiji proud with her performance today.

Fijian sailor Sophia Morgan

Fijian sailor Sophia Morgan Photo: Twitter / @TeamFiji

Morgan is currently ranked 42nd with Numa right behind at 43rd.

Event start time: 3:15pm