Tokyo Olympics Day 7: Who to watch today

12:08 pm on 30 July 2021

Rower Emma Twigg chases gold, men's and women's eights to race in finals and swimmer Lewis Clareburt gets a second chance at taking home a medal.

An underwater view shows New Zealand's Lewis Clareburt competing in the final of the men's 400m individual medley swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021. (Photo by François-Xavier MARIT / AFP)

An underwater view shows New Zealand's Lewis Clareburt competing in the final of the men's 400m individual medley swimming event Photo: AFP or licensors

Here's who to watch today:


Emma Twigg will head in to the women's single sculls final at 12.33pm as a firm favourite to win gold after winning her semifinal in dominant fashion.

Meanwhile, both the women's and men's eight will compete for medals in their finals at 1.05pm and 1.25pm respectively.

Jordan Parry will also compete in the men's single sculls C final at 11.55pm.


Lewis Clareburt will get his second shot at winning an Olympic medal when he takes on the 200m individual medley final at 2.15pm.

Earlier this week, Clareburt came close to winning his first medal in the 400m individual medley final before he ran out of gas in the last 50m.


Men's tennis doubles team Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus will compete in the bronze medal final after being knocked out in the semifinal by Croatia, their start time is yet to be announced.

David Nyika. New Zealand. Men's Heavy (81-91kg) round of 16. Kokugikan Arena, Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Tuesday 27 July 2021. Mandatory credit © Steve McArthur /

David Nyika in his fight against Moroccan Younnes Baalla. Photo: © Steve McArthur /


David Nyika is set to take on Belarusian Uladzislau Smiahlikau in the men's heavyweight boxing quarterfinal at 4.54pm after he cruised through his first fight against Morocco's Younnes Baalla.


Kicking off New Zealand's track events Hamish Kerr will comepte in high jump qualifiers starting at 12.15pm before Camille Buscomb takes on the first round of heats in the women's 5000m race at 10.25pm.

Valerie Adams and Madison-lee Wesche will compete in women's shotput qualifiers starting just past midnight on Saturday morning.

Shiray Kaka and Michaela Blyde.
Black Ferns Sevens.

Black Ferns Sevens players Shiray Kaka and Michaela Blyde Photo: PHOTOSPORT


The Black Ferns are set to play their third game of the Tokyo Olympics against the Russian Olympic Committee at 12.15pm.


Ryan Fox will compete in the second round of the men's individual stroke play golf competition starting at 10.30am after he finished nine shots off the pace in 30th in round 1.


Rebecca Petch is due to compete in the women's BMX racing semifinals starting at 1.15pm.

Petch has shown great perserverance to qualify for the semifinals after facing a nasty crash in her first run of the quarterfinal.


Blair Tuke and Peter Burling will race their 6th, 7th and 8th races in the 49er sailing event starting at 3.05pm.

Meanwhile, Sam Meech will complete Races 9 and 10 in the men's Laser Class Sailing event starting at 7.25pm.


Madaline Davidson is set to kick off her Olympic campaign with her first trampolining qualification event starting at 4pm.

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