Tokyo 2020 Olympics: beach volleyball, cycling, modern pentathlon and more – live!

Women’s beach volleyball: Team USA’s April Ross and Alix Klineman have barely put a foot wrong so far in the gold medal match, applying huge service and offensive pressure to take the first set against 21-15 over Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy.

The Australians did show better signs late in that set but they have it all to do to get back into this Olympic decider.

In Tokyo last night Andy Bull and I met a man from the India men’s hockey team staff. He was deliriously happy at India’s men’s bronze, their first hockey medal for 41 years.

He said this was one of the greatest days of his life, that it was impossible to convey the cultural and emotional importance of an Indian hockey medal at the Olympic Games, and, more to the point, that he was going off to look for a bottle of whiskey.

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