Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.

My name is Mitch Marinus and I will keep you updated on the sixth day of the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Day Six:

  • LIVE: rowing finals

  • LIVE: hockey, NL-South Africa (f)

  • View the Dutch program here

  • View the full day program here

a few seconds ago

The hockey players have just started their third group match of the Olympic tournament.

After victories over India (5-1) and Ireland (4-0), a game against South Africa now awaits.

The top four of the six teams from Group A advance to the quarter-finals.

2 minutes ago


Melvin Twellaar and Stef Broenink have to let the unleashed French pass them in the last 500 meters.

Now they won't think so, but this is a silver medal to be proud of!

Rowing 2 minutes ago

Another 500 m -

The Netherlands is one!

Rowing 3 minutes ago

Another 1,000 m -

Also halfway through, the Netherlands is still in second place!

Rowing · 4 minutes ago

Another 1,500 m -

The Netherlands is well on its way and only the two Chinese have to pass.

4 minutes ago

Rowing · 5 minutes ago


Melvin Twellaar and Stef Broenink are gone.

They are not the big favourite, because they row into lane two.

There we see the two Chinese, who are reigning world champions.

Rowing · 7 minutes ago

Melvin Twellaar and Stef Broenink are in the water.

Can they follow the example of Lisa Scheenaard and Roos de Jong?

13 minutes ago


There is the first Dutch slice and Scheenaar and De Jong seem satisfied.

Then so are we!

Rowing 13 minutes ago

Another 500 m -

Romania is well on its way to gold, but the Netherlands is still fully on the medal track.

Rowing 14 minutes ago

Another 1,000 m -

The two New Zealand rowers come steaming up and pass the Netherlands.

Romania is still in the lead.

  • Romania


  • New Zealand


  • Netherlands


  • 14 minutes ago

    16 minutes ago

    Another 1,500 m -

    At the first intermediate point, the boat from the Netherlands is in second place, more than a second behind the Romanian boat.

    18 minutes ago

    The go-ahead for the first final sounds: the 32-year-old Lisa Scheenaard and 27-year-old Roos de Jong are gone.

    22 minutes ago

    The program for the next few hours when rowing:

    • 2:18 pm: final, double sculls (f)

    • Scheenaard and De Jong

    • 2.30 am: final, double sculls (m)

    • Melvin Twellaar and Stefan Broenink

    • 2.50 am: final, coxless (f)

    • Hogerwerf, Florijn, Meester, Clevering

    • 3.10 am: final, coxless (m)

    • Roëll, Van der Bij, Ritsema, De Graaf

    • 3.30 am: final, double scull (m)

    • Wiersma, Uittenbogaard

    • Metsemakers, Wieten

    • 3.50 am: final, doubles (f)

    • Janssen, Youssifou,

    • Beukers, Van Rooijen

    Olympics 28 minutes ago

    Olympic program July 28: these Dutchmen take action.

    Olympics 29 minutes ago

    A day full of medal opportunities for the Dutch athletes awaits us.

    The rowers kick off the busy Olympic night, after which the cyclists get into action in the time trial.

    In between there is also judo by Sanne van Dijke and Noël van 't End.

    29 minutes ago

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