Hello and welcome to this live blog.

My name is Sam Blom and I will keep you informed of all developments at the Olympic Games.

Lots of fun!

  • LIVE: Sailing, women, 49er FX, race 7 to 9 (Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duez)

  • 8.00 am: Diving, women, 3 meter plank, qualifications (Inge Jansen)

  • Gold for Niek Kimmann on the BMX

  • Surprising bronze medal for BMX player Merel Smulders

  • Career judoka Henk Krol over after lightning-fast defeat

  • View the Dutch program HERE

  • View the full day program HERE

Rowing a few seconds ago

Holland Eight in sackcloth after missing medal: 'We missed all aggressiveness'

Water polo a few seconds ago


The counter eventually stops at an unprecedented 32-1 against South Africa, an Olympic record.

With this, the team of the Netherlands is assured of a ticket for the quarterfinals.

Water polo a few seconds ago

There's the thirtieth hit!

It's Dagmar Genee who does it.

Virtually, the Netherlands holds the record for the largest win at an Olympic tournament.

Sailing a few seconds ago

Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz have started their seventh race in the 49er FX.

The Dutch duo is in a good second place in the standings.

a few seconds ago

Olympic Games a few seconds ago

The Netherlands also seems to be hitting the thirties.

The score is 28-1 four minutes before time.

Water polo a few seconds ago

South Africa has nevertheless managed to make a 'honour' hit, insofar as this is the case.

The score is now 22-1.

Water polo a few seconds ago

The Netherlands has no mercy on the helpless opponent South Africa.

At the beginning of the third quarter, the bay of twenty points is rounded.

The Dutch team has not yet had to concede a goal.

Sailing a few seconds ago

Berghout and Zegers finish sixth in the sixth race in the 470, moving the duo up two places to eleventh place.

Water polo 3 minutes ago

Marit Bouwmeester is also doing excellent business in the Laser Radial in race 10.

The Frisian crosses the finish line in seventh place, gaining ground over all her competitors.

This strengthens her second place and she also caught up a lot with the Danish frontrunner Anne-Marie Rindom, who was disqualified at the start.

3 minutes ago

Water polo 8 minutes ago

The water polosters are steadily increasing the score against poor South Africa.

Before the end of the second quarter, the score is no less than 12-0!

Where is this going to end?

Sailing 11 minutes ago

Marit Bouwmeester is not the only one sailing.

Bart Lambriex and Pim van Vlugt have had a disappointing day, with a 13th, 14th and 8th place in race 7 to 9. With that, the Dutch duo has dropped to seventh place.

Lobke Berkhout and Afrodite Zegers finished race 5 in the 470 with a ninth place.

They are now thirteenth in the general classification.

Race six is ​​currently underway.

Water polo 15 minutes ago

The Netherlands ended the first quarter with a 7-0 lead, but at the start of the second quarter it is already 9-0 at lightning speed.

A monster score is in the air for the Dutch ladies.

Water polo 20 minutes ago

It is now 6-0 for the Netherlands, which has no child from South Africa for the time being.

With a win, the Orange squad has qualified for the quarter-finals, because it can no longer be overtaken by South Africa

Water polo 27 minutes ago

The Netherlands has flown off the starting blocks against South Africa and takes a 3-0 lead in no time.

30 minutes ago

Water polo 35 minutes ago

In a few minutes, the Dutch water polo players will start their third group match at the Olympic Games.

After the defeat against Australia and the win against Spain, South Africa is now the opponent.

That team lost its first two games.

Of the five teams (Canada is also in this group), four countries advance to the quarter-finals.

Sailing 43 minutes ago

While Bouwmeester is working on race 10, Rindom is crying over her disqualification.

This turns the whole perspective in the Laser Radial upside down.

Sailing 1 hour ago

More good news for Bouwmeester: frontrunner Anne-Marie Rindom has been disqualified from race 10 after an illegal action at the start.

A golden opportunity for Bouwmeester to catch up with the Danish.

Sailing 1 hour ago

Marit Bouwmeester has just done very good business in the Laser Radial.

Bouwmeester won race 9 and all her competitors finished very low, so that after a dramatic first few days, Bouwmeester moved up to second place with a disqualification.

Race 10 will soon be held, after which the medal race will follow on Sunday.

Olympic Games 1 hour ago

What will we see at the Olympics in the coming hours?

  • LIVE: Sailing, women, Laser Radial race 9 and 10 (Marit Bouwmeester)

  • LIVE: Sailing, men, 49er, race 7 to 9 (Bart Lambriex and Pim van Vlugt)

  • LIVE: Sailing, women, 470, race 5 and 6 (Lobke Berkhout and Afrodite Zegers)

  • 7.00 am: Water polo, women, group stage, Netherlands-South Africa

  • 8.00 am: Diving, women, 3 meter plank, qualifications (Inge Jansen)

an hour ago

Judo 1 hour ago

Grol: 'I would prefer to sit under a rock'

Henk Grol was very disappointed after his quick defeat against Bekmurod Oltiboev, which brought his individual judo career to an end.

"This sucks. I put a lot of pressure on myself, I wanted to do it right in closing. But I make a mistake, I'm stepping in the wrong direction. I'm a stupid asshole, I didn't do it right," said an upset Grol at the NOS.

"My body is physically exhausted. I have gathered everything together to get everything out one more time. I'm bummed like a plug, I would prefer to sit under a rock. The realization that this is the end of my career has yet to come coming weeks. But now my world is collapsing for a while."

Olympic Games 1 hour ago

What have we seen so far on this eighth day at the Olympics?

  • Niek Kimmann takes gold on the BMX

  • Merel Smulders surprisingly takes bronze in the BMX

  • Career judoka Henk Grol over after lightning-fast defeat

  • Judoka Savelkouls eliminated in first round

  • Holland Eight does not come close to a medal

  • Femke Heemskerk grabs next to honorary metal in the 100 meter freestyle

  • Beach volleyball players Madelein Meppelink and Sanne Keizer eliminated after third defeat in group

  • Nyls Korstanje eliminated in semi-final 100 meter butterfly

  • Sharon van Rouwendaal does not make the final at 200 meters backstroke

  • Nick Smidt qualifies for semi-finals at 400 meters hurdles

  • Marit van Hunenstijn does not survive series 100 meters

BMX 1 hour ago

Merel Smulders: "I'm speechless"

Merel Smulders didn't quite realize that she took surprisingly bronze in the BMX.

"It has certainly not settled down yet," Smulders told 



"My heart broke when Laura (sister Laura Smulders, ed.) went out in the first heat. I was very angry at first, but then I was able to get energy from that. I want to do it for her too. I can't quite believe it, I am speechless."

BMX 2 hours ago

Kimmann: 'I thought the dream was over'

Niek Kimmann is Olympic champion after his accident in training on Monday, where he collided hard with an official.

"I thought then the dream was over. But I'm relatively young, the job suits me, I knew that if I ever wanted to take the Olympic title it was now. The last few weeks in the Netherlands went so well, I always have confidence kept."

"We have always had one dream and that is to get gold for the Netherlands on BMX," said an emotional Kimmann at the NOS .

"I was at the start and there was so much fuss around me, I had to switch it off. I was always afraid of being overtaken. I don't understand how this is possible."

BMX 2 hours ago


Yes, it will be bronze for Merel Smulders!

An equally surprising and great achievement for the Dutch!

Bethany Shrever, also unexpectedly, takes the gold.

2 hours ago

BMX 2 hours ago


 Can Merel Smulders surprise with a medal?

BMX 2 hours ago

Can Merel Smulders follow Kimmann's example?

Smulders was a lot less convincing in the semi-finals than the brand new Olympic champion, but you never know, especially in BMX!

BMX 2 hours ago

It was a common image today: Niek Kimmann leading the way.

He crowns his strong day with a gold medal.

BMX 2 hours ago


Gold for Niek Kimmann!

A great performance from the Dutchman, who stays ahead of Whyte and crosses the line first.

BMX 2 hours ago


Kimmann is on his way!

BMX 2 hours ago

We quickly get rid of the disappointment of Henk Grol's elimination, because it is time for Niek Kimmann.

After a trouble-free semi-final, the Dutchman is now going for a medal in the final of the BMX.

Judo 2 hours ago

Within 25 seconds it's all over for Henk Grol!

Oltiboev throws the Dutchman on his back and scores an ippon.

A sad retreat for Henk Grol, who thus ends his individual judo career in a minor way.

Judo 2 hours ago

Henk Grol steps onto the mat for perhaps his last match as a judoka, although of course we hope not.

Oltiboev is the opponent.

BMX 2 hours ago

Laura Smulders still tries, but is too weak to play a significant role in the final heat.

Baauw finishes fifth and is also eliminated.

Judo 2 hours ago

Henk Grol will soon start his last day as a judoka.

His first match on the judo mat is against Bekmurod Oltiboev from Uzbekistan.

BMX 2 hours ago

Merel Smulders still qualifies for the final!

Due to a crash by favorite Alise Willoughby, Smulders finishes third and with that she comes to 14 points, which is enough for an unexpected place in the final.

It's raining falls on the BMX track in Tokyo.

Athletics 2 hours ago

Nick Smidt has narrowly qualified for the semi-finals on the 400 meter hurdles.

The Dutchman raced to fourth place in his heat in 49.55, which was just enough to qualify for the semi-finals.

BMX 2 hours ago

Niek Kimmann has to give the Briton Whyte just ahead in the closing third heat, but his second place is more than enough for a place in the final.

He is the only Dutchman we will soon see in the battle for the medals.

BMX 2 hours ago

Connor Fields was taken to hospital by ambulance immediately after his fall.

The American is still on the starting list for the final, but it will not ride the 2016 Olympic champion.

BMX 2 hours ago

Van Gendt: 'This is a punishment for my performance'

World champion Twan van Gendt misses out on a final place in the BMX, partly due to two falls.

However, he puts the blame on himself.

This is a punishment for my own performance," Van Gendt told the 


. "It was fine, but not good enough at this level.

I can't blame myself, but it just wasn't good enough."

BMX 3 hours ago

Olympic champion Connor Fields also has a sad retreat.

The American is carried off the track on a stretcher after a fall.

What a battlefield on the BMX track.

Swimming 3 hours ago

Sharon van Rouwendaal failed to reach the final in the 200-meter backstroke.

In the semi-finals she swam with 2.12.98 to the sixteenth and last time.

BMX 3 hours ago

What bad luck for Twan van Gendt.

Once again, the world champion is the victim of a crash and thus again plays no significant role in the third and final heat.

Harmsen finishes fourth and that is not enough to reach the final.

BMX 3 hours ago

Laura Smulders is completely broken and hangs over her steering wheel crying.

She sees her chance at a medal go up in smoke.

BMX 3 hours ago

Laura Smulders has not recovered from the fall in heat 1 and gives up quickly in the second heat.

She finishes last.

Judy Baauw doesn't do much better and finishes seventh.

That is the end for the two Dutch women.

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