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: Equestrian sport, eventing, cross country individual (Janneke Boonzaadjer and Merel Blom)

  • 3.30am: Swimming, men, 50m freestyle, final (Thom de Boer)

  • 3.37: Swimming, women, 50m freestyle, final (Ranomi Kromowidjojo)

  • Irene van der Reijken misses the final at 3,000 meters steeplechase

  • View the Dutch program HERE

  • View the full program HERE

Steeplechase ยท in 2 days

Irene van der Reijken clocked a time of 9.42.98 and thus finishes eighth in her series.

That means that there will be no final for Van der Reijken.

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Janneke Boonzaadjer and her horse ACSI Champ De Tailleur deliver a somewhat disappointing performance in the cross country.

Boonzaadjer comes in outside the allowed time (7.45 minutes) and mainly because of this the error load rises to 42.60.

This puts her in 29th place, but there are still twenty riders to take action, which means that there is a good chance that Boonzaadjer will fall sharply in the standings.

Merel Blom and her horse The Quizmaster (yes, really) have now started their course.

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Janneke Boonzaadjer and her horse ACSI Champ De Tailleur have started the cross country.

After dressage, the first part of the eventing, Boonzaadjer is in thirtieth place.

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Irene van der Reijken is about to start her series.

A place in the first three in her series provides a ticket for the final.

The top six athletes who have fallen outside the top three in their series also qualify for the final battle.

There are three series in total, with thirteen or fourteen athletes per series.

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In twenty minutes the Olympic adventure will start for Irene van der Reijken, when the series of the 3,000 meters steeplechase is on the program.

In the steeplechase, four beams and a beam with a water trough must be conquered per 400 meters.

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LIVE: Equestrian sport, eventing, cross country individual (Janneke Boonzaadjer and Merel Blom)


2.55 hours: Athletics, women, 3,000 meters steeplechase, series (Irene van der Reijken)


3.30 hours: Swimming, men, 50 meters freestyle, final (Thom de Boer)


3.37: Swimming, women, 50 meter freestyle, final (Ranomi Kromowidjojo)

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However, the Olympic night started with equestrian sports, where Dutch riders Merel Blom and Janneke Boonzaadjer participate in the eventing, which consists of three parts.

Currently, the cross country is in progress, where the riders have to complete an obstacle-strewn course with their horses.

For the time being, it has not yet been Blom and Boonzaadjer's turn.

Blom is 21st after dressage, Boonzaader 30th.

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On day ten of the Olympic Games, there are several medal opportunities for the Netherlands.

In swimming, diving and sailing, the Dutch athletes are taking a shot at medals today.

In less than an hour and a half, Thom de Boer (photo) and Ranomi Kromowidjojo will be the first to compete for an Olympic medal in the 50-meter freestyle in the pool.

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