Good morning and welcome to this live blog.

My name is Menno Waebeke and I will keep you informed about the fourteenth day of the Olympic Games.

  • Day fourteen:

  • LIVE Track Cycling

  • 9.57am: Shanne Braspennincx (semi-final, keirin)

  • 10.07 am: Jan Willem van Schip (omnium, elimination race)

  • 10.25 am: Jeffrey Hoogland, Harrie Lavreysen (quarter-final, sprint)

  • Weertman cannot extend title

  • Meerkampsters do good business

  • View the Dutch program here

  • View the full program here

Track cycling · in 6 days

Braspennincx to the final! 

Shanne Braspennincx also convincingly wins the semi-final and advances to the final.

Favorite Emma Hinze gets knocked out.

The final will be held around 10.45 am, Braspennincx can succeed Elis Ligtlee, who won gold on the keirin in 2016.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Shanne Braspennincx won her quarterfinal and now wants to advance to the grand final.

She is up against two women from Canada, an Australian, a German and a Russian.

The best three advance to the final, the other three have to settle for places seven to twelve.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Good news from Laurine van Riessen's camp.

The track cyclist is conscious and is being taken to hospital.

Van Riessen had a hard fall during the quarterfinals of the keirin.

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Track cycling · in 6 days

Harrie Lavreysen wins his first sprint, against the reigning Olympic champion Jason Kenny!

He also needs one more win for a place in the semi-finals.

Track cycling · in 6 days

We go straight to the sprint tournament, in which Jeffrey Hoogland will face Frenchman Sebastien Vigier in the quarterfinals.

Hoogland wins the first sprint with force majeure and needs one more win for a place in the semi-finals.

In the quarterfinals, it is 

best of three

, which means that it is finished at 2-0.

In the event of a 1-1 score, a decisive third sprint will be held.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Jan-Willem van Schip drives a fantastic, tactical tempo race and wins forty points for the general classification.

The Dutchman is therefore in joint first place together with the Briton Matthew Walls and the Frenchman Benjamin Thomas.

Open water swimming · in 6 days

A fantastic photo yesterday at the open water swimming, where a fish jumps into the picture with the later Olympic champion Ana Marcela Cunha.

O-fish-ally our favorite photo of #Tokyo2020 so far.

🐠 #Olympics📸: Jonne Roriz/COB


AuthorOlympicsMoment of Places07: 26 - August 5, 2021

Track cycling · in 6 days

Jan-Willem van Schip is ready for the second part of the omnium: the tempo race.

The riders can earn one point in this part by winning sprints that are run every lap.

In addition, you get twenty points if you put the other riders on a lap, you lose twenty points if someone rides you on a lap.

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Diving · in 6 days

Celine van Duijn saved her best jump for last and scores 67.20 points on her fifth attempt.

The diving lady eventually finishes tenth in the final on the 10 meter plank.

The gold goes to the Chinese Hongchan Quan.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Shanne Braspennincx wins her quarterfinal!

The sprinter manages to remain calm after the heavy fall of her buddy Van Riessen and convincingly qualifies for the semi-finals.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Laurine van Riessen is being taken away on a stretcher and will go to the hospital.

The Dutch seemed to fall hard on her head.

Let's hope it goes well for Van Riessen.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Val Van Riessen! 


It all goes wrong for Laurine van Riessen.

She taps the rear wheel of the German Emma Hinze and crashes hard on the track in Izu.

End of story for the Dutch.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Laurine van Riessen will be in action in the first heat in the first quarterfinals.

The top four of six riders advance to the semi-finals.

Shanne Braspennincx also comes into action in the second quarterfinal.

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Basketball · in 6 days

The United States basketball players reached the final of the Olympic Games for the fourth time in a row on Thursday.

The stars of the American NBA turned a deficit against Australia after the second quarter in a convincing 97-78 victory.

Diving · in 6 days

Celine van Duijn jumped significantly better in her third and fourth attempt.

She twice scored above 60 points and is again tenth.

Perhaps the Dutch can move up a few places on her last jump, but a medal is far out of reach.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Harrie Lavreysen also goes through to the quarterfinals with force majeure!

The second Dutch sprinter also faced a Malaysian, but Muhammed Sahrom doesn't stand a chance against the world champion.

The quarter-finals will be held later today around 9.45 am.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Now it's the sprinters' turn!

Jeffrey Hoogland easily wins his eighth final against Malaysian Mohd Awang and goes to the quarterfinals.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Jan-Willem van Schip finishes third in the scratch and takes 36 points for the general classification.

Briton Matthew Walls wins and takes the full blow of forty points.

Elia Viviani, the sprinter of Cofidis, finishes thirteenth and already has a big gap.

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Track cycling · in 6 days

We are halfway through the scratch, Jan-Willem van Schip is in a leading group with four riders.

That looks good for the Dutchman, ten rounds to go.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Jan-Willem van Schip has started the first part: the scratch.

The scratch is the least complicated part of the omnium.

The track cyclists complete forty laps and whoever reaches the finish line first wins the most points.

Diving · in 6 days

Dipper Celine van Duijn gets a score of 49.30 points for her second jump and drops one place to eleventh place.

Van Duijn still has three more jumps to climb up in the standings, the Chinese Hongchan Quan takes the sovereign lead.

Track cycling · in 6 days

Jan-Willem van Schip will start the omnium at these Olympic Games within a few minutes.

In the omnium tournament, the track cyclists ride four different parts: the scratch race, the tempo race, the elimination race and the points race.

The best rider across all four parts wins the gold.

Van Schip has a good chance of a medal, he still took silver at the World Cup in Berlin in 2020.

Diving · in 6 days

Celine van Duijn has started her final on the 10 meter plank.

She scores 50.40 points with her first jump and is therefore provisionally tenth.

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Water polo · in 6 days

The Dutch water polo players win the game against China 6-13 and advance to the battle for fifth place.

Orange straightens its back after the defeat in the quarterfinals against Hungary.

Water polo · in 6 days

30 'China makes two in a row: 6-12.

Just under two minutes left to play!

Water polo · in 6 days

27 'The Netherlands will no longer get into trouble against China.

Dagmar Genee makes her first of the match: 4-10.

A large margin for the Dutch team.

Water polo · in 6 days

End of third period!

 Joanne Koenders is not necessarily calm, but thanks to good goalkeeping work, the Netherlands is well ahead: 3-8.

Koenders has a rescue rate of no less than 83 percent.

Water polo · in 6 days

21 'After Kitty-Lynn Joustra's 2-8, Xiao Chen returns on behalf of China: 3-8.

Water polo · in 6 days

17 'The first goal of the third period is in the name of Maartje Keuning, who makes her fourth goal of the match.

Standings: 2-7.

Water polo · in 6 days

End of second period!

 The Dutch water polosters have a comfortable lead over China after sixteen minutes: 2-6.

With a win, the Netherlands can compete against the winner of Australia-Canada for fifth place.

Water polo · in 6 days

12 'China does something in return: 1-4.

Water polo · in 6 days

11 'In the second quarter, the Netherlands is already well ahead of China: 0-4.

Water polo · in 6 days

On to the Tatsumi Water Polo Center, where the Dutch water polo players started against China.

After one quarter it is 0-1 in favor of the Netherlands.

Simone van de Kraats scored the only goal.

Heptathlon in 6 days

The score after six parts on the heptathlon.

The two Dutch athletes still have full view of medals.

At 2.20 pm the final part: the 800 meters.

  • Nafissatou Thiam -

    5,912 points

  • Anouk Vetter -


  • Kendell Williams -


  • Emma Oosterwegel -


  • Norwegian Vidts -


  • Heptathlon in 6 days

    Attempt 3/3 -

    Vetter's third attempt is also disappointing: 47.23.

    She gives the lead in the standings to the Belgian Nafissatou Thiam.

    Heptathlon in 6 days

    Attempt 3/3 -


    Emma Oosterwegel sets a personal best: 54.60!

    She is currently fourth in the standings.

    Heptathlon in 6 days

    Emma Oosterwegel may not yet play such a striking role as Anouk Vetter in the all-around, but she has every chance of a medal.

    What can she do on her last attempt?

    Heptathlon in 6 days

    Attempt 2/3 -

    Anouk Vetter's second attempt is disappointing: 44.87.

    Her first attempt, good for 883 points, stands.

    Heptathlon in 6 days

    Attempt 2/3 -

    Oosterwegel improves her first score and scores 51.29 meters in the second throw.

    She is virtually in fifth place and can make one last attempt.

    Heptathlon in 6 days

    Other news outside the game: the coach of the Belgian Nafissatou Thiam would have tested positive for corona.

    A saliva test would have shown this and now he is awaiting the results of a PCR test.

    BREAKING - Roger Lespagnard, coach de Nafi Thiam, contrôlé positf au covid après un test salivaire et mis à l'écart au stade Olympique.

    Il attend le result d'un test PCR subi dans la foulée.


    AuthorPhilippe Vande WeyerMoment of places04: 39 - August 5, 2021

    Heptathlon in 6 days

    Attempt 1/3 - 51.20

    meters, that is the distance of

    Anouk Vetter.

    A great start, but she will no doubt want to go beyond (or at least closer to) Thiam's 54.48 in her next two attempts.

    Heptathlon in 6 days

    There's Anouk Vetter!

    Her personal best is 58.41.

    Can she come close to that?

    Heptathlon in 6 days

    Attempt 1/3 -

    Emma Oosterwegel


    first throw

    is excellent:



    This distance yields 879 points, with which she can just participate in the battle for place three.

    Heptathlon in 6 days

    There are Emma Oosterwegel and Anouk Vetter!

    Oosterwegel starts second on her first attempt.

    Vetter starts ninth.

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