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Australia Tokyo Olympics schedule: When to watch Australia in the rowing and archery, and the opening ceremony

12:12  22 july  2021
12:12  22 july  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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It's all arrows and oars for the Aussies at the Tokyo Olympic Games ahead of Friday night's opening ceremony.

The Tokyo Olympics are broadcast in Australia on free-to-air TV on Channel Seven, as well as streaming platform 7Plus.

Here are the sports to watch on Friday, July 23. Click on a link below to jump to the event.

  • Rowing
  • Archery
  • Opening ceremony
  • Equestrian
  • Shooting

Rowing

The rowing heats are on at the Sea Forest Waterway in central Tokyo from 10:00am AEST.

Australia is competing in the women's double sculls, and the men's and women's quadruple sculls across the morning.

Archery

The archery individual ranking round for the women's starts at 10:00am at Yumenoshima Ranking Field, followed by the men's at 2:00pm.

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Brisbane's Alice Ingley is the sole Australian woman competing at Tokyo, her second Olympics having placed 17th in the women's individual archery in Rio.

Ryan Tyack and Taylor Worth, who were part of Australia's first-ever medal winning-archery team, will hope to repeat their Rio bronze victory in Japan.

Rounding out the green and gold squad is Adelaide's David Barnes, who made his Olympic debut at Athens 2004 aged 18.

Opening ceremony

The Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony will start at 9:00pm AEST and run for about four hours.

You can follow the ABC's live blog of the opening ceremony from 8:00pm.

There will be no fans at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium in Tokyo for the opening ceremony due to the resurgence of COVID-19 in Japan.

Australia's Olympic flag-bearers are basketball champion Patty Mills and swimmer Cate Campbell.

Equestrian

The first horse inspection for dressage at Equestrian Park will start at 10:30am AEST.

Shooting

The 10m air rifle pre-event training for the women's will start at 9:30am AEST at the Aska Shooting Range.

The 10m air pistol pre-event training for the men's will start at 11:00am AEST.

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