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Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Irish Day 7 Summary

Tokyo 2020 - Athletics Day 7 Summary

Thursday August 5th


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Where to Watch

Coverage on RTE 2 and BBC 1 begins at Midnight most nights, while Eurosport 1 & 2 (Sky Channels 410 and 411) have round-the-clock coverage, including replays

Note: Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of Ireland


20km Race Walk

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David Kenny, Farranfore Maine Valley AC,2021 European U23 silver medal winner, finished in 29th place, well above his 50th place ranking, in 1:26:54, under humid and sapping conditions

1500m Semi-Final 1 - Andrew Coscoran

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Andrew Coscoran finished 10th, in 3:35.84, marginally outside his 3:35.66 PB. Coscoran was still attached to the group coming into the finishing straight, but was unable to make inroads in the final 'burnout', nevertheless it was an impressive showing by the Star of the Sea AC man


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 Results of 1500m Semi-Final 1


50km Walk

Alex Wright, Leevale AC, and Brendan Boyce

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Alex Wright, Leevale AC
Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Brendan Boyce, Finn Valley AC - Lives in Midleton


Top 10 and Top 30 Finishes for Boyce and Wright

Brenday Boyce, Finn Valley AC, finished in 10th place, in 3:53:40, 3:32 behind the winner, Dawid Tamala, Poland, in gruelling and humid conditions, with 12 (25%) of the starters not finishing, including two DQs. Boyce was competitive throughout. Alex Wright, Leevale AC, finished in 29th place, in 4:06:20, a Season's Best, and his best ever global Championship prrformance


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Womens Marathon

11pm: Aoife Cooke, Eagle AC & Fionnuala McCormack

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Athletics Ireland Report

Tokyo 2020  - Thursday August 5th Report

European U23 silver medallist David Kenny (Farranfore Maine Valley AC) produced a brilliant display in the 20K Walk on his Olympic debut. Kenny secured a top 30 placing to cross the line in 1:26:54 (29th) in extremely tough and humid conditions

The 22-year-old’s tactics were perfect from the offset and saw him comfortably placed in 32nd at the 10k mark

Kenny, who came into the race ranked 50th of those starting, maintained his rhythm to pick up more places before crossing the line in 29th place at his first Olympic Games, a feat which almost mirrored his coach and Olympic bronze medallist Robert Heffernan who finished 28th on his Olympic debut

The race won by Italy’s Massimo Stano of Italy in 1:21:05

Andrew Coscoran's first Olympics came to an end with another brilliant display in the semi-final of the 1500m.

The race would be won by Britain's Jake Wightman in 3:33.48, with the Balbriggan man crossing in 10th in a time of 3:35.84, which was just outside his personal best of 3:35.66

The Paris Olympics in three years' time is now a target for the Star of the Sea athlete who hopes to build on his impressive first showing at an Olympic Games

Speaking to RTE he said: "This is my first world senior event. I've done European indoors. But this is the first world stage and I've made the semis. I'm chuffed, and going forward I think I can get into some of the bigger races like the Diamond League.”

The men’s 50k Walk takes place at 9.30pm on Thursday evening where the duo of Alex Wright (Leevale) and Brendan Boyce (Finn Valley) make their Tokyo debuts

Wright, who booked his place early for Tokyo with his 1:20:50 PB in Spain in 2019 will be looking to better his 46th place finish on his Olympic debut in Rio in 2016 (1:25:25)

Brendan Boyce will be another looking to build on previous Olympic outings

Boyce finished 26th in London 2012 and 19th in Rio 2016 before going on to continue the progress by producing a 6th place finish at the World Athletics Championships in Doha in 2019

The Robert Heffernan trained athlete has shown that sweltering race conditions are no barrier to his performance and the Finn Valley AC athlete will look to be up amongst the leading contenders as the race enters the final stages



Irish In Action On Friday

11pm: Aoife Cooke, Eagle AC & Fionnuala McCormack

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Aoife Cooke, Eagle AC and Fionnuala McCormack, Kilcoole AC



Full Olympic Athletics Schedule

Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Athletics Starts Friday


Start TimeLocationEventStatus
Session 18  21:30 (-1) - 2:00
21:30  Sapporo Odori Park  
Session 16  8:30 - 10:15
8:30 Sapporo Odori Park  
Session 17  11:50 - 14:55
12:25 Olympic Stadium - Track  
12:37 Olympic Stadium - Track  
12:50 Olympic Stadium - Long Throws  
13:00 Olympic Stadium - Track  
13:35 Olympic Stadium - Track  
13:50 Olympic Stadium - Track  
14:30 Olympic Stadium - Track  
14:50 Olympic Stadium - Track

Start TimeLocationEventStatus
Session 21  23:00 (-1) - 2:15
23:00 (-1) Sapporo Odori Park  

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