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Irish Olympics update

Jul 31, 2021 11:07 By radiokerrysport
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Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry remain in medal contention after three rounds of the golf at the Olympics.

Four-time major winner McIlroy carded a four-under-par round of 67 this morning to move to fifth-place at 11-under.

While his playing partner Lowry is 10-under-par into tomorrow's final round.

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Xander Schauffele holds a one-shot lead in the gold medal position at 14-under.

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Donegal's Mark English didn't progress to the semi-finals of the 800-metres after finishing fourth in his heat.

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His time of 1-minute-46-point-7-5-seconds was two seconds slower than the Irish record he set last month.

A second-best ever run from Limerick's Sarah Lavin wasn't enough for her to advance from the 100-metres hurdles heats.

She clocked 13-point-1-6-seconds in placing seventh this morning.

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The quartet of Sophie Becker, Phil Healy, Cillin Greene, Christopher O’Donnell go in the final of the 4-by-400 mixed relay at 1.35 this afternoon.

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Despite winning the 12th and final race in sailing's 49er event, Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have missed out on a place in the medal race.

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They've placed 13th overall with the top 10 boats qualifying for the finak.

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Sarah Ennis says she's "very disappointed" with her performance in the dressage.

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Ennis and her horse Woodcourt Garrison scored 38-10 in place 50th individually.

It leaves the Irish team sitting 13th overall ahead of tomorrow's cross-country event.

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Ireland's women need a win over the reigning Olympic champions to be assured of progress to the hockey quarter-finals.

They face Great Britain from quarter-to-1, Irish time.

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Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles has withdrawn from two more gymnastics finals in Tokyo.

She also pulled out of the women's team final on Tuesday and Thursday's individual all-around event, saying she had to focus on her mental health.

The American is yet to decide if she'll compete in her other two finals.

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World tennis number one Novak Djokovic will be heading home from the Tokyo Olympics without a singles medal.

He's suffered a three-set defeat to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in the bronze medal match.

Djokovic showed his frustration - throwing one racket into the stands and smashing another.

He was attempting to win the 'Golden Slam' - Olympic gold and the sport's four major titles in the same year.

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