WHAT YOU CANNOT MISS ON DAY 2 OF THE GAMES
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The competition frenzy on the first day was the first real contact with the Olympic Games, and this Sunday, July 25, promises to be just as exciting. Garbiñe Muguruza will face her debut in the women’s singles table at approximately 8:00 a.m. and in basketball we will have the first main course of the competition with USA’s debut against France (2:00 p.m. peninsular time), a match that will serve to calibrate the real level with which the Dream Team arrives at these Games. Before there will be many Spanish athletes competing on this second day of the event in Tokyo. Starting at 01:00 the boat formed by Manel Balastegui and Caetano Xosé Horta will make its debut in rowing. At 3:00 a.m. It is the turn of gymnastics, with the reappearance of the iconic Simone Biles on the Olympic stage and the return of Spain to team competition for the first time since Athens 2004. Also at that time, taekwondo returns, where after the first silver of Adriana Cerezo, will compete in Javier Pérez Polo in the eighth of the category under 68 kilos.
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The pool will focus a large part of the attention of this day because Mireia Belmonte opts for a new medal, as she will swim her first final of the Games at 04:12, the 400 meters styles, to which he arrives with the fourth best mark of the finalists. Before, at 03:42, Hugo González will participate in the 100 men’s backstroke series, leaving for 12:51 Jessica Vall’s intervention in the 100 women’s backstroke.
In tennis, Garbiñe Muguruza will not only step on the court in the third turn of his court. Before Sandra Sorribes will face Ashleigh Barty (first shift, at 04:00) and Carla Suárez against Ons Jabeur (second shift, at 06:00). And in doubles Carreño and Davidovich meet Colombians Cabal and Farah (08:00 approx.), Andújar and Carballés with Italians Musetti and Sonego, in the same turn, and Sorribes and Badosa meet Mexicans Olmos and Zarazua in the last day shift.
There will be judo premieres, with Ana Pérez Boz and Alberto Gaitero, and Another illustrious Spanish sport will debut at these Olympic Games: the medalist Maialen Chorrau. She will do it in a female kayak at 06:50, after Ander Elosegui does it in a male canoe. A little earlier, at 6:00, the women’s cycling road test will take place with Mavi García and Ane Santesteban González.
At 10:00, the equestrian world will pay attention to Beatriz Ferrer-Salat within group B of individual dressage. Finally, at 2:00 pm, Elsa Baquerizo and Liliana Fernández play the preliminary of the women’s beach volleyball tournament against the Dutch Sanne Keizer and Madelien Meppelink.
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When it comes to team sports, the first to take action will be the Red Sticks hockey against Australia at 03:00. At 12:30 p.m., Warriors they face Sweden within the first day of group B of women’s handball. At 9:30 a.m. one of the main dishes arrives, the men’s soccer team plays its second game against Australia after drawing 0-0 against Egypt in its Olympic debut. Finally, at 11:20 hours the men’s water polo team begins its journey against Serbia, while the sailors of the Spanish sailing team will make their debut in Japanese waters also on this day.
Other events to watch: surf and skateboard
Tsurigasaki Beach will be the setting for surfing to debut as an Olympic sport from midnight on Saturday 24 to Sunday 25. There, in the Pacific coast of Chiba prefecture, 20 men and 20 women will begin the fight for the medals. It is competed in the ‘shortboard’ mode. Skateboarding is the other sport making its debut at the Games. Those who never believed they would see skateboarders at the Games will come out of their mistake in the heart of Tokyo. In the Ariake Urban Park, the first medals of this new Olympic sport will be distributed in the men’s ‘street’ event.
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