Top events to watch at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
With Tokyo 2020 underway, here at Sponsor Seeker we have put together a timeline of each day of the Olympics, with the best events (In our opinion) Along with the timings (UK) for each.
Day 1 – Saturday 24th July
- Tennis, men’s and women’s singles and doubles first round – From 3:00am
Andy Murray has made the Olympics arena his own in recent years, winning back-to-back gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016. While a number of big names have declined to take part in Tokyo, including Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams. It looks like the stage is set for him to lead the British team to Gold.
Day 2 – Sunday 25th July
- Hockey, women’s pool stages: Britain v Germany – From – 01:30am
Great Britain won a dramatic gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Hopefully giving them a boost of confidence going into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Day 3 – Monday 26th July
- Swimming, men’s 100m breaststroke final – From – 02:30am
Given his total dominance over the event, it would be one of the biggest surprises of the Games if Adam Peaty did not double his Olympic gold-medal tally here.
Day 4 – Tuesday 27th July
- Equestrianism, team dressage final – From – 09:00am
Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin, Britain will firmly anticipate winning a team dressage medal after claiming gold in 2012 and silver in 2016. As ever, expect regular medallists Germany to provide the stiffest competition.
Day 5 – Wednesday 28th July
- Rugby, men’s bronze medal match, gold medal match – From – 08:30am
After claiming silver last time out in Rio, Britain hope they can do enough to reach the finals and compete against the best in New Zealand, Fiji and South Africa.
Day 6 – Thursday 29th July
- Golf, men’s first round – From – 23:30pm (Wednesday) – 08:00am (Thursday)
With Justin Rose winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and with plenty of other English golfers pushing through the ranks, they will need a good 1st round at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in order to compete against the USA, who have some serious fire power in the likes of 2021 Open Champion Collin Morikawa and the powerful Bryson DeChambeau.
Day 7 – Friday 30th July
- Tennis, men’s doubles gold medal match – From 04:00am
Andy Murray links up with Joe Salisbury and with Jamie Murray resurrecting his partnership with Neal Skupski after Dan Evans withdrew due to catching COVID, it could be interesting on who takes home the Gold
Day 8 – Saturday 31st July
- Athletics, women’s 100m final – From – 11:00am
The women’s 100m final promises to be a fascinating race. Dina Asher-Smith from GB won world silver in 2019 behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from Jamaica, the double Olympic champion looks very hard to beat again in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Day 9 – Sunday 1st August
- Athletics, men’s 100m final – From – 11:00am
With Usain Bolt retiring from the Olympics, the man to beat is USA’s America’s Trayvon Bromell with his personal best being 9.77 seconds
Day 10 – Monday 2nd August
- Gymnastics, women’s floor final – From 09:00am
The legend Simone Biles from the USA will not be only competing but favourite to win the women’s floor final. She has not one, but two floor moves named after her and has won every World Championships she has contested since 2013.
Day 11 – Tuesday 3rd August
- Cycling (track), men’s team sprint final – From – 07:30am
Britain’s men completed a hat-trick of consecutive Olympic titles in this event at Rio 2016 when Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner blasted their way to gold. A much-changed line-up of Kenny, Ryan Owens and Jack Carlin claimed silver at the 2020 World Championships, but the Netherlands look like the team to beat.
Day 12 – Wednesday 4th August
- Athletics, men’s 200m final – From – 10:30am
With triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt retired, the mantle looks set to pass to America’s world champion Noah Lyles, who is the fourth-fastest man in history over the distance.
Day 13 – Thursday 5th August
- Boxing, men’s featherweight (52-57kg) final – From – 06:00am
Peter McGrail is one of a number of British fighters in Tokyo with genuine medal aspirations. He has made major podiums a number of times in his career – including winning European and Commonwealth gold – and is one of the leading candidates for featherweight glory.
Day 14 – Friday 6th August
- Cycling (track), men’s sprint final – From – 07:30am
Taking part in his fourth Olympics, Jason Kenny already has the joint-highest number of gold medals for Britain and could go clear at the top with a seventh in Tokyo. He has won the last two Olympic sprint titles.
Day 15 – Saturday 7th August
- Football, men’s gold medal match – 12:30am
Brazil won a penalty shootout against Germany to take gold in 2016 and have won medals at six of the last nine Olympics.
Day 16 – Sunday 8th August
- Boxing, men’s super heavyweight (+91kg) final – 06:00am
He won Commonwealth gold in 2018 and, aged 29, has plenty of experience to call upon.