Team Australia’s Emma McKeon added another medal to the tally with another gold, this time in the women’s 100m freestyle on Friday.
McKeon was also joined up on the podium by her fellow countrywoman Cate Campbell who scored the bronze.
The gold medalist topped off her win with a new Olympic record, finishing the race in 51.96 seconds.
It seems Australia’s strongest suit lies in the water with the majority of the country’s podium finishes coming out of water sports.
At the time of publication Australia has raked in a total of 22 medals, with all but one of them won in the water.
Earlier this week Rohan Dennis won Australia’s first ‘land’ sport medal, taking home the bronze in the Men’s Individual Time Trial in cycling.
On Wednesday saw Lucy Stephan, Rosemary Popa, Jessica Morrison and Annabelle McIntyre make their way out onto the choppy waters of Toyko’s Sea Forest Waterway for the fours rowing finals and also scoring Australia some gold nuggets.
Later that day the men took to the water for their race, with Alexander Purnell, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves and Alexander Hill representing Australia and adding to the Aussie gold tally.
Other Australian gold medal winners of the week include Kaylee McKeown in the women’s 100m backstroke, Ariarne Titmus in the women’s 400m and 200m freestyles, Jessica Fox in the women’s canoeing, Izaac Stubblety-Cook in the men’s 200m backstroke and the Australian women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team.
The Australian men’s water polo team don’t seem to be having quite the same luck as their other aquatic counterparts.
After a disappointing match against Montenegro, the Australian men’s water polo team switched up their game as they returned to the pool for their match against Croatia on Tuesday.
Despite the 15-10 loss in their opening game, the Aussie Sharks came out on top beating world No.3 Croatia, 11-8 in a spectacular upset.
It was also a special moment for Goalkeeper Anthony Hrysanthos who made his Olympic debut.
Things flipped back the other way on Thursday when the Aussies went up against Serbia, losing 14-8 but might still have a chance to make it into the finals when they go up against Spain at 12:30pm tomorrow.
The women’s water polo team have had much better luck, winning both games played.
Veteran Lea Yanitsas, 32, put on an outstanding goalkeeping display at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center to keep Canada from denting the Australian Stingers (women’s water polo team) lead in their tense opening Group A game of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
On Monday the Stingers came face to face with the Netherlands, beating them 15-12.
Tonight they will go up against Spain at 8:50pm.
Greece have had some trouble adding any medals to their tally, but the dry spell was finally broken on Friday as professional Greek rower Stefanos Ntouskos scored the country’s first Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medal and first podium finish overall.
Unfortunately we won’t be seeing any more of team Greece on the tennis courts as Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas was knocked out in the third rounds of their respective singles tournaments.
There was some hope that they would perhaps make it through in the mixed doubles, but those hopes were shot down by Australia’s Ash Barty and John Peers on Thursday.
It would have been a bittersweet match for any Greek-Australian watching on as team Greece and team Australia battled in out in the mixed doubles quarter finals.
Barty and Peers started strong taking the first set into their clutches, but the young Greek front dealt out the same cards they had been served in the first set. The match was even and so the two teams went to a tie-breaking third set, with Australia ultimately coming out as the victors 6-4 4-6 [10-6], advancing to the semi-finals.
‘Lord of the Rings’ Eleftherios Petrounias might be one of Greece’s more sure fire chances at a gold medal. The 30-year-old finished in first place with 15.333 points in the qualifying round last weekend.
He will be taking to the rings on Monday for the men’s rings finals.
You can also catch Australia in some finals events this weekend:
Saturday, 31 July
Triathlon (Mixed Relay) – 8:30am
Men’s 100m Butterfly – 11:30am
Women’s 200m Backstroke – 11:37am
Women’s 800m Freestyle – 11:46am
Mixed 4x100m Relay – 12:43pm
Sunday, 1 August
Men’s high Jump – 8:10pm
*All times are in Australia Eastern Standard Time