It was another jam-packed afternoon and evening in Tokyo for Team Ireland today, with a host of Irish athletes in action across a range of disciplines.
Three-time Olympian Natalya Coyle got off to an impressive start in the Women’s Individual Fencing Round, and will now go into Day Two of her event lying in joint third position with a total of 238 points.
Elsewhere, the first Athletics action from Sapporo got underway with the Men’s 20km Race Walk this afternoon, which featured Team Ireland’s David Kenny. Kenny put in an excellent performance in his first Olympic Games to finish 29th in a time of 1:26:54.
Cyclist Mark Downey also made his Olympic debut in Tokyo this afternoon in the Men’s Omnium, finishing in 17th place with 18 points overall.
Meanwhile, it was the second day of play at Kasumigaseki County Club for the Women’s Individual Stroke Play. With two rounds completed, Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire jumped towards the top of the leader board with rounds of 66 and 67 respectively and are now tied for 11th.
Andrew Coscoran rounded out the evening with a superb 10th place finish in his Men’s 1500m semi-final, crossing the line in a time of 3:35.84.
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