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Men’s marathon swimming: And Germany’s Florian Wellbrock wins gold by a long, long way. A completely dominant swim – and he’s still only 23. There is more competition for silver though: Hungary’s Kristóf Rasovszky just holds off the 800m freestyle silver medalist, Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy, for second. USA’s Jordan Wilimovsky, the Netherlands’ Ferry Weertman (the 2016 champ), GB’s Hector Pardoe and Australia’s Kai Edwards all finish well down the pack.
Men’s marathon swimming: The swimmers are heading into the sun now in the final stretch. The only hope for Wellbrock’s opponents is if he is temporarily blinded and starts heading out to sea.
Men’s marathon swimming: Yep, Wellbrock said he was going to break early and he has broken, rather than is broken. He leads Hungary’s Kristóf Rasovszky by 16.3 seconds and the gold is all but his with 500m to go. He was up at 3am this morning to prepare, but looking at him he could have had more of a lie in.
Men’s marathon swimming: Wellbrock has led this race for pretty much the entire way, and the 23-year-old is starting to stretch away from the field. A magnificent performance in very warm conditions. Going full pelt for nearly two hours in what amounts to warm bath water can’t be too much fun – but think of the poor guys who don’t even get a medal. Gregorio Paltrinieri looks like he’s out of the medal race but he won silver in the 800m freestyle earlier in these Games, so will have a nice prize to take home.
Men’s marathon swimming: We are on the final lap and a little less than 1500m to go. Germany’s Florian Wellbrock leads Hungary’s Kristóf Rasovszky by 4.6 seconds. France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier, who won bronze in 2016, is in the same position this year and is 13.7 seconds behind with Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri 16.3 off Wellbrock in fourth. It’s Wellbrock’s race to lose now with only Rasovszky having a decent chance of catching him.
I am enjoying the fact that the TV graphics can’t fit in Marc-Antoine Olivier, so they just call him “Olivier” like he’s a Brazilian footballer or a concept artist.
Hello out there. A busy day ahead in Tokyo – here’s my colleague Martin Belam with what may tickle your fancy…
Key events for Day 13
All events are listed here in local Tokyo time. Add an hour for Cairns, subtract eight hours for Aberystwyth, 13 hours for Baltimore and 16 hours for Los Angeles.
🌟If you only watch one thing: 7pm Hockey – Australia and Belgium are going to battle it out in the final for gold. Australia last won it in 2004. Belgium have never won, but will be aiming to go one step better than their silver in Rio 🏑🥇
You can find our full interactive events schedule here. As well as letting you find out what is coming up, it also gives you the currents scores of the sports currently in action.
With five medals today for Team GB and three for Australia, you imagine that officials at both national Olympic committees must be pinching themselves to be above Not Russia in the emoji table this deep into the Games. Here’s how it stood at 10.50pm Tokyo time:
1 🇨🇳 China 🥇 32 🥈 22 🥉 16 total: 70
2 🇺🇸 USA 🥇 25 🥈 31 🥉 23 total: 79
3 🇯🇵 Japan 🥇 21 🥈 7 🥉 12 total: 40
4 🇬🇧 Great Britain 🥇 15 🥈 18 🥉 15 total: 48
5 🇦🇺 Australia 🥇 15 🥈 4 🥉 17 total: 36
6 ◽️ Not Russia 🥇 14 🥈 21 🥉 18 total: 53
7 🇩🇪 Germany 🥇 8 🥈 8 🥉 16 total: 32
8 🇫🇷 France 🥇 6 🥈 10 🥉 9 total: 25
9 🇮🇹 Italy 🥇 6 🥈 9 🥉 15 total: 30
10 🇳🇱 Netherlands 🥇 6 🥈 8 🥉 9 total: 23