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With the swimming completed, Australia traditionally looks to the velodrome for the next medal haul and today marks the start of the track cycling at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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Elsewhere it is the biggest of nights for the Matildas who take on Sweden for a place in the women's football final, the track and field action continues and the Hockeyroos face India in a quarter-final.

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Hockeyroos out of Games after India loss

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The Hockeyroos have been upset 1-0 by India in a women's hockey quarter-final boilover at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Playing in only their third Olympics, India were given little chance against an Australian side that had won all five games and conceded just one goal to reach the final eight.

But the Hockeyroos were unable to crack the Indian defence, a Gurjit Kaur drag flick that bobbled home on 22 minutes the difference in the India women's finest hockey moment.

Australia were unable to score from any of their nine penalty corners - they converted just two-of-25 across the tournament - while Rosie Malone hit the post after 90 seconds.

India, who only snuck into the final eight with wins over Ireland and South Africa, earned their win though, defending valiantly as Australia pressed in the final quarter.

India didn't win a game in Rio five years ago but will now play for a medal for the first time, while three-time Olympic champions Australia's wait for a first medal since their 2000 gold continues.

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Day books place in women's 200m semis

Australian Riley Day has pledged to "absolutely floor it" in her audacious bid to claim a spot in the women's 200m final on her Olympic debut.

In her first Olympics, Day overcame some pre-race nerves to claim the third automatic qualifying spot in her opening-round heat on Monday morning.

The Queenslander's time of 22.94 seconds was solid rather than spectacular, with the prospect of better to come in the semifinals on Monday evening.

"I was trying to just remember that it is just a race," the 21-year-old Day told the Seven Network.

"The Olympics isn't going to change how fit I am, how fast I am and how well I run.

"If anything it can make me lift even more, so I feel a lot more relaxed now that the first run is over.

"I know how everything works and I can just leave it all on the track tonight."

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Evglevski 17th in Olympic pistol shooting

Australian Sergei Evglevski has finished 17th in the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol event on the final day of shooting at the Tokyo Olympics.

Evglevski improved on his overnight ranking of 19th but wasn't able to secure a spot in the six-shooter final.

Evglevski's qualifying score of 572 was four short of what he produced at the 2018 Commonwealth Games en route to a silver medal, while he was 10 points adrift of sixth-placed Li Yuehong on Monday.

Dane Sampson and Jack Rossiter, competing in the three-position 50m rifle event, are the last Australian shooters in action at these Games.

If Sampson and Rossiter fail to finish on the podium it will mark Australia's first Olympics without a shooting medal since London 2012.

Laetisha Scanlan placed fourth in the women's trap final, while Australia's two teams finished equal fifth in mixed trap.

Scanlan and San Marino's bronze medallist Alessandra Perilli were locked on the same score in their medal-deciding contest, but the latter advanced because of her higher qualifying rank.

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Brainfade in women's 200m heats

Jamaica's Shericka Jackson should have cruised through to the women's 200m semifinals, but she has sensationally missed out after slowing up too much in the closing stages of her heat on Monday morning.

Jackson, the bronze medallist from the 100m on Saturday night, took her foot off the gas too early and was pipped on the line by Italian Dalia Kaddari. Jackson finished in fourth as a result while her time of 23.26 was then not fast enough to see her advance as one of the fastest non-automatic qualifiers.

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Absolute brain fade. 100m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson eases up on the line and FAILS to qualify for the 200m semi-finals.#Tokyo2020 | #7Olympics | #Athletics pic.twitter.com/91StB7vSUs

— 7Olympics (@7olympics) August 2, 2021

Paddler Tom Green books canoe sprint semi

Olympic debutant Tom Green has advanced directly through to semi-finals of the men's K1 1000 metres in Monday's opening day of canoe sprint racing in Tokyo.

The 22-year-old Queenslander, who is coached by three-time Olympic medallist Ken Wallace, finished second in his heat behind Rio silver medallist Czech Josef Dostal.

Green led the field at the halfway mark after a blistering start and looked comfortable cruising to the line with the top two avoiding the repechage.

Australian teammate Jean van der Westhuyzen finished third in his heat and will go into the repechage later Monday.

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Aussie duo through to 1500m semis

Gun Australian duo Linden Hall and Jessica Hull have eased into the Olympic 1500m semi-finals with a minimum of fuss, while Dutch superwoman Sifan Hassan was made to work much harder.

Hassan, who is chasing an unprecedented 1500-5000-10,000m treble in Tokyo, was knocked to the track with one lap to run in the second heat on Monday morning.

But rather than panicking, Hassan quickly got back to her feet before mowing down the field in the concluding 400 metres.

Australian record holder Hall was rewarded for a brave display of front-running by cruising through third in a slick time of four minutes 02.27 seconds in the quickest heat won by defending Olympic champ Faith Kipyegon from Kenya.

Having decided to target the 1500m rather than the 5000m in Tokyo, the US-based Hull (4:05.28) was also untroubled in advancing to the semis on Wednesday evening.

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Huge Olympic opportunity for the Matildas

The Matildas will take centre stage at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday when they face Sweden in a semi-final clash

(8:50pm AEST) that's arguably the biggest game in their history.

Australia's women's football team are in the final four of the Olympics or World Cup for the first time following their epic 4-3 quarter-final win over Great Britain.

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The Matildas celebrate a Sam Kerr goal against Great Britain. SHINJI AKAGI/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images

They will at least match the Olyroos' fourth-place finish in 1992 and contend for a medal, but beating Sweden in Yokohama to reach the gold medal match - against either the United States or Canada - shapes as a far sterner task.

Australia haven't beaten Sweden in 11 games stretching back 24 years, including a 4-2 loss in their group stage encounter, but they will take heart from having a 2-1 lead earlier in that game.

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have the opportunity to clinch gold in races nine and 10 of the men's 470 class

(3:55pm AEST), with Belcher on track to become Australia's most successful Olympic sailor.

The Australian pairing hold a commanding 19-point lead after finishing first and second in Sunday's two races.

The Australian eventing team of Andrew Hoy, Shane Rose and Kevin McNabb go into the concluding show-jumping round

(6pm AEST) in second place behind Great Britain after a near flawless performance in the cross-country.

Hoy is also seventh in the individual event on 29.60 points, six points off the pace set by British world No.1 Oliver Townend.

Australia's track cycling campaign opens on Monday afternoon with the men's

(6pm AEST) and women's

(4:50pm AEST) team pursuit qualifying.

There have been no major international competitions since the world championships in February last year, but the word out of the Australian camp is they have posted competitive times in training.

Stephanie Morton's retirement and a lack of depth in talent means Australia will not start in the women's team sprint

(7:09pm AEST), the only event to be decided on Monday at the Izu Velodrome.

In the athletics, Steve Solomon

(9:13pm AEST) will be looking to match his breakout performance from the London 2012 Games by again booking a spot in the men's 400m final.

Solomon broke his PB for the first time in nine years with a run of 44.94 seconds in the opening round on Sunday.

The Hockeyroos have a big quarter-final clash against India

(1pm AEST) while later the Opals are desperate for a victory when they take on Puerta Rico

(10pm AEST).

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