LIVE Tokyo Day 10: Hockeyroos bundle out, Australia claim silver in eventing

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.

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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Read on for rolling coverage of Australia's efforts at the Olympics:

Matildas fall to Sweden in crunch semi-final

The Matildas' dreams of Olympic gold have been dashed in heartbreaking fashion with a 1-0 defeat to Sweden in their semifinal.

Australia controversially had a goal ruled out in the 42nd minute and copped a cruel sucker punch from Fridolina Rolfo less than a minute into the second half to fall short at International Stadium Yokohama.

They will now face the United States, who lost to Canada 1-0 in the earlier semifinal, in Thursday's bronze medal match.

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Opals beat Puerto Rico by 27 points to advance

Australia needed to win by 25 points to make the Olympic quarterfinals. So they turned on the heat and beat Puerto Rico by 27.

It saved the Opals from their worst-ever Games result and kept them in the hunt for a medal ahead of a quarter-final against either Spain or the United States.

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Sharks sign off in Toyko with 15-7 win

Australia have closed their Tokyo Olympics men's water polo campaign with a clinical 15-7 victory over Kazakhstan.

Rhys Howden and Richie Campbell, both taking part in their fourth Olympics, scored a combined seven goals in the rout.

The Sharks entered the pool knowing their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals - and pursuing the side's first Olympic medal - were already over.

Australia played with freedom and dominated every facet of the game, surging to a 7-1 halftime lead then continuing to score freely as goalkeeper Joel Dennerley produced a total of 12 saves.

A third-quarter send-off for Aidan Roach, the son of rugby league icon Steve 'Blocker' Roach, was one of few blemishes for Australia in the lopsided clash.

Earlier in the first term, Kazakhstan's Srdan Vuksanovic was also ordered to leave the pool.

Vuksanovic's reaction was a mix of rage and disbelief, with the 29-year-old hurling his cap after leaving the water.

The Sharks, whose pool featured three of the top four sides from Rio 2016, were left to lament an opening loss to Montenegro that ultimately ruined their hopes of progressing to the knockout stage.

Australia, whose tournament highlight was upsetting Croatia in a boilover, and Montenegro both banked two wins during the group stage.

Competition rules dictate that head-to-head record meant Montenegro claimed the last quarter-final spot up for grabs, although they also finished with a superior goal difference.

Australia coach Elvis Fatovic, who represented Croatia as a player at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, has already announced he will step down at the end of the Tokyo Games.

Australia's hopes of a medal in the sport at these Games are now in the hands of the Stingers, who face Russia in their women's quarter-final on Tuesday night.

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Australia take eventing silver, Hoy claims fifth and sixth Olympic medals

Australia have won an equestrian eventing silver medal at the Tokyo Games.

The thee-man team of Kevin McNab, Shane Rose and Andrew Hoy finished behind gold medallists Great Britain with France taking bronze.

For veteran rider Hoy, it was a fifth Olympic medal. Great Britain finished on 86.30 points, Australia 100.20 and France 101.50.

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Porter crashes in team pursuit, Australia qualify fifth

Australian Alex Porter has crashed in qualifying for the men's team pursuit at the Tokyo Olympics after the handlebars inexplicably snapped off his bike.

The Australians were just over a kilometre into their 4000m ride when Porter, riding at the rear of their four-man formation, had his shock equipment failure.

They were given a re-start and qualified fifth-fastest, meaning they are out of contention for the gold medal.

But they could ride off for the bronze, with the first round on Tuesday and the medals on Wednesday.

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Riley Day smashes her 200m PB in Tokyo

Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah is just one win away from an unprecedented Olympic women's sprint double-double after dominating the 200m semi-finals in Tokyo.

Rising Australian star Riley Day, 21, gave a tantalising glimpse of what she could achieve in the next few years by smashing her PB with a time of 22.56 seconds to just miss out on a spot in Tuesday's final.

But the woman to beat right now is Thompson-Herah, whose winning semi-final time of 21.66 was way clear of the second-fastest qualifier, Namibian teenager Christine Mboma (21.97).

The 31-year-old Thompson-Herah led a Jamaican clean sweep in the 100m final in Tokyo on Sunday, having previously topped the podium in both the 100m and 200m five years ago in Rio.

Her great domestic rival, two-time Olympic 100m champ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, also booked a spot in the 200m gold medal race after winning her semi in 22.13.

Day will be watching on from the sidelines on Tuesday night.

But she still took a huge step forward on her Olympic debut, leaving the likes of Rio Games 200m silver medallist Dafne Schippers and American Jenna Prandini in her wake in the semis.

"That is a massive PB, that's awesome," she told the Seven Network.

"I don't like to let (my inexperience) stop me.

"I want to be the best and I'm going to stop at nothing to be the best."

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Hockeyroos out of Games after India loss

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.

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Aussies fail to reach pistol, rifle finals

Australia's shooting team will return from Tokyo without a medal after the absence of international tune-ups proved a major point of difference at the Asaka range.

Sergei Evglevski finished 17th in the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol on Monday, when Dane Sampson (27th) and Jack Rossiter (29th) also failed to reach their three-position 50m rifle.

Those results confirmed it would be Australia's first Olympics since London 2012 in which they failed to secure at least one shooting medal.

Even in a sport decided by incredibly small margins, Victorian Laetisha Scanlan's fourth-placed finish in the women's trap final was remarkable.

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.

Perilli brought down 122 of 125 targets in qualification, one more than Scanlan.

Reigning world champions Scanlan and James Willett also finished one target short of being in the mix for a medal in the mixed trap competition, when they finished equal fifth alongside Australia's other pairing of Penny Smith and Tom Grice.


Campbell yet to make swim future call

Her self-proclaimed Rio "choke" now consigned to history, Australian Olympic team co-captain Cate Campbell is happily back on social media.

But after winning two gold and a bronze in Tokyo to medal at four consecutive Games, the swim star wants the emotion to settle before making a call on her competition future.

The speculation is that Campbell and record-breaking teammate Emma McKeon might have swum at their last Olympics.

Asked about retirement, Campbell immediately replied with "no comment".

"I have loved every minute and loved being a part of this team ... seeing it grow and evolve into the absolutely unstoppable, incredible beast that it became this week, has been one of the most (privileged) experiences of my life," she said.

"I just need to reflect and soak that all in and not make any major life decisions while I'm this full of emotions."

Campbell also spoke of dealing with public expectations, something that became a major issue with her after failing to medal in individual events at the Rio Games.

She wrote an emotional comment piece in 2018, addressed to the "keyboard warriors" who criticised her in the wake of her Rio disappointment.

This time, she let her swimming do the talking.

"I have learned through many, many years that thinking about how my performance will affect other people has a negative impact on my performance," Campbell said on Monday.

"So when I go into a race, as selfish as it sounds, I am solely thinking about myself.

"If I do that, then I know that whatever I do, the performance will speak for itself.

"We've seen so many performances speak for themselves over the past week."

Campbell said now the swimming was over, she is enjoying the public reaction.

"I felt the groundswell of support after I'd left the pool, once I gotten out and now I've logged back onto social media, it's been overwhelming," she said.


Lack of wind puts Olympic sailing on hold

The push by Australia's men's 470 team Mat Belcher and Will Ryan to secure an Olympic medal is on hold with sailing delayed due to the lack of wind on the Enoshima course

Holding a 19-point buffer atop the 470 leaderboard after finishing second and first in Sunday's races, the Belcher and Ryan are due to race in two heats on Monday before Wednesday's medal race.

When racing resumes the pair have the opportunity to extend their lead beyond 20 points, meaning they will all but secure gold before their medal race.

Australian teammate Matt Wearn did just that in the men's Laser class.

Belcher, 38, won gold in the 470 with Malcolm Page at London 2012, while he linked up with Ryan to finish second at Rio 2016.


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."


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.


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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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.


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.


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.

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).