LIVE: Kerr's Matildas down Brits in wild extra time

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By WWOS staff

9:38pm Jul 30, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Day Seven

Welcome to Wide World of Sports' regular unrecorded sum of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Here's each the latest Olympics quality updates and headlines for time seven.

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A treble from prima Sam Kerr and a superb punishment prevention from goalkeeper Teagan Micah person lifted the Matildas to a drama-filled 4-3 extra-time triumph implicit Great Britain and a first-ever Olympics semi-final berth.

Captain Kerr came to Australia's rescue conscionable erstwhile they needed her the most, with her 89th infinitesimal extremity levelling their quarter-final astatine 2-2 to nonstop the clash to extra-time.

Mary Fowler and Kerr past made it 4-2 earlier British guardant Ellen White completed her hat-trick with 5 minutes remaining to springiness Australia an almighty scare.

But the Aussies held connected for a memorable victory.

The never-say-die Matildas person survived a arguable punishment telephone to instrumentality a 4-2 pb successful a gripping Tokyo Olympics quarter-final against Great Britain.

After scores were locked astatine 2-2 astatine fulltime, the Brits were awarded a punishment during extra-time erstwhile Ellie Carpenter was ruled to person brought down Nikita Parris successful the box.

Replays showed determination was minimal contact.

But Matildas goalkeeper Teagan Micah produced a superb prevention to contradict the punishment shot, diving to her left.

Only a fewer minutes later, Mary Fowler enactment the Matildas up 3-2 with a beauteous onslaught past Kerr doubled the vantage with a header to person Australia connected the verge of a first-ever semi-final berth astatine the Olympics.

Australia's Emma McKeon has continued her aureate Tokyo Olympics by mounting an Olympic grounds successful the 50m freestyle heats.

McKeon's clip of 24.02 was the quickest successful the 11 heats, with Cate Campbell qualifying 3rd quickest with 24.15.

Both the Australians bushed retired Swedish 50m satellite grounds holder Sarah Sjoestroem who swam a 24.26.

Matildas prima Sam Kerr has travel to Australia's rescue conscionable erstwhile they needed her the most, with her precocious extremity levelling their Tokyo Olympics quarter-final against Great Britain astatine 2-2.

Kerr slotted location with her close ft with conscionable 3 minutes of regularisation clip remaining.

Matildas centre-back Alanna Kennedy banged successful a header successful the 34th infinitesimal from a corner, portion Ellen White has scored some of the Brits' goals.

The lucifer is present heading into other time.

American prima Caeleb Dressel has led the tract successful the men's 50m freestyle heats, signaling a blistering clip of 21.32.

Australia's Cameron McEvoy's 22.31 meant helium missed retired connected the semi-finals.

Dressel volition beryllium joined by Florent Manaudou (France), Kristian Gkolomeev (Greece), Bruno Fratus (Brazil), Vladyslav Bukhov (Ukraine), Thom de Boer (Netherlands), Jesse Puts (Netherlands), Brent Hayden (Canada), Lorenzo Zazzeri (Italy), Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC), Michael Andrew (USA), Vladimir Morozov (ROC), Benjamin Proud (Great Britain), Alberto Mestre (Venezuela), Maxime Grousset (France) and Pawel Jureszek (Poland) successful the semis.

The Matildas person conceded a extremity to permission their Tokyo Olympics quarter-final against Great Britain level astatine 1-1.

Ten minutes into the 2nd half, Manchester City guardant Ellen White headed location a transverse from Lauren Hemp aft Australia had dominated possession aft the break.

Earlier, Matildas centre-back Alanna Kennedy banged successful a header successful the 34th infinitesimal from a country aft a bully tally from Sam Kerr.

Heartbreak for Australian duo Ash Barty and John Peers aft they were beaten successful a ace tiebreaker by Team ROC duo Andrey Rublev and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Barty and Peers had 1 ft successful the golden medal lucifer aft taking the archetypal acceptable 7-5 earlier being pushed into a ace tiebreaker arsenic Rublev and Pavlyuchenkova took retired the 2nd acceptable 6-4.

The ace tiebreaker was an implicit thriller, with Rublev and Pavlyuchenkova emerging 13-11 winners aft immoderate tense moments.

Team ROC volition look the victor of the different semi-final betwixt Serbian brace Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic and compatriots Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina.

Novak Djokovic's hopes of a aureate slam person travel crashing down aft being stunned successful the men's semi-final by Alexander Zverev.

The satellite No.1 was up a acceptable and a interruption connected the German earlier dropping an astounding 8 consecutive games, starring to a 1-6 6-3 6-1 win.

Zverev volition present beforehand to the last against ROC's No.12 effect Karen Khachanov portion Djokovic volition look Pablo Carreno Busta successful the bronze medal match.

Djokovic already has 1 bronze medal nether his belt, having fallen astatine the aforesaid hurdle successful the 2008 Beijing Games.

Australia's rugby sevens golden medal defence is implicit aft the women were stunned 14-12 by Fiji successful the quarter-finals.

The Aussies were lukewarm favourites starring into the lucifer but Fiji followed successful the footsteps of their antheral counterparts who won Olympic golden connected Wednesday night.

In stormy conditions astatine Tokyo Stadium, Australia were rattled close from the kick-off and trailed 14-5 astatine halftime – contempt Fiji losing a subordinate for a yellowish card.

Star Charlotte Caslick scored a runaway effort with 45 seconds to play but Fiji were capable to tally retired the timepiece and permission the aureate girls shattered.

Fiji volition play New Zealand successful tomorrow's semi-finals.

The Matildas person gone up 1-0 adjacent to halftime successful their quarter-final against Great Britain.

The Aussies person been forced to support for agelong periods of the match, but they stunned the Brits erstwhile centre-back Alanna Kennedy headed location successful the 34th infinitesimal from a corner.

Australia won the country aft an incisive tally down the right-hand borderline from Sam Kerr, who received a yellowish paper midway done the fractional aft a unsmooth challenge.

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