TOKYO OLYMPICS: Day 8 action, results

Entry 402045

Day 8 Rolling coverage

Just one of our local Olympians will be on the Olympic stage today in an important Pool B match in Tokyo. Follow the Hockeyroos' fortunes right here.

Hockey - Renee Taylor

9pm: Australia has beaten Japan 1:0 in a hard fought match at Oi Stadium.

Renee Taylor, who played for Redcliffe Leagues Hockey Club as a junior, played a tough game, and was sent off twice in the fourth quarter - both times after clashing with a Japan player.

Taylor had already helped the Hockeyroos to the top of Group B in Tokyo with victories over Spain (3-1) and China (6-0).

Tomorrow,  Australia take on New Zealand (Pool B) 10.15pm

Earlier...

Hockey star Renee Taylor is the only local Olympian in action today when Australia's women take on Japan at 7.30pm (AEST) in the Oi Hockey Stadium.

Taylor, who played for Redcliffe Leagues Hockey Club as a junior, has helped the Hockeyroos to the top of Group B in Tokyo with victories over Spain (3-1) and China (6-0).

Japan are winless from two games but lost by the narrowest of margins to China (4-3) and New Zealand (2-1) Australia is top of the table.

Despite being based in Perth, Taylor still goes back to Redcliffe Hockey Club, including making a surprise visit to train last year!

The Hockeyroos are in Pool B with Argentina, New Zealand, Japan and China. Pool A has Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, South Africa. 

The top four from each group go into the knockout quarter-finals.

Want to see when our other athletes with links to the Moreton Bay Region are competing? Head here

Are you #MoretonBayTough?

Pledge your commitment to support local, spread kindness and show you're Moreton Bay Tough

Sign the Pledge for Free!

item.title
Let’s make Bribie Island, Redcliffe and Woodford winners

Voting has opened for Queensland’s top tourism towns and three from the Moreton Bay Region have made the finals. It’s now up to residents and visitors to do their bit to make sure they win. Here’s what you need to do. Read More

item.title
United in call for end to domestic violence

The threat of storms may have forced organisers to cancel the Moreton Bay Says NO to Domestic Violence march at Redcliffe on Friday, but the community still came together and took an oath to speak out and bring about change. Read More

Join the Conversation

We might be spending most of our time indoors, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay silent – stay connected!

#MoretonBayTough Facebook Group   Sign The Pledge