The second semifinal of the women’s beach volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will see Australia’s Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar take on Latvia comprising of Anastasija Kravčenoka and Tīna Graudiņa. The Latvian women, who are the first pair of women from their country to make it to the Olympics, have done an unbelievable job to make it this far and will look to continue their fairytale run by entering the gold medal match.
Australia vs Latvia Match Preview
Australia, after registering a straight set victory over China in the Round of 16, faced stiffer competition in the quarterfinal against Canada. They took three sets to end the challenge of Canadians and emerge victorious with the scoreline reading 2-1 (21-15, 19-21, 15-12) in the favour of the Aussies.
Om the similar lines, Latvia too required the decider to edge past another Canadian team. The Latvian women, who already have created history, won 2-1 (21-13, 18-21, 15-11) to script a memorable victory and move within a touching distance to assure themselves of a medal in the country’s debut Olympics in women’s beach volleyball.
Tokyo Olympics: Women’s Beach Volleyball Australia vs Latvia: Match Venue and Timings
The second semifinal of the women’s beach volleyball between Australia and Latvia will be contested on 5th August, 2021. Tokyo’s Shiokaze Park will host the match.
- Japan (JST): 10:00 am
- India (IST): 6:30 am
- United Kingdom (BST): 2:00 am
- Australia (AEST): 11:00 am
- United States (EDT): 9:00 pm on 4th August, 2021
Australia vs Latvia Match Prediction
While it’s really difficult to choose between the two teams, going by mere gut feeling, it looks like Latvia’s dream run might come to a halt. Having said that, nobody expected them to make it this far and on paper they are surely the underdogs, so Latvia can play without the fear of losing. Nevertheless, Australia should win this 2-1 to ensure themselves at least a silver and set up the gold medal match date with either Switzerland or USA.
Where to watch?
The match will be broadcasted on TV and live streamed worldwide.
Here’s where you can watch it live on TV:
Australia: Seven Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
Brazil: Grupo Globo
Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada Sportsnet TSN TLN
Caribbean: International Media Content Ltd. SportsMax
Czech Republic: ČT
Estonia: Eesti Meedia
Europe: Discovery Communications Eurosport
France: France Télévisions Canal+
Germany: ARD ZDF
Indian subcontinent: Sony Pictures Networks
Japan: Japan Consortium
Latin America: América Móvil
MENA: beIN Sports
New Zealand: Sky Television
North Korea: SBS
Oceania[iii]: Sky Television
Portugal: RTPRomania: TVR
South Africa: SABC SuperSport
South Korea: SBS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kwesé Sports
Sweden: Kanal 5
Switzerland: SRG SSR
Ukraine UA: PBC
United Kingdom: BBC/Eurosport
United States: NBCUniversal
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