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Tokyo 2020: Kenya 7s out of medal bracket
By Eric Njiru | Tue 27 Jul, 2021 05:17

Kenya 7s lost all three pool matches at Tokyo 2020 Olympics after going down 12-7 to Ireland in the last match played on Tuesday morning. 

Shujaa had lost 19-14 to the USA and 14-5 to South Africa to finish bottom of pool C and will not compete for a podium finish at Tokyo 2020. South Africa and the USA secured direct qualification to quarters with Canada going through as one of the best losers.

Ireland lost a place in quarters as they needed to win by 7 to go through. Kenya finished fourth in pool C on three points with South Africa, the USA and Ireland occupying the top three positions. 

Kenya will now play Japan in the placing matches for positions 9-12 at 11 am. 

Placing Matches:
10:30 am Ireland vs Korea 31-0
11 am: Kenya vs Japan 12-7

Quarterfinals
11:30 am New Zealand vs Canada 21-10
12 pm Great Britain v USA 26-21
12:30 pm South Africa vs Argentina 14-19
1 pm Fiji vs Australia 19-0

Placing 11-12
Korea vs Japan 3 am

Placing 9-10
Ireland vs Kenya 3:30 am

Placing 5-8
Canada vs USA 4 am

Placing 5-8
South Africa vs Australia 4:30 am

Semifinals:
New Zealand vs Great Britain 5 am
Argentina vs Fiji 5:30 am


Pool A:
1. New Zealand 9
2. Argentina 7
3. Australia 5
4. Korea 3

Pool B:
1. Fiji 9
2. Great Britain 7
3. Canada 5
4. Japan 3

Pool C:
1.South Africa 9
2. USA 7
3. Ireland 5
4. Kenya 3
(Top two teams plus best losers (2) will qualify for cup quarters) 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics 7s
Fiji 24 Japan 19
Great Britain 24 Canada 0
New Zealand 50 Korea 5
Australia 19 Argentina 29
South Africa 33 Ireland 14
USA 19 Kenya 14

Great Britain v Japan 34-0
Fiji vs Canada 28-14
New Zealand v Argentina 35-14
Australia v Korea 42-5
USA v Ireland 19-17
South Africa v Kenya 14-5

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Canada vs Japan 36-12
Fiji vs Great Britain 33-7
Argentina vs Korea 56-0
New Zealand v Australia 14-12
Kenya vs Ireland 7-12
South Africa vs USA 17-12


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