As we look ahead to day five and a packed schedule for Team Ireland athletes in Tokyo, day four threw up some great stories with Mona McSharry and Aidan Walsh.
Swimmer McSharry finished eighth in the 100m breaststroke final, and was delighted with her performance.
"This is my first event ever in the Olympics and I’ve made a final, with the past year and a half that everyone’s had, it is unbelievable.
“Thank you to everyone who got up to watch it, and for supporting me.
"Making a final was my target for 2024, so we’re going to have to sit down and make some new targets! It’s amazing.”
Belfast's Walsh is one win away from securing a medal in the men's welterweight boxing at the Toky0 Olympics.
He is through to Friday's quarter-finals after collecting a unanimous points victory against Cameroon's Albert Mengue on Tuesday.
“It’s brilliant,” the former Commonwealth medallist said on RTE after his bout. “It’s amazing to get the journey underway.
“I just take each fight as it comes from now. It doesn’t matter if it’s an Olympic final [in Tokyo], an All-Ireland final or an Antrim title, every fight is as important to me as them all.
"It’s about listening to the coaches and the right tactics, getting in there an implementing them. The coaches got it right. I just do as they tell me and that’s it.”
Day 5 schedule
12.20am Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne - Men’s Doubles Sculls Rowing Final B
1.30am Ireland Men’s Rugby Sevens Team - 9th/10th place playoff v Kenya
1.25am Derek Burnett - Men’s Trap Shooting Qualification
1.50am Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty - Women’s fours rowing Final
3am Megan Fletcher - Women’s 70kg Judo Eliminations v Michaela Polleres
3.30am Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy - Lightweight men’s Doubles Sculls Rowing Semi-Final
3.30am Nicolas Roche - Men’s time trial cycling
3.40am Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen - Lightweight women’s doubles sculls rowing Semi-Final
4.05am Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove - Men’s 49er Sailing Fleet Race 2, 3 and 4
4.15am Ireland women’s Hockey Team - v Germany Pool Stages
4.20am Monica Dukarska and Aileen Crowley - Women’s Pair Rowing Semi-Final
4.36am Kurt Walker - Men’s Featherweight Boxing Round of 16 v Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov
9am Megan Fletcher - Women’s 70kg Judo Repechage and Finals
10.18am Aoife O’Rourke - Women’s Middleweight Boxing Round of 16 v Qian Li
10.40am Nhat Nguyen - Men’s Singles Badminton Group F v Wang Tzu-wei
11.36am Mona McSharry - Women’s 200m Breaststroke Swimming Heat
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