Australian Rohan Browning is seeking to become the first Australian in a 100m Olypmic track final since 1956 at the Tokyo Olympics tonight. But first Browning must navigate the semi-finals.
Browning was the surprise winner of his heat on Saturday night, beating Jamaica’s mulitple Olympic medallist Yohan Blake, who appeared shock to see the Australian claim the victory.
Browning said afterwards that he was in Tokyo to go to “final and beyond” saying well meaning reporters had made it seem that making a final would be beyond his dreams.
Browning, who went to Trinity Grammar in Sydney, where he started out playing rugby but was transformed as a sprinter by former Olympic Games triple jumper Andrew Murphy,
Browning says he won’t be overawed.
“I tend to find myself in a pretty good headspace for a sprinter,” he said/“I tend to be relaxed going into a run. I definitely don’t think you can take it too seriously — you do that and you’ve signed your own death warrant.”
What time does Rohan Browning race?
Rohan Browning is in the second of three semifanls. His race will take place at 8.23pm AEST. It’s a tough lineup with American favourite Trayvon Bromell, Femi Gunode (Qatar) and Enoch Adegoke (Nigeria) the main threats.
The two two from heat semi, and the then the next two fastest from overall will race in the men’s 100m final, the biggest event of the Games, at 10.50pm AEST.
How to watch Rohan Browning’s 100m race
Both Channel 7 and 7plus have exclusive rights to the Olympics coverage and, therefore, they are the only places you can legally watch the Games.
As it currently stands, Channel 7 will show the men’s 100m events on its main channel which is 70 in metro areas.
If you’d prefer to have more control and live stream the events , you can watch in Australia on 7plus for free online. 7plus offers an app for android and mac devices by downloading through the appropriate app store but can also be accessed directly online. Most smart TVs also allow you to reach the Olympic streaming service by searching for 7plus on your TV’s app page.
On the app you can choose between the Channel Seven commentary of Brenton Speed, or a world feed with a neutral commentator.
Semifinal: 8.23pm pm (AEST)
Final: 10.50pm (AEST)
Venue: Tokyo Stadium
TV: Channel Seven