Olympic Games: Ash Barty and John Peers claim bronze medal
Ash Barty and John Peers have won a bronze medal for Australia in the mixed doubles competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Ash Barty and John Peers have secured Australia’s first ever medal in an Olympic mixed doubles competition.
The Aussie duo won today’s scheduled bronze-medal play-off at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games via a walkover from Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic.
Djokovic was unable to play the match due to a shoulder injury.
It is Australia’s sixth ever Olympic medal in tennis – and first since Alicia Molik claimed bronze in the women’s singles competition at Athens 2004.
Australia’s tennis results
|Seoul 1988||6||Bronze: Elizabeth Smylie/Wendy Turnbull (women’s doubles)|
|Barcelona 1992||7||Bronze: Nicole Bradtke/Rachel McQuillan (women’s doubles)|
|Atlanta 1996||7||Gold: Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde (men’s doubles)|
|Sydney 2000||10||Silver: Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde (men’s doubles)|
|Athens 2004||7||Bronze: Alicia Molik (women’s singles)|
|Tokyo 2020||10||Bronze: John Peers/Ash Barty (mixed doubles)|
Aussies in action – Tokyo Olympics
Mixed doubles, bronze medal play-off
John Peers/Ash Barty (AUS) d Novak Djokovic/Nina Stojanovic (SRB) walkover