It was only a matter of time before the Red Panthers would score their first goal of the tournament.
It was Jill Boon that did the honours, giving the Belgians a 1-0 lead at half time.
The second half couldn’t have been more different with the Japanese very much in the driving seat.
Yamamoto equalised for Japan, and the Red Panthers will be thanking their lucky stars that the Japanese failed to score a winner.
Evi Van Acker still in with a chance
Despite slipping from second to fourth place after ten regattas, the sailor Evi Van Acker is still in with a chance of a medal if she performs well at Monday’s medal regatta in the Olympic sailing competition off the coast of the southern English town of Weymouth (Dorset).
Jockeys off to a good start
The Belgian jockey’s fared generally well in the show jumping competition in Greenwich Park. Philippe Le Jeune completed the course with no faults and within the 82-second time limit.
The second Belgian up, Dirk Demeersman followed suit.
Jos Lansink (achive photo) was also one of the 32 jockeys to complete the course without fault.
However, the youngest of the jockeys 31-year-old Grégory Wathelet accrued four penalty points with his horse Cadjanine.