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Gallery: Women's epee Gold medalists touch down in Tallinn

28.07.21 SPORTS ... Estonia's women's olympic epee team arrived back in Estonia Wednesday evening, touching down at Tallinn Airport, after winning Gold in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Fencers to receive €200,000 in prize money from Estonian Olympic Committee

28.07.21 SPORTS ... According to the Estonian Olympic Committee's (EOC) reward system, the Estonian women's epee fencing team is set to receive €200,000 for their gold medal victory at the Tokyo Olympics. Katrina Lehis will receive an additional €45,000 for her individual bronze medal.

14-year old Eneli Jefimova wraps up Olympic debut with a 27th-place finish

28.07.21 SPORTS ... 14-year old swimmer Eneli Jefimova finished her last discipline at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, finishing 27th in the 200 m breaststroke.

Gallery: Legia Warsaw knocks FC Flora out of Champions League competition

28.07.21 SPORTS ... Top Polish club Legia Warsaw defeated Tallinna FC Flora 1:0 (agg. 3:1) in a Champions League second qualifying round match-up in A. Le Coq Arena on Tuesday, knocking the Estonian club down to the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Tanel Kangert finishes 22nd in Tokyo time trial

28.07.21 SPORTS ... Cyclist Tanel Kangert finished 22nd in the time trial road race at the Tokyo Olympics, trailing Slovenian winner Primož Roglic by just over four minutes.

Puusta continues Olympic regatta at 16th

28.07.21 SPORTS ... The women's RS:X windsurfer Olympic regatta wrapped up its ninth of 12 races on Wednesday with Estonian sailor Ingrid Puusta continuing the regatta at 16th place.

Men's quadruple sculls team finishes sixth at the Tokyo Olympics

28.07.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian men's quadruple sculls team (Kaspar Taimsoo, Tõnu Endrekson, Allar Raja and Jüri-Mikk Udam) finished sixth in the final of the Tokyo Olympics.

Women's epee team wins Gold for Estonia in Tokyo

27.07.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian women's epee team has taken Gold at the Tokyo Olympics, after coming from behind to defeat South Korea in emotional style in the final Tuesday. The result is the first Gold for Estonia at the summer games since 2008.

Gallery: Estonian women's epee foursome presented with Tokyo Gold medals

27.07.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian women's epee team were presented their Gold medals in Tokyo in the traditional way at a ceremony Tuesday.

Janika Lõiv 17th in Tokyo mountain biking event

27.07.21 SPORTS ... Estonian cyclist Janika Lõiv placed seventeenth in the women's mountain biking event at the Tokyo Olympics Tuesday.

Estonia women's epee team in the medals in Tokyo

27.07.21 SPORTS ... Estonia's women's epee team is through to the finals at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Italy in the semi-final and Poland in the preceding round. This is the second time that Estonia has been in the medals in the event, after Katrina Lehis took bronze in the individual category at the weekend. The team will face South Korea, who overcame China in the other semi-final; even a loss in the final would mean a silver medal for Estonia.

Kregor Zirk finishes 25th in 200 m butterfly

26.07.21 SPORTS ... Swimmer Kregor Zirk finished 25th in the 200 m butterfly stroke at the Tokyo Olympics with a time of 1.57,26.

Kuuba starts Olympic debut with victory

26.07.21 SPORTS ... Badminton player Kristin Kuuba made her Olympic debut on Monday with a 2:0 (21:19, 21:13) victory over Peruvian player Daniela Macias.

Ingrid Puusta 15th halfway through regatta, Karl-Martin Rammo at 21st

26.07.21 SPORTS ... Estonian sailor Ingrid Puusta put out a good performance at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday and is ranked 15th halfway through the overall RS:X women's regatta. The men's one person Laser dinghy class finished their third of 10 races on Monday with Estonian Karl-Martin Rammo ranked 21st.

14-year old Eneli Jefimova gets 16th place in Olympic debut, Zirk 13th

26.07.21 SPORTS ... 14-year old Estonian swimmer Eneli Jefimova finished last in the 100 m breaststroke semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics, giving her 16th place with a time of 1.07,58. Kregor Zirk finished 13th in the 200 m freestyle after shattering the Estonian record in the prelims.

Kregor Zirk through to Tokyo men's 200m freestyle semis

25.07.21 SPORTS ... Estonian swimmer Kregor Zirk has reached the semi-finals of the men's two-hundred-meter freestyle event at the Tokyo Olympics, setting an Estonian record in the process.

Narva local becomes Russian national football team manager

25.07.21 SPORTS ... Narva-born former footballer Valery Karpin has been appointed new Russian national team manager.

Puusta starts Olympic regatta with 15th place

25.07.21 NEWS ... Ingrid Puusta took 15th place in the first run of the RS:X windsurfing competition of the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Men's quadruple scull secures place in the final

25.07.21 NEWS ... The Estonian men's quad (Kaimar Taimsoo, Tõnu Endrekson, Allar Raja, Jüri-Mikk Udam) took second place in the Saturday repechage, securing a place in the A-final of the Tokyo Olympics.

Gallery: Fencer Katrina Lehis takes Estonia's first Tokyo medal

24.07.21 SPORTS ... Fencer Katrina Lehis has bagged Estonia's first olympic medal in Tokyo after defeating Aizanat Murtazaeva of Russia, to take bronze.

Cyclist Tanel Kangert 46th out of 130 in arduous Tokyo men's road race

24.07.21 SPORTS ... Estonian Cyclist Tanel Kangert finished 46th in the two-hundred-and-thirty-four-kilometer men's road race at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday.

Lehis and Beljajeva make quarter finals in Tokyo

24.07.21 NEWS ... The women's epee individual tournament is being held in Tokyo on Saturday. Estonia is represented by Katrina Lehis (FIE 12), Julia Beljajeva (FIE 36) and Erika Kirpu (FIE 23).

Kontaveit out in first Olympic round

24.07.21 NEWS ... Anett Kontaveit (WTA 28) lost to Maria Sakkari from Greece (WTA 19) 5;7, 2:6 in the opening round of women's singles in Tokyo. The match lasted an hour and 33 minutes.

Archer Reena Pärnat ranks 53rd in Tokyo opening contest

23.07.21 SPORTS ... Reena Pärnat, one of Estonia's top archers, placed 53rd out of 64 in the women's archery ranking round at the Tokyo Olympics Friday.

Olympic quadruple sculls team not yet through to Tokyo final

23.07.21 SPORTS ... Estonia's quadruple sculls team did not make it directly to the finals at the Tokyo Olympics, but is still in with a shot of doing so, via the 'B' route, whose heats are to take place Sunday.

2020 Olympics: Who's who in Team Estonia and where to watch

23.07.21 SPORTS ... Friday (July 23) marks the beginning of the long-awaited Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and even though coronavirus is still ravaging the Japanese capital, athletes and national delegations are eager to compete. ERR News looks at the Estonian athletes set to participate at the event and where you can watch it unfold.

Gallery: Historic equestrian training session in Tokyo

22.07.21 SPORTS ... Equestrian Dina Ellermann is the first Estonian to participate in the horseback riding events of an Olympic Games and went through a training session on the main event area in Tokyo with her horse Donna Anna on Thursday.

Kontaveit to play Maria Sakkari in Tokyo opening round

22.07.21 SPORTS ... Tennis star Anett Kontaveit faces Maria Sakkari of Greece in round one of her Tokyo Olympics campaign this weekend.

Flora lose Champions League qualifier first leg encounter at Legia Warsaw

22.07.21 SPORTS ... Meistriliiga football club FC Flora lost 2-1 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League qualifier, away to Legia Warsaw.

Estonia's 3x3 basketball team gets familiar draw for Europe Cup final

21.07.21 SPORTS ... The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) recently unveiled the pools for the final stage of the 3x3 Europe Cup in Paris. Based on the federation ranking, the Estonian national team was put into one pool with familiar foes Slovenia and Poland.

Ellermann and Endrekson to bear Estonian flag at Olympics opening ceremony

21.07.21 SPORTS ... Equestrian Dina Ellermann and rower Tõnu Endrekson will be the flagbearers for Estonia at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23.

Gallery: Estonia's Olympic quadruple sculls team starts training in Tokyo

20.07.21 NEWS ... Estonia's Olympic quadruple sculls rowing team has arrived in Japan and started training in Tokyo.

International sports court rejects wrestler's temporary olympics appeal

20.07.21 SPORTS ... Wrestler Heiki Nabi has had his temporary appeal on a two-year ban for the use of a banned performance-enhancing substance rejected, meaning he will not be able to take part in the Tokyo Olympics after all.

Two Estonians win medals at under-20s European championships

19.07.21 SPORTS ... The past two weekends saw some of the best young athletes competing at the under-20s and under-23s European athletics championships at Kadriorg Stadium in Tallinn. Two Estonians were able to achieve bronze medals at the under-20 competition on Sunday.

Rally Estonia: Rovanperä wins first career rally, Tänak takes power stage

18.07.21 SPORTS ... This year's installment of Rally Estonia wrapped up on Sunday with Finnish driver Kalle Rovanperä (Toyota) claiming his first career victory. Estonian star Ott Tänak's (Hyundai) streak of bad luck continued with tire failure on Friday knocking him out of the top 10. He was able to recoup some of the losses by winning the power stage on Sunday to collect five points in the standings.

Rally Estonia day three: Tänak on form, Rovanperä on track for debut win

17.07.21 SPORTS ... Despite winning six stages on Saturday, Estonian World Rally Championship driver Ott Tänak's poor luck on the Friday still means he is not even in the top 10 of the leaderboard at the end of day three of his home rally, though some clever tactical driving early on worked to the benefit of teammate Thierry Neuville.

Punctures cut Tänak's Friday short, Rovanperä and Breen battling for lead

16.07.21 SPORTS ... The second day of Rally Estonia has wrapped up with Toyota man Kalle Rovanperä in the lead ahead of Hyundai drivers Craig Breen (+8.5 seconds) and Thierry Neuville (+53.4). Estonian star Ott Tänak ended his day with an early retirement after puncturing two of his tires.

Estonian skier gives WRC drivers a run for their money

16.07.21 SPORTS ... Day two of Rally Estonia has seen an unusual pitting of WRC car against skier.

Ott Tänak: Competition with Toyota at Rally Estonia will be tight

14.07.21 SPORTS ... The World Rally Championship (WRC) season is making its return to Estonian roads with Rally Estonia set to begin on Thursday. Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak's season has not gone as well as hoped but the Estonian is planning on continuing his streak of three consecutive wins on Estonian soil.

Weekend brings beefed-up four-day WRC Rally Estonia, 25,000 spectators

14.07.21 SPORTS ... This weekend (July 15-18) sees the second Rally Estonia to take place since it became a full World Rally Championship calendar event, with last year's three-day-event being extended out to the more customary four days, starting Thursday. An estimated 25,000 people are expected, regional daily Lõuna Postimees reports.

Gallery: Estonia Olympic team as you've never seen them before, anime-style

13.07.21 SPORTS ... Estonia's olympic team has had the authentic Japanese anime treatment ahead of the games opening in Tokyo later this month.

Eneli Jefimova wins gold on last day of junior European championships

12.07.21 SPORTS ... 14-year old Estonian swimmer Eneli Jefimova won a gold medal in the 100 m breaststroke at the European junior swimming championships in Rome.

Klavan Paide debut ends in Europa League home defeat

09.07.21 SPORTS ... Top flight football team Paide Linnameeskond lost its first-leg Europa Conference League encounter with Polish side Śląsk Wrocław at home Thursday. The game was more notable as defender and ex-Liverpool man Ragnar Klavan's debut for Paide, following last week's announcement he would be joining the team from Serie A team Cagliari Calcio.

Jefimova third in European junior swimming championships

08.07.21 SPORTS ... Swimmer Eneli Jefimova came third in the fifty-meter breaststroke final at the European junior swimming championships in Rome Wednesday evening.

Flora starts Champions League qualifying with victory over Maltese club

07.07.21 SPORTS ... Estonian football club Tallinna FC Flora opened its Champions League qualifying round with a 2:0 victory over Maltese club Hibernians FC. Both goals were scored by Rauno Sappinen after a red card reduced Malta to 10 players.

New campaign highlights Estonian Paralympic athletes

05.07.21 SPORTS ... Three Estonians - swimmers Susannah Kaul and Matz Topkin and discus thrower Egert Jõesaar - have fulfilled the qualifying standards and have entered their name for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, set to begin on August 24.

Estonia selects 33 athletes for Tokyo Olympics team

02.07.21 NEWS ... Thirty-three Estonian athletes from 14 sports will participate in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, it was confirmed on Friday. The team also includes a 48-member support team.

Gallery: Ragnar Klavan makes return to Estonian football, joins Paide

02.07.21 SPORTS ... Estonian club Paide Linnameeskond announced on Thursday that national football team captain and former Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan has joined the team after playing abroad for 17 years.

Checkers world championships ongoing in Tallinn

30.06.21 SPORTS ... The World Checkers Championships are taking place in Tallinn for the second time in four years. The tournament also took place in Tallinn in 2017 and the city has previously hosted other similar title competitions.

Estonian Flag Society gifts Olympic team set of Estonian flags

30.06.21 SPORTS ... The Estonian Flag Society (Eesti Lipu Selts) handed the Estonian Olympic Committee a collection of Estonian flags to be taken along to the Tokyo Summer Olympics on June 23-August 8.

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