The Tokyo Olympics is nearly on the finish of its first week and it’s been one other very good day for Team GB, who proceed to climb up the medal desk. Right here’s what you might need missed in a single day…
Beth Shriever claims BMX gold medal
Beth Shriever gained BMX racing Olympic gold minutes after Nice Britain team-mate Kye Whyte secured silver within the males’s occasion.
Shriever had regarded the category of the sector in qualifying and delivered within the ultimate. The 22-year-old led from the primary bend, holding off a late cost from defending champion Mariana Pajon of Colombia down the ultimate straight.
Whyte had earned Britain’s first BMX racing Olympic medal moments earlier. The 21-year-old Londoner, having been hampered by poor begins in qualifying, made it into the primary nook of the ultimate in second place and held his place as Niek Kimmann took gold for Holland.
The 2 crossed the road with a wholesome margin after a late crash for Frenchman Romain Mahieu break up the sector, with Colombian Carlos Ramirez Yepes taking bronze.
Whyte had proven in qualifying he had the pace to contend if solely he might get off the road, needing to recuperate from poor begins within the first two runs however then successful the ultimate one to make certain of his place within the ultimate.
And there have been no errors when it actually mattered as Whyte rapidly acquired himself into place.
Group GB’s rowers sign-off with a bronze
Nice Britain’s males’s eight group produced an excellent efficiency to take bronze within the regatta’s ultimate occasion.
They weren’t thought-about to be practical medal challengers, but it surely proved an excellent show by Josh Bugajski, Jacob Dawson, Tom George, Mohamed Sbihi, Charles Elwes, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin and Tom Ford.
They completed third behind gold medallists New Zealand, with Germany taking second.
It was Britain’s second medal of the Tokyo Olympics rowing regatta after a silver within the males’s quadruple sculls on Wednesday.
Wynne-Griffith mentioned: ‘General, we’re very pleased with the efficiency. We had a fairly up and down week, and we had some fairly sincere conversations.
‘There have been a whole lot of fourth locations on the group, a whole lot of near-misses, so it was good to be on the appropriate aspect of 1.’
And Sbihi added: ‘We really feel like this week we haven’t been capable of present ourselves correctly, however right now we acquired ourselves into the appropriate place to problem for a medal.’
Britain ended the rowing regatta with simply two medals – silver and bronze – and it’s the first time because the 1980 Moscow Olympics that they’ve did not win at the least one gold.
Duncan Scott collects third Tokyo medal
Duncan Scott claimed his third Olympic medal of Tokyo 2020 by taking silver within the males’s 200 metres particular person medley whereas Luke Greenbank gained bronze within the males’s 200m backstroke.
Molly Renshaw completed sixth and Abbie Wooden seventh within the ladies’s 200m breaststroke, the place South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker set a world report of time 2:18.95 to assert gold.
United States pair Lilly King and Annie Lazor gained silver and bronze respectively.
Emma McKeon clocked an Olympic report time of 51.96 to win the ladies’s 100m freestyle, whereas the Australian’s compatriot Cate Campbell took bronze, with Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey claiming silver. Britain’s Anna Hopkin completed seventh.
Dina Asher-Smith guarantees extra to return
Dina Asher-Smith’s rivals despatched out an Olympic warning in Tokyo because the Group GB star certified for the 100 metres semi-finals.
The world 200m champion clocked 11.07 seconds in warmth one on Friday, easing down to complete behind america’ Teahna Daniels.
However defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah made an announcement with a run of 10.82 seconds – initially the quickest opening spherical within the occasion’s historical past on the Olympics.
The Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou then ran 10.78 seconds and favorite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the double 100m champion, clocked 10.84 on the primary morning of the athletics on the Olympic Stadium.
No British feminine has gained a person Olympic dash medal since Dorothy Hyman claimed 100m silver and 200m bronze in 1960.
Asher-Smith, who certified joint 11th quickest for Saturday’s semi-finals, mentioned: “I do have one other stage – in fact I do, it’s an Olympics.
‘To be sincere right now was nearly making it via to the subsequent spherical safely concurrently figuring out I’ve acquired one other stage to offer tomorrow, so I’m actually pleased. You are attempting to go and carry out and do effectively. As an athlete you like a full stadium, you like spectators however on the identical time it’s what it’s and also you’ve nonetheless acquired the job to do.’
Group GB’s Daryll Neita ran a private better of 10.96 seconds to qualify and Asha Philip additionally progressed. Within the 800m, Jemma Reekie gained her warmth in a single minute 59.97secs to achieve Saturday’s semi-finals.
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