Staff GB’s rowers have picked up a bronze within the males’s eight, extending Britain’s medal haul on the Tokyo Olympics.
The group – Josh Bugajski, Jacob Dawson, Tom George, Mohamed Sbihi, Charles Elwes, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin, Henry Fieldman, and Tom Ford – weren’t thought-about medal favourites forward of the race and completed behind New Zealand and Germany.
Nevertheless, the medal is Britain’s second within the Tokyo Olympics rowing regatta after a silver within the males’s quadruple sculls on Wednesday.
It got here after earlier success for Staff GB within the pool, with medals for swimmers Duncan Scott and Luke Greenbank.
Scott gained the silver medal within the 200m particular person medley and Greenbank gained the bronze medal within the males’s 200m backstroke.
The 24-year-old already had a gold medal from the lads’s 4x200m freestyle relay and a silver medal within the particular person self-discipline.
He was in fifth place heading into the medley’s remaining 50m on Friday morning, however he discovered one other gear to energy into second place, ending simply 0.28 seconds behind Shun Wang of China.
Scott informed the BBC: “It was at all times going to be tight, it was at all times going to be thrilling.
“I am actually proud of the swim. It simply wasn’t fairly there.”
Greenbank had certified second quickest the morning’s remaining and began effectively, sitting simply behind Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee after the primary size.
By the midway level, Greenbank had been overtaken by American Ryan Murphy however he managed to hold on for third place with a ending time of 1 minute and 54.72 seconds – simply 1.45s behind gold medallist Rylov.
Greenbank, 23, informed the BBC: “It is wonderful. A dream come true. I am so glad and over the moon.
“My first reminiscence of swimming is watching the Beijing Olympics.
“It has at all times been a life ambition of mine so to come back away with a medal, a person medal as effectively, is totally wonderful.”
A bit of earlier, there was disappointment for Staff GB rower Vicky Thornley, who agonisingly missed out on a medal within the ladies’s single sculls on the Sea Forest Waterway.
She misplaced out on bronze to Austria’s Magdalena Lobnig – and had been bidding for a second Olympic medal after successful double sculls silver alongside Dame Katherine Grainger in Rio 5 years in the past.
New Zealand’s Emma Twigg gained the gold medal.
Thornley stated: “Fourth is hard, however I do not assume I may have completed any extra, particularly within the second half of the race.
“I did not have fairly sufficient on the finish, however I’m happy with what I’ve delivered during the last eight days. There have been some hellish days, particularly the three days ready for the semi-final.
“The final 5 years have been unbelievable – a few of my darkest days and a few of my finest days. I’m happy with the race I put collectively.
“I believed I had the momentum, however I did not have fairly sufficient.”
In athletics, Staff GB’s Dina Asher-Smith certified for the 100 metres semi-finals after clocking 11.07 seconds in warmth one.
Asher-Smith, who certified joint 11th quickest for Saturday’s semi-finals, stated: “I do have one other degree – in fact I do, it is an Olympics.
“To be sincere at the moment was nearly making it by to the following spherical safely concurrently figuring out I’ve bought one other degree to present tomorrow, so I’m actually glad.
“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 you have nonetheless bought the job to do.”
Staff GB’s Daryll Neita ran a private better of 10.96 seconds to qualify and Asha Philip additionally bought by to the following stage.
Within the 800m, Jemma Reekie made it by to the semi-finals after successful her warmth in 1 minute 59.97 seconds.
Regardless of the spectacular end result, she stated: “It wasn’t fairly as I might have preferred, I did not do what I wished however I am by and that is the principle factor”.
Keely Hodgkinson managed to qualify as effectively, after ending second in her warmth in 2 minutes 0.159 seconds and Alex Bell completed fourth, reaching the semi-finals as one of many six quickest exterior the automated qualifiers.
Within the excessive bounce, Nice Britain’s Tom Gale certified for the ultimate with a season’s finest of two.28m.
However Staff GB missed out on a spot within the discus remaining, after Lawrence Okoye recorded three no throws.
Zak Seddon didn’t progress from his steeplechase warmth to cap a nightmare Video games.
He was certainly one of six Staff GB monitor and discipline athletes compelled to self-isolate after being pinged as shut contacts of an contaminated passenger on their flight to Tokyo.
He stated: “It is not been nice and mentally it has been arduous right here, there and all over the place. At the moment that is what sport is and a few athletes are going to get simpler rides than others however it’s a must to cope with it.”