Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Sunisa Lee wins all-around final for Team USA as Simone Biles watches on
Day six of Tokyo 2020 saw Great Britain claim two medals in a matter of minutes in canoe slalom and shooting.
Mallory Franklin became only the second British woman to win a medal in Olympic canoe slalom by taking silver in the C1 class with Matt Coward-Holley claiming bronze for Great Britain in the men’s trap shooting.
In less positive news, Great Britain experienced an upset in rowing by taking fourth place in the women’s pair. New Zealand won its first gold medal for the Olympics in the race, which took place early Thursday morning.
Elsewhere, three athletes have tested positive for Covid in the past 24 hours, officials said, including two pole vaulters. The entire Australian athletics team were forced into isolation as a precaution, on the eve of the athletics programme beginning, but have since been given the all-clear.
Golf has returned to the Olympics for the second time since 1904 with the golfers teeing off in the early morning for the first round of the event. Brit Justin Rose won gold in the men’s competition during the 2016 Rio Olympics, but it is Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood in action for Team GB this time around.
All of this comes with the Olympics still reeling over Simone Biles deciding to withdraw from the women’s all-around gymnastic final, but she was on hand to support her Team USA teammates from the stands.
Reference: Independent: Jamie Braidwood