Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Great Britain knocked out of football after Novak Djokovic exits tennis
Day seven of Tokyo 2020 has seen more medals for Team GB in a glittering slate of early action.
Beth Shriever and Kye Whyte made BMX history as they delivered gold and silver at the Ariake Urban Sports Park. Moments after Whyte won Britain’s first medal in the event since its introduction to the Olympic programme in 2008, taking silver, Shriever led almost from start to finish to claim a superb gold in the women’s race.
Duncan Scott added a third medal of the Games with silver in the 200m individual medley with Luke Greenbank a bronze medallist in the 200m backstroke. A disappointing rowing regatta ended on a high note with bronze in the men’s eight before Bryony Page bounced her way to a bronze in the trampoline.
There was far more disappointing news for Britain’s footballers, however, with Australia emerging victorious in a see-saw quarter-final after extra-time with Ellen White’s hat-trick ultimately proving not enough.
The athletics began today with world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Rio gold medalist Elaine Thompson, as well as Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith all progressing in the heats of the 100m. Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega won the first track and field gold medal of the Games with victory in the men’s 10,000m.
Tokyo Olympics: Day 7 so far
- Britain’s Beth Shriever grabs BMX gold amid crashes, Kye Whyte takes silver
- Duncan Scott wins third Tokyo medal in the pool, Luke Greenbank claims bronze
- GB finish disappointing rowing regatta with bronze medal in men’s eight
- Bryony Page adds GB’s sixth medal of the day with trampoline bronze
- Novak Djokovic stunned by Alexander Zverev comeback in tennis semis
- GB women’s rugby sevens defeat USA to book semi-final place
- GB out of women’s football competition after 4-3 defeat to Australia
Tokyo Olympics: What happened today at the Games?16:00 , Jamie Braidwood
- Beth Shriever won a stunning gold as Kye Whyte took silver to make BMX history for Team GB
- Duncan Scott won his third medal with silver in the 200m IM, Luke Greenbank won bronze in the 200m backstroke
- GB won bronze in the men’s eight to end a disappointing rowing regatta on a high note
- Bryony Page won GB’s sixth medal of the day as she claimed bronze in the trampoline
- Selemon Barega won the first athletics gold medal in the men’s 10,000m at the Olympic Stadium
- Novak Djokovic was shocked by an Alexander Zverev comeback as his ‘Golden Slam’ bid came to an end
- GB advanced to the quarter-finals of the women’s sevens with a stunning win over the United States
- There was a dramatic defeat for GB’s footballers in the quarter-finals as Australia prevailed 4-3 in extra time
- The United States advanced on penalties against Netherlands to join Canada and Sweden in the semi-finals
- US swimmer Ryan Murphy questioned whether swimming was “clean” - and the Russian Olympic Committee hit back
Coming up tomorrow
- It’s all about the women’s 100m final, as GB’s Dina Asher-Smith prepares to go up against Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at 13:50pm BST
- GB will also contend the mixed 4x400m relay final on a packed day at the Olympic Stadium. Click here for the full athletics schedule
- Adam Peaty will be in action as part of GB’s mixed 4x100 medley relay final, as GB aim for more success in the pool at 03:43am BST
- GB’s rugby sevens side take on France in the women’s semi-final at 03:30am BST, and will go for a medal later in the day
- Karriss Artingstall goes for bronze in the women’s featherweight division against Japan’s Sena Irie at 11:24am BST
- Emma Wilson is a strong position ahead of the women’s windsurfer RS:X medal race, while Tom Squires contends for a medal in the men’s race
- Georgia Taylor-Brown, Alex Yee, Johnny Brownlee and Jessica Learmouth take part in the mixed triathlon relay
- Caeleb Dressel is up in the men’s 50m butterfly final, while Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus go head-to-head in the 800m free
- Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic and the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrouaova go for gold in the women’s tennis singles final
- GB’s women’s hockey team play their final group stage game against Ireland looking to book their place in the quarter-finals
- The men’s football quarter-finals take place, with Brazil facing Egypt, Spain playing Ivory Coast, and Japan taking on New Zealand
Tokyo Olympics: UK Sport chief defends Team GB rowing performance16:20 , Jamie Braidwood
The performance of British rowers in Tokyo needs to be put in perspective, according to the chief of Olympic funding agency UK Sport Sally Munday.
The rowing team secured just two medals in Japan – a silver and a bronze – the first time since Moscow in 1980 that they failed to win a gold.
Rowing received more funding from UK Sport in the Tokyo cycle than any other sport – over £24.6million – and is earmarked to receive a further £22m in the cycle through to the Paris Olympics in 2024.
UK Sport chief executive Munday said that, like all sports, the performance would be reviewed but believes there is plenty of promise for Paris in three years’ time.
“I totally understand why people would ask the question about the two medals, but I think we need to put this into perspective of the bigger picture for rowing,” she told the PA news agency.
Reference: Independent: Graeme Massie,Shweta Sharma and Jamie Braidwood