Dan’s ultimate roundup of what happened in the Tokyo Olympics for Team GB medal wise


These Olympics were very different due to Covid, there’s no fans allowed into venues, and there’s the 8 hour time difference which means events are on in the early hours here in Britain. Also, the BBC gang weren’t in Tokyo, they were in Salford, there’s a video here about how they changed it to make it look like Tokyo but actually the whole studio was a greenscreen production: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRLNpQfRb1c. Also look out for these athletes who are from Yorkshire in my roundup:

 Oliver Townend, diver Matty Lee, triathletes Jonny Brownlee and Jess Learmonth, and mountain biker Tom Pidcock and they had 27 athletes who come from Yorkshire and The Humber

Yorkshire athletes won 8 medals in total: 5 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.

Friday July 23rd

The opening ceremony of the Olympics was very good, and poignant as well as it was mainly about the pandemic.

Saturday July 24th

This was the opening day of action of these Olympics, and here’s how GB got on: 

In badminton, Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith won their opening mixed doubles match, beating France’s Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue 21-18 21-17.

In boxing, Karriss Artingstall -made it through to the women’s -57kg last 16, but Peter McGrail lost in the men’s featherweight round of 32.

Team GB’s women footballers secured their place in the knockout stages with a 1-0 win over Japan.

In the gymnastics, Max Whitlock made it into the final of pommel horse, while Fraser and Hall secured their place in the all-around final.

GB’s men hockey team won their opening match

The women’s pair of Helen Glover and Polly Swann, lightweight double sculls duo Emily Craig and Imogen Grant and the men’s four all advanced in Saturday’s heats in the rowing but the women’s four face a repechage.

In the pool, Adam Peaty and James Wilby secured their place in the semi-finals of the 100m breaststroke, while Max Litchfield qualified for the finals of the individual 400m medley and Aimee Wilmott secured her place in the finals of women’s 400m medley event. Team GB reached the finals of the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay, but Kieran Bird failed to reach the semis in the men’s 400m freestyle, and Harriet Jones missed out on the women’s 100m butterfly semi-finals. And in the tennis, Heather Watson lost to Anna-Lena Friedsam in the first round of the women’s singles but both Andy and Jamie Murray advanced to the second round of the men’s doubles. with their respective partners Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski.

Sunday July 25th (Day 2)

Today is where the medals started to come for Team GB


Chelsea Giles won Team GB’S 1st medal which was a silver in the  -52kg taekwondo then later on Sunday afternoon Bradley Singen from Doncaster won silver in the men’s -68 kg taekwondo, but Jade Jones lost in the 1st  round so her Olympics were over.



Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith enjoyed a 2-0 win over Joshua Hurlburt-Yu and Josephine Wu in the mixed doubles.


Three wins out of three for Team GB.  Benjamin Whitaker won his first-round in the men’s light-heavyweight competition, while Luke McCormack advanced in the men’s lightweight division, and Charley-Sian Davison scored a 5-0 points win over Rabab Cheddar in the women’s flyweight contest.

Canoe Slalom

Adam Burgess secured a place in the semi-finals of the men’s slalom, while Kimberly Woods also advanced to the semi-finals.


Team GB topped the table in the qualifying round of the team Grand Prix event, while Charlotte Dujardin finished second to confirm qualification for the individual final.


Team GB secured qualification for the artistic gymnastics team finals with sixth place, while Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova both qualified for the all-around individual finals.


Britain’s women got off to a losing start in defence of their Olympic title, beaten 2-1 by Germany.


John Collins and Graeme Thomas made it through to the final of the men’s double sculls and Victoria Thornley is into the semi-finals of the women’s single sculls. The men’s quad sculls and women’s four also won their repechages, to reach their respective finals, but the women’s quad sculls could only finish fourth in their repechage.


Adam Peaty and James Wilby reached the final of the men’s 100m breaststroke. Max Litchfield came joint fourth in the 400m medley final, while Aimee Wilmott finished seventh in the final of women’s 400m medley.

 Team GB’s women finished fifth in the 4x100m freestyle relay final. Kathleen Dawson and Cassie Wild reached the semi-finals of the women’s 100m backstroke, while Sarah Vasey qualified for the women’s 100m breaststroke semi-finals.  Tom Dean reached the semi-finals of the men’s 200m freestyle, but Luke Greenback just missed out in the 100m backstroke.

Table Tennis

Paul Drinkhall advanced to the third round of the men’s singles with a 4-1 win over Austria’s Robert Gardos.


Andy Murray withdrew from the men’s singles because of a thigh strain but Liam Broady made it through to the second round with after a three-hour 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 win over Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.

Monday July 26th  (Day 3)

Then came the 3rd day of action and it was called Manic/Magic Monday whatever you want to call it, and here’s  what happened:

Men’s triathlon

Alex Yee won a silver medal in the men’s triathlon, Jonny Brownlee finished 5th


At roughly 3am in the morning, Adam Peaty made history by defending his Olympic title in the 100m breakstroke and he won the gold medal.


Mountain biking

Then Thomas Pidcock won gold in the cross country mountain biking


This was followed by Tom Daley winning his 1st Olympic goldmedal with his diving partner from Leeds in the men’s synchronised 10m diving.



Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith made it three wins out of three in their mixed doubles group, beating Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand 21-12 21-19. Ben Lane and Sean Vendy lost both of their opening men’s doubles group matches, losing 2-0 each time. Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith also lost their women’s doubles group games 2-0.


Galal Yafai won his opening bout against Koryun Soghomonyan of Armenia in the men’s flyweight category. Karriss Artingstall advanced to the quarter-finals stage in the women’s -57kg category after beating Brazil’s Jucielen Romeu.


Team GB’s men secured their second successive win, beating Canada 3-1, while the women’s team beat South Africa 4-1.

Rugby Sevens

Team GB beat Canada 24-0 in their opening match and went on to better that, with a 34-0 win over Japan.

Table Tennis

Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall both went out of the men’s singles in the third round. Drinkhall lost 4-1 to Woojin Jang of South Korea and Pitchford was beaten 4-2 by Slovenia’s Darko Jorgic.


Lauren Williams won silver in the final of the women’s -67kg after a battling performance against Croatia’s Matea Jelic.


Emma Wilson was in second place after six races of the women’s RS-X windsurfing.  Tom Squires was seventh after six races of the men’s RS-X windsurfing.  Elliot Hanson was lying 10th in the men’s laser after three races. Alison Young was in 15th place in the women’s laser radial after four races.


Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski went out of the men’s doubles, losing 6-3 6-4 to Kei Nishikori and Ben McLachlan of Japan.

Tuesday 27th July (day 4)

This was day four of the Games and here’s what happened:


Bryony Pitman defeated Chinese Taipei’s Ya-Ting Tan 6-4 in the eliminations round and then followed up with a 6-2 win against Mexico’s Aida Roman to reach the quarter-finals.


Toby Penty won his first group stage match in the men’s singles, beating Germany’s Kai Schaeffer 21-18, 21-11. Kirsty Gilmour was victorious in her first match of the women’s singles group stage, beating Pakistan’s Mahoor Shahzad 21-14, 21-14.


Pat McCormack begun his bid for a gold medal with a unanimous points win against 21 year-old Aliaksandr Radzionau of Belarus in the men’s welterweight category. Caroline Dubois claimed a unanimous 5-0 points victory against Kosovo’s Donjeta Sadiku on her Olympic debut in the women’s lightweight competition.

Heavyweight Cheavon Clarke was beaten on points in the round of 16 by Abner Teixeira with four of the five judges giving the contest to the Brazilian.

Canoe Slalom

Kimberley Woods advanced from the semi-final of the women’s kayak single event after finishing in sixth place in 109 seconds but failed to pick up a medal in the final after finishing tenth.

Cycling Mountain Bike

Evie Richards failed to win a medal but finished in a very creditable seventh place in the women’s mountain bike cross-country final.


Great Britain’s men suffered their first defeat of the Tokyo Olympics with a 5-1 loss to Germany in Pool B.

Rugby sevens

Great Britain suffered a 33-7 defeat against Olympic champions Fiji in their men’s Pool B decider but managed to defeat the USA 26-21 in the quarter-finals to set up a semi-final clash against New Zealand.


Tom Dean won gold in the men’s 200 metres freestyle with team-mate Duncan Scott taking silver. It is the first time since 1908 that two male British swimmers have finished on the Olympic podium together.

Abbie Wood and Alicia Wilson were both through to the 200m women’s individual medley final after finishing second and third respectively in their semi-final heat.

16-year-old Jacob Whittle, the youngest member of the British swimming team in Tokyo, won his heat in the men’s 100m freestyle in 48.44 seconds to advance to the semi-finals. Alys Thomas finished second in her heat in the women’s 200m butterfly and advances to the semi-finals.


Mahama Cho lost to China’s Sun Hongyi in the last 16 of the men’s +80kg. The pair failed to score in regulation time and Cho ended up losing after the contest went to golden points.

Bianca Walkden won a bronze medal for GB in the women’s +67kg competition with a 7-3 win against Poland’s Aleksandra Kowalczuk. After advancing to the semi-finals with a comfortable 17-7 points victory against Kazakh fighter Cansel Deniz, Walkden failed to reach the final when she suffered a last-gasp defeat to South Korea’s Lee Dabin.


Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury won their men’s doubles second round match against Germany’s Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz.

Liam Broady beat Polish seventh seed and recent Wimbledon semi-finalist Hubert Hurkacz 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in the men’s singles second round and will now face France’s Jeremy Chardy in the last 16.


Georgia Taylor-Brown won silver in the women’s triathlon, while team-mates Vicky Holland and Jessica Learmonth finished ninth and 13th respectively.


Carl Hester, Charlotte Fry and Charlotte Dujardin all got bronze in the team dressage final


In the team gymnastics, it was silver for Team GB’s ladies

Wednesday July 28th (Day 5)


Karriss Artingstall reached the semi-final in the women’s featherweight division after a split-decision win over Australia’s Skye Nicolson  she’s guaranteed a bronze medal. Ben Whittaker is through to the men’s light-heavyweight quarter-finals after a unanimous points win over Egypt’s Abdelrahman Salah Orabi Abdelgawwad in the last 16. Reigning world champion Lauren Price defeated Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat by a unanimous points decision in the women’s middleweight last 16. Whittaker fought Brazil’s Keno Machado on Friday, while Price will face Panama’s Atheyna Bylon on Saturday.

Canoe slalom

Mallory Franklin got through to the women’s slalom C-1 semi-finals after finishing top with the quickest times in both the first and second runs. The semi-finals and final took place on Thursday.


Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart finished outside the top 10 (12th and 29th respectively) in the men’s individual time trial. Olympic debutant Anna Shackley finished in 18th place in the women’s individual time trial.


Charlotte Dujardin became Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian after taking bronze in the individual dressage.


Great Britain women’s team continued the defence of their title with a convincing 4-1 victory against India in Pool A.


Helen Glover and Polly Swann finished second behind Greece in the semi-finals to confirm their place in Thursday’s women’s pair final.

Great Britain made it through to the final of the men’s eight by finishing second to New Zealand in the repechage.

Emily Craig and Imogen Grant are through to the final of the lightweight women’s double sculls after dominating their semi-final.

Harry Leask, Angus Groom, Tom Barras and Jack Beaumont claimed silver in a tight race as Great Britain’s rowers won their first Olympic medal in the men’s quadruple sculls final.


Tom Dean, James Guy, Matthew Richards and Duncan Scott won gold in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

Commonwealth champion James Wilby progressed from the men’s 200m breaststroke semi-finals after finishing second, while team-mate Ross Murdoch finished in a tie for fifth.

Abbie Wood narrowly missed out on a bronze medal after finishing fourth in the women’s 200m individual medley final. Her team-mate Alicia Wilson finished last in eighth place.


Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury lost 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 10-7 against Croatia’ Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in the men’s doubles quarter-finals. Liam Broady also lost in the last eight, beaten by Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-1.


Luke Patience and Chris Grube finished third and eighth in the opening two men’s 470 races.

Emma Wilson was first in two of the women’s RS:X windsurfing races and, though disqualified in the third, remains first overall after nine races. Tom Squires got his first Olympic win in the men’s RS:X, and lies fifth with three races to go.

Giles Scott finished first in his two men’s Finn races, to move up to fourth overall, while Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell finished fourth and first in their two 49er races and are first overall after four races.

Thursday 289th July (Day 6)


Frazer Clarke reached the men’s super-heavyweight quarter-finals after beating Ukraine’s Tsotne Rogava via split decision (4/1). Charley-Sian Davison was beaten by China’s Chang Yuan in a unanimous points decision in the round of 16.

Canoe Slalom

Mallory Franklin won silver in the first ever Olympic women’s canoe slalom C1 event after finishing second behind Australia’s Jessica Fox.


Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte reached the men’s and women’s BMX racing semi-finals after finishing first and second respectively in their heats.


The Gadirova twins  Jessica and Jennifer  finished 10th and 13th respectively in the women’s all-around final, won by American Sunisa Lee.


Sam Ward scored twice as Great Britain’ men came from 2-0 behind to draw 2-2 against Netherlands and are through to the quarter-finals with a game to spare in Pool B. Netherlands beat Team GB’s women 1-0 though in their group game, thanks to a first-half penalty.


Vicky Thornley reached the final of the women’s single sculls after finishing second in her semi-finals.

Emily Craig and Imogen Grant finished fourth and missed out on a lightweight women’s double sculls medal by 0.01 seconds.

Rugby Sevens

Great Britain’s women began their rugby sevens campaign with a 14-12 win over the Russian Olympic Committee but lost their second group stage match 21-16 against New Zealand.


Emma Wilson is guaranteed at least a bronze medal in the women’s RS:X windsurfing after winning one of her three races of the day to place her second overall heading into Saturday’s medals race.

Giles Scott was in first place in the Finn class after two more race wins while Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell hung onto first place overall in the men’s 49er.

Team GB’s men’s and women’s 470 crews are both in second place overall after two races each during the day.

Anna Burnett and John Gimson won two of their three Nacra 17 races of the day and are also second overall.

Alison Young is eighth in the women’s Laser Radial and Elliot Hansen is 12th in the men’s Laser standings after two more races each.


Matthew Coward-Holley won bronze in the men’s trap final after finishing third and only missed out by a shot on a gold medal play-off.


Great Britain’s mixed 4 x 100m medley team qualified fastest for the final with an Olympic record time of 3:38.75. Duncan Scott is through to men’s 200m individual medley final after finishing second quickest over the semi-finals with a time of 1:56.69. Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood are both through to the women’s 200m breaststroke final after finishing third and fourth respectively in their semi-finals.Luke Greenbank is through to the men’s 200m Backstroke final after finishing top in his semi-finals with a time of 1:54.98. His team-mate Paul Brodie Williams came last in his semi-finals. Anna Hopkin qualified for the women’s 100m freestyle final after finishing fourth in the second semi-finals with a time of 53.11 but Freya Anderson is out after finishing sixth in the first semi-finals.

Olympic debutant James Wilby failed to make the podium in the men’s 200m breaststroke final after finishing sixth. Alys Thomas finished seventh in the women’s 200m butterfly final on her Olympic debut.

James Guy pulled out of the men’s 100m butterfly heats, in which Jacob Peters finished sixth in his heat and missed a place in the semi-finals. Cassie Wild also missed out on a place in the women’s 200m backstroke semi-finals after finishing seventh in her heat.

Friday July 30th (Day 7)

Here’s the key points from day 7


The athletics started and Dina Asher-Smith cruised through behind the USA’s Teahna Daniels in the women’s 100m opening heat. Daryll Neita ran a personal best of 10.96 to qualify in second place in her preliminary-round heat and Asha Philip also finished second in her heat in 11.31.

Tom Gale made it to the men’s high jump final with a season’s best jump of 2.28m.

Jemma Reekie won her women’s 800m heat in one minute 59.97 seconds, while team-mates Keely Hodgkinson, who finished second in her heat, and Alex Bell, who was one of the fastest losers, also qualified.

Phil Norman and Zak Seddon exited the men’s steeplechase in the opening round after finishing 13th and 14th respectively in their heats. The GB squad of Cameron Chalmers, Zoey Clark, Emily Diamond and Lee Thompson qualified as a fastest loser for the final of the mixed 4x400m relay, setting a national record time of 3:11.95 in the process.

Sophie McKinna’s throw of 17.81m in the women’s shot put qualifying was the 17th best of the day and not enough to put her into the final. The British trio of Eilish McColgan, Jessica Judd and Amy-Eloise Markovic were eliminated in the heats of the women’s 5,000m, although Markovic’s time of 15:03.22 is a personal best.

In boxing, Pat McCormack was guaranteed a medal after beating Bobo Usmon Baturov to reach the men’s welterweight semi-finals. Ben Whittaker also reached the men’s light-heavy semi-finals and guaranteed himself an Olympic medal by defeating Brazil’s Keno Machado. Caroline Dubois defeated USA’s Rashida Ellis on points in the women’s light round of 16 and is through to the quarter-finals.


Beth Shriever won gold in the women’s BMX final. Kye Whyte claimed silver in the men’s BMX final and finished just behind the Netherlands’ Niek Kimmann. Whyte took his place in the final by winning the final heat.


Grace Reid qualified as a reserve for the semi-final of the Women’s 3m Springboard event with a score of 268.15, but Scarlett Mew Jensen was eliminated after scoring 243.25.


World number one Oliver Townend rode to an early lead in the first session of the dressage round of the equestrian eventing competition.


Team GB’s women went out of the Olympic tournament at the quarter-final stage after a 4-3 defeat in extra time against Australia.


Team GB picked up a bronze medal in the men’s eight final and were pipped to silver by Germany as New Zealand took gold.

Vicky Thornley finished fourth and just missed out on a bronze medal in the women’s single sculls final so all in all a poor display from the rowers.

 Rugby Sevens

After opening with a win and a defeat in Pool A, Team GB’s women defeated Kenya 31-0 to move into the top spot and then beat the USA 21-12 in the quarter-finals and will play France for a place in the final on Sat morning.


Olympic champions Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre remain second in the overall women’s 470 sailing standings after third-place finishes in Friday’s two races. Mills is aiming to become Britain’s most decorated female Olympic sailor by winning gold in Tokyo.

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell hold the lead in the men’s 49er class and claimed second and third place finishes in two of their three races on Friday – finishing fifth in the other – to stay top in the overall standings with 34 points and three races remaining before the medal race.

Luke Patience and Chris Grube sit second in the men’s 470 class standings after finishing fifth and10th in their two races on Friday. Ali Young is into Sunday’s Radial medal race after securing a top 10 spot.

Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey finished 14th and 16th in their eighth and ninth 49er FX races and now stand fourth overall.

Alison Young is 10th in the Laser Radial after 10 races and Elliot Hanson is 12th in the laser standings at the same stage after retiring from his race.


Duncan Scott claimed his third Tokyo medal with silver, finishing behind China’s gold medal winner Shun Wang in the men’s 200m individual medley final.

Luke Greenbank took bronze in the men’s 200m backstroke final after finishing behind the Russian Olympic Committee’s world champion Evgeny Rylov, who took gold with a new Olympic record.

Greenbank and Scott later returned to the pool as members of the 4x100m medley relay squad and set the second-fastest time with James Wilby and James Guy as GB qualified for the final. The women’s squad failed to qualify for their final, missing out by 0.42 of a second.

Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood finished sixth and seventh respectively in the women’s 200m breaststroke final while Anna Hopkin finished seventh in the women’s 100m freestyle. Hopkin did not swim in the 50m freestyle heats later in the day. In the men’s 50m freestyle, Ben Proud set the 13th fastest time in the heats to secure a place in the semi-finals.

GB’s Dan Jervis set the fifth-fastest time in the heats of the 1500m freestyle to guarantee a place in Sunday’s final.

Trampoline Gymnastics

Bryony Page won bronze to add to her silver medal in Rio in the women’s trampoline final, finishing behind China’s Zhu Xueying who picked up gold ahead of compatriot Liu Lingling.


Sat 30th July (Day 8)
Here’s the key points for Team GB on Day 8

Daryll Neita qualified for the women’s 100m final as a fastest loser with a time of 11.00 seconds in her semi-final on Saturday morning, the final Sat lunchtime.  Dina Asher-Smith finished third in her semi but a time of 11.05 seconds was not fast enough for a place in the final.  She later also withdrew from the 200m, the event in which she is the reigning world champion. Asha Philip also failed to qualify after finishing last in her semi.

In the men’s 100m heats, Zharnel Hughes led a trio of British qualifiers with a season’s best of 10.04 seconds. Chijindi Ujah finished third in Heat 7 in a time of 10.08 to qualify as of right. Reece Prescod finished fifth in his heat in 10.12secs – a season’s best – despite being investigated for a potential false start.

GB will have three finalists in the women’s 800m after Keely Hodgkinson and Jemma Reekie finished first and second in their respective semi-finals and Alex Bell qualified as a fastest loser in 1:58.83, the fastest time of the trio.

Tiffany Porter and Diamond League winner Cindy Sember both qualified for the women’s 100m hurdles semi-finals, while Harry Coppell advanced to the final of the men’s high jump.

Jess Turner qualified for the semi-finals of the women’s 400m hurdles, but Meghan Beesley and Jessie Knight both missed out. Elliot Giles and Daniel Rowden booked their places in the semis of the men’s 800m, while Oliver Dustin lost out in his bid to qualify.


Karriss Artingstall had to settle for bronze in the women’s featherweight after losing her semi-final to Japan’s Irie Sena on a 3-2 split decision. Lauren Price reached the semi-finals of the women’s middleweight with victory over Panama’s Atheyna Bylon, guaranteeing herself a medal.

Galal Yafai progressed to the quarter-finals of the men’s flyweight with a 3-2 split decision win over Zambia’s Patrick Chinyemba, but Luke McCormack lost in the men’s lightweight round of 16 to Cuban world champion Andy Cruz.


Charlotte Worthington placed fourth in her seeding run for the women’s BMX Freestyle, while Declan Brooks is seeded seventh after his initial run in the men’s event.

Rugby Sevens

Team GB missed out on a medal in the women’s rugby sevens after losing 26-19 to France in their semi-final, before being defeated 21-12 by Fiji in the bronze medal match.


Emma Wilson claimed a bronze in the women’s windsurfer RS:X by finishing second in the medal race, while Tom Squires finished 10th in the men’s equivalent to finish sixth overall.

Giles Scott won the second his two men’s Finn races and still leads the standings, while John Gimson and Anna Burnet held onto their second position in the Nacra17 programme, winning their last race of the day.

Going into Monday’s 49er medal races, Team GB’s men’s crew of Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell slipped from first to second overall after recording a best of sixth in their three outings. Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey sit in fifth in their standings.


Kirsty Hegarty and Matthew Coward Holley failed to get by the qualification round of the mixed team event in the trap shooting competition, while Seonaid McIntosh missed out at the same stage in the women’s 50m rifle three positions.


Team GB – Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Anna Hopkin – recovered from a slip at the start to take gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay, setting a new world record in the process. Meanwhile, Ben Proud secured his place in the men’s 50m freestyle finals after finishing third in his semi-final.


Team GB took gold in the mixed relay after an emphatic performance by Jess Learmonth, Jonnie Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee.

Sun 1st Aug (Day 9)

This was a good day for GB:


Zharnel Hughes set a season’s best time of 9.98 seconds to win his semi-final of the men’s 100m and qualify sixth fastest but then false-started and was disqualified from the final.

Chijindu Ujah’s time of 10.11 seconds in the semi-final saw him eliminated, while Reece Prescod was disqualified.

Elizabeth Bird finished fifth in her heat of the women’s 3,000m steeplechase to qualify for Thursday’s final as one of six fastest losers, however Aimee Pratt missed out after finishing 11th in her heat.

Abigail Irozuru produced a season’s best of 6.75m to qualify for the women’s long jump final, her jump the exact distance of the automatic qualifying mark.

Jazmin Sawyers’ mark of 6.62m also saw her advance as one of the top 12, but Lorraine Ugen could only manage 6.02m.

Tiffany Porter failed to qualify for the women’s 100m hurdles final, posting a time of 12.86 seconds. Cindy Sember was also unsuccessful, with a time of 12.76.

Daniel Rowden’s season’s best of of 1:44.35 saw him finish fifth in his 800m semi-final, a time that was not good enough to secure a place in the final.


Pat McCormack advanced to Tuesday’s men’s welterweight final after Irish semi-final opponent Aidan Walsh pulled out with an ankle injury. McCormack is now guaranteed at least a silver.

Benjamin Whittaker would also win at least silver after beating Imam Khataev 4-1 on points to reach the light-heavyweight final.

Frazer Clarke, the British boxing team captain, is also assured of a medal after advancing to the semi-finals in the men’s super heavyweight. Clarke advanced after quarter-final opponent Mourad Aliev was disqualified for use of the head.


Charlotte Worthington produced a stunning second run of 97.5 to win gold in the women’s BMX freestyle final. Worthington’s run included a backflip 360 – the first time this trick has been landed in women’s competition.


In the men’s BMX freestyle final, Declan Brooks won bronze with a second run that scored 90.8, improving from his first run score of 89.4.


GB lead the team event and are well-placed in the individual competition. Oliver Townend tops the individual standings, with Laura Collett third and Tom McEwen sixth.

The medals will be determined through the showjumping on Monday, GB will have a lead of 17.9 points to defend in the team competition.


Max Whitlock became the first man to defend the Olympic pommel horse title since 1980 when he scooped gold for GB with a score of 15.583.



GB’s men went out of the hockey tournament at the quarter-final stage, beaten 3-1 by India. Sam Ward scored GB’s goal.


Alison Young finished eighth in the medal race for the Women’s Laser Radial to place 10th overall.

Giles Scott finished the day with a nine-point lead in the men’s Finn class after winning one race and placing seventh in the other.

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre moved top after a strong showing on Sunday, finishing first and third in the day’s two races.

Luke Patience and Chris Grube dropped to fourth in the men’s 470 class standings after finishing ninth and sixth in Sunday’s races.

Anna Burnett and John Gimson remain second after Sunday’s three Nacra 17 races, with finishes of fifth, second and fourth.


The men’s 4x 100m medley team of Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott won silver in a European record time of 3:27.51. Peaty came in for James Wilby, who swam in the heats.

Benjamin Proud finished fifth in the men’s 50m freestyle final, with Daniel Jervis also fifth in the men’s 1500m freestyle.


Emily Godley finished seventh in the women’s 76kg category, topping the ‘B’ final. Godley’s total lift was 222kg.

Mon 2nd Aug (Day 10)

Laura Muir comfortably advanced through her 1500m heat, finishing second with the top six through automatically. Katie Snowden also advanced from the final heat, finishing sixth in a personal best time of 4:02.77. They will race in Wednesday’s semi-finals.

However, Revee Walcott-Nolan ran a PB of 4:06.23 in the second heat but agonisingly missed out – finishing seventh in her heat and missing out on being a fastest loser by one hundredth of a second.

In the women’s 200m, Beth Dobbin finished a creditable fifth in her semi-final after advancing comfortably from her heat. Her time, 22.78secs, was a season’s best and slightly better than her 22.85 in the semi.

Nick Miller qualified for Wednesday’s hammer final with the sixth longest throw in qualifying, registering 76.93m but compatriot Taylor Campbell finished 28th of the 31 entrants in qualifying.

No finalist in 400m hurdles.


Deborah Kerr won her quarter-final in the women’s kayak single 200m to advance into the semi-finals, but, in the same race, team-mate Emily Lewis was third and, with only two advancing, missed out by just five thousands of a second.

The semi-finals on Tuesday are composed of qualifiers from quarter-finals, as well as the competitors who finished in the top two in the earlier heats and so advanced without having to race again.


The British quartet of Kate Archibald, Laura Kenny, Elinor Barker and Josie Knight qualified second in the women’s team pursuit, behind Germany’s new world record time. Britain will face USA on Tuesday as they bid for a gold.

In the men’s team pursuit, Ethan Hayter, Ed Clancy, Ethan Vernon and Oliver Wood finished fourth and will face fastest qualifiers Denmark in the next round – the Danes having set a new Olympic record in their opening ride.


James Heatly and Jack Laugher safely advanced through qualifying in the men’s 3m springboard, finishing fourth and sixth with the top 18 advancing.

Heatly’s final dive was particularly impressive, a perfectly executed four-and-half somersaults that scored 96.9 – the joint second highest of the qualifying.


The British trio of Oliver Townend, Tom McEwen and Laura Collett scooped GB’s first eventing team gold since 1972 and all three riders qualified for the individual jumping final, in which McEwen won silver.


Jessica Gadirova finished sixth in the floor final, scoring 14 points, just 0.166 below the gymnasts tied for bronze. Her twin sister Jennifer, who came in as a reserve after Simone Biles withdrew, finished a place lower in seventh, scoring 13.233.


The day’s sailing was all postponed with insufficient wind speeds to create fair and competitive races. The Brits who had been set for action – including Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell in the Men’s 49er medal race and Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey in the Women’s 49er FX medal race will hope that better conditions enable racing tomorrow.

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre in the Women’s 470 and Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men’s Men’s 470 were also set to complete their final races before the medal races.


The defending champions secured their place in the women’s semi-finals as goalkeeper Maddie Hinch repeated her Rio 2016 heroics, saving all four of Spain’s attempts in a shootout as they won 2-0 following a 2-2 draw.


Emily Campbell won silver in the +87kg competition. Lying fourth after the first round, she lifted 161kg in the clean and jerk to grab a spot on the podium.

Day 11 (Tues 3rd Aug)

This was a good day for Team GB as it was their most successful day so far, as they won 8 medals and had a few close finishes as well.


Women’s 800m: Keely Hodgkinson took silver in the final but team-mate Jemma Reekie just missed out on a medal by finishing fourth. Men’s 1500m: James Hayward won his heat to guarantee himself a place in the semi-finals.  Jake Wightman is through after finishing third in his heat, while Josh Kerr also secured qualification.

Women’s 400m: Jodie Williams powered into the semi-finals after winning her heat. Amai Pipi also booked her place in the semis as one of the fastest losers, but Nicole Yeargin misses out after being disqualified for lane infringement. Men’s 200m: Adam Gemili pulled up with a hamstring injury after leaving the blocks in his men’s 200m heat, eventually finishing last in his heat, while Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake narrowly missed out on a fastest loser’s slot.

Triple Jump: Ben Williams failed to reach the triple jump finals,

Long Jump: Jazmin Sawyers finished eighth and Abigail Irozuru 11th in the women’s long jump final.


Men’s Welterweight: Pat McCormack won asilver medal after losing a hard-fought contest to Cuba’s Roniel Iglesias.

Men’s Flyweight: Galal Yafai is through to the semi-finals after defeating Cuba’s Yosvany Veitia by unanimous decision.

Women’s Lightweight: Caroline Dubois lost to Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee on a close split-decision in the quarter-finals.

No medals or close finishes in canoeing as our competitor finished 8th


Men’s Team Pursuit: Ryan Owens, Jack Carlin and Jason Kenny took silver in the final, while the Netherlands claimed gold.

Women’s team pursuit: Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Josie Knight and Neah Evans won silver in the final after Germany broke the world record to win gold.

Men’s Team Pursuit: Ed Clancy has withdrawn from the remainder of the Tokyo 2020 team pursuit competition as a result of an on-going back and sciatica issue.


Men’s 3m springboard final: Jack Laugher won bronze in the final finishing behind China’s Xie Siyi who took gold and compatriot Wang Zongyuan picked up silver. James Heatly finished in ninth place.


Men’s Finn: Giles Scott became a double gold medallist after retaining his title in brilliant fashion to take Great Britain’s’ gold medal tally to 13.

Men’s 49er: Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell won gold in the medal race in a thrilling finish, narrowly edging out Germany to win Great Britain’s first ever medal in this class.

Mixed Nacra 17: John Gimson and Anna Burnet secured silver in the mixed Nacra 17 class.

Women’s 49er FX: Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey missed out on a medal after finishing seventh in the medal race to end up sixth overall.

Day 12 (Weds 4th Aug)

Another good day for Team GB as they won another 5 medals in sailing, boxing,  skateboarding and equestrian.


Women’s 400m: Jodie Williams qualified for Friday’s final after clocking a personal best of 49.97 to finish second in her race, but Ama Pipi faded to finish seventh in her semi-final.

Women’s 1500m: Laura Muir finished second in her semi-final to qualify for Friday’s final. Katie Snowden exited the competition after finishing ninth in her race.

Women’s 3000m steeplechase: Elizabeth Bird set a national record of 9:19.68 as she finished ninth in the final.

Women’s heptathlon: Katarina Johnson-Thompson has withdrawn from the heptathlon after she pulled up injured in the 200m. Johnson-Thompson had been sitting in third going into the stage, having finished seventh-fastest in the 100m hurdles and then placing third in the high jump.

Men’s 110m hurdles: Andrew Pozzi qualified for Thursday’s final as a fastest loserMen’s hammer throw: Nick Miller finished sixth in the final with a season-best 78.15m


Men’s Light Heavyweight: Benjamin Whittaker won a silver medal after losing a hard-fought final against Cuba’s Arlen Lopez.

Men’s Super Heavyweight: Frazer Clarke won Olympic bronze after his semi-final contest against Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov ended in the third round due to a cut.


Men’s Kayak Single 200m: Liam Heath qualified for Thursday’s semi-finals with an Olympic-best time of 33.985 seconds.

Women’s Canoe Single 200m: Katie Reid made it through her heat, but failed to from her quarter-final, finishing fourth with only the top two going through.

Women’s Kayak Single 500m: Both British athletes progressed through their heats, but Deborah Kerr took a step further into Thursday’s semi-finals.


Women’s Keirin: Katy Marchant finished top of her repechage to book her place in the quarter-finals.

Men’s Team Pursuit: Ethan Hayter, Oliver Wood, Ethan Vernon and Charlie Tanfield secured seventh position for Team GB as they beat Switzerland in their placings final.

Men’s Sprint: Both Jack Carlin and Jason Kenny qualified for Thursday’s 1/8 finals.


Women’s 10m platform: Both Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini Sireix qualified for Thursday’s semi-final by finishing seventh and tenth in the preliminary round.


Individual Show Jumping: Ben Maher won show jumping gold aboard Explosion W by 17 hundredths of a second. Scott Brash finished seventh while Harry Charles retired.


Women: Mel Reid and Jodi Ewart Shadoff sit joint 41st and joint 47th respectively after carding two and three over in the first round.


Women: Team GB were beaten 5-1 by Netherlands in the semi-final. They will now compete for the bronze medal on Friday against India.


470 men: Team GB’s Luke Patience and Chris Grube finished eighth in the medal’s race, securing them a fifth-place finish overall.

470 women: Team GB’s Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre won gold as their fifth-place finish in the medals race was enough to hold off silver medallists Poland.


Women’s Park: Sky Brown became Team GB’s youngest-ever summer Olympic medal winner as she won bronze aged 13 years and 23 days. Team-mate Bombette Martin failed to advance past the prelims.


Sport Climbing

Women’s Combined: Shauna Coxsey missed out on a place in the event’s inaugural final, placing 13th in qualification.


Women’s 10km: Alice Dearing finished 19th out of 25 athletes as GB came nowhere .

Thurs 5th Aug (Day 13)

This wasn’t as good a day for GB but they still collected 3 medals:


Women’s pole vault: Holly Bradshaw won bronze in the final to claim Great Britain’s first-ever pole vault Olympic medal.

Men’s 1500m: Jake Wightman qualified for Saturday’s final after finishing first in his semi-final with a season’s best time of 3:33.48. Josh Kerr and Jake Heyward also progressed after finishing third and sixth in their respective semi-final races.

Women 4x400m relay: Emily Diamond, Zoey Clark, Laviai Nielsen and Nicole Yeargin finished third in their heat and qualified for Saturday’s final with a season best time of 3:23.99.

Men’s 20km walk: Callum Wilkinson finished tenth in the final, while Tom Bosworth finished 25th.

Men’s 4x100m relay: The GB squad claimed a place in the final with a time of 38.02 seconds, which made the quartet of Chijindu Ugah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake fifth-fastest qualifiers.

Women’s 4x100m relay: The GB squad, boosted by the return to action of Dina Asher-Smith, won their first-round heat and set a new British record of 41.55 seconds with Daryll Neita, Asha Philip and Imani Lansiquot also featuring.

Men’s 110m hurdles: Andrew Pozzi, in his third Olympic Games, finished seventh in the final in a time of 13.30 seconds.

Women’s high jump: Morgan Lake qualified for Saturday’s final, setting a mark of 1.95m but Emily Borthwick narrowly missed out, despite posting a personal best of 1.93m.


Men’s flyweight: Galal Yafai produced an incredible semi-final performance by defeating Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov on points to reach the gold medal final on Saturday morning.


Women’s kayak single 500m: Deborah Kerr exited the competition by finishing last in her semi-final.

Men’s kayak 200m: Liam Heath set the fastest time – 3:39.985 in the semi-finals and went on to claim a bronze medal in the final.


Men’s omnium: Matthew Walts won gold with 153 points and was crowned Olympic champion on his debut, earning Team GB’s first track cycling gold medal at the Tokyo Games.

Men’s sprint: Jack Carlin advanced to the semi-finals after beating Germany’s Maximilian Levy in the third heat of the quarter-finals. Carlin beat Sebastien Vigier of France earlier to qualify for the quarter-finals. Jason Kenny was eliminated after losing against the Dutchman Harrie Layreysen in the best of three in the quarter-finals.

Women’s keirin: Katy Marchant missed out on a semi-final place after falling down in the quarter-final and finishing fifth.

Women’s canoe single 500m: Deborah Kerr was eliminated at the semi-final stage.


Women’s 10m platform: The British pair Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix and Lois Toulson finished seventh and ninth in the final after qualifying eighth and ninth in the semi-final.


Women’s individual stroke play: Jodi Ewart Shadoff finished T34 and Mel Reid finished T53 in the second round.

Modern pentathlon

Men’s individual: Joseph Choong finished in top place in the fencing ranking round with 250 points, while team-mate James Cooke finished with 208 points in 16th place.

Women individual: Kate French finished sixth in the fencing ranking round with 220 points and team-mate Joanna Muir finished 33rd with 178 points.


Marathon swimming: Hector Pardoe was forced to retire from the event after being hit in the eye by a stray elbow from a fellow competitor.

Fri Aug 6th (Day 14)

This was a very good day for team GB:


Men’s 4x100m relay: The British team claimed silver, their first podium finish in the event since Athens 2004, but were beaten on the finish line by Italy.

Women’s 4x100m relay: The British team got off to a rocky start but recovered well to finish third and win bronze , repeating their achievement from Rio five years ago.

Women’s 1500m: Setting a new British record, Laura Muir ran a brilliant race to finish in the silver medal position.

Women’s 400m: Jodie Williams finished in sixth place in the final, matching the personal best she had set in the semi-final.

Men’s 4x400m relay: The British quartet could only manage sixth place in their heat and failed to qualify for the final.

Men’s 5,000m Andrew Butchart finished 11th in the final with a time of 13:09.97.


Women’s middleweight: Lauren Price secured a place in Sunday’s final with a 3-2 split decision over Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands.


Women’s Madison: Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald dominated the race, winning the event’s debut gold medal. Kenny is now the first British woman to win golds at three different Olympics.

Men’s Sprint: Jack Carlin claimed bronze in the third-place race, beating Denis Dmitriev in two straight races.

Women’s Sprint: Katy Marchant qualified eighth fastest for the women’s sprint last 32 in a time of 10.495 seconds before beating Hong Kong’s Lee Wai-sze to make Saturday’s round of 16 races.


Men’s 10m platform: Tom Daley qualified comfortably for the semi-finals, posting two scores over 90 on his way to a fourth-placed finish, but Noah Williams failed to qualify.


Jumping Team: Team GB qualified in seventh for Saturday’s final.


Women’s individual stroke play: Jodi Ewart Shadoff sits joint 34th and Mel Reid joint 56th after the third round, with the pair carding -1 and +5 respectively.


Women: Team GB beat India 4-3 to win the bronze medal, with Elena Sian Rayer, Sarah Robertson, Hollie Pearne-Webb and Grace Balsdon scoring the goals.

Modern Pentathlon

Women: Kate French produced a stunning performance, moving up from fifth place entering the Laser Run, to claim gold in the women’s modern pentathlon. Joanna Muir finished fourteenth overall.

Sat 7th Aug (Day 15)


Men’s 1500m: Josh Kerr pushed through in the final lap to win bronze with a personal best of 3:29.05. Jake Heyward and Jake Wightman finished 9th and 10th respectively.

Women’s 10,000m: Eilish McColgan took ninth in the final with a time of 31:04.46, with Jessica Judd placing in 17th.

Women’s marathon: Stephanie Daviswas GB’s best finisher, finishing 39th with a time of 2:36.33, while Steph Twell and Jess Piasecki finished 68th and 71st respectively.


Men’s flyweight: Galal Yafei took gold for GB, beating Carlo Palaam of the Philippines on a 4-1 split decision.


Men’s madison: Omnium champion Matt Walls won his second medal of the Games as he partnered Ethan Hayter to silver with a surging final sprint.

Men’s keirin: Jason Kenny and Jack Carlin both advanced to Sunday’s quarter-finals.

Women’s sprint: Katy Marchant lost her sprint quarter-final in two straight races to Hong Kong’s Lee Wai-sze.


Men’s 10m platform: Tom Daley won bronze to add to the earlier gold he won in the synchronised event


Women’s individual stroke play: Jodi Ewart Shadoff finished the event in joint 40th following a round of one over. Mel Reid carded -3 to finish in 55th position.

Modern pentathlon

Men: Joseph Choong fought off a final lap challenge from Egypt’s Ahmed Elgendy to win gold. Teammate Joseph Cooke finished the event in ninth.

Sun Aug 8th (Day 16)

This was the final day of a good Olympics despite the pandemic


Men’s marathon: Chris Thompson was the leading Brit, completing the course in 2:21:29 to finish 54th.Ben Connor and Callum Hawkins failed to finish.


Women’s middleweight: Lauren Price beat China’s Li Qian on a unanimous decision.


Women’s omnium: Laura Kenny ended on the track in a crash in the points race, but came back to win the tempo race. She then went out early in the elimination race and finished sixth overall despite winning the final points race.

Men’s keirin: Jason Kenny won the gold medal in the final, surprising the other riders by pushing off the front as the durney left the track. Jack Carlin, eliminated in the same semi-final as Kenny, finished eighth overall with second place in the B final.

Women’s sprint: Katy Marchant was second in her classification race to finish sixth overall in the event.

So in summary, I would say its been another great Olympics for Team GB as they finished 4th in the medal table after winning 22 gold medals, 21 silver and 22 bronze.

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