IT’S set to be another golden morning on Day 11 in Tokyo as Team GB go on the medal charge.
We’ve a host of big names coming your way from Japan tonight, with Jazmin Sawyers and Abigail Irozuru going for gold in the long jump at 3am.
Josh Kerr goes in the 1500m, while Adam Gemili is set to star in the 200m heats.
After the track events, there’s gold medals on offer in the water as Team GB look to go fastest in various sailing and canoe disciplines.
And if that wasn’t enough, the evening action from Tokyo will see Laura Kenny and Jason Kenny back on the medal hunt.
Simone Biles also returns to action in the balance beam final, before Pat McCormack goes for glory in the men’s welterweight boxing final.
- Start times: Athletics from 1am, long jump final 2.50am, track cycling 6.30am
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There’s lots of GOLD medals up for grabs tomorrow:
Tuesday 3 August 01:00 – 04:35
- Men’s Triple Jump Qualifying Round
- Men’s 1500m, Round 1
- Women’s Javelin Throw Qualifying Round
- Women’s 400m, Round 1
- Women’s Long Jump Final
- Men’s 200m, Round 1
- Men’s 400m Hurdles Final
Tuesday 3 August 11:00 – 13:55
- Men’s 110m Hurdles, Round 1
- Men’s Shot Put Qualifying Round
- Men’s Pole Vault Final
- Men’s 5000m, Round 1
- Women’s Hammer Throw Final
- Men’s 200m Semi-finals
- Women’s 800m Final
- Women’s 200m Final
Tuesday August 3 – Men’s semi-finals
- Mexico vs Brazil
- Japan vs Spain
Olympic gold medalist from the 2008 Beijing Games, Henry Cejudo, has told gymnast Simone Biles to “check herself” after she withdrew from all but one event in Tokyo due to mental health.
The gold medalist freestyle wrestler said in a video posted to Twitter: “If you start to think that you’re the GOAT or the greatest of all time – then you’re gonna have to live it man.
“I think there’s time for a little bit of tough love.
“If she was my sister this is exactly what I would do. I would never say something that I wouldn’t say to my family, or even to me, because I believe that sometimes we need a little kick in the arse. We really do, man.
“What we need is for someone to tell us and check us that it’s every four years, in this situation five years, in order for you to go down as one of the greatest athletes of all time.”
GOING FOR GOLD
China have the most GOLD medals at the Tokyo Olympics!
Team GB only have 11 so far, but plenty of more medals to chase after in the coming days.
Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen won the gold medal in men’s badminton earlier today.
Here’s how he did it:
WOMEN’S POLE VAULT
Team USA’s Sandi Morris, who won silver in Rio 2016, will not be in the Tokyo 2020 final.
It looked like Morris pulled something in her left thigh on her second attempt at 4.55 during qualifying.
The American was left in tears, and although she attempted a third try, was not able to clear that height, leaving her on 4.40.
Therefore, Morris will be missing the final
Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn revealed that she trained on her own in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics before winning gold in the women’s 100m hurdles
Camacho-Quinn said: “It really means a lot.
“This year I trained really hard. I don’t have a training partner, I train by myself, so I gave it all I had and this is what I wanted for this year.
“I wanted to be a gold medallist and I got it. When I opened up [my season] and I saw where I was, I said to myself I might have a really fast year and I worked for it.
“I could not do it by myself – I needed the support from parents, family, coaches and my fans”
MEDAL TABLE UPDATE
Team GB are ranked sixth in the Tokyo Olympics’ medal table with a total of 35 honours.
Greece’s Miltos Tentoglou won the gold medal in the men’s long jump final.
Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn clinched first place in the women’s 100m hurdles.
Valarie Allman won the USA’s first track and field gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the women’s discus.
The Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan prevailed in the women’s 5,000m for the first part of a potential treble gold in Tokyo.
And Soufiane El Bakkali won Morocco’s first gold medal since Athens 2004 in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase
A joint-gold medal was awarded to both Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy and Mutaz Barshim of Qatar after the pair agreed to share it following a tie.
Both high jumpers missed three times to jump over 2.39 meters.
That was when they both decided to share the top honour.
Tamberi said: “Sharing with a friend is even more beautiful. It was just magical”
Team GB’s Tom McEwen takes home the silver from the equestrian event.
That is his second medal in Tokyo
Here is how Emily Campbell won the silver medal.
Campbell also made history by becoming the first British athlete to win an honour in the women’s weightlifting category:
Team GB won their first team gold medal after 49 years ahead of Australia.
Laura Collett, Tom McEwen and Oliver Townend secured Great Britain’s 11th gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
The three riders made their Olympic debut but delivered high-class displays.
McEwen also won the silver medal in the eventing individual competition
Team USA’s gymnast Simone Biles will compete on Tuesday’s women’s balance beam final.
USA Gymnastics announced: “We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow – Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!”
Biles had qualified for all four of the apparatus finals, scheduled for 1-3 August but eventually withdrew from all but balance beam to focus on her mental health.
The 24-year-old detailed her struggles in training with the “twisties,” a gymnastics term for when a gymnast’s body and mind seemingly stop working together, during an Instagram story.
Biles said: “My mind and body are simply not in sync. For anyone saying I quit. I didn’t quit.
“They’re not fun to deal with. It’s honestly petrifying trying to do a skill… not having your mind and body in sync”
Team GB weightlifter and Olympic silver medallist Emily Campbell is “thrilled” following her triumph.
Campbell told the BBC: “You want to perform your best but to put it out on this stage, I am thrilled.
“I said to the coaches ‘what’s just happened?’ That clean wasn’t a perfect clean, I had to fight to get under it. Once I get cleaned I know I am going to jerk it. I am lost for words right now.
“Thanks for believing in me. You can achieve anything you want to achieve. I picked up a barbell five years ago for the first time and now I am an Olympic silver medallist”
WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY
Team GB are through to the semi-finals after beating Spain in an exciting penalty shoot-out.
The two teams drew 2-2 and Britain won on penalties thanks to some amazing goalkeeping by Maddie Hinch.
The Brits won 2-0 and are now set to face the Netherlands in a repeat of the Rio final on Wednesday
China’s Li Wenwen wins the gold medal, just as expected.
Wenwen also sets a new Olympic record with a total of 283kg.
Team GB’s Emily Campbell wins silver whereas the bronze goes to Sarah Robles of the United States, who is coached by four-time Olympic medallist Pyrros Dimas
Team GB star Emily Campbell has just guaranteed herself a medal in the +87kg weightlifting.
Therefore, Campbell will become the first British female to win an Olympic weightlifting medal
Team GB are on the hunt for some more medals in the Tokyo Olympics.
Oliver Townend is second in the individual standings, with Tom McEwen third and Laura Collett following in fifth going into the final showjumping round
The 2020 Olympics are over for Laurel Hubbard.
Hubbard fails to register a successful lift in the snatch after one attempt at 120kg and two at 125kg.
The New Zealand star cups her hands into a heart shape, says ‘thank you’ down the camera and gets an applause on her way off stage.
China’s Li Wenwen leads the way and is the absolute favourite to win gold
Hubbard is back on stage for her third attempt at 125kg.
The New Zealand star, though, fails again…
Hubbard is left smiling on stage and thanking those in attendance, who have been backing the athlete’s efforts
Laurel Hubbard returns to the stage but fails to lift 125kg.
Hubbard lifted the weight over her head but was disqualified by the judges
Team GB’s Emily Jade Campbell moves to first place after lifting 122kg in the women’s weightlifting category.
Campbell succeeded on her third effort
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to make history at the Olympic Games by competing as an openly transgender athlete today.
Hubbard is ready to get on stage and start at the women’s 120kg category….
And the New Zealand star fails to lift the weight on her first effort!
Here’s what Team GB Equestrian hero has to say alongside Laura Collett and Tom McEwen as the trio won eventing gold for Team GB, with the individual event still to come:
“We’ve got another round to jump.
“So [we’ll] focus on that but there’ll be a big celebration and I don’t think it will be with a cup of tea and a biscuit.”