okyo Olympics 2021 – LIVE!
Team GB are sixth on the medals table with ten gold, ten silver and 12 bronze for a total of 32.
On Sunday Charlotte Worthington sensationally won gold in the inaugural women’s BMX park freestyle final while gymnast Max Whitlock also bagged top honours in the men’s pommel horse final.
GB also claimed silver in the 4x100m men’s medley relay to cap their best ever Games in the pool with eight medals. It was the second gold in Tokyo for Adam Peaty.
There is the chance for more glory as the equestrian eventers are looking good in both the team and individual categories.
World No 1 Oliver Townend and his teammates Laura Collett and Tom McEwen hold a huge lead of 17.9 penalties in the team event. Townend also heads the individual race for gold on 23.60, with a narrow advantage over Germany’s Julia Krajewski. Collett occupies the bronze medal position and McEwen is sixth.
Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey have an outside chance of a women’s 49er FX sailing race.
Weightlifter Emily Campbell is also in action in the women’s +87kg category. One of her competitors will be New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard, the first transgender athlete to compete in the Games. That begins at 11:50am.
Other highlights of Day Ten include the medal events in the women’s 100m hurdles, the men’s 3,000m steeplechase and the women’s team sprint in the velodrome.
Lamont Jacobs to BBC
“It is amazing, it is fantastic, it is a dream, Olympic champion in 100m I have no words.
“It is a gold medal, it is forever, I am very happy. Watching Gianmarco [Tamberi] was a massive boost, it is fantastic.
“My objective was to arrive in the final, was in the final, maximum concentration and run my line. It is fantastic for Italy, I think there is a big party like for the football.”
Team GB: Hockey
India beat Team GB men 3-1 to reach the semi-finals.
Great Britain are going home.
Tsimanouskaya ‘taken to airport against her wishes’
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday to get involved in her case after saying she had been removed from the national team and taken to Tokyo airport against her wishes over her criticism of national coaches.
“I am asking the International Olympic Committee for help,” Tsimanouskaya said in the video, posted on the Telegram channel of the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation, a group that supports athletes jailed or sidelined for their political views.
“There is pressure against me. They are trying to get me out of the country without my permission. I am asking the IOC to get involved.”
Gold, silver and bronze all ran PBs. Talk about stepping up when it counts.
All six men who finished ran under 10 seconds. Remarkable.
Fred Kerley of United States won the silver while Andre de Grasse of Canada took the bronze.
It’s GOLD for Lamont Jacobs!
What a night for Italy! Lamont Jacobs in 9.80seconds!
…and it’s Team GB’s Zharnel Hughes.
Here we go…
Right, we are seconds away from the men’s 100m final.
Matt Majendie in Tokyo
I’m not sure it’s possible for the jump events to have sold themselves better to a global audience than tonight. Often at the Diamond League events, athletes complain they can be second-class citizens.
But with the spotlight on them, they delivered some great drama. Rojas’ win was never in doubt but still incredibly impressive while Barshim and Tamberi agreed to share the gold, both of them celebrating after recovering from respective career-threatening injuries.
Now time for the 100m boys to deliver…
Two gold medals in high jump?
All a bit confusing as Tamberi of Italy and Barshim of Qatar are both screaming in celebration after officials have a short discussion.
Confirmation from Matt shortly.