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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 3 LIVE RESULTS: Gold rush as Peaty and Daley triumph, Lauren Williams takes silver

WE’RE off the mark!

Tom Daley and Matty Lee have clinched GOLD in the men’s 10-metre synchronised diving after a nervous wait to find out if they have won.

The pair nailed their final dive and just edged out the defending champions China.

And then Tom Pidcock romped to gold in the men’s mountain biking in a totally dominant performance.

Adam Peaty earlier won Team GB’s first gold medal of the Tokyo games after breezing through the 100m breaststroke.

Lauren Williams was so close to clinching gold in the women’s Taekwondo but was agonisingly defeated by her Croatian opponent.

Meanwhile Alex Yee has picked up the silver in the triathlon at the age of 23 after being edged out by outstanding Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt.

And Team GB have triumphed in both their men’s rugby sevens, as well as men’s and women’s and hockey matches.


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  • MEDAL TABLE

    Here’s a look at the Tokyo 2020 medal table at the end of Day Three of action.

    Hosts Japan have continued their excellent start to the Games to top the table with eight golds, followed by the USA and China who have won seven and six golds respectively.

    Team GB’s Magic Monday gold rush means they storm up the medal table to fifth position, behind the Russian Olympic Committee.

  • PROTESTS

    Germany’s Olympic women’s gymnastic team are wearing full-body suits in protest against “sexualisation” in the sport, JOSHUA MBU reports.

    The suits – which were in fact worn in their gymnastic qualifications on Sunday – cover the legs to the ankle.

    They are considerably less revealing that the suits worn by other competitors.

    FULL STORY

  • YEE-HAW

    Team GB silver medallist in the Triathlon Alex Yee took to social media to encourage people to dare to dream following his success at Tokyo 2020.

  • MAGIC MONDAY RECAP

    What a day it’s been for Team GB who secured their first three gold medals of Tokyo 2020 within hours of each other.

    Adam Peaty kicked things off by defending his title from Rio 2016 with gold in the men’s 100m breast stroke in the early hours of the morning.

    Then came the diving.

    Tom Daley secured his first ever gold medal at his fourth Olympic Games by narrowly winning the men’s 10m synchro event with partner Matty Lee, beating China by 471.81 points to 470.58.

    Just 26 minutes later there was a third gold medal for Team GB as Tom Piddock stormed home to win the men’s cross-country mountain bike event.

    Things could have been even better for Team GB but Lauren Williams was denied gold with ten seconds left of her -67kg Taekwondo match to pick up silver and Alex Yee also picked up an impressive silver in the Triathlon.

    It’s been quite a Monday for Team GB as they shot up the medal table and currently occupy fifth position.

  • BACK AND FORTH

    Check out this incredible rally in the first ever mixed doubles gold medal match at the Olympic Games

    Mizutani Jun and Ito Mima of Japan secured the gold medal by beating Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen of China by four sets to three.

    Try and keep up with this one!

  • MISFIRING MURRAY

    Frustrated Jamie Murray bombed out early of the men’s doubles for the FOURTH time in 13 years, ROB MAUL reports.

    The elder Murray brother has been desperate to add an Olympic medal of any description to go alongside his many Grand Slam crowns.

    Yet the Scot lost with his younger brother Andy in the second round in Beijing 2008, first round in London 2012 and then the first round five years ago in Rio.

    And now in Tokyo he was sent packing with Scouser Neal Skupski from the second round following a 6-3 6-4 defeat to a Japanese scratch team of Kei Nishikori and Ben McLachlan.

    FULL STORY

  • NO-SHOW

    There was drama in the Judo earlier this morning as Mohamed Abdalrasool of Sudan weighed in for his -73kg bout with Israel’s Tohar Butbul, but did not turn up for the fight.

    Abdalrasool is the second fighter at Tokyo 2020 to pull out of the men’s Judo, with Algeria’s Fethi Nourine also withdrawing from the event due to the possibility of facing Tohar Butbul.

    The Algerian fighter later revealed he pulled out of the fight in support of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, with Nourine also withdrawing from the 2019 World Championships for the same reason.

    No official announcement has been made for Mohamed Abdalrasool’s withdrawal as of yet, but the 28-year-old forfeited his place at the games for failing to appear for his bout with the world number seven ranked Tohar Butbul.

  • MAX REACTS

    Here are the thoughts of Max Whitlock after Team GB finished fourth in the mens team Gymnastics:

    “Coming in we knew we were kind of around [the] top five teams.

    “We knew that that potential was there but we knew it would take a lot to break into the medal positions.

    “China, Japan and Russia are incredible, they’ve shown that through the whole cycle up to these Olympic Games.

    “But for us like James [Hall] said we just wanted to go out, we had high risk we tried big routines, we tried to go all out.

    “I think we can look back and be really proud and fourth place yeah it’s hard because it’s just outside the medals but actually it’s something to be really proud of.”

  • JAPAN WIN GOLD

    The FIRST EVER gold medal in the table tennis mixed doubles goes the way of the hosts.

    Mizutani Jun and Ito Mima of Japan secured the gold medal by beating Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen of China by four sets to three.

  • “IT’S NOT ENOUGH”

    Despite an excellent silver medal for Team GB in the women’s -67kg Taekwondo, Lauren Williams came to Tokyo for gold:

    “It’s not enough. I know it’s not enough, I had her with ten seconds to go.

    “I messed up, I made a mistake and it’s on me.”

  • HEARTBREAK

    Team GB’s Lauren Williams is beaten in the final ten seconds by Croatia’s Matea Jelic in the gold medal match of the women’s -67kg Taekwondo.

  • RECAP

    It’s also been a good day for Team GB in the men’s rugby sevens event.

    A 24-0 victory over Canada early this morning was followed by an easy 34-0 win over Japan, firing GB to the top of Pool B level on points with reigning Olympic Champions Fiji.

    The two wins secured Team GB’s progress to the quarter-finals before their final pool game against Fiji.

  • DALEY GETS HIS GOLD

    Team GB’s Tom Daley can finally call himself an Olympic Champion at his fourth games after winning the men’s 10m synchronised diving event alongside partner Matty Lee.

    Daley and Lee posted a score of 471.81 to secure gold, beating the 470.58 scored by Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen of China.

    The Russian Olympic Committee took the last place on the podium, posting a much lower score of 439.92

  • UNLUCKY LAUREN

    Lauren Williams came within 10 SECONDS of Olympic taekwondo gold at the end of a Magical Monday for Team GB, DYLAN TERRY reports.

    The Welshwoman was so close to becoming just the second taekwondo Olympic champion for Britain – and winning a fourth gold medal on day three of these Games – but was pipped in the closing seconds by Croatian Matea Jelic.

    FULL STORY

  • LAUREN LOOKS BACK

    Team GB’s Lauren Williams reacts to winning silver in the women’s -67kg Taekwondo final:

    “I didn’t go out there to lose I went out there to win and I can pretty confidently say I tried my best in that situation but it’s been happening all day.

    “I’m very happy with how I performed all day, it’s just a shame she got it in the last ten [seconds] but [an] Olympic silver medal it’s not bad is it?”

  • RUSSIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE WIN GOLD

    An excellent men’s gymnastics team final comes to an end.

    The Russian Olympic Committee take home gold with a final tally of 262.500.

    Japan secure a brilliant second with 262.397 with China third after scoring 261.894.

    A valiant effort by Team GB sees Max Whitlock and Co. finish fourth with a score of 255.760, ahead of the USA in fifth.

    It’s a brilliant performance by Team GB but the Russians, Japanese and Chinese were the best three teams on the day and deservedly take home the medals.

  • SILVER FOR WILLIAMS

    Heartbreak for Lauren Williams as she goes down 25-22 in the women’s -67kg Taekwondo final.

    Williams was leading the bout until the final seconds but was hit with a kick to the head and docked a point for falling to the floor.

    She loses to the Croatian European Champion by three points but picks up a brilliant silver medal.

  • CLOSING IN

    Kick to the trunk from Williams, and then another!

    Jelic then takes a tumble and is docked a point!

    Williams leads 18-13 with 30 seconds left!

  • THIRD AND FINAL ROUND

    Jelic lands the first blow of the third with a punch to the body.

    Both fighters then land kicks to the trunks.

    It’s 13-12 to Jelic with 1minute 30secs left of the third.

    This is getting seriously tense…

  • END OF THE SECOND

    Nothing to split the fighters after two rounds.

    It’s 10-10 with one round left to go in this women’s -67kg gold medal match.

    This is still anyone’s fight.

  • SECOND ROUND

    Each fighter lands a kick to the head for three points a-piece.

    Jelic is then docked a point but her coach submits a video review for the judges to look at.

    He doesn’t think his fighter pulled Williams.

    It’s an unsuccessful review though.

    Williams leads 9-7 with 1minute 30secs left of the second.

  • END OF THE FIRST

    Williams takes a kick to the body but replies with a punch to the body and a kick to the head.

    She’s then penalised for a pull on Jelic that gives her opponent another points.

    It’s been an incredibly tense affair so far.

    Williams leads 5-4 one third of the way through the bout.

  • FIRST ROUND

    Both fighters are out the blocks first but it’s Jelic who strikes first as Williams falls to the ground and is docked a point.

    Williams picks up the first scoring shot though as she picks up a point with a punch to the chest.

    One minute left to go in the first with the score currently 1-1.

  • HERE SHE COMES

    Team GB’s Lauren Williams and Matea Jelic of Croatia make their way into the Taekwondo arena for their gold medal match.

    Jelic beat Williams in their most recent bout but anything can happen in an Olympic final.

    Don’t go anywhere, we could be seeing another Team GB gold medal in a matter of moments!

  • WILLIAMS EYEING WIN

    Team GB’s Lauren Williams could make Magic Monday even better for Great Britain in the next 20 minutes.

    She’s guaranteed a silver medal but is about to compete for the gold in the women’s -67kg Taekwondo event.

    The 22-year-old is a three-time European champion but is making her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 after a background in kickboxing.

    She’s up against Matea Jelic of Croatia and their bout will get underway and shortly.

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