Tokyo Olympics: Laura Kenny and Laura Muir by way of and medals on the playing cards on day 10

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Laura Kenny’s bid to turn into Nice Britain’s most embellished feminine Olympian obtained off to a promising begin on a day that might ship extra medals for Crew GB in Tokyo.

A quartet of Kenny, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Josie Knight certified second quickest within the ladies’s group pursuit, behind solely Germany’s new world-record tempo.

Followers spoiled by early-morning gold rushes on the weekend have turn into used to waking as much as information of Crew GB success in Japan.

Laura Muir reached the 1500m semi-finals however a lot of the motion continues to be to unfold on day 10, with Britain properly positioned to assert medals in eventing.

One spherical of present leaping from 09:00 will resolve the group medals, with the main particular person contenders leaping once more at 12:45.

World primary Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen lead the group occasion, with Townend topping the person standings.

Britain have been additionally hoping to compete for podium locations within the crusing, however a scarcity of wind in Enoshima has seen each the ladies’s 49er FX and males’s 49er races postponed till Tuesday.

Twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova additionally compete within the ladies’s ground remaining, whereas Emily Campbell is aiming to turn into the primary British girl to win an Olympic weightlifting medal.

As the ultimate week of the Olympics rolls in it brings the beginning of the observe biking on the Izu Velodrome.

Kenny, trying to win gold for a 3rd successive Video games, was a part of the group pursuit quartet who set the world document in Rio 5 years in the past.

That mark remained till earlier on Monday when the German group set a blistering new world-leading goal of 4:07.307.

The GB 4 started their group pursuit defence in 4:09.022, which might have damaged their earlier document and was sufficient for second in qualifying.

It means they are going to race towards the USA within the first spherical on Tuesday.

Kenny already has 4 gold medals and will overtake Charlotte Dujardin, who has six medals, as Britain’s most embellished feminine Olympian at this Video games.

The 29-year-old can also be set to compete within the omnium and madison this week.

Muir ‘extra ready than ever’

Muir clocked 4 minutes 3.89 seconds to end second in her 1500m warmth and attain the semi-finals, saying she felt “extra ready than ever”.

GB team-mate Katie Snowden additionally progressed in 4:02.77 however Revee Walcott-Nolan got here seventh to overlook out.

In the meantime, Britain’s Nick Miller made the hammer remaining and Deborah Kerr certified for the ladies’s kayak single 200m semi-finals.

There have been gold medals available in athletics early on Monday.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn gained Puerto Rico’s first Olympic observe and subject gold medal, topping the rostrum within the ladies’s 100m hurdles in a time of 12.37 seconds.

Greece’s Miltiadis Tentoglou used his final effort to leap 8.41m and take the lengthy leap title, edging Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria by advantage of his second-best leap on the day being longer than that of his opponent.

What’s developing on Monday?

  • Eventing: Crew GB go for gold in group and particular person occasions (09:00)
  • Gymnastics: GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova compete in ladies’s ground remaining (09:57)
  • Athletics: Crew GB’s Beth Dobbin will run within the 200m semi-finals (11:25 BST)
  • Weightlifting: GB’s Emily Campbell competes within the ladies’s +87kg (11:50)
  • Hockey: Britain face Spain within the ladies’s quarter-finals (13:00)

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