Tokyo Olympics: Sky Brown turns into GB’s youngest medallist, plus crusing and boxing success

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Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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13-year-old Sky Brown earned a momentous skateboarding bronze to grow to be Nice Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist as extra success adopted in crusing and boxing for Crew GB on Wednesday.

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre clinched gold within the 470 class, making Mills probably the most profitable feminine Olympic sailor of all-time after her gold in Rio 5 years in the past and silver at London 2012.

Ben Whittaker additionally continued Crew GB’s spectacular boxing marketing campaign with a males’s light-heavyweight silver medal after Frazer Clarke took bronze within the males’s super-heavyweight division.

With six medals assured in Tokyo that is Britain’s most profitable Olympics within the boxing ring since 1920, when simply 12 nations took half.

Brown, born a month earlier than the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, fell on her first two runs within the girls’s park skateboarding remaining earlier than posting a score of 56.47 to make the podium.

{The teenager} replaces Sarah Hardcastle as Britain’s youngest summer time Video games medal winner – the swimmer was aged 15 years and 113 days when she received silver and bronze in Los Angeles on the 1984 Olympics.

At 13 years and 23 days, Brown additionally breaks Margery Hinton’s 93-year-old file because the nation’s youngest competitor and claims Crew GB’s first skateboarding medal into the discount.

World champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson made a mixed start to her heptathlon campaign to take a seat third after two occasions and the British athlete is again in motion afterward Wednesday with the shot put and 200m.

In the meantime, the GB girls’s hockey staff noticed their title defence come to an finish as they lost 5-1 in their semi-final in opposition to the Netherlands in sweltering situations at Oi Hockey Stadium.

They’ll have an opportunity to go for bronze in opposition to the losers of Argentina versus India.

Andrew Pozzi reached Thursday’s males’s 110m hurdles remaining, together with his fourth-placed end within the semi-finals sufficient to see the Briton by.

Alice Dearing, 24, made historical past as the primary black swimmer to symbolize Britain at an Olympics, ending nineteenth within the girls’s 10km marathon occasion.

American Sydney McLaughlin reeled in rival Dalilah Muhammad to win gold in a really quick girls’s 400m hurdles – and broke her personal world file within the course of.

Brown makes historical past in Tokyo

Brown beat the earlier file of Crew GB’s youngest Olympic medal winner by greater than two years whereas additionally changing into the youngest competitor at a summer time Video games for her nation.

Hinton was 13 years and 44 days when she swam on the Amsterdam Video games in 1928 and that landmark stood for nearly a century.

Till Wednesday, that’s, when Brown – 19 days youthful – started her girls’s park skateboarding marketing campaign at Ariake City Sports activities Park.

Had the Video games not been postponed by a 12 months, Brown would have lowered that summer time file additional, although determine skater Cecilia Colledge retains the general accolade for Britain – she entered the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid aged 11.

Brown certified for the ultimate however fell throughout her opening two runs to arrange a tense remaining try.

However the Japan-born teenager – who had a heavy fall in coaching final 12 months that noticed her fracture her cranium, break her left arm and wrist and endure lacerations to her coronary heart and lungs – delivered a rating of 56.47 to climb into the bronze-medal place.

“That is unbelievable. It feels unreal, I am so comfortable to be right here, I am blessed,” stated Brown, who added she would now “hang around with buddies and get together”.

“I used to be positively bumped, I fell twice, that made the final run really feel even higher. All the women are ripping it, it was insane, it was a super-sick remaining.”

Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi, 19, received gold with a finest rating of 60.09, whereas 12-year-old compatriot Kokona Hiraki claimed silver with 59.04.

Mills provides to medal haul

Britain’s stellar Olympics continued on the water, with Mills and McIntyre’s success taking the nation’s crusing medal tally to 5, of which three of these are gold.

The GB pair completed fifth within the 470 medal race, however their earlier performances meant it was sufficient to carry off silver medallists Poland and France in bronze.

Their celebrations had been placed on ice briefly after a protest was lodged by bronze-medallists France.

However 33-year-old Mills, one in all Crew GB’s flag bearers on the opening ceremony, didn’t have to attend lengthy to have her third Olympic medal confirmed.

McIntyre, in the meantime, follows within the footsteps of her father, Mike, who received gold within the star class at Seoul in 1988.

Earlier, Britain’s Chris Grube and Luke Endurance completed fifth general within the males’s 470.

Boxing success continues for Crew GB

Whittaker stated his ambitions earlier than Tokyo 2020 had been to say Olympic success and grow to be the mayor of Wolverhampton.

His ceremonial goals are but to be decided, however the 24-year-old returns house draped in Olympic silverware after being edged out of gold by Cuba’s Arlen Lopez.

Whittaker misplaced the light-heavyweight remaining on a cut up resolution as Lopez added the title to the middleweight gold he received at Rio 2016.

“You do not win silver, you lose gold,” stated an emotional Whittaker. “I am very disillusioned with myself, I did not carry out properly. After all, he is a category operator – two-time Olympic gold medallist now however I am very disillusioned. I really feel like a failure.

“Wolverhampton’s mayor, bless him, did somewhat video for me wishing me luck, he stated that if I get the gold, I get the chain – I did not get the gold so he can maintain it for a bit.”

Whittaker’s silver got here shortly after Clarke took a super-heavyweight bronze.

The 29-year-old was stopped in his semi-final in opposition to Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jaloolov after a lower he suffered within the earlier spherical reopened above his eye.

“It isn’t the fairytale that I wished however I am pleased with myself,” Clarke informed BBC Sport. “I am gutted I did not do some bit extra however I am an Olympic bronze medallist.

“I am wholesome and I have been to the Olympic Video games. I am unable to ask for something extra.”

Britain have already assured two additional medals, with Galal Yafai within the flyweight semi-finals on Thursday earlier than Lauren Worth’s middleweight semi-final bout on Friday.

What’s arising?

  • Monitor Biking: Jason Kenny will get underneath method within the males’s dash (from 07:30 BST)
  • Climbing: Shauna Coxsey within the girls’s mixed occasion (from 09:00 BST)
  • Showjumping: Ben Maher, Harry Charles and Scott Brash are within the particular person occasion (from 11:00 BST)

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