Tokyo Olympics: Golds for GB pentathlete Joe Choong & boxer Galal Yafai, biking silver, Tom Daley and Josh Kerr bronzes

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Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Pentathlete Joe Choong received Nice Britain’s twentieth gold medal of the Tokyo Video games after boxer Galal Yafai grew to become an Olympic flyweight champion on Saturday.

Choong adopted Kate French’s victory on Friday within the ladies’s occasion by changing into the primary British man to win particular person fashionable pentathlon gold.

Josh Kerr in the 1500m and diver Tom Daley received bronzes, with silver for cyclists Matt Walls and Ethan Hayter.

Group GB are fifth within the medal desk with sooner or later remaining.

They’ve received 63 medals in complete, the identical because the Russian Olympic Committee who’ve received extra silvers. Australia are in sixth place.

Daley’s bronze within the males’s 10m platform was his second medal in Tokyo and got here two hours after Yafai received his gold.

Partitions, the boys’s omnium champion in Tokyo, collected one other medal within the velodrome – this time alongside madison companion Hayter.

Kerr claimed Britain’s first males’s Olympic 1500m medal since Peter Elliott’s silver in Seoul 33 years in the past.

The US’ victory within the 4x400m ladies’s relay meant Allyson Felix is now the nation’s most embellished monitor and subject athlete, an eleventh Olympic medal taking her previous dash and lengthy bounce nice Carl Lewis.

Olympic medal table

How are GB doing?

Simon Gleave, head of sports activities evaluation, Nielsen Gracenote:

“Nice Britain have ended the penultimate day of Tokyo 2020 with 63 medals, another than at this stage at London 2012 and three fewer than Rio 2016 after 15 days. The 20 gold medals are seven behind Rio and eight behind London. The ultimate day in Rio delivered Joseph Joyce’s boxing silver medal. In London, Anthony Joshua received boxing gold on the final day amongst three medals.

“This yr although, there are monitor biking occasions on the final day with Jack Carlin and Laura Kenny as strongest potential medallists. As well as, Group GB have a assured sixty fourth medal from Lauren Value and Callum Hawkins amongst the very best marathon runners.”

On Nice Britain v ROC for fourth place:

“As anticipated, ROC received three gold medals to overhaul Nice Britain on the medal desk on day 15. Each have 20 gold medals however ROC have received 5 extra silvers. On Sunday, ROC have two alternatives to win golds – in rhythmic gymnastics and handball. Russia received each of those occasions on the final Olympic Video games and are favourites to win each once more. To complete fourth on the medal desk, Nice Britain most likely must win two gold medals on Sunday and hope that ROC don’t win each of those occasions.”

Clear sweep within the pentathlon

Perhaps it was written within the stars for Choong as he powered to a historic fashionable pentathlon triumph.

The 2019 world champion led going into the fourth occasion, equestrian, the place riders are randomly paired with horses, and he drew Clntino, simply as French had on Friday.

Choong maintained his lead, and saved his composure within the last laser run to seal a memorable GB double.

“To be trustworthy, I simply did not need Kate to have all of the limelight,” joked the 26-year-old from Kent, who was tenth at Rio 2016.

“I’ve at all times stated I wished to be the very best on this planet. That is actually a dream come true.

“I pulled myself collectively and this time I’ve nailed it.”

Double delight for Daley

At Rio 2016, Daley was heartbroken after bombing out of the men’s 10m platform semi-finals.

5 years later, he certified fourth for the ultimate in Tokyo behind Chinese language pair Cao Yuan and Yang Jian, and Aleksandr Bondar of the Russian Olympic Committee.

The 27-year-old, who won gold in the synchronised event with Matty Lee, led the competitors via the midway level and was assured his second medal of the Video games after his last try, with the trio who completed above him within the semi-finals nonetheless to dive.

Bondar was too far behind to problem, and although Cao and Yang took gold and silver respectively, Daley wrote his title within the historical past books as the primary British diver to safe 4 Olympic medals.

Daley reached two finals on his Olympic debut, aged 13, on the 2008 Video games and received his first Olympic medal at London 2012 – a bronze within the 10m platform.

4 years later, it was one other bronze, this time within the synchronised occasion alongside Daniel Goodfellow.

Twice a person world champion, Daley lastly ended a long wait for Olympic gold alongside Lee in an emotional and nerve-filled males’s synchronised 10m platform last final week.

Second time fortunate for Yafai

Former automobile manufacturing unit employee Yafai was decided to persevere together with his Olympic dream after his defeat by Cuba’s Joahnys Argilagos within the second spherical at Rio 2016.

Since then, the 28-year-old has loved a gentle stream of medals, successful silver on the 2017 Europeans, gold on the 2018 Commonwealths and bronze on the 2019 European Video games.

The Birmingham fighter, whose brothers Gamal and Kal are each skilled boxers, claimed his greatest title of all and Nice Britain’s fifth boxing medal of a assured six in Tokyo with a 4-1 factors resolution victory over Paalam on the Kokugikan Area.

Bronze medals have already been secured by Kariss Artingstall and Frazer Clarke, whereas Pat McCormack and Ben Whittaker received silver.

With Lauren Value assured not less than a silver and GB’s sixth boxing medal of the Video games in Sunday’s middleweight last, Tokyo 2020 will probably be Britain’s most profitable Olympics within the boxing ring since 1920.

Partitions and Hayter add second madison medal

Matt Walls and Ethan Hayter

Matt Partitions and Ethan Hayter’s madison silver marks a sixth medal on the biking monitor for Group GB in Tokyo – greater than every other nation.

Partitions, 23, has completed on the rostrum for the second time on his Olympic debut after taking gold in Friday’s omnium, whereas their efforts produced a second madison medal in two days, after Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald’s dominant gold-medal journey on Friday.

Partitions and Hayter held the gold medal spot after 10 sprints, having made a powerful and constant begin however pale in an open race earlier than a breathless last dash secured silver.

It was nonetheless not sufficient to overtake reigning world champions Denmark, who received gold, with France third.

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