Sky Brown wins Olympic bronze medal in the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Skateboarding Park Final

On day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics, skateboarder Sky Brown became the youngest British Olympian to ever win a medal.

The 13-year-old took a brilliant bronze, but it was hosts Japan who took gold and silver through Sakura Yosozumi and Kokona Hiraki. The 12-year-old silver medalist Hiraki is also the youngest individual winner in 85 years to win an Olympic medal.

Elsewhere, Britain sailed more, and Hannah Mills became the most successful female Olympic sailor in history by winning gold in the women’s 470 class with Eilidh McIntyre in Tokyo.

In the boxing ring, however, there was disappointment as both Ben Whittaker and Frazer Clarke came up short. Whittaker was powerless to stop Arlen Lopez for gold in the men’s light heavyweight division, while Clarke’s attempt to become the third straight Brit to reach the men’s super heavyweight final came to an end after being beaten by top seed Bakhodir Jalolov was stopped on cuts.

In athletics, Sydney McLaughlin set a world record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, with her US compatriot Dalilah Muhammad taking second place and taking silver. Later, 17-year-old American sprint sensation Erriyon Knighton will face a fast field in the men’s 200m final, while Katarina Johnson-Thompson will continue her attempt to add Olympic gold to her heptathlon world title.

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Olympia in Tokyo: Mills and McIntyre react to sailing gold

Hannah Mills, after becoming the most successful female sailor in Olympic history with 470 gold today: “It was one of the toughest weeks of my life. The nerves are building, the emotion that we did it. It’s over. We did what we came here to do and it’s amazing.

“As adults, many Olympians dreamed of being here one day and being at the top of the podium. And that twice with Saskia [Clark] Before and this time in Eilidh, I had two amazing crews to sail with and I’m just incredibly lucky. “

Eilidh McIntyre, whose father Mike McIntyre won a gold medal in sailing at the 1988 Olympic Games: “Fortunately, nothing else” [except gold] would have done for me and I think we were so focused on it throughout our campaign.

“To be honest, I just couldn’t believe it. I can’t believe this happened. I’ve dreamed about it all my life with my dad and it’s just an amazing feeling.”

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Jamie BraidwoodAugust 4, 2021 11:01 AM


Tokyo Olympics: What’s Up in Athletics?

The evening athletics session at the Olympic Stadium begins with another busy schedule in Tokyo.

  • Katarina Johnson-Thompson continues her quest for gold in the heptathlon at 11:05 a.m.CET in the women’s shot put, followed by the 200m heats at 12:30 p.m.
  • Laura Muir will be in the 1500m semi-finals at 11:12 am, while Katie Snowden will be in the first semi-final at 11:00 am
  • Elizabeth Bird of Great Britain will compete in the final of the women’s 3000 meter obstacle course at 12:00; Nick Miller will be in the men’s hammer throw final at 12:15 p.m.
  • There’s the men’s 800m final at 1:05 p.m., but the highlight of the session is the men’s 200m final at 1:55 p.m. – in an electric race

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Jamie BraidwoodAugust 4, 2021 10:53 AM


Tokyo Olympics: Jason Kenny reaches the men’s sprint quarterfinals

That was close, but Jason Kenny is in the quarterfinals of the men’s sprint.

The defending champion made his break early in the second warm-up lap and was clearly ahead of the Japanese Yuta Wakimoto at the bell.

But Wakimoto reacted strongly when he pushed Kenny to the line, with the six-time gold medalist displacing his opponent by 0.021 seconds.

Kenny and Jack Carlin will face each other in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

Jamie BraidwoodAugust 4, 2021 10:43 am


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Jamie BraidwoodAugust 4, 2021 10:38 am


Tokyo Olympics: Jack Carlin reaches the men’s sprint quarterfinals

There was almost a violent collision in the formation lap, but Jack Carlin is sure to make it to the quarter-finals of the men’s sprint after overtaking Malaysian Muhammad Sahrom.

Carlin appeared to be cut off by Sahrom as he ducked to take the inside line in front of the bell – but the collision was avoided and Carlin was able to reach the line unharmed and 0.132 seconds ahead.

Jason Kenny will soon face the Japanese Yuta Wakimoto in round eight.

Jamie BraidwoodAugust 4, 2021 10:30 am


Olympic Games in Tokyo: Italy beat Denmark with a world record time in the men’s pursuit finals

In a brilliant final, it is Italy that, after beating the world champion Denmark in the gold medal race, is the new kings in the men’s team pursuit and has set a new world record with a time of 3: 42.032.

Italy, which also broke the world record in the semi-finals, was led by the phenomenal Filippo Ganna, beating Denmark to the finish line with 0.166 seconds.

In the race for the bronze medal, Australia took a place on the podium after the New Zealand race fell apart after a crash mid-race.

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Jamie BraidwoodAugust 4, 2021 10:20 am


Tokyo Olympics: Sky Brown’s latest success makes history

Sky Brown left it late. Twice she had failed to land the same high-tariff trick, a [checks notes] Kickflip indy, and twice her run had ended with a slide into the bowl on her knees. But with her last attempt she made it, and this time she slipped across the floor for joy and maybe a little relieved.

It would be enough for bronze after finishing last, the favorite Misugu Okamoto slipped at the end of her medal-threatening run and became Brown Britain’s youngest ever Olympic medalist at 13 years and 20 days. “I’m so excited!” she said, beaming with the medal around her neck. “I can not believe it. It was like a dream. “

On the podium next to her were 12-year-old Kokona Hiraki, who with silver became the youngest Olympic medalist in a nation in 85 years, and gold medalist Sakura Yosozumi, the first Olympic champion in women’s park skateboarding, who seemed downright ancient 19.

Lawrence Ostlere reports from Tokyo:

Jamie BraidwoodAugust 4, 2021 10:09 am


Tokyo Olympics: Whittaker and Clarke lick wounds as GB sets a wonderful boxing legacy

It ended in tears for Ben Whittaker when he lost a split decision to another Cuban, Arlen Lopez, in the light heavyweight final in Tokyo on Wednesday.

It was just a fight too far for Whittaker, his fifth of the tournament, and he left the ring in tears; Lopez fell to his knees in relief. Lopez won gold in Rio but could have lost to Whittaker.

Minutes before Whittaker, Frazer Clarke made a bloody exit in his super heavyweight semi-final against Bakhodir Jalolov, understandably known as the great Uzbek.

Steve Bunce reports on a historic boxing performance by Team GB in Tokyo:

Jamie BraidwoodAugust 4, 2021 10:04 am


Olympic Games in Tokyo: Katy Marchant in the quarterfinals of Keirin

After relegated from her first run, Katy Marchant gained her glimmer of hope to qualify for the quarterfinals and keep her womens Keirin medal hopes alive.

Marchant will be in the last eight tomorrow morning and could potentially fight for a medal later in the day.

In the men’s team pursuit, Great Britain finished seventh overall after defeating Switzerland with a time of 3: 45.636. This is the UK’s fastest time in the event, which is quite exceptional considering the success in the men’s team pursuit.

GB had won the previous three gold medals at this event, but a new champion will be crowned when world champions Denmark soon face Italy in the gold medal race.

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Jamie BraidwoodAugust 4, 2021 9:59 AM


Olympia in Tokyo: Alice Dearing reacts after a marathon swim race

Britain’s Alice Dearing said she was “disappointed” but “proud” after finishing 19th in the women’s marathon swimming.

Dearing made her Olympic debut and became the first black female swimmer to represent Britain at games.

Afterwards, an emotional dearing on the BBC said, “I’m really disappointed, I’m not going to lie. I’ve put a lot of work into getting here in the last four years … It’s only three years to Paris and I have a lot more to give and a lot more to learn. I am definitely not done. I’ll go home, take my time, get over it and come back stronger next year.

“I almost stopped swimming in 2017 so it’s been a long way to get here in the last four years. Being here and having this opportunity is something I never thought I would have. I’m proud that I made it here, but I’m disappointed with my result.

“[On being the first black female swimmer to represent GB] I really hope that makes a difference. I really hope people look at this and think that anyone out there can do it. It’s tough, it’s hard, but when you have to learn to swim 25 meters or swim in the Olympics, I just want people to know that it’s open and accessible to everyone. ”

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Jamie BraidwoodAugust 4, 2021 9:42 AM