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Tokyo Olympics 2021 LIVE updates! Day 11 latest as Laura and Jason Kenny go for gold



Tokyo Olympics 2021 LIVE updates! Day 11 latest as Laura and Jason Kenny go for gold

Team GB are sixth in the medal table after an impressive haul of 11 golds, 12 silvers and 12 bronzes so far.

Great Britain struck show jumping gold on Monday when Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen sealed victory in the final of the team eventing, while McEwen won silver in the individual event.

Emily Campbell then became the first British woman to win an Olympic weightlifting medal when she took silver in the +87kg category.

And there are plenty more medal opportunities for British athletes in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Laura and Jason Kenny go for gold in the velodrome in the finals of the women’s team pursuit and the men’s team sprint.

There are sailing medal opportunities for Team GB too, while Jack Laugher hopes to be in the mix for diving gold in the 3m springboard final.

All eyes will be on Simone Biles after she confirmed she will return to competing in the women’s balance beam final, while Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Gabby Thomas go head-to-head in the women’s 200m final.

Follow updates from the Tokyo Olympics with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below…

Live updates


Five must-watch events (all times BST)

07:00-08:30: Diving, men’s 3m springboard final

07:30-10:10: Cycling (track), men’s team sprint final and women’s team pursuit

09:00-11:15: Gymnastics, men’s parallel bars final

09:50-11:15: Gymnastics, women’s beam final

11:00-13:55: Athletics, women’s 200m final


How to watch

TV channel: BBC will be broadcasting the best of the action live for free on terrestrial TV, with coverage running from 12:00am.

Eurosport also have the rights to the Games in the UK, with live coverage beginning at 1.50am.

Live stream: TV licence fee-payers can stream the action live via the BBC iPlayer. Eurosport subscribers can stream the events via Eurosport Player.

Roku users can watch iPlayer using a Roku streaming device or Roku powered TV.


Welcome back!

Hello and welcome back to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of the Tokyo Olympics!

There’s loads to look forward to on day 11. Stay tuned for all the build-up, latest news and live updates…


What went down today?

In total 22 gold medals were draped around the necks of athletes (and teams of athletes) who will have their names echo throughout history.

Three of them went Great British riders in the equestrian team event. Tom McEwen, Laura Collett and Oliver Townend ended a 49 year drought for GB in the category.

McEwen also claimed silver in the individual event.

There were more silvers for Brits as Emily Campbell finished second in the women’s +87kg weightlifting category.

Her performance went largely under the radar as most eyes were on China’s gold medalist Li Wenwen and New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard who made became the first openly transgender athlete to compete at a Games in a different gender category to the one in which they were born.

The USA’s Jade Carey won gold in the women’s floor final, with GB’s 16-year-old twin sisters Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova finishing outside of the medals.

In the Olympic stadium Jasmine Camacho-Quinnwon won Puerto Rico’s first ever gold in track and field with her victory in the women’s 100m hurdles, while Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands comfortably triumphed in the women’s 5,000m final.

Miltiadis Tentoglou won gold for Greece in the men’s long jump and Valarie Allman came out on top in the women’s discus.

Team GB’s women’s hockey side navigated a nervy shoot-out in their quarterfinal with Spain thanks to heroics from goalkeeper Maddi Hinch. They’ll meet the Netherlands on Wednesday in the last four.

Canada pulled off an unlikely upset by beating the USA in the women’s football semi-finals and will lock horns with Sweden in the final.

China top the medal table with 29 gold, 17 silver and 16 bronze for a total of 62. They’re followed by the USA (22-25-17-64), Japan (17-6-10-33), Australia (14-4-15-33) and the Russian Olympic Committee (12-21-17-50).

Team GB are in sixth place with 35 medals comprised of 11 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze.


US on the board in track and field

It’s been a long wait for the usually dominant force of the United States of America, but thanks the Valarie Allman the nation of starts and stripes has its first gold in track and field.

In a rain-disrupted discus final, that saw several athletes slip mid-throw, Allman registered a distance of 68.98m.

The former professional dancer edged out Kristin Pudenz of Germany who took silver with a distance of 66.86m. Cuba’s Yaime Perez came third with 65.72.

Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic was denied a third Olympic gold medal as she finished in fourth place.


Sifan Hassan on track for historic treble

Earlier in the day Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands won the women’s 5,000m final.

Most athletes would consider this the achievement of a lifetime. Hassan is not like the rest.

She has her sights on a historic golden triple with victories in the 1,500m and the 10,000m.

She proved her prowess in the 1,500m heat which she won despite taking a fall early in the race.

Most athletes would have scarcely dreamed of recovering from that there.

But as we said, Hassan is not like the rest.

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Great Britain through to final four

Just as they did in the final in Rio five years ago, GB’s women’s hockey side have triumphed in a shoot-out to progress to the semi-finals in Tokyo.

After a gripping 2-2 draw with Spain in which they led twice, GB won the decider 2-0.

The hero was goalkeeper Maddie Hinch who kept out all four of Spain’s attempts, cementing her claim to being the best ‘keeper in world hockey.

GB will meet silver medalists in Rio the Netherlands at 11am on Wednesday.


We’re going to a shoot-out!

After an hour of quarterfinal hockey between Great Britain and Spain, it’s going to a shoot-out.

GB’s woman claimed gold in Rio five years ago courtesy of the nerve jangling method.

They’ll hope to come through this one to face Netherlands in the semi-final.


And they’re all square again

This women’s hockey quarterfinal has taken another turn.

Spain have levelled things up at 2-2 against Great Britain. Now with less than seven minutes left, it’s anyone’s game.


GB up in the quarters

Grace Balsdon has fired Great Britain into the lead in the women’s hockey quarterfinal against Spain.

They’re into the third quarter. Can they hold on for the final 15 minutes and march into the semi-finals?



Heather Knight accepts Pakistan tour withdrawal but hopes England Women can check out in long run



Heather Knight accepts Pakistan tour withdrawal but hopes England Women can visit in future


ngland captain Heather Knight suggests the controversial decision to pull out of the prepared tour of Pakistan was “taken out of our hands” and insists it is critical for women’s cricket that they pay a visit to the state in the long run.

England’s ladies were because of to tour Pakistan for the initially time ever as aspect of a joint white-ball tour with the men’s staff, who were returning for the first time since 2005.

Even so, after New Zealand withdrew their men’s workforce from their tour of Pakistan very last 7 days due to a “credible threat”, the ECB announced on Monday that it too was pulling the plug.

That has drawn fierce criticism from Pakistan, who are confident they can give a protected experience for going to teams.

Knight insisted verdicts on the viability of a tour are not for players, or even captains, to take care of and defended the ECB’s ideal to make the phone.

Talking immediately after her side’s a few-wicket defeat to New Zealand at Leicester, she reported: “We found yesterday that the board experienced built the final decision for us not to go and it’s higher than our heads a minimal bit.

“I feel the the dialogue and the communication between the board and PCA (experienced cricketers’ association) is a robust a person, and it was a tough situation with what experienced gone on with New Zealand.

“I feel using it out of our palms is most likely the right issue to do and, and that was finished with a perspective to consider and glimpse soon after the gamers.

“It’s for the persons higher than us to make people selections and for us to to get on with them and take wherever they are.

“Hopefully, someday in the potential we’ll be able to go. I do consider it is significant for them, notably in women’s cricket with what is going on in the location.”

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