Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 4 LIVE RESULTS: Build-up as Team GB trio go for gold in women's triathlon – latest updates

IT really was a Magic Monday for Team GB.

Adam Peaty stormed to gold in the 100m breaststroke, before Tom Daley and Matty Lee followed suit in the 10m diving.

And things weren't done there, with Tom Pidcock romping to victory in the men's mountain biking after a dominant performance.

Lauren Williams was so close to clinching gold in the women's Taekwondo but was agonisingly defeated by her Croatian opponent, instead having to settle for silver.

Day 4 is nearly upon us and first up there's the women's triathlon, where the Brit trio of Vicky Holland, Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown will look to emulate Alex Yee's heroics yesterday.

  • UK start times: Women's triathlon 10.30pm, Swimming finals from 2am

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    MAGIC MONDAY RECAP

    What a day it’s been for Team GB who secured their first three gold medals of Tokyo 2020 within hours of each other.

    Adam Peaty kicked things off by defending his title from Rio 2016 with gold in the men’s 100m breast stroke in the early hours of the morning.

    Then came the diving.

    Tom Daley secured his first ever gold medal at his fourth Olympic Games by narrowly winning the men’s 10m synchro event with partner Matty Lee, beating China by 471.81 points to 470.58.

    Just 26 minutes later there was a third gold medal for Team GB as Tom Piddock stormed home to win the men’s cross-country mountain bike event.

    Things could have been even better for Team GB but Lauren Williams was denied gold with ten seconds left of her -67kg Taekwondo match to pick up silver, with Alex Yee also picking up an impressive silver in the Triathlon at just 23-years-old.

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    INSPIRATION

    Alex Yee secured a silver medal in the triathlon last night with a mightily impressive performance in the endurance event.

    The 23-year-old came second behind Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt and finished ahead of Team GB's Jonny Brownlee to win Great Britain's second silver medal of Tokyo 2020.

    Speaking after the triathlon, Yee said: "It hasn’t really sunk in quite yet, it doesn’t feel real like it’s me.

    "I still feel like a normal boy from south east London.

    "I hope I can serve as inspiration to people to show this is possible."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    'SHOULD'VE, WOULD'VE, COULD'VE'

    Team GB's Jade Jones has taken to Twitter today following her shock first round defeat to Refugee Team athlete Kimia Alizadeh yesterday in her Taekwondo bout.

    Jones was bidding to become first British woman to win gold medals at three consecutive Olympics but was defeated 16-12 by Alizadeh.

    However Jones has vowed that she will continue to compete despite yesterday's disappointment.

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    HEARTBREAK

    Team GB's Adam Burgess was agonisingly close to a bronze medal in the Canoe slalom earlier today.

    The 29-year-old finished 0.16secs behind Germany's Sideris Tasiadis in a time of 103.86 seconds, which was only enough for fourth place.

    Speaking after competing, Burgess said: "Fourth hurts right now, but I won't be down for long.

    "No regrets out there today.

    "I can be proud of the composure I felt at the start-line, and the focus and fight during my race runs."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ELATION

    The moment the Russian Olympic Committee realised they had won the country's first gold medal since the 1996 Games in Atlanta.

    The team posted a score of 262.500 points in the men's Artistic Gymnastics team event, beating hosts Tokyo who took home silver and China who won bronze.

    Nikita Nagornyy's floor routine secured gold from Japan by just 0.103 of a point.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ACTION SHOT

    Team GB's James Hall in action on the horizontal bar during the Men's Artistic Gymnastics team final.

    Team GB finished an impressive fourth behind the Russian Olympic Committee, Japan and China.

    Hall is in action again on Wednesday as he's set to compete in the individual all-around final.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    LOCAL LEGEND

    Momiji Nishiya of Japan won the first ever gold medal in the women's Skateboarding street event today, achieving the feat at just 13 years and 330 days old.

    She's the second-youngest Olympic gold medallist of all time, with only Marjorie Gestring who was 13 years and 268 days old when winning the women’s 3m springboard diving Berlin 1936, winning gold at a younger age.

    Nishiya's score of 15.26 was enough to beat fellow 13-year-old Rayssa Leal of Brazil who scored 14.64.

    16-year-old Funa Nakayama won bronze for Japan with a score of 14.49 to round off the youngest Olympic podium of all time.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    'HAVE A BIT OF CAKE'

    Team GB hero Adam Peaty has revealed that he will celebrate gold in the 100m breast stroke with a piece of cake.

    Speaking after his final win, a piece of cake in itself, Peaty said:

    "There’s a lot of emotion in there, I’m probably not going to sleep for a while.

    "I’m so buzzed because I think that’s the first British swimmer to ever defend a title.

    "You can do what you want all year round, you can do what you want in your own arena, your own backyard, it doesn’t mean anything.

    "It means everything here. I’m looking forward to the relays and seeing what we can go out and do. I think we can be a very powerful force.

    "But I’m going to enjoy the next 24 hours, have a bit of cake, just a small bit and then we’re back on the train to get the optimum performance."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    STRONG YORKSHIRE

    It's not been a bad couple of days for Yorkshire with the county well represented in the Team GB squad.

    Three of Team GB's medals in fact have come courtesy of Yorkshiremen.

    Tom Pidcock in the cross-country Mountain Bike, Matty Lee in the 10m synchro Diving and Bradly Sinden in the Taekwondo.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DAY FOUR GOLD MEDALS

    Here's a full list of the gold medals on offer tomorrow on what promises to be an action packed day:

    • Artistic Gymnastics – Women's final
    • Canoe Slalom – Women's K1
    • Mountain Bike – Women's Cross Country
    • Diving – Women's 10m Synchronised
    • Equestrian – Dressage Team Grand Prix Special
    • Fencing – Women's epee team
    • Judo – Women's -63kg and Men's -81kg
    • Rowing – Men and Women's quadruple sculls
    • Shooting – Air Pistol and Air Rifle mixed team finals
    • Swimming – Men's 200m freestyle, Men and Women's 100m back stroke, Women's 100m breast stroke
    • Softball – Women's final
    • Taekwondo – Women's +67kg, Men's +80kg
    • Triathlon – Women's final
    • Weightlifting – Women's 59kg and 64kg

    DAY FOUR PREVIEW

    After 21 gold medals were on offer today there are a further 22 to be won tomorrow in Tokyo.

    Team GB are well represented in the women's triathlon with Rio bronze medallist Vicky Holland, 2020 world champion Georgia Taylor-Brown and 2019 world silver medallist Jess Learmonth all set to compete for a medal.

    MAGIC MONDAY

    Team GB's gold medal winners from Magic Monday pose for the camera after winning their respective competitions.

    • Adam Peaty – Swimming 100m Breast stroke
    • Tom Daley and Matty Lee – Diving 10m Synchro
    • Tom Pidcock – Cross Country Mountain Bike

    DELIGHTFUL DONCIC

    NBA star Luka Doncic certainly impressed on his Olympic debut today.

    The 22-year-old helped Slovenia to a 118-100 victory over Argentina, scoring a whopping 48 POINTS in the process.

    It's the joint second-most points ever scored in an Olympic men's basketball game, with only Brazil's Oscar Schmidt scoring more at the 1988 Games where he scored 55 points in a game.

    MEDAL HISTORY

    This is how Team GB have fared at the Olympic Games in recent years.

    The progress is staggering, but the haul of 67 medals from Rio 2016 will be hard to beat.

    So far Team GB have seven medals in total after three days of action largely thanks to a goldrush on what is being called 'Magic Monday.'

    Adam Peaty (Swimming), Tom Pidcock (Mountain Bike) and the duo of Tom Daley and Matty Lee (Diving) picked up gold medals today, with silvers coming from Alex Yee (Triathlon) and Lauren Williams (Taekwondo) following up Bradly Sinden's (Taekwondo) silver yesterday.

    Chelsie Grimes kicked things off for Team GB yesterday after winning bronze in the women's -52kg Taekwondo event.

    REWIND

    In case you missed it this morning here's a look at Team GB's Tom Daly and Matty Lee in 10m synchro action.

    The pair finished with a score of471.81 points, narrowly beating China's score of 470.58.

    It's Daley's first ever Olympic gold medal in his fourth Games, a moment he has been waiting 13 years for.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      DALEY DELIGHT

      Team GB gold medallist in the men's diving 10m synchro Tom Daley has sensationally revealed how an injury meant he almost didn't make it to the games.

      He said: "In June I tore my meniscus and underwent knee surgery.

      "There was a chance that I wasn’t actually going to be able to be here in the first place. I had to get it removed at the beginning of June.

      "There was a lot of visualisation, a lot of trust in my experience and the process of getting back. They said it would be 4-6 weeks and it was six weeks by the time we left.

      "I am just extremely happy and thankful for all the physios and doctors, strength coach, my coach for making it possible that we could even dive today. 

      "It was something that apparently had been there for a while. It was just the fact that my meniscus, it flipped up and got stuck in my joint.

      "I couldn’t straighten my leg. It was locked in this position, so I couldn’t walk or do anything.

      "So it was either surgery – they explained the risks – but it’s either I can’t walk or surgery so I had to risk it."

    • Giacomo Pisa

      NICELY DONE NOVAK

      World Number.1 Novak Djokovic breezed into the third round of the tennis event at Tokyo 2020 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over German Jan-Lennard Struff.

      The Serbian superstar is on course for a historic golden Grand Slam after already winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon this year to equal Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's record of 20 Grand Slam titles.

      The 34-year-old is aiming to become the first man to win all four majors as well as a gold medal in a season as he eyes Olympic gold and a US Open title later in the year.

      Tennis legend Stefanie Graf is the only ever person to complete a golden Grand Slam, doing so in 1988.

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      TRUMP TALKS

      Ex-President Donald Trump believes the US women's football team lost their Olympics opener because of 'wokeism' reports THOMAS BLOW.

      The USWNT suffered a shock 3-0 defeat to Sweden in Tokyo before recording an excellent 6-1 victory against New Zealand.

      Trump was speaking at the 'Rally to Protest Our Elections' in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday when he made the controversial comments.

      He claimed: "Wokeism makes you lose, ruins your mind, and ruins you as a person. You become warped. You become demented.

      "The US Women's Soccer team is a very good example of what's going on.

      "Earlier this week they unexpectedly lost to Sweden, three-to-nothing, and Americans were happy about it."

      FULL STORY

    • Giacomo Pisa

      HORROR CRASH

      Netherlands BMX rider Niek Kimmann had an unexpected surprise as he crashed into an official while warming up for his event.

      Despite smashing into the official as seen in the shocking clip, Kimmann is set to be fit to compete when the BMX competition gets underway on Thursday.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      MEDAL TABLE

      Here's a look at the Tokyo 2020 medal table at the end of Day Three of action.

      Hosts Japan have continued their excellent start to the Games to top the table with eight golds, followed by the USA and China who have won seven and six golds respectively.

      Team GB's Magic Monday gold rush means they storm up the medal table to fifth position, behind the Russian Olympic Committee.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      PROTESTS

      Germany's Olympic women's gymnastic team are wearing full-body suits in protest against "sexualisation" in the sport, JOSHUA MBU reports.

      The suits – which were in fact worn in their gymnastic qualifications on Sunday – cover the legs to the ankle.

      They are considerably less revealing that the suits worn by other competitors.

      FULL STORY

    • Giacomo Pisa

      YEE-HAW

      Team GB silver medallist in the Triathlon Alex Yee took to social media to encourage people to dare to dream following his success at Tokyo 2020.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      MAGIC MONDAY RECAP

      What a day it's been for Team GB who secured their first three gold medals of Tokyo 2020 within hours of each other.

      Adam Peaty kicked things off by defending his title from Rio 2016 with gold in the men's 100m breast stroke in the early hours of the morning.

      Then came the diving.

      Tom Daley secured his first ever gold medal at his fourth Olympic Games by narrowly winning the men's 10m synchro event with partner Matty Lee, beating China by 471.81 points to 470.58.

      Just 26 minutes later there was a third gold medal for Team GB as Tom Piddock stormed home to win the men's cross-country mountain bike event.

      Things could have been even better for Team GB but Lauren Williams was denied gold with ten seconds left of her -67kg Taekwondo match to pick up silver and Alex Yee also picked up an impressive silver in the Triathlon.

      It's been quite a Monday for Team GB as they shot up the medal table and currently occupy fifth position.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      BACK AND FORTH

      Check out this incredible rally in the first ever mixed doubles gold medal match at the Olympic Games

      Mizutani Jun and Ito Mima of Japan secured the gold medal by beating Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen of China by four sets to three.

      Try and keep up with this one!

    • Giacomo Pisa

      MISFIRING MURRAY

      Frustrated Jamie Murray bombed out early of the men’s doubles for the FOURTH time in 13 years, ROB MAUL reports.

      The elder Murray brother has been desperate to add an Olympic medal of any description to go alongside his many Grand Slam crowns.

      Yet the Scot lost with his younger brother Andy in the second round in Beijing 2008, first round in London 2012 and then the first round five years ago in Rio.

      And now in Tokyo he was sent packing with Scouser Neal Skupski from the second round following a 6-3 6-4 defeat to a Japanese scratch team of Kei Nishikori and Ben McLachlan.

      FULL STORY

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