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Tokyo Olympics LIVE RESULTS: Peaty goes for golden TREBLE on Day Nine, Asher-Smith OUT, boxing finals – latest updates

TEAM GB are eyeing up more medals on Day Nine of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

It threatened to be another Super Saturday yesterday after overnight gold medals in the triathlon and swimming relays.

Adam Peaty put in another terrific performance as Team GB took gold in the 4x100m mixed medley, smashing the world record in the process.

And the swimming sensation will go for his THIRD gold of the Games later tonight in the men's event.

There's a host of boxing action too, with Pat McCormack already guaranteed a medal ahead of his semi-final showdown around 4.30am.


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    Paul Casey will lead the great British and Irish medal chase in the final round of the Olympic golf competition.

    Casey and GB team-mate Tommy Fleetwood are both in the top ten, along with the Irish duo of Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry.

    The leaderboard is as follows:

    1. Xander Schauffele (USA) -14
    2. Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) -13
    3. Paul Casey (Team GB), Carlos Ortiz (Mexico) -12

    McIlroy is on -11, while Fleetwood and Lowry are on -10.


    New Olympic champion Jonny Brownlee admitted he wouldn't touch his brother's gold medals because he wanted to win his own.

    The Leeds lad, 31, was part of the four-person team that won the mixed relay event in the triathlon earlier today.

    His brother Alistair, 33, is a two-time Olympic champion in the triathlon, achieving his medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016.


    Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal at the Tokyo Games, losing his bronze medal match to Pablo Carreno Busta.

    The 34-year-old took his frustration out on two rackets, hurling the first into an empty stand before smashing the second on the side of the net.

    The Serb will be 37 by time the next Olympics come round and may not get another chance to add to the bronze he won at Beijing in 2008.


    The much-maligned BBC sacrificed their wall-to-wall coverage of the Olympics, as they feared losing rights to ITV.

    The Beeb's £110m deal for the 2018 Winter Olympics and the Tokyo Games saw them surrender full access to the events, in exchange for the free-to-air rights to the 2022 and 2024 editions.

    As per The Telegraph, a spokesperson said: "The IOC sold the rights for the Olympics in 2022 and 2024 to Discovery and, as a result, we needed to carve out a comprehensive deal that ensured the Olympics remained on the BBC.

    "With over 500 hours of live coverage, and more BBC One hours than ever before, alongside 24-hour catch up and extensive radio and digital rights, we have secured an extensive offer for audiences that has already been watched by over 26 million people."


    Baseball at the Tokyo Olympics has captured the imagination of fans with a creative bullpen car.

    The vehicle escorts relief pitchers onto the field of play when the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, fatigue or any other reason.

    Though many MLB teams no longer use a bullpen car, it has made a big impression in Tokyo.

    And that is because it features a rather unique baseball glove chair for the riders to sit in.

    It also has an electronic board on the front bumper, with the pitcher being carried resting their feet on artificial grass to get them into the spirit of the match.

    The pitcher even sits six feet behind the driver in accordance with social distancing measures.

    Team USA reliever Ryder Ryan got to enjoy the glove throne on Friday during an 8-1 win over Israel in the USA's first game of the competition.


    The BBC’s Alex Scott has slammed a peer who criticised her accent during the Olympic coverage as she says she’s ‘working class and proud.’

    The former Arsenal star, 36, came under fire from Lord Digby Jones, a former Government minister, who suggested she needed “elocution lessons.”

    The peer in the House of Lords said: “Enough! I can’t stand it anymore!

    “Alex Scott spoils a good presentational job on the BBC Olympics Team with her very noticeable inability to pronounce her ‘g’s at the end of a word.

    “Competitors are NOT taking part, Alex, in the fencin, rowin, boxin, kayakin, weightliftin & swimmin.”

    But Ms Scott slammed the former minister, responding to the tweets: “I’m from a working class family in East London, Poplar, Tower Hamlets & I am PROUD.

    “Proud of the young girl who overcame obstacles, and proud of my accent! It’s me, it’s my journey, my grit.’

    She said: “Use your history to write your story. Keep striving, keep shining & don’t change for anyone.”

    The 36-year-old added: “Tweets like this just give me the energy to keep going. See you tomorrow.. live on BBC baby.”


    Elaine Thompson-Herah ran faster than Flo-Jo to retain the women’s 100m Olympic title.

    Yet despite leading a Jamaican 1-2-3 in Tokyo in a time of 10.61 seconds, the 29-year-old was given a frosty reception by her fellow countrywomen.

    Thompson-Herah broke the Olympic record from 1988 set by controversial American Florence Griffith Joyner by 0.01 seconds.

    Yet silver medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and bronze medallist Shericka Jackson were not exactly warm in their congratulations.

    Thompson-Herah said: “I was super nervous in the final but I do train my body to control that. I know all of us were nervous. I screamed so loud at the end because I was so happy.

    “It’s a PB and an Olympic record so tonight is the best race.

    “Women are coming up, rising. Therefore to run this Olympic record tonight, that sends out a signal and a warning that anything is possible.”

    Britain’s Daryll Neita came last in the eight-woman final with a time of 11.12 seconds.


    On Team GB's rowers and coach Jurgen Grobler's departure, James Cracknell continued to The Telegraph: "Whatever we might say about the timing of Jurgen's departure - and personally I think it was badly handled - this is an opportunity to sit down, think about what went wrong, and develop a new culture.

    "I hope British Rowing will come up with an approach that gives the athletes more say.

    "Because if you treat them like schoolkids, they will end up behaving like schoolkids when the 2024 regatta comes around."


    James Cracknell has hit back at the beaten Tokyo 2020 Team GB rowers after their criticism of 'smug' Olympic champions.

    Double gold medallist Cracknell questioned the leadership in the current team after their worst performance since 1976.

    Coach Jurgen Grobler was ousted prior to the Tokyo Games and rower Josh Bugajski admitted he opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate his departure.

    Matt Rossiter also accused Cracknell and his fellow rowing champions as smugly revelling in the current team's struggles.

    Cracknell told The Telegraph: "I do not see as many leaders as in some Olympics.

    "I do not see enough people thinking for themselves and taking ownership of their crew's training, which is ultimately the basis for the boat's performance.

    "I wonder if that is because athletes have been institutionalised by being stationed in Caversham for the whole of their careers."


    Reliving the moment when team GB conquered the first ever mixed Olympic triathlon by picking up the gold medal after a fantastic performance.

    Jonathan Brownlee, Jessica Learmouth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee, go and celebrate in style, you all deserve it.


    This is the back-story to the last post ICYMI.



    Team GB's two golds in the mixed swimming and triathlon relays along with Karriss' Artingstall's bronze medal in the women's 57KG boxing boast's their medal tally up to 28 for the Tokoy Olympic Games.

    They are still 39 medals off of their most successful campaign in Rio 2016 (67) but there are still 8 more days to go.


    Olympic semi-finalist Lauren Price provides the nation with tips on how to make it to the top level as well as discussing her past experiences.

    The Brit convincingly beat Panamanian Atheyna Bylon in the women's boxing middleweight quarter-finals and is a strong favourite to minimum secure a medal at the 2020 Tokoyo Olympic Games.

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    Despite Daryll Neita finishing in eighth position in the women's 100m final, the Brit should certainly hold her head up high.

    The 24-year-old was up against some strong competitors including double 100m Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and now 2x 100m Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson Herah who came out on top.

    However Neita officially became the first British woman to run in an Olympic 100m final in 13 years.

    Big things are yet to come for her that's for sure.


    Team GB go marching on into the quarter-finals after scraping through a tight affair against Ireland with the final score-line finishing 2-0.

    Up next for the women... Spain.


    In case you missed it, here is Dina Asher-Smith's emotional interview after her semi-final defeat.

    Asher-Smith came second in her women's 800m qualifier and failed to make the final.

    The Team GB sprinter then revealed that she's been dealing with a hamstring injury and won't be able to continue in the Olympics with tears in her eyes.

    Check out her emotional interview:


    Jamaica legend Usain Bolt has paid tribute to his compatriots' incredible achievement in the women's 100m final!

    Elaine Thompson-Herah won the gold with an Olympic record, a feat Bolt can totally relate to.

    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson came second and third respectively.

    This is what Bolt had to say:

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