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Tokyo Olympics LIVE RESULTS: Simone Biles return LATEST, Team GB 2nd-fastest in Team Pursuit qualifying – Day 10 updates

IT'S Day 10 of the Tokyo Olympics - and Team GB are back on the medal trail.

And finally today we get the track cycling underway at the Izu Velodrome, with Laura Kenny & Co beginning their quests for gold.

Laura Muir has cruised through to the final of the women's 1500m, finishing second in her heat.

Max Whitlock has RETAINED his Olympic title after a sensational routine on the pommel horse yesterday.

And Team GB are guaranteed a medal in the Team eventing equestrian - but you'll have to stick around to find out which colour.

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  • BILES BREAKING NEWS

    Simone Biles will return to action at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after withdrawing from events to focus on her mental health, SUNNI UPAL reports.

    The US gymnast superstar is listed to compete in the balance bean competition on Tuesday night.

    Biles, 24, pulled out of the team and individual all-around finals last week - as well as the vault, uneven bars and floor.

    USA gymnastics confirmed her return in a statement on Twitter on Monday.

    They said: "We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow - Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch you both!"

  • KIWIS GO FASTEST

    New Zealand are VERY close to going into first on the leaderboard.

    Just Denmark and Team GB left go now now.

  • NEW ZEALAND NEXT

    It's New Zealand who are next up in the Men's team pursuit qualifying.

    They're the fifth of eight teams going in the qualifying stage.

  • ITALY GO FASTEST

    Italy go quickest in the Men's team pursuit after four nations have had their run.

    They smash Canada's fastest time so far by four-and-a-half seconds!

    That's a blistering run!

  • MEN'S TRACK CYCLING

    There's also qualifying going on in the Men's team pursuit.

    Again Team GB will go last of eight, with four teams having had their turn so far.

    Canada are currently top of the pile, with Germany second and Switzerland third.

    Australia, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand and Team GB are still to come.

  • MEN'S TRACK CYCLING

    There's also qualifying going on in the Men's team pursuit.

    Again Team GB will go last of eight, with four teams having had their turn so far.

    Canada are currently top of the pile, with Germany second and Switzerland third.

    Australia, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand and Team GB are still to come.

  • BLINK AND YOU'LL MISS THEM

    Team GB's Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Elinor Barker and Josie Knight in action during the Women's team pursuit qualifying.

    They qualified second behind Germany and will take on Team USA in the next stage of the competition.

  • TEAM GB QUALIFY SECOND

    From The Sun's Martin Lipton in Tokyo:

    Laura Kenny’s quest for a fifth Olympic gold took a stumble in Izu - but she still has the chance to ride into history.

    The four-time champion from Rio and London is in a household battle with hubby Jason, who has six golds in his locker, to top their family ladder.

    And the 29-year-old mum, alongside Rio gold-winning team-mates Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker and Games rookie Josie Knight, looked set be laying down a huge marker as they were in course for a scintillating world record after 3km of their 4km team pursuit qualifier.

    But after Knight - born in the Dingle peninsula and who switched nationality from Ireland - was dropped, the remaining trio lost pace alarmingly to finish in 4:09.022.

    It was good enough for second fastest and a head to head with the USA tomorrow and would have been a world record before today.

    But it was almost two seconds adrift of the new world record pace set by Germany, to leave Kenny and Co aware they face a real fight on their hands to land gold.

  • 'WE'VE GOT MORE IN THE TANK'

    And this is what Team GB's Josie Knight has to say on that qualification time:

    "I kind of admit I was incredibly nervous, I'm with the three defending Olympic Champions.

    "But I think we gave a good ride and I think we've got more in the tank."

    Josie Knight
  • ARCHIBALD ANALYSES

    Speaking to the BBC after Team GB's qualifying time in the Women's team pursuit, Katie Archibald said:

    "Yeah we were happy with the time, not always with the result.

    "We thought we'd be just on the wrong side of what the Germans did.

    "So we saw them post that time then we thought ok we should squeeze in the top end of that schedule.

    "And we just found out we didn't have it in that last kilo[metre]."

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