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Day 10 at the Tokyo Olympics has seen more success for Great Britain with the eventing team winning gold after producing a dominant display in the showjumping finale at Tokyo Equestrian Park.

The trio of Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen secured a first Olympic team gold in the event since Munich 1972, while Australia took silver and France bronze. McEwen later returned to claim silver in the individual event.

New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard made history today as she competed in the +87 kg women’s weightlifting before making an early exit. Emily Campbell then took a first female weightlifting medal for Team GB with silver.

In the women’s 100m hurdles it was Jasmine Camacho-Quinn who took gold in 12.37 seconds, only the second Olympic medal in Puerto Rico’s history. USA’s Kendra Harrison took silver. Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands then dominated the 5,000m to win a first of what could be an unprecedented three golds at these Games.

There will be big hopes for more GB success in the velodrome over the next few days, with Jason and Laura Kenny chasing history in Tokyo. Laura Kenny took part in the women’s team pursuit and safely qualified for the final.

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Team GB already aiming for more success at Paris 2024

Great Britain’s swimmers can celebrate a job well done at Tokyo 2020 but national performance director Chris Spice is relishing the thought of what comes next and the prospect of even more glory at the Paris Olympics.

Team GB collected a record eight swimming medals with four golds, three silvers and a bronze, representing their best ever haul at a single Games, achieved by those who will have high hopes of going to France in three years.

Adam Peaty, at 26, was one of the elder statesmen of the group, which included Olympic debutant Tom Dean, 21, a breakout star at the Games with golds in the individual and relay 200 metres freestyle events.

Eighteen-year-old Matthew Richards would not have been a part of the squad had these Games gone ahead 12 months earlier but goes home with a gold medal, encouraging Spice for what lies ahead.

He said: “One of the great things is that 75 per cent (of the swimmers were) in the first Olympics. The extra year has helped us. No doubt about it. Our team looks totally different than it would have looked last year.

“The experience now that the group have got from coming here, the experience those youngsters have got, we want to get better each Olympics. Our plan is not to stand still. The minute you stand still you get overtaken.

“Our plan is to keep pushing in every single aspect of performance, science and medicine and the innovation projects that we have got going.

“We are still going to push. Our goal will be to be better in Paris. That doesn’t mean it is going to happen because we’ve got to work hard to make it happen.”

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Women’s football gold medal match sees Sweden face Canada

On Tuesday it’s the turn of the men for their semi-finals in the football event, but on Monday the women’s last four took centre stage.

USA and Australia will meet and fight it out for the bronze.

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Team USA: Biles to return for Olympic balance beam final

Simone Biles will return to Tokyo Olympic competition on Tuesday in the balance beam final, it has been confirmed.

The 24-year-old has not competed since she pulled out of the women’s team final on Wednesday after one rotation, citing mental health concerns.

But she will return to action for the balance beam final alongside Team USA teammate and all-around gold medalist Sunisa Lee.

The four-time Olympic champion has not competed since she pulled out of the women’s team final on Wednesday

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Team GB medal winners at Tokyo 2020

Great Britain are enjoying a glittering Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Duncan Scott became the first British athlete to win four medals at a single Games with a fourth medal in the pool.

The Scot won one gold and three silver medals in a hugely successful meet for Team GB’s swimmers.

Charlotte Dujardin is the most decorated British female in history after securing a sixth medal of her career in dressage. She won bronze in both the team and individual events in Japan.

Here’s how Team GB have fared in Tokyo:

Great Britain are enjoying a glittering Olympic Games in Tokyo

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From serious injuries to Olympic champion, Laura Collett’s remarkable story

New Olympic eventing champion Laura Collett had already won her biggest battle before taking team gold at the Tokyo Games.

The 31-year-old helped Team GB top the podium alongside Oliver Townend and Tom McEwen in the team eventing at Tokyo Equestrian Park.

Just eight years ago last month, though, Collett was in a coma.

A terrible cross-country fall at an event in Hampshire left her unconscious for a week, in addition to suffering a punctured lung, lacerated liver, a fractured shoulder and two broken ribs.

She also lost the sight in one eye, but Gloucestershire-based Collett counts herself “very, very lucky” that it was not even worse.

The British rider helped Team GB win gold in Tokyo.

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Tokyo Olympics: Latest medal table after day 10

1) China - 29 gold, 17 silver, 16 bronze (62 overall)

2) United States - 22 gold, 25 silver, 17 bronze (64 overall)

3) Japan - 17 gold, 6 silver, 10 bronze (33 overall)

4) Australia -14 gold, 4 silver, 15 bronze (33 overall)

5) ROC - 12 gold, 21 silver, 17 bronze (50 overall)

6) Great Britain - 11 gold, 12 silver, 12 bronze (35 overall)

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Simone Biles to return to Tokyo Olympics competition for balance beam gymnastics final

Simone Biles will return to Tokyo Olympic competition on Tuesday in the balance beam final, it has been confirmed.

The 24-year-old has not competed since she pulled out of the women’s team final on Wednesday after one rotation, citing mental health concerns.

But she will return to action for the balance beam final alongside Team USA teammate and all-around gold medalist Sunisa Lee.

She has been named as the third of eight starters in the final, for which she qualified in seventh place last Sunday.

The four-time defending Olympic champion took herself out of the women’s team final after just one rotation before going on to withdraw herself from the individual finals for vault, uneven bars and floor.

But she will return on beam on Tuesday, an apparatus where she won a bronze medal in Rio five years ago.

The four-time Olympic champion has not competed since she pulled out of the women’s team final on Wednesday

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Who is Cole Hocker? Team USA runner continues meteoric rise in 1,500m at Tokyo Olympics

Cole Hocker begins his Tokyo 2020 campaign on Tuesday in the 1,500m first round heats.

The Oregon athlete has enjoyed a historic year racing for his college and upset the defending Olympic champion Matt Centrowitz at the United States Olympic Trials.

The 20-year-old has quickly emerged in 2021 as one of the sport’s most entertaining runners with his trademark kick enough to pick up some famous victories down the home straight.

Jack Rathborn profiles the emerging US track star:

Tokyo 2020: Who is Cole Hocker? When is Oregon and Team USA star running in 1,500m at Olympics? Time, schedule and how to watch on TV and online

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Tokyo Olympics: GB’s Emily Campbell wins weightlifting silver

As the green light flashed and the buzzer sounded, Emily Campbell’s grimace gave way to a shriek of delight. She had cleared 161kg in the final clean-and-jerk round, only the second competitor to do so in this women’s super-heavyweight final, and it had secured her a hard-earned silver medal.

Campbell may not have been considered a leading medal contender had these Games been staged a year ago, but Nottingham-born 27-year-old showed her form when she clinched the European title earlier this year in Moscow. Her medal is Britain’s first of any colour in women’s Olympic weightlifting on a historic night in many ways.

Lawrence Ostlere reports from Tokyo:

Campbell’s medal is Britain’s first of any colour in women’s Olympic weightlifting on a historic night in many ways

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