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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day three – in pictures

The best images from the third day’s action in Tokyo including mountain biking, basketball, diving and hockey Continue reading…

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‘Go into another gear’: Adam Peaty urges UK to switch mindset after Tokyo gold – video

Double Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty has urged the UK to ‘switch the mindset’ after winning the 100m breaststroke final at the Tokyo Olympics. Peaty said he hoped his victory would give some hope, joy and inspiration to his team, and to his country…

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Round one to Ariarne Titmus but duel in the pool with Katie Ledecky continues | Kieran Pender

The Australian drew first blood but there is plenty more water to be covered in the box office Olympic series with her US rivalAfter losing to Australia’s Ariarne Titmus in the women’s 400m freestyle, American Katie Ledecky departed the press conferenc…

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Adam Peaty urges UK after Tokyo gold: ‘Now we’ve got to switch our mindset’

Swimmer tells of challenges he faced to win breaststroke gold ‘Hopefully this is going to be an amazing motivation for people’After winning Great Britain’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics, Adam Peaty said he hoped his victory would give some joy…

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Ariarne Titmus ends Katie Ledecky’s reign in Olympic 400m freestyle thriller

Australian wins gold ahead of American rivalEmma McKeon and men’s relay team add bronze medals The reign of American swim queen Katie Ledecky is over – at least for now. The five-time Olympic gold medallist was beaten by Australian 20-year-old Ariarne …

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Adam Peaty wins GB’s first gold at Tokyo 2020 and makes Olympic history

Peaty wins second Olympic gold of career in 100m breaststrokeTwenty-six-year old first GB swimmer to retain Olympic titleAdam Peaty fulfilled his destiny at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Monday, when he won Great Britain’s first gold medal of the Games …

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Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky set for showdown in 400m freestyle final

As swimmers battle with morning heats, US star was fastest qualifier, but Australian says she has ‘a bit more left in the tank’The Tokyo 2020 Olympic swim meet poses interesting tactical dilemmas for competitors. Like any major competition, athletes ne…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day two – in pictures

The best images from the second day’s action in Tokyo including volleyball, surfing, gymnastics and skateboarding Continue reading…

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Shock as Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia powers to gold in 400m freestyle

Teenager insists he ‘just worked hard’ to improve performanceOverhauls Australian and American rivals in thrilling last 50mTunisian teenager Ahmed Hafnaoui caused one of the biggest stirs of the Tokyo Olympics so far with a stunning 400m freestyle gold…

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Shock as Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia powers to gold in 400m freestyle

Teenager insists he ‘just worked hard’ to improve performanceOverhauls Australian and American rivals in thrilling last 50mTunisian teenager Ahmed Hafnaoui caused one of the biggest stirs of the Tokyo Olympics so far with a stunning 400m freestyle gold…

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Is Tokyo the Olympics where USA’s swimming empire crumbles?

The retirement of big stars have some speculating whether the American era is over. But Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel are still powerhousesSuccess at Olympic trials is an invitation to look ahead, but the new star of American men’s swimming sounded …

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Swimmer sacrifices Olympics dream in stand against Myanmar’s junta | Kieran Pender

Melbourne swimmer Win Htet Oo says pulling out was an ‘easy decision to make’ and a small price to payThere are almost 1,000 athletes here for the swimming competition, which began on Saturday. Win Htet Oo is not among them. Having qualified for the 50…

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Swimmer sacrifices Olympics dream in stand against Myanmar’s junta | Kieran Pender

Melbourne swimmer Win Htet Oo says pulling out was an ‘easy decision to make’ and a small price to payThere are almost 1,000 athletes here for the swimming competition, which began on Saturday. Win Htet Oo is not among them. Having qualified for the 50…

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Tokyo Olympics feel ‘weird’ says Adam Peaty after eighth-fastest time in history

Swimmer eases into 100m breaststroke semi-finalsPeaty: ‘I’m glad the cobwebs are out now’Adam Peaty admitted that the Tokyo 2020 Games feel “weird” and very different to a normal Olympics as he set the eighth fastest time in history to move into the 10…

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Adam Peaty’s second Olympic gold as close to an inevitability as sport gets

If he stays fit, Peaty will be racing himself in the men’s 100m breaststroke, for which he holds the 17 fastest times in historyForget death and taxes, in Tokyo it’s queues, health questionnaires, and the men’s 100m breaststroke. There aren’t supposed …

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Australian swimmers eager to entertain on the eve of Olympics duel with US | Kieran Pender

There is a feeling on the pool deck that it may be the Dolphins’ time to shine over a nine-day scheduleWhen Australia’s head swim coach Rohan Taylor holds court, his subtle American lilt becomes more pronounced. “You can tell I have an American accent,…

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Adam Peaty liberated and confident of breaking his own world record at Tokyo

Peaty will be defending his 100m breaststroke title‘I know I grow 10%, if not more, at an Olympic Games’Adam Peaty has warned his rivals that he is in such good shape he could break his own world record in Tokyo when he seeks to become the first Britis…

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Team GB drops Olympic swimming coach after welfare investigation

Alan Bircher of Ellesmere College Titans suspended Independent report compiled after complaints from parentsA leading swimming coach has been removed from Team GB’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics after a 12-month investigation heard allegations of a toxi…

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Adam Peaty: ‘It’s a fight in the pool. That’s when I feel I’m a god’

The fastest 100m breaststroke swimmer in history and Olympic favourite on his anger with dopers, his aims in Tokyo and becoming a fatherAdam Peaty, the son of a bricklayer from Uttoxeter, often feels like “a god” as he approaches the deep blue pool whe…

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Barrister to head ‘entirely independent’ probe into Australian swimming culture

Chris Ronalds to select all-female panel within weeksSwimmers urged to come forward with any complaintsAn investigation into claims of abusive culture in Australian swimming will be led by a barrister who helped develop the nation’s sexual discriminati…