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Three golds and two silvers for Team GB on ‘Magic Monday’ at Tokyo Olympics

Swimmer Adam Peaty, divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee and mountain biker Tom Pidcock all won goldLive updates from Tokyo 2020Britain’s Olympians soared and awed on a Magic Monday in Tokyo, winning three golds in just five hours.Adam Peaty, Team GB’s banke…

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Tears on Tokyo podium reflect Tom Daley’s long march to Olympic glory | Donald McRae

All the hope, disappointment, despair and joy the British diver had endured these past 13 years were cleansed with Tokyo goldTwo teardrops stood still for a moment and glistened on Tom Daley’s skin soon after he and Matty Lee had draped gold medals aro…

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‘Brutal but effective’: lottery funding secures 100 golds for Team GB

Numbers 101 and 102 soon follow, underlining huge change in fortunes since single gold at Atlanta in 1996As the action at the Tokyo Olympics gathers pace, Britons can expect further moments of glory and tragedy, triumph and heartache to match those fro…

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Team GB’s Leah Williamson: ‘I had to keep my eyes closed for the anthem’

Centre-back who made an emotional Olympic debut in the win over Japan says the players are determined to top their groupThe 15-year-old Leah Williamson was sitting on a bench in the Olympic Park on Super Saturday as her Milton Keynes home town hero Gre…

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Tom Daley ‘incredibly proud to say I am gay and an Olympic champion’

Daley and Matty Lee pip China to synchronised diving gold‘I hope any LGBT person can see … you can achieve anything’“I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion. When I was younger I didn’t think I’d ever achieve any…

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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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Tom Pidcock wins cross-country mountain bike gold with dominant ride

Mathias Flückiger wins silver, Spain’s David Valero takes bronzeYorkshireman broke collarbone in training crash just weeks agoTom Pidcock stormed to gold with a dominant ride in the men’s Olympic cross-country mountain bike race in Izu on Monday.The 21…

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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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Winning a few rounds at Tokyo Olympics is not enough – I want to go all the way | Caroline Dubois

I did not sacrifice everything all these years I’ve been boxing and training so hard to settle for a few good performancesThe moment, when it came, was really powerful. Last Thursday night, in our GB Boxing team room in the Olympic village, it finally …

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Charlotte Dujardin cruises into Olympic individual dressage final

Dujardin superb aboard major championship debutant GioAdam Peaty into Monday’s 100m breaststroke finalThe defending champion Charlotte Dujardin produced an inspired performance as she cruised into Wednesday’s Olympic individual dressage final. Dujardin…

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Hege Riise shuffles Team GB pack and comes up with winning hand

The manager’s switch of tactics and personnel secured victory over Japan and qualification for the Olympic knockout stagePerhaps the most pleasing aspect of Team GB’s progression to the knockout stage of the Olympics following their 1-0 victory over Ja…

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‘Absolutely gutted’: Britain’s Jade Jones laments shock Olympic taekwondo exit

Team GB star falls in first contest, attempting third straight gold‘I didn’t switch into attack mode, I stayed in scared mode’A forlorn-looking Jade Jones admitted she was left feeling “absolutely gutted” by defeat at the first hurdle in Tokyo 2020.Jon…

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‘Absolutely gutted’: Britain’s Jade Jones laments shock Olympic taekwondo exit

Team GB star falls in first contest, attempting third straight gold‘I didn’t switch into attack mode, I stayed in scared mode’A forlorn-looking Jade Jones admitted she was left feeling “absolutely gutted” by defeat at the first hurdle in Tokyo 2020.Jon…

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Britain go down in women’s hockey opener amid video referral farce

Germany win 2-1 but that only tells part of the storyHollie Pearne-Webb: ‘The points should have been ours’First, the facts. Great Britain, the reigning Olympic women’s hockey champions, began their title defence with a 2-1 defeat to Germany in Pool A….

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Britain go down in women’s hockey opener amid video referral farce

Germany win 2-1 but that only tells part of the storyHollie Pearne-Webb: ‘The points should have been ours’First, the facts. Great Britain, the reigning Olympic women’s hockey champions, began their title defence with a 2-1 defeat to Germany in Pool A….

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Olympic fever finally hits Japan on first day of competition at Tokyo 2020

Almost 70 million people watched the Games on TV in the host nation but some British viewers were left disappointedAfter a year of apathy, swirling uncertainty and widespread anxiety about Covid, the Japanese public appeared to suddenly catch Olympic f…

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Olympic fever finally hits Japan on first day of competition at Tokyo 2020

Almost 70 million people watched the Games on TV in the host nation but some British viewers were left disappointedAfter a year of apathy, swirling uncertainty and widespread anxiety about Covid, the Japanese public appeared to suddenly catch Olympic f…

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Ellen White’s flash of subtle brilliance lights up Team GB’s sluggish display | Barney Ronay

Hege Riise’s best finisher, who scored the winner against Japan, has hit top form at exactly the right time at the Tokyo OlympicsFor long periods in Sapporo, as this Group E game between Japan and Team GB meandered and sagged at the edges, Ellen White …

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Olympics: Ellen White sends Team GB to knockouts with winner against Japan

Japan 0-1 Great BritainWhite scores her third goal of the Tokyo OlympicsEllen White scored her third goal at the Tokyo Olympics as a patient Team GB ensured their passage to the knockout stage with a 1-0 defeat of hosts Japan.The win means Team GB go i…

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Mallory Franklin: ‘Women have had less opportunity – this is about making history’

Britain’s most successful female canoeist has finally had her C1 class made an Olympic event: now she must handle the pressureMallory Franklin is far too polite to name the individual who delivered disparaging remarks about the expansion of women’s can…