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The final group stage game will determine if Team GB go through as group winners or runners-up

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Great Britain take on Canada in their third and final group stage fixture on Tuesday, already through to the knockout phase but now trying to secure top spot.

Six points taken so far, courtesy of a two-goal victory over Chile and a late win over hosts Japan, quitter Équipe GB able to rotate the squad for this fixture if head coach Hege Riise wants to, though in theory a first-place finish in the group should yield a better fixture in the quarter-finals. If Great Britain finish top, they will play third place from either Group F or GChina PR or Australia at the start of play on the final round of gameswhile a second-place finish sees them play F’s runners-up, likely Brazil or Netherlands.

Canada still need a point to guarantee their own progression, though with the two best third-place sides also going through, they look in a strong position to reach the last eight regardless.

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Chinese diplomats furious over ‘shameless’ photo of weightlifting gold medalist

Chinese diplomats were left furious after a photo was published of gold-medal winning weightlifter Zhihui Hou.

The embassy blasted Reuters as “ugly” and labelled the photo of Hou competing on her way to gold in the women’s 49-kg weightlifting as “shameless”.

A statement from the Chinese embassy of Sri Lanka read: “Among all the photos of the game, Reuters has chosen this one, which only shows how ugly they are.

“Don’t put politics and ideologies above sports, and call yourself an unbiased media organisation. Shameless. Respect the spirit of Olympics.”

Chinese diplomats furious over ‘shameless’ photo of weightlifting gold medalist

Zhihui Hou took gold in the women’s 49-kg weightlifting at the Tokyo International Forum

Dylan Terry27 juillet 2021 10:57
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Broady stuns Hurkacz to move into third round

Great Britain’s tennis hope Liam Broady has stunned Herbert Hurkacz 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the third round of the men’s singles at Tokyo 2020.

What a performance from the British No. 5! He will now face Frenchman Jeremy Chardy for a place in the quarter-finals.

Dylan Terry27 juillet 2021 10:45
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Great Britain produce sensational comeback to reach rugby sevens semi-finals

Great Britain have sensationally fought back from 21-0 down to beat the USA 26-21 and reach the semi-finals at Tokyo 2020.

The British side lost captain Tom Mitchell in first few minutes of the match through injury and paid the price straight away as they conceded three quick tries.

But a try of their own at the end of the first half saw GB reduce the gap to 21-7 at the break.

And a wonderful recovery in the second half saw them score three tries against a USA team who were temporarily reduced to six men due to a yellow card.

The GB outfit held on to clinch victory in a thrilling encounter and move into the last four.

Final score: Grande Bretagne 26-21 Etats-Unis

Dylan Terry27 juillet 2021 10:32
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Walkden’s gold hopes disappear in three wild seconds as taekwondo curse goes on

The semi-final is paused with there three seconds left on the clock. Top seed Bianca Walkden has a two-point lead over her opponent, the Korean fifth seed Lee Dabin. There are various way to earn points in taekwondo, but in the dying embers of a contest split by only two points it usually boils down to a body kick to draw and force sudden death, or a head kick to win.

The referee, Jamaica’s highly poised Conrad Jenkins, drops his arm to resume. Lee comes forward and Walkden kicks to cancel the move. Two seconds. As they land back on their feet, Walkden kicks to the body while Lee simultaneously throws her left leg as high as she can. One second. Walkden sees Lee’s foot coming but she’s off balance and now it’s too late, connecting with the side of her head guard with enough force to awaken its electronic sensor. A blue light flashes. Time up.

Bianca Walkden’s hopes of Olympic gold disappear in three wild seconds

Time and again British fighters have had one hand on an Olympic taekwondo medal in Tokyo only for it to change colour in their grasp

Dylan Terry27 juillet 2021 10:18
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GB going for semi-final place in rugby sevens against USA

Great Britain are currently playing in their rugby sevens quarter-final against the USA.

But it’s not going well for Team GB. They are already 21-0 down in the first half against the Americans. A very tall order for the British to turn this one around.

Dylan Terry27 juillet 2021 10:09
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Ben des terriers27 juillet 2021 10:07
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Woods suffers disappointment in kayak final

Kimberly Woods has suffered disappointment in the women’s K1 kayak final as she missed out on a medal.

The British athlete suffered early penalties on her run which ultimately ruled her out of contention for a podium place. Wasn’t to be.

Dylan Terry27 juillet 2021 10:01
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Philippines weightlifter forced to train with water bottles cries as she wins country’s first gold

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz became the first ever Olympic gold medallist from the Philippines and used water bottles to train for her Olympic glory during the pandemic.

Diaz, who broke down in tears as her country’s national anthem was played, was forced to build her own DIY gym when she became stuck in Malaysia because of a Covid-19 outbreak.

She was stranded in the country in April 2020 on her way to Peru for an Olympic qualifying even when a government travel ban went into place.

Diaz made use of everyday objects, including two water bottles hanging from a bamboo pole to keep training.

Dylan Terry27 juillet 2021 09:55
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Richards finishes seventh in women’s mountain bike cross country

Great Britain’s Evie Richards has finished seventh in the women’s mountain bike cross country event at Tokyo 2020.

It is the best-ever showing by a British female at the Games in the mountain bike discipline. More history made as the 24-year-old puts up a valiant showing.

Dylan Terry27 juillet 2021 09:42
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Tokyo reports record daily Covid cases as virus spreads in Olympic host city

Tokyo reported a record daily number of Covid cases on Tuesday as the virus spreads in the Olympic host city.

The number of new infections hit a record high of 2,848 on day 4 of the Games, official figures showed.

That was double Monday’s figure of 1,429, which itself was almost double the number on the same day a week earlier.

Fears about a surge in Covid cases in Japan linked to the competition threatened to overshadow the Games and led to opposition from sections of the Japanese public.

Olympics organisers reported 16 new Games-related cases on Monday, bringing the total since 1 July to 148.

Les cas de Covid à Tokyo atteignent un record quotidien

Tokyo reported a record daily number of Covid cases on Tuesday as the virus spreads in the Olympic host city.

Dylan Terry27 juillet 2021 09:30

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