Team GB win second sailing gold at Tokyo 2020 – suivre les mises à jour en direct

Team GB win second sailing gold at Tokyo 2020 - suivre les mises à jour en direct
Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo EN DIRECT: Team GB win golds and silver in sailing with Laura Kenny in track cycling action

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Belarusian sprinter arrives at Polish Embassy in Tokyo after refusing to board flight home

Jour 11 du Tokyo 2020 Olympics is already a cracker with a huge world record set on the track in the men’s 400m hurdles by Norway’s Karsten Warholm, finishing in just 45.94 secondes. And Cuba have claimed first place in the men’s 1,000m canoe double in an Olympic record time of 3:24.995.

In the women’s long jump, Germany’s Malaika Mihambo won gold with a leap of 7.00m. Brittney Reese of the United States had to settle for silver, while Nigeria’s Ese Brume won bronze.

But the biggest event of the day is set to be the return of superstar gymnast Simone Bilès, who will take part in the final of the beam. The four-time Olympic champion has not competed since she pulled out of the women’s team final on Wednesday, citing her mental health and a case of the “twisties” preventing her from landing her routines safely.

The competition will begin on Tuesday morning at 9.50am GMT, which is 4.50am ET, and in the US it can be live streamed on the NBC Olympics website, Peacock, or the NBC Sports app. NBC will also replay the event in their primetime coverage, which starts at 8pm ET on Tuesday.

Ailleurs, the Belarusian sprinter who refused to board a plane back to her home country has received a humanitarian visa from Poland after the diplomatic drama unfolded in Tokyo.

Kristina Timanovskaya, 24, was set to run in the 200m at the Olympics but said that she was being forced to go home after criticising team officials for entering her into the 4x400m relay behind her back. But when she was taken to the airport by officials she approached Japanese police and said she wanted to apply for political asylum.

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Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo: History for Jason Kenny

Great Britain’s progress to the men’s team sprint finals means that Jason Kenny will join Bradley Wiggins on eight Olympic medalsmaking him the most decorated British Olympian of all time.

If Great Britain win gold, Kenny will move clear of Chris Hoy with seven Olympic goldsthat will also be a British record.

Jamie Braidwood3 août 2021 09:10
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Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo: GB through to men’s team sprint final

It’s a flying sprint from Great Britain, and it’s a new Olympic record! A time of 41.829 seconds should see Great Britain into the final.

The defending champions will take on the Netherlands, as expected, as the Dutch take back the Olympic record with a time of 41.431. The pace of the track cycling so far has been remarkable.

So Great Britain are guaranteed a silver at least, but they will aim to beat the current world champions at 09:44 BST.

Jamie Braidwood3 août 2021 09:04
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Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo: Men’s team sprint latest

Great Britain are next up in the men’s team sprint, where they will take on Germany in the third heat of the first round.

GB are attempting to win the race and set one of the two fastest times to advance to the gold medal race.

Jamie Braidwood3 août 2021 09:03
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Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo: Jack Laugher wins bronze in men’s 3m springboard

Jack Laugher bagged the third Olympic medal of his diving career with bronze in the men’s 3m springboard final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

The 26-year-old from Harrogate won gold and silver at Rio 2016 and he completed the set here, claiming a place on the podium as Xie Siyi took top spot, with Chinese compatriot Wang Zongyuan finishing runner-up.

It was a consistent display from Laugher, who did not drop below 81 points in his six dives with a best of 96.9 from his forward four and a half somersaults tuck.

Fellow Briton James Heatly qualified in fourth place but was unable to recover from a disappointing first dive in the 12-strong final and finished ninth.

Jack Laugher wins bronze in men’s 3m springboard final at Tokyo Olympics

A gold and silver medalist from Rio 2016, the 26-year-old added a bronze in Tokyo

Jamie Braidwood3 août 2021 09:00
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Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo: Men’s team pursuit latest

The leading Denmark rider caught up with one of the trailing GB cyclists and it looked like he didn’t see what was ahead of him as they caught wheels, sending both men crashing to the ground.

Denmark will advance to the final, presumably, as they had managed to catch Great Britain. But they won’t have set a time.

Neither, I would guess, have Team GBwhich could impact whether they go through to the bronze medal race.

Jamie Braidwood3 août 2021 08:53
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It’s Denmark who have upped the pace over the second kilometre, pourtant, building up a lead of around a second and maintaining that over the next kilometre.

It then seems to fall apart for Britainthe pack get split and Denmark are close to catching them.

Then there’s a crash! A Danish cyclist has collided with a GB rider!

Jamie Braidwood3 août 2021 08:51
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Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo: Men’s team pursuit latest

We’re underwayand it’s Great Britain who get off to the faster start.

After the opening kilometre Great Britain hold a narrow lead.

Jamie Braidwood3 août 2021 08:48
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Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo: Men’s team pursuit latest

The first couple of days of track cycling has been extraordinary. In the third heat of the men’s team pursuit, Italy have obliterated the world record by over two seconds in reaching the gold medal race!

A time of 3:42.307 from the Italians breaks Denmark’s previous best (3:44.672) set in February 2020.

Italy will take on either Denmark or Great Britain in the final. That heat is up next.

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Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo: Men’s team pursuit latest

Great Britain will go up against Denmark shortly in the semi-finals of the men’s team pursuit, with Charlie Tanfield replacing Ed Clancy and joining Ethan Hayter, Ethan Vernon and Ollie Wood in the quartet.

Denmark qualified fastest yesterday, as they set a new Olympic record with a time of 3:45.014.

Grande Bretagne, who held the previous record from winning gold in Rio, qualified fourth after setting a time of 3:47.507.

The winner of this heat will advance to the gold medal race, while the loser could yet qualifying for the bronze medal race.

Jamie Braidwood3 août 2021 08:43
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Jeux Olympiques de Tokyo: GB’s Ed Clancy retires, withdraws from Olympics

Ed Clancy has withdrawn from the men’s team pursuit and has retired from cycling due to injury.

Clancy was aiming to win his fourth straight gold medal in the men’s team pursuit and is the most successful cyclist in the history of the event.

Great Britain qualified fourth yesterday Clancy will take no further part in the competition due to an on-going back issue.

“I’m absolutely gutted that my Olympic career has ended this way, but it would be unfair of me to try to carry on now I have aggravated my back injury,” Clancy said.

“Ultimately, I want the rest of the lads to build on the hard work we have done over the past year and a half and give them the best possible chance of making it on to the podium. I will be supporting them all the way.”

Jamie Braidwood3 août 2021 08:37

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