Team GB’s Dina Asher-Smith prepares for 100m – follow live

Team GB’s Dina Asher-Smith prepares for 100m - follow live
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Day seven of Tokyo 2020 is now underway, with athletics finally getting underway at the Olympic Stadium.

Sha’Carri Richardson, who won the women’s 100m at the US Olympic Trials but was later suspended for cannabis use is not competing but the event is still filled with stars.

World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Rio gold medalist Elaine Thompson, as well as Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith are all competing in heats.

China and host nation Japan are currently tied atop the medal table with 15 golds apiece, while the United States sits in third place with 14 golds.

The ROC team and Australia both have eight gold medals, with Great Britain in sixth place with five golds.

Day seven also sees the second round of the golf tournament resuming from resumes from Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Team USA is currently leading the swimming medal table with six golds, and it has the chance to add another four in the pool today.

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Greece and New Zealand win rowing medals

Emma Twig from New Zealand took gold in the women’s single sculls final, ahed of Hanna Prakatsen of ROC and AustrianMagdalena Lobnig.

The men’s single sculls final was won by Greece’s Stefanos Ntouskos, who became his country’s first rowing champion.

Norway’s Kjetil Borch claimed silver and Damir Martin won bronze.

Graeme Massie30 July 2021 02:04
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Olympics 2021 schedule: Today’s events and start times in Tokyo

Day seven of the Tokyo Olympic Games is under way as the athletics programme kicks off at the New National Stadium.

Dina Asher-Smith gets her 100m campaign under way in the heats (from 2am BST), while Duncan Scott attempts to win a third medal in men’s 200m medley final (swimming from 1am BST). Team GB are back on the football pitch against Australia (10am BST) while Pat McCormck fights in the welterweight quarter-finals (2.30am BST).

Lawrence Ostlere in Tokyo has the details.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics schedule: Today’s events and start times

Who is competing at the Olympics today?

Graeme Massie30 July 2021 02:00
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St Paul mayor declares Friday ‘Sunisa Lee Day’ for gold medal winner

The city’s mayor Melvin Carter was joined by Minnesota governor Tim Walz, who made a similar proclamation for the state.

“We (are) so proud of you, Suni. Way to bring home the gold!” said Mr Walz in a statement.

Graeme Massie30 July 2021 01:58
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Day seven sees final events in rowing competition

The eighth and final rowing session of the games sees the medal races in the women’s and men’s single sculls, and the women’s and men’s eights.

Graeme Massie30 July 2021 01:39
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Tokyo 2020: The Hawaii private school that has churned out dozens of Olympians – and a US president

It is Hawaii’s most famous private high school and was attended by Tokyo 2020 gold medal surfer Carissa Moore – and Barack Obama.

But the surf star and the 44th president of the United States are not the only famous names to have walked the corridors of The Punahou School in Honolulu.

More details below.

The Hawaii private school that churns out Olympians and a US president

The Punahou School in Honolulu has had an Olympian at every games since 1972

Graeme Massie30 July 2021 01:38

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