Tokyo Olympics Day 12 LIVE RESULTS: Team GB LOSE to Germany in women’s Team Pursuit final, Biles wins bronze


TEAM GB are back amongst the medals on Day 11 in Tokyo.

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell pipped New Zealand to 49er gold after a thrilling race, securing GB’s first sailing medal of the Games.

And Giles Scott backed it up just an hour or so later, taking gold in the Finn.

But there was disappointment for GB sprinter Adam Gemili who is out of the 200m after suffering a hamstring injury, leaving the sprinting star in tears on the track.

Laura Kenny and co. then lost their Team Pursuit final to Germany, who set a world record time in the process.

The performance of the day – and potentially the entire Games – has gone to Norway’s Karsten Warholm who became the first man to break 46 seconds ever to take 400m gold in stunning fashion.

Simone Biles returned in the balance beam final, winning bronze, before Pat McCormack picked up silver in his welterweight boxing final.


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  • SKY THE LIMIT

    Today’s the day for Sky Brown to make her Olympics debut.

    The 13-year-old will become Team GB’s youngest summer athlete of all time when she competes in the skateboarding’s park contest.

    She picked up a bronze in the world champs aged 11 – behind two Japanese stars who will be looking for more glory today. 

  • MAN OF WAR

    Norway’s Karsten Warholm, who put in arguably THE performance of the Olympics so far, has thanked his fellow competitors on his Instagram.

    The 400m hurdler smashed his own world record to record the first ever sub-46sec one lap hurdles run with 45.94sec.

    In fact, the second placed runner Rai Benjamin of the United States and Brazilian Alison dos Santos all set the fastest three times EVER in that final.

    Before 2021, Kevin Young had held the world record since 1992 with 46.72sec.

    Either way, gentleman that Warholm is, he left this classy message for his one-lap barrier hoppers.

  • THE RACE IS HOTTING UP

    The open water marathon swim is 1hr 26min in and American Ashley Twitchell is setting the pace and has decided not to take on liquids on every lap.

    France’s Lara Grangeon is trailing in her wake.

    In fact, one interested party appears to be this fish that just jumped out of the water in slow motion on telly.

    Unbelievably, the water temperature is just under 30C, which is nearly as warm as a bath.

  • MARATHON SWIM UNDERWAY

    The women are on lap three of seven in the swimming.

    Britain’s Alice Dearing is currently in 18th place, 18sec behind the leader.

    One of the issues with the Odaiba Marine Park has been the water temperatures, which are basically tropical.

    That means the swimmers have to get to get their fluids in every lap and coaches have been chucking the odd ice cube in there to make sure they can cool their body temperatures down.

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  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

    Here’s what’s coming up tomorrow:

    Artistic Swimming

    • 11.30am Duet Free Routine Final

    Athletics

    • 1am – Men’s Decathlon 100m 
    • 1.05am – Men’s Javelin Throw Qualification 
    • 1.35am – Women’s Heptathlon 100m Hurdles
    • 1.55am – Men’s Decathlon Long Jump
    • 2.35am – Women’s Heptathlon High Jump
    • 3am – Men’s 110m Hurdles Semi-finals
    • 3.30am – Women’s 400m Hurdles Final
    • 3.40am – Men’s Decathlon Shot Put
    • 10.30am – Men’s Decathlon High Jump
    • 11am – Women’s 1500m Semi-finals
    • 11.05am – Women’s Heptathlon Shot Put
    • 11.30am – Women’s 400m Semi-Final 1
    • 12pm – Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final
    • 12.15pm – Men’s Hammer Throw Final
    • 12.30pm – Women’s Heptathlon 200m
    • 1.05pm – Men’s 800m Final
    • 1.30pm – Men’s Decathlon 400m 
    • 1.55pm – Men’s 200m Final

    Baseball/Softball

    • 8am – Baseball Round 2 Repechage
    • 11am – Baseball Semi-final

    Basketball

    • 2am – Women’s Quarterfinal

    Beach Volleyball

    • TBC – Men’s Quarter-finals

    Boxing

    • 6am – Women’s Fly (48-51kg) Semi-finals
    • 6.30am – Women’s Welter (64-69kg) Semi-finals
    • 7.03am – Men’s Super Heavy (+91kg) Semi-finals
    • 7.35am – Men’s Super Heavy (+91kg) Semi-finals

    Canoe Sprint

    • 1.30am – Women’s Kayak Single 200m Semi-finals
    • 2.05am – Women’s Canoe Single 200m Heats
    • 2.40am – Women’s Kayak Single 500m Heats
    • 3.22am – Men’s Kayak Double 1000m Heats
    • 4.08am – Men’s Kayak Single 200m Quarter-finals
    • 4.29am – Women’s Canoe Single 200m Quarter-finals
    • 5.18am – Men’s Kayak Double 1000m Quarter-finals

    Cycling Track

    • 7.30am – Men’s Sprint Qualifying
    • 8.10am – Women’s Keirin First Round – Heats
    • 8.35am – Men’s Sprint 1/32 Finals – Heats
    • 9.11am – Women’s Keirin Repechages – Heats
    • 9.31am – Men’s Sprint 1/32 Finals Repechages – Heats
    • 9.45am – Men’s Team Pursuit Finals 7-8
    • 9.52am – Men’s Team Pursuit Finals 5-6
    • 9.59am – Men’s Team Pursuit Finals – Bronze
    • 10.06am – Men’s Team Pursuit Finals – Gold
    • 10.13am – Men’s Sprint 1/16 Finals – Heats
    • 10.47am – Men’s Sprint Repechages

    Diving

    • 7am – Women’s 10m Platform Preliminary

    Equestrian

    • 11am – Jumping Individual Final

    Golf

    • 11.30pm (Aug 3) – Women’s Individual Stroke Play Round 1

    Handball

    • 1.30am – Women’s Quarter-finals

    Hockey

    • 2.30am – Women’s Semi-final
    • 11am – Women’s Semi-final

    Marathon Swimming

    • 10.30pm (Aug 3) – Women’s 10k

    Sailing

    • 6.33am – Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470 – Medal Race
    • 7.33am – Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470 – Medal Race

    Skateboarding

    • 1am – Women’s Park Prelims Heats
    • 8.30am – Women’s Park Final

    Sport Climbing

    • 9am – Women’s Combined, Speed Qualification
    • 10am – Women’s Combined, Bouldering Qualification
    • 1.10pm – Women’s Combined, Lead Qualification

    Table Tennis

    • 2am – Women’s Team Quarter-finals; Men’s Team Quarter-finals
    • 6.30am – Women’s Team Quarter-finals; Men’s Team Quarter-finals
    • 11.30am – Women’s Team Semi-finals

    Volleyball

    • From 1am – Women’s Quarter-finals

    Water Polo

    • From 6am – Men’s Quarter-finals

    Weightlifting

    • 5.50am – Men’s +109kg Group B
    • 1150am – Men’s +109kg Group A Medal

    Wrestling

    • 3am – MGR 67kg/87kg, WFS 62kg Repechages
    • 3.30am – MFS 57kg/86kg, WFS 57kg 1/8 Finals, QF
    • From 10.15am – Men’s Freestyle 57kg Semi-finals; Men’s Freestyle 86kg Semi-finals; Women’s Freestyle 57kg Semi-finals; Men’s Greco-Roman 67kg Bronze Medal Match; Men’s Greco-Roman 67kg Final; Men’s Greco-Roman 87kg Bronze Medal Match; Men’s Greco-Roman 87kg Final; Women’s Freestyle 62kg Bronze Medal Match; Women’s Freestyle 62kg Final
  • TEAM GB LEGEND

    Team GB cycling legend, triple Olympic gold medallist and seven-time world champion Ed Clancy has retired.

  • NEED FOR SPEED

    The designer of the running track at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium has admitted the surface is giving athletes a “one or two per cent” advantage.

    The Tokyo Olympic Games has seen a number of world and Olympic track records smashed over the past couple of days.

    The most recent example being Norway’s Karsten Warholm smashing his own 400m hurdles world record.

    Warholm annihilated his own record by more than 0.7 seconds on Tuesday, clocking in a time of 45.94 seconds.

    Funnily enough Team USA’s Rai Benjamin – who came second – also broke Warholm’s previous world record with a time of 46.17.

    Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah smashed Olympic records in the 100m hurdles and 100m respectively. 

    Although watching athletes smash world and Olympic records is fun, it has, however, raised some questions about the track.

  • GOING FOR GOLD

    China lead the medals table after day 11!

  • LAURA KENNY REACTS

    Team GB settled for silver in the women’s team pursuit after losing the final to Germany.

    Laura Kenny said: “As an athlete, you want to win everything.

    “I don’t think it’s any harder for me than it is anyone else taking silver. We set our hearts on gold, we wanted to win gold, so yeah we are going to feel disappointed.

    “I glimpsed at my phone and so many people are saying: ‘You should be really proud of silver’, and I am really proud of silver, I just do feel a bit disappointed…

    “[Germany] were phenomenal, you can’t take anything away from them. That is incredible, that’s going to be a record that stands for a long time I think”

  • JASON KENNY REACTS

    Team GB’s men’s cyclists had to settle for silver and Jason Kenny became the team’s most-decorated Olympian by winning an eighth honour.

    Kenny said: “We did the same thing we always do.

    “We came and emptied the tanks. We did our best ride I think. We pretty much nailed it in the first round and then we rolled the dice and went after the win.

    “It didn’t go our way but they were better than us, simple as that. We knew we had to get better in the past few years, we have improved a lot and made a reasonable step but it was not enough”

  • HODGKINSON REACTS

    Team GB’s Keely Hodgkinson won the silver medal in the women’s 800m final.

    Hodgkinson told the BBC: “It was so open and I wanted to put it all out there, I’m so happy.

    “Kelly Holmes is a legend. I’ve looked up to her and spoken to her in the last couple of days, she’s a lovely person.

    “I just have no words. It means so much, and thank you to everyone that has sent messages over the past couple of days.

    “If the Olympics had been last year I wouldn’t have been here, but suddenly it’s given me a year to grow and compete with these girls”

  • WHAT’S NEXT?

    Team GB is back in action on Wednesday for Day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics.

    Sky Brown competes in the skateboarding event at the age of 13, world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson gets underway in the women’s heptathlon, Andrew Pozzi is in the men’s 110m hurdles semi-finals, Laura Muir performs in the women’s 1500m semis, Frazer Clarke is set for a super heavyweight boxing semi-final and Ben Whittaker has made the light heavyweight final against Cuba’s Arlen Lopez.

    Britain’s cyclists will meanwhile be in action as the individual sprint events take place.

    The women’s hockey team will look to defend their gold medal in the semi-finals against the Netherlands

  • OLYMPICS MEDAL TABLE UPDATED

    Team GB remain sixth after day 11 of the Tokyo Olympics.

    China and the United States continue to fight for first place, as usual.

    More below:

  • THOMPSON-HERAH REACTS

    Jamaica star Elaine Thompson-Herah insisted her triumph in the women’s 200m event was not at all easy.

    Thompson-Herah told the BBC: “Honestly I just need to sleep, I have not slept since the 100 metres, honestly my body is in shock mode, but I still had my composure to come out here.

    “I knew my time wouldn’t be fast because yesterday we ran two rounds, which took a lot from me, I equalled my PB last night. So to come out to get a national record and two-time Olympian I am so happy.

    “I was begging for the line, but you have to hold your technique through the line. I know my grandma is celebrating right now.

    “It feels good to be in the history book, to set a barrier for the other generation of athletes coming up because we have got a lot of athletes coming from Jamaica, it means a lot to me to set this barrier.

    “Everyone who supports me and believes in me, a big thank you to them”

  • BILES INTERVIEW

    Here’s what Simone Biles had to say after her impressive return to the Tokyo Olympics.

    Biles won the bronze medal in the women’s balance beam final competition. after a late decision to return to action following her withdrawal due to mental health problems.

    Here’s what she said:

  • WOMEN’S HAMMER

    Poland star Anita Wlodarczyk just made history in the women’s hammer event!

    Wlodarczyk is the first female athlete to win three separate gold medals at three Olympic Games.

    China’s Zheng Wang takes the silver and Malwina Kopron, also of Poland, snatches the bronze medal

  • MEN’S FOOTBALL

    Spain have made it to the final of the men’s football event where they will face Brazil.

    Marco Asensio’s 115th minute winner against Japan gave the Furia Roja the chance of winning the gold medal in Tokyo.

    The Japanese came close as they lost 1-0 at extra-time and are now set to take on Mexico in the bronze medal match.

    The final between Spain and Brazil takes place on Saturday

  • MEN’S POLE VAULT

    Team GB pole vaulter Harry Coppell is still pleased with his Olympic experience despite finishing seventh in the men’s pole vault event.

    Coppell told the BBC: “It has just been amazing, I am still in a little bit of disbelief that I was in an Olympic final. But I went out and I jumped as well as I could.

    “I am a little bit gutted to not get the PB because that would have put me in the fight for a medal but I am just so happy.

    “It has been brilliant, that was one of the best sessions I have had in months, then the training sessions just started getting better and better.

    “Physically I was feeling great and my volume was looking really good. Even better than when I was rolling in 2020.

    “The [accident involving my teeth] was a bit of a mishap, but if I had broken nose I wouldn’t have been able to breathe. All I had to do was see the dentist a couple of times so I can smile right now”

  • MORE FROM BILES

    Team USA gymnast Simone Biles has pointed at the importance of more mental health awareness.

    Biles won the bronze medal in the women’s balance beam final competition. after a late decision to return to action following her withdrawal due to mental health problems.

    She said: “Definitely bringing a light to the conversation of mental health, it is something that people go through a lot that is kind of pushed under the rug.

    “I feel like we’re not just entertainment, we’re humans as well and we have feelings”

  • MEN’S POLE VAULT

    Greece’s Emmanouil Karalis shared a touching message to his parents after his impressive performance in the men’s pole vault event.

    Karalis finished fourth and shared a note he wrote that read: “Thank you mom + dad”.

    The 21-year-old equalled his individual record of 5.80m and came close to the podium.

    The young Greek athlete left a lot of promise for the future in his debut Olympic appearance that came just seven months after his return from injury

  • MEN’S POLE VAULT

    Sweden’s Armand Duplantis has won the gold medal in men’s pole vault.

    Duplantis finished miles ahead of his competition after clearing 6.02m.

    The 21-year-old tried to break his own world record but just failed to overcome 6.19m.

    Team USA’s Chris Nilsen won silver with a new individual record whereas Brazil’s Thiago Braz, who won the gold in Rio, finished third.

    Greece’s Emmanouil Karalis came fourth and shared an emotional message to his parents

  • WOMEN’S 200m

    Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah has won the women’s 200m final at the Tokyo Olympics.

    Thompson-Herah, who won gold in the women’s 100m, clocked a time of 21.53 seconds – the second fastest ever in the history of the women’s event.

    Namibia’s Christine Mboma came second, Team USA’s Gabrielle Thomas won the bronze medal whereas Jamaican star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce finished fourth

  • WOMEN’S 800m

    Another medal for Team GB!

    Runner Keely Hodgkinson won the silver medal in the women’s 800m final.

    Team USA’s Athing Mu finished first by some distance from Hodgkinson.

    Team USA’s Raevyn Rogers was awarded the bronze medal

  • BILES REACTS

    Team USA’s Simone Biles decided to return to action after withdrawing due to mental health reasons and won a bronze medal in the women’s balance beam final competition.

    Biles admitted she didn’t expect a medal after deciding to come out and fight for herself.

    Sh said: “I didn’t expect a medal today, I just wanted to go out there for me and that’s what I did.

    “I was proud of myself just to go out there after what I’ve been through.”

  • BILES TRIUMPH

    Team USA’s Simone Biles won a bronze medal in the women’s balance beam final competition.

    That was Biles’ second medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after her silver in the team final, and her seventh Olympic medal overall.

    The 24-year-old gymnast initially withdrew from the Olympics due to mental health reasons but ultimately managed to return to action.

    China took the other two medals with Guan Chenchen winning gold and Tang Xijing earning silver





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