Tokyo Olympics LIVE RESULTS: Peaty goes for golden TREBLE on Day Nine, Asher-Smith OUT, McCormack medal – latest updates

TEAM GB are eyeing up more medals on Day Nine of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

It threatened to be another Super Saturday yesterday after overnight gold medals in the triathlon and swimming relays.

Adam Peaty put in another terrific performance as Team GB took gold in the 4x100m mixed medley, smashing the world record in the process.

And the swimming sensation will go for his THIRD gold of the Games later tonight in the men's event.

There's a host of boxing action too, with Pat McCormack already guaranteed a silver medal after Ireland's Aidan Walsh pulled out of their semi-final clash through injury.


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  • Thomas Blow


    Laura Collett will be hoping to win a medal in her debut Olympics after a superb performance in the eventing cross-country.

    The 31-year-old suffered a horrific injury eight years ago after she was crushed by her horse in a cross-country fall.

    Paramedics had to resuscitate her five times as she suffered a fractured shoulder, broken ribs, a punctured lung, a lacerated liver and damage to her kidneys.

    Collett was placed in an induced coma for six days and suffered lasting damage to her right eye.

  • Thomas Blow


    Team GB's eventing stars have retained their gold medal position after an excellent run by Laura Collett.

    The 31-year-old cleared the course in 7:43, bringing the team's score to 78.30.

    Collett has also moved into the bronze medal position with an overall individual score of 25.80.

    Looking good for the Brits…

  • Jim Sheridan


    The Team GB ace will fight the winner of Cuba's Roniel Iglesias and Andrey Zamkovoy of the ROC on Tuesday morning at 11.05am.

    McCormack has already powered past Aliaksandr Radzionau and Bobo Usmon Baturov to reach the semis – and is now guaranteed a silver for his troubles.

    On Aidan Walsh's withdrawal, Ireland's boxing chief Bernard Dunne said: “What Aidan did this week is an incredible achievement.

    “His performance throughout the tournament has been outstanding.

    "It is great to see him write his name in the annals of Irish sport.

    "Just over two years ago we selected Aidan for his first major championship.

    "Over the past few months that potential that we had identified has grown and developed into a world class performance.

    "That reflects greatly on the level of preparation he has put in ahead of these Games."

  • Jim Sheridan


    Team GB's Pat McCormack is guaranteed at least a silver medal after his semi-final opponent Aidan Walsh dropped out of their welterweight boxing semi-final.

    The Irish star has suffered an ankle injury and takes home a bronze medal after reaching the last-four stage.

    McCormack will therefore no longer fight at his scheduled time tonight as planned, with one eye now firmly on the gold medal bout.

  • Jim Sheridan


    It'll be an odd 100m men's final later on today, with no Usain Bolt for the first time since 2008.

    But it's still set to be a cracker – and you don't even need to be a night owl to watch this one.

  • Jim Sheridan


    He's been the star of the Games in the pool for Team GB – and the medal rush might not be over for Adam Peaty just yet.

    It's the final day of competition in the swimming and the Uttoxeter-born star is eyeing up another gold in the 4x100m men's medley.

    You don't want to miss that tonight – set the alarm for around 3.30am.

  • Jim Sheridan


    A lot of talk about Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey in the final round of the golf today.

    But don't discount Rory McIlroy.

    A sublime 67 yesterday has left the Northern Irishman just three shots off the lead – striking distance if he gets on a run of birdies early doors.

  • Jim Sheridan


    How is this for an entrance?

    Baseball might not be the first sport you think of at the Olympics – but this has certainly made an impression on social media.

    Bullpen cars haven't been used in the MLB since the 1950s, but Japan are embracing a classic with their glove-inspired motor.

    The vehicle escorts relief pitchers onto the field of play when the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, fatigue or any other reason.

    It also has an electronic board on the front bumper, with the pitcher being carried resting their feet on artificial grass to get them into the spirit of the match.

  • Jim Sheridan


    Another night, another packed schedule in Tokyo.

    Thinking of heading to bed? Get yourself another drink and settle in as Team GB once again go on the medal hunt.

    Here's the main highlights for Sunday, Day Nine –

    • Men's golf final round (Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood – underway)
    • BMX freestyle (Charlotte Worthington, Declan Brooks – 2.10am)
    • Mens' 4x100m medley relay (Adam Peaty – 3.30am)
    • Sailing (Alison Young – 4am)
    • Men's gymastics (Max Whitlock – 9am)
    • Thomas Blow


      Team GB world champion Dina Asher-Smith has announced her withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics women’s 200m race.

      Asher-Smith revealed that she tore her hamstring before the Games.

      The 25-year-old was in tears after failing to make the women’s 100m final.

      And she gave an emotional interview where she told the BBC: "I’ve spent four weeks trying to run again."

    • Thomas Blow


      Here's how the Olympic medal table is shaping up heading into Sunday's action…

      China are leading the way with 21 golds (46 medals overall), while host nation Japan are in second with 17 (30 overall).

      United States are down in third on 16 (46 overall) and the Russian Olympic Committee have 11 (37 overall).

      Australia make up the top five with 10 (27 overall), one place ahead of Team GB on eight (28 overall).

    • Thomas Blow


      Almost two decades of hard work and sacrifice paid off for Tracey Hill and Nigel Whyte as they watched their son Kye soar through the skies of Tokyo to claim silver in his first Olympic Games.

      Hill, alongside family and friends, cheered BMX star Kye on from his home track in Burgess Park in the early hours of Friday morning.

      Click here to read Josh Mbu's exclusive interview with Kye White's parents

    • Thomas Blow


      Are you ready for some more action?

      Here's what to look forward to on Sunday morning/Saturday night…

      • Men's golf final round (midnight)
      • Athletics heats (1.10am)
      • Men's hockey QFs (1.30am)
      • Cycling BMX freestyle final (2am)
      • Swimming medals (2.30am)
      • Baseball KO stages (3am)
      • Sailing (3am)



      Paul Casey will lead the great British and Irish medal chase in the final round of the Olympic golf competition.

      Casey and GB team-mate Tommy Fleetwood are both in the top ten, along with the Irish duo of Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry.

      The leaderboard is as follows:

      1. Xander Schauffele (USA) -14
      2. Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) -13
      3. Paul Casey (Team GB), Carlos Ortiz (Mexico) -12

      McIlroy is on -11, while Fleetwood and Lowry are on -10.


      New Olympic champion Jonny Brownlee admitted he wouldn't touch his brother's gold medals because he wanted to win his own.

      The Leeds lad, 31, was part of the four-person team that won the mixed relay event in the triathlon earlier today.

      His brother Alistair, 33, is a two-time Olympic champion in the triathlon, achieving his medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

      • Thomas Blow


        Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal at the Tokyo Games, losing his bronze medal match to Pablo Carreno Busta.

        The 34-year-old took his frustration out on two rackets, hurling the first into an empty stand before smashing the second on the side of the net.

        The Serb will be 37 by time the next Olympics come round and may not get another chance to add to the bronze he won at Beijing in 2008.

      • Etienne Fermie

        BEEB FEAR

        The much-maligned BBC sacrificed their wall-to-wall coverage of the Olympics, as they feared losing rights to ITV.

        The Beeb's £110m deal for the 2018 Winter Olympics and the Tokyo Games saw them surrender full access to the events, in exchange for the free-to-air rights to the 2022 and 2024 editions.

        As per The Telegraph, a spokesperson said: "The IOC sold the rights for the Olympics in 2022 and 2024 to Discovery and, as a result, we needed to carve out a comprehensive deal that ensured the Olympics remained on the BBC.

        "With over 500 hours of live coverage, and more BBC One hours than ever before, alongside 24-hour catch up and extensive radio and digital rights, we have secured an extensive offer for audiences that has already been watched by over 26 million people."

      • Etienne Fermie

        'FIVE STARS'

        Baseball at the Tokyo Olympics has captured the imagination of fans with a creative bullpen car.

        The vehicle escorts relief pitchers onto the field of play when the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, fatigue or any other reason.

        Though many MLB teams no longer use a bullpen car, it has made a big impression in Tokyo.

        And that is because it features a rather unique baseball glove chair for the riders to sit in.

        It also has an electronic board on the front bumper, with the pitcher being carried resting their feet on artificial grass to get them into the spirit of the match.

        The pitcher even sits six feet behind the driver in accordance with social distancing measures.

        Team USA reliever Ryder Ryan got to enjoy the glove throne on Friday during an 8-1 win over Israel in the USA's first game of the competition.

      • Etienne Fermie

        ACCENT ROW

        The BBC’s Alex Scott has slammed a peer who criticised her accent during the Olympic coverage as she says she’s ‘working class and proud.’

        The former Arsenal star, 36, came under fire from Lord Digby Jones, a former Government minister, who suggested she needed “elocution lessons.”

        The peer in the House of Lords said: “Enough! I can’t stand it anymore!

        “Alex Scott spoils a good presentational job on the BBC Olympics Team with her very noticeable inability to pronounce her ‘g’s at the end of a word.

        “Competitors are NOT taking part, Alex, in the fencin, rowin, boxin, kayakin, weightliftin & swimmin.”

        But Ms Scott slammed the former minister, responding to the tweets: “I’m from a working class family in East London, Poplar, Tower Hamlets & I am PROUD.

        “Proud of the young girl who overcame obstacles, and proud of my accent! It’s me, it’s my journey, my grit.’

        She said: “Use your history to write your story. Keep striving, keep shining & don’t change for anyone.”

        The 36-year-old added: “Tweets like this just give me the energy to keep going. See you tomorrow.. live on BBC baby.”

      • Etienne Fermie


        Elaine Thompson-Herah ran faster than Flo-Jo to retain the women’s 100m Olympic title.

        Yet despite leading a Jamaican 1-2-3 in Tokyo in a time of 10.61 seconds, the 29-year-old was given a frosty reception by her fellow countrywomen.

        Thompson-Herah broke the Olympic record from 1988 set by controversial American Florence Griffith Joyner by 0.01 seconds.

        Yet silver medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and bronze medallist Shericka Jackson were not exactly warm in their congratulations.

        Thompson-Herah said: “I was super nervous in the final but I do train my body to control that. I know all of us were nervous. I screamed so loud at the end because I was so happy.

        “It’s a PB and an Olympic record so tonight is the best race.

        “Women are coming up, rising. Therefore to run this Olympic record tonight, that sends out a signal and a warning that anything is possible.”

        Britain’s Daryll Neita came last in the eight-woman final with a time of 11.12 seconds.

      • Etienne Fermie


        On Team GB's rowers and coach Jurgen Grobler's departure, James Cracknell continued to The Telegraph: "Whatever we might say about the timing of Jurgen's departure – and personally I think it was badly handled – this is an opportunity to sit down, think about what went wrong, and develop a new culture.

        "I hope British Rowing will come up with an approach that gives the athletes more say.

        "Because if you treat them like schoolkids, they will end up behaving like schoolkids when the 2024 regatta comes around."

        Team GB's rowers have disappointed despite major funding
      • Etienne Fermie


        James Cracknell has hit back at the beaten Tokyo 2020 Team GB rowers after their criticism of 'smug' Olympic champions.

        Double gold medallist Cracknell questioned the leadership in the current team after their worst performance since 1976.

        Coach Jurgen Grobler was ousted prior to the Tokyo Games and rower Josh Bugajski admitted he opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate his departure.

        Matt Rossiter also accused Cracknell and his fellow rowing champions as smugly revelling in the current team's struggles.

        Cracknell told The Telegraph: "I do not see as many leaders as in some Olympics.

        "I do not see enough people thinking for themselves and taking ownership of their crew's training, which is ultimately the basis for the boat's performance.

        "I wonder if that is because athletes have been institutionalised by being stationed in Caversham for the whole of their careers."

        James Cracknell has questioned the rowing team after their poor showing in Tokyo
      • Nyle Smith


        Reliving the moment when team GB conquered the first ever mixed Olympic triathlon by picking up the gold medal after a fantastic performance.

        Jonathan Brownlee, Jessica Learmouth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee, go and celebrate in style, you all deserve it.

      • Nyle Smith

        CATCH UP

        This is the back-story to the last post ICYMI.

      • Nyle Smith

        GOOD OL GARY

        Legendary pundit Gary Lineker sticking it to Digby Jones for his negative comments on Alex Scott's presentational skills.

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