Gold medals for GB team’s Adam Peaty, Tom Daley and Matty Lee and Tom Pidcock – .

Gold medals for GB team’s Adam Peaty, Tom Daley and Matty Lee and Tom Pidcock – .

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Tom Daley finally ended his wait for an Olympic title with diving gold alongside Matty Lee, while his British teammates Adam Peaty and Tom Pidcock were also crowned champions as day three in Tokyo has become the “Magic Monday” for the GB team.

Daley et Lee edged China for victory in the 10m synchronized platform event, 13 years after the 27-year-old – a two-time bronze medalist – made his Games debut in Beijing.

By the early hours of the third day, swimmer Peaty had become the British first swimmer to defend an Olympic title with his dominant victory in the 100m breaststroke.

Less than half an hour after Daley and Lee’s gold, cyclist Pidcock added a third to the GB team tally, dominating men’s cross-country mountain biking.

In taekwondo, Lauren Williams won silver after a narrow loss to Croatia’s Matea Jelic in the women’s -67 kg final.

Previously, Great Britain Alex Yee consolidated his position as the new British triathlon star with a silver medal, while Jonny Brownlee placed fifth.

Transport left Great Britain fifth in the medal table, with Japan leading ahead of the United States.

Elsewhere, Momiji Nishiya of Japan took gold in women’s street skateboarding at just 13 years.

Olympic organizers say a the tropical storm will hit Tokyo Tuesday, but that shouldn’t disrupt the Games much.

The rowing and archery events have already been moved due to the expected strong winds, while Thursday’s surf finals have been moved forward to Wednesday.

Tom Daley competes in his fourth Olympic Games after Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016

Here are some of the other news from Monday:

Daley wins first Olympic gold with Lee

Daley was only 11 when he told the BBC: “I want to go to the Olympics and win a gold medal. Sixteen years later, that dream has come true.

Daley and Lee, 23, who was making their Olympic debut, put on flawless performances throughout the 10m platform synchronized event, rising to the top of the standings after four dives.

They finished with a total score of 471.81, leaving China’s Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen with too much to do and they won the silver with a total of 470.58.

“At that point, being about to be announced as Olympic champion, I was gone. I was crying, ”Daley said.

Peaty defends his Olympic title

Victory was expected for Peaty, given he hasn’t lost more than 100m in over seven years, including his first gold in Rio five years ago.

Although he failed to break his own world record of 56.88 seconds in Tokyo, he still finished more than 0.6 seconds faster than Netherlands silver medalist Arno Kamminga. , while the Italian Nicolo Martinenghi won bronze.

Peaty hit the wall in 57.37, the fifth fastest time in history, but compatriot James Wilby was unable to join him on the podium, finishing in fifth place.

Peaty has won the 100 breaststroke in the last three world championships, has broken the world record five times and is the only man to swim it in under 57 seconds.

“I haven’t felt this good since 2016. It just means the world to me,” said the 26-year-old.

Pidcock wins cross-country mountain bike gold

Cyclist Pidcock had prepared for the brutal Tokyo temperatures by training in a heated tent at home and it paid off.

He finished 20 seconds behind the rest of the field at Izu, with Swiss world number one Mathias Flueckiger taking silver and Spain’s David Valero taking bronze, to claim Britain’s first gold in mountain biking.

The 21-year-old, who holds world titles in cyclo-cross, road and mountain bike U-23 events, underwent surgery for a broken collarbone in early June but returned to training six days later.

When asked what it was like to win gold, Pidcock told Eurosport: “Not real, really. It’s pretty crazy that I became an Olympian and was trying to tell myself at the start of the race that it’s special just to be here. “

Silver lining for Williams and Yee

For the second day in a row, the GB team boasted of a finalist in taekwondo and the result was silver again – Welsh fighter Williams losing 25-22 to Croatian Jelic.

Williams led with just 14 seconds left before Jelic came back at the end to snatch the gold.

“I went there to win, but I’m very happy with my performance all day. An Olympic silver medal isn’t bad, is it? Williams said.

In the triathlon, Yee led much of the 10km race before Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt produced a superb breakaway in 27 ° C heat and high humidity to win gold by 11 seconds.

“I’m just a normal guy from South East London – dreams really do come true,” Yee told BBC Sport.

The event – which was moved to the early hours of Tokyo to avoid the worst of the heat – had to be revived after a boat blocked around half of the athletes as they entered the water.

What’s going on Tuesday?

  • Triathlon : The GB team embarks on the women’s triathlon (Monday 10:30 p.m. to Tuesday 1:00 a.m.) with a solid roster: Rio bronze medalist Vicky Holland, 2020 world champion Georgia Taylor-Brown and world silver medalist 2019 Jess Learmonth.
  • Taekwondo : Bianca Walkden is competing for Great Britain in the +67 kg category (02: 00-14: 30), after adding two more world titles since her bronze medal in Rio 2016. Mahama Cho, who beat Lutalo Muhammad in selection , competes in the category men + 80kg.
  • Swimming: Duncan Scott will be one of Britain’s most active swimmers, with six different events to his name in Tokyo. On Tuesday, the 2019 world bronze medalist hopes to line up for the men’s 200m freestyle final (2:45 am).
  • Equestrian: British rider Charlotte Dujardin will try to add to her three Olympic titles by joining veteran Carl Hester and debutante Charlotte Fry in team dressage (9:30 am).
  • Gymnastic: One of the biggest televised audiences of the Olympic Games will be expected for the women’s team final (11:45 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.). There is no doubt that the United States, led by Simone Biles, are the favorites. Can Great Britain, sixth at the last world championships, qualify for the final and find a way to fight for a medal?


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