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Tom Daley won bronze in the men’s 10m platform at Tokyo 2020 after boxer Galal Yafai became Olympic flyweight champion.

At the velodrome, Matt Walls and Ethan Hayter added a third medal, winning silver at the men’s madison.

The GB team is fourth in the medal table, with 61 overall.

There are other gold medal chances on Friday in track and field and in horseback riding.

On the penultimate day of competition, the GB team is above Australia and the Russian Olympic Committee, both of which have won 17 gold medals.

Britain remain fourth in medal table after Saturday boxing gold

Double pleasure for Daley

At Rio 2016, Daley was heartbroken after bombardment of the semi-finals of the 10 m men platform.

Five years later, he qualified fourth for the final in Tokyo behind Chinese pair Cao Yuan and Yang Jian, and Aleksandr Bondar of the Russian Olympic Committee.

The 27-year-old man, who won gold in the synchronized event with Matty Lee, led the competition halfway through and secured his second Games medal after his last attempt, the trio that finished ahead of him in the semifinals have yet to dive.

Bondar was too far behind to challenge, and although Cao and Yang won gold and silver respectively, Daley wrote his name in the history books as the first British diver to win four Olympic medals.

Daley reached two finals on his Olympic debut at the age of 13 at the 2008 Games and won his first Olympic medal in London 2012 – a bronze on the 10m platform.

Four years later it was another bronze medal, this time in the synchronized event alongside Daniel Goodfellow.

Twice individual world champion, Daley finally ended a long wait for Olympic gold alongside Lee in an emotional and nerve-wracking 10m men’s synchronized platform final last week.

Second chance for Yafai

Former auto factory worker Yafai was determined to persevere in his Olympic dream after losing to Cuban Joahnys Argilagos in the second round at Rio 2016.

Since then, the 28-year-old has won a steady stream of medals, winning silver at the 2017 Europeans, gold at the 2018 Commonwealths and bronze at the 2019 European Games.

The Birmingham fighter, whose brothers Gamal and Kal are both professional boxers, won his biggest title of all and Britain’s fifth boxing medal of six guaranteed in Tokyo with a decision victory of 4- 1 on Paalam at Kokugikan Arena.

Bronze medals have already been won by Kariss Artingstall and Frazer Clarke, while Pat McCormack and Ben Whittaker have won silver.

With Lauren Price guaranteed at least one silver and the sixth British boxing medal of the Games in Sunday’s middleweight final, Tokyo 2020 will be the most successful British Olympics in the ring since 1920.

Walls and Hayter add second Madison medal

Matt Walls and Ethan Hayter appeared to be fighting for bronze before a break in the playoffs gave them the silver

Matt Walls and Ethan Hayter’s silver madison marks a sixth medal on the bike path for the GB team in Tokyo – more than any other nation.

Walls, 23, stepped onto the podium for the second time in his Olympic debut afterwin gold in the Friday omnium, while their efforts produced a second Madison medal in two days, following the dominant victory of Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald for the gold medal on Friday.

Walls and Hayter held the gold after 10 sprints, having got off to a solid and consistent start, but passed out in an open race before a breathtaking final sprint won the silver.

It still wasn’t enough to topple reigning world champions Denmark, who won gold, with France third.

Where could the GB team win more medals on day 15?

Great Britain have three athletes in the men’s 1500m final (12:40 BST), with Jake Wightman, Jake Heyward and Josh Kerr all in action.

Elsewhere in track and field, Morgan Lake is in the high jump final (11:35), Eilish McColgan and Jess Judd are in the 10,000m final (11:45), and Emily Diamond’s British quartet Zoey Clarke, Laviai Nielsen and Nicole Yeargin hope to finish on the podium in the 4x400m relay final (1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.).

In show jumping, Holly Smith (in Denver), Harry Charles (Romeo 88) and Ben Maher (Explosion W) qualified seventh for the show jumping team final (11:00 am).

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