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Asher Smith returns
Dina asher smith is back. Already. And what a pleasure to see the smile on his face again. Just days after injury issues left her in tears and she retired from the 200m, the sprinter returned to the track and was part of the quartet that set a national record.
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Hats off to Asha Philip, Imani-Lara Lansiquot and Darryl Neita, with the trio combined with Asher-Smith to produce a time of 41.55 seconds to reach the 4x100m final on Friday.
“We feel incredibly confident for the next round,” Asher-Smith told Eurosport.
‘We’ve got another level’ – Asher-Smith ‘feels good’ after Britain sets national record
“We know we have another level when we’re not up at four or five in the morning.
“It’s going to be so exciting to come here tomorrow night and put on a great show.”
The British men’s quartet also reached the final with ease, these innings producing a major shock as the United States failed to advance after finishing sixth.
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Gold or silver boxing for GB
Yafai made a split 3: 2 decision, and now Carlo Paalam of the Philippines stands in Yafai’s path as he goes for gold.
Bronze for health
This is the last time we will see this event at the Olympics, and 2016 Rio champion Heath sealed his podium spot despite a slow start, meaning he had a lot of ground to catch up.
Sandor Totka has withstood a late push from Manfredi Rizza to win gold, and with that the European champion is the final winner of the K1 200m at the Olympics – unless he is reinstated after Paris 2024.
“I almost lost an eye”
Not a quote you’d expect to read when it comes to a marathon swim, and certainly not an injury or a result. Hector Pardoe would have liked then he went to the warm waters of Tokyo Bay.
The worst part is that Pardoe really feared the worst, believing at one point to have lost an eye in the water …
“Then on the last lap, I nudged the face. I thought I had lost my eye. My glasses came off completely. I always like to think that every time I get injured I could finish the race, but the glasses completely fell off and I couldn’t even get them, ”said Pardoe. BBC.
“I couldn’t see anything, I thought my eye had fallen into the water. I would go to the lifeguard saying ‘My eye! My eye! It’s OK?’ They weren’t giving me very specific advice, so I had to go out after that.
STILL TO COME
Like we’ve been saying all week, as long as you’re reading this in the morning, there’s most likely some track cycling going on right now. The action started at 7:30 a.m., and Katy Marchant hopes to make his way to the keirin final, while Matthew Murs go to the omnium.
There is a guy called Jason kenny also, apparently an eight-time Olympic medalist, who is in sprinting action this morning with Jack Carlin. The sprint of the round of 16 and the quarter-finals are today, and you guessed it, the semi-finals and the final are tomorrow.
On the track, the heptathlon and decathlon conclude just after 1 p.m., whereas before that you have the men’s 400m final at 13:00. There is also the women’s pole vault final at 11 a.m. and on 20 km walk men from 8:30 am.
Australia and United States aim for bronze in women’s football from 9 a.m., while Australia and Belgium compete for gold in men’s hockey at 11 a.m.
There are also three karate gold medals offered in the second session starting at 11:30 am as the sport makes its Olympic debut. A male champion will be crowned in sport climbing, with the speed (9:30 am) and the boulder (10:30 am) before the final in the lead at 1:10 pm.
HEROES AND MORE HEROES
Tom Daley finished his cardigan and all that knitting was worth it. A heroic effort by the Olympic champion, with an end product that will leave fans wanting a cue without a doubt – us included.
RyanCrouser defended his shot put crown and the American used his golden moment to write a message to his grandfather back home.
Staying on the track, HansleParchment scored a superb victory in the men’s 110m hurdles final, while PedroPichardo jumped a national record to win gold for Portugal in the men’s triple jump.
What a moment for Burkina Faso, who joined the Olympic medalist club after Hugues Fabrice Zango won bronze in the men’s triple jump to win his country’s first-ever medal.
EUROSPORT TO TOKYO
Whisper it, but Eurosport’s Greg Rutherford has a good feeling after the British women reached the 4x100m final.
“It was just smooth,” Rutherford said from outside the Olympic stadium.
“That’s what you want in the relay, you want a smooth, well-trained team, and that’s exactly what they were.
“I’m excited about this team. I don’t think they’ve had a lot of time to train since they’ve been here so seeing them run so well and so well trained is really exciting.
“I watch it and think maybe this could be where we get our gold on the track? You have the problem that the Jamaicans will come out with a full squad, but I have a feeling. -be a dropped stick, or something happens – there is always drama in the Olympic Stadium!
“As long as the British can get this stint as well as they did, and maybe a little faster, it could be a fairytale ending.”
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