Group GB added six medals to their Olympic tally on day 4 of the Tokyo Video games, after historic success within the pool and the gymnasium.
It’s having fun with its greatest begin to an Olympic Video games in fashionable historical past, securing 13 medals on a Tuesday stuffed with notable achievements.
Britain added to Monday’s gold rush, kicked off by Adam Peaty, when a fourth gold medal went to 21-year-old swimmer Tom Dean within the males’s 200m freestyle.
He received alongside fellow Briton Duncan Scott, who secured silver, making it the primary one-two for Britain in an Olympic swimming closing since 1908.
“I knew it was going to be a dogfight, I did not understand how folks have been going to swim it, simply race the race and that is how it’s,” Dean mentioned.
It comes after Dean caught COVID twice within the run-up to the Video games, that means he could not practice for weeks.
In the meantime, Britain received a bronze medal within the ladies’s crew gymnastics for the primary time since 1928.
It got here amid a dramatic competitors which noticed the Russian Olympic Committee take gold over america after Simon Biles pulled out because of what officers known as a “medical difficulty”.
Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Charlotte Fry took bronze within the dressage crew closing.
Dujardin has now received 5 Olympic medals placing her on par with rower Catherine Grainger for essentially the most medals received by a British feminine athlete.
Elsewhere, crew GB’s Bianca Walkden battled again from a disappointing semi-final loss to win bronze within the over-67kg taekwondo class on the Olympics.
The 29-year-old from Liverpool secured the second Olympic bronze of her profession with the win over Polish opponent Aleksandra Kowalczuk.
Georgia Taylor-Brown received silver for Group GB within the ladies’s triathlon early on Tuesday, regardless of a flat tyre throughout the biking part.
Taylor-Brown, who might have challenged for gold however for the puncture, secured silver behind Bermuda’s Flora Duffy who took gold to change into Bermuda’s first-ever Olympic champion.
The 27-year-old advised Sky Information: “As a child I at all times wished considered one of these medals. I simply wished to be an Olympian.
“However you then assume ‘that is a dream I had as a 10-year-old. I am 27, is it ever going to change into a actuality?’ And yeah this morning it did.”
There was heartbreak for Britain’s Kimberley Woods within the ladies’s kayak single occasion.
She made it to the ultimate after qualifying second in her warmth however did not handle to win a medal after making an error early on in considered one of her runs.
Elsewhere, there was an upset within the tennis.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka – additionally one of many stars of the Video games – was overwhelmed by Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 within the third spherical.
Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron in Friday’s opening ceremony, had received her opening two matches in straight units.