GREAT BRITAIN have failed to add any medals on an agonising start to Day 6 at the Tokyo Games this morning.
On a tough session for the rowers, Imogen Grant and Emily Craig missed out on a medal by HUNDREDTH of a second after a photo-finish in the women’s lightweight double sculls.
And Helen Glover could not achieve a remarkable comeback medal in the women’s pairs alongside Polly Swann.
Glover, 35, had retired after winning this event for the second time at the 2016 Olympics and had three children with husband TV presenter Steve Backshall.
She had trained for Tokyo on two hours sleep a night while raising her three kids.
While it’s not all been bad news, the golf has got underway – with Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood in action for Britain.
And GB’s super-heavyweight boxing hope Frazer Clarke has got off to a winning start in Tokyo.
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AS IT STANDS
Here’s a look at the live medal table as the action continues to unfold on Day Six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Japan were leading the way at the close of action on Day Five, but have since been overtaken by both China and the USA.
Team GB are still sixth on the leaderboard having not yet won a medal on Day Six.
That is a HUGE goal for Team GB!
They’ve come from 2-0 to draw level against the Netherlands at 2-2!
It’s a second goal of the game for Samuel Ward, and that could be the goal that keeps Team GB in the Olympic Games.
There’s 3-and-a-half minutes left to play.
If you’re following the hockey and aren’t quite sure on the rules, here’s a look at our helpful guide to the sport.
Fixtures will be played on almost every day of the Games, with the medals not being decided until August 5 and 6.
Team GB pull one back in the hockey!
Samuel Ward is the scorer, diverting in an effort from Tom Sorsby from close range.
Seven minutes left to play.
IN THE BUNKER
A shaky couple of minutes for Rory McIlroy.
After bogeying the 12th he sends his tee shot on the 13th into the bunker on the right hand side of the fairway.
His playing partner, Collin Morikawa, has the same result off the tee on 13.
Instead of the bunker to the right of the fairway though he finds the sand on the left.
Rory McIlroy bogeys the 12th to take him back down to -1.
He’s currently T29th.
Elsewhere in the Golf Rory McIlroy of Ireland is -2 thru eleven holes, with Team GB’s Tommy Fleetwood at -1 after the same number of holes.
Elsewhere 2021 Masters winner and gold medal hopeful for Japan Hideki Matsuyama is -2 after his first round.
He’s just finished on the 18th to post a solid round of 69.
END OF THE THIRD
Team GB still trail the Netherlands 2-0 at the end of the third quarter in men’s Hockey action.
Elsewhere South Africa have pulled off a shock 4-3 win over Germany.
That really shakes things up.
If Team GB lose this game and their next one they will be out.
A proud photo for Paul Casey and his family.
Can you spot him through the middle of the Olympic Rings?
The 44-year-old finished T15 at the Open and T7 at the US Open earlier this year.
He’s knocking on the door of winning a major tournament and is a good shout for a medal in Tokyo.
PAUL SITTING PRETTY
Team GB’s Paul Casey rolls in for par on the 18th to post a -4 round of 67.
That sees him T7 after the first of four rounds and that’s a very nice place to be.
He’s four shots off the leader, Sepp Straka of Austria.
Some breaking news to bring you from Tokyo.
Rio 2016 bronze medallist and pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks has tested positive for Covid-19.
The 28-year-old will not be able to compete and is out of the Olympics.
Matt Ludwig, fourth placed at U.S. Trials, is the team’s alternative but it’s not yet clear if he’ll be allowed to compete.
Team GB’s Frazer Clarke is into the quarter-finals of the men’s super-heavyweight event.
He’s just beaten Ukraine’s Tsotne Rogava in a split decision.
Helen Glover couldn’t make it three gold medals in three Olympic Games after her and Polly Swann finished fourth in the women’s Rowing coxless pair final.
New Zealand took the gold ahead of the Russian Olympic Committee in second and Canada third, with Team GB two seconds behind the Canadians in fourth.
And after the race Glover took to Twitter to explain how proud she was after the final, saying:
“Thank you for your support and messages 🙏🏻 SO proud to make the Olympic final & come home with 4th.
@PollySwann has been the most incredible teammate and you’ve all been amazing support. Thank you!! Now can we invent a teleport machine to get me straight home to the little ones??”
A nightmare start to the second half for Team GB.
Netherlands convert from a penalty corner to make it 2-0 early in the third quarter.
Jip Janssen is the scorer.
We’re back underway in the hockey with the Dutch still leading Team GB a goal to nil.
Remember a win or a draw guarantees Great Britain’s place in the next round.
Here’s a look at the goal from the Netherlands that means Team GB trail 1-0 as it stands.
Not a bad finish!
Team GB’s Hockey match against the Netherlands is still taking place in the blazing Tokyo heat.
Great Britain still trail the Netherlands 1-0 at the halfway mark.
SINGLE SCULLS SUCCESS
History made for Team GB in the Rowing!
Victoria Thornley becomes the first British woman to qualify for the final of the single sculls.
Second place in her semi-final sees her comfortably through to the final.
What a morning of action so far!
THREE WORLD RECORDS!
Australia’s time of 7:41:29 also breaks the previous World Record.
But it’s only good enough for THIRD!
What an incredible race!
WORLD RECORD SWIM!
The time of 7:40:33 for China sets a new World Record to secure a gold medal for them.
Katie Ledecky stormed home for the USA on the last leg to help USA also beat the previous World Record, but it’s only good enough for second!
Pre-race favourites Australia are home in third to take the bronze.
Abbie Wood (top) and Molly Renshaw (bottom) in action for Team GB during their women’s 200m breaststroke semi-final.
Both women have safely qualified for the final with their performances.
Team GB men’s team trail the Netherlands 1-0 with eight minutes left to play of the second quarter.
A win or draw would guarantee a place in the quarters with a game left of the group.
But if Canada and South Africa both don’t win, Team GB would go through even with a loss.
They won’t be thinking in that way though, they’ll want to win.
And this is what Team GB’s Abbie Wood has to say after qualifying for the women’s 200m breaststroke final.
Remember she finished 0.11 SECONDS off a bronze medal in the women’s 200m individual medley yesterday.
“I knew I had just be an outside burner in that, like yesterday was so hard turning it round, it was a really emotional day.
“And I just thought I need to get through to the semis and I just scraped in
“I knew that I could reset this morning and I’m so glad I did it there.
“I think yesterday coming fourth has just really put a fire in my belly and I just didn’t want to stop racing yet.
“So yeah, [I’m] really happy with that.”
Team GB’s Duncan Scott is into the final of the men’s 200m individual medley after winning his semi-final, and this is what he has to say about it:
“That’s why the medley is so fun
“Some people are really consistent across all four strokes, and then you’ve got others with real all-out strengths on one particular fifty [metres].
“So it should be a really exciting race tomorrow night, tomorrow morning sorry, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Team GB’s men’s hockey team are currently in action against the Netherlands.
It’s 0-0 at the end of the first quarter in this key Pool B clash.
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