TEAM GB are hoping to win more medals on Day 13 of the Olympics.
Dina Asher-Smith has returned to the track in the 4x100m relay as the Brits BLITZED the field to set the fastest time in the heats.
The British women set a national record of 41.55sec and are the favourites going into the final and the men are also in the final after finishing second in their semi.
Elsewhere Liam Heath is among the favourites as he looks to defend his Olympic title in the 200m canoe race.
And Hector Pardoe had a day to forget in the 10km marathon swimming as he thought his EYE had popped out of its socket after getting elbowed in the face.
The open water swimmer was forced to abandon his swim and had to head back to the athletes’ village for stitches following his nightmare incident in Tokyo Bay’s marina… and he lost his goggles too.
For Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s boyfriend Andrew Pozzi it was seventh in the 110m hurdles final.
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UP TO FOURTH
That Keegan Palmer gold medal for Australia means they leapfrog Team GB in the medal table.
The Australians are up to fourth with 16 gold medals, with Team GB one behind, scooping 15 gold medals so far.
Jason Kenny and Jack Carlin are in action in the Track Cycling sprint later this morning though, and that represents a strong gold medal chance that would see Great Britain jump back above Australia.
GOLD FOR AUSTRALIA!
The top three are unmoved in the final run of the Men’s Skateboarding park final.
Australia’s Keegan Palmer takes gold after a 95.93 run, Brazil’s Pedro Barros wins silver with 86.14 points, and Cory Juneau of the USA scoops bronze with 84.13 points.
Keegan Palmer of Australia currently leads the Men’s Skateboarding park final with a score of 95.93.
Brazil’s Pedro Barros sits in second with 86.14 points, and Cory Juneau of the USA third with 84.13 points.
Surely nobody is beating 95.93?
Team GB swimmer Hector Pardoe worried he would lose an EYE after an elbow to the face prematurely ended his Olympics, TOM SHEEN reports.
The 20-year-old, who swims 90km per week in training, was knocked out of the men’s marathon swim after a collision in the water.
The marathon swimmer was sitting in the top 15 with around 2km to go of the 10km swim.
But Pardoe suffered horrible luck as he caught a stray elbow and was cut, with pictures emerging of him holding an ice pack to his face.
Later images then showed him with a bandage over his right eye, with Pardoe admitting his worry to reporters.
It’s safe to say Skateboarding has been a hit on its debut at an Olympic Games.
The Men’s park final is currently taking place, with Keegan Palmer (pictured) of Australia currently topping the leaderboard.
Team GB’s Galal Yafai is in Boxing action later on this morning in the flyweight semi-final.
He’s already guaranteed a bronze medal but will have a different colour on his mind.
He takes on Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan for a place in the gold medal bout.
USA WIN GOLD
Ryan Crouser sets an Olympic record of 23.30m to win gold in the Men’s shot put.
He takes the Olympic title ahead of fellow American Joe Kovacs in second and New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh in third.
Liam Heath receives his bronze medal after a third place finish in the Men’s Canoe K-1 200m sprint final.
It follows up a silver at London 2012 and gold at Rio 2016 to complete his Olympic set.
SIMONE SAYS THANKS
Simone Biles has publicly thanked a Japanese Gym that helped her get her confidence in order to compete in the Women’s Gymnastics beam final.
Biles pulled out of the all-around team event as well as four individual events, but returned to action in the beam final.
And she won bronze with a score of 14.000, and has thanked Junetendo University Gym in Tokyo for helping her during her break to focus on her mental health.
TV favourite Fred Siriex’s daughter Andrea Spendolini Siriex is into the final of the Women’s Diving 10m platform final.
She qualifies 8th, with fellow Brit Lois Toulson behind her in ninth.
They return to action at 7am for the final!
On Day Thirteen of action at Tokyo 2020 Team GB currently lie fourth in the medal table.
After today there are four more days of action at the Games, with Team GB 18 medals off their record haul of 67 from Rio 2016.
How close to that will they be come Sunday afternoon?
Here is a look at Liam Heath’s bronze medal in the Canoe K-1 200m sprint final.
What a recovery to claim bronze after a nightmare start.
HEATH IN THIRD
Here’s a look at Liam Heath in action in the Canoe K-1 200m sprint final.
Heath crossed the line in third after a poor start to claim his third Olympic medal.
And it nicely rounds off his set too after a silver at London 2012 and gold at Rio 2016.
This is what Team GB’s Andrew Pozzi has to say on the race after a seventh place finish in the Men’s 100m hurdles final:
“I came here wanting to win a medal.
“Unfortunately I just didn’t quite have it, I wasn’t moving quite how I wanted [to].
“And then sadly in that race I just tried to fight it a little bit so it’s a disappointment not to win a medal.”
Hansle Parchment takes the gold for Jamaica ahead of hot favourite Grant Holloway of the USA in the 100m hurdles.
Holloway was leading the race right up until the last hurdle but a stumble there allowed Parchment to come through and take gold!
Another Jamaican in Ronald Levy finishes third, with Team GB’s Andrew Pozzi down in seventh.
It’s the men’s 110m hurdles final up next and Britain’s Andrew Pozzi is up in this one.
The boyfriend of Katarina Johnson-Thompson, he will be hoping to go one better than domestic rival Lawrence Clarke managed with his fourth place at London 2012.
HEATH ON HIS BRONZE
“You don’t know where you’ve placed, all you know is you’re done your best and done as hard as you can do, it’s a decent effort.
“There’s a bit of a confusion at the start you can hear the commentator behind and the buckets.
“There was a long hold, you’ve just got to keep staring at that line.
“[The second 100m] has always been the strongest part of my race really, it’s all about maintaining.
“It’s absolutely, it’s hard to put into words really, it’s what you’re working towards. I’ve learned so much along my journey.”
BRONZE FOR LIAM HEATH
It’s no fairytale ending for Liam Heath in the canoe sprint 200m final.
The 36-year-old didn’t get off to the start that he would have wanted.
But he surged in the second half of the final to put pressure on the leaders.
But dominant Hungarian Sandor Totka takes gold, with Italian Manfredi Rizza in silver.
That completes the set for Heath, who won silver at London 2012, before gold at Rio.
HEATH GOES FOR GOLD
Liam Heath goes to defend his Olympic title in the canoe 200m sprint NOW.
Let’s see how he gets on…
BATON DOWN THE HATCHES
Dropped batons and missed exchanges: Britain’s Olympic relay woes appear to be over.
The women impressed in their heat as they broke the British record and now the men are into the final too after sailing through behind Jamaica in their heat.
CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake got the baton round in 38.04 seconds.
For context, that is 3/100ths of a second faster than when Great Britain won the Olympic gold at Athens in 2004.
NO DOUBTS FOR DINA
Dina Asher-Smith recovered from her hamstring strain to help Britain to a national record of 41.55 seconds and into the Olympic 4×100 metres relay final as the fastest qualifiers on Thursday.
Asher-Smith withdrew from the 200m, where she is world champion, after being hampered by the injury in the 100, but she showed no ill-effects while running a superb third leg as Britain’s crisp changeovers brought them home ahead of double defending champions the United States.
Asher-Smith said: “There was never any doubt in my mind that I’d be lining up here today because the relay’s really important, we got a bronze medal in Rio.
“These ladies are in great shape, they’re incredibly talented, so I knew I had to rest up and get ready for the team event.”
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RELAY REALLY LIKE THAT
Britain’s women have set a national record of 41.55sec with Dina Asher-Smith BACK on the track.
GB got the baton round near-flawlessly at the Olympic Stadium as they beat a sloppy Jamaica team in their semi-final.
Asha Philip, Imani Lansiquot, Daryll Neita and Asher-Smith also beat USA who were second in the semi.
Germany won the second semi-final in a far slower time of 42.00, making GB the form team going into the gold medal run.
Let’s hope for a similarly impressive performance in the final.
DINA WILL RUN
Dina Asher-Smith WILL run in the women’s 4x100m heats this morning.
Expect to see her on the track in the next half an hour.
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